Taurus Zodiac Sign
Time Period: April 21 – May 20
Ruling Planet: Venus
Ruling House: 2nd
Key Traits: Practical, Patient, Indulgent
Phrase: “I have…”
Power Colour: Green
Flower: Rose, Poppy
Eminent Personalities: Queen Elizabeth, George Clooney, William Shakespeare, Mark Zuckerburg
Like the bull that is its symbol, Taurus is a very solid sign. Being one who enjoys creature comforts, you are capable of finding joy and contentment in very physical ways. If there was a category for “least likely to burn out” in your school yearbook, your picture would have been there. You are body-aware and respect your physical limits. Even as far as food is concerned, your body has a way of letting you know what you want and what you don’t. You don’t tend to run headlong into things, you have tremendous staying power, and tend to style yourself around what endures, rather than following the latest fad.
Due to your power of endurance, you are always ready to go the distance. Sure and steady, you are often called upon to finish what others start. Your solidity extends into your values and sense of purpose: you are not the type to be easily talked into changing your mind, especially about your principles in life. The way you live now works for you, and you don’t go fixing what isn’t broken. Overall, you tend to be pretty secure about who you are and what you are doing.
Being a Fixed sign, Taureans are happy to enjoy the comforts of the home you work so hard to maintain rather than constantly seeking more intense excitement or greater novelty. Seemingly tireless, work is both a source of pleasure to you and a way to provide yourself with other pleasures. Venus is the ruling planet of Taurus, which makes perfect sense in terms of your love of beauty, your sensual nature, and your love of the natural world.
Venus is also the great peacemaker of the Zodiac. The Moon is exalted in your sign, which is why you hold home and family on such a high pedestal. Amateur astrologers may tell you that Taurus is the most materialistic of all the signs, but that is a matter of perspective. Many very spiritual Taureans who avoid gathering possessions and remain at peace in their universe. Whatever path the Taurus chooses, they remain committed to it; this is true of relationships as well. Once you’re convinced you’ve got a good partner, you’re all in. Taurus embodies the very soul of conviction.
Sometimes you can get so focused or involved in something that it’s nearly impossible to get you off track — even if you’re on the wrong track. This stubbornness is a reflection of your conviction. It’s not too difficult to give up a food that you find to be unhealthy, but giving up trust in a person or idea that you’ve stood by is nearly impossible. Taurus, you may exhibit lack of flexibility at times. This is especially true when circumstances try to yank you out of your carefully built comfort zone. In the process of developing the more material aspects of life, you manage to externalize this comfort zone in the form of home, family, credentials, and other physical things. The theme of preservation runs through many of your activities, and this may be why so many Taurean folks are so good at money management.
Another thing that Taurus manages well is memory. You know what it’s like when birthdays, holidays, anniversaries (even the small ones), and other key dates are forgotten by friends and partners and you do your best to avoid inflicting those feelings on others. In some parts of Asia where the Zodiac of twelve signs is used, an Elephant actually replaces the Bull for this very reason. The big advantage in this natural ability is that lessons are learned early and easily. You rarely will make the same mistake twice. Without reliable proof of benefit, you will simply not be pushed into doing anything you don’t want to do.
There are a few misconceptions about Taureans floating around in popular astrology that need to be addressed. The first is that Taureans tend to be overweight. Because food is a sensual part of your life, you actually tend to be very mindful of your eating. Actually, you will find that despite the sensual love of food that you have, you actually need to make an effort to pack on the pounds or simply not pay attention to your health. Taureans are also said to be stubborn, but again this is really unfair and probably concocted by people who do not hold firm to their convictions. Another myth is that Taureans are lazy. This is not the case at all; wasting energy is just not your style. You work with an efficiency that gets things done and done well with the least amount of effort and energy expended.
Taureans are emotional people. An offhand comment or criticism can easily leave you upset, causing you to drag your feet if asked to do something you don’t want to do, especially if you don’t like the person who asked you to do it. Don’t be surprised if people misread this reaction as laziness — you just don’t like to take orders. However, if you respect the person making the request, or if it’s something in which you take an interest, you can quickly change your behavior. This may make your friends and coworkers see you as unpredictable, but really you just need some time to warm up. You don’t like to be rushed or pushed, you prefer to do things at your own speed in your own way.
Straying from your routine can make you quite nervous or even insecure. You’re not one to go leaping into the unknown; you appreciate routine and order too much for that. You’ve also likely learned how to hide your insecurities well. It’s hard for you to put your feelings into words, and because of this your true feelings are often unrevealed.
You’ve certainly got a good work ethic, built on reliability and persistence. Taureans often find success in figures and finance, but keep that emotional side in check. The symbol of Taurus is the headstrong, powerful bull, but it’s important to keep ownership over your own emotions and reactions. Try to spread out the places in your life where change is needed, and choose your battles wisely. Not every task needs your high level of determination, and not everyone deserves your loyalty.
Love & Relationships
While you’re a very loyal friend, it’s likely that you have plenty of acquaintances and only a few close friends. Those you do hold dear are protected and highly valued. You treat your friends like beloved family, and can always be counted on to be there for your loved ones. Taureans also have a flair for entertaining. While you may not be particularly social, you do like to spoil the special people in your life.
Want to find out how compatible Taurus’ are with other zodiac signs when it comes to love and relationships?
Astrology can reveal a lot, but there’s much more to it than what Sun sign you are. At the very heart of astrology — and of Tarot, Palmistry, sacred geometry, ceremonies, and rituals — are the 4 elements: Fire, Earth, Water, and Air. If you think about it, we need all 4 elements in order to survive on the planet. We heat and cook and purge with fire. We grow things in the Earth; it is the foundation of our existence, and we return to it when our life has ended. We need water to survive; it grows the plants of the earth and quenches our thirst; our bodies are approximately 60% water, and the Earth itself is approximately 70% water. We need air to breathe. Even our words are given life by our breath when we speak them out loud.
As you can see, the elements are very important indeed! If you were born a Taurus, a Virgo, or a Capricorn, then you were born an earth sign.
See if you recognize yourself in these points.
- Gregarious, grounded, and dependable.
- Practical, cautious and down to earth
- You like material goods and creature comforts
- Strong sense of duty
- Responsible and conservative
- You appreciate good food and pleasant surroundings.
- Logical and reasonable
- You sometimes forget to consider the feelings of others.
- Goal oriented rather than enjoying the path to reaching that goal
Of course, not all earth signs are going to behave the same. Even two Capricorns can be very different from each other, because of the way that the rest of their planets fall. Remember, the Sun sign is only one part of astrology! There’s so much more to discover.
Even though all earth signs are similar, there’s a lot of difference between them. This is because of the triplicities, or the qualities of those signs. Just like there are four elements, there are three triplicities. These are Cardinal, Mutable, and Fixed.
Taurus is a Fixed sign. This quality is cautious. Just as it sounds, the fixed quadruplicity is the “but we’ve always done it this way” energy of the zodiac. Perhaps this sounds like you?
- You don’t handle change well.
- You like to stay in the background.
- You’re not particularly thrilled about new ideas.
- You can be quite tenacious or stubborn.
- You want others to agree with you.
- You bring responsibility to teamwork and keep everyone under control.
- You want things done your way.
- You’re not a risk taker.
- You take responsibility very seriously.
Earth Element: Taurus
If you’re a Taurus, you’re probably quite resilient, like the animal of your Zodiac sign. People may find you reserved, but when you get to know someone, you open up to them. When you’re comfortable with someone, you can be a very good conversationalist. You just have to be interested in your subject matter.
You’re quite tenacious, sometimes to the point of stubbornness. Once you’ve made up your mind, very little will change it. You’re usually pretty easygoing, but if someone pushes you, you’re going to push back. The more they push you, the more likely you are to explode. You don’t let your temper show often, but when you do, it’s quite a spectacle, and it can take you a while to cool off, too.
You’re attracted to others sexually and sensually, but you may find it hard to make that first move. You definitely prefer to respond and react, rather than to initiate. Make sure you’re not just being lazy, you have to be proactive to get what you want from romance! You’re not one to be pushy, but when someone needs you to be there, you can be quite dependable, knowing just what to do to help fix things.
You’re not naturally a worrier, but you can brood a bit. You’re stable and solid, and you don’t hurry yourself into any decisions. You’re not comfortable with change, especially when it comes to your home and loved ones. You’re patient to the point of exasperation at times, and you bear responsibility as well as you bear the scars of heartache and physical endurance. Others can count on you in a time of crisis, because you’ll usually be able to find a way forward. You’re very loyal to those who matter to you.
You live your life by what it has to offer you. You enjoy indulging in good food, good music, and other creativity and art. You’ve also got a very earthy humor, enjoying vaudeville and traditional humor rather than the modern take on things. You’re very kind, quite frugal, and seem to have a knack for drawing money or wealth to you. Sensible and pragmatic, if you do build your “castles in the air,” you understand that you have to work hard to put the foundations under them if they’re going to manifest in your life.
Here is a list of some of your more prominent qualities:
- Physically and emotionally strong.
- Naturally reserved.
- Good conversationalist.
- Solid and dependable.
- Usually easygoing.
- Slow to anger.
- Not prone to worry.
- You make decisions carefully and deliberately.
- You’re enduring when it comes to carrying burdens, physical or emotional.
- You’re patient.
- Calm under pressure.
- You have a traditional sense of humor.
- You’re never intentionally unkind.
- Money finds its way to you.
Of course, like anyone else, you’ve got your faults, and while they may be few, they can be ugly when they raise their heads.
- You won’t be rushed into decisions.
- You’re stubborn when backed into a corner.
- You can have quite the temper when pushed.
- You can hold grudges.
- You’re very stubborn.
- You won’t tolerate waste.
- You can have a lazy streak.
The Taurus Man
- Calm and levelheaded
- Romantic, will work hard to win your love.
- Protective, stable, and secure.
- Taurus men like good music.
- Remembers details well.
- Need to feel like they’re the king of their castles.
- Will not be rushed, and is stubborn when pushed into corners.
- Taurus men are not overly demonstrative.
- Rarely talk about their feelings.
- Don’t like to take chances.
- Won’t be dominated.
- Resent being contradicted.
- Need apologies if they’re not going to resent you.
- Slow to anger but have a violent temper when pushed.
- Don’t like people interfering in their lives.
- Don’t like clingy partners.
The Taurus Woman
- Not prone to outbursts.
- Taurus women are sensual.
- No desire to dominate others, but know how to take control.
- Not social climbers.
- Simple yet elegant.
- Enjoy nature.
- Down to earth.
- Rarely complain.
- Good hostesses.
- Hate deceit and deception.
- Prone to jealousy.
- Can have a ferocious temper when pushed.
- Can be tomboys.
- Cannot stand insubordination.
The Taurus Child
- Strong willed.
- Want lots of affection.
- Quick to hug and show devotion.
- Comfortable with other children.
- Not prone to temper tantrums.
- Mature for their age.
- Usually polite.
- Have good memories.
- Work hard for success.
- Know how to charm others to get what they want.
- Will not be persuaded to do things they don’t care to do.
- Can be a bit hesitant and negative at times.
- Do not like to be the center of attention.
As a Taurus, the key to your success is to learn how to highlight your strengths, and discipline what may be less than desirable. Of course, there’s a time and a place for everything. Even what can be perceived as a negative quality can be turned to an advantage with the right approach.
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