Taurus Zodiac Sign

Taurus Zodiac Sign
Taurus Dates: April 21 - May 20*
Zodiac Symbol: Bull
Element: Earth
Ruling Planet: Venus
Ruling House: 2nd
Quality: Fixed
Polarity: Negative
Power Color: Green
Birthstones: Diamond, Sapphire, Garnet, Rose Quartz
Flowers: Rose, Poppy
Key Traits: Practical, Patient, Indulgent
Desires: Fun, Steadiness, Recognition
Compatible Signs: Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces
Mantra: "I have"

A Summary of the Taurus Zodiac Sign

Taurus is one of the most resilient and strong zodiac signs, just like the Bull that represents it. At the same time, they are also social, warm, and friendly, meaning they have no problem opening up to strangers and are quick to make friends.

Those who fall under the Taurus zodiac sign are very dedicated to their goals and will firmly keep their promises and ambitions. Most Bulls are stubborn and prone to anger, yet, they are more soft-hearted than their rugged exterior will show. This unique duality can intimidate and confuse people during first impressions.

They want to enjoy all that life has to offer. Their virtues of endurance, loyalty, and perseverance make them wonderful life companions for those who seek the same free-spirited experience.

Taureans are known for their ability to enjoy their true self, the people around them, and to make the best out of any situation, they find themselves in. They are often sought out as sources of stability and calmness in tough situations. When the going gets tough, Taurus gets tougher. 

Whether the Taurus faces challenges in the workplace, friendships, or love – balance and self-growth will drive the Taurus onward.

* Note: the dates of each zodiac page change every three years due to the nature of the Earth’s rotation around the Sun—just like a leap year.

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Symbol: The Bull

Sure-footed and immovable, the symbol of the Bull reflects the key characteristics and traits of the Taurus zodiac sign. Those who fall under this astrological sign are seen as cornerstones of their friend groups and families, providing an unending source of calm energy and security.

They enjoy creature comforts, and they are rarely is not cocky or arrogant. Instead, the Bull is more interested in laying back and enjoying whatever will pass.

The Bull is strong-willed and holds strong convictions. Much like Libra and Virgo, if something breaks the scale of fairness or rubs the Bull wrong, one can expect a mighty charge.

Element: Earth

Earth Element

The Earth element reflects personalities that are grounded and rooted in the present. Those who carry this element are well known for displaying personality traits of steadfastness, integrity, and hard work. 

Because of their grounded connection to the natural Earth, they have an almost spiritual connection to nature and the great outdoors that keeps them separate from the material world.

The signs that fall under this element enjoy taking their time and needing time to process situations to make sense of their day-to-day lives. They are reliable and responsible, with strong personalities that can weather through the storms of life.

The other Earth signs are:

Ruling Planet: Venus

An illustration of planet Venus shows its orange and yellow surface covered in various textures

Venus rules Taurus, a planet representing all things love, lust, money, and passion. To be ruled by Venus means to have a simple, easy-going appreciation for the little things in life. 

In addition, joyous energy allows a Taurus to value the more sentimental things in life.

Art, wine, and late-night dinner with close friends are all part of the Venus complex.

Those who fall under the ruling Venus place a high value on friendship and romantic relationships, seeking this mother planet to find guidance on navigating moods and emotions.

Taurus Quadruplicity

The zodiac signs are divided into four elements (Fire, Water, Earth, and Air) and quadruplicities (Cardinal, Mutable or Fixed). The Quadruplicities, like the elements, showcase qualities of the signs and help to give deeper insight into the complexity of each sign.

The Taurean Bull is one of the Fixed signs with a negative polarity. This is a cautious quality best exemplified through stability, trust, and attachment to objects or people with whom the Taurus finds a connection. They get attached very easily because of their Fixed quality. 

Although they are extravagant and well aware of what their desires consist of, the negative polarity of this zodiac comes from the deep well of emotions and feelings all Bulls hold within their hearts.

Key Personality Characteristics

Like the Bull resembling this sign, the Taurus is strong in emotions and physicality. The Earth element that rules them connects this zodiac with a spiritual connection to nature, sports, and the great outdoors. Stable and dependable, few things can shake them. 

More than others, Taureans are sure-footed and able to manage expectations and emotions in healthy ways.

The Bull is more naturally reserved but has a world of personality once you engage them. Kindness, being friendly, and being easygoing distinguish the Taurus personality. Where Virgo and Libra will worry, Taurus likes to take a slow approach to life and takes things one day at a time.

Finally, their sense of humor and appreciation for friends and fun make the Taurus an exceptional partner and parent to have in life.

Top Traits

Taurus’ best traits are that they are easy-going, patient, funny, and kind. 

The cornerstone of the Taurus personality type is their kindness and calmness, which makes them appear like a cool, clean concrete floor in the middle of a mud field. Those born as a Taurus will become used to others leaning on them for practical support, but more importantly, the calming sense of peace that their presence brings.

Challenges & Weaknesses

When the Bull does not want to move, it will take the heavens and Earth to get them to budge. Incredibly stubborn and sometimes lazy, the Taurus is not unfamiliar with taking life too slow at times when a sense of urgency would be more appropriate.

This can be an issue in personal relationships when it feels like it’s Taurus’s way or the highway. However, when they learn to compromise, that is when a Taurus truly evolves.

Taurus During Conflict

People born under Taurus are so easygoing when things are going as planned that conflict might seem like a rarity. However, some essential weaknesses stir Taurus with stress anxiety.

These include facets of urgency and detours that are almost like kryptonite. They will struggle in conflict when rushed decisions need to be made or when they are put on the spot and demanded answers they were unprepared for. These approaches will make them feel trapped, and of course, whenever the Taurus sign feels attacked or backed up into a corner, they will retaliate.

Relationships & Sex: Understanding the Taurus Lover

Taureans are ruled by Venus—the planet of love—and are true romantics at heart. Genuine connection in meaningful shared experiences and deep conversations are the fire and fuel that starts the love flowing. 

Their love life is usually emotional and exciting, filled with a distinguished dedication they pride themselves on.

This sign’s curiosity makes them a great partner for conversation and communication. A Taurus will always want you to talk out your feelings so they can fully understand. Solidity in digging your feet into the ground and committing to making it work makes Taureans excellent life partners.

A Taurus’s love is romantic and physical. Many Taurus relationships start with a hot physical attraction that develops into deep emotional bonds. Flirty and vivacious, they follow their intuition and are incredibly connected to their gut feelings of what they want.

Their dedication to making their partners happy can create an exciting sex life with the right partner. This is because they thrive on physical pleasures and connections, so they love to share that indulgence in an intimate relationship

Man

The Taurus Man

  • Calm and level headed
  • Romantic, will work hard to win your love
  • Protective, stable, and secure
  • Enjoys good music
  • Remembers details well
  • Need to feel like they’re the king of their castles
  • Will not be rushed and is stubborn when pushed into corners
  • Not overly demonstrative
  • Rarely talk about their feelings
  • Hardworking
  • Don’t like to take chances
  • Won’t be dominated
  • Resent being contradicted
  • Slow to anger but have a violent temper when pushed.
  • Don’t like people interfering in their lives.
  • Don’t like clingy partners.

The Taurus Woman

  • Strong
  • Not prone to outbursts
  • Sensual
  • No desire to dominate others, but know how to take control
  • Not social climbers
  • Loyal
  • Simple yet elegant
  • Enjoy nature
  • Down to earth
  • Rarely complain
  • Good hostesses
  • Nurturing
  • Hate deceit and deception
  • Prone to jealousy
  • Can have a ferocious temper when pushed
  • Can be tomboys
  • Cannot stand insubordination

The Taurus Child

  • Strong-willed
  • Want lots of affection
  • Quick to hug and show devotion
  • Comfortable with other children
  • Not prone to temper tantrums
  • Predictable
  • Mature for their age
  • Usually polite
  • Reasonable
  • Creative
  • Have good memories
  • Work hard for success
  • Stubborn
  • Know how to charm others to get what they want
  • Will not be persuaded to do things they don’t care to do
  • Can be a bit hesitant and negative at times
  • Do not like to be the center of attention

Love Compatibility

Taurus Compatibility

Regarding romance, the Taurus is not interested in playing games. Other signs, including zodiacs ruled by the Earth element, will find strong compatibility between one another. 

On the other hand, anyone truly interested in a Taurus will have to get past their stubborn streak.

Taking things slowly, and enjoying all the small moments in between, are the name of the game when it comes to finding a compatible suitor for the Taurus lover. 

How to Get the Attention of Taurus

The trick to courting a Taurus is finding a fine line between meaningful connection and fun. Because of their easy-going attitude, something too serious could scare them away. On the other hand, spending time only at a superficial level can be boring.

The key to success in gaining their attention is to display your own unique characteristics with all the confidence possible. They are focused on what is real and honest and will laugh at any facade put on display.

Career & Money: Taurus at Work

Persistence rules the Taurus work ethic. In many work environments, they are often called in to complete what others can struggle to finish. When looking at the long haul of life goals, career paths, and professional development, they stay headstrong in their pursuits and how to achieve them. 

However, because Taurus is equally emotional and stubborn, they need to strive to find stability and balance in managing conflict and knowing when to let go.

Just like with food and wine, Taurus loves to enjoy all that life has to offer. In contrast to the disciplined Capricorn, Taurus is willing to spend their money and resources on experiences that bring pleasure and joy into their lives.

Luxury is a common selling point for them. Even though they value stability and understanding what the future will look like, this also creates a strong desire to control their financial lives.

Birthstones

The birthstone for Taurus is the Emerald, a stunning green stone that echos this Earth element’s grounded nature. 
 
These crystals are good for Taurus:
 
  • Diamond: reflects Taurus’ love for luxury and fun and brings good luck and fortune. 
  • Sapphire: highlights the depth of emotion and feelings they secretly carry within.
  • Garnet: provides a steady stream of revitalization, passion, and calmness.
  • Rose Quartz: provides a healing element that brings balance and guidance, especially in emotional moments of pressure.

Influential Taurus People & Celebrities

Here are some famous Taurus people:

  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • George Clooney
  • William Shakespeare
  • Mark Zuckerburg
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
  • Adele
  • Billy Joel
  • Tina Fey
  • Channing Tatum
  • David Beckham
  • Megan Fox
  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Noah Centineo 
  • Robert Pattinson
  • Cher
  • Lizzo
  • Sam Smith
  • Rami Malek
  • Jojo Siwa
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Gal Gadot
  • John Cena
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