Taurus, the Bull: April 20 to May 20

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STEP 1 - READ THE PASSAGE BELOW AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT FOLLOW. As you read, move your mouse over the underlined words. That will give you other meanings for that word.

In this project, you will...

  1. Read a short description of the sign, Taurus.
  2. Complete a reading/writing challenge.
  3. Read information about music fractions and other vibrations, and complete a related math/science challenge.
  4. Create a collage about yourself.

You are sensual, so you love to touch and taste. You like luxurious items and places. You are careful and deliberate, so you don't like change. You must learn the difference between being careful and stubborn. Naturally stable, you need to work toward an organized plan and you prefer a long-term relationship. You want financial security and will work toward that goal.


Taurus, the Bull, is your star sign. Taurus is the second sign of the Zodiac. It is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and desire. It is a strong and solid (fixed) sign. Taurus governs practicality and security. It is a feminine sign and very magnetic.

As a Taurus, you are practical and reliable. You are also a great lover of sensual pleasures. You may tend to be a little stubborn, possessive and conservative. You have your feet firmly in the material world, so you understand what is needed to lead the good life. No one can force you into anything without giving you time to think and agree. However, in an emergency, you can react quickly and help when needed.

Taurus rules the throat, giving you a powerful, often beautiful voice. The influence of Venus opens up a world of musical talent and appreciation. Taureans are good singers and musicians, or at least, they love music.

Taurus may be a bit lazy and tend to eat or drink too much. A good approach to your health would include a plan for disciplined exercise and diet.

Taureans are very strong-willed and often very creative. They can also have a passionate nature, with a strong sense of loyalty. They are kind and generous with friends, with whom they develop a quiet understanding.

Hunky Taurus is physically strong and solidly built. You probably enjoy lifting or other body-building routines. You like sports that demand strength and endurance. You also like to mess around the garden, and you love other outdoor activities: picnics, hikes, trips to botanical gardens or the zoo. You tend to be subdued, but you have a fine sense of humor, and enjoy your social life.

Taureans make good bankers, artists, accountants, musicians, gardeners or any profession that requires patience and determination.

Taurus colors are brown, russet, and turquoise. The beautiful emerald is your birthstone. The emerald's rich green color is also good for you since it is the color of money and relaxation. In geometry, the emerald takes the shape of a six-sided crystal, and six is the number of love. Flowers for Taurus are the red rose, daisy, lily, and daffodil.

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Strengths Challenges



Likes Dislikes

Natural things and people
Time to think
Comfort and pleasure

Being pushed too hard
"Man-made" things
Being rushed
Being indoors

Suggestions on Handling Difficult Situations

As a Taurus, you may see things below that really sound right. If you try the solution or suggestions, you will probably be amazed at the results.

CHALLENGE: You feel that others are using you and taking advantage of you.
SUGGESTION: You need to choose your friends, not let them choose you. Remember that you attract people, and they may be positive or negative.

CHALLENGE: Physical things start loosing their interest. You feel more and more out of touch with the world around you. You stop caring so much about how much money you have.
SUGGESTION: You are starting to discover an inner harmony. You are moving to a spiritual path. You must let this grow without killing the part of you that provides for your family.

CHALLENGE: You feel an unexplained fear of loss and jealousy. You think that others are out to get you.
SUGGESTION: Rebuild your faith and trust in those who deserve it. Let the fear go and find the truth you know.

CHALLENGE: You are feeling depressed with life. You feel disgusted and dissatisfied. You feel that life lacks meaning and are easily addicted to physical pleasures.
SOLUTION: Remember the value of spiritual things in your life. Take control of your life and know that it is not the things in life that are important, but the spirit behind it all.

STEP 2 - Complete the Reading/Writing Challenge. Click on the arrow.

STEP 3 - Complete Math Challenge. Click on the arrow.

STEP 4 - Create a collage. Click on the arrow.

STEP 5 - Complete Rubrics. Click on the arrow.