Sign: Taurus the Bull
Dates: April 20th through May 20th
- Ruling Planet: Venus
- Quality: Fixed
- Element: Earth
- Root Power: Stability
- Positive Traits: Reliable, warm-hearted, caring, persistent, devoted, stable, responsible, observant, practical
- Negative Traits: Inflexible, rebellious, argumentative, impatient, possessive
- Likes: Photography, arts, romance, independence, comfy surroundings, planning, routines
- Dislikes: Being rushed, mornings, sudden changes, insecurity, vulgarity, chaos, bossiness
- Good Day: Patient, organized, supportive, romantic, careful, dedicated
- Bad Day: Feels anxious and insecure, over-think, overindulgent, stubborn, lazy, vain, cheap, too cautious
- Turn offs: People who rush them into making important decisions
- Lucky Color: Green
- Lucky Number: 2, 6, 9, 12, 24
- Lucky Day: Friday
- Flower: Poppy
- Basic Trait: “I have”
- Quirk: So damn stubborn about trivial issues
- Advice: Seek beauty beyond material possessions
- Life Pursuit: Emotional and financial security
- Secret Wish: To own the best of everything
- Known for: Great stabilizer with ability to charge
Taurus is one of the oldest constellations which results in a few different versions of the bull’s story. The first tale involves Zeus and Europa. Zeus fell in love with Europa while she was with her friends. He disguised himself as a bull, which she loved so much that she went for a ride on his back. He swam across to Crete where Europa ultimately gave birth to three sons of Zeus.
The second tale still involves Zeus and cheating. In this tale, Hera was so angry at Zeus that he needed to protect his mistress by turning her into a heifer. Hera still cursed her by forcing her to wander day after day while being bothered by a fly constantly. Finally, the heifer mistress swam across the sea, Zeus made her human again, and they had two children.
In both tales, Taurus represents Zeus, an influential man pretending to be something he is not in order to win love. The other side of this representation, however, is that the bull has strength, determination, and stability to accomplish their tasks. This is a Taurus personality.
Day to Day
Taurus is modest and good-natured, but also independent and self reliant. Full of common sense, Taurus craves structure and security. A headstrong introvert, Taurus is organized and has a strong sense of will. Like a bull, this sign has two speeds: relaxed and content or hyped up ready to charge. Though they are slow to anger, you do not want to provoke this bull. If this sign gets worked up, it truly seems like they have steam pouring out of the ears.
Luckily, this sign knows its own strength and handles situations with dignity and self control. That being said, they are incredibly stubborn. Once they have an opinion about something, it will be almost impossible to change it. This is a dedicated, sharp, and practical sign. They deal with the facts and are mentally tough. They are also physically tough as well, though gentle and kind.
This Bull over analyzes every little thing. They patiently assess whether something is worth their investment of time and resources This is definitely a slow and steady sign. Their sincerity and perseverance is second to none. This mindset, however, can make it difficult for Taurus to get out of a rut. Methodical and practical, this bull plugs along down its path. They respect tradition.
This sign is the persistent provider of the zodiac. Taurus is most happy sticking to a routine and their comfort zones. This helps them ground others and bring a sense of ease or contentment. They will help others seek security, enjoy earthly pleasures, and get the job done. They are the builders; they will help create concrete results for efforts.
Taurus enjoys the finer things in life, but will also work hard to provide it for themselves and the ones they care about. They always want to be surrounded by love and beauty. This is a stable, conservative, and reliable sign. They are go getters who do not rely on others to get the job done. They are also extremely patient, ambitious, and unwavering. A Taurus’ will power is incredible. Their intense internal drive means they sometimes have an issue with authority.
Taurus always wants to give a helping hand, and they are good at it. This sign is knowledgeable about the world and have a great speaking voice. They are down to earth and are one of the most dependable signs. They plan things out to the last detail to avoid any unnecessary risks. This sign has an innate drive to obtain what is needed. They value harmony and work hard to maintain it.
Impact of Element, Quality, and Planet
With the fixed quality, Taurus is able to sustain and maintain their patience through long lasting efforts. They can take what others set up and build upon it, turning ideas into reality. Earth’s influence allows for an awareness and connection to the five senses. This allows them to be a true stabilizer, as well as be able to complete tasks no matter what.
Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus. This creates their tender nature, as well as their love for the finer things in life. This sign will add charm and embellishment to everything. They love to indulge in any pleasure that has a tangible aspect, things they can see, touch, taste and smell. Additionally, they love pets and are often likely to have at least one close at hand and heart.
Taurus the Bull is a great chameleon, able to appear popular and friendly with everyone and yet only letting a few close enough to truly know them. They will only let you as close as they want you to be. No Taurus is an open book. This bull feels things deeply and will go to great lengths to keep their feelings hidden and thus protect themselves from vulnerability. This mask can often make them appear aloof and unfriendly or withdrawn and sulky which the furthest is from the truth.
Taurus has a sixth sense for BS and do not have time or patience for it. They are frustrated by indecisiveness. They value honesty over drama. They also take what people say to heart. Those who earn it will have this sign’s loyalty for life. This is a sign that will keep their promises.
This is definitely a sign you want around during difficult times. Taurus will buoy their friends up when they are down. They are steadfast and practical, as well as great advice givers. They build steady connections and relationships. They also work hard to ensure their relationships are healthy in all possible ways. This patient bull is also affectionate and comfort loving. They are faithful, loving, and giving to their friends and family. Taurus just wants them to be happy and will do anything to make that happen, even move mountains.
Taurus men are strong, loyal, and generous. They are also patient and tender. With traits like these to offer, these men will search for someone who can provide the same. They are slow to pick up on hints and slow to trust. This bull is attracted by the comfy and cozy.
Taurus women want to be courted and slowly seduced. You must appeal to their sense of romance and realize they will not give their heart easily. This woman’s partner will need to spend lots of time earning their love. Once she is in love however, she is affectionate and loyal.
Taurus is ruled by Venus, the Goddess of Love and that means that they are inevitably involved in romantic complications. Though they hide their feelings well, they feel them very deeply and so it is important to remember this when dealing with them. Every emotion, from love to jealousy, will be felt in extremes.
If you are trying to attract a Taurus, do not go cheap. They hold onto traditional values, do not like spontaneity, and will not play games of any kind. You will need patience to court this sign. Sometimes you must remember to take the bull by the horns and make a move yourself. Get a phone number, make a date, but do not wait around for the other person to convince you that they are worth it, especially if they are one of the more stubborn Astrological signs! They need a safe environment that provides consistency and reliability. Additionally, Taurus’ love a great sense of humor.
This sign will not love until their trust is gained. Once they give in, they are all in, attentive, and caring. For this reason, if their heart is broken, it will take a long time to heal. Taurus is most compatible with Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, and Pisces.
The key to making a relationship with a Taurus work is patience on the part of the partner, and a willingness to let things go and consider alternatives on the part of the Taurus. The legendary stubbornness of the bull can ruin a good relationship. Remember, your partner can have great ideas too!