Taurus Sign Dates, Traits, & More

Taurus Zodiac

 

In many ways Taureans typify an earth sign; being very down to earth, sensual, and nature-loving people. They love stability and security, whence they will show great reliability. They are practical, methodical, dependable, preferring routine and resist change more so than other signs but nevertheless cope better than most when getting down to enforced changes. They tend to be slow and resolute in their progress, but usually achieving their wants.

They are very often jealous and possessive by nature but if this can be overcome make very loving, loyal partners. As well as relationships, Taurus much appreciates other forms of harmonious surroundings in view of it being ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty. This may well be arts and crafts, music, or gardening for example. And they tend to love the good things in life, especially food and drink. The materialistic side to them relates more to the accumulation of things than simply having the best – as long as it is of good quality. They are great collectors.

Taurus Dates: (born April 20 – May 20)

Placement: 2nd Zodiac Sign
House Ruled: 2nd House: House of Money and Possessions
Constellation: Taurus
Element: Earth
Quality: Fixed
Symbol: The Bull
Ruling Planet: Venus
Detriment: Mars(ancient)/Pluto(modern)
Exaltation: Moon
Fall: Uranus
Masculine / Feminine: Feminine
Key Words: “I Have”
My Pleasures: Luxury and beauty
My Pains: Low quality, being flexible
Qualities: persevering, methodical, level-headed, Patient, Good with money
What Taurus think about themselves: Step by step
What others think about Taurus: Very patient

Fast Summary:

 

Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, and is symbolized by the Bull, which symbolizes this signs steadfast and possessive manner. Taurus symbol or glyph represents the resolute and indomitable head of the bull. The Sun is in Taurus from around 20 April to around 21 May each year. Taurus is classified as being of the negative polarity (passive and receptive), of the earth element (practical, cautious and restrained) and of the fixed quality (intense, steadfast and resistant to change).

The Sign shows a productive, conservative and possessive attitude, with an urge towards organic relatedness, material security and sustenance. The characteristic Taurus type is productive, industrious, reliable and steadfast, with a marked need for material comfort and security. Taurus has tremendous powers of endurance and patience, and by nature conserves, withholds, and needs to possess. Taurus has a sound sense of material values, of art, beauty and harmony, as well as a love of good food, luxuries and comfort. Taurus has fixed ways and opinions and strong feelings generally. Taurus thought-processes usually follow accepted, reliable and predictable patterns, preferring to stick with the familiar and comfortable.

There is a danger of Taurus becoming too narrow-minded, disregarding the abstract or anything which can’t be sensed directly. They may also be unresponsive to things which dont conform to its perceived common sense value of the tried and trusted. There can also be a danger of Taurus measuring the worth of everything in exclusively material ways, and of being too concerned with money and possessions. Taurus may show love in exclusively material ways, often expecting the same in return, often being unresponsive to deeper emotions in life. Overly exaggerated use or unintegrated expression of the Taurus manner can cause one to be too possessive, grasping, self-indulgent, stubborn, resentful of contradiction, unoriginal, stuck in a rut and slavishly adherent to routine.

Physically, it rules the throat, neck, ears and thyroid gland. It can have a tendency for ear, nose, throat and neck disorders. Taurus is especially associated with, or “ruled” by, the planet Venus.

Good side of Taurus

 

  • Even though they can come across as looking quite reserved, they usually show that they are pretty calm and attentive.
  • People see you as someone they can depend upon. Due to the fact that they are very loyal to their family and friends.
  • They like to appreciate nature, and enjoy the harmony that it brings to their lives. They prefer a life that is very orderly.
  • They’re very thoughtful and attentive when it comes to other people’s emotions and thoughts.
  • They are extremely artistic and full of sensuality
  • They have a tendency to get attached to objects that surround them,  only due to the fact thet enjoy learning the hidden meanings and values.
  • Even though they can be shy and have a romantic side that is usually kept within themselves, they have a lot of love to give.
  • They can show that they have a lot of patience, and are quite content when they feel secure with their a beautiful love life that they can charish, and financial security to go along with it

Bad Side Of Taurus

 

  • They’re not ones who enjoy change and can sometimes be quite stubborn.
  • Always striving for the best,  even though they often wait a long time for something. This can sometimes compromise their own dreams.
  • They have what would be considered a very reserved nature to them, which often makes people think that they’re not interested in joining in on the fun. Even if they are.
  • They can be insensitive and quite blunt when they want to be, but as they start to simmer down they feel regret and embarrassment for what they have done as things go on.
  • Possessiveness and Materialistic are 2 traits they can be known for.

Taurus Soul Purpose

 

Taurus are here to learn to value yourself and to demonstrate self worth, through doing some down to earth practical creative endeavours, by being warm reliable determined persistent and patient. You are most often able to finish your tasks as long as the end result is practical and serves some concrete purpose. You have a good eye for beauty, and a desire for peace and harmony You often do not feel secure without material things and possessions around you, and this may affect you emotionally.

This intense need to possess and enjoy with the senses may drive you to be extremely productive or acquisitive.

Often you are slow at doing things but you always finish your projects you are trustworthy and steadfast. It takes a lot to rattle your cage, but once you are pushed to your limit all hell can break lose, just like a bull in a china shop. You can also be very stubborn, insecure, boring, and pleasure seeking

You have a strong survival instinct. Although your values are a stable, in a secure environment if you are pressed by life-threatening situations, you tend to lose your sense of judgment, and stubbornly push on to your own detriment, this self-indulgent ego block can be your downfall, as more never seems to be enough, you need to have all.

Once you allow your ego based fear of not having enough, to die. You can focus on soul-based values, and your appreciation changes from material to intangible riches, of love, trust and peace of mind. Removing yourself from negative surroundings is imperative for your happiness, yet you are often attracted to wrenching power struggles. Taurean strength is allowing yourself to receive, and as you learn gratitude the need or desire for you to acquire is alleviated.

Giving to others freely, opens a space for more abundance.

No one can take away, that which was never yours in the first place. That which is yours, will always come to you.

It is not wrong to care for your own needs, but it is necessary to heal those feelings of impoverishment. As you learn to respect yourself, you will experience feelings of well-being which is an essential part of attracting what you want, and what is truly yours.

Your healing starts when you can recognize your ego blockages of self indulgence, which is only your lower self, but will cause you a lot of unhappiness.

You must trust in your higher self power of manifestation, that all your needs will be created for you, as there is no lack in the world only in your egoic mind.

Once you change your values from material to intrinsic, you will free yourself from your self indulgent behavior, and open up the path of spiritual freedom. You must first learn to have confidence and trust in your ability to manifest everything you need.

Major life lesson:- To trust and to share your resources in a warm, loving, generous, open hearted and spontaneous manner, knowing that a higher force will always see that your cup will always be full and abundant in all things needed. You are very good at manifesting, so no need to hoard things away for a rainy day, remember what you give out you always receive multiple of. Self worth will be gained through valuing the essential nature of self, rather than what you have or possess.

Health issues:- Need to let go and allow change otherwise could have blood sugar problems, when energy gets stuck.

Throat, Tonsils. Ears, Lower teeth, Lymph and Tongue.

Need to learn to let go.

Loves:- art shows, concerts, gardening, money, good food/wine.

Hates:- been bullied, bad food and being broke.

Careers:- anything to do with beauty. Being a Beautician, Artist, making jewellry, singing and working in nature.

 

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Taurus Zodiac Symbol

 

The Taurus zodiac symbol represents the strength and endurance of the bull. Just like the bull, many Taurus people have solid frames and robust health.

If you take a look at the Taurus zodiac symbol, you will see a circle with two horns sitting on top. The circle represents the very round face that you often see Taurus people have.

The perfect circle also represents the circle of life that all Taurus people instinctively understand. Taurus individuals quite often feel a very spiritual closeness to nature and Mother Earth within themselves.

Most people of this sign have a passionate love for animals and nature. In fact, youll often discover that a lot of Taurus individuals are zealous supporters of nature and wildlife preservation groups.

The horns on the Taurus zodiac symbol represent how in tune Taurus people are with their senses. They are very sensual people and are usually big lovers of massage, hugs, and physical touch in general.

The horns also symbolize how sensitive to noise a lot of Taurus people are therefore having peaceful surroundings is crucial to them. Due to their love of nature, many Taurus prefer to live in the countryside where they can get plenty of fresh air, sunshine, beautiful greenery, and peace and quiet all around them.

The Taurus zodiac symbol is very much like the bull. Once they get set in their ways, they become very resistant to change and can be incredibly stubborn. Imagine trying to push a bull off of a green patch of grass that hes grazing. Youd be in for quite the battle wouldnt you. Taurus people are just like that.

I’m sure you heard the popular phrase just like a bull in a china shop. Trust me, heed my words. Don’t try to change them or push them off their turf!

Ultimately, the highest truth for this sign is that great patience, inner strength, and endurance is their path for achieving solid gains in their lives slowly but surely thereby ensuring a tranquil inner peace.

Taurus Personality

 

Unlike Aries who is impulsive, Taureans never make snap decisions and they enjoy routine in their lives. Because they are ruled by the planet Venus they look for peace and harmony in their relationships. Taureans are also faithful and committed when in a relationship. Taureans are constant and it takes much to get them to anger but once they do they can become violent.

When Taurus gets involved with something they would much rather direct the action than be in the action. Taureans are not lazy people and because they are an earth sign they do well in any agricultural work. They are known for their practicality and responsibility and dislike change. Venus gives them a great appreciation of beauty and art. They stand fast and unwavering in their beliefs through difficult times. Taureans are very amorous and being creatures of routine are not given to experimenting sexually. Unlike Aquarians who fear commitment, Taureans like it and are very loyal. They can be very possessive and if you hurt them they can throw jealous fits. They need security in their relationships.

Luxury and comfort and very important to the Taurean and they will work hard to attain this. To them wealth is security and stability and it is more important to them than any other sign in the zodiac.

Taurus Traits

 

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The second sign of the zodiac, Taurus, is the Settler, the builder and the investor. Some of the bulls better qualities include, stability, faithfulness, dependability, perseverance, and a never say die attitude. They tend to be very good with their finances and acquire lots of nice “things”.

Less favorable traits are their world-class stubbornness and possessiveness as well as tending to be too quiet. They don’t like changes in the routine.

The ruling planet for Taurus is Venus. As a fixed sign, you are resourceful, persistent, and determined. As an Earth sign, you are stable, practical, and home-oriented. Taurus rules the neck and throat, and most Taureans are naturally gifted singers or speakers. Throat and thyroid problems as well as injuries to the neck, are common.

Birthstones for astrology are different from traditional birthstones for the months. For Taurus, your birthstone is Emerald, and it is said that wearing an emerald will insure loyalty, and improve memory.

Famous Taurus Men/ Famous Taurus Women

 

Taurus eminent personalities male

 

Some of the many famous and popular celebrities that belong to the Taurus sign are Henry Cavill, Pierce Brosnan, Channing Tatum, Robert Pattinson, Al Pacino, Thomas Welling, George Clooney, Enrique Iglesias, Jack Nicholson, Chris Brown, Jet Li,David Beckham and Jay Leno .

Taurus eminent personalities female

 

Some of the many popular and eminent female Taurus are Megan Fox, Queen Elizabeth II, Jessica Stam, Raquel Zimmerman, Kelly Clarkson, Renée Zellweger, Jessica Alba, Penelope Cruz, Uma Thurman and Josie Maran.

 

Constellation of Taurus

 

The second of the zodiacal constellations, Taurus is one of the oldest and notable constellations because during 4000 and 1700 BC, it marked the vernal eqinox. Taurus lies along the milky way, giving its viewers many interesting objects. Taurus is home to the cluster of stars, the Pleiades, also known as the seven sisters. The Pleiades are a group of stars all within 1 degree of each other. Taurus is also one of the many animals hunted by Orion. The sun passes through the constellation of Taurus from mid May through late June.

Mythology

 

There are many stories as to how the great bull became placed amongst our stars. The most notable is the story of Zeus and Europa: Europa was so beautiful that Zeus fell immediately in love with her. He transformed himself into a milky white bull and grazed with the others of Europa’s father’s herd. Europa became enchanted by the beautiful bull and went over to him. The bull knealt down and allowed Europa to climb on his back. As soon as she had climbed atop his back, he carried her away to the island of Crete, where he made her his mistress. Europa then gave birth to Minos who was half bull and half man. Zeus celebrated his love for Europa by not only naming the continent of Europe after her, but also by placing the bull in the sky as a symbol of power and fertility.

 

Taurus Decans , 1st, 2nd and 3rd

 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez currently has 10+ years of experience helping people navigate life with the use of astrology. When not working on the website she is busy writing her first book on love and astrology.

2 Comments

  1. libra rose says:

    You know when you’re trying the wrong key in a door, and it just won’t turn? You can twist and wheedle all you want, but nothing’s going to make that door budge.

    Well, that’s what it’s like arguing with a Taurus. Famously stubborn, Taurus provokes an uncanny frustration when challenged. What you don’t often hear, though, is how right they can be much of the time. Slow to anger, slow to make up their minds, Taureans believe what they do so fully because they’ve had time to consider their position. And consider it. And – well, you get the picture.

    At the same time, however, you’ve got one of the most sensuous people you’ll ever meet. Taureans are basically suckers for the finer things in life: food, wine, perfumes, music — let’s face it. Maybe Taurus is so stubborn because they’re usually right about this stuff.

    This is a very affectionate sign, and one with staying power. Don’t make them mad, though. Please. Don’t ever make them mad.

    Biggest Insult: Why are you such a flake?

    Quickest Way to Get Taurus into Bed: is an oxymoron. Make yourself all pretty. Wait a couple years.

    Most Likely to: Be the person you call when you get hit by a car. Bail you out of jail. Sleep until noon. Stockpile fine wines in a kitchen cabinet for a rainy day.

    Should Have Been Born: at Versailles.

    To Make Taurus Forgive You: is as tricky as making Taurus do anything. Tell Taurus how right he or she was. Beg forgiveness for being so wrong. Wait a couple years.

  2. Astrobabe says:

    Characteristically, a Taurus will be practical, extremely determined, and bull-headed (which should come as no surprise looking at the symbol of the zodiacal sign). They bear a strong sense of willpower, but may also be a loyal follower to a leader in whom they place their trust. They are stable, balanced, law-abiding people and enjoy peace rather than war. They have a sense of material values and physical possessions, a respect for property, and a fear of falling into debt.

    A Taurus may display more practical rather than intellectual prowess, and will use this practicality in dealing with future situations. Their character is generally dependable, prudent, just, firm, and unshaken in the face of adversity. On rare occasions, a Taurus may be self-indulgent, rigid, argumentative, self-righteous, or even self-centered. If hurt too frequently, a Taurus may develop a sense of resentment towards the personalities which have caused them pain. If this type of Taurus begins to develop, they will require frequent ego-boosting in order to restore their morale. This is rarely the case, however, as it does take quite a bit of bruising to break through the thick skin of the Taurus.
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    A Taurus may prove to be quite the “artsy” person, as they seem to enjoy all things beautiful, including music. They also are prone to enjoying the “perks” of life – pleasure, comfort, luxury and good food and wine, and they may have to resist the temptation to over indulgence, leading to drunkenness, gross sensuality, and covetousness.

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