Taurus ♉ Zodiac Sign: Characteristics, Personality, Man & Woman

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A Taurus has all the power of action that an Aries has. But Taurus is not satisfied with action for its own sake. Their actions must be productive, practical and wealth-producing. If Taurus cannot see a practical value in an action they will not bother taking it. Taurus’ forte lies in their power to make real their own or other people’s ideas.

They are generally not very inventive but they can take another’s invention and perfect it, making it more practical and useful. The same is true for all projects. Taurus is not especially keen on starting new projects, but once they get involved they bring things to completion. Taurus carries everything through. They are finishers and will go the distance so long as no unavoidable calamity intervenes. Many people find Taurus too stubborn, conservative, fixed and immovable.

This is understandable, because Taurus dislikes change – in the environment or in the routine. They even dislike changing their minds! On the other hand, this is their virtue. It is not good for a wheel’s axle to waver. The axle must be fixed, stable and unmov-able. Taurus is the axle of society and the heavens. Without their stability and so-called stubbornness, the wheels of the world {and especially the wheels of commerce) would not turn.

Taurus loves routine. A routine, if it is good, has many virtues. It is a fixed – and, ideally, perfect – way of taking care of things. Mistakes can happen when spontaneity comes into the equation, and mistakes cause discomfort and uneasiness – something almost unacceptable to a Taurus. Meddling with Taurus’ comfort and security is a sure way to irritate and anger them. While an Aries loves speed, a Taurus likes things slow.

They are slow thinkers – but do not make the mistake of assuming they lack intelligence. On the contrary, Taurus people are very intelligent. It is just that they like to chew on ideas, to deliberate and weigh them up. Only after due delib­eration is an idea accepted or a decision taken. Taurus is slow to anger – but once aroused, take care!

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About Taurus

Taurus people are introvert. They are quite in general and they like remaining within themselves for most of the time. They are cautious and they have a very carefully approach towards the other people. This often keeps them safe and they do not get hurt. Their personality is dominantly sensitive and this introvert attitude is their natural defense against the other people. They keep themselves safe and they do not let their personality get damaged by the behavior of others. They remain within their own world for most of the times.

Taurus generally represents the calmness of the human personality. They do not panic that easily. They have the ability to handle difficult situations without losing their focus. Their calmness is also represented in their approach towards other people and intractable things. This makes them artistic. They do have a sensitive personality which perfectly couples with their artistic personality.

Taurus people seek physical pleasure in all the areas. Because they are sensitive, they often enjoy the physical interaction more and they drive more pleasure out of it. Moreover, the Taurus always seek comfort. They want to maximize their happiness and they do so in every other situation. This develops artistic thought, romantic behavior and poetic emotion in their personality.

The Taurus are hardworking by nature but they set their own pace. They do try their best to meet the deadlines but they can’t be dictated pace. They have their own pace but they remain dedicated to their tasks within that pace.

The Taurus are good at appreciating others and recognizing their talents. They do not seek praise themselves but they feel more comfortable in recognizing the talents hidden in other fellows. They appreciate such talents publicly and drive their pleasure from this public acknowledgement. Making Taurus happy is easy. They find great happiness in stability, good accommodation and physical satisfaction.

Taurus Personality Traits

Love

Taurus in Love

In love, the Taurus-born likes to have and to hold. They are the marrying kind. They like commitment and they like the terms of a relationship to be clearly defined. More impor­tantly, Taurus likes to be faithful to one lover, and they expect that lover to reciprocate this fidelity.

When this doesn’t happen, their whole world comes crashing down. When they are in love Taurus people are loyal, but they are also very possessive. They are capable of great fits of jeal­ousy if they are hurt in love. Taurus is satisfied with the simple things in a relationship. If you are involved romantically with a Taurus there is no need for lavish entertainments and constant courtship.

Give them enough love, food and comfortable shelter and they will be quite content to stay home and enjoy your company. They will be loyal to you for life. Make a Taurus feel com­fortable and – above all – secure in the relationship, and you will rarely have a problem. In love, Taurus can sometimes make the mistake of trying to control their partners, which can cause great pain on both sides. The reasoning behind their actions is basically simple: Taurus people feel a sense of ownership over their partners and will want to make changes that will increase their own general comfort and security.

This attitude is OK when it comes to inanimate, material things – but is dangerous when applied to people. Taurus needs to be careful and attentive to this possible trait within themselves.

Money

Taurus and Finance

Taurus is very money-conscious. Wealth is more important to them than to many other Signs. Wealth to a Taurus means comfort and security. Wealth means stability. Where some Zodiac Signs feel that they are spiritually rich if they have ideas, talents or skills, Taurus only feels wealth when they can see and touch it.

Taurus’ way of thinking is ‘What good is a talent if it has not been translated into a home, furni­ture, car and holidays?’ These are all reasons why Taurus excels in estate agency and agricultural industries. Usually a Taurus will end up owning land. They love to feel their connection to the Earth. Material wealth began with agriculture, the tilling of the soil.

Owning a piece of land was humanity’s earliest form of wealth: Taurus still feels that primeval connection. It is in the pursuit of wealth that Taurus develops intellec­tual and communication ability. Also, in this pursuit Taurus is forced to develop some flexibility. It is in the quest for wealth that they learn the practical value of the intellect and come to admire it. If it were not for the search for wealth and material things, Taurus people might not try to reach a higher intellect.

Some Taurus people are ‘born lucky’ – the type who win any gamble or speculation. This luck is due to other factors in their Horoscope; it is not part of their essential nature. By nature they are not gamblers. They are hard workers and like to earn what they get. Taurus’ innate conservatism makes them abhor unnecessary risks in finance and in other areas of their lives.

Career

Taurus Career and Public Image Characteristics

Being essentially down-to-earth people, simple and uncom­plicated, Taurus tends to look up to those who are original, unconventional and inventive. Taurus likes their bosses to be creative and original – since they themselves are content to perfect their superiors’ brain-waves.

They admire people who have a wider social or political consciousness and they feel that someday (when they have all the comfort and secu­rity they need) they too would like to be involved in these big issues.  In business affairs Taurus can be very shrewd – and that makes them valuable to their employers. They are never lazy; they enjoy working and getting good results. Taurus does not like taking unnecessary risks and do well in positions of authority, which makes them good managers and supervisors. Their managerial skills are reinforced by their natural talents for organization and handling details, their patience and thoroughness.

As mentioned, through their connection with the earth, Taurus people also do well in farming and agriculture. In general a Taurus will choose money and earning power over public esteem and prestige. A position that pays more -though it has less prestige – is preferred to a position with a lot of prestige but fewer earnings. Many other Signs do not feel this way, but a Taurus does, especially if there is nothing in his or her personal birth chart that modifies this. Taurus will pursue glory and prestige only if it can be shown that these things have a direct and immediate impact on their wallet.

Life

Life of Taurus

Home and family are vitally important to Taurus. They like children. They also like a comfortable and perhaps glam­orous home – something they can show off. They tend to buy heavy, ponderous furniture – usually of the best quality. This is because Taurus likes a feeling of substance in their environment. Their house is not only their home but their place of creativity and entertainment. The Taurus home tends to be truly their castle.

If they could choose, Taurus people would prefer living in the countryside to being city-dwellers. If they cannot do so during their working lives, many Taurus individuals like to holiday in or even retire to the country, away from the city and closer to the land. At home a Taurus is like a country squire – lord (or lady) of the manor. They love to entertain lavishly, to make others feel secure in their home and to encourage others to derive the same sense of satisfaction as they do from it. If you are invited for dinner at the home of a Taurus you can expect the best food and best entertainment.

Be prepared for a tour of the house and expect to see your Taurus friend exhibit a lot of pride and satisfaction in his or her possessions. Taurus likes children but they are usually strict with them. The reason for this is they tend to treat their chil­dren – as they do most things in life – as their possessions.

The positive side to this is that their children will be well cared for and well supervised. They will get every material thing they need to grow up properly. On the down side, Taurus can get too repressive with their children. If a child dares to upset the daily routine – which Taurus love to follow – he or she will have a problem with a Taurus parent.

Taurus Characteristics

Taurus is the most earthy of all the earth Signs. If you understand that Earth is more than just a physical element, that it is a psychological attitude as well, you will get a better understanding of the Taurus personality.

5 Taurus Characteristics

Taurus have some very interesting characteristics. Let’s have a look. Taurus are:

1. Frugal

Taurus are good at recognizing the value of money and this is awesome. The Taurus is excellent at budgeting, and will spend just what they feel they can afford. Don’t confuse this with doing without because that’s not really what it means. It just means that the Taurus will get what they want by juggling to make it work for them.

2. Easy going, Down to Earth, and Patient

Taurus are well liked because they are such easy going and patient with those they meet. Their down to earth personality makes them extremely sensitive and likeable. They are reliable and patient, which makes them great to have as friends. The Taurus is a sensible personality that makes them even more likeable and having a Taurus as a friend means you have someone looking out for you.

3. Respectful and Generous

The Taurus is respectful of those around them and what their needs might be. They try very hard to be accommodating and helpful if they can. The go out of their way to be respectful of those who are in their lives and of strangers too. The Taurus is very generous and has no problem stepping up to help out friends or family. They are so generous that they will actually put themselves in a position of hardship just to help out another, and they won’t think twice about it.

4. Independent, Self Indulgent, and Possessive

The Taurus is independent and strong at all levels – physically, emotionally, and financially. They don’t look to others for support. If things don’t go right and life throws them lemons, they ‘make lemonade.’ The Taurus is known for their possessive personality, which can lead to resentment, even jealousy. If the Taurus isn’t careful they can find themselves losing friends and even wrecking a relationship because of that possessiveness. That possessiveness ties directly to their self-indulgence, which for the most part is goal oriented but can come into their personal lives too. The Taurus can tend to think the world revolves around them forgetting that it actually does not.

5. Reliable and Dependable

Taurus make great friends and employees because when they tell you they will do something you can count on them doing whatever it is they say they will do. Taurus is considered to be one of the most reliable Zodiac signs. Not only is the Taurus reliable they are and you will never be let down by a Taurus.

Taurus Element: Earth
Taurus Ruling Planet: Venus
Taurus Career Planet: Uranus
Taurus Love Planet: Pluto
Taurus Money Planet: Mercury
Taurus Planet of Health and Work: Venus
Taurus Planet of Home and Family Life: Sun
Taurus Colors: green, cream, aeth tones, orange, yellow
Taurus Colors that promotes earning power: yellow, yellow- orange
Taurus Colors that promote love, romance and social harmony: red- violet, violet
Taurus Qualities most needed for balance: flexibility
Taurus Strongest virtues: stability, a harmonious disposition, loyalty, endurance, patience
Taurus Deepest needs: material ease, wealth, comfort
Taurus Characteristics to avoid: rigidity, stubbornness, tendency to be overly possessive and materialistic
Lucky numbers: 4, 6, 7, 8, 22, 49
Best day of the week: Friday
Gems: jade, coral, emerald
Metal: copper
Scents: rose, vanilla, violet, bitter almond
Wood: cherry
Flower: carnation
Animal: bull
Fabric: satin

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Taurus Man

Taurus is perhaps the most stable sun sign in the entire zodiac in spite of a hint of stubbornness and steadfastness in the overall personality. Taurus males can be extremely rugged and resilient in their nature. They are practical, down to earth and simple with a straightforward approach to life. They are also unpretentious in their mind while their true selfless characters display atendency of trust and loyalty. A Taurus man will always expect trust and fidelity from other people. He is also very hard working and dedicated to all tasks and projects. People around him appreciate him for his hard work and perseverance. On the softer side of his life, he can be extremely humorous, practical, emotionally stable, giving, caring and sensuous.

However, a Taurus male can be extremely boring with a stone-cut face that is devoid of any emotions and feelings. He has a bad sense of appreciating other people’s humor; he may lack the ability to laugh at the spur of someone cracking a jovial joke. Deep-rooted stubbornness will make them very adamant and selfish especially showing a character of sticking to their ideas and expressions! A Taurus man may never get impatient pr angry very easily. However, when he gets angry, he can be very vicious with a streak of impatience and intolerance.

All Taurus men are extremely caring and concerned towards others. They could also be helping and cooperating in their overall attitude. On the negative side, a typical Taurus male may not have too many friends; those who become friends will remain loyal to him for the rest of their life. Taurus men could be very slow in their thinking; in fact, their decision making power is rather very power and slow paced. Taurus men could be very smart in gauging a person’s mood while women around him very attractive and seductive for his slow paced life.

Taurus Man Health

Taurus men are very rugged and rigid especially in their health status. They will have a very fine health until their mid ages. However, they are prone to problems associated with respiratory and vascular systems. Problems associated with eyes, ears and throat may bother him for many days. Hormonal shifts in the late ages can pose some serious problems as well.

Taurus Man Money and Career

Most Taurus males are extremely reliable, loyal, affectionate and trustworthy. They can also be very good team players. Their down to earth and practical outlook can impress anyone in their social circle. Some of the most famous politicians belong to this wonderful sun sign. Taurus men can earn lot of money and keep it too! They have a wonderful sense of saving their money for rainy days while their saving habits can assist them accumulate meaningful wealth over the time. They can be very astute investors, bankers, entertainers, sportsmen, politicians and doctors.

Taurus Man in Love

Taurus men are cute, lovable, and affectionate; women find them to be very sexy and jovial. However, a typical Taurus male simply fails to show his emotions and feelings. He could be extremely reserved in nature. Taurus men can be marvelous fathers to their daughters and sons. They could very caring and loving towards their spouses and children. Taurus men like those women who are simple and caring; they like their spouses to be homely and dedicated to family causes. Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces are very compatible and adjustable with this sign while Gemini, Libra, Leo and Sagittarius are extremely incompatible.

Taurus Sagittarius Man

Stevie Wonder, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, George Lucas, Andre Agassi, Pope John Paul II, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Salvador Dali, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Rudolph Valentino, Orson Welles, Sigmund Freud, Adolf Hitler, Shakespeare

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Taurus Woman

The Taurus or the bull is a mighty zodiacal sign! It is very strong, virile and levelheaded animal. People who are born under this sign are very tough and strong as well especially the women! Be careful how you deal with a charging bull. When excited and angry, a Taurus woman can be very difficult to manage, control and handle! However, the typical Taurus woman may be very slow to erupt; however, you should not take her from granted.

When you look at a Taurus woman, she may look very composed and relaxed. However, she can become very violent just like a charging bull getting ready for a fight with the matador! A Taurus woman can be very loyal and attached to her spouse or lover. She is also very resolute and determined. She does not like someone deceiving or betraying her.

A Taurus woman is very deep and sensitive. Her feelings lie deep inside her heart and soul. She has also a mind that inclines towards philosophical sensitivities. In life, a Taurus woman can suffer from bouts of inertia while she may not be susceptible to changes or modifications. If at all changes occur, they should come from other people around her. The bull is very cautious and careful. This nature can protect a Taurus woman from accidents and uncertainties. She can support other people’s action and efforts. In fact, she likes to develop on other people’s actions and reactions.

Taurus woman are very compassionate and dedicated towards other people. Listen to her and understand what she says or utters! There is something deep about her uttering! She can be very meaningful and understanding with her dialogues. She is strong and resolute while her sense of humor can be amazing! Women born under this sign have very strong mind and focus; in fact, their legendary toughness and dedication will help them achieve greater success levels in life.

Taurus Woman Health

A typical Taurus woman is healthy and hale for most part of her life. However, occasional health problems related to reproductive and circulatory systems can bother from time to time. She can experience bouts of isolation and disappointments during some part of her life.

Taurus Woman Money and Career

A Taurus woman is spendthrift; she can save her resources for a rainy day. She may want to have financial stability at any cost. In fact, she believes that the money part is most essential to her life.

To have or not to have may bother her throughout the life; she will always choose a viewpoint that asks her to have everything that is in her sight. She can be too materialistic and she can develop a linking for material luxuries and things. She likes all those things that are fine and special in life.

In her career, she will have a stable job and profession that tends to satisfy her needs and requirements. Real estate, fine art, management and engineering are some of the professions where she can do very well.

Taurus Woman in Love

Taurus is the noble child of Venus who is the Goddess of Love. A typical Taurus woman can be very passionate, romantic and seductive when she finds the man of her life. She could be extremely sexual in her instincts. She is also very temperamental in her attitude.

Gaining her trust and love could be very difficult for a man. A Taurus woman can give her life and love for a man who she feels has dedication and affection towards her. Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces, and Cancer can relate well with Taurus while Leo and Aquarius signs could be very difficult to handle and manage.

Taurus Famous Woman

Uma Thurman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cher, Valerie Bertinelli, Grace Jones, Kim Fields, Shirley MacLaine, Barbara Streisand, Naomi Campbell, Audrey Hepburn, Candace Bergen and Ann Margret

Holidays

The best Holidays for Aries

Taurus love beauty and luxury, so a vacation anywhere where they might have to rough it is not their idea of a holiday. They don’t want sleeping bags and cots, they superior accommodations with a luxurious high thread count sheet, with plenty of goose down that lulls you to sleep. Since Taurus love food, you should make the love of food the focus of your entire holiday.

The Perfect Taurus Vacation

Taurus is an earth sign and they do not like to stray too far from what they know. The Taurus traveler desires routine and familiar things. If there is a beach, the Taurus will spend the entire day lazing there.

Taurus is drawn into the natural world, and they enjoy getting back to basics where true values are important. Excellent destinations for a Taurus traveler include Tallinn, Hawaii, Lisbon, Sydney, and Rome.

However, that does not mean that Taurus doesn’t like a chi-chi urban setting. Taurus may be an earth sign but it is ruled by the graceful Venus, which means you would also enjoy a holiday in a lush, serene mountain area like Sedona, Sun Valley, Aspen, Arizona, or Colorado.

For the Taurus traveler, beauty makes you feel alive, so holiday destinations that can feed that inspiration include a fall foliage trip through New England or New Hampshire. A walk in the cool, crisp air is breathtaking, invigorating, and certainly unforgettable.

The Worst Taurus Travel Vacation

Any type of spa or health retreat, or a destination lacking great food and alcohol.

The Taurus Travel Style

The Taurus traveler is looking for decadent food, luxurious surroundings, and at a budget price.

The Perfect Hotel Environment for a Taurus

The Taurus traveler should do a little research and make sure that the window in the room looks out to a picturesque setting. The Lake House in Daylesford, Victoria is a perfect example complete with picturesque lakeside setting over a delicious meal and just a short distance back to suite with a view.

The Taurus Dream Destination

The Taurus dream destination would be to tour a Tuscany winery or Argentina winery where wine tasting would be an experience in itself.

The Ultimate Taurus Experience

Since Taurus love their food, the ultimate Taurus holiday experience would include cooking classes at a luxurious hotel somewhere in Thailand. Taurus like to snoop around checking out the local boutiques, galleries, and bookshops, so make sure you do not put too much on your itinerary. Taurus loves to shop more than any other zodiac signs, so pamper yourself with some good old fashion shopping.

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A creative personality with solid writing skills and a penchant for technology, I consider myself more than a jack-of-all-trades. My fiction has been published by journals, magazines, and within electronic and print anthologies. I have published two speculative fiction anthologies and a suspense novel, and plan to continue the novel through a trilogy or further.