stream of Life's little annoyances and irritations.
Still, it will always be more natural for Taurus to succeed in a larger way than Virgo (which the Virgins don't really mind terribly) because Taurus is a Fixed Sign. 'Fixed' meaning astrologically, steady, organized and supremely capable of building a lasting foundation beneath a career, a house (making it an enduring home) or a marriage. Virgo is a Mutable Sign. 'Mutable' meaning to change, to move around, to communicate between others, to carry information and truth back and forth, with both vertical and horizontal opinions. The Virgins don't feel a burning need to build a great empire or ride around in a flashy car to the sound of cheers, with ticker tape confetti falling all over them and messing up their neatly rushed hair. (Not to mention the rolls of squeezy-soft toilet tissue some people toss out the window at heroes in a parade - how vulgar can one be?)
Virgo's driving urge is to serve the world and all the individuals in it, or on it, by pointing out their faults - to bring order out of chaos and anarchy - and accumulate a reasonable amount of the personal security for the future at the same time. If a Virgin should happen to wander beneath the glare of a spotlight of fame through an accident of Fate, he (or she) will blush, perhaps shyly enjoy it for a brief period, then often alienate the Press with critical remarks, express irritation with the clamoring, great, unwashed public - and finally exercise the Virgo birthright option to make a firm, clear-cut decision to retreat to the very private life most Virgos seek above all else.
Taurus wants to retire into seclusion too. And the Bulls usually have very definite ideas of where it will be. The country. Sooner or later, somewhere between the ages of six and sixty, every Bull, whether male or female, will gravitate heavily and fixedly toward the countryside - anywhere the Taureans can indulge their passion for the Good Earth, trees, grass and quiet streams, free from the interference of noisy, foolish, chattering people. But when the Bulls do finally settle down which the chickens and ducks and cows and haystacks, they don't want to depend on fickle Mother Nature's harvest for their security. This is why they'll endure the confusion and frivolity of the cities, no matter how many years it takes, so that when they leave it, it will be with a large bundle under the arm - which will not be full of what the farmers use to make the grass grow green. Taurus people mistrust that substance, in all its forms. It will be filled with what is already green - beautiful, crisp pieces of currency, engraved with the glorious eagle of the Unites States of America. (Bulls are nearly always fanatically patriotic. Their motto is: My country, right or wrong - my family, right or wrong - my friends, right or wrong - and last, but not least - my opinions, right or wrong.)
When Taurus and Virgo show a harmonious Sun-Moon aspect between their birth charts, in addition to the natural harmony of heir 5-9 Sun Sign Pattern influence, they can happily retire together to the country. The Bulls will sit on their assets contentedly, while the Virgos dash back and forth to town for supplies… and to straighten things out now and then. Virgo may nag a little when Taurus is sloppy, and they may indulge in some affectionate bickering, like the characters in Neil Simon's The Odd Couple (who are, indisputably, a Bull and a Virgin, a Taurus-Virgo team), but on the whole, they'll be compatible.
It must be astrologically confessed that Virgos can be as opinionated as Taureans. The only difference is that the Bulls are opinionated in a Fixed, rather general sort of way, and the Virgins are opinionated in a hair-splitting, detailed sort of way. Once upon a time, there was a small Virgin boy, named Charles Edison Cameron. One day in grade school, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Charlie's teacher goofed. A rather normal, unimportant trifling mistake, but the young Virgo simply couldn't bear it. The teacher placed two dots on the blackboard, across from each other , like so.
She then informed the class that these dots represented 'two people.' "Now," she instructed them, "the lesson today is to prove that a straight line is the shortest distance between two points. Do I have a volunteer?"