Taurus April 20 – May 20
Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac and are notorious for being stubborn. I challenge this perspective by offering that they instead have deeply rooted belief systems. Taurus love routine and ritual. Because of this Taurus has the hardest time with accepting loss because it contradicts their reality, especially if the loss is unexpected. Taurus struggle with vulnerability and often respond to loss with anger and aggression because they take the loss extremely personal.
Taurus will always seek the feeling of being grounded. Attending funerals and seeing the deceased in person is devastating for the Taurus and makes the reality of loss inescapable. Grief strips the Taurus of control and unlike their neighboring sign of Aries, Taurus will seek comfort in familial groups and religion. The Taurus needs to feel as if they belong but at the same time requires space.
The best way to support a Taurus who is experiencing grief is to offer reassurance and positive reinforcement. Encouraging Taurus to express themselves and praising them when they do is vital. Taurus need to feel and be appreciate for their loyalty. Understand that the Taurus processes things best from a hands-off perspective and will more than likely do everything in their power to resume life as normal. Do not try and take control and autonomy away from the Taurus. A listening ear and an encourage word are best.
Joél Simone Anthony, also known as ‘The Grave Woman,’ is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. She is dedicated to eliminating misconceptions about post-life preparation while stimulating an open, honest and straight forward discussion about death. You can submit your comments, questions and requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or by using our contact page.