The interpretation examples that we are suggesting are very far from being exhaustive: they only show and outline a general frame describing the problematics of both Signs. They should therefore not be taken literally. Each being brings indeed its own responses, more or less original, to the issues raised by a Sign. Through combining logic, observation and imagination, you will be able to develop a thousand other possible meanings, a thousand other variations on the same theme.
It’s possible that your Sun Sign is not dominant in your birth chart. One can for instance be born under the Aries Sign while the most valorized Sign is actually Taurus. In this case, it will probably be difficult for you to recognize yourself in the interpretations that are offered to you below. You will have to refer to the interpretations corresponding to your actual dominant Sign in order to relate to these. To find out which Signs are dominant in your birth chart, please feel free to visit our website and get your free mini-astrological portrait with our software Astrosoft.
Recovering Inhibition strength for Taurus: the objector. Reaction to the excesses of Excitation for Aries: one calms down, one becomes distrustful, mistrustful, sceptical. One controls and regulates one’s vital energy, one disciplines one’s strength, one recovers. One instinctively resists excitement, waste, or impatience. One steps aside in order to be at peace, one maintains one’s psychological or physical health, one paces oneself and sets one’s force of inertia against the outside world’s stimulations.
Blocking Inhibition strength for Cancer: the defender. One protects oneself from the overdose of external stimuli, one delineates one’s force, territory or power, one places a border between oneself and the outside world. Inside this border, one explores one’s acquired skills, one’s wealth (mental, affective or whatnot) accumulated through strengthening one’s protective bulwarks. One defends one’s nest, one’s stronghold, one’s shelter, one’s core community. There, one faces oneself: self-esteem, narcissism or subjectivity problems.
Negative induction for Taurus: the obsessive. The Excitation strength focuses onto a specific object that gets invested with one’s full energy, one’s full work power: one doesn’t let oneself getting sidetracked by anything else, one swots one’s topic, one goes further into one’s subject, one takes specialization to extremes. Exclusive passion, monomania, obsessive crazes.
Excitation quickness for Taurus: the earthy. Brisk, quick, energetic reactions for everything regarding the target of induction: the Taurus only livens up for the object of his passion, otherwise he remains calm, placid, quiet. Even when there is an overdose of external stimulations, adaptation necessarily requires taking into account the concrete facts about the situation. Conversely, unadaptation allows to take refuge into real or imaginary abstractions. Whenever the Inhibition cracks up, the placid turns into a storm, the slightest straw breaks the camel’s back. If the Inhibition is medium, the Taurus channels and alternates composure with liveliness while striving to adjust at best his taste for concrete sensations: the bon vivant full of eloquence who knows how to indulge oneself without harming his health.
Excitation slowness for Cancer: the tortoise. The Excitation (the action) is slow, continuous, progressive, persevering: one builds step by step, one organizes systematically, one is patient, one hangs on, one is able to wait. The openness is mastered: it must be efficient. Concern for organizing and controlling within a closed environment, self-control or tutelary authority. Ritual or repetitive behaviors: habits and routines providing a sound framework for actions, thoughts and emotions. Persistence of memories, traditions, regulating safeguards.
Sense of proportions for Taurus: the cunning. In Taurus phase, the Sense of opposites gives way to the Sense of proportions: one must strike a balance between one’s total rejections and the necessity of compromises; one is accomodating in form without making any concessions in substance. One negociates cleverly without ever losing sight of one’s concrete interest. One is willing to open up to the other, but distrust reigns. One haggles with one’s enemies rather than locking antlers with them. Compromises are only aimed at eventually setting up a heavy domination.
Sense of syntheses for Cancer: the heritage. Gemini phase was characterized by an ensemble integrating ever more elements (growth and absolute domination of daytime). In Cancer phase, daytime still dominates absolutely but is now decreasing: there is nothing left to include, it’s now time to integrate. It’s a synthesis within a closed environment: a place for the greatest content. One gathers within a restrictive framework, under the same auspices. Preserving an exhaustive memory, living fully all the facets of one’s inner world and protecting it against any exteriority. Steadily maintaining a variety of projects. Sense of internal consistency and of homogeneity.
Recreating Excitation weakness for Taurus: the fatalist. Nothing new under the sun: he’s unable to give a fresh, different look to the world. Lazy, tired ahead, apathetic, thickly indifferent to any novelty, any transformation, any change, he lives on his fund of subjective experiences, of preconceived ideas. No fancy, no imagination, no possibility of sublimation: everything is inevitably and eternally still. All that is left is to live life in a rut, doing the least possible.
Associating Excitation weakness for Cancer: the stay-at-home. He doesn’t want or is not able to join forces with others, with the outside world, withdraws timidly inside its protective cocoon, makes any contact impossible, breaks all ties, eradicates any common ground. He dawdles, gives in to laziness, to carelessness, to nonchalance. He’s gruff, antisocial, hermit, cultivates clannishness, refuses to understand viewpoints that differ from his. He functions in closed circuit, auto-intoxicating himself with his own thoughts or emotions.
Unadapted Inhibition slowness for Taurus: the narrow-minded. Narrow-minded, he is absolutely. The Inhibition inertia reinforces the Excitation weakness: the brake is kept systematically pulled. He doesn’t step outside himself: selfish, misanthropic, he absolutely closes his mind to the world and dries up, hardens, becomes dogmatic and inflexible. He’s systematically wary, unable to communicate, filled with a dense, deep-rooted unwillingness. His outdated intuition can give rise to schizoid imaginary constructs owing nothing to the ideas shared by his contemporaries. A reinforced-concrete wall.
Unadapted Inhibition quickness for Cancer: the alarmist. Inhibition reactions are strong but unadapted to the situation: one runs away from imaginary dangers, one has ill-timed or early defense reactions, one buries one’s head in the sand. One fears, one freaks out, one worries for nothing. One panics about the intrusion of elements foreign to the cocoon; the outside world is systematically considered as hostile. Discriminations are running on empty: phobic doubts, impossible choices, speculations about anything.
Paradoxical phase for Taurus: the suspicious. Losing the sense of intensities, the Taurus reacts strongly to weak signals: he systematically reads between the lines despite the clarity of the text, goes to great lengths over trifles, attaches a thoughtless importance to minor details. He overvalues what’s insignificant, marginal, invisible or small. The rich kind can this way make great discoveries. The poor kind will make do with defensive susceptibility, systematic paranoia. Overdose of energy displayed for the target of induction, overdose of indifference for the rest: one overworks for the obsession.
Ultraparadoxical phase for Cancer: the shambles. The loss of the differentiation of antagonisms reaches the sense of boundaries: are we inside or outside? Uncertain boundaries. Homebirds dream of adventures. Adventurous or bohemian ones dream of a home sweet home. What’s real and imaginary, subjective and objective, gets superimposed and mixed up. One is moved by one’s own emotions, one thinks about one’s own thoughts in a closed circuit. Everything agglomerates within a closed environment: heterogeneous shambles or jumble, stacking of thoughts, dreams or emotions smashed into pieces, without any link in between, without any connecting thread. Identification to what protects (family, place, authority) and reflexes of fear or flight once faced with cooperation offers, with helping hands.
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