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If you were to describe the typical Taurus temperament, you would probably use words such as ‘cautious’, ‘practical’ and ‘purposeful’. One word you definitely wouldn’t use is ‘impulsive’.
When you are making important decisions in life, decisions about things that are vital to your security and the welfare of those you love, you spend a long time on them. You want those decisions to be rock solid.
Once your mind is made up, you have amazing persistence and follow through, plus tons of energy. You rarely give up on a task once you’ve decided on it. And, you’ll stick to your guns, even if you’re being provoked, tempted or ridiculed. This will be a blessing at some times and a curse at others.
Sometimes this ability to hang in there can turn into pride and obstinacy. At other times you refuse to accept another opinion or suggestion, even though the advice is reasonable and the person offering it has nothing but good intentions. What if the person is right?
Those who love you and offer you constructive criticism don’t mean to hurt you—they have your best interests at heart—and what they offer can be useful to you. Try to remember that.
If you look inside yourself,
you’ll see that sometimes the reason you hold on to your position or opinion so fiercely is that you
Because you take such pride in your ability to see things through to the end, people who try to meddle with what you have set out to do, or change the rules of the game, are likely to hear from you, loud and clear. You really, really want to finish what you start.
Also, people will not have much success if they try to push something onto you and leave you no room to control your destiny. Then the bull in you really starts to make itself heard and felt.
On the other side of the coin, you also like to take it easy. This goes back to like to leave things as they are. You may need to keep an eye on this, as complacency and apathy are down the end of that path.
Change is the only constant in life and you may need to remind yourself of this every now and then.
Trying to resist all change leads only to stress and dissatisfaction with your life and relationships.
You also have a great love affair with the finer things in life. If you could find a servant to help with all the boring jobs you hate, you could live the luxurious life you dream of!
You are a great mate. When you agree to help someone, you go to any lengths to keep your word. You’ll never let yourself or others down. You are extremely dependable.
You’re also exceptionally sensitive and very patient. You’re prepared to wait as long as it takes for the right moment to act, and you seize the opportunity when it wanders anywhere near you. Patience is one of your greatest virtues and it usually pays off.
Having honourable intentions, plus your patience and perseverance, are what others see as your finest—and most recognisable—character traits.
Your one-track mind about doing a job right, either at work or at home, has a good and a bad side. It means you’re very focused on what you’re doing, which is good but it also means you drive people crazy by showing them the ‘correct way’ to do things. Your family may not appreciate lessons in how to clean and stack the dishes or drive the car!
Actually, simplicity is what appeals to you, for you can’t stand pompousness and look-at-me behaviour. You know that beauty is not about what you wear or what hairstyle you have.
You enjoy getting your hands dirty with gardening, practical hobbies and odd jobs around the home. Hard work doesn’t scare you in the least.
Taurus is a touchy-feely sign, which means you rely on your feelings rather than your mind when you try to understand your experiences. You trust your own intuition about others, and you are usually right. However, you have terrific reasoning skills as well, so don’t dismiss your sensible nature.
Balancing these two sides of yourself will increase your success in life.
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You're born with the earthy sign of Taurus rising in the east. This particular Venusruled earth sign is considered fixed, which means that you persevere in anything you begin. You have great staying power, even if the odds are stacked against you. You never give up, you are hard to budge from your position and when it comes to matters of principle, you see things through to the end.
Venus, as I mentioned, your ruler, presides over desires, both worldly and emotional. An extension of this is the secular energy and attractiveness that Venus bestows on you, making you passionate and sensual. Taureans are tactile by nature.
You are slow moving in the way you approach things. Rushing Taurus doesn't work. You are meticulous in the way you approach your plans and the execution of those plans. In this way, you rather plod and perfect than rush and ruin.
There's considerable refinement in the personality of the Taurus-born individual. You can't handle anything crass or abrasive to your sight, your hearing or your taste. You love comforts and pleasures and work hard to make sure that you put yourself in a position to enjoy everything that life has to offer.
Being a steady individual, you are dependable, reliable and never shirk your responsibilities. By the same token, your patience means that you want to do things your way and hate any sort of interference. Impulse is not a trait that we usually associate with the Taurus-born native. You won't be pushed without giving adequate thought to any decision you make. Even if others give you a list as long as their arm for justification as to why you should do something, this is still not good enough for you. You, Taurus, will come to your decision in your own good time.
You can be extremely stubborn because of this, and others find it somewhat difficult to sway your thinking. You don't like to fight, but when you're provoked your bull's horns will be exhibited for the world to see. You'll take a stand but if that's still not good enough, you're more than happy to charge. Watch out, the world when this happens because Taurus doesn't take any enemies.
Your ruling planet, Venus, makes you a most social creature and therefore Taureans love to be surrounded by people. You enjoy in particular serving others and making them as comfortable as possible. This makes you a great friend and confidante.
Creating a homely and comfortable environment in which to live is high on your Taurean priority list. You value a comfortable, domesticated situation in which you can share your life with those you love, welcoming family and friends whenever possible into your nest.
You love creature comforts and perhaps a little too much for your own good. Read on in the diet and health section where I talk about how food and drink and overindulgence in these things may lead to some problems in the Taurean individual.
Change is something you don't handle all that well unless, of course, you've had ample time to deliberate and come to your own conclusions. You are extremely uncomfortable when others try to impose their will upon you, and this also brings the ferocious bull out of hibernation, so to speak.
You're generally even tempered, but can surprise others with your explosive temper if you're pushed beyond your limits.
Try to find an adequate outlet for your sometimes pent up energy as some Taurus-born people do tend to bottle up their feelings, thereby creating a lot of inner turmoil for themselves.
You run the risk of overworking, attempting to achieve too much on the material plane and thereby ruining your health in the process. Overindulgence is a danger. Regulating your life and living to a very strict pattern of discipline will not only be comfortable but desirable for Taurus.
You don't mind getting your hands dirty, even if you're a woman. Nothing is beneath you and, if it's going to save you some money and at the same time beautify your surroundings, even better. Gardening in particular not only gives you the opportunity to enhance your surroundings but to also get your hands in the soil close to Mother Earth, which you have a close affinity with.
Graceful and charming Venus makes you attractive and loveable to all who cross your path.
You are fiercely independent having the additional character traits of the sign of Aries. This sign is the one previous to yours and if you were born between the 21st till the 28th of April you will exhibit many of the traits of the Ram.
As well as having the fiery aspects of the Martian sign Aries, you are dependable, somewhat stubborn it always extremely reliable and also loyal. You have an ability to express your creative desires with great energy and persuasion. You have immense amounts of energy to achieve your objectives but no one should ever cross your path as you have a combative and explosive streak to your nature as well.
Aries born individuals are very outspoken so you will always speak your mind even if for others this is uncomfortable. Because you have such a high level of Mars energy your drive and demands on others may be a little hard to cope with.
You will always have money and make a point to strive hard to achieve financial success and independence as well. Even if in the early stages of your life you are not super wealthy, you will slowly but surely grow and their stake which will hold you in good stead later in your life.
Try to learn the art of flexibility and don't butt headswith others.
You may experience relationship problems if you are not more accommodating of the other person's opinion. Developing the art of listening will be one of your main lessons in life.
Learning humility can be a key to achieving a greater level of harmony in your personal relationships both social and marital.
Taurus - Gemini cusp
The tenacity and determination of your typical Taurus Sun sign is given an interesting intellectual twist by having Gemini as an influence on your personality. This means that if you were born in the last week or so of Taurus that is between the 15th until the 22nd of May you will have a mixture of influences from your Sun sign of Taurus as well as Gemini.
The typical Venus influence of your Taurus Sun sign is quickened by the Mercurial and Gemini influence. You have a curious nature and can use your imagination in a practical way. Unlike the typical Gemini who has difficulty in stabilizing their thought you are much steadier and have a greater command over your thinking processes is. You will use these gifts to achieve success in life.
Although you still have the stability and tenacity of your Taurus Sun sign, you're also influenced by intellectual and curious Gemini. Your communication will be interesting and compassionate at the same time. You have many interesting things to teach others but have no time for impractical ideas that cannot enhance your life and provide the security you desire for your family and loved ones.
You're never in danger of being too impulsive or even outspoken as you have the ability to put yourself in another person's shoes and think about how they would react. Although you are clever in your speech you measure your words and are able to make a great impression on others. You give great advice and people come to you to receive assistance in working out their problems. Your wealth of experience is being shared and helps the community and the world at large.
You don't have difficulty in making a decision but you like to look at all the alternatives before moving forward. Some people think you are indecisive but this is not the case. You are careful to not only assess a good outcome but will see what the downside of a situation is as well. You cover all bases.
One area you need to be careful of is in holding too strongly to your opinions.
Even if you are right on some issues there may be times when it is better to eat a little humble pie and keep the peace.
This is an important life lesson and you must not get caught up in becoming an island unto yourself.
Give others the opportunity to express their opinions and try to see things from the other person's point of view.
Those of you born between the 21st and the 29th of April have the double Taurus/Venus energy. You are enamored by love and romance and will struggle to meet the right sort of person in your life. Once you do, you'll be able to share the deepest parts of your personality and your emotions with them. Caring for the one you love is a high priority in your life.
April 30 - May 10
Those of you born between the 30th of April and the 10th of May have humorous, quick-witted and versatile Mercury also ruling your birth dates. This means you are a consummate communicator whose mind is constantly bubbling over with ideas. Far from your typical Taurean brothers and sisters who are a little slow off the mark, you are endowed with considerable speed and business acumen as well.
May 11 - 21
Being born between the 11th and the 21st of May makes you extremely interested in finance and it's quite likely that you will amass a small fortune at some point in your life. You're a practical individual who knows how to save your pennies for a rainy day. Your main objective in life is your personal security but you also care deeply for your family and loved ones and wish to take them under your wing.
Sturdy and robust, Taurus men are usually big-boned with prominent necks and jaws. They also have a strong tendency to put on weight because of their unrestrained lifestyle.
Your personality, Taurus, is the absolute opposite to the fast-paced world around you. Your time management dates to a bygone era when life was more sluggish. You think the time is always on your side and approach relationships, work and day-to-day activities with this blissful unhurriedness. You believe that haste makes waste.
Even though you are intensely opinionated, voicing your thoughts to people you are not comfortable with may be challenging. When you do choose to speak, your approach is far from conventional. You manifest an utterly dogmatic streak when stifled, especially on matters that challenge the beliefs you hold dear.
Many Taurean men strive for success at work and regard their responsibilities as priorities. This may be impressive, but not from the employer's point of view. The reason you get flak is that because you are so precise in performing a job that you give no thought to the amount of time that it is taking up. What matters to you is a job well done, and in your devotedness to this ideal, you become blissfully oblivious to deadlines.
While many may regard you as unsympathetic, coarse and insensible, you can also be the exact opposite. You are big-hearted, benevolent and gentle in your relationships with your family and friends. Your nurturing and protective instincts make you an unbelievably generous provider. It goes without saying that your idea of a fulfilling life is raising a happy family.
Clear communication is pivotal for the harmony you seek in personal relationships.
With your know-it-all attitude, you run the risk of overlooking your partner's needs and creating differences instead. For the overall health of the relationship, it's crucial to take your partner into your confidence.
Open-hearted dialogues that allow others to express their sentiments won't be easy with your deep-seated stubbornness. However, overcoming this tendency can help you go a long way in polishing your nature and adapting harmoniously to the environment.
Speaking of the element of earth, I have met a multitude of Taurean men with an intrinsic passion for gardening. Many like to get their hands dirty and fondly watch over their lovely garden as it blooms in bounty. It gives them a wonderful feeling of tranquility, contentment, and joy.
It is intriguing to note that the Zodiac sign pertaining to your evolution is the progressive sign of Aquarius. This means that your greatest challenge is surpassing your own limitations and excelling beyond the confines you draw for yourself. Seize the moment and live your life to the fullest.
It's ironic how the horned Bull is diametrically opposed to Venus, your soft and gentle ruling planet. At first, you come across as the perfect epitome of poise, charm, and vigour, but gradually you reveal your innate fierceness and determination, which is intrinsic to your horned personality. People then awaken to the myriad facets of your colourful persona!
You are unrelenting, resolute and affectionate, although you exhibit abrupt mood swings and have strong Jekyll and Hyde tendencies. You rate truthfulness and fidelity highly, and if someone wants to witness your belligerent and imperious instincts, all they have to do is betray your trust. This triggers your 'bull' impulse and you will naturally charge at them.
Your Zodiac element of earth signifies how well grounded you are. You don't look down on others, and your keen awareness of your roots lends you a natural ability to connect with people from all walks of life, regardless of their class. For the more evolved Taurean, your earthy relative Virgo may find expression in your personality. This enables you to strive for perfection in any endeavour you put your mind to.
I have encountered countless Taurean women who are highly devoted to their dwelling. Your home is your castle and you painstakingly tend to every detail that needs attention. You shine as an exceptional hostess when visitors come knocking as you're born with the gift to nurture, love and comfort, not just your family and friends, but also perfect strangers.
You need to be especially skillful, even shrewd as a parent when dealing with a child born under Taurus. No amount of reasoning is going to convince them to follow your directions and advice due to their particularly willful nature.
It's a little like trying to get the bull through the gate. You can hit it with a stick or entice it with some luscious grass, and it's the same thing with the child of Taurus.
These children are determined to succeed. They are stubborn but loving and will make you proud if you give them the right sort of encouragement at the right time.
Give them lots of emotional attention as well. They need this, being ruled by soft and affectionate Venus.
You should never withhold touch from your affectionate Taurean child or else they would be emotionally aloof to you.
Their emotional and mental development requires a great deal of physical demonstrativeness from their parents. Cuddles are the perfect food for their souls.
Being ruled by Venus, Taurus children are particularly sociable and love the company of friends of both sexes. They are, however, prone to sexuality from an early age and are quite aware of their influence over the opposite sex so it's extremely important for you to educate them early in these matters so that they don't travel down the wrong path.
The other area of encouragement that is essential for the child of Taurus is the sport and outdoor activity. If you help them develop a habit of exercise and physical mobility, their health both physically and mentally will develop wonderfully well. They love roaming in parks, gardens and outdoor areas, which is food for the soul for them. In matters of sport and exercise, they are determined and can be excellent achievers if they develop the taste for winning.
Teach them the art of flexibility and open-mindedness, however, as the stubbornness of the bull will ultimately impact upon their relationships if they don't learn the technique of compromise.
As one of the most dependable and committed of the zodiac signs, you rate reliability as imperative to a successful relationship. You blossom best in the comfort of sincerity and openness. If you're devoid of these essential requirements, you refuse to open up and shy away from surrendering your heart.
You often reach stalemates in your life, particularly in relationships. You may cling to a past romancewith the same intensity as if it were a current relationship. Relying on time to heal unpleasant wounds may not be the best option as it'll restrict you from taking the plunge again. Of course, you long for someone special, so sever the emotional chains around you and embrace the limitless possibilities instead.
You are as possessive and overprotective in love as you are with some of your material belongings. Your partner better ensure absolute commitment to avoid feeling stifled.
Try not to succumb to jealousy or it will damage your relationship with negativity and mistrust.
You must rest your belief in your partner and foster a spirit of independence towards them.
This simple act of trust and liberty can be beneficial for your relationship, and your partner will be more willing to reciprocate and less prone to wander.
Although you are honest, you could be uncomplicated and upfront in the way you do this. As a result, people may also find you excessively honest! Providing detailed reasoning for your opinions will stand you in good stead, especially when you feel incapable of speaking up and your relationship is at risk of going into shut-down mode.
Astrologer's magic word for you:
C O M P R O M I S E
What your relationships truly requires!
Pour every ounce of yourself into being supportive and flexible. These traits don't come naturally to you, so you need to inculcate them. Your relationships bloom best amidst excitement and spontaneity, not control or anxiety. A positive shift in your attitude is all that's needed for sparking a relationship.
Once you're comfortably ensconced in a relationship, the sensual elements of your nature come into sight. When this happens, you immerse yourself in the pleasurable aspects of that feeling. Be wary of not getting carried away or overindulging such tendencies. Your relationship flourishes best in moderation.
In short, your relationships go beyond simple attraction. You need to feel snug and warm. You also need to know that your significant other is as keen as you areand that your temperaments complement each other. For you, Taurus, love is for keeps, particularly if you're in your 30s or older. One night stands and flings definitely don't enthrall you.
You take great pride in your choice of friends and select carefully before committing to them. You prefer quality to quantity. You also enjoy friendship with people who exhibit good taste in the way they dress, the lifestyle they lead and their general demeanour. Superficial people don't even get to first base, and anyone with an ego would do well to leave it at the door.
Friendship with powerful people attracts you, especially if they are happy to share this power with you. You are extremely dependable, and this is one of the things your friends like about you. They will look to you for guidance and stability, and even in times of trouble you will be there for them.
When meeting someone for the first time, you will play your cards close to your chest until you work out who they are and how they relate to you. This is one of the reasons why you build good, strong friendships, albeit slowly.
You can be jealous, Taurus, and not always on a proven basis. You do not like signs of weakness, physical or emotional, and can be quite direct about it. You, of course, see yourself as strong as a bull, and this perceived weakness in others is a real turn-off for you.
It is unlikely that you will forget a friend's birthday and you will probably plan something in advance so you don't miss their special occasion. This is a trait that your friends really appreciate about you. When purchasing a gift for someone you love, you spend a lot of time considering what they would like so they are happy with what they receive.
Taureans do not follow the crowd in changing fads and fashion; they develop their own style. You have inbuilt good taste and know exactly what suits you and your personality. You love to entertain and your friends will enjoy sharing these occasions with you. Social occasions are a way of having lively discussions, exchanging ideas and sharing food and drink from faraway places.
Loyal and devoted, you do not take friendship lightly, and you hate to lose a friend. However, it must be said that you hold grudges for a long time and remember every wrongdoing in boring detail. Lighten up!
Taurus can be remarkably unwearied by rivals, and they can keep disagreements and confrontations at bay. However, they are also horned bulls who, when provoked, can disrupt all semblance of harmony. They don't like to be treated unfairly, so if you have any such designs, brace yourself to encounter a raging bull charging at you at full speed.
Taurus doesn't easily identify himself/herself as a potential enemy. They have a knack for keeping their emotions under wraps and won't even give you a whiff of the grudges they may nurse against you. You could spend every waking moment in their company, oblivious to the negativity lurking deep within them. However, the Bull is not a cow! Their containment never lasts as they're bound to explode. With a Taurus enemy, it's not a matter of 'if', but 'when'.
Because of their tendency to steer clear of confrontations, it does take a considerable amount of cornering to rile them up. But when you begin to witness your Taurus enemy rising to reveal the darkness within, you'll probably marvel at how they managed to contain such a blaze of anger for so long! Being ruled by the Bull it is a warning. When they are taken over by their anger, they pierce you with their horns and toss over anyone else who crosses their path. Because Taurus can be extremely possessive of their belongings, and protective of the people they love, even a small misconduct is likely to arouse feelings of jealousy and riotous anger.
In personal circumstances where Taurus is wronged by a friend, one can witness the same fury described above. If you're on the receiving end of this, you'll be left traumatised and wondering how someone so meek and mild could unleash this violent avalanche of anger and beastliness.
In a nutshell, Taurus has zero tolerance for unfair treatment, and never forgives or forgets an insult or misconduct. In fact, they could take years to forgive someone they regard as an enemy.
The light and the dark are part of human nature and each star sign exhibits this polarity. It is the yin and yang of life and once we confront these shadowy areas within ourselves the sooner we are able to break free of all self-limiting behaviours and habits.
Taurus: The light side
Venus is your ruler and is one of the more desirable planets of the zodiac, endowing you with a down-to-earth sense of humour and wonderful social skills. You're never too highbrow that you won't talk to someone lower down on the social ladder and, in fact, feel quite uncomfortable being made to feel superior. You treat everyone equally and this is a great strength and asset.
Artistic Venus also brings with it a love of art, crafts and a sense of colour, form, and beauty to the Taurean temperament. Anything beautiful attracts you and likewise, the beauty in you attracts others.
You have a no-frills approach when it comes to helping others and your words are direct and cut straight to the heart of the problem. People always look to you when they need help. You are gentle, practical and your help is always useful.
Your work ethic is exemplary and you believe that even a menial task should be carried out with care and precision. You are a perfectionist.
Try to share your talents with the world around you, even though you feel as though modesty is desirable. The world will be better for it.
Taurus: The shadow side
One of the most important things for you to understand is that you should delegate and save yourself time and trouble in your daily life. Your inability to allow others to help stems from a lack of trust in your ability to do things as well.
There may be some truth to this but sooner or later you'll come to realise that no two people do things the same and gradually you'll let go of this habit. This attitude requires flexibility on your part and though it won't be easy, reducing your rigidity and is essential for your growth.
You rule the roost at home and like to show others how it's done. As long as everything is working to your plan you're quite happy, but should someone decide to step outside the square it can throw you out of kilter.
This will annoy others and it becomes a source of tension in your personal life. Let others continue to develop their own abilities and show your appreciation for them without trying to exert your will and dominate the situation.
On the one hand, your determination is an excellent Taurean trait but when taken to extremes will push others away. It requires honesty to be able to change your habits.
Because you desire shelter and protection, having a warm, comfortable and secure home is a significant constituent for your overall well being. To top it all, family plays a pivotal role towards you experiencing a heightened degree of confidence and happiness in life. Truly, your home is your castle.
At home, you work to create a gentle and relaxed milieu that offers a perfect setting for letting your hair down and embrace the company of each other. Your home exudes with an effortless calmness that makes even solitude appear so refreshing. Being an earth sign, you derive immense pleasure in donning your interiors with garden greens and fragrant blossoms that add warmth to your Taurean lifestyle.
On a perfect Saturday afternoon one would find you comfortably ensconced on a sunny porch, the aromatic smell of coffee beans tickling your senses, and you’re pampered by the sheer simplicity of having cookies, roses and your favorite book by your side.
Taureans are kitchen masters by nature and exude love for not just cooking alone, but possess a great appetite for good food too! Your kitchen is forever well stocked with fresh, earthy ingredients including herbs and possibly even your own garden grown vegetables.
Cooking is absolutely not about acquiring a culinary skill. Instead, it’s an expression of just how much regard your family holds in your life.
It is, for you, an extension of your Taurus womanhood in itself.
When it comes to décor styling, your style is graceful with soft fabrics and luxurious curtains and carpets donning your living space. Interestingly, because you are cautious with money, you have an inimitable flair to make your house look a lot more ostentatious and expensive than what it really may be.
The touch of furniture, tapestry and color scheme is your primary concerns in doing up your home. Pastels and shades that don’t scream for attention are the ones you pick, and you’re inclined to a subdued style of lighting - all of it complementing your Taurean temperament perfectly.
You retire best in your own solitude, a requirement especially if you lead a frantic and frenzied work life, straining you exhausted over the weekend. You recover best from a grueling week in your own sacred space, locking you from the world outside. The physical setting of such a space is vital to help you revitalize yourself, and thus you’d need a warm and comfortable room to stretch your legs, reconnect with your inner being and align the empty dots in your life again.
Taureans are incredibly proud of their homes and love showing off their houses extravagantly. Keeping up with the Joneses may, for some of you born under this sign, become a problem. Regarding the style of furnishings, you prefer traditional or ornate with a luxurious touch rather than the outlandish. In any case, what you desire is sparkling spotless home where things remain just where they’re meant to be.
Taureans abhor anyone even attempting to restructure a setting they may be used to.