Who are Taurus ? Those (only humans, not all living creatures !) born in between April 21 to May 20 , having the zodiac symbol – the Bull are called Taurus. The Element associated with Taurus is Earth. The Earth is an unshakable layer, a firm ground. The Earth in Taureans symbolizes the qualities of steadfastness, dependability, endurance, protection and patience. The Taurus Bull is stubborn, strong-headed, fearless, but raging when provoked, as the saying goes – Left alone, a Bull happily grazes, but if it is bothered it will charge ! The Earth in this sign does tend to act as a balancing mechanism so that the Bull doesn’t get out of hand.
Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac which is all about reward. They think of physical pleasures, material goods, riches, luxuries and whatever that is attractive. Taureans adore comfort and like being surrounded by pleasing, soothing things. Comfortable living and working space is important to Taurus, along with nice clothing, food and music (these are the basic necessities to them). And, being one of the most practical signs, Taurus’ outlook towards life is usually quite sensible, reliable, practical, ambitious and sensual; they have an “eye for beauty”. They tend to be good with handling finances, and hence, are efficient financial managers. They are peace-loving, seeking the gentle green meadows filled with daisies and poppies, with silver flowing streams and the shining yellow sun as the backdrop.
The zodiac sign history has been more complexly explained with heavier theories on Babylonian astrology, Hellenistic culture and teamed with Chinese counterpart, Polarity, Cross, etc. but as the time hands are moving fast,lets just jump into the easier way of understanding the Taureans !
The top 10 traits, both positive and negative,of a person with Taurus astrological sun sign are as follows –
They are consistent with whatever they do or say, as they don’t have a tendency to change opinion ; they are as firm as the Earth. Once they make opinion on something or someone they tend not to be flexible. If they start a thing, they will never leave it undone or half done. They are rooted and strongly grounded to their own formed set of rules or principles or methods. The Taurus prefer to take each day as it comes and march towards their goals slowly but steadily. Their strength is not only in their stability but also in loyalty and their dogged determination. It takes a lot to deviate or move a Taurus from their path and make them lose their focus.
They are clever in a sense that they choose their friends wisely i.e. they rarely make friends with anyone outside their social rank, status, background and other criterias determine who they would choose to make friends with. They will let others get close to them, but only so close as they want them to. They never share their weaknesses or secrets with anybody as they always want to appear strong and respectable in their social circle. They are socially loyal and warm hearted but they rarely make friends with anyone too different than themselves. Even if they get tempted to commit a sin, they will make sure nobody finds it out. They are calculative and take each step towards their life very cautiously.
Although easy going and respectful, the Taurus can unbelievably be stubborn and rigid in their approach. So much that when the logical arguments don’t suit them, they will just refuse to listen! Once a Taurus has made up their mind, it is impossible to move them from their decisions even slightly. They don’t give up or in very easily and are very pragmatic and practical. Sometimes because of this stubborn nature, they become non-adjusting. They believe they are always right and they are in no mood to hear others’ opinions. With them, it’s more like ‘it’s my way or the highway.’ Adaptability is not their strong point, which means they are uncompromising and act as dictators.
Taureans are inherently placid – peace lovers, so it is often rare for them to lose their temper and display anger and aggression. But if a Taurean ‘loses it’, their instinct is to charge and rage; they display their distress through instant physical destruction, louder noises and bangs rather than ending up with hurtful mental assaults, verbal spears, or executing pre-planned attack. A Taurus person is hardly impulsive and never gets angry without a reason. They are generally an easygoing person, very slow to anger, but once roused is known for a ferocious temper just as the bull. They love peace, tranquility and have a lot of patience in them. Though they are dictating and assertive in their tone yet they rarely get aggressive.
Taureans are noted for their determination. Once they set their eyes on something, they will persistently put in all the efforts to get it. The Taurus Sun Sign personality is practical and smart rather than intellectual. Failures and setbacks rarely dampen their spirits. They are often successful because of their perseverance in whatever they do. They get to where they want to or are going, not because they are exceptionally fast and clever, but because Taurus will not get distracted from their goals. Their stability and persistency are motivating enough in creating a life for themselves that is quite functional. Their extreme determination and strong will power is what makes them reach their goals, shaking a leg.
Possessiveness, which often translates into jealousy as well as resentment, is one major negative trait in the Taurus-born. Many a times their possessiveness costs them genuine relationships. The more the Taurus is fond of his/her partner or companion, the more possessive he/she becomes. Not many companions are comfortable with such an attitude. Taureans are possessive only for their immediate family and spouse but they also don’t want to let go their social friends and are very cautious of maintaining their position among their acquaintance web. They are lucky in love but due to their possessive nature they may have to bear fear of losing their partner. Although they are not explicitly jealous, they view their mates as their personal property.
While it is good to value money, yet the Taurus-born sometimes takes it too far and become frugal in the name of savings and building a better future. Taurus are very hardworking and have good craftsmanship. Taureans are good in a career which allows them to build up wealth or material objects, and they seek lifestyles which foster material stability and luxury. They are very practical and so wish to generate the means by which they can live in the style they prefer. They are self-indulgent and greedy when it comes to securing a good bank balance and then spending on buying comforts and luxuries of life. They aim at having the best standard of living and be at par with their social circle. They are driven by security and an especial fondness for personal possessions.
Taurus people stay with both feet in the ground, do not fly in the air and dream about sand castles. They aim for exact and real things. They are keen-witted and practical more often than intellectual, but apt to become fixed and stick in their opinions through their preference for following accepted and reliable patterns of experience. They are fearless and have moral resistance i.e strength of will. They have well-developed sense of smell and texture (touch), and respond quickly to the material world. Theirs is a practical approach towards life. Security is one of their top and foremost considerations before undertaking anything new. They are tactful in choosing anything for themselves be it work, relationships or clothes. They want everything which is good, they strive to get it and eventually they acquire it, without much effort.
They have a creative bend of mind. In whatever they do, be it music, dance, drama or art, they have strong aesthetic taste. They are also blessed with good communication skills. Many Taurus can be fairly hedonistic, pleasure-seeking bulls, and they enjoy the finer things in life from jewellery, indulging in rich foods to being pampered. They also have many fine artistic abilities. The artistic achievements take them to places or they remain a favourite among friends and family for their hidden talents. Their voice and their choice of words charms people listening to them and they become an object of admiration easily. They are sensual and often make bold style statements in their clothes or scripts.
Taureans , we can say, are born lucky as they have the ruling planet Venus which symbolizes the materialistic pleasures of life – beauty, love, wealth, intelligence, fame, and bliss. Their opportunist attitude and cleverness never fail them in the path of success. Whatever profession they choose, they are very successful in it. They are charming, fascinating, magnetic and hypnotic and thus, are popular among their own folks. They are a natural born leader due to their practical, ambitious and determined nature. They are not just prosperous in materialistic sense but also they are blessed with a diplomatic and tactful nature, fine oratory skills, strong will power, courage to explore the unknown, try adventurous sports and amass all the Luxors of life.