#atozchallenge, T is for Taurus…

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The Bull. Ruling planet: Venus. Element: Earth. Quality: Practical. Ability: Persistence.
According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, this is the Taurus personality :

You are the most grounded members of the zodiac. Able to see the practical side of matters, you can be counted upon not only to do the job right, but to do it thoroughly as well. While it may sometimes take you a while to gain momentum, your gift is the determination and persistence that carries you along once you have begun. You have staying power.

If you were born on April 27: (This is my actual birth date, in case I haven’t mentioned it enough!)  You are stubborn but not quarrelsome. You are fair with people and expect, in return, fairness. You are strong-willed, and your head very definitely rules your heart.

I’m not sure how I feel about this.  I’ve written a little poem about it and if you want to check your sign out, you can find it here at the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

 

An Ode to the Boring Taurean

That’s my sign, not sure I agree with it

But the stars proclaimed, so the traits must fit

Persistent and plodding, Taureans gets things done

When sometimes they’d rather be silly and fun

(Or maybe it’s all just a pile of bullshit 😉 )

Diane D.                                                                       Photo from Pixaby

(My A to Z Challenge theme is birthdays.)

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  1. Well, fellow Taurus, I think we are very special. To be counted on is not to be taken lightly. And as your poem so truly deconstructs Taureans do have a lighter side go ask Ferdinand the bull.

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    1. Thanks, Bernadette, for your lovely comments! We Taureans are special and happy birthday to you!

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  2. Well, Taureans must have a great sense of humor, because your poem made me laugh out loud. Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thanks, I like to think we do, in our own practical, grounded way 🙂

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  3. Yea for us! My horoscope never quite fit me either, but I like being the Bull. The Stars might lie a little bit, but I think us spring babies are pretty cool.

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    1. Of course we are the best!!

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  4. Ha! I am a Taurus too!! I think in my case it applies too well! 😉 Might be my saving grace.. Cinco de Mayo for me 😛

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    1. Cool, yes tenacity is good!

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  5. What a terrific and fun post. Your birthday is two days before my daughter’s. Enjoy. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, the 29th is my youngest son’s birthday. He thinks its the best day!

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      1. Haha So does my daughter!

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  6. Awesome! No bull 😜

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  7. Great piece, very bullish ! ☺

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  8. Love it! Love the poem!

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  9. Super post, Diane! Delightful little poem…nothing ‘bullish’ about it…. 😉 Hope you have a fab birthday. Hugs! ❤

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  10. I understand. I’m a Cancer. I am supposed to be an emotional mess who stays home all the time. 😡

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    1. Well, that did fit my mom, lol. But, yes, I’m hoping were a little more individual than this!

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  11. I don’t believe in horoscopes.
    But then I would say that.

    Typical Libran.

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    1. See? Can’t fight the stars or planets or whatever. EVERY word of mine is true!

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      1. I’m happy that you believe that! 🙂

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      2. Of course, because everything you read online has to be true, right?

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  12. My husband is a Taurus (5/17) and yeah, it takes him a while to gain momentum. And he’s stubborn as hell. And often, full of bull. 😀 😀 😀 I am Gemini… twins… never know which me you’re gonna get. There may be some truth to that… But it probably has nothing to do with my birthday… LOL

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    1. 🙂 Are you kidding, EVERY word is true!

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    2. Put a check mark next to me! I’m a Bull, too!. And, that’s my B-Day, 5/17!

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      1. Another of the herd, then:) Happy upcoming birthday to you, too!

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  13. This post is just bull. (That joke was too obvious and I’m sorry I made it.)

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    1. It wasn’t your best effort…

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      1. I let all the creative blood drain from my veins already this morning. And my apartment still isn’t clean. I’m hoping Waco will request my presence at any moment do I have an excuse to leave it…

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      2. Cleaning is for other people, were too creative to waste our time with that!

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  14. I’m a Taurus too! Though I couldn’t get the specific bit for my birth date. I’ve always thought being a Taurus was a good thing. I never thought of it as boring…I think of it as stable.

    Huh. I’m such a Taurus.

    @IsaLeeWolf
    A Bit to Read

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      1. Yep. A lot of self-realization today. A LOT.

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  15. That closing line though. 😄😄A good sense of humour must be in the stars.

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    1. Thank you, my dear Jackie, one needs a sense of humor no matter what sign!

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  16. Great post!
    I went to the Farmers Almanac and read the stuff about my sign – it read like a puppy Advertisement, slightly indifferent to others, but plays well in groups and tolerant of all types. I’m a good puppy for a large family. Hee- hee😀

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    1. Well, what could be nicer than that? 🙂 Thank you!

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  17. I’ll take the description of persistent over obstinate 🙂 Another bull 🙂

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    1. Yes, we’re only good things, right? Happy birthday to you!

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      1. Happy birthday to you too, and the rest of the herd that is gathering 🙂

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      2. Oh, that is perfect!! Love it!!

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  18. I’m a flakey two faced Gemini!

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    1. Well, the stars don’t lie, lol! (I’m sure it’s not true!)

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  19. My daughter is a Taurus and you certainly need to watch out for her horns if she is rattled..ha ha….Me… I’m a perfect Virgo..ha ha..take horoscopes etc with just a pinch of the proverbial salt…the Almanac one however, the first statement it made was actually spot on…mmmmm. I hope you have a lovely birthday 🙂

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    1. Thanks! Yes, we Taurus can be a handful! I love reading my horoscope but it’s usually just general enough to apply to almost anybody and any situation:)

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  20. This is a hoot as are you. Happy early birthday.

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    1. Thanks, my friend! Glad you like my sense of humor 🙂

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  21. Haha, nice one! Astrology is so much fun isn’t it. Happy early birthday!

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    1. I love it — you can always make it fit somehow, if you try 🙂

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      1. Or, if it doesn’t fit, you can just blow it off and say it’s nonsense 🙂 Other times it’s 100% right lol

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    1. Glad you liked it, Lynn 🙂

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  22. I like your version of Taurus, Diane. I know you saw my artist brother, Randy. He is a Taurus and definitely a rare breed! No plodding nor boring person, he NOR YOU!! You are exciting and interesting and dynamic, Diane. In fact your nickname could be Dynamic D. 🙂 I like that you help children and listen to them, being an assistant teacher is VERY important and NOT boring, either! Smiles and hugs, Robin xo

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    1. Thanks, Robin. I’m not sure how much of Taurus stuff fits really 🙂 it also says we’re financial whizzes and I’m so bad with numbers! But I’m fascinated with horoscopes, go figure…

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