Taurus Zodiac Sign

General Traits

Taurus is the second zodiac sign in Western astrology. People born under this star sign are known for their love for materialistic pleasures. They are down-to-earth, practical, hard working and meticulous in everything they do. They work at their own pace and do not like to be bossed over.

The Taurus sun sign is ruled by the element Earth and planet Venus. Being earthly by nature, the Taurean doesn’t nurture big fantasy dreams. Instead they are just happy fulfilling their daily chores. Determination and a strong will power are the positive aspects of this Taurus personality. But it isn’t surprising that they might fall prey to their big ego, greed, lethargy and stubbornness.

Surprisingly however, it has been seen that in some cases, the same Taurus may fall prey to the feelings of laziness, greed, suspicion and inflexibility. As they are symbolized by the Bull, be wary of their obstinate behavior when they will spare no one.

Taurus : Facts & Figures

  • Birth Dates – April 21st – May 20th
  • Zodiac Symbol – Bull
  • Zodiac Element – Earth
  • Zodiac Quality – Fixed
  • Domicile Planet – Venus
  • Detriment Planet – Mars
  • Exaltation Planet – Moon
  • Birthstone – Emerald
  • Lucky Colors – Blue & Green
  • Lucky Numbers – One, Nine
  • Lucky Day – Friday
  • Lucky Gemstones – Emerald, Topaz, Agate
  • Lucky Metals – Silver, Gold, Copper

Positive Traits

The Taurus traits show them to be loving, compassionate and magnetic by nature. They might not be the extrovert kind and it might take time to become their true friend. But you will not find a person more loyal and solid than a Taurus man or woman. They are dependable and reliable people who will stand by their friends in most dire situations.

It is not easy to negatively influence a Taurus personality. Being grounded in the most adverse circumstances is their strong point. They always look before they leap. So a Taurean will never make hasty decisions. They care deeply for their loved ones and will go to any extent to protect them.

Patience and tolerance is a virtue that can help them climb up successfully in life. Being ruled by planet Venus, Taurus people are creative and have a love for good quality and luxurious things. Good food and good wine is the right place to start, if you are looking to please the Bull.

Negative Traits

The Taurus personality can be extremely possessive about their family, friends, property and anything they might care for. Being rooted to the earth, they will not concede an inch of it without a battle, and will fight tooth and nail for it. A Taurus man or woman is also very quiet, and are most dangerous to comprehend since they do not express their feelings openly. They will wait for the right moment to strike and will have their own sweet, often grinding revenge!

Taurus astrology also show that they have an extremely high level of tolerance. But if by any chance they do get angry, only the person who has faced them at these times, knows what he/she has undergone. They have a ferocious temper and can be spiteful, spewing venom with each single word or action they use! Extreme stubbornness on their part only helps to increase the discomfort of the person at the receiving end. Moreover, a Taurus has pretty strong convictions and this makes them least receptive to other ideas and beliefs. At times, they can also be lazy, and they love to sleep at the slightest instance if given a chance.

Compatibility Traits

Taurus & Aries

This couple will clash even in love as they have opposing personalities.

Taurus & Taurus

The Taurus and Taurus compatibility can be like a house on fire or be a total washout!

Taurus & Gemini

The Taurus and Gemini business relationship works out well but as lovers, the initial attraction might die out soon.

Taurus & Cancer

The Taurus and Cancer are both devoted to their family and will make good partners in bed.

Taurus & Leo

The Lion is attracted to the strong Bull but their bossy nature might not go down well with the Taurean.

Taurus & Virgo

This Taurus Virgo love compatibility is excellent as both are practical, grounded and love their families.

Taurus & Libra

This Taurus Libra relationship can work out sexually and emotionally as both are artistically inclined and love the good things in life.

Taurus & Scorpio

The Taurus and Scorpio are both secretive and can be good friends as long as each gives the other space.

Taurus & Sagittarius

This is not a compatible zodiac match as the Sagittarian’s love for the outdoors doesn’t go down well with the home loving Bull.

Taurus & Capricorn

Capricorn and Taurus make a very good combination since they have a natural empathy towards each other.

Taurus & Aquarius

This match is best avoided as both are opposite in nature. The Taurus person is rooted while the Aquarian loves to fly.

Taurus & Pisces

The adaptability of the Pisces coupled with a submissive nature is what attracts the Taurus initially.

Love & Romance

The Taurus lover is solid, dependable and above all, sensual! And the best part is that they reveal these qualities over time, not all together. The Taurus will crave for the company of someone who is strong and practical like them. They like material gifts from their lovers but are also receptive to heartfelt sincere compliments. They like to hug and be hugged since that seems to give them a feeling of security and general well being.

The Taurus male or female likes their lovers to be honest and sincere. They are willing to protect and share their partners’ sorrow down to the last degree. The Bull can be a passionate lover too! Taureans are highly receptive to the idea of long, winding sexual encounters, and in between, they also like their partners to massage them and perhaps whip up a good meal for them!

Although the stubborn Taurus characteristics can lead them to have occasional fights with their partners, they are also eager from within to make up as fast as possible, perhaps due to the fact that their world centers on their loved ones. One needs to make the Taurus partner feel safe, that way you bring out their most sensual self. The two words that perhaps best express the Taurus way of love is simple and yes, physical!

Career & Profession

Being adept at the art of both making as well as preserving wealth, Taurus star sign have been seen to really make it big in the fields of banking and the financial sector in general. Similarly, any business venture concerned with money will stem success in a Taurean.

Traditionally successful Taureans have been in the fields of architecture, gardening, accountancy, banking, real estate brokerage, and so on. They are also often blessed with a penchant for music and you hardly ever come across a Taurean who cannot sing. They are naturally artistic and their accompanying methodical nature makes them naturally strive towards perfection.

Money & Finance

The Taurus sign is possibly the best zodiac to turn to where monetary matters and accounting are concerned, simply because of the fact that they are very good at managing and preserving wealth. The Bull works very hard to earn money and then likes to spend that money on the good things in life, which provide worldly pleasure. However, they don’t spend rashly and try to store money for later life security.

Also, those ruled by the Taurus horoscope will manage his/her accounts very well and will not like to spend on worthless, showy items. To a Bull, perhaps, tangible assets such as property and antique jewellery is of far greater value then stocks and bonds, which cannot be felt or touched.

Health & Well Being

The ruling part of the human body in case of the Taurus zodiac sign is the head. So they are also prone to afflictions of the head and surrounding areas, including the throat, neck, ears and the lower jaw. Taureans, especially female ones, also suffer from illnesses of the tonsils and the thyroid gland. They also suffer from irregular menstrual periods. Stiff necks, sore throats and earaches are common Taurean complaints. Taurus is also particularly susceptible to a weak knee.

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