Taurus men are the salt of the earth. They're patient, kind, warm-hearted, and steadfast men who radiate calm and fortitude and revel in all the sensual pleasures of life. They have an uncomplicated, quiet, gentle nature and a special connection to the land. The Taurus man lives in the present and tenaciously plods along, minding his own business and working hard to attain success and status. His top priority is financial security, and his greatest pleasure in life is leisurely enjoying the fruits of his labors.
The Core Personality
Understanding a Taurus man is easier when you consider that Taurus is a fixed Earth sign. Taurus contains, stabilizes, and maintains. Whenever you hear Taurus think down to earth, practical, slow, and methodical. This will help you to understand why Taurus men have a calm, unshakable, quiet nature and feel safer and more secure with a structured routine.
The term bull-headed is often used to describe someone who refuses to move or act until they're ready. This describes Taurus stubborn nature. However, this innate stubbornness is a strength that can be used to their advantage. In fact, a Taurus man's ability to dig in and hold his position often makes him highly successful in business.
Some of the tactics used in business are similar to the ones a bull uses when protecting his herd. There can be a lot of posturing made in business to present the impression of strength and power. Being stubborn and steadfast in whatever position he takes makes a Taurus businessman formidable.
Successful and Worldly
The ability to carve out his own niche in the world, become rich, famous and successful, and enjoy the good life is the ultimate status symbol for Taurus. A successful Taurus is well-traveled, has a sophisticated worldly air about him and feels right at home rubbing elbows with the rich and famous.
Taurus men aren't braggarts, they just seem to know that flaunting their success really does speak louder than words. They don't mind showing off all the trappings of their financial success, such as a glamorous wife, a grandiose home, a luxury car or two and a getaway vacation villa.
Other idiosyncrasies of Taurus men include being:
- Reserved: Taurus men often come across as reserved. They are seldom the first in the group to voice an opinion or judgments and unless pressed will most often keep their feelings to themselves.
- Great listeners: While chatting and making small talk is left up to the more gregarious Gemini, Taurus makes up for his lack of conversation with great listening skills.
- Dislikes change: Taurus men often get a bad rap for disliking change, and that's true to a certain extent. They prefer to maintain and fortify what is, even if something is "bad" for them.
- Love their possessions: Taurus men also have a distinctly materialistic bent that will at times make them seem selfish. They simply love their possessions and it's very difficult for them to take a more magnanimous or spiritual view when it comes to dealing with parting with what they consider theirs.
Taurus Men in Love
Venus, the ruler of Taurus, bestows these man with charm in spades and when they fall in love, they love deeply and completely. This is a truly beautiful quality and dating a Taurus man can be divine. It's not uncommon for a Taurus man to shower his beloved with gifts, leave a rose on her pillow every night, and spoil her with expensive dinners out. However, love has to come to him. He's not going to chase it.
Taurus men really, really enjoy sex, but the problem is getting them into bed. They often sense that their strong sexual passions must be contained for them to have the serenity, tranquility, and the simple happiness they long for. As a result, you could never call them playboys. They are actually prone to sublimate their sexual energy and re-channel it into their career, or into what they consider a constructive and valuable piece of work.
Taurus, the bull, is associated with the myth of the Minotaur and the labyrinth. The Minotaur is a hedonistic creature with the head of a bull and the body of a man that is trapped in an elaborate labyrinth where he waits to devour victims who are chosen from only the most beautiful men and virginal girls.
Of course, Taurus men are not this extreme, but most do prefer to keep their animal natures hidden. Which means that if you're a woman who's interested in bedding a Taurus man you'll have to patiently weave your way through the "Labyrinth".
Unfortunately, as difficult as it is for Taurus men to become involved in a relationship, it's just as difficult for them to let go of a relationship when it turns sour. In fact, it can take them years to get over a particularly poignant breakup.
Deep Appreciation of Beauty
No profile of the second sign of the zodiac is complete without a mention of beauty. Taurus men have a deep appreciation for beauty and the arts. They have a strong aesthetic taste for physical beauty, as well as a love for the fine arts, gourmet foods, quality wines, and beautiful music.
Taurus Men and Career
Taurus men often choose careers that will give them the high status they see as the epitome of success. It's in the business world where the normally gentle and risk averse Taurus man becomes aggressive and competitive. They enjoy the interaction and competition found in the business world.
They also have a love of the land that can propel them into careers that take them into the great outdoors. Careers in golf allow them to spend their workdays on some of the most prestigious and beautiful properties to be found, plus a position in this field allows them to hob-knob with the wealthy and influential Country Club set. However, the quiet reverence they have for the natural world can also lead them to become forest rangers or to pursue a career in conservation and wildlife.
Taurus men are also quite artsy and because of their deep appreciation for music, art, fine wine, and great restaurants, you'll find many Taurus men who are involved in one of the many artistic fields.
The Kind and Gentle Bull
Adjectives like dependable, loyal and steadfast are often associated with Taurus men, and it's true they do embody these traits. However, there are other facets to a Taurus man, including the fact that he has a very artistic and epicurean nature. Sure, he can be slow, may often act a bit like the proverbial bull in the china shop and occasionally snort and scowl over things, but underneath it all he's truly a kind and gentle creature who appreciates beauty and the finer things in life.