Taurus is the second sign of the Zodiac. It is a fixed earth sign that helps Aries realize ideas with its persistence and hard work. Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus, and it is associated with sensuality, luxury, and nature in astrology. 

The glyph of Taurus is the simplified head of a bull, and the word Taurus means Bull in Latin. It is important to note that this is not a raging and bloodthirsty bull, but rather a strong and persistent animal.

The Sun is in Taurus between the 20th of April and the 20th of May. During this time of the year, spring is at its fullest. In the natural chart, Taurus rules the second house of values and possessions. Taurus is associated with material gains, hedonism, and peace in astrology. 

On the other hand, it is stubborn, takes time to get started, but if it made up its mind, unstoppable. The keyword for Taurus is stability, the key phrase is I have. In the human body, Taurus rules the neck, vocal cords, throat, tongue, ears, and mouth.

When Is Taurus Strong in Your Natal Chart

Natives who have strong Taurean components in their charts will find the description of this sign very accurate to them.

Taurus is strong in your chart if you have your Sun or Moon in Taurus (the Moon is exalted in Taurus) or you are Taurus rising. Natives with many planets in Taurus or Midheaven there also feel a connection to this sign. 

A dominant second house gives a touch of Taurean energy to the person, too.

Element and Mode of Taurus

Of the four elements, Fire, Earth, Air, Water, Taurus belongs to the Earth group with Virgo and Capricorn. Earth signs are all about the here and now, and they have both feet on the ground. They have to find a way to survive on this planet and make it give us enough resources. Earth signs are focused on building and enduring.

Taurus a fixed sign along with Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. These signs don't like changes (if it not initiated by them). They stick to their decisions and are excellent at follow-through. Fixed signs in astrology are about continuity and stability. Their negative side is stubbornness and inflexibility. They resist change.

Positive Traits of Taurus in Astrology

This sign is focused on gaining wealth in the physical world. Taurus is a fixed earth sign in astrology. Material stability and their possessions are very important to them. It loves money and is willing to put in the hard work to earn it. 

Taurus wants to achieve and accomplish what it set its mind on. Patience and persistence are strong qualities of this sign, Taurus people are aware of it that results take time. They have a practical approach and they are the providers. Emotional and mental stability is one of their greatest assets.

Traditions are important for Taurus. This sign has conservative views, and Taurus folks dislike sudden changes and new things that require you to adopt (this sign is of fixed quality). They try to avoid the unknown and appreciate comfort and security.

Taurus people consider all options before making a decision for a long time. They carefully weigh the pros and cons, but once they make up their mind, they stick to their decision.

 Taurus is extremely stubborn and it's nearly impossible to make them change their minds. They are very dependable and loyal, both to projects, things or people. Others often turn to them for help and Taurus usually enjoys helping them.

Ruled by Venus in astrology, natives with important placements in Taurus appreciate beauty and comfort. Many of them have artistic talent or refined aesthetic taste. Sensuality and hedonism are important for them, they know how to enjoy life. They strive to make their environment as beautiful and comfortable as possible. Taurus enjoys good food and drink. Many of them enjoy spending time in nature. As they are very sensual they tend to make very good lovers. In love and romance, they need time to commit fully, but once they do, they are loving and faithful partners.

Taurus zodiac sign strength weaknesses

Negative Traits of Taurus in Astrology

Taurus people are focused on material goods, and there is nothing wrong with this as long as you know that it is important but not the most important thing in life. They can get lost in earning money and accumulating wealth and become too material. It's crucial to keep in mind that emotional fulfillment is your goal, not material stability as such.

This can show in a reluctance to share your resources (which is a quality of Scorpio). They can struggle to find the balance between mine and yours. In some cases, Taurus people can become greedy and overly possessive. 

Another issue of Taurus is being too slow and slow-moving. To the quicker signs, getting an answer from a Taurus can feel like an eternity.

Does the simile 'stubborn as a bull' sound familiar?

Taurus is extremely stubborn and the most determined of all signs. If you want to make a Taurus change its mind, don't ever try to force them. The only way to prove that your idea is valid is by persuasion. A Taurus will just stick to its opinion harder if you try to force your views on them. No matter if even the Taurus is aware of it that it is wrong. They innately think that their opinions are always correct. Compromises are not something this sign is enthusiastic about.

They can be argumentative and short-tempered if you irritate them. They are very sensitive people and criticism hits them hard. At first glance, it doesn't look like that, but Taurus folks are emotionally very vulnerable.

If afflicted, Taurus can be prone to over-indulgence. They enjoy very much tasty meals and if they don't take care of their diet, they can even physically resemble a bull. Taurus appreciates luxury and the finer things in life. If they overestimate their financial resources, they can spend too much on things they couldn't really afford.

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