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Earthlore Explorations - Lore of Astrology - Taurus Title


Who smiles through life—except when crossed?
Who knows, or thinks, he knows the most?
Who loves good things: baked, boiled or roast?
Oh, Taurus!

An Earthlore Introductory Study Element
Featuring Astrologer: Laura Laurance
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Sun in Taurus

April 21
through
May 21


     If you were born close to the beginning or end of Taurus, say within 2 days of the first or last day, this is referred to as being born on 'The Cusp'.  People born on a cusp tend to possess traits of two Sun signs which overlap, blend and often merge.  If you were born within a cusp period you will very likely find it interesting and beneficial to read about both Taurus and its neighbor nearest to your birthday.

     Individuals born on the first or last day of Sun sign Taurus will occasionally find their birthday placed within Aries or Gemini.  The shift in cusp dates is due to the alternating progression of the Sun from sign to sign.  While the difference in Sun sign dating is often a matter of hours, the varyance can extend as much as a full day.  Having a reliable Natal chart cast will reveal precisely where the Sun was at the time you were born.  For the present, the dates below will help to determine which Study Elements are relevent to your birth date.

17 April - 21 April:
Aries & Taurus
18 May - 22 May:
Taurus & Gemini

Read the brief introduction below to learn more about Sun sign cusps.

Foundation Stone of Learning: Introduction to Cusps


Taurus
Ruling Planet

Earthlore Explorations Astrology Taurus : Venus
Venus


  Sir Andrew:
    "Shall we set about some revels?"
  Sir Toby:
    "What shall we do else?  Were we not born under Taurus?"

Twelfth Night,
William Shakespeare



Taurus
Associations


Nature:
Negative

Quality:
Fixed

Element:
Taurus Element: Earth
Earth

Symbol:
The Bull

Glyph:
Taurus

Colors:
Lemon, Light Blue, Pink

Metal:
Copper

Gem:
Emerald

Earthlore Explorations Astrology: Taurus Rose

Flowers:
Poppy, Rose, Violet

Countries:
Ireland, Russia,
Sweden, Switzerland


Cities:
Dublin, Leipzig,
Lucerne, St. Louis


Earthlore Explorations Astrology Taurus : Dublin


     "My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.  My pleasures are the most intense known to man: writing and butterfly hunting."
  —Vladimir Nabokov,   Born April 22, 1899


Animal:
Cattle

Herbs:
Sorrel, Spearmint

Body area:
Throat

Principle:
Reaction

Keyword:
Possessive


Renowned Taurus
Earthlore Astrology - Renowned Taurus: Orson Welles
     "We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone.  Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone."
  —Orson Welles,   Born May 6, 1915



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    Sun Sign
    Study Elements


    ARIES
    First sign
    March 21 - April 20
    Symbol: Ram

    GEMINI
    Third sign
    May 22 - June 21
    Symbol: Twins

    CANCER
    Fourth sign
    June 22 - July 22
    Symbol: Crab

    LEO
    Fifth sign
    July 23 - Aug 22
    Symbol: Lion

    VIRGO
    Sixth sign
    Aug 23 - Sept 22
    Symbol: Maiden

    LIBRA
    Seventh sign
    Sept 23 - Oct 23
    Symbol: Scales

    SCORPIO
    Eighth sign
    Oct 24 - Nov 22
    Symbol: Scorpion

    SAGITTARIUS
    Ninth sign
    Nov 23 - Dec 21
    Symbol: Archer

    CAPRICORN
    Tenth sign
    Dec 22 - Jan 20
    Symbol: Sea goat

    AQUARIUS
    Eleventh sign
    Jan 21 - Feb 19
    Symbol:
    Water bearer

    PISCES
    Twelfth sign
    Feb 20 - March 20
    Symbol: Fish pair



         "The art of war is simple enough.  Find out where your enemy is.  Get at him as soon as you can.  Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on."
      —Ulysses S. Grant,
      Born April 27, 1822



    Read the first Historic Overview of Astrology and learn about the Early Concepts of Heavenly Influence.

    Earthlore Lore of Astrology Historic Overview



    Renowned Taurus
    Earthlore Astrology - Renowned Taurus: Eva Perón
       "I have one thing that counts, and that is my heart; it burns in my soul, it aches in my flesh, and it ignites my nerves: that is my love for the people and Perón."
      —Eva Perón,   Born May 7, 1919



         "Our grave astronomers are no longer astrologers, but they still call certain constellations by the names given them in Babylonia. Every time we look at our watches we are reminded of the ancient mathematicians who counted on their fingers and multiplied 10 by 6, to give us minutes and seconds, and divided the day and the night into twelve hours by multiplying six by the two leaden feet of Time. The past lives in the present."
      —Donald A. Mackenzie,   Myths of Babylonia and Assyria, 1915



    "At the age of six I wanted to be a cook.  At seven I wanted to be Napoleon.  And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since."     —Salvador Dalí, born May 11, 1904


    An Overview of Sun Sign Characteristics for Taurus

    Taurus   The second sign of the zodiac, Taurus is ruled by Venus.  The glyph represents the Bull, Taurus's symbol.  The sign is concerned with the manifestation of the self, with basic needs being foremost.  Ruled by Venus, Taurus personalities tend to be driven by their affections.

    Earthlore Taurus: San Marino Stamp

    Taurus is the direct opposite of the Aries character.  Taurean people tend to be slow, methodical, practical and reserved.  They are also stolid, tenacious and determined.  Possessing tremendous willpower and self-discipline, they are inclined to stick to tried and traditional methods.  Their greatest satisfaction derives from results produced directly by their personal efforts.

                                            Yet Hope again elastic springs,
                                            Unconquered, though she fell;
                                            Still buoyant are her golden wings,
                                            Still strong to bear us well.
                                            Manfully, fearlessly,
                                            The day of trial bear,
                                            For gloriously, victoriously,
                                            Can courage quell despair!
                              
                                            From: Life by Charlotte Brontë, born April 21, 1816
    

    Sun Sign Personality Traits for Taurus

    Roots are important to the Taurean.  A sense of permanence, a feeling of security is essential.  Generally an easygoing person, slow to anger, but once roused is known for a ferocious temper.  Very difficult to deal with when angry.  Usually set off by jealousy due to a possessive nature.  Loyalty is important to a Taurus, and a true friend of a Taurean will speak well of their great generosity.

    Earthlore Explorations Lore of Astrology Taurus : Saced Bull Wall Mural at Knossos, Crete A palace wall mural at Knossos in Crete.
    Bulls were revered as masculine counterparts
    to goddesses in the ancient Mediterranean.

    Taureans are warm, loving, gentle and charming most of the time.  Motivated by self preservation, the Taurean is not a risk taker and weighs every decision carefully, in a slow and methodical manner.  To more impulsive people, Taurus may appear a bore.  Opinionated and obstinate, once a Taurean makes a decision, it is written in stone.  Don't expect radical thinking and innovative ideas here.  Basically grounded, material people, Taureans prefer the known to the unknown, the tried to the new.  They love the earth, comforting things, sense of ownership, and generally treat those they love as possessions.

    "I think that's what distinguishes Schmidt, really.  In the movies now, so much of what is appealing to an audience is the dramatic or has to do with science fiction, and Schmidt is simply human.  There's no melodrama; there's no device, It's just about a human being."
          —Jack Nicholson, born April 22, 1937


    The Planet Mercury

    Where is the Planet Mercury in Your Birth Horoscope?

    Of all the planets within our solar system, Mercury is nearest to the Sun.  There is a direct correspondence to this fact in the mapping of an individual's birth chart.  With the exception of the Moon, Mercury revolves through the zodiac faster than any other planet; yet its proximity to the Sun insures that its placement will always be near to or on par with the subject's Solar sign.

    It is likely that you will be able to determine where Mercury was at the time of your birth without consulting an astrologer.  By reading the three potential profiles, it is often uncanny how clearly one of them will fit to us.  I thought you would enjoy trying this out for yourself.  You can explore the three positions of Mercury through the following links:
          Mercury in Aries      Mercury in Taurus      Mercury in Gemini

    I am always interested to know what you think and discover.  Feel welcome to write!  Material is currently being developed on the other planets.  If you are interested, we would be pleased to keep you updated on their progress.  Just send me a brief request!


    Would you like to participate in an on-line study of Taurus?

    Earthlore Explorations Lore of Astrology Taurus : 15th Century Manuscript Detail of Taurus15th Century Manuscript Detail of Taurus.

    Vocational Interests Suited to Taurus Tendencies

    "Don't avoid the cliches ... they are cliches because they work!"     —George Lucas, born May 14, 1944

    Prosperous at developing and maintaining wealth, Taureans do well in banking and finance.  In business, they shine in fields concerned with the earth and money.  Architect, builder, gardener or accountant, financier, banker, auctioneer, real estate broker, are all professions which attract a Taurus.  They may possess a good singing voice as music may be said to be a Taurean art.  Many well known performers are born under Taurus, such as Barbara Streisand and Bing Crosby.  Many Taureans have a 'green thumb' and find real pleasure in gardening.  Gifted with a natural artistic nature, they also may excel as crafts workers.

    Persistence, thoroughness and single-mindedness that can take on dogmatic qualities are the hallmarks of the Taurean personality.  No detail will ever be overlooked by the eyes of a Taurus.  Motivated by a desire to obtain and accumulate physical possessions, they can be compulsive in their intensity to secure an ample supply of everything they consider important.


    Earthlore Explorations Lore of Astrology Taurus : Fresco Mural at the Palazzo Schifanoia in Ferrara, Italy. Fresco Mural at the Palazzo Schifanoia in Ferrara, Italy.
    One in a series of panels depicting the months; a representation of April,
    showing the Triumph of Venus in Taurus accompanied by an allegorical figure
    symbolizing the ascendancy of spring.  Painted by Francesco del Cossa in 1469-1470.

    Essentials to a Healthy Taurean Relationship

    Honesty, integrity and dependability are notable Taurean characteristics.  The calm, pleasant, and well intentioned Taurus exterior belies the volcanic temper that can erupt when sufficiently aroused.  The bright side of the stubborn bull's nature is, they are incredibly and uncompromisingly loyal to their friends.  Established slowly, a Taurus friendship can, and often does last a lifetime.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone."     —Audrey Hepburn, born May 4, 1929


    Discover how compatible you are with others:

    Sun Sign Taurus

    The Lore of Taurus in Mythology

    Mythology is closely interwoven with Astrology.  Despite all that we do not know about the origins of either lore it is certain that starwatching began with passion on humanity's first night beneath the open sky.  Somewhere in time, shapes were perceived, figures imagined, names given and stories were told about the densely populated tapestry of the heavens.  All elder cultures throughout the world developed tales of the constellations which over time were imbued with meaning to explain various phenomena of our existence within the cosmos.

    Mythology in general is far more than a collection of "make believe" fantasies created by primitive societies to explain away what they could not understand.  The role of Myth in a society was to set the abstract complexities of Nature within a context of story that the human mind could comprehend.  Wondering long on what keeps the world from falling through space or whether the dawn will follow night is a costly distraction when there is hunting to do and crops to tend.  Story sets cosmic ideas in a scale we can relate to, human scale, which establishes a sense of accord and instills a faith that all is well with the universe.

    Astrology and Mythology serve a similar function in this regard.  We benefit from Astrology not so much as a tool of fortune-telling but as a directional guide to understanding who we are individually and what our unique role ought to be in this life. Earthlore Explorations Lore of Astrology: Taurus - The constellation Taurus drawn by Johannes Hevelius  As Carl Jung stated, Astrology claims only that we each possess the qualities of the year and of the season in which we were born.  To discern just what those qualities are ... is as fascinating to each of us as the night sky.

    Image at left : The constellation Taurus drawn by Johannes Hevelius in 1690 for his celestial catalogue, Uranographia.

    To the Greeks, Taurus is associated with Zeus and his transformation into a snowy white Bull.  This he did as a means to abduct Europa, whom he lusted for.  Thus, the Minotaur of Crete, result of this union of God and mortal, is also recognized as being associated with the second sign of the zodiac.  Through many cultures across the world the constellation of Taurus is perceived as a bull or similar animal.  The Egyptians gave great significance to the sky cluster in both religion and astrology; the great starry bull of the Nile.  Halfway around the globe, small tribes living along the Amazon river in South America, called this section of the night sky: Tapüra Rayoaba, the Jaw of the Ox.  It is certainly a hard constellation to miss; as one of the densest groupings, there are, by varying accounts, between 120 and 190 stars within it, visible to the naked eye.

    In the Mediterranean region, the Sun's entry into Taurus was celebrated as the Feast of Maya.  We know it as May Day, the first of the month.  The Sun was often represented by a white bull with a golden disc between his horns.  This image was followed by a procession of virgins, exemplifying the fecundity of nature.  This association of Taurus with the beginning of Spring, can be traced as far back as ancient Babylon.  In Egypt, Taurus held an even greater importance, as it was believed that humanity was created while the sun was passing through its borders.

                                  Ere the heels of flying Capricorn
                              Have touched the western mountain's darkening rim,
                              I mark, stern Taurus, through the twilight gray,
                                  The glinting of thy horn,
                              And sullen front, uprising large and dim,
                              Bent to the starry Hunter's sword at bay.Hymn to Taurus by Bayard Taylor
    
    Traditional Cultural Translations of Taurus
    Arabic: Al Thaur  Taurus  French: Taureau  Taurus German: Stier
    Hebrew: Shõr  Taurus Italian: Toro  Taurus Portuguese: Touro
    Spanish: Tauro  Taurus   Syrian: Taurã  Taurus   Turkish: Ughuz

    "There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique.  And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.  The world will not have it.  It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions.  It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.  You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work.  You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you.  Keep the channel open.  No artist is pleased.  There is no satisfaction whatever at any time.  There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others."

    —Martha Graham, Born: May 11, 1894

    Renowned Taureans: Sigmund Freud and Barbara Streisand

    Niccolò Machiavelli (May 3, 1469)
       Florentine Poet, Political Philosopher, Diplomat; Il Principe - The Prince
    William Shakespeare (Trad:  April 23, 1564)
       English Poet, Playwright; Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, As You Like It, The Tempest, Henry V, Othello, Macbeth
    William Lilly (May 1, 1602)
       Influential English Astrologer, Author; Christian Astrology
    David Hume (April 26, 1711)
       Scottish Historian, Philosopher, Economist; History of England, Treatise of Human Nature, Natural History of Religion
    Maria Gaetana Agnesi (May 16, 1718)
       Italian Mathematician, Philosopher, Linguist; Instituzioni analitiche ad uso della gioventu italiana
    John James Audubon (April 26, 1785)
       French/American Naturalist, Ornithologist, Painter; The Birds of North America
    Eugène Delacroix (April 26, 1798)
       French Romantic Painter; Inspiration to both Impressionist & Symbolist Movements
    Honoré de Balzac (May 20, 1799)
       Innovative French Novelist & Playwright; La Comédie humaine
    Robert Browning (May 7, 1812)
       English Victorian Poet & Playwright; Sordello, Dramatic Lyrics, The Ring and the Book
    Søren Kierkegaard (May 5, 1813)
       Danish Theologian, Philosopher; The Concept of Dread, Stages on Life's Way, The Sickness Unto Death
    Anthony Trollope (April 24, 1815)
       English Novelist; Barchester Towers, Phineas Finn, The Way We Live Now
    Charlotte Brontë (April 21, 1816)
       English Novelist; Jane Eyre, Villette
    Karl Marx (May 5, 1818)
       German Historian, Philosopher, Political Economist; The Communist Manifesto
    Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822)
       Commanding General of Union Army During United States Civil War, Eighteenth President of the U.S.
    Dante Gabriel Rossetti (May 12, 1828)
       English Pre-Raphaelites Painter, Poet; The House of Life
    Johannes Brahms (May 7, 1833)
       German Romantic Composer; Ein Deutsches Requiem - A German Requiem, Hungarian Dances
    Sigmund Freud (May 6, 1856)
       Austrian Physician, Founder of Psychoanalysis; The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, The Ego and the Id
    L. Frank Baum (May 15, 1856)
       American Poet, Author, Playwright, Silent Film Director; The Wizard of Oz
    William Randolph Hearst (April 29, 1863)
       American Newspaper Mogul; The San Francisco Examiner, The New York Journal
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (May 4, 1870)
       Russian Revolutionary, Communist Politician, First Premier of the Soviet Socialist Republic
    Bertrand Russell (May 18, 1872)
       English Historian, Philosopher, Mathematician; Principia Mathematica
    Guglielmo Marconi (April 25, 1874)
       Italian Inventor of the Radiotelegraph System
    Harry Truman (May 8, 1884)
       Thirty-third President of the United States
    Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888)
       Russian/American Composer, Lyricist; God Bless America, White Christmas
    Martha Graham (May 11, 1894)
       American Modern Dancer & Choreographer; Harlequinade, Primitive Mysteries, Persephone
    Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895)
       Italian/American Actor, Sex Symbol of Early Cinema; The Conquering Power, The Sheik, Blood and Sand
    Frank Capra (May 18, 1897)
       Italian/American Film Director; Lost Horizon, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life
    Golda Meir (May 3, 1898)
       Fourth Prime Minister of the State of Israel
    Vladimir Nabokov (April 22, 1899)
       Russian/American Poet, Novelist; Камера Обскура - Camera Obscura, Lolita, Pale Fire
    Gary Cooper (May 7, 1901)
       American Actor; The Virginian, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, High Noon
    Bing Crosby (May 2, 1903)
       American Vocalist, Actor; Pennies from Heaven, White Christmas, Going My Way
    Salvador Dalí (May 11, 1904)
       Spanish/Catalan Surrealist Painter
    Henry Fonda (May 15, 1905)
       American Actor; The Grapes of Wrath, The Ox-Bow Incident, Mister Roberts, 12 Angry Men
    Katharine Hepburn (May 12, 1907)
       American Actress; Morning Glory, Little Women, Adam's Rib, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
    Jimmy Stewart (May 20, 1908)
       American Actor; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Harvey, It's a Wonderful Life, Rear Window, Vertigo
    Tyrone Power (May 5, 1914)
       American Actor; Lloyd's of London, Blood and Sand, The Mark of Zorro, The Razor's Edge
    Joe Louis (May 13, 1914)
       American Heavyweight Boxing Champion; The Brown Bomber
    Anthony Quinn (April 21, 1915)
       Mexican/American Actor; La strada, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Viva Zapata!, Zorba the Greek
    Orson Welles (May 6, 1915)
       American Writer, Actor, Director, Producer for Stage, Radio & Film; The War of the Worlds, Citizen Kane
    Ferruccio Lamborghini (April 28, 1916)
       Italian Automobile Racer, Manufacturer
    Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917)
       American Jazz Vocalist, 'First Lady of Song'; For Sentimental Reasons, How High the Moon
    Eva Perón (May 7, 1919)
       Argentine First Lady (1946-52)
    Satyajit Ray (May 2, 1921)
       Bengali/Indian Writer, Illustrator, Film Director; Aparajito (The Unvanquished), Jalsaghar (The Music Room)
    Idi Amin (May 17, 1925)
       Third President of Uganda
    Malcolm X (May 19, 1925)
       African American Muslim Minister, Civil Rights Proponent
    Elizabeth II (April 21, 1926)
       Queen of England
    Hosni Mubarak (May 4, 1928)
       President of Egypt
    Ernesto 'Che' Guevara (May 14, 1928)
       Argentine Physician, Guerrilla Revolutionary Commander, Politician, Author
    Audrey Hepburn (May 4, 1929)
       English/Belgian Actress; Sabrina, Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Charade
    Willie Mays (May 6, 1931)
       American Baseball Legend, The Say Hey Kid
    Anouk Aimée (April 27, 1932)
       French Actress; La dolce vita, A Man and a Woman, Lola
    Willie Nelson (April 30 1933)
       American Country Singer, Songwriter, Author, Actor; Crazy, Funny How Time Slips Away, On the Road Again
    James Brown (May 3, 1933)
       American Singer, Songwriter, Bandleader, 'The Godfather of Soul'; Please, Please, Please, Try Me!
    Shirley MacLaine (April 24, 1934)
       American Actress, Author; Some Came Running, The Apartment, The Turning Point, Terms of Endearment
    Glen Campbell (April 22, 1936)
       American Country Singer, Songwriter; Wichita Lineman, Gentle on My Mind, By the Time I Get to Phoenix
    Roy Orbison (April 23, 1936)
       American Rock & Roll Singer, Songwriter; Only the Lonely, In Dreams, Crying, Pretty Woman
    Albert Finney (May 9, 1936)
       English Actor; Tom Jones, Murder on the Orient Express, The Dresser, Big Fish
    Bobby Darin (May 14, 1936)
       American Rock & Roll Singer, Songwriter, Actor; Splish Splash, Dream Lover, Mack the Knife, Beyond the Sea
    Jack Nicholson (April 22, 1937)
       American Actor; Five Easy Pieces, Chinatown, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining, The Departed
    George Carlin (May 12, 1937)
       American Comedian, Actor, Author; Seven Dirty Words
    Judy Collins (May 1, 1939)
       American Folk Singer, Songwriter; Both Sides Now, Send in the Clowns
    Al Pacino (April 25, 1940)
       American Actor; The Godfather, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Scarface, Scent of a Woman, Heat, The Insider
    Barbara Streisand (April 24, 1942)
       American Vocalist, Composer, Actress, Director, Producer; Funny Girl, The Way We Were, A Star is Born
    George Lucas (May 14, 1944)
       American Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer; American Graffiti, Star Wars, Indiana Jones
    Björn Ulvaeus (April 25, 1945)
       Swedish Musician, Composer, Producer, Vocalsit for ABBA; Chess, Mamma Mia!
    Bob Seger (May 6, 1945)
       American Rock & Roll Singer, Songwriter; Night Moves, Against the Wind, Like a Rock
    Pete Townshend (May 19, 1945)
       English Rock Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Co-Pilot for The Who
    Cher (May 20, 1946)
       American Pop Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Film Director
    Billy Joel (May 9, 1949)
       American Pianist, Singer, Songwriter; Piano Man, New York State of Mind, We Didn't Start the Fire
    Gabriel Byrne (12 May, 1950)
       Irish Actor, Director, Producer; Miller's Crossing, The Usual Suspects, Stigmata
    Stevie Wonder (May 13, 1950)
       American Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Producer; My Cherie Amour, Superstition, Higher Ground, Living for the City
    Chazz Palminteri (May 15, 1951)
       American Screenwriter, Actor; A Bronx Tale, The Usual Suspects, Bullets Over Broadway
    Pierce Brosnan (May 16, 1952)
       Irish/American Actor, Film Producer; Remington Steele, James Bond, Thomas Crown Affair, Mama Mia!
    Tony Blair (May 6, 1953)
       British Prime Minister, Leader of the Labour Party
    Michael Moore (April 23, 1954)
       American Documentary Film Director; Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko
    Olga Korbut (May 16, 1955)
       Belarusian Gold Medal Olympic Gymnast, The Sparrow from Minsk
    Chow Yun-Fat (May 18, 1955)
       Chinese Actor; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, A Better Tomorrow, The Killer
    Daniel Day-Lewis (April 29, 1957)
       English/Irish Actor; My Left Foot, Last of the Mohicans, Gangs of New York, There Will Be Blood
    Michelle Pfeiffer (April 29, 1957)
       American Actress; Dangerous Liaisons, Love Field, The Age of Innocence
    Randy Travis (May 4, 1959)
       American Country Music Singer, Actor; No Place Like Home, Whisper My Name
    Bono (May 10, 1960)
       Irish Rock Singer, Songwriter, Frontman for U2, Proponent of International Socital Solutions
    Joan Chen  陳冲 (April 26, 1961)
       Chinese Actress, Screenwriter, Director; Little Flower, The Last Emperor, Red Rose, White Rose, The Home Song Stories
    George Clooney (May 6, 1961)
       American Actor, Screenwriter, Director; Ocean's Eleven, Good Night, & Good Luck, Syriana, Michael Clayton
    Craig Ferguson (May 17, 1962)
       Scottish/American Comdedian, Actor, Talk Show Host
    Stephen Colbert (May 13, 1964)
       American Comdedian, Actor, Talk Show Host; The Colbert Report
    Renee Zellweger (April 25, 1969)
       American Actress, Producer; Nurse Betty, Bridget Jones's Diary, Chicago, Cold Mountain
    Cate Blanchett (May 14, 1969)
       Australian Actress, Theatre Director; Elizabeth, The Aviator, Notes on a Scandal
    Uma Thurman (April 29, 1970)
       American Actress; Dangerous Liaisons, Henry & June, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill
    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (May 2, 1972)
       American Wrestler, Actor; The Scorpion King, Be Cool, Southland Tales
    Penélope Cruz (April 28, 1974)
       Spanish Actress; Jamón, Jamón, Belle époque, Volver, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    Enrique Iglesias (May 8, 1975)
       Spanish Pop Singer, Songwriter, Actor; Si Tú Te Vas, Be With You, Hero

                                  "No, no, I am but a shadow of myself:
                                  you are deceiv'd, my substance is not here;
                                  for what you see is but the smallest part,
                                  and . . . were the whole frame here,
                                  it is of such a spacious lofty pitch,
                                  your roof were not sufficient to contain it."
                     
                                  —Lord Talbot in Henry VI,  William Shakespeare  (Born April 23, 1564)
    

    Development & Production Credits

    Primary Text : Laura Laurance   —   Theme Editing :  Louise Ogden
    Structural Design & Project Direction :  Rhey Cedron
    Art Direction :  Rhey Cedron   —   Art Production :  Mark Nelson & Ash' Murti
    Artistic Consultant :   Thierry Alberto
    Art Research :  Malcolm Hurrell  —   Support Research :  Walter McCrae
    (Life) Support Production : Henry Craig,  Joan Flandrin, Clara Kelly and
    a Patient Legion of Friends, Family & Angels

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