Symbol: The Bull ♉
Dates: April 20th – May 20th. If you were born at the beginning or end of the dates for a sign, then you would be “on the cusp” of one of the signs and feel the influence of the other sign
Element: Earth Sign
Natural House: Second
Ruling Planet: Venus
Key Phrase: “I establish”
Motivations: Security and Consistency
Energy: Yin (Feminine)
Lucky Day: Friday
Lucky Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 7, 10, 12, and 19
Colors: Green (primary), additional colors include: brown
Body Associations: throat, vocal chords, tonsils, and thyroid
Birth Stones: Emerald (primary) – additional stones
Herbs/Flowers: Rose and Foxglove
Tarot Cards: The Hierophant and the Queen of Pentacles
Earth signs are realistic, and apply rigor and hard work when they do something. Material needs and success are always at the center of their concerns. Besides the four elements (Water, Fire, Earth, and Air), the twelve signs of the Zodiac have qualities. There are three qualities in astrology: Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable. Taurus is a Fixed astrological sign.
Fixed signs fall in the middle of a season. These natives are the foundations of society. They are the builders and the preservers. Fixed signs take the ideas initiated by the Cardinal signs and they put them into motion to create something physical and substantial. Where the Cardinal signs are the “initiators,” the Fixed signs are the “establishers.” Their nature is incredibly reliable, and you know what to expect from them, and what you see is what you get.
Taurus Personality Traits
Taurus people are stable and persistent. They prefer to build a legacy over time and are very determined to make life as safe and secure as possible. The list below highlights fourteen Taurus traits.
14 key Taurus Traits
1. Strong values
Taurus people are unshakeable in their values and beliefs. They are not gullible and will not change what they believe in for anything. They are not easily influenced by others, as they stand firmly in their beliefs.
This astrological sign represents the physical and material world. Naturally, Taurus individuals have an abundance of resources in their life that allows them to achieve their goals. Many of them have a steady flow of funds within their lives; and through this, they can also provide others with many of the material resources they require to succeed.
3. Caring and Generous
Taurus people usually have hearts of gold; and because they are ruled by Venus, the planet of love, peace, and harmony, they aim to create an environment around them that is bountiful. They are extremely caring and giving towards their friends and loved ones, and will do anything within their power to ensure the ones they are closest to are looked after. And they will always reach out to those in need.
4. Responsible and Dependable
Taureans make great employees and bosses; they can be relied on to get the job done. Since Taurus is a Fixed sign, they possess an ability to persevere and remain consistent in whatever job or task they undertake. They do not like taking risks, and they stay consistent in their duties and responsibilities.
They do not mind standing in long lines, or when their food takes long at the restaurant. They also do not mind when other people take a long time to get something done or to achieve results, and they give them the time they need. Taureans are very aware that anything worth building takes time; they possess an extremely calm and gentle nature due to this, and will not rush anything.
Although Taureans are patient, they are not lazy. Instead, they are incredibly persistent. The bull does take his time to check out the situation and find the perfect moment to charge ahead. Like the nature symbolized by the bull, they can take longer than most to initiate and do something, but once they are ready, they forge on with full force!
Taureans love to indulge in the pleasurable feelings of affection that can be expressed and felt through their senses. Taurus loves to show physical affection, so they are always hugging and cuddling their loved ones. They prefer to communicate through touch instead of conversation; such is their nature as an earth sign.
Since Taurus is an Earth sign ruled by Venus, they love beautiful and luxurious objects, food, and surroundings. They are incredibly aware of the physical world, and can sometimes lack awareness of the emotional world. They can become so focused on material success that they do not take care of their emotions or the feelings of the people around them.
Taureans prefer to calculate all their plans before they proceed with an action. They can sometimes take extremely long periods of time to decide or act, which frustrates others and often causes them to miss an important opportunity.
10. Closed Off
They are very rigid in their values and beliefs; it is challenging for them to open up to and accept others’ opinions and ideas. A Taurus can come across as incredibly stubborn and hard-headed to others since it is difficult to see life through the eyes of other people. They can be judgmental, which will make them unkind to people who do not share their beliefs.
Taurus people are incredibly generous with their resources; however, they do need things to play out on their own terms. They can get extremely stubborn and angry when things are not going their way, or according to their conditions. Taurus needs to be the one who chooses where to go and what to do, and can easily ignore the about the input of others.
12. Stuck in Their Ways
A Taurus will become very agitated if they need to leave their comfort zone and try something new. They prefer the traditional, tried, and tested methods of proceeding with an action, and are opposed to change and trying new things. Being unchangeable can lead to stagnation, which can affect their mental and physical health.
Many Taurus people have so much abundance in their life that they overindulge. They can hoard expensive items, overdo in their favorite activities, and eat way too much of their preferred foods. When they have what they need and do not need to work for it, they can also become lazy.
Taurus worries about safety and security more than any other sign, which means they worry about “having enough”. This constant concern can lead them to hoard resources. They can accumulate unneeded items that “pile up” over time, making their homes into a “junk yard”.
The Taurus Woman
A Taurus woman can be recognized through her gentleness and femininity. At home, in the office, or in the way she dresses, she always exudes simplicity while staying elegant. Indeed, these women have specific tastes and styles and are particularly fond of beauty and sophistication.
They do not have many friends, but their inner circle is made of trustworthy people. They are reliable confidants. They believe in solidarity and are generous with their loved ones, and renowned for their wise and pertinent advice when times are rough.
Indeed, a Taurus woman is a mature, responsible person with a sense of duty and obligation. This quality is particularly obvious withn her family. She is a loving wife, a devoted mother, willing to offer body and soul for the happiness and well-being of her family. This maturity can also be noticed in the quality of her hard work.
They are materialistic because they are attached to comfort and concerned with physical safety and security. Even if they are not particularly fascinated by luxuries, their financial situation is nonetheless of considerable importance to them.
The Taurus Man
Taurus men are well known for their simplicity. Money and material goods are mainly used for security, because they cannot bear the idea of lacking anything. They are not flamboyant; they are humble and modest and can be content with what is essential and strictly necessary. They are great at saving money, and they know how to handle their finances and make good investments.
Taurus men are also renowned for their maturity and sense of responsibilities. These people take responsibility for their own choices and do not flee from their obligations. They take the time they need to weigh the pros and cons before making any decision. Of a very calm nature, they can prove to be extremely prudent. Even if they like a challenge, this does not make them adventurers who want to rush in headfirst. Patience is a virtue that is natural to them, but it can sometimes be annoying for the people around them.
These men are also gifted with great generosity. Even if there are only a handful of people in their inner circle, Taurus men nurture great relationships with their loved ones. These are people you can count on when the going gets tough.
Since they put a lot of trust in their loved ones, they can be extremely demanding in their relationships with other people. People who know them are aware that they have certain tried and true ways of doing things, and prefer to follow well-worn paths in their thinking and actions.
The Taurus Child
Taurus children prefer to learn what must be done to take care of themselves and others in practical and material ways. They need time to learn and like structure. Any time they transgress or need correcting, it should be done consistently and firmly. Take the time to explain what the problem is and what the proper behavior should be. The Taurus child will form patterns in thinking and behavior that will be very hard to change, so it is important to teach them proper etiquette as soon as possible.
The best rule of thumb for learning is to let them apprentice with someone who is an expert or very practiced. They want adults to demonstrate what it takes to be valued, so they can build their own value over time. They can be successful with more structure than most so long as the limits and rules are clear.
The Taurus Parent
The Taurus parent prefers to be respected and obeyed; no “back talk”. If the situation calls for dealing with a crisis, the Taurus parent will look for a practical solution that has be tried and tested before successfully. Discipline will be enforced consistently and persistently, and they expect children to work to help the family, especially through chores. They engage by having children work with them on tasks.
Taurus people are deeply loyal in friendship. They love to build friendships over a lifetime. This sign works best with other earth signs and the water signs, which they compliment. Fire and air signs often prove too unstable or unpredictable for them.
Since friendships are cultivated carefully, they do not make casual friends. As a result, if you break a Taurus’ trust, that will usually be the end of the friendship, forever. They are deeply loyal, and will drop anything to get to a friend in need. These people will take you in, but be sure to appreciate their generosity by helping in some way. For Taurus, everyone must contribute.
Taurus loves to build a lasting relationship over time. They are very sensual lovers and enjoy touch and physical pleasure with their partners. They work hard and enjoy intimacy once they have finished a long day or long week. What makes them so much fun is their passion for pleasure. They want love to endure and know what it takes to be committed and “in it for the long haul”.
In the professional field, they are gifted with great perseverance. They are consistent and productive workers who know that even the smallest efforts always pay off in the end. Regardless of the kind of work they pursue, they mostly try to find stability in their careers. A Taurus can try to build their own company, but most of them will be perfectly happy working in large, reliable companies where they will have a chance to blossom in the long term and enjoy steady work.
While it is part of traditional astrology to suggest some jobs are Taurus jobs and other jobs belong to other signs, that concept is outdated. Essentially, any sign can do any job, whether the person is a hair dresser, surgeon, stay-at-home parent, fighter pilot, and on and on. Ideally, the person doing the job needs to be able to do the work in alignment with his or her sign. Taurus prefers to be stable, dependable, and consistent when it comes to work and career.
The influence of Venus might also distract you from your work today. Even if it might seem enticing to daydream over the sweet lure of love and bliss, keep in mind that other people still expect you to perform your duty…
Venus is shining bright in your sky today and as a result, any romantic endeavor will be favored and facilitated. If you are single, today is probably the best day to open your heart to the one.
Sometimes playing it safe is the wisest course of action. Risky investments can yield more in the short term, but can be particularly devastating if anything goes wrong.