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THE Moon in Taurus is in her exaltation; the sign tends to bring out the quiet and reflective side of the Moon and at the same time to steady her changeful nature. It is one of the best signs in which she can be found.

People with the Moon in this sign hold to their impressions with extreme obstinacy; they react slowly, but with great vigor. They are almost as uncritical as the Moon in Aries type, but for totally different reasons. They remember accurately and tenaciously and they mould their actions for a long period on the original die. If any fact is communicated to them of a startling character, they manifest no excitement or distress. It sinks slowly into the mind, but instead of being held there for a long period without transmutation into motion, as we shall find happens when the Moon is in Cancer, a slow {161} but purposeful decision with regard to that fact is undertaken, and, unless executive power be entirely wanting, owing to some affliction of Mars, action follows, steady, purposeful, and relentless. It is very difficult to make such people change their minds. You cannot make a person with the Moon in Aries change his mind, because, before you speak to him, he has already acted on his impression and forgotten about it; but with Taurus the case is different. His action has been taken and, however foolish and wrong you may prove it to be, it is his action and he goes on with it.

When the Moon is in Aries, the best developed of the senses is usually sight; in Taurus, taste and touch are probably more important to the native. These people strongly resent interference with their ideas. They are so solidly impressed with what comes to them that they welcome only ideas which naturally cohere with the general temperament. This, of course, tends to make the nature rather conservative and conventional.

Shakespeare had this position of the Moon, and, in spite of his astounding genius, he gave little expression to new ideas; he expressed the accepted sentiments of his times with extreme power and beauty, but he seemed incapable of seeing anything wrong with the social system of his period. The same is true of Rossetti and Chatterton, each of whom, in his different way, gave mediaevalism a new dress, without changing its features. The same conventional attitude is found in Dumas, in Joseph Chamberlain, in Arthur Balfour, and in President Garfield. Although Joseph Chamberlain was at first a radical, radicalism was conventional in Brimingham, which he represented. In the House of Commons, he drifted to conservatism of a very steady kind. It is not likely that any man with the Moon in this sign will break away from the fundamental principles in which he was brought up. As an apparent exception we have the case of Swedenborg; but here Uranus is within one degree of a conjunction of the Moon, the most upsetting circumstance that could possibly occur, Uranus being preeminently the planet of explosion. Yet even Swedenborg was not much more revolutionary than Virgil or Dante with regard to his ideas of Heaven and Hell; it was merely that he took them rather more seriously, a point of view that would naturally arise from the trine of Jupiter to that conjunction. There {162} is no such breaking away from orthodoxy, if one considers the matter philosophically, as in the case of even such a reformer as John Wesley. Where the native is a woman, so that the Moon refers also to the life itself, her presence in this sign still further increases the obstinacy of the character as is evident in the case of Queen Elizabeth.

The women who influence the native will be domestic, faithful, and of strong, enduring passion. Even an artist like Rossetti had the love of a truly devoted wife. It does not follow, however, that the relations will always be fortunate. Rossetti's wife died early. The curse of Shakespeare's life was Mary Fitton, but here again obstinacy was in itself the cause of the trouble; she treated him badly, but she could not leave him alone. In the case of Queen Elizabeth, we also find this curious clinging tendency; and though Mary, Queen of Scots, had no Taurus in her disposition with regard to her male acquaintances, she had Taurus rising, and acted in an entirely Taurus manner toward her rival.

The dominion exercised upon the native by the women with whom he or she is associated will always be due to this characteristic; they will always apply steady pressure, though it may often be only that their fidelity appeals to the native and makes it impossible for him to get rid of them.

Mothers having children with the Moon in Taurus must not try to dominate their lives to such an extent as to rob them of their individuality, thus forcing them to turn to others for sympathy and understanding. Even though they may be most practical and devoted, they can easily arouse the stubbornness and antagonism of their children having the Moon in this sign.

The following well known persons were also born with the Moon in the sign Taurus.

Harrison Fisher

Norma Talmadge

Julia Marlowe

Clarence Mackey

Henry Ward Beecher {163}

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Introduction | THE SUN SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | The Sun | The Sun in the Signs | The Sun in Aries | The Sun in Taurus | The Sun in Gemini | The Sun in Cancer | The Sun in Leo | The Sun in Virgo | The Sun in Libra | The Sun in Scorpio | The Sun in Sagittarius | The Sun in Capricorn | The Sun in Aquarius | The Sun in Pisces | Periods When The Sun Will Be Afflicted by Uranus | Periods When The Sun Will Be Beneficently Aspected by Uranus | Periods When The Sun Will Be Afflicted by Saturn | Periods When The Sun Will Be Beneficently Aspected by Jupiter | THE MOON SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | The Moon | The Moon in the Signs | The Moon in Aries | The Moon in Taurus | The Moon in Gemini | The Moon in Cancer | The Moon in Leo | The Moon in Virgo | The Moon in Libra | The Moon in Scorpio | The Moon in Sagittarius | The Moon in Capricorn | The Moon in Aquarius | The Moon in Pisces | MERCURY SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Mercury in the Signs | Mercury in Aries | Mercury in Taurus | Mercury in Gemini | Mercury in Cancer | Mercury in Leo | Mercury in Virgo | Mercury in Libra | Mercury in Scorpio | Mercury in Sagittarius | Mercury in Capricorn | Mercury in Aquarius | Mercury in Pisces | VENUS SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Venus in the Signs | Venus in Aries | Venus in Taurus | Venus in Gemini | Venus in Cancer | Venus in Leo | Venus in Virgo | Venus in Libra | Venus in Scorpio | Venus in Sagittarius | Venus in Capricorn | Venus in Aquarius | Venus in Pisces | MARS SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Mars in the Signs | Mars in Aries | Mars in Taurus | Mars in Gemini | Mars in Cancer | Mars in Leo | Mars in Virgo | Mars in Libra | Mars in Scorpio | Mars in Sagittarius | Mars in Capricorn | Mars in Aquarius | Mars in Pisces | JUPITER SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Jupiter in the Signs | Jupiter in Aries | Jupiter in Taurus | Jupiter in Gemini | Jupiter in Cancer | Jupiter in Leo | Jupiter in Virgo | Jupiter in Libra | Jupiter in Scorpio | Jupiter in Sagittarius | Jupiter in Capricorn | Jupiter in Aquarius | Jupiter in Pisces | The Effects of Jupiter on Vocation | SATURN SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Saturn in the Signs | Saturn in Aries | Saturn in Taurus | Saturn in Gemini | Saturn in Cancer | Saturn in Leo | Saturn in Virgo | Saturn in Libra | Saturn in Scorpio | Saturn in Sagittarius | Saturn in Capricorn | Saturn in Aquarius | Saturn in Pisces | URANUS SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Uranus in the Signs | Uranus in Aries | Uranus in Taurus | Uranus in Gemini | Uranus in Cancer | Uranus in Leo | Uranus in Virgo | Uranus in Libra | Uranus in Scorpio | Uranus in Sagittarius | Uranus in Capricorn | Uranus in Aquarius | Uranus in Pisces | NEPTUNE SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Neptune in the Signs | Neptune in Aries | Neptune in Taurus | Neptune in Gemini | Neptune in Cancer | Neptune in Leo | Neptune in Virgo | Neptune in Libra | Neptune in Scorpio | Neptune in Sagittarius | Neptune in Capricorn | Neptune in Aquarius | Neptune in Pisces | Diseases of Neptune | The Problem of Death | One Hundred Horoscopes of Famous People

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