Taurus Zodiac Sign
11 Mar 2019

Taurus Characteristics and Personality

Taurus zodiac sign
Learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about the Taurus zodiac sign, its personality and characteristics. The traits of Taurus Men and Women, how they act when they fall in love and what makes them tick. Finally, you’ll find a comprehensive list of celebrities with Taurus star sign to see if you can identify with your favourite star.

Taurus Zodiac Sign meaning

Taureans are renowned for their patience and persistence, due to which they are often compared to bulls (the symbol of the sign). This trait sometimes leads them to the other extreme, they can become very stubborn and too opinionated to even consider the possibility that they might be wrong. While Aries people need to act, those born under the sign of Taurus feel safe after this stage has passed and they have obtained what they are after. Taurus is not randomly considered the most possessive sign, the driving force of Taurus people resides in their acquisitions.

 
Taurus symbol
  • Taurus dates in astrology are April 20 – May 20.
  • Element: Earth
  • Mode: Fixed
  • Taurus symbol: ♉
People with Taurus prominent in their birth chart have a highly developed sense of self-preservation and, consequently, their decisions on serious matters are such that can ensure them their much needed sense of safety. They seek a calm life that will allow them to enjoy the little things they take pleasure in, such as having a good dinner or listening to their favourite music. These preferences come as no surprise, seeing that this is the sign with the most acute senses –those of taste, touch, and smell in particular–, which is also the reason why Taureans are thought of as the most sensual sexual partners: they view sex as one more source of pleasure.
 
With Venus as their ruling planet (as is also the case with those belonging to the sign of Libra), Taurus people appreciate beauty and elegance a lot. Contrary to Libreans, though, they are not interested in the aesthetic aspect of things, but mainly care about looking good themselves, which is why they take great care of their outward appearance.
 
Another highly common characteristic among Taureans is their capacity for dealing with situations in a calm cool-headed manner, which occasionally makes them appear as emotionless to others. This is not the case, however, since this ability of theirs stems from their understanding of the laws of nature –the natural course of things. 

Taureans also greatly value the earth and its merits, and that is why many people with Taurus prominent in their birth chart choose to live close to nature. Read here for Taurus Daily Horoscope

Taurus Traits 

Taurus, the second sign of the Zodiac is one of the most stable signs. A Taurus personality is possessive & solid but the reasons behind this are more complex than one could imagine. The star sign of Taurus let us begin by saying that the sign’s stability comes from its Fixed Quality, while the down-to-earth aura of derives from its association with the Earth Element. While you may think of this information as a bit confusing and something only us astrologers can work with, in fact the quality of each sign largely shapes its compatibility with other zodiac signs.

Taurus Personality

Taurus characteristics: the 4 facts that shape the personality of this Earth Star Sign

The ability to face challenging situations calmly is another positive trait of this sign but to other signs this Taurus “nirvana” in the face of disaster may make them come off as emotionless. The truth behind this “peace” however lies in the Taureans’ deep understanding of cause & effect or in other words the laws that govern nature. It goes without saying that the people of this sign value all things natural and it’s not a coincidence that many of them choose to live closer to nature and even follow relevant professions.

Taurus Relationships

Taurus and Aries: In spite of the adversities they may encounter, the romanticism of Taurus and the passionate temperament of Aries can be conducive to the shaping of a strong, solid bond between them.

Taurus and Taurus: Their need for safety in their relationships as well as their patience and romanticism can help them build a firm relationship that can stand the test of time.

Taurus and Gemini: Their striking contrasts and divergent desires might make it difficult for them to satisfy each other’s needs. However, if these two are strongly attracted to each other and are prepared to show considerable patience, this can lead to a perfect blend of durability and flexibility.

Tarus and Cancer: An ideal combination. Once romantically involved, these two instinctively know how to respond to each other’s needs, forming a harmonious bond.

Taurus and Leo: A relationship that is difficult to harmonise, due to their different needs. Obstacles might require great patience to be overcome. Irrespective of whether this relationship lasts, it’s bound to leave its mark on both partners.

Taurus and Virgo: A highly compatible match. They can comprehend each other’s needs without any effort, as these are largely shared, and create a truly durable relationship.

Taurus and Libra: Despite their deifferences, this love match can result in a profoundly authentic union, enabling both partners to enjoy the emotional security they both yearn for.

Taurus and Scorpio: An intense and complex relationship that can leave a lasting impression on them both. Their very different personality traits, can create many obstacles and their mutually compelling sexual chemistry may motivate these two to use sex as an arena of conflict resolution. 

Taurus and Sagittarius: An unlikely love match, for it is hard for them to overcome their very different outlooks on love. This match is consequently marked by a struggle with the concepts of possessiveness and freedom. However, If their attraction is strong, both signs possess the stamina to make their relationship work.

Taurus and Capricorn: A love match that might either keep the partners eternally united or eventually alienate them due to its insufficient emotional expressiveness.

Taurus and Aquarius: A love match has the potential to work wonders. They know that their romance can work only if it's based on mutual respect for their respective boundaries. Founded on logic, this love match can keep these partners eternally united.

Taurus and Pisces: A love match that is characterised by intense mutual attraction. They complement each other perfectly and can function well together. They may feel that they have found a soulmate in each other

Find out more about Taurus best and worst matches in our zodiac sign compatibility guide!

The Taurus Man

Taurus man loves challenges. He is loyal, generous, focused and stable.

The way to an attentive Taurus man’s heart is through his stomach or his wallet. This is a man with green fingers who might also turn a shade of green when he thinks that others are coveting what he thinks he owns or if they own more than him. He’s sensuous and constant and can go for hours. 

How to win the heart of a Taurus Man

The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return, goes the song. But love is like a game of Monopoly to your tactical Taurus guy: he wants to buy up as much of you as he can – and he doesn’t expect to get diminishing returns. That’s right, he wants it all from you, and for the intensity to reach skyscraper proportions. So you’d better be a person that likes to feel like Number One, and be told it continuously, as well as be cool with your every move being monitored KGB-style.

The Taurus Woman

Taurus woman is patient, loyal, independent, emotionally strong, sensible and introverted.

Lady Taurus is like a rock. Everlasting. The earth will turn to ashes before this bull changes the slightest thing in her life, including you. Strength and endurance are her characteristics, that and sensuality. She loves to watch a beautiful sunset, smell the roses and feel you kissing her neck. And don’t get us started on massages and dinners. Still, quality matters more than price tag for this money-savvy sign. Lady Taurus steers clear of passing trends that cost a lot and are worth little. Durability, whether something can stand the test of time, is key. Lady Taurus is musical and artistic, a child of nature and an ambassador for all that this good earth has to offer. The biggest danger for this sign is stagnation. She is attached to the status quo, her routine and her possessions, again, including you. That makes it difficult for her to jump into action or respond to a crisis. But once Lady Taurus makes a decision - every ten years or so - there is no turning back. There is a slow, relentless quality to this lady that will get her to her goal, like the tortoise in the fable. Anger can be an issue. She will suppress it to keep the peace until it erupts - again, every ten years or so. Once a Lady Bull sees red, take our advice and run for cover!

How Taurus acts when they first fall in love

You can tell a Taurus has just fallen in love because they lose their otherwise healthy appetite, cool and bank balance. Their big beautiful eyes start to twinkle and they walk around with a bounce and a perma-grin, like it’s the first day of spring. Spontaneous spending on luxuries and more time in the bathroom are big big giveaways. 

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Date Modified: 11 Mar 2019HoroscopeFriends