Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and concerned with getting things started, Taurus is keen to maintain what has begun. Taurus doesn’t want change and is happy to watch and participate rather than take the lead. Ruled by Venus, Taurus is concerned with pleasure, earthly and bodily pleasures.  Taurus represents the part of life when a baby understands it has its own physical body and begins to possess things, “more” and “mine” are words that represent this time of life and the Taurus principle.  Gardening, food, massage, cooking, architecture are all interests pursued by Taurus, they appreciate stability, strength, beauty and peace. Generally calm, balanced and contented with small delights of nature, they love animals as much as your average toddler enjoys a trip to meet the animals at a farm.  Taurus will anger when you try to make it change or take away something it loves. Taurus is loyal, a lovely characteristic, but learning to gently let go of things can be helpful for happiness and progress.