Taurus Decan 2 ~ Apr 30 to May 9 (10º-20º)

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

Taurus Decan 2 ~ General Meaning

Taurus decan 2 is 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.

6 of pentaclesTheir 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. 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. Their 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.

Stage Mothers & Statesmen

These bulls can make their protégées 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…

The tarot card associated with this decan is the 6 of pentacles. “ It is a card of extremes. A card of having/not having, domination/submission, superiority/inferiority, generosity/meanness, supporting/not being supported, being appreciated/being used, teaching/learning, hiring/firing. The list could go on and on. However, one of its strong traditional associated meanings is charity or patronage.  After experiencing difficulties or finding yourself in a bind, usually, financially, someone has stepped in to help out.” ~ teachmetarot. You can see how this card fits into the position of being a Svengali or stage mother. Karmically one will have to use one’s material generosity genuinely and not as a means to control another. If you are not the receiving end you will have to be careful not to lose your artistic integrity in securing your benefactor. Selling yourself out can be very tempting…

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Sun Taurus 2

Menkar 14º: “Great trouble, sickness, throat ailments, legacies and inheritances attended by much evil, loss of money, failure of crops.” [3] “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.” [4]

Despite the grim promise of Menkar, there is no 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 the 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 subject’s 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 Sun’s rays penetrate and warm the earth, just as the plow divides the fields, making them ready to receive the seed. Accounts abound of the licentious pagan rituals practiced at this time” [5] 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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25 thoughts on “Taurus Decan 2 ~ Apr 30 to May 9 (10º-20º)

  1. happy you’re back, and unchanged although I bet a lot goes on for you, aquarians are ‘still water; torrential minds’ glad you find solitude to write, so much is true. as my heart was never given to a man but totally to my children, I tend to run from or through relationships, and the snare is as you said comfort and joy, they believe will continue…..

  2. Finally! The home of my VIR decan(ate) Moon at 16TAU41′. It opposes a massive 11-15 degree SCO cluster of Neptune-ASC-Venus };)-Mercury, and it trines my ruling Dark Lord Pluto at 10VIR00′.

  3. Hope you had a good holiday, welcome home :

    I have ceres,vesta, guinever and venus in this decan and all in my 7th house, plus venus here is also inconjunct my moon in 12th house, while they are all opposing my 1st house neptune, love partners to death in order to satisfy my hidden emotions and manifest the ideal, yep, had to work on this one very hard, always a constant complaint in younger days, “you are just too loving its controlling” yep so I attest to the energy you have described here from the other placements I have, goodness knows how one would be if one had sun moon and ascendant here, no one would be able to breath in their presence, slthough the positives sound beautiful 🙂

  4. Full fathom five thy father lies;
    Of his bones are coral made;
    Those are pearls that were his eyes;
    Nothing of him that does fade,
    But doth suffer a sea-change
    Into something rich and strange…
    My daughter, sun conjunct Sedna by 7′ at 11 deg Taurus, had these lines from ‘The Tempest’ pinned to her wall amongst the usual teenage stuff, interesting, considering the double whammy with Andromeda (don’t go sailing with your father, in fact don’t even go to the beach). Was she unconsciously using avertive magic?
    She has glamour in spades, looks like Audrey Hepburn, never goes out without immaculate make-up and tasteful dress no matter how shit she feels, and she feels shit a lot of the time.
    Girls are jealous, her Aquarius A/C gives her ethereal fizz and indie boys fall at her feet but she is a faithful one man woman and mostly just wants to be friends.
    A beautiful singing voice has given way to chronic tonsillitis!
    No one exemplies ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’ more than her – from learning to skate, cycle downhill, to ploughing through university despite bi-polar disorder – she grumbles, cries, threatens to give up but
    always gets there.
    She is an angry flower, a fighter for truth, breaks up brawls because she can’t stand the shouting, desires perfection in her friends and surroundings and is learning the hard way that she can’t have it.
    These decan/constellation posts are fantastic, Marina (welcome back by the way)you should publish a book when you’re done. They give such nuance to the tropical zodiac.

  5. start w/ spirit aries flames spirit, taurus responds, reacts…the difference between material and non-material, taurus has mixed emotions towards things as we are all made out of the same stuff so what gives?
    Leo, early leo in particular involves itself with love vs hate, they want love so bad unevolved hate fills the void and so we find a creature like the 19 y/o boston bombing suspect, 0 degs/leo. evolved leo is love, blanks bad, doesn’t see it, child-like. Taurus finds it in earthly things, spirits pure response, consider a frog pond at mid-day, silent, frogs, birds as the sun towers, lillies open, turtles bask, the atmosphere is thick w/ prayer, sending prayers to heaven. Man is the best, man studies life, looks for evidence, observes,writes, records. Taurus works at love, prove worthy…

  6. taurus has mixed feelings towards the biggest material object of all..their own bodies. Skinny small obnoxious comedic me had no idea what to think when I grew to become almost as tall as my big sister. suddenly I was competive material, I hid in bad cloths…went from loud to silent, fast to slow uncertian, shy even so my late-teen years were filled w/ love, no so childhood, didn’t come home from school, played, ate at friends, accepted moms slap across the face, rinse/repeat snuck out, loved my dad until in a fit of rage he assulted me. I was 13 1/2. so when ever he came into a room I left, he spoke to me, I didn’t answer, already treating mom like this. Now seen from a distance this was a bad plan, as he retaliated jumping out of his chair shouting ‘NO’ when ever I had to ask permission, so I stoped asking, lied to friends parents… petrifying esperences especially in cars, on horses feeling funny the whole time, all alone, trying to be happy as family had no clue I was miles away….Dad and I healed w/ drivers ed. I remembered back to the ‘good’ times in his study when he tutored my hapless child brain from a D to B. (Dad,1deg/sag,leoM/sat/conq/square/venus/scorpio/aries AS)
    I love big things tractors, trains motors, i’m in the crowd watching the wrecking ball, tracter-pull, work horse drama…give me a man w/ a cancer moono we go places!

  7. Thanks Marina! My childhood girlfriend was 2nd decan Taurus, you described her perfectly! She was very persuasive and manipulative, and in the worst manifestation of it, a chronic compulsive liar.
    She was very possessive of me when we were kids, often getting into fights with people (and me) if I ever hung out with other people.

    I have spent the last 25 years ignoring her, and having very little to do with her, I guess I still somewhat feel that pull she had, and never want anything to do with it again.

  8. actually marnia w/ the of accuracy cap/merc, depth of darkM, retreat into thought sat/pisces, hitting it out of the park, town, country, hemisphere, one way trip to mars? levels stay high and because your truth is universal I post/read human interest stories

  9. Hi everyone at Dark Astrology,
    Taurus sun 21’27
    mercury 16’20
    saturn 13’22.
    asc. Leo
    moon Leo
    venus Gemini
    mars Gemini
    Part of the replies are true for me also. I think the part of being possessive is other people are towards me. It’s really creepy. I tend to draw in all walks of life to the point that I have to be careful of whom I associate myself with. Through the years it has even been dangerous and violent.
    But on a Happier note HAPPY BIRTHDAY Taurus’!!!

  10. the jack-ass 19 y/o murderer, 0deg leo sun is squared …Massachusetts weekends hub of social activity pauses to send frying hate vibe…

  11. goes w/ o saying taurus loves posessions! So don’t give horrible old clothing, you hate seeing them in away. I came home from school to find my jeans gone and the radio. The jeans were annoying the radio; a disaster, to this day brings sorrow and WHY as it was a beautiful zeneth tube table piece that we had on mornings for no school and traffic announcements, and the child home sick got to have it in their room. When no one seemed to care, baby sister made 5kids and a bigger house, I snuck it into perminate sunday fun in my room…invited my little bro.& sis in to listen to oldtime dramas in the dark. The tubes, green lighted dial, spooky special. so they gave it away to morgan memorial and I of course never forgave.
    so biggest lesson is ownership.

  12. pain suffering die w/ one, love survives death, is not attached to form, but is essence touching essence all the longing, crushed, stab in the heart, is replaced with a greatness as strong as earth’s presentation of spring, in a living things that someday will die.

    1. To Lucy_
      I truly enjoyed reading your posts… intriguing and interesting pieces of writing. Good luck and Much love to you!

  13. My ex boyfriend had his Sun at 18 degrees Taurus. He was a certified master watchmaker. He’s closer to Rucha than Alpha Horologium of the Pendulum clock, but wow. Mr. Swiss clock indeed. He was also a Rancher and bred bulls, and he worshipped family tradition and possessions as the source of “status” that is the giver of life. I’m a big astrology buff, and this guy had his moon in Aquarius and Mercury in Gemini and Mars in Sagitarius (and Rising) trine Venus in Aries (and he was iconoclastic and great with words and smart and capable, and had a strong impetuous streak (that was kind of freakishly disconnected from his Taurus/Aquarius fixity)) so I just could not figure out why, why he wilfully followed his family’s dark side like a prisoner walking behind a wagon in the deep rut of ‘bad tradition’. He CHOSE to be repressed and miserable. He nurtured and protected the paper thin, archaic chains that held him in place. So weird. And I’m a Virgo 2 Sun, Virgo 1 Venus, and Virgo 3 Moon. He made my issues look like pastry. He was afraid of his strong feelings for me, which I thought I understood as I have Mars in Scorpio and Scorpio Rising, but, no, I completely misunderstood. I don’t fear my crazy passionate feelings and run from them. I own them. (Thank the powers that be for Mars in Scorpio!) Anyway, these fixed stars are he. WOW.

    1. I was born May 4th, I was born poor and still am poor. When I was 23 I married a Virgo, he made a lot of money, but he made it clear it was his. I stayed home for eight years nurturing our children. I realized when I was pregnant that he was not the nice guy, but I was in love, I wanted family, loved my children. It was my neighbours who helped me break away, who explained to me that I was being abused. Abuse was the price of being married, I was devoted. It took me seven tries, three police escorts, and the police helping me to kidnap my children (one of which I was still breastfeeding). In the end, I remember standing in front of him and thinking ‘kill him, kill myself, or walk away,’ I walked away – from them all. I had come to realize my dream was painful and unobtainable with this man. Twenty years later, after trying to be there for the children, I realized I am their mother, but I am not family. I have backed off, realizing I am not wanted. I hope and pray things may change one day, but moving on with my life. I think I may be the essence of Taurus decan 2 ;-(

    2. My bf was born in May 8.
      He broke up with me 2 months ago.
      I really don’t understand.
      We were together 2 years.
      The last month, I was stressful with my busy life. I stuck there with so many issues. Thus, I gave him attitudes. I showed him I was stucking and why didt he give me a hand.
      We were happy..together he supported me alots..it was not that much about financing but sprititural.
      I really approciate all things he gave me but the last month I was so stress and could not balance my self well.
      Now after read this page..I somehow understand why..
      I want him back. I love him but I really don’t don’t how. He is very stubborn.
      Please help me if you have any advices
      Thank you so much!

  14. I refer to the the writer’s reference of Robson’s harsh description of Menkar in Decan 2.
    I am querying the writer’s take on this- that the adjectives/phrases used in the descriptions, are indicative more of what this sign does to others.
    A balance is needed – in my experience these are more indicative ofwhat is done to those in this decan from outsiders and life, rather than being what those in this Decan may or may not do or feel toward others. Yes there are strong passions and hard to control emotions to surmount, but life has a way of mellowing and controlling these feelings. And along the way we learn to avoid violent and ill willed types and seek the beauty within life. This hard road is not for the faint of heart but the heartful.

    1. Thanks for your input, yes I am rewriting these and agree that one needs to do more research and not take gospel what one writer in the 1930’s makes of these stars. It depends how this star is configured and also which planet is on it. The Sun might have difficulties, but another planet might work easier here. Each decan is more than just the fixed stars influence and we are more than just our sun sign. I should’ve rewritten and updated this one by now, but I had to work on the coming retrogrades and catch up on readings.

  15. Lisa… How are you doing today, now? I will tell you, coming from my own similar experience, YOU DID THE RIGHT THING AND YOU ARE THE MOTHER OF YOUR CHILDREN, THE ONLY ONE. I promise you, through God by me, that you will be recognized and rewarded… For not only doing the best thing for your children at that time, but also for doing something which was equally painful and that went against your very nature, CHANGE, for the good!

  16. Born May 6 / Capricorn Rising / Pisces Moon. I’d like to see a rewrite. All signs have killers & angels &
    I find it sad to see Decan 2 presented as the dark, dank monster. There are no bad feelings with my
    ex lovers or friends & we continue to communicate over 65 years. I believe time tests us all & makes
    the bonds even stronger including give-and-take. Maybe me & my lot – all signs, especially Scorpio –
    are freaks.

  17. I find this spot on, as hard as it may be for some to swallow. I have six natal retrograde, May 3rd 82, 1st house is labeled as “Libra” but is filled with 30% Scorpio, Moon in Virgo.
    If anyone can help me decipher the intensity of my chart it would be much welcome. The major shapes in my chart alone are enough to spot on but intensely summarize my path thus far.

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