Bullish Beckham

David Beckham May 2 1975

Who is David Beckham? This British soccer player is all over the news in the UK and internationally, but the U.S. Beckham wave is yet to be seen. In brief, he inspired the movie Bend It Like Beckham, is married to ex-Spice Girl Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) and will soon call Los Angeles, California, home. We also see the typical bullishness of a Taurus male. He’s actually been kicked off a team for being a little too bullish, but a measure of stubbornness is a boon in the world of sports. But here’s the kicker: (pardon the pun) in the global world of highly paid sports figures he’s one of the richest and most popular – but not in America! Americans like their football played with a brown oblong ball, not a “soccer” one. But Beckham just might change that. If anyone has the persistence, talent, charm and motivation to change a tradition it’s Taurus. This money-savvy Bull has made millions and he wants to give back. The first item on his L.A. agenda is to open a soccer camp for kids.

Sensual Carmen

Carmen Electra April 20 1972

The essence of the Bull’s confident beauty is her comfort and naturalness in her body. Venus, the Love Goddess presides over the signs Taurus and Libra. However, Venus-ruled Taurueans are far more physically sensual than Librans. The partially nude statue Venus de Milo reflects the seductive promise of Taurus. Carmen Electra is a modern day Venus de Milo. Her style is provocative, a little too revealing, careful to show just enough to keep you interested without giving herself away. It’s hard not to dwell on the Bull’s beauty, but many a Bull looks for her true worth in producing a body of work that showcases her creative talent. Carmen’s role on Baywatch catapulted her into the public eye, but she hasn’t received the critics favor in subsequent movie roles. The paradox for Taurus is learning that beauty doesn’t need a reason to exist, beauty is.

Funny Fanny Taurus

Barbara Streisand April 24 1942

On tour in 2006, singer Barbara Streisand didn’t miss a beat when a fan repeatedly heckled her during a political comedy skit on her tour. She responded to the offense with an expletive, rare for a female celebrity. Anger doesn’t discriminate one Sun sign from another, frustration is an equal opportunist. But remember our bullfight: it takes an awful lot of red flag waving from the matador to provoke Bull into rage. But when the Bull finally sees red, get out of the way! Barbara has taken her share of heat over the years, always turning it around by becoming the butt of her own joke. Her signature look, that Streisand nose made famous by Funny Girl, has seen her through thick and thin. From a highly self-conscious young woman to a funny, confident diva, her flaw became her beauty touchstone. Body and self image confidence is one of the hardest lessons for Taurus to master – beauty is more than skin deep. Many Taureans have the most beautiful voices. In the Zodiac, Taurus rules the neck, throat, vocal chords.

Penelope’ll take Peace

penelope cruzPenelope Cruz April 28 1974 

She’s been likened to Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn, but it’s more than her almond eyes that cross cultural boundaries. Penelope’s beauty is an outpouring of her soul, a soul who’s crossed paths with Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, and works on behalf of AIDS foundations. When she takes up a road to manifest a creative contribution in life, the Bull gracefully stumbles upon her heart’s craving: simplicity, the peaceful silence of eternity. She can find that in the beauty of a flower, in a spring day, a good meal with a friend or trekking to the Himalayas. For each Bull the path is different, but the goal is the same: reverential silence. Penelope’s soulfulness translates beautifully to the screen, but not all is ease and peace for the Bull. If you’ve ever been to a bullfight, you know that when a Bull’s heated up, all bets are off! When asked if she had a temper in Interview Magazine (2000) she replied, “Oh yes, I am a Taurus after all!”

Clooney’s touch o’ the Bull

George Clooney: May 6 1961

George Clooney’s Aunt was named Rosemary. Rosemary Clooney, that is. Maybe that’s why he has been known to break into song during interviews. Or maybe it’s because he’s had the honor of being one of two men voted Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine twice, ever (only shared by friend, Brad Pitt). Because he’s notoriously modest about his gorgeous genes, it’s probably not the latter – George is not one to brag. The Bull yawns, thinks “why bother?” and moves onto something far more practical, like his resourcefulness, aligning his ability to earn money with his principles. These are the Bull’s true coin in this crazy, confounding world. Surely Clooney is resourceful with his talent, rising in rank from television doctor to movie director. Notice his penchant for starring and directing in politically minded movies? The Bull’s sticking point is her values, what she stands for (Taurus is a “she,” a feminine sign). Clooney’s comfort with taking a political stand comes from hanging around his dad, a news reporter. About money: George paid for his Italian villa in cold, hard cash. The material- minded Bull only trusts what he can touch. George is also one of the most private bachelors in Hollywood, keeping his personal life out of the media. Nature-loving Taurueans can stay grounded by spending time outside, a remedy for the white noise that disturbs their peace. “I don’t like to share my personal life…it wouldn’t be personal if I shared it.”