~ The Fourth Ray ~
Viewed from a traditional perspective, the sign of Taurus is often associated with dependability, endurance, willfulness and perseverance. It is also intimately related to the arts, values, and the finer things of life. However, of all of the attributes correlated to the Sign of the Bull, an innate sensitivity to aesthetics is a hallmark theme. It is not surprising, therefore, that the Fourth Ray, the Ray of Beauty, provides the foundational influence for this zodiacal sign.
As one of the three signs through which the Fourth Ray is expressed, this divine energy cultivates a desire to creatively manifest good form. Yet this urge is not based upon an exclusive insistence on the efficiency of form (as is the case in Virgo). Rather, it is rooted in the conviction that, when giving form to an idea, the note of beauty and elegance must also give it flavor.
Taurus therefore desires to ground good ideas into forms that are both practical and artistically appealing. Whether considering the Taurean artist who brings forth an artistic composition that creates magnetic appeal; the entrepreneur who designs a product that is both useful and tastefully presented; or the educator who teaches through the elegant expression of words, each is a manifestation of form that is both useful and aesthetically attractive. When viewed from a spiritual perspective, this is a matrix of perception that guides the mind and heart of the Taurean.