Ok, my pc browser saw me reading this thread at this web site and 'suggested' this other thread on Cetus at this web site, here:https://www.cloudyni...of-a-tail-r2843
..which says that the direction from Taurus to Cetus is a direction of southwest. This is determined by holding the star chart from the article upside down overhead with the West (W) label near your eyes and the East (E) label on the far side. Then the relationships among the celestial objects becomes clear when facing east, by noting that direction which falls along the space between W and S.
As to why when I first tried to do this a month ago seeing the real sky (as opposed to a star chart) and it appeared as I recall to be a direction of to the right and up a bit suggesting a direction of southeast (I might not be remembering this perfectly)--- I think the difference is the fact of the dome, as mentioned above, has depth whereas seeing the sky naked eye shows only two dimensions. So the star chart captures the sky in 3 dimensions while your observing eyes only capture it in 2.
If this is correct, I concede it is a more accurate conception of the directional relationships of celestial objects, though I am not sure it makes the process of star hopping for star gazing easier (especially for beginners).
Edited by clastro8*, 01 November 2020 - 02:54 PM.