Stable, steadfast and firm, Taurus, the bull, favours a slow pace to enjoy the chilled and comfortable things in life. Taureans are slow, steady-paced and sometimes stubborn, and should not be rushed. They are the quintessential picture of ‘chill’. Ruled by the planet Venus, Taurus has an affinity for culture, beauty and the finer things in life.
Taurus governs the second house of astrology. Tying into Taurean concepts, the second house, the house of money and value, is concerned with possessions and items of value. Whichever house in your chart is ruled by Taurus will show your sense of value, and will illuminate that which you place value on.
- Dates: 21st of April to 20th of May
- Ruling planet: Venus
- Natural house: Second house
- Element: Earth
- Quality: Fixed
- Symbol: The bull
- Motto: I have
- Keywords: Steadfast, secure, stable, security, materialism, possessiveness, sensuality, hedonistic, productivity, practicality, endurance
The zodiac sign of Taurus begins on the 21st of April and ends on the 21st of May. Once Aries energy has woken us up and electrified us, Taurus energy, almost in complete contrast, comes to soothe us and ask us to slow down and be sensual.
Taurus season is a time to feel into the physicality of this human experience. As an earth sign, Taurus loves feeling and tactile sensations. During Taurus season, the energy celebrates the physical; the body, the earth plane, the feel of things or people and objects, how it feels to embody space. Particularly with the body, the energy of Taurus really feels into the vessel, particularly slow and restful movements will be appreciated during this period.
Now is a time for kicking up your feet, relaxing, going slow, being a bit lazy, and indulging in some of the delicious things in life; fabrics that are soft to the skin, food that melts in your mouth, being creative and expressing creative energy through art, music or similar.
Things that feel good on the outside, will reflect the same on the inside.
As Taurus is an earth sign, grounding practices and connecting to nature will feel really good. Walking barefoot on the earth helps with releasing negative ions from the body. This is a process called grounding. As well as walking on grass or ground, connect with the earth through swimming in the ocean, standing on the shore or just taking a number of calm, deep breaths in fresh air.
Taurus is concerned with value, so during Taurus season contemplate what you believe to bring value into your life. Typically, value is assigned to people, things and finances. If you are lucky enough to have one, some or all of these things present in your life, take the light of the Taurus sun and really bask in it. Give thanks for these great things of value that you have.
As material possessions and finances are also of paramount importance to Taurus, during this time, use the New Moon lunation in the season to focus on the manifestation of money, wealth and other things that’ll bring you emotional or financial security.
Taurus is associated with the bull. It is said that the bull is an ancient fertility symbol. Its glyph is a circle with two horn-like protrusions representing the bullhead and horns. The zodiac sign of Taurus relates to The Hierophant card in the Major Arcana of the Tarot.
Ruling planet: Venus
Venus, the planet of love, rules Taurus. This energy evokes an appreciation for love, romance and beauty within the Tauren.
Sun Sign Taurus: Personality and Traits
If you are born between April 21st and May 20th, your sun sign is Taurus.
Reliable, predictable and stable in oneself, Taurus sun people favour comfort and continuity in life. They are hard-working, determined and can be incredibly charming, warm-hearted and loving people. Like the bull that the personifies their zodiac sign, they are chilled, placid and generally even-tempered.
Taurus personality positive traits
Stable, firm and down to earth, people born under Taurus sun show a sense of steadiness in character, bear an even temper, and are patient and practical. They are generally honest, loyal and kind people.
Like the bull who is sturdy and self-reliant, Taurus sun people are determined and have an ability to persevere through tasks. With such tenacity, they can overcome any obstacle that may come their way. This quality translates to their careers and business life too. They are hard-working, productive, can see through tasks, and will be very honourable in their business principles and practices.
As a fixed earth sign, Taureans find comfort in routine and method and will thrive when they have a sense of order in their space. They like safe and comfortable environments, and, as a fixed sign, don’t fare well in the face of change.
Taurus is very concerned with value and also security, as well as how these concepts manifest in life.
Ruled by Venus, the planet of love, Taureans have an affinity for beauty, particularly beautiful things, possessions and experiences. Good food, good company and good music are simple pleasures of the Taurus sun. Along with Venus and the very physical nature of the sign, adornment is key, and many people with their sun in Taurus will find pleasure in beautiful clothing, fine jewellery, sweet-smelling perfume and more.
Those born with the sun in Taurus are often creative types and have a love for art, music, film or similar. As Taurus rules the throat, it is common for Tauruans to possess brilliant singing voices. Other art forms that they may be drawn to could be tactical applications such as using their hands in painting, or getting in touch with the earth and its minerals through various art forms such as gardening or pottery.
People born with the sun in Taurus will make wonderful friends and partners. They have a large capacity for others, will often have an ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on, and will offer sound, practical advice.
Comfort and leisure are key for the Taurus sun. Who needs more, right?
Taurus personality negative traits
- Afraid of change
As mentioned above, Taureans are slow, steady and stable. With this, they can’t be rushed. They like to take things in their stride and go at their own pace. Forcing, pushing and pressing a Taurean will upset them; dealing with them in a roundabout, indirect way is better. Like a bull, they seem calm and unphased, but can actually anger quite quickly.
With Aries, you can be upfront and direct. A Taurean will get flustered or overwhelmed with this approach. Instead, give them plenty of time to digest and sit with an idea or concept. The nature of the Taurean is generally gentle and kind, so it’ll take quite a bit to anger them.
Possessions and material items are really important to the Tauren. With this, they can tend to be possessive. Possessiveness is probably Taurus’ worst character flaw. With such a strong desire for continuity and an inflexibility to change, they hold onto things – grudges, people, memories, things, the past – a bit too tightly.
Because of the emphasis on possessions and value, Taurus can display a strong fear of lack and a fear of loss. As well as possessiveness, this often displays as jealousy and greed.
Sometimes, a Taurean can be so steadfast and almost one-track-minded in their approach that their ideas can lack imagination and life. If badly placed, they can be a bit dull and unadventurous, sometimes, bad-mannered too.
A slow pace can be a good thing, especially in contrast to the craziness of Aries, for example, but if not well nurtured in Taurus, this sluggish approach to things can see them become lazy with a tendency to procrastinate.
Taurus and health
In medical astrology, Taurus governs the throat, neck, thyroid gland, jaw, tonsils and back of the head. Throat infections and ailments of the throat, neck and head, as well as obesity, can be troublesome for Taurus.