Because Taureans combine artistic flair
with a matter-of-fact approach to life, they tend to choose
pets which are both fascinating and practical. You need an
animal which has the ability to fit in with your lifestyle,
but also one which catches the imagination and the eye.
Your own placid nature - except when pushed to extremes -
needs to be reflected in whatever pet you choose. Domestic
conflicts - whether they involve humans or animals - are anathema
to you. You need a secure and amicable environment in order
to operate to the best of your ability. And that applies as
much to your pet as your partner. Your own need for emotional
security means that you respect and understand that same need
in animals and are generous with your affection.
Taureans, generally, make good pet owners.
You combine a natural love of animals with the practical skills
necessary to care for them. You do, however, need to beware
of viewing a pet as simply another possession.
Your ruler Venus, planet of beauty, relationships
and romance, also rules cats, and there is no doubt that Taureans
have much in common with their feline counterparts. You enjoy
your comforts - the more luxurious, the better - and like
to be pampered. You are graceful, sensual and tenacious -
all characteristics which can be applied, equally, to cats.
The maine coone which can weigh up to 181bs - is a particularly
Taurean cat. Easy-going, gentle and shaggy, it is mainly tabby
and communicates by means of a curious chirruping sound which
has nothing in common with a normal purr or meow.
For dog-loving Taureans, the gentle giant
which is the newfoundland is a natural choice, a slow-moving,
patient, resolute animal which enjoys routine and needs peace
and harmony. newfoundlands get on well with people and other
dogs and, despite their size, do not need excessive amounts
of exercise - an added bonus for Taureans who prefer more
A less common pet which shares the famous
Taurus tenacity, as well as appealing to their earthy nature
is the Vietnamese pot-bellied pig, a patient and affectionate
animal which, although it needs outdoor housing and plenty
of space, can be house-trained and brought indoors. Contrary
to popular belief, pigs are not dirty, choosing to wallow
in mud in the summer simply as a means of keeping cool.
For Taureans who lack the facilities
or inclination to care for a pig, a tortoise could well be
the answer. A protected species, these gentle land reptiles,
which can often live for more than 60 years, are slow-moving,
patient, routine-loving, and require a peaceful, harmonious
The suggestions above are merely guidelines
and in no way suggest that there is only one breed or type
of pet which is suitable for any one Zodiac sign. And it is,
of course, essential to know everything there is to know about
buying and keeping any pet before taking it home.