Taurus decan 2 are ruled by the Moon and Mercury (Virgo Triplicity). The Sun soldiers through the constellations of the River, the Queen, the Chained Princess, the Triangle, the Sea Monster and the Clock from May 1 to May 10. These bulls are tenacious and ambitious; they rise to the top through sheer determination, patience and stamina. Taurus decan 2 is mild mannered, an ace seducer and extremely persuasive. Taurus rules the throat so these folk can be powerful orators or singers. Their speech is a potent tool for propaganda and spin-doctoring thanks to the mercurial influence. Being ruled by the Moon makes them popular, and they appear to play the father or mother of the people. Politically these people give you the feeling they will take care of business and that your life is safe in their responsible hands.
Stage Mothers & Statesmen
Taurus decan 2 has a strong Ceres/Pluto undertone to it. These people can suffocate with love, literally smothering someone to death in the case of the most negative manifestation (Brady strangled his victims). The mix of charm and possessiveness can breed Svengali’s here. Taurus decan 2’s solid as a rock authority, status and respectability can attract naive and insecure Liza Doolittle’s who look up to them as a parent/mentor.
These bulls can make their protégée’s believe that they cannot succeed in the world without their Taurean guidance and support, so they will do everything in their power to be indispensable and ultra reliable. Taurus decan 2 make such a comfortable crutch/support that it becomes very difficult for their, by now very feeble-legged, companion to walk away.
Taurus Decan 2 ~ Fixed Stars
Taurus 11º 39’ ~ Beta Triangulam in the Triangle. 3.0
Taurus 13º 07’ ~ Zibal in river Eradinus. 4.9 *
Taurus 13º 56’ ~ Cih in Queen Cassiopeia’s chair. 2.8
Taurus 14º 14’ ~ Almach in Princess Andromeda’s foot. 2.3
Taurus 14º 19’ ~ Menkar in the open jaw of the Sea Monster. 2.8
Taurus 15º 49’ ~ Alpha Horologium in the Pendulum Clock. 3.8
Taurus 17º 56’ ~ Rucha in Queen Cassiopeia’s knee. 2.8
*Magnitude. Star positions are for the year 2000
Sun Taurus 2
Menkar 14º: “Great trouble, sickness, throat ailments, legacies and inheritances attended by much evil, loss of money, failure of crops.”  “Great success or loss; to be a pawn in the winds of change. To work with people who are victims, to be a victim oneself.” 
Despite the grim promise of Menkar, there is not denying the extremely strong ‘statesman’ potential of the Sun here, probably because if they take a shine to something or someone then they will not take no for an answer. There are some very charismatic speakers and seducers with this placement and we can see how some of heartthrob actors use their voices to entice and persuade. I am thinking that this placement could give an extremely pleasant speaking voice, to sort you get as an advertising voiceover. There is something comforting and rich in the subjects voice (Lumley.) or they might just have a really annoying voice..(Beckham). The theme of Ceres comes up too with perhaps some sorrow connected with children, the subject could have too many children so that the offspring can feel like a burden at times or they could have none at all. Even if these folk do end up with a massive family, Taurus decan 2 will always thoroughly look after them and would never shirk their responsibilities. Maybe this is why Taurus Sun 2 might put off having family because if they are not able to give their all for any reason they will avoid having children altogether. This is a fertile zone and the natal Sun here fuels its fecundity. “This decan is rife with procreative unions. The Suns rays penetrate and warm the earth, just as the plough divides the fields, making them ready to receive the seed. Accounts abound of the licentious pagan rituals practiced at this time”  We celebrate the fertility festival of fire and revelry’ Beltane, at the cross-quarter date midway through Spring in this decan so it is apt that we find the lustful actor Valentino here. The Sun will be steadfast and very set in its ways here. Sun Taurus 2 has a driving force that will dig its heels in very deep when pushed. In order to avoid some of the more negative sides of this decan the subject must learn to adapt to changing circumstances before one is made a victim of them.
SUN TAURUS 2 EXAMPLES: Tony Blair, Karl Marx, Eva Peron, Catherine the Great, Golda Meir (‘Iron Lady’ of Israel), Oliver Cromwell, Sigmund Freud, William Lilly, Orson Wells, George Clooney, Rudolph Valentino, Tyrone Power, Stewart Granger, Joanna Lumley, Audrey Hepburn, Christina Hendricks, Candice Bergen, David Beckham, Kirsten Dunst, Donatella Versace, Linda Evangelista, Sid Vicious, Lily Allen, Bono, Eric Burdon, Dave Gahan, Tammy Wynette, Johannes Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Robert Browning, J. M. Barrie, Theo Van Gogh, Francesco Smalto, David Mark Chapman, Madeleine McCann Abduction, Proserpina Discovery.
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