Taurus Decan 2 ~ April 29 to May 9 2016. The new weekly horoscope runs as an Egyptian week, ie 10 days. It will start as the Sun moves into a new decan and looks at what fixed stars it hits during the decanate week. The star interpretations are written for those born with their Sun on that degree, but the general mood of the day will carry that flavour too. The Sun in Taurus decan 2 is tenacious and ambitious; it rises to the top through sheer determination, patience and stamina. Taurus decan 2 is mild mannered, an ace seducer and extremely persuasive. In Taurus decan 2 speech is a potent tool for propaganda and spin-doctoring thanks to the mercurial influence. Being ruled by the Moon brings up themes of playing the father or mother of the people. Sun into Taurus decan 2 on April 29. But no major stars until May 1
Stage Mothers & Statesmen
Taurus 11º 39’ ~ Beta Triangulam in the Triangle. Mag 3.0
Triangulum “is said to give a just, companionable, truthful, righteous and benevolent nature, with interest in architecture and Freemasonry.”
Taurus 13º 56’ ~ Cih in Queen Cassiopeia’s chair. Mag 2.8
Cih in Cassiopeia’s chair has no specific meaning though the Chinese called it a ‘Whip’. I always think of Cassiopeia as a bit of a stage mum; proud, ambitious, boastful and a stickler for keeping up appearances. Heaven help the child who brings shame on the family by being, gasp.. overweight or plain. Negatively, this be an obsession with surface beauty and self-righteousness. Positively this star is strong in family values and behaviour that is right and decent.
Taurus 14º 14’ ~ Almach in Princess Andromeda’s foot. Mag 2.3
The appreciation for the arts and aesthetics cannot be avoided with in Andromeda. This stunning triple stars glows alternately between orange, emerald and blue. Robson gives this star Venusian qualities “It gives honor, eminence and artistic ability.” But the orange star in the ensemble brings out the Martian qualities of ambition and business savvy, hence the importance of presentation in the celebrities below. The Ebertins say Almach “ is supposed to give a cheerful nature with a liking for change, diversion and amusement. The popularity of these people will bring benefits from others. Almach is a double star. It has a yellowish-reddish companion which is supposed to have a Martian character. Both stars are moving around a center point. This is supposed to bring about the change in preponderance of the Venus and Mars character alternatively.” 
Taurus 14º 19’ ~ Menkar in the open jaw of the Sea Monster. Mag 2.8
In Taurus decan 2, art and beauty become a potent weapon. Menkar is situated in the open jaw of the Sea Monster that was sent to ravage Andromeda. It is considered unfortunate. The Ebertins say: “This star has a Saturnine character, corresponding to impediments of many kinds, worries and tests of endurance. Unjustified enmities, hardening and toughening these people in some ways.” The major problem with this star seems to be trouble with inheritance and throat ailments. Robson’s harsh words emphasis Menkar’s dark side; “Mental anxiety, hatred of the vulgar, ill-will of women, loss of marriage … inheritances attended by much evil, Strong and uncontrolled passions, jealousy, Evil associates, immoral, violent…” are just some of the descriptions, but again this depends on the planet and how it is placed in the chart.
Taurus 15º 49’ ~ Alpha Horologium in the Pendulum Clock. Mag 3.8
It is interesting that Alpha Horologium of the Pendulum clock falls here. Chronos/Saturn is the father of time and these subjects are patient in the supreme, reliable as a swiss watch and solid as a rock. Heavy weights, pentacles, gold, silver, masons, jewellers and anyone who shapes and manipulates the treasures of the earth are well starred in Cassiopeia whose star Rucha ends the decan.
Taurus 17º 56’ ~ Rucha in Queen Cassiopeia’s knee. Mag 2.8
Rucha is a star found on Queen Cassiopeia’s knee. Manilius says this constellation “ bids men look for gold beneath the ground, uproot all which nature stealthily conceals, and turn earth upside down in search of gain; she bids them detect the treasure in lumps of ore and finally, for all its reluctance, expose it to a sky it has never seen. …..he will make small weights to measure the tiny grains,….or he will smelt lumps of silver, separating the hidden metal and causing the mineral to flow forth in a running stream; otherwise he will become a trader of the metals produced by these two craftsmen, ever ready to change coinage of the one metal into wares of the other.” Mercury rules this decan and makes these people canny merchants.
Sun enters Taurus Decan 3 on May 10