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Taurus Zodiac Sign: Guide to Meaning & Personality

Patricia Lantz C.Ht.
Taurus zodiac sign

Taurus Dates: April 20 - May 20 (approximately)

Element: Earth

Quality: Fixed

Ruling Planet: Venus

House: 2nd

Colors: Forest green, emerald green

Birthstone: Sapphire, rose quartz, green aventurine, garnet

Lucky Numbers: 2, 6, 26, 62

Most Compatible With: Cancer and Scorpio

Taurus Traits

Taurus zodiac sign is the money sign of the zodiac. It's about the survival of self and acquiring all the practical resources necessary to ensure survival. Taurus sign personality traits are all about finishing, holding onto, and maintaining whatever is started or acquired. The house and planets defined by Taurus in your birth chart give you the opportunity for personal stability and growth.

What Kind of Person Is a Taurus?

The Taurus personality is strong, stable, gentle, astute, observant, has fine-tuned senses, and an eye for beauty. Taurus lives in the present, takes in the beauty of each moment, and can't be rushed. Some may dismiss a Taurus as lazy, but they work hard for their money because they want to thrive in the material world. When the workday is done, they want to enjoy all the richness and pleasures life has to offer.

Some positive characteristics of Taurus are:

  • Dependable
  • Generous
  • Down-to-earth
  • Patient
  • Gentle
  • Persistent

A few negative characteristics of Taurus include being:

  • Stubborn
  • Plodding
  • Self-indulgent
  • Materialistic
  • Possessive

How Bad Is a Taurus Temper?

Because Taurus has a tendency to be stubborn and possessive, they can have quite a temper. They are relatively slow to anger, but when they do, watch out. Like the bull that represents Taurus, when anger flares, Taurus can work themselves up into a lather, and in this anger they may be mean and aggressive, which can do lasting damage to relationships.

Taurus Symbol

Taurus' symbol, or glyph, is composed of a semi-circle on top of a circle. This seems to represent a bull's head topped with curving horns, but since the Moon is exalted in Taurus, it could be representative of a Full Moon topped with a Crescent Moon.

Taurus symbol

Taurus Love and Compatibility

When it comes to Taurus love, romance is at its epicurean best and all about flowers, scented candles, soft music, and fine dining. Taurus is also sentimentally romantic and takes great pleasure in physical touch. However, Taurus is marriage minded and looking for a lifelong mate, so they are cautious in the pursuit of love.

Who Should a Taurus Marry?

Taurus is compatible with and can have the most prosperous long-term relationships with other earth sign individuals. Still, their best matches for long-lasting love and romance will be with the water signs:

  • Cancer
  • Scorpio
  • Pisces

What Are Taurus Attracted To?

Taurus has an eye for beauty and the finer things in life. And this love for a beautiful aesthetic also flows into who Taurus is attracted to. Traits most likely to catch Taurus's eye include:

  • Physical attractiveness
  • Being well put together
  • Confidence
  • Physical expressiveness
  • Stability
  • A serene personality

Taurus Man Characteristics

A Taurus man has a calm, quiet, and reserved nature and a distinctively materialistic bent on life. While Taurus men have a very masculine appearance and character, they are really big softies who appreciate beauty and have no problem showing affection. Taurus men are most attracted to a woman who's feminine, serene, straight-forward, shows off her creative side, and pleasures his sensory nature in every possible way.

Taurus Woman Characteristics

A Taurus woman is an independent woman who's feminine yet tomboyish. She loves the good life and may have a successful career and money of her own. However, a comfortable, quiet life with a partner that loves and takes care of her is more important to her than her career. A Taurus woman is attracted to men who are charming, attentive, and gallant. But what a Taurus woman looks the most for in a mate is stability, security, and the potential for a peaceful, comfortable life.

Taurus Constellation

Taurus constellation, home of the Pleiades and the Seven Sisters from Greek mythology, is the earliest known constellation and perhaps the loveliest. Although not an astrological sign, the Taurus constellation's history and myths have helped define the astrological sign of Taurus.

Zodiac constellations

The Taurus Experience

The Taurus experience is one of calm relaxation and taking time to enjoy the sensual pleasure of life. Those with a Taurus Sun or a Taurus Moon naturally revel in these moments. However, everyone can partake in the Taurus experience during Taurus' season.

Taurus Zodiac Sign: Guide to Meaning & Personality