When Harry Truman was president, a sign in the oval office read "The buck stops here." That's just what you might expect from a Taurus. In good times and in bad, you're steadfast, dependable, and willing to accept responsibility. But Taurus also has a pleasure-loving side, for it is ruled by Venus, the guardian of love and art. Truman knew something about that part of life too. A devoted husband and fiercely protective father, he was a gifted piano player who thought about becoming a professional musician. He decided that he didn't have what it takes. "A good music-hall piano player is about the best I'd have ever been," he said. "So I went into politics and became President of the United States." Taurus has the stamina and the persistence to make something like that possible.
The symbol (or glyph) of Taurus, shown in Figure 5-1, represents the head and horns of the Bull — or the circle of potential topped by the crescent of receptivity.
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