TAURUS

April 21 to May 21


"And she, slow, patient, draws him to her and starts

to undress him, with her eyes shut. Slowly, he makes as if

to help her. She tells him to keep still."


                            --- Marguerite Duras, "The Lover"




Here is the bull with all his strength, stubbornness and sensuality. Taurus is ruled by

Venus, the planet of love and beauty, so your man is probably better than average looking. Valentino was the ultimate erotic Taurus. We don't have to hear his voice in those old movies to imagine what an intense lover he was. Sometimes Venus bestows dimples on these men, giving them an even greater advantage.


Since Taurus is an earth sign, chances are that he has both feet on the ground. The only problem is that sometimes he can dig those heels too deeply into the earth and get stuck in the proverbial rut.


To begin with, don't become involved with this man if you want someone full of surprises. Taureans like their routine and it takes a lot of maneuvering, not to mention occasional sticks of dynamite to change their direction.


On the positive side, your Taurus is ruled by Venus, and oh, does he love the art of love! The Bull is sexually demanding and his drive can reach marathon proportions. If you haven't as yet felt the need for mega vitamins, this lover may just convince you.


Whereas Aries might take the initiative and make the first move, Taurus is more practical. He prefers to shop before he buys. No, he isn't looking for a bargain, just for the best quality woman on the market. Besides, he intends to be around to celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary, so he wants to be as sure of his emotional investment as possible.


Since friendships are an important part of his life, it's possible that you'll find yourself his friend long before you're his lover, and that's a wonderful way to begin an affair. As Dustin Hoffman told Jessica Lang at the end of "Tootsie" -- "The hard part's over, we're already good friends."


Once you are lovers though, it is vital to bring a little sexual experimentation into the Bull's life. Olivia has warned you that Taurus isn't apt to change his ways, so if you don't want to be memorizing the patterns on your ceiling for the next ten years, you'd better take this man in hand. Yes, I mean it exactly that way. Actually, just keep reading and you will learn all the erotic pleasures your mama never taught you.


WHAT TURNS HIM ON?


Taureans are nurturing and protective. They envision a perfect world where an adoring wife, obedient children, faithful friend, and flealess, adorable pet (who never once soils the carpet) surrounds them in perfect harmony. Therefore, take the time to make yourself and your home beautiful for your own Taurus - a warm and safe nest where he can always find peace.


The first chance you may get to show off your hideaway is when you invite him chez vous for dinner. More on that momentous occasion later. However, suffice it to say right now that if you lack a little skill in the kitchen (guests eat your mashed potatoes with knife and fork?) it would be wise to pick up a few cookbooks and start practicing. The last thing your lover wants is a woman who eats out every night, or thinks that adding thyme to Hamburger Helper is a gourmet experience.


Also, Taurus has a tendency to preach a little and an attentive -make that transfixed -- ear from you will be very appreciated. So while he's rambling on about the joys of French cooking or whatever, listen with rapt attention.


Last but not least, be the type of lover who doesn't save her sensual ways for the bedroom only. That means give your Bull a lot of affectionate hugs. He's the hugging, loving, stroking kind, and he gives as good as he gets.


WHAT TURNS HIM OFF?


Lectures from you, no matter how well meaning. If you want to get your point across to a Taurus lover, then step down from the lectern and speak lovingly, sweetly, or, as they say in Brooklyn, forgeddaboudit! Remember too, that his sense of security is all important. If he sees you giving the eye in too many directions, he'll get cold feet and cold feet definitely do not a warm heart make. Taurus has to feel that you're dependable ... that you'll be there for him.


This man works hard for his money. Sometimes the less evolved type can love it even more than sex with you (yes, I'm talking serious lust here), and the last thing he wants is a woman who doesn't respect the value of his dollar. So if you get an urge every now and then to spend money like it's water -dip into your own well.


Another Taurean turn-off is a woman who likes to rearrange his furniture. His things are sacred to him because they give him a much needed sense of security. They are extensions of his very self. Your man likes his favorite objects just the way they' are, and keep your pretty hands off his favorite cushion that's on his favorite chair, next to his favorite lamp, but thanks for the thought.


In the same way that he hates radical changes in furniture arrangement, just try serving white wine instead of his beloved red (or visa versa) and he'll become as disoriented as if you slipped LSD into his mouthwash.


Still hanging in there?




Following chapters:


IS TAURUS A ONE-WOMAN MAN?

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SEDUCE TAURUS?

WHAT COLOR TURNS HIM ON?

WHAT’S HIS WORST FAULT?


DOES HE HAVE A TEMPER?




IS TAURUS GOOD WITH CHILDREN?




WHAT DOES TAURUS CALL HOME?




HOW DO YOU DRESS FOR TAURUS?




RECIPE FOR A PERFECT EVENING.


WHAT’S THE MOST SENSITIVE PART OF HIS BODY?

WHERE IS THAT ROMANTIC GETAWAY?

HOW TO PLEASE TAURUS SEXUALLY