The Taurus Child
Astrology is a very practical tool in raising children. It provides information that eliminates judgment and criticism of a child (and parent) and can inspire communication between the generations. The knowledge of astrology enables us to enhance a child’s potential and to understand their specific behaviors. We can allow them to be who they are and not what we, society, or schools expect them to be.
The Taurus child is a sweet thing. Cuddly, tactile, loving and an easy baby, this child loves to eat, feel your skin and smell everything. After constructing the words mommy and daddy their third (if not their first) word is “NO!” This is not a bad thing, but it does offer information which needs to be interpreted correctly. The Taurus child likes to be thorough, likes to think things out before making decisions, works at their own pace and doesn’t like too much change. So the word ‘no’ means, “Wait awhile until I’ve had time to think about it.” They eventually come to a yes response but only in their own time.
What most people don’t understand about calm Taureans is they are very sensitive, always asking internally if they are good, strong, smart, perfect, or fast enough. They may lack confidence in themselves, their natural talents and skills. Taureans do not talk much about their feelings. This is because they feel so deeply the words cannot abstract up and out and form into language very easily. Therefore, as young children they need encouragement to talk about what they think and feel, like and dislike, want and don’t want.
Taurus influences the throat, so often these children have advanced singing abilities. They have sore throats, too. Music, art, and soft colors soothe and comfort them. Taurus children have persistence and focus and will complete a project. Help them choose endurance sports rather than the fast, competitive kind. They like to see results, are down-to-Earth and can be trusted. As an earth sign they can be very creative with clay, mud and building things. Teach them about money when they are very young. They will save and proudly watch the money grow.
The home environment is where the Taurus child’s self-confidence will grow. It should be like a garden with statues of Buddha and profusions of flowers spilling all about. Teaching them how and when to hang their clothes and clean their rooms provides stability and life structure. These are pattern-building responsibilities which prepare them to recognize quality, and with all the money saved they will be able to create the “fine art of living,” which is the sole (soul) purpose of Taurus.
Sit in a comfortable chair and hold the Taurus child while reading stories about singers and musicians, builders and gardeners and the Buddha. Introduce them to Persia (beauty), Crete, the Druids, Egyptians, and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Take them to Switzerland for its banking and Holland for the tulips (both Taurean countries). Singer Barbara Streisand is a Taurus as were musicians Tchaikovsky and Brahms, Shakespeare, philosopher Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, actress Shirley McLaine, art collector and castle builder William Randolph Hearst, doctor Benjamin Spock and spiritual teacher Krishnamurti.