LOCATION: Second sign
COLOUR: Light green, pink and turquoise
METAL: Copper and bronze
STONES: Emerald, agate, coral, and alabaster
FLOWERS: Lily, Rose, Hyacinth
OPPOSITE AND COMPLEMENTARY SIGN: Scorpio
NUMBERS: 2 and 5
GOOD DAY: Friday
HIGHEST COMPATIBILITY: Cancer, Scorpio
Taurus' strengths include being reliable and dedicated. Weaknesses include being stubborn and possessive.
Because Taurus is an Earth sign, they are able to see life from a realistic and grounded perspective.
Although stubbornness may be one of their weaknesses, it can also be seen as a positive attribute because they can stay on the same projects for years or until they are completed. This makes them excellent employers, great long-term friends and partners.
Being ruled by Venus (the planet of love), Taurus has a love of beauty, attraction, contentment and gratitude.
In love, partners must be patient because Taurus desires a safe environment before becoming fully intimate with someone. Once this is achieved, Taurus can become playful and sometimes even needy. They are extremely sensual, thriving on touch. For long-term relationships, they seek partners who share the same social environment as they do.
"The Bull" is the mascot of Taurus natives, and along with it comes a strong, consistent and prejudiced personality. Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac. These people are calm and gentle, but they know what they are doing. Taurus love money, wealth and status. They often excel in business affairs. The dominant trait of this sign is an inflexible and firm nature that is difficult to change. They do not like changes in routine.
Taurus natives like to be seen as people who possess everything they desire and also like to be surrounded by pleasant and reassuring things. They are quite introverted in nature and extremely loyal. They are the people you can count on to be there when you need them. Security and emotional commitment are of the highest priority for them. Taurus natives may also be unwilling to give their partner freedom. They may also have a subtle desire to show off. They pick up bad habits with some ease and can be self-indulgent and lazy at times. They are the settler, the builder and the investor. Taurus natives have a sense of duty, responsibility and reliability.
Taurus zodiac personality
Hard-working, persevering, jealous, possessive, patient, stubborn, unambitious, stingy. They tend to achieve their goals because of their great perseverance.
They are homely and quiet at home. They are extremely loyal to their loved ones, but vindictive towards those who have harmed them.
Passionate, romantic, sensual, faithful, but jealous and possessive.
Weaknesses: intransigent, stubborn, possessive.
Strengths: practical, stable, reliable, patient, dedicated, responsible, patient, dedicated, responsible
Taurus likes: cooking, music, gardening, romance, designer clothes, handicrafts, handicrafts
Taurus dislikes: complications, unexpected changes, insecurities
Taurus is the second of the 12 astrological signs and is represented by the constellation of the bull. Of the four elements of the zodiac (air, earth, fire and water), Taurus is an earth sign.
Bullfighters, like the bull that represents them, are known for being intelligent, reliable, hard-working, dedicated and stubborn. But there is more to the Bull than meets the eye. Let's dive in and learn all about the Taurus personality, from its good side to its bad side.
In astrology, each sign of the zodiac is represented by one of three modes: cardinal, fixed or mutable. The modality of a sign is just another way of saying, "This is how this sign expresses itself". The modality of Taurus is fixed, which means that people born under this sign tend to be reliable, persistent and stable.
But there are many other fascinating Taurus characteristics besides having a fixed nature. Here are some of the most important Taurus traits to know.
Taurus are considered the anchor of the zodiac. Their fixed mode means that Taurus love their stability and find comfort in consistency - anything or anyone that jeopardises that or their sense of security could find themselves facing a very angry bull!
People born under the sign of Taurus also value honesty above all else, so don't try to deceive them, they will never forgive you if they find out that you have deceived them.
As your representative of the celestial animals, Taurus do not shy away from hard work and are not afraid to do whatever it takes to get the job done. In other words, if there is a Taurus in your group for a class project, you are in good hands! Along with their hard-working nature there is a level of ambition and mental tenacity that makes Taurus a real force to be reckoned with.
But it's not all work for these bulls. As an earth sign that is also ruled by Venus, Tauruses love pleasure and enjoy all things luxurious and cosy. "Work hard, play hard" is a motto that can definitely be applied to this sign. With a taste for the finer things in life, the Taurus sign knows how to relax and have a good time.
Just as Bulls are known for their incredible stubbornness, people born under the sign of Taurus are often seen as very set in their ways. If you ask them about it, they will tell you that it is their dedicated nature and not them trying to be difficult. This quality makes them super resistant to change.
Also, Taurus don't like authority and may challenge a teacher they think is wrong about something or just wasting their time. So, you know that student in class who is always talking back to the teacher? Probably a Taurus.
If they are not careful, Taureans can take their pursuit of pleasure too far. Such hedonistic tendencies can lead to laziness and procrastination, which never suits anyone!
At the other end of the spectrum, Taurus can be great perfectionists. If something or someone is not absolutely perfect, Taurus are known to turn up their noses and walk away.
Flaws and all, a relationship with a Taurus is almost always a good thing. This is what you can expect from a Taurus personality in romantic, platonic and professional relationships.
You can bet that a zodiac sign with Venus (the goddess of love) as its ruling planet will not shy away from romance. Because of Taureans' love of perfection, need for stability and resistance to change, they won't rush into a relationship with just anyone. No, their partners have to be something spectacular.
If you date a Taurus, be aware that it may take time for you to become the Mary Jane Watson to their Peter Parker (or vice versa). Once a Taurus has chosen you, their loyal and genuine nature means they are in it for the long haul.
If you are the Taurus in the relationship, try not to fall into the trap of seeking perfection and make sure you enjoy your lover exactly as they are in the present moment.
You can read more about it here: Taurus sexuality
As friends, they are trustworthy and reliable. Taurus would never cheat or lie to you about that jumper you think is cute but actually makes you look like a soggy marshmallow.
In short: get yourself a Taurus friend, immediately.
You can read more about this here: What the Taurus sign is like as a family
In their professional life, Taureans are patient, reliable and very thorough. When given a specific task, they approach it with laser focus until it is complete. If you have a Taurus employee or co-worker, this is the person you want working on important projects that need a meticulous hand.
That said, this intense focus can make it difficult for the Taurus sign to concentrate on more than one task at a time, so it is usually best if they can work on one project in its entirety before starting another.
Generally speaking, Bulls enjoy making money (it's what allows them to live in luxury, after all!) and will therefore work diligently to maintain a sense of stability. You can always count on a Taurus to be a loyal employee, co-worker or boss!
You can read more about it here: What Taurus is like at work
It's great to be honest, but as a Taurus, you must be careful not to be rude or hurtful. This doesn't mean you should lie - truth is in your nature, so there's no point in trying to fight it - just that you should practice collecting your thoughts so you can produce a more thoughtful and sensitive response.
When it comes to school and work, Taurus characteristics can go one of two ways: too introspective or too lazy. If you are more of the former, embrace your ability to concentrate and get tasks done, but be sure to take breaks, ask for help if necessary, and avoid sacrificing all your comfort.
If you tend to be lazier (it's okay, we all have our faults! ), work to break out of those procrastination cycles by making a schedule and sticking to it.
Finally, don't be afraid to stand firm when faced with a difficult decision or an opinion with which you disagree. Your stubbornness has a reason: it prevents you from being easily persuaded (and possibly misled) by others. When in doubt, simply ask for proof; you can always change your mind if you really want to. Just don't do it because someone tells you to!
If you have a Taurus in your life (or are in love with one! ) but aren't sure how to connect with them, don't worry, we've got you covered.
The first thing to remember is that Taurus love to work hard and love to relax just as hard. So if you can, connect with a Taurus over a shared work ethic and a love of relaxing (Netflix, anyone? ).
Secondly, be prepared to answer some tough questions. If a Taurus is considering letting you into their world, they are going to scrutinise you - remember, not just anyone can get past these bulls! If you can hang in there, chances are you've made a new (Taurus) friend.
Finally, expect some stubbornness. Taurus will not always be willing to change the way they act or the way they think just because you are their friend, partner, boss, etc.
This applies to Taurus children as well, who might even challenge your authority as a parent. If that is the case, it is a good idea to have a serious talk with them to explain your point of view and, in turn, listen to theirs.
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Typical Taurus zodiac phrases
"I have", sensual, cautious, greedy, musical, traditional, stubborn.
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