Words to Live By: “I have, therefore I am.”
Birthdates: April 21 – May 21
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The symbol for Taurus is the mighty Bull. The strength, power, and force of Taurus is reflected in the bovine appearance.
The Bull has an interesting history. Terms like “Bull in a china-closet” or “Stubborn as a Bull” reflect the nature of most Taureans.
But the duality of the Bull can be hidden. Too often the image is of the raging bull, and their gentle nature is overlooked.
In ancient mythology, bulls were either worshiped as gods or sacrificed to gods. Either way, they always made an impression.
For instance, in Greek mythology a creature named the Minotaur had the body of a man and the great head and tail of a bull.
Many born under this sign have large necks and backs. They may also have solid body types.
Influence Planet: Venus
Venus is the ruling planet of Taurus. It is also a powerful influence on Libra. The ancients identified Venus with the Roman and Greek goddesses of love (Venus and Aphrodite).
Venus is almost the same size as Earth and is the brightest planet in the heavens. It is the second in line from the Sun. The powerful “love energy” affects those born in the Taurus window.
Venus brings affection, love, romance, beauty and earthly sensuality to Taurus. It modifies the sometimes overpowering nature and calms the spirit of the Bull.
Astrological House: 2nd House
Taurus is the 2nd sign/house of the zodiac. The 2nd house highlights security, self-esteem, and the material world. This house rules morality, value systems, and physical possessions.
The emphasis and focus in this house is an expression of the Taurus need to control the physical world. Work (career, jobs), money and comfort all intertwine in the 2nd House of the zodiac.
Personal possessions and material “things” sit in the 2nd house. Valuables and values are all part of what makes us feel safe and secure.
Taureans are typically the “salt of the earth”. Like all Earth signs, they love nature. They are “fixed”.
The influence of the Earth element also extends to monetary gains and losses. The earth element creates a grounded and stable influence. But it is important that Taurus learns to be flexible. Sometimes the earth energy can slow things down. Taurus needs to learn to “go with the flow.”
Earth qualities include the prana energy of yoga and the martial arts.
In its truest sense, the Earth gives Taurus roots and permanence. The trick is to make sure the Bull doesn’t become too “rooted” in old ideas or bad situations.
As its birthstone, the shades of green enhance the Taurus love of physical possessions. After all, green is the color of money, right?
Money and Careers
A Taurus makes a great career in “earth”-related jobs. They are amazing builders, often doing well as architects, botanists, surveyors, farmers, carpenters, and landscapers. They also excel at building businesses and investments. Taurus makes a great banker, stock broker, cashier and treasurer.
You can trust them with money. You can trust them to implement a detailed plan. As far as money and careers go, you can trust a Taurus.
They prefer stability. Even the creative types (artists, actors) have a tendency to stay and build a profession. They have large bodies of work. Taurus does not have to be the star. They can be patient and persistent.
But don’t underpay them. They go the extra mile to be there on time, but never take them for granted.
Taurus employees are the steady, loyal team members that build companies. But if you take advantage of their seemingly docile nature, they can surprise you at how quickly they turn in their notice.
The Taurus personality is very much a long-term planner. They can save money, live on a tight budget, and work their way up.
Rarely do you find a Taurus that is a spendaholic. They are careful with money. They are typically great negotiators, and they rarely gamble.
Taurus likes to live well, but not recklessly. They need comfortable beds and solid furniture. If they can’t afford what they want, they wait. Taurus is one of the great “savers” of the zodiac.
Taken to an extreme, Taurus may become a hoarder. Or they may develop a tendency never to get rid of the things that clutter up a home.
Characteristics and Character
The thing is, most Taurus people display an easygoing attitude unless they get angry. Patience can become stubbornness. The Bull may seem like a plodder, but looks can be deceiving.
Taureans are usually the most determined person in the room. They stay focused when everyone else (the water signs and air signs for sure) seem to be flying off in all directions. Did I mention they were builders? They are also good in an emergency. Taurus doesn’t panic.
The only problem is that they may not react quickly enough to save the day.
Taurus is trustworthy and self-reliant. Don’t expect them to lose their composure or to lose sight of their goals. That practical side to their nature is very reassuring.
They make sympathetic friends and loyal lovers. The Taurus usually makes a great romantic partner. They have the Venus influence and the yin energy to help them focus on their partner. They want to make the person they love happy. If you are loved by a Taurus, you are in for a treat.
Taurus can be nurturing, kind and funny.
They can be a little too traditional in their thinking. In other words, they may believe in morality by society’s accepted standards, conformity and be most drawn to people who feel the same.
In their youth, they need to learn that life is not black and white. Taurus needs to appreciate the shadows and the shading in situations and people.
Meet the Taurus Woman
The Taurus woman is a romantic. She is loyal and thinks in terms of being committed. She may be very private, but where love is concerned, she knows what she wants, and she usually isn’t shy about telling you. Love is the one area where she is not shy at all.
These are women that are tied to the earth. They are grounded and fixed. Earthiness is a compliment! But if the Taurus woman says, “It’s over!” you can expect to have your bags packed for you when you get home. They are not impulsive, and they rarely give second chances.
Women born under the sign of the Bull have a lot going for them. They are resourceful and pragmatic. They keep calm in a crisis.
They are driven by a deep need to be secure. Again, they know what they want and then pursue it. And they like nice things. A Taurus woman is rarely going to be accused of being dowdy. They enjoy dressing in expensive clothes and drinking fine wine.
So if Ms. Taurus is career oriented, she will go for it. And she’s going to be goal-oriented to accomplish what she wants.
She’s also practical. Taurus women can easily be stay-at-home Moms. But if it makes more sense, she has no problem with bringing in a solo paycheck while her husband or partner stays home with the kids. She is logical, analytical and sensible.
From time-to-time, the Taurus woman may seem to lack imagination. It’s true that the world needs dreamers and Taurus is not one of them. She is too busy living her dreams, or she is too busy making dreams come true.
Meet the Taurus Man
Most Taurus men would do almost anything to avoid conflict. Even though he has the heart of the mighty Bull, he is a lover, not a fighter. If he does get in a conflict, try not to make him angry, because then all bets are off.
The Taurus guy is the one we trust to lead us in an emergency; steady in the face of danger.
Men born in Taurus make wonderful companions. They are dependable, trustworthy and honest. Unless you count what they don’t say. Taurus may decide not to tell you something for “your own good.” There are no better secret-keepers than this determined male.
Most Taurus males are of the strong silent variety. If you need lots of communication, he might not be for you.
They also can be somewhat judgemental and inflexible. And they don’t care for unanticipated changes to their plan.
These guys are loyal, prompt and trustworthy. They love material things, and most of them will have a nice savings account at a young age.
The Taurus man is one of the most patient males of the zodiac. Just keep in mind that stubbornness and patience are part of the same package.
The endearing thing about these guys is that they are sensitive, romantic souls. They can wait for decades for the right woman. Unless the Bull influence is overpowered in his chart, they have a tendency to mate for life.
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