Taurus Traits, Personality and Characteristics

Born between April 21 and May 20, Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac.  It is the first of the Earth sign. They are popularly perceived as stubborn, a Taurus trait associated with their planetary symbol bull.

Many believe Taurus to be the most dependable sign in the whole Zodiac, simply because Taurus hates the idea of change.

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This attribute makes Taurus quite headstrong and truly difficult to convince to change their minds. Taurus is a negative sign and they tend to be introverts, responsible, serious and more likely to be pessimistic.

Ruled by Venus, Taureans are lovers of everything that is fine and beautiful and surround themselves with material gains. They are loyal, thrifty, kindhearted, and they possess great personal charm, good looks, and a lovely speaking voice.

  • Taurus strengths: Clever, artistic, practical, determined, stable and loyal
  • Taurus likes: Gardening, Luxury, good clothing, Beauty, A Cozy home, romance, music, Independence
  • Taurus dislikes: Being controlled, manipulation, abrupt changes, dishonesty, conflict, vulgarity
  • Taurus ruling planet: Venus
  • Taurus element: Earth
  • Taurus opposite sign: Scorpio
  • Taurus famous persons: Mark Zuckerberg, David Beckham, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Adele and Megan Fox
      • Taurus lucky numbers: 6, 24, 36, 48, 74
      • Taurus lucky day: Friday
      • Taurus lucky color: Green
      • Taurus lucky stone: Diamond and Emerald
      • Taurus most compatible zodiac signs: Capricorn, Cancer
      • Taurus least compatible zodiac signs: Gemini, Aquarius

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Taurus Traits

Taurus are known for their solidity, practicality, strength of will, stability and perseverance. Their systematic determination enables them to be productive when other people have long since given up.

They are among the most dependable characters of the Zodiac. Although not born leaders, they will recognize someone with great leadership qualities and loyally follow them. Taurus are clever and practical more often than intellectual.

Their vices arise from their virtues, believing so strongly in their values that they will sacrifice relationships to uphold them. People will enjoy the company of a Taurean because they have a good sense of humor and intelligent. A Taurus is a dependable friend who is not scared off by a challenge.

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Earth Signs tend to respond to the world by examining the worth of each possible response, rather than through physical action, intellect, or emotion. They tend to prefer to plan things down to the last detail and to avoid unnecessary risks. They are known to be extremely patient and dependable. Their ambition ensures that they are both hardworking and helpful to others.

Taureans are physically strong and solidly built with a heavy chest and torso. Even those who are not fat may appear physically dense and characteristically stout, even barrel-chested, with thick legs.

Taurus Personality

They are among the strongest Signs when it comes to getting things done because of their steadfast determination to complete projects. They possess great innate drive to obtain what is needed, whether it is money, a lifestyle, or material comforts and possessions.

On the flipside, they can be very stubborn and argumentative.  A little self-indulgent and materialistic because it is important for them to feel good; thanks to Venus the ruler of this sign.  Taureans have a great love for arts and culture. They often maintain extensive art collections and tend to be artistic themselves, sometimes through singing.  Their appreciation of art and culture sends them to the opera and exclusive galleries.  Aligned to their taste for all things beautiful is a love for the good things in life; pleasure, comfort, luxury, good food and wine.

They are faithful and generous; friends with a great capacity for affection, but rarely make friends with anyone outside their social rank to which they are ordinarily excessively faithful. Generally, they are gentle, even tempered, good natured, modest and slow to anger; disliking quarreling and avoiding ill-feeling.  If they are provoked, however, they can explode into violent outbursts of temper in which they seem to lose all self-control.

In their leisure time, Taurus tends to enjoy outdoor activities that allow them to get close to the Earth. They often enjoy hiking. Like the Bull, they tend to be strong and well-built, and may enjoy tests of strength.

Taurus Man

The Taurus man is patient and a workaholic. They are hardworking individuals and only take rest after completing their work.  He is set in his ways and stubborn once a decision has been reached.  He is happy to be a work slave for a period of time even if it means that he will be able to reap the rewards later.

A Taurus man will dare to chase the big payoff and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. He can be an old-school kind of man who will open doors for you and turn up with a corsage as a first-date gift. Taurus Man is loving and kind person. Thoughtful and sweet, with big, sad eyes, his is a slow, shy kind of charm.

His overall goal in life is to have a cozy home, a warm hearth, a true partner, and a good life. A steady routine and emotional stability suit the Taurus man just fine. He likes knowing what to expect from his career, life, and love. They avoid taking unnecessary risks but a have high degree of tolerance and are reliable people. Taurus man often has good wealth. He has good humor and is sensual. He is devoted to his family and lover. The Taurus man is not flexible in nature and often doesn’t like changes in his life. He is good in handling financial matters and firmly believes that saving money will provide stability and security.

A great example of a Taurus Man is American actor Channing Tatum who was born on 26 April 1980. Physically, Tatum who starred in “Magic Mike”, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “21 Jump Street” embodies the Taurus Man; solidly built with a heavy chest and a ripped torso.

Before he became a star in Hollywood, Tatum worked as a male stripper to make ends meet. He did not hide his past; instead he embraced it as a platform to inspire others to work hard and do what you can to support your goals. His life as a male stripper became the basis for the storyline of “Magic Mike” which he produced; eventually went on to gross US$113 Million and spawn a sequel, “Magic Mike XXL”.

Tatum is a certified box office star in Hollywood with six (6) movies earning more than US$100 Million. He is one of cinema’s busiest actors averaging 3 to 4 movies every year since 2011. He has been married to Jenna Dewan since 2009; a remarkable feat considering the pressures and temptations in the movie world.

Taurus Woman

The Taurus woman is tender and caring and she may have some firm opinions that can’t be changed — but that can also equate to strength of character. This is the second sign in the Zodiac and spring is in full bloom when the Taurus celebrates her birthday.

She is sensible and patient – very winning qualities. Since Taurus’ element is earth, Taurus Woman could be described as the original earth mother. True to her symbol, the Bull, she can be easygoing but also stubborn, and an explosive temper lie in wait underneath that though slow to ignite, it is best to stay out of her way when it comes.

But the Taurus temper is rarely seen, for Taurus Woman aims for balance in life. She loves nature and desires nothing more than to live in comfortable and colorful surroundings. Although she is clever, she is not interested in proving herself an intellectual for the sake of it and will be content to let her friends shine and stay on the sidelines.

She likes security, so she will go through life planting seeds like a devoted mother, and she will patiently wait for the time to harvest.

Because she is basically not adventurous, change can be a threat to her. She is more likely to get into a rut, preferring to let things remain as they are. Any change that happens in her life usually comes from outside. However, whatever experiences life brings to her she learns quickly from and is unlikely to make the same mistake twice. Taurus is ruled by docile Venus, and is a passive, feminine sign. Her appeal is luring, earthy sensuality and practicality. Her main challenge is to learn to share.

One of the most famous Taurus women is American actress and billionaire entrepreneur Jessica Alba. She can be considered an anomaly in Hollywood because despite her physical beauty and intense appeal to the opposite sex; Alba was voted FHM’s sexiest woman in 2007, she is able to maintain a down-to-earth, girl-next-door appeal.

But more impressive than Alba’s movie career; her movies have grossed more than US$817 Million worldwide, is her success as an entrepreneur. In 2012, Alba launched her company called, “The Honest Company” which typical of the Taurus Woman’s love for nature, produces toxin-free household goods, diapers and body products. Today “The Honest Company” is valued at US$ 1 Billion.

Taurus Best love Match

If you have found a romantic partner in a Taurus, you have a sensual, luxury-loving, loyal lover.  Don’t expect anything spontaneous out of the blue from your Taurean, but you can definitely expect a nice gift to come right on time on every birthday or anniversary.  Taurus will take courtship and dating slowly and carefully, and there is nothing you can do to speed them up, but once committed, they will stay committed through thick and thin.  Taurus is loyal, sometimes to extremes; and they expect the same of you so don’t play games under any circumstances.

The best matches for Taurus for sure are Virgo and Capricorn, but Pisces, Cancer, Aries, Gemini, and another Taurus may work for some too, depending on the individuals.  The polar opposite for Taurus is Scorpio, and this match can work, but is likely to be a stormy one

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Taurus at Work

In their work, Taurus is industrious and is not afraid of getting their hands dirty. They are reliable, practical, methodical and ambitious, within a framework of obedience to superiors. They are at their best in routine positions of trust and responsibility, where there is little need of urgency and even less risk of change, and a pension at the end. Yet they are creative and good founders of enterprises where the rewards of their productiveness come from their own work and not that of others.

Taurus is adept at working steadily towards achieving what they have set their hearts on, and prefer indulging in activities that earn them respect, social status, and a place in the community at large. Taurus men and women are often drawn to the fields of real estate, banking, economics, architecture, building and construction.  Music, painting and acting are all Taurean careers. Taurus rules the throat, giving a powerful, often beautiful voice. The influence of Venus opens up a world of musical talent and appreciation, so Taureans are good singers and musicians, or at least, love music and can be a force on the business side of music.

One needs to look no further than Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Smith and Chris Brown as examples of Taureans who found great success as musicians.

Taurus Luck

The number six is the lucky number for people born under the sign of Taurus. Lucky day for this sign is Friday.  Diamond, emerald and sapphire are three stones which help Taureans in the acquisition of wealth, good health, professional success and luck. Metal of choice is copper.

Taurus Health

Taurus rules the neck and throat.  People born under Taurus are prone to sore throats, coughs, earaches and stiff neck. Because their body type has an inclination to physical laziness, Taureans can be overweight. Occasional lemon juice and water fasts will offset toxic deposits leading to sore throats and earaches.  Moderation in diet is the keynote for this sign which tends to overeat.

Perhaps most Taureans should follow the lead of fellow Taurus Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who eats seven (7) meals a day; mostly cod and vegetables but intensely works out six (6) days a week.