Zodiac Sun Signs

zodiac sign taurus the bull
taurus glyph

TAURUS the Bull - April 20 - May 21

The Taurus individual is is resourceful, thorough, dependable, responsible, loyal, patient, placid, stable, sensual, affectionate, comfortable, solid, earthy, strong, money-oriented, practical, productive, cautious, musical, and artistic. They can also sometimes be stubborn, indulgent, insecure, acquisitive, possessive, rigid, stodgy and slow. Taurus is the fixed, earth, feminine sign of the zodiac. Taurus is symbolized by the Bull. The ruling planet of Taurus is Venus, which is the planet of love and beauty. The earth form of Taurus is fertile soil that has green growing plants. The key phrase for Taurus is: "I Have"

About The Taurus Personality

astrology sign aries the ram

If you were born with the Sun in Taurus, you are determined and dependable. The Sun Sign of Taurus symbolizes perseverance. You have a knack for success. You tend to tread on when others have given up. Your the settler who build upon a sturdy foundation and cultivates your surroundings. A few of your greatest strengths is your relentless drive for success and stability. Once determined enough to reach a goal, you are rock steady in the face of obstacles and then satisfied with your accomplishments.

Because you enjoy stability you are resistant to change. You don't like to be rushed into new things because of the anxious and unsettling feeling you tend to get. You love the security that familiar surroundings can give you. Your not one to change something just because it doesn't work for someone else. Sometimes things are just fine the way they are. Taurus can be the most stubborn sign of the zodiac. Fixed in their opinions and enjoying their lifestyle just the way it is.

Taureans are often quiet or shy individuals, but they are known to have a bit of a temper when pushed beyond their comfort zones. Normally calm, cool, and collected, the taurean temper is likened to an erupting volcano once their patience has run out. Although the Taurus individual tends to hide the fact that they have such an explosive temper, no one doubts that they have one. You are so patient that it really takes a lot of pushing and prodding before you will really lose control. Taurus is a very easy going individual and is not one to look for a challenge the way an Aries does. You have a soft and gentle personality.

You have many a creative gift and an appreciation for art and beauty in all forms, and all of the finer things in life. Color, design, music, nice clothing, gourmet food, etc, It's all about pleasuring the senses for a Taurus. The Taurus individual usually has elegant taste and knows the value of their material possessions, which they sometimes can't live without. Material objects are associated with wealth and money for a taurus. You may enjoy collecting things, which may lead to clutter if not careful.

You have a steadfast and responsible nature. You value security in all forms whether in career, relationships, home or social life. You are happiest in your own surroundings. You love to be surrounding by all of your favorite things and enjoy esthetically pleasing surroundings and a harmonious environment. You value warmth, devotion, and faithfulness in relationships with those you love. Although there is a tendency for Taurus to become quite jealous when romantic relationships are involved.

The Taurus is sensuous and sentimental beneath the surface. Because you value wealth and possessions you are not very generous at times. Taureans may not be the type to give lavish gifts of affection. Your usually not careless with your money and can be quite thrifty, but you still make sure that you can afford to splurge on things that you find valuable, mostly objects. You can sometimes become a bit greedy. You do work hard for your money though.

The Taurus personality tends to be private and they may find it difficult to express their emotions openly. They have a tendency to be a little too silent at times. Life with a Taurus is not always easy. They can be secretive, stingy, opinionated, suspicious, and envious. This sign also tends to be a little lazy and self indulgent at times. It's hard to get you moving. You do have a lot of energy when it comes to getting something you want, as opposed to something someone else asks you to do.

Although Taurus is basically shy and reserved when it comes to meeting new people, they can really live it up when the timing is right. They can be a pleasure to get to know because Taurus is great at entertaining friends and guests. You may not indulge in social pleasures the way other sun signs do, but you have a definite love when it comes to pampering yourself. You love the creature comforts and the good life.

Taurus overall is dependable, sensible, and somewhat emotional underneath it all. They can be very practical, hard working, and steady in their endeavors, but there is a romantic and sensitive side ready to emerge.

More About Taurus

Symbol and Glyph - The Symbolic representation for Taurus is the Bull: aries icon
The Taurus glyph symbol is - taurus symbol It represents the head of a bull and it's horns.

planet venusRuling Planet- In Astrology, Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus. Astrologically Venus is associated with harmony, beauty, emotions, and the urge to sympathize and unite with others. It is also related to pleasure, sensuality, personal possessions, comfort and ease. It governs romantic relations, marriage and business partnerships, sex, the arts, fashion and social life. The influence of venus over Taurus encourages a love of luxury. In Roman mythology, Venus is the goddess of love and beauty, famous for the passions she could stir among the gods.

*Some modern astrologers believe that the true planet which governs Taurus is one named Pan-Horus,discovered during the 1970s. Others have also speculated that the dwarf planet Ceres is the true ruler of Taurus. The planet Venus is the traditional associated planet and for symbolic purposes is still considered to be accurate.

Anatomy - In Medical Astrology Taurus represents the neck and throat. Taurus is associated with the following parts of the body: the thyroid gland, larynx, chin, lower jaw, ears, tongue, vocal chords, jugular vein and tonsils. Many Taurus Natives and Taurus Ascendents have very pleasant speaking or singing voices. Taurus natives are also vulnerable to colds, laryngitis, sore throats, and thyroid problems.

Duality - Taurus is considered a Feminine sign. The other feminine signs of the zodiac are Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.

Element/Triplicity - Taurus is an Earth sign. Earth signs are practical, dedicated, and stable. The other 2 earth signs of the zodiac are Virgo and Capricorn.

Quality/Quadruplicity - Taurus is a Fixed sign. Fixed signs are resistant to change and perfectionists. They are settlers rather than pioneers. The three other cardinal signs are Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.

Polarity - The opposite sign to Taurus in the Zodiac is: Scorpio. Taurus is the sign of "personal possessions," and Scorpio is the sign of "Legacies and shared possessions".

Color - Light Blue and Mauve (earth tones associated with gentleness and refinement).

Lucky Number - 6 and 4

Lucky Day - Friday

Gemstones - Emerald, Sapphire, Garnet, Amber, Blood Coral, Turquoise, and Aventurine.

Metal - Copper

Trees - Cypress, Ash and Apple.

Flowers/Trees - Violet, Poppy, Rose, Foxgloves, and Daisies.

Animals - Bulls, Oxen, ( All Cattle).

Geography - Taurus is linked with the Countries: Switzerland, Tasmania, Sweden, Cyprus, Ireland, Iran, Russia, Greece, and the Greek Islands

Occupations and Talents - Taurus natives do well in occupations that are challenging, exciting, competitive and entrepreneurial. They are practical, patient, and a good team player. Work gives them a sense of stability. Careers well suited for an Taurus are: banking, accounting, scientific research, singers, interior design, nursing, engineering, marketing, public relations, work involving gardening/flowers, and any field that relates to the food industry.

taurus bull In Mythology, Taurus is often associated with the Greek myth of the bull-form taken by Zeus in order to win Europa, as well as the mythological figure of Midas, King of Phrygia, from the Greek myth of the Midas Touch. Taurus is also associated with the Greco-Roman goddess Aphrodite/Venus and sometimes also the goddesses Hera/Juno, Ishtar, Isis, Freyja, and Frigg and the gods Pan, Dionysus/Bacchus, Xolotl, and Quetzalcoatl.

*Under the Tropical Zodiac, Taurus occupied by the Sun from April 20 to May 20. Under the Sidereal zodiac, it is currently from May 14 to June 19 and is associated with the constellation of the same name.

What's Your Sign?

ARIES - March 21 to April 20
TAURUS - April 21 to May 20
GEMINI - May 21 to June 21
CANCER - June 22 to July 22
LEO - July 23 to August 22
VIRGO - August 23 to September 22
LIBRA - September 23to October 22
SCORPIO - October 23 to November 22
SAGITTARIUS - November 23 to December 21
CAPRICORN - December 22 to January 20
AQUARIUS - January 21 to February 19
PISCES - February 20 to March 20

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