How well do you know Taureans? If you think stubbornness is their main trait you are mistaken! Taureans are so much more than that! Taurus is a very unique sign that has a lot to offer. Keep reading – and you’ll find many interesting things about Taurus’s personality! And if you have Taureans in your family or friend circle, this article will help you to understand their personalities much better. And if you are a Taurus, use the information below to learn more about yourself!
A Peek Inside the Taurus Personality
Taurus (April 21 – May 20) is an earth sign represented by the bull. Taureans enjoy relaxing in serene, bucolic environments, surrounded by soft sounds, soothing aromas, and succulent flavors.
Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet that governs love, romance, beauty, art, and money. Therefore Taurus is believed to be the most sensual of the zodiac: he/she is enchanted by any physical manifestation of comfort and luxury. Pleasure is a necessity for Taureans and they feel most satisfied when pampered.
Although Taureans love comfort, pleasures, and relaxation, at the same time, they aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and work hard to earn big rewards. They’re ambitious, focused, and resilient and they feel most secure when steadily putting money into a savings account. Security is paramount for Taureans and any threat to their stability will be sure to have a celestial bull seeing red.
Taurus is a fixed sign, which reflects its steadfast and loyal nature. Fixed signs are excellent at maintaining systems and Taureans prioritize consistency and reliability in all areas of their lives.
Now let me explain why at the beginning of the article I said that “if you think stubbornness is their main trait you are mistaken”. You see, what a Taurus perceives as dedication is often regarded by others as stubbornness. And if you have Taureans in your circle, you have to keep it in mind! Because of often being misunderstood, Taureans may end up lingering in unhealthy situations longer than necessary just to prove a point. Despite their occasional obstinance, however, Taureans are dependable partners, soothing their friends and lovers with their trustworthiness and devotion.
From an astrological point of view, Taurus symbolizes the uncontrollable eruption of primordial instincts, but also perseverance and patience in the pursuit of one’s aspirations. These qualities, however, may be hindered by the inability to dominate one’s impulses. This constellation corresponds to blooming spring, to the earth, and to a melancholic temperament.
Symbol and Rising
Taurus symbolizes the matrix and womb of the cosmos: April 21 – May 20.
Taureans crave structure and stability. They tend to create plans and stick to them. For a Taurus, happiness is crossing off that last task on their to-do list.
Sign mode: Fixed
Taureans value consistency and a clear purpose in life. They are strong-willed and often resistant to change.
Your ruling planet: Venus
Venus is responsible for our love life, how we see the beauty and how successful we are in the financial sphere. Ruled by Venus, Taurus values style, art, beauty, luxury, and aesthetics probably more than other zodiac signs. Moreover, for Taureans, it extremely important for the fabric of their clothes to feel nice on their skin and be comfortable. For them, how the breezy linen pants feel is just as important as how they look.
Symbol: The Bull
A bull is a slow and steady animal, but when provoked (say, with a red cape), launches horns-first into an attack. Similarly, gentle Taureans steer clear of conflict unless their routine or opinions are challenged.
Voice, mouth, throat, neck, nape.
Tarot Card: Hierophant
Taurus is connected to the Hierophant as both teach us how to live masterfully in the manifest realm; how to enjoy but practice detachment; how to value but observe impermanence; and how to tap into our spiritual lineage and teachings as we face such realities.
Emerald, green jade, chrysoprase, hyacinth, rosy white coral.
Rose, lemon balm, ginger.
The Countries Corresponding to This Sign:
Persia, Ireland, and Turkey.
Isis and Osiris, Ishtar, Selene, Indra, Shiva, Ahura-Mazda, Mithras.
Hyades, Pleiades, Orion, Auriga, Goat.
Alcyone and Ceyx, Erichthonius, Myrtilus, Phaethon, rape of Europa, the Minotaur.
Taurus Personality Best Traits:
- true to their word;
- a balanced and calm temper.
Taurus knows how to take life slow and enjoy the earthly delights around. This calming presence makes Taureans a pleasure to be around. They are steadfast friends, partners, and family members, who always stand beside their loved ones through thick and thin.
Taurus Personality Worst Traits:
Taureans tend to stay in situations that no longer serve them, like a job they’ve outgrown or a toxic friendship. This can also show up in their firmly planted belief systems, which can come across as close-mindedness. In order for Taureans to grow, they need to learn to let go and embrace change – this will prevent getting stuck.
Moreover, Taureans do not tolerate unpleasant events and bad company. They may keep the external calm, but at the same time, restrain internal aggression. This suppressed anger can break out in the form of an ugly scandal, a showdown over a trifle. If you think that your Taurus friend is fighting about small and unimportant things and overreacting, you, most likely, see only the tip of the iceberg of his/her true motives. The real motive of a scandal is much deeper and now you’re dealing with a result of a Taurus’s suppressed emotions.
Best Careers For a Taurus
At work, Taurus is thorough and methodical, preferring to work on one task at a time rather than juggling several projects.
Taureans are nature lovers who thrive with hands-on tasks like farming, botany, and agriculture. Moreover, the Venusian influence makes artistry an equally fulfilling profession. They are very creative and artistic. Illustration, interior design, fashion-related fields, music, vocal, writing, etc. are great careers for a Taurus.
Whichever path they choose, their work ethic and perseverance make Taureans stellar employees.
Taurus as an Employee
As an employee, Taurus shows a responsible attitude. They are never late, report on time, and are friendly in the team. Taurus expects to be well paid for his work and get promoted for his efforts. If Taurus’s work does not get a promotion or enough money, he/she will not tolerate it. Often people of this sign tend to leave their jobs and get their own business.
Taurus as a Leader
Taureans make wonderful leaders. They make reliable bosses who keep their word. They don’t get irritated by trifles. If they make comments or criticize their employees, it’s usually well deserved. In anger, they can raise their voice but always apologize afterward.
The Taurus leader never gives up what he started, all his/her ideas are carried out to the end, down to the smallest details. The only drawback is that it’s hard for them to adapt. In the life of Taurus, everything is planned in advance, unexpected incidents put him/her at a dead end.
Taurus Personality in Friendship
Taureans are loyal, lifelong friends. They see friendship as a precious jewel to protect and polish daily. They are selective of whom they chose to befriend, so if you’ve earned the trust of a Taurus, you’re in luck. You can count on your Taurus friend to give rational advice.
Taurus as a Parent
Taureans are nurturing and reliable parents. They are the ones sitting in the front row at field soccer games, piano recitals, and PTA meetings. And their kids are the ones carrying the world’s best-packed lunches. Taurean parents are particularly gifted at creating structure and routine for their little ones, so there’s no shortage of planned-out playtime. As kids get older, though, this structure can feel a bit oppressive. Therefore, Taureans parents have to learn how to be more flexible if they want to keep close relationships with their kids.
Taurus Personality in Romantic Relationships
In a relationship, Taureans value comfort, and warmth. A loving Taurus always shows attention and devotion – expect heartfelt texts, home-cooked dinners for two, and lots of candlelight. They love to take care of their partners and show them their love.
In love, Taurus is romantic, but a little old-fashioned. They are looking for more stable relationships than an easy fling. Once they’ve decided (after careful earth-sign deliberation) to enter a relationship, they’re in it for the long haul. Taureans tend to remain faithful to their partners, and usually do not have affairs on the side.
Commitment comes easily to Taureans, and they expect the same security from their significant other, so if the fixed sign senses any instability from their loved one, feelings of jealousy and possessiveness can creep in.
When choosing a partner, loyalty and the desire for monogamy will be important characteristics for Taurus. And since Taurus values stability and comfort, the income of a potential partner will also play an important role.
The Taurus man is perfectly compatible with Taurus, Cancer, Libra, and Scorpio.
Scorpio will support all his intimate fantasies, she is indefatigable in love and has an inexhaustible supply of passion.
Libra gives the earthly Taurus an airy, tender love. The couple reigns in harmony and complete mutual understanding.
Cancer organically fits Taurus as a devoted wife, a wonderful hostess. Cancers are romantic, sentimental homebodies. They will make a perfect couple.
There is complete understanding between two Taureans. They are similar in their views, they think the same way.
Compatibility with Virgo will be unsuccessful. The coldness of a Virgo and the unspoken emotions of a Taurus lead to a lack of romance and a “dry” relationship.
In a relationship with Sagittarius, there is a conflict of interest. Freedom-seeking Sagittarians do not look for binding themselves to serious relationships. They need changes, fresh ideas, and Taurus strives for the complete opposite – calm, comfort, and stability. In such relationships, Sagittarius will act as a manipulator, and it will not end well.
A passionate Leo is suitable for a Taurus. In a relationship, they will be able to find understanding, support, and passion.
With Scorpio, Taurus woman develops serious relationships quickly and smoothly. Such relationships lead to starting a family pretty quickly.
Capricorn, similarly to a Taurus, is prone to serious relationships and monogamous. In a relationship, they are patient with each other’s shortcomings. They have every chance of a long, tender relationship. Taurus’s marriage with Capricorn will be stronger than with any other signs.
Taurus’s relationships with Gemini and Aries will be unsuccessful. Gemini talks a lot and avoids serious relationships. This will make a Taurus woman see Gemini-partner as an unreliable companion. Relationship with Aries usually collapses due to mutual stubbornness.
Taurus Child Personality
Taurus child exhibits independent behavior. You can only tame their stubbornness with love and attention. Little Taurus does not tolerate coercion. By treating him/her affectionately, you can win the child’s trust.
Usually, these children are not aggressive. They tend to be calm, a little slow. In school, they show perseverance and diligence. However, keep in mind that because of their natural slowness, they need a little more time to think than other kids.
Little Taureans have incredible creative abilities, they love to dance, and enjoy drawing. If you have a Taurus child, make sure you support your little one in his/her creative expression.
Secret Traits of Taurus Personality
While most of us consider water signs to be the most intuitive in the zodiac, Taurus is also deeply instinctual. Taureans can sense things others may breeze past. They are able to sniff out lies and deceptive behavior going on in front of them. Taurus “just knows” when a person or situation seems disingenuous, and finds it difficult to shake these gut feelings.
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