Sun in Taurus, Moon in Aries: The Gladiatrix
People with their Suns (identity) in Taurus tend to be identified with their ability to accumulate resources (cash, land), handle material objects (clothes, jewelry), enjoy creature comforts (rich food, fine wine), and bull-like refusal to ever budge or negotiate. Sitting 30 degrees away from Taurus, is Aries, the Trailblazer, the Daredevil, the Warrior, the Survivor, the Competitor, the Ass-Kicker of the Zodiac. In nature it is associated with the Ram who confronts rivals by ramming its head into them. When a person’s Moon (emotional needs) is in Aries they are emotionally nourished by going head to head against a challenge. Pair the territorial nature of a Taurus Sun with aggressive emotions of an Aries Moon and the result is a Sun/Moon combination uniquely suited for gladiatorial combat. In his 1978 book Sun Signs Moon Signs, Jefferson Anderson emphasizes the Taurus Sun, Aries Moon individual’s unwavering approach to life:
On the surface you are calm, self-controlled, and easygoing but that charm masks your passion and determination. Once you set your sights on something, you will pursue it with remarkably unwavering intensity. If anyone should happen to stand in your way – well that is their problem. Your presence alone can be intimidating. (Source)
According to astrologers Sonya Magett and Rob Marriott, Taurus/Aries is the “most gangsta” corner of the zodiac with Taurus correlating to “the money” and Aries “to the muscle”. (Source) ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews is a Taurus Sun, Aries Moon whose made a lot of money by muscling her way into the most alpha of alpha male arenas. (Natal Chart) She’s not a literal “gangsta” but she has succeeded in a male dominated industry so dog-eat-dog that a level of mental toughness and situational awareness on par with that of a 1920s Chicago mafioso are required in order to survive.
In Taurus/Aries land Andrews’ line about “We [women] need to look out for each other” translates as “They need to look for each other, I can fend for myself just fine.”
Andrews may look like a model but her psychological profile is more akin to that of a Roman-era gladiator than that of a beauty queen. To illustrate: Using its premier date as its date of birth, the film Gladiator starring Russel Crowe as Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius is also a Taurus Sun, Aries Moon. (Chart)
While Andrews may never have endured a professional environment quite as barbaric and ruthless what’s depicted in Gladiator, she was on the dance team and did rush a sorority during her time at the University of Florida so she’s likely come close. (Source) As Taurus Sun, Aries Moon native Rabindranath Tagore once said, “Power takes as ingratitude the writhings of the its victims.” (Source) TMZ recently had a piece on what a “bitch” Andrews is but trust me, given her astrological pedigree being called that phrase has next to no effect on her. As far as the textbook Taurus/Aries female is concerned the b-word stands for “Being In Total Control Of Herself”:
African American leader Malcom X and French revolutionary leader Maximilien Robespierre are both Taurus Sun, Aries Moon natives who demonstrated this pairing’s ability to gladiate their way into their respective cultures’ body politic. Andrews is a sports reporter, not a political leader, so while we certainly can’t put her in the same category as Malcom X or Robespierre she has had to develop an extremely thick skin (Taurus Sun) and aggressive instincts (Aries Moon) in order to survive in her chosen profession.
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