Horoscopes & Fortunes
Chances are, you've heard of horoscopes. Each astrological sign will have its own strengths and weaknesses. If you were born under the Taurus sign, you likely know a few of the 'bigger-picture' traits and characteristics of this zodiac sign (i.e. your stubbornness or innate sense of stability). However, if you'd like to learn more about this zodiac sign, read on.
About the Taurus Sign
It is an earth sign and is ruled by Venus. It sees things from a practical, grounded and realistic perspective. It's the second sign in the zodiac (April 20 - May 20) and is symbolized by the Bull.
Every sign has a strong recognition of each other — a planetary ruler. While Venus is coruler of this sign, it also rules Libra, yet each is extremely different in modality and element: this sign being earth and secure (fixed), while Libra being air and active (cardinal). Taureans are very aware of the importance of self-care, self-worth and self-love. They understand the world's beauty and how precious it all is.
Here are some facts to know about the sign:
- Symbol: The Bull
- Dates: April 20 - May 20
- Ruling Planet: Venus
- Element + Mode: Fixed
- Mantra: I Have
- House: Second
- Body Parts: The Throat
- Tarot Card: The Hierophant
- Colors: Light Pink and Green
- Strengths: Practical, reliable, responsible, patient, devoted, stable
- Weaknesses: Uncompromising, possessive, stubbornWeaknesses: Uncompromising, possessive, stubborn
- Likes: Music, gardening, working with hands, cooking, high-quality clothes, romance
- Dislikes: Complications, synthetic fabrics, insecurity of any kind, sudden changes
Characteristics of the This Zodiac Sign
Individuals who were born under this sign are tactile and sensual. They consider taste and touch the most essential of all senses. Conservative and stable, this is a very reliable zodiac sign, ready to stick to their choices and endure until they achieve personal satisfaction. They need to surround themselves with beauty and love, physical pleasures, material things and self-indulgence.
They're known to be supportive and fiercely loyal friends. When it comes to romance, they make trustworthy, committed partners that will stick with you through thick and thin.
But, while they do have many great characteristics, they also have some tough ones as well. For instance, Taureans are stubborn. Once something gets stuck in their head, they can't get it out. Also, because they're fearful of change and like to be comfortable, they can just as easily become stuck in a toxic relationship, thanks to their extreme loyalty to others. They also have a bit of a jealous streak to them and are easily possessive of people they love.
The archetypal traits of the this sign are derived from its yin, feminine and receptive qualities, which makes this sign oriented toward engagement and contemplation with inner awareness. Those born with the Bull sign as their rising moon or sun sign have a patient, steady and generous energy in their personality core. As a fixed sign, their personality traits hold 'sustainer' qualities. Because of this, those with the Bull sign prominent in their charts are often good at devoting themselves to see relationships and projects through.
You can think of Taureans as being the 'builders' of the zodiac. Because they're ruled by Venus, they faithfully serve facilitating and producing material abundance and all that's nourishing, beautiful or pleasurable in life.
Relating to Taureans in your Life
When you have Taurean in your life and don't know how to connect with them, the first thing you need to remember is they love to work hard, but also unwind. Sharing their work ethic is a plus. Relaxing to a movie at the end of the day with them is a bonus and will help create that bond.
You'll also want to expect to answer some tough questions. Taureans tend to 'grill' those they let into their world. And, they're stubborn and aren't always willing to change their minds or their ways, even if you are their partner or friend. You can sit down and have a heart-to-heart with them, but ultimately if you want to continue bonding with them, be prepared to let some things slide and be accepting of their personality traits.
Remember, Taureans thrive on security, therefore, they'll only commit to people they've built a friendship and trust with. They have high standards and are easily disappointed when their partner doesn't meet their standards or doesn't put in the same amount of effort as they do. They don't show their anger or disappointment, leaving you to figure it out on your own.
They're attracted to sensible people. If you can understand their sensitivity, feelings and their need for security, you'll win their heart forever. They're stubborn and their patience is long. But, don't try and push your luck or try and make them do something they don't want to or approve of. Nobody can convince them to do something they don't approve of, even themselves.