Taurus is known as the Bull of the zodiac and are born between April 21st to May 21st. This is an approximation because of the irregular rotation of the earth and therefore not every year will Taurus begin exactly on the 21st or even end on the 21st.
When I think of Taurus, what comes to mind is a strong sensuality and a personality that likes to initially plod along cautiously and conservatively.
The Bull is known for coming across as solid, practical, determined and stubborn and that no one will ever drive them, but they will willingly and loyally follow a leader they trust. You have a respect for property and a horror of falling into debt, and you will do everything in your power to maintain the security of the status quo for change makes you nervous.
The key words that best describes Taurus is the phrase ďI haveĒ which basically means that you have a nature to own and possess whatever you think is yours; from relationships to material goods. How I have seen this trait in just about every Taurus is the quality of never liking to let go of anything that they have previously invested any time or energy and especially money.
Emotionally you are best described with the proverb ďBeware of the anger of a patient man.Ē A volcano does not erupt immediately but builds up over the years, and then explodes. This is the Taurus personality on all levels; slow to begin, will not be rushed, can be lead but not pushed and then look out, whether itís reaching a successful goal or getting angry.
If you are provoked, however, you can explode into violent outbursts of ferocious anger in which you seem to lose all self-control, like the bull seeing red. But you are more inclined to harmony, peace, and compromise with a strong dose of charm and graciousness. Again, donít forget the inertia quality or the slow boil trait because if you keep trying to approach life emotionally with all kindness and generosity without a balance of reality you will be allowing resentments to slowly develop until you can no longer keep the lid on and off you will go seeing RED.
Many Taurus can be fairly hedonistic, pleasure-seeking bulls, having the most love affairs, and enjoying the finer things in life from jewelry, indulging in rich foods to being pampered. You also have many fine artistic abilities. The artistic achievements of your sign are noteworthy in music and especially singing since Taurus also rules the throat and neck of the body. Many opera singers have a Taurus sun sign, as does Barbra Striesand, Shirley Maclaine, and the late Fred Astaire. Shakespeare was a Taurus, and he was one of the greatest creative writers in English literature.
A famous story of King Midas and the Golden Touch symbolizes the extreme aspects of Taurus. He was the pleasure-loving King whose sole ambition in life was to attain gold. When his wish was granted, it became a curse. Everything turned to gold he touched, including his clothing, food and daughter. This story taught the true values of life are not material but of love. And that is the dilemma that many younger Taurus must learn to bring balance into your lives.
When it comes to love, you are amorous and romantic, but sexually you are more conventional and not given to experiment as much because you like your routine in just about every area of your life.
When a Taurus matches up with another Taurus it probably was very slow and steady with a 7 year courtship and you probably got married, not from a great passion but more from the relationship feeling like a comfortable old shoe and besides you got used to each other. Now this doesnít sound all that romantic on paper but as far as a marriage goes this merger could last a lifetime. Aries tend to be more secret or unrequited love affairs; Pisces often make great friends which also makes for a great partner; Aquarians and you very different but if you have a common goal it could work; and you will want to travel the globe in search of paradise with a Capricorn; Sagittarians will cause you to rethink your life which is a powerful growth opportunity but usually not one you want to take; Scorpio is your opposite and therefore marriage partner; Libra is hot, sizzling and short term; Virgo will always be your eternal lover, Leo will set up house with you even though you two are very different; a love like a brother or sister will form with Cancers; and better you stay with a financial relationship with a Gemini.
You make constant, faithful, and home loving spouses. You can be overly possessive, however because you donít want anyone taking what is yours, and you donít like change so you would rather keep an difficult relationship rather than go through the hassle of starting over again with a new partner, and besides, you donít like fighting so the Bull will often put off a necessary marriage counseling session or even the thought of a separation because of this need to avoid conflict as much as possible.
It takes forever for the Taurus to commit and then it takes even longer for them to let go. Your sign represents the principal of attraction and therefore you have a strong physical magnetism. And so Taurus energy is not sexually aggressive like an Aries but prefers to attract others to you rather than you pursue them.
The Taurus will need to see tangible evidence of your love because of your practical earth nature, earth needs to see it, feel it or taste to believe it -- and so that means letters, flowers, fragrances and gifts, and not just that occasional word of love being thrown indiscriminately. There is no getting around this. You are one of the most loving and affectionate of all signs, certainly one of the most sensuous, and quite a catch.
But when a Taurus wants to show affection to another you often feel that words spoken is not enough and so the Bull will buy or make something to show physically with tangible evidence that your words of love are backed up with sustenance. However, Taurus expects you to express your love for them with a concrete gift that is worthy of your words and the more expensive it is the more you must love them. Never forget that every Taurus has a certain degree of materialism within them that needs to be satisfied.
You are dedicated and generous with your friends having a great capacity for affection, but you rarely make friends with anyone too different than yourself, to which you are very faithful to a fault. Itís that practical earth thing again.
Your body tends to be very strong and solid and many Bulls will be stocky with broad shoulders and sometimes even have a broad forehead resembling the bull.
I have always described the physical dynamics of Taurus as the sign of inertia. This simply means that energies at rest tend to stay at rest and energies in motion tend to stay in motion. Therefore many Taurus will work hard and even play hard at the same time but when you stop for a rest or from exhaustion it then takes a long time to get you off the couch and back into the rat race. Or it takes forever to motivate you to the gym but once you are in your routine you are like a dog with a bone working those muscles everyday until you stop and then its back to the couch.
Routine is the hallmark of the Bull. While you are not a sign known for flexibility, your tenacity and reliability will more than compensate. So, don't expect a Taurus to understand when plans change at the last minute. They donít turn on a dime and this is something you will simply have to accept. And if you want to have any influence on their thinking, be sure to get your ideas across in early before they are forming another locked-in opinion. Taurus can be quite stubborn!
Mentally, you are practical more often than intellectual, but you are apt to become stubborn and stuck in your opinions through your preference for following a routine of a tried and true path. Many bulls are relentless in their natures. But you are generally dependable, determined, and unshaken in the face of difficulties.
You enjoy art, for which you may have a talent. Along with your love for all things beautiful is a love for the good things of life, pleasure, comfort, luxury and good food and wine and you may have to resist the temptation to over indulgence, spending too much money and gaining to much weight. Itís that bull lying under the shade tree all day that is the problem.
Taurus are industrious and good craftspeople, and are not afraid of getting their hands dirty. Taurus rules the domain of money in the horoscope making the bull a good provider, investor and businessperson but also the Taurus can get too caught up in the material world. Taurus works for money, security, and the ability to shop for the best quality. But remember that you love the finer things in life and the earth aspect makes Taurus needing material and physical security and all the money to sustain the lifestyle. Becoming too materialistic can be one of your greatest shortcomings.
Before making any investments, you look for practical and logical reasons before taking action, and you put a great deal of emphasis on careful, painstaking research. You dislike quick decision-making and prefer careful deliberation, because you invest for the long haul. Decision-making, for you is a careful process. Taurus needs to carefully consider all the options and weigh each for practicality.
Taurus governs the throat and neck and you need to beware of throat infections. Because your body type has an inclination to physical laziness, Taureans can also be overweight.
So because of your slow to change nature, donít even bother trying to be radical with dieting, Taurus. If you allow yourself to feel deprived sooner or later The Bull will see red! And you will binge. The trick is to gradually make healthy changes in your diet so that you keep your enthusiasm--and your metabolism--high. And gradually work your way into an exercise program. In fact, whether giving up an addition; like smoking or chocolate, or trying to begin a major new phase of life; like moving or marriage; give yourself permission to take it slow because the Taurus personality is like a stretching rubber band and if you pull too fast, sooner or later, that rubber band is going to snap back hard and fast.
The symbol associated with your sign is the Bull.
Taurus is the sensuous, gentle bull lying around the fields all day looking for comfort, and eating and sleeping preferably under the shade of a tree. When its time to get the bulls back into the barn at the end of the day there is no budging them, and so you push very gently with the bull because their anger can be a slow boil and after awhile there aggravation can become greater than their need for comfort because when the bull sees red and starts snorting and stumping and that is when you had better get out of the way and donít take for granted that the bull will never attack because that is their last signal that you had better let them alone or else. And when the bull finally gets mad he or she will attack.
It takes a lot to get a Taurus ruffled, but once done, the magnitude of the bull's temper can appear full force and just about anyone in their way could bear the brunt of it.
The Age of Taurus was approximately 4000 to 2000BC and during that period the Egyptians carved the symbol of the bull into all their temples.
And so it was during the Taurean Age that the Bull was worshipped, and agriculture began to flourish on a more sophisticated level with farming communities. And Taurus today likes to get their hands into the dirt with gardening to show off their green thumbs.
Taurus is in harmony when it lives it life in accordance to the seasons. Because Taurus is a fixed sign and doesnít always flow easily with the changing seasons, it often gets stuck in life. Wanting fruit to bloom in winter isnít going to make it happen. Patience and the inner knowledge that Ďto everything there is a seasoní is Taurus greatest gift. Your slowness can be exasperating at times but the final outcome teaches us the genius in letting things unfold when they are ready and not before.