A Fixed Sign
The 2nd sign of the Zodiac – here is your geometric arrow design. I incorporate lots of information into the design so read on to find the secrets encoded in Taurus’ arrow.
Taurus is one of the four FIXED signs (the other three are Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius). The fixed signs hold onto or are attached to something. Taurus is very regular in behaviour and attitudes. In common with other fixed signs there is a tendency to hold onto the past. The glyph or symbol for fixed is a square or rectangle with a horizontal line in the middle. On my Taurus arrow, you see the symbol in the bottom third of the design.
An Earth Sign
Taurus is an Earth sign – practical, reliable and sometimes cautious. The glyph or symbol for this element is a downward pointing triangle with a horizontal line across it. The other Earth signs are Virgo and Capricorn. We need out Earth signs to manifest and bring into reality the qualities of the other elements. You can see the glyph or symbol for Earth almost at the centre of the arrow.
Each sign of the Zodiac is ruled by a planet (or co-ruled by two) Taurus is ruled by Venus – the planet of love. Its symbol is the same as the symbol for female – a circle resting on top of a cross. Taurus is a sensual sign, and loves beauty (especially if it is combined with power). All the planets of our solar system are in each person’s chart and Venus shows where and how your love of pleasure and the arts is directed.
Groups of Planets
The planets in a chart are described as personal (The “Luminaries” Sun and Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) and are the more inner planets. Social planets come next (Jupiter and Saturn). Transpersonal or outer planets are Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. (Yes, Pluto is now classed as a dwarf planet but it still functions as a planet in Astrology. Other bodies such as Eris, Ceres etc can also be taken into account in a chart.) Taurus’ ruling planet of Venus is a personal planet and close to the Earth in terms of the Solar System. Almost at the top of the arrow directly below the arrowhead I have drawn a single diagonal line to show this. (I draw one for the personal, two for social and three for the transpersonal planets.)
Although each sign has its own glyph or symbol, rather than stay traditional all the way I have incorporated my own idea into each arrow. For Taurus I have a heart at the bottom as Taureans will lovingly support those they care about, being faithful and constant. Above this I have drawn a curve to signify the bull’s horns. The bull in the field can appear to be passive and content, but if you arouse that anger – take cover! The overall shape also represents the bull’s head.
The arrowhead emphasises strength and stability. Part of the design is a white four pointed star to symbolise beautiful worldly goods – much appreciated by Taurus.
The bottom of the arrow is a deep crescent. There are a lot of sharp angles on this design and I wanted to show that Taurus certainly has a softer side.
The constellation for Taurus completes the geometric design. The stars are drawn in blue – one of the traditional astrological colours for Venus.