VIA MY COLUMN ON CHILLED MAGAZINE:
Happy Birthday Taurus, the second sign of the Zodiac. The Bull is hospitable, indulgent, security-loving, bullheaded, placid, patient, devoted, gentle, sensual, mouth-watering! That last trait especially applies to our Taurus of the month, RPattz. As I mentioned last month, Robert Pattinson, is an ideal companion for impulsive Aries, Kristen Stewart. This is a classic Astrological match, made in Heaven, celebrated on Earth. Every Aries should be so lucky as to have a Taurus by their side, catching their fall, of which there might be many. If you happen to know a not-so-wild Aries, then it’s likely that person’s rising sign is not a fire one. Perhaps they have Taurus rising! That earth energy would sedate their fire energy a bit and make them a little less crazy-ram-like. KStew’s rising sign is unknown because her birth time has not been made public. RPattz’ rising sign is Cancer, which makes him sensitive, home-loving, introverted and caring. Can I love him anymore than I all ready do? Apparently, I could.
Other famous Taureans include Buddha, Uma Thurman, James Brown, Barbara Striesand, Cate blanchett, Cher, Liberace, David Beckham, George Clooney, Enrique Iglesias, Billy Joel, Katherine Hepburn, Stephen Baldwin, Stevie Wonder, Cate Blanchett, Janet Jackson, Pierce Brosnan, Tori Spelling, Jack Nicholson, Shirley MacLaine, Al Pacino, Jerry Seinfeld, Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman, Kirsten Dunst, Willie Nelson
Why is rose and pear a Taurus? Because based on Medieval Herbal Astrology, Venus is the planet of all things exceptionally beautiful, delicious and fragrant. I do believe these two foods possess these traits in spades, no? Since Venus rules over Taurus, and Libra these foods can belong to either sign. But since we’re celebrating Taurus we’re going to give it to the Bull…
(makes one gallon)
1/4 cup boiling water*
1/4 cup sugar, and stir
2 1/2 cups white wine
1 cup brandy
1 cup pear juice
3/4 cups triple sec
3/4 cups sour*
1 cup orange juice
1/8 ounce rose water*
***Sour Mix: 3/4 cups hot water, 3/4 cups sugar, 4 cups containers lime juice
***The best brand of rose water is “HERATIGE ROSE WATER” which can be bought at health food stores, metaphysical shops and online.
***Kangen water is the purest water I have ever come across and I recommend it highly. It augments the natural flavors you add to it and has become one of my core ingredients.