About this Horoscope Forecast
This general Taurus horoscope forecast is based on an astrological technique
called "the Solar Chart". Because the actual
date and time and place of birth for a particular reader is not known, certain
assumptions have been made to create this horoscope reading, which will apply to
anyone born between APR 20 and MAY 20
(plus or minus one day, depending on the year) with Sun in
Taurus, or with Ascendant in Taurus, and also to anyone with the Sign of Taurus Rising in their birth horoscope. It may be especially accurate if the
Ascendant in your birth horoscope is near 0 degrees of the Sign of Taurus. If you know the Sign of your
Ascendant, read the Weekly Horoscope for that Sign too - it may be more accurate than this Sun Sign horoscope, although both will apply to the issues and events coming up in your own life.
What is a real "Horoscope" ?
People often refer to a "future" forecast such as this one - or to the Sun Sign columns in magazines and newspapers - as a "horoscope". A horoscope is actually a MAP of Space-Time, an "image of the hour", as its Greek root words imply), which shows where the Sun and Moon and Planets are located in relation to each other, and to a particular place on Earth at a particular instant in Time.
The Natal Horoscope Chart
If that instant is the time of birth of an individual, then THAT horoscope is called a "natal horoscope" or "natal chart" or "birth chart". What the average person calls "a horoscope" is actually a reading of that map, or an interpretation in words of that horoscope chart's symbolic meaning. Unless you are a student of astrology who knows how to read the map, you will not get too much useful information from a real horoscope chart, any more than you would from looking at your own chest X-ray unless you were a doctor trained in reading X-ray images.
Your Personal Natal Horoscope Chart
You could order a personal
Natal Chart with Planetary Aspect List here at STAR SIGNS Astrology Zine, but to
understand it you would probably need to order one of the
emailed Horoscope Readings in which Michael Star explains the meaning of your chart in plain English. A good start would be the "Six Pack" which includes a $5 Natal Chart plus five of the $5 Personality Readings for only $15 instead of $30. It's an inexpensive way to find out how much a real astrology reading can tell you about yourself from just your time and place of birth - perfect for a Taurus who wants practical proof, and loves a bargain. This set of Readings can also be ordered
by people who do not know their actual TIME of birth - just the month, day, year and town (their Natal Chart will be done using the "Solar Chart" method).
If you were "born on the cusp" of a Sign
IF you were born within one day of either of the average dates given above, the SUN may have been in the ADJACENT Sign in your birth horoscope, depending on the YEAR and TIME and PLACE you were born (being on the border line is often called "being on the Cusp"). Some astrologers consider the Sun to be "on the cusp" of a Sign only if it is within one-half of a degree of the border between two Signs, which means within about 12 hours or less from the time the center point of the Sun actually crossed into the next Sign (the Sun travels about one degree per day on average). The newspaper horoscope columns lead people to believe they were "born on the cusp" - or even with the Sun in the wrong Sign - when they might actually have been born more than 24 hours before or after the time the Sun crossed into the next Sign. This is because the simplistic date ranges printed in newspapers can shift by one day depending on the actual year of birth - but they do not mention that fact. Only by having your personal
Natal Horoscope Chart (birth chart) calculated accurately will you KNOW exactly where the Sun was. But you can GUESS, by reading the horoscope interpretations for BOTH Signs to see if one seems more accurate for you.
Your "Ascendant" and "Rising Sign"
If you know your "Ascending Sign" or "Rising Sign" is Taurus, you may find this horoscope forecast even more accurate, since this simplified Solar Chart is actually created by assuming the Ascendant (which is the Cusp of the First House) is at zero degrees of the Sign the SUN was in at your time and place of birth. If the Sun was in Taurus in your birth horoscope, then your Ascendant will likely be in Taurus too, IF you were born within about one minute to 120 minutes BEFORE sunrise, so you and other Taurus people with pre-dawn births may find this forecast especially accurate. (If you were born within the two hours AFTER sunrise, try reading the horoscope forecast for the next Sign AFTER your Sun Sign). The "Ascendant" is a point at a particular degree (0 to 29) within a particular Sign. The "Rising Sign" or "ascending Sign" is just the Sign which contains the Ascendant in a particular person's horoscope.
How to get a more accurate Horoscope Reading
Depending on your actual time of birth, the date ranges given in the weekly horoscope forecast would shift somewhat -- they would be earlier if born later. The best way to get a really accurate horoscope reading is to order your own
Personal Horoscope Reading by
Michael Star. For only US $15 you can receive five insightful one-page
"Personality Readings" (about Romance, Love, Relationships, Seduction, and Psyche) plus your individual "Natal Chart and Aspect List", calculated accurately by computer using your unique birth data, and emailed to you within 24 hours - BEFORE you send your payment by check or money order or send your credit card data. See the "Six Pack" of readings P1-5 at the on-line |ORDER-FORM|.
You can see examples of those Horoscope Readings on the
sample Horoscopes page.
For the Thrifty Taurus
A Taurus loves a bargain, and the special "Six-Pack" of readings at 50% off the regular fees could appeal to people who want to see if real Astrology really works, and save some real money. It also makes a unique and highly personal gift for the Taurus who has everything, but could use some more.
Personal Horoscope Readings by Michael Star (a Taurus) may be
ordered on-line and
emailed to you within 24 hours, for fees ranging from US $5 to $30. Payment may be made by personal check (USA, UK, and Canada), or money order, cash, or credit card in any major currency, the day AFTER you receive your Reading (on emailed orders up to US $80 only).
Page Published APR 21 1997. Updated August 10 2014 12:00 EST.
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(c)1996-2015 Michael Star, Astrologer
81 Lakeshore East #51, Mississauga ON,
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STAR SIGNS Astrology Zine was first published on the internet on JUL 27, 1996. Website design, HTML coding, web site maintenance, astrology software, and the horoscope interpretations on this page are the work of Michael Star, astrologer and horoscope software developer from Port Credit (Mississauga), Ontario, Canada.
Hyperlinks to the TOP of this weekly horoscope page or link exchanges are invited.
Some common misspellings of "astrology" and "horoscope" (to assist in Web searches): astrolgy, horiscope, astroligy, horscope, asrology, horrorscope, astroogy.
An "Astrologer" is sometimes called an "Astrologist". "Astrology" uses "Astronomy", but an "Astronomer" does not like being called an "Astrologer". "Astronomy" is a pure Science. "Astrology" is a divinatory Art based on the study and use of Astronomy. "Astro" comes from an ancient Greek word, "aster" (* as in "asterisk"), which means "star".
Astrologers are more interested in "planets" than the far-distant "stars", but the ancient astrologers used to call the planets "wandering stars", and that is what the word "planet" actually meant! Hey, they weren't so dumb - most people today probably don't realize the brightest "star" in the sky is actually the planet Venus, because it looks like a bright star from here. But if you watched it every night for a month, you would see that it "wandered" a little farther across the zodiac, while the other real stars stayed in the same positions, relative to each other. And it just won't twinkle like a real star. When you see the word "stars" in the works of Shakespeare or in the Bible, it
usually refers to "planets".
To further confuse things, astrologers often use the term "Planets" as a convenient way to refer to the Sun and Moon and planets - even though they know darn well that the Sun is a real star and the Moon is a satellite of Earth. I just thought a practical Taurus like me should explain these things to you other Taureans who like things to "make sense". And of course, Venus is the planet which is said to "rule" Taurus, so you should at least know that Venus outshines all those other "stars", at least from our viewpoint here on Earth. And who is more down-to-earth than a Taurus, or more appreciative of a heavenly body like Venus?
"Your horoscope is the map of your Soul's journey.
Astrology is how to read it."
(c)1996 Michael Star
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