Taurus: All About This Zodiac Sign’s Personality Traits, Compatibility and More

Taurus is the persistent provider of the zodiac. Taurus energy helps us seek security, enjoy earthly pleasures and get the job done.

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Taurus Personality Traits

Taurus Traits At a Glance:

Symbol: The Bull
Element:Earth
Quality:Fixed
Ruling Planet:Venus — the planet of beauty and love
Body Part:Neck, throat, jaw
Good Day: Patient, organized, supportive, romantic, careful, dedicated
Bad Day: Overindulgent, stubborn, lazy, vain, cheap, too cautious
Favorite Things: Photography, the mountains, great music, rich/gourmet food, satin sheets
What They Hate: Being rushed, wasting money, dirty things, hotels, mornings
Secret Wish: To own the best of everything
How to Spot Them: Deep and soulful eyes, long and elegant necks, delicate jaw lines
Where You’ll Find Them: Comparing prices on a luxury purchase, singing in a band or choir, working three jobs, displaying paintings at an art gallery
Keywords for Taurus: Stability, security, elegance, sensuality, stubbornness, persistence


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What Is Taurus’ Symbol? The Bull

taurus symbol

The Taurus horoscope symbol is the head of the Bull shown as a circle with curved horns atop it. The Taurus zodiac sign symbol is usually depicted as a very simple graphic meant to resemble the head of the Bull. Being persistent, hardworking and sometimes stubborn are the main Taurus traits. The Taurus symbol of the Bull matches of this zodiac sign’s slow and steady perseverance. 


What Is Taurus Element and Modality? The Fixed Earth Sign

Taurus Element: Earth

Taurus is one of the three zodiac signs grouped under the earth element. The other two earth signs are Virgo and Capricorn. Since Taurus is the first earth sign in the zodiac cycle, it’s the bedrock that sets the foundation. The Taurus personality brings stability and ensures that there is security for themselves and everyone around them. Under the influence of a Taurus planetary cycle, we all become more grounded and sensual, in touch with our bodies and their appetites. Earthy Taurus will work hard and play hard. This accountable earth sign helps us take the proper steps necessary to reach our goals through consistent daily effort.

Taurus Modality or Quality: Taurus is a Fixed Sign

The zodiac signs are grouped into three “qualities” or “triplicities”: cardinal, mutable and fixed signs. There are four fixed signs—Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. These signs fall in the middle of every season. They’re the stabilizers—the ones who set up a solid goal or foundation, then start building.

Fixed signs can take the enthusiastic ideas that cardinal signs spark, and craft them into something real. They pick up the ball when the cardinal sign passes it, and run the distance to the goal. Fixed signs are the trustworthy types who like “to-do” lists and fancy titles. If a cardinal signs says, “Let’s go on vacation!” the fixed sign will call the travel agency, book the tickets and hotel, and send everyone a list of what to pack.


What is Taurus’ Ruling Planet? Venus

Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, luxury, and beauty. Legend has it that when Saturn castrated his father, Uranus, Uranus’ blood spilled into the sea, impregnating the sea foam and giving birth to the goddess Venus. (Who knew this charming goddess came from such violent origins?)

In Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli’s famous painting The Birth of Venus, the goddess is fully naked, perched exquisitely on a clam shell. That is sensual Taurus in a nutshell. This sign’s Venusian energy adds charm and embellishment to everything it touches, from food to fashion to home decor.


Taurus love and compatibility

In love and relationships, Taurus is a complex combo of toughness and sensitivity. Taurus can be “old fashioned.” This sign is composed on the outside but a hopeless romantic on the inside, looking for that “love of a lifetime.”

Simply put: Taurus love requires a mate who brings their own spirit and flavor to the mix. Dating a Taurus keeps you guessing. This commitment-cautious sign takes a “try before you buy” approach. The Taurus wedding, if you pass muster, is a world-class event showcasing their fine taste, while also being practical (the ring being the possible exception).

Only wanting the best extends to the Taurus sex life. This sign oozes sexual self confidence and they want to be the best you’ve ever had. The Taurus ruling planet is Venus, which gives this sign its seductive style and powers of attraction. Taurus is a loyal sign and will give lots of warning signs before cheating. Breakups can be especially hard for Taurus as they can dwell and delay moving on.

Taurus compatibility

While we believe that any two zodiac signs can be compatible in love and friendship, there are certain sign combinations that just flow together better than others.

Most compatible signs for Taurus:
For Taurus, the most compatible signs for romantic relationships, work and friendship tend to be the three water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) and the three earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn). These other five signs tend to move at a more steady pace, and share similar values with Taurus.

Least compatible signs for Taurus:
Taurus may find their most incompatible signs for love, work and friendship to be the fire signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) and the air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius). Loyal Taurus may find the air signs to be flaky and too prone to change, which will set off their trust alarms. Independent fire signs could seem too hard to pin down, leaving reliable Taurus forever at their mercy, and unable to make concrete plans.

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Taurus in career and money

The Taurus career path can be a steady one. This sign prizes security and may do the same job for many years. Taurus is one of the zodiac’s hardest working signs: loyal, organized and persistent. While you love to lounge once the workday’s over, nobody is more dedicated than you when there’s a job to complete. You finish what you start, even if it means late hours and extra stress. This guarantees that you’ll always succeed, simply because you don’t quit until you do!

When it comes to money, Taurus has two sides. You’re equal parts indulgent spender and tireless workhorse. We’ll say it straight: Taurus enjoys leisure. But once you get into action, the job always gets done and yields great profits. Taurus rules the material world and needs to be surrounded by beautiful things. If you’re a Taurus, you may be great at saving money, but too much caution can cost you in the long run. Make sure you diversify your portfolio with a mix of high-yield (but riskier) investments and slow, steady assets.


Taurus in a family: Taurus parents and Taurus kids

The stable, loyal, hardworking Taurus family member is the mighty root of a family tree. Taurus is the one in the family everyone can rely on.

As a parent, the Taurus mom or dad has no problem setting certain basic guidelines like bedtimes, mealtimes, and naps. Children need routines, which happens to be a specialty for this grounded earth-sign.

The Taurus kid prefers rules to feel safe and protected. That doesn’t mean this sign is always complaint. As the sign depicted by the bull, you can expect these kids to dig in their heels if the rules are arbitrary or unclear. But the Taurus kid is generally agreeable when their basic needs are met (don’t let them get hangry!)

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Taurus taste and style: fashion, decor and wellness

Taurus Style + Home Decor

Taurus style is about timeless classics. This practical zodiac sign often has closets and drawers stuffed with quality pieces that can stand the test of time. You’ll tap into your frugal nature to get the best deals on the best items, tirelessly scouring thrift shops and barely fatiguing at the endless clearance racks at the high-end stores. Taurus home decor is similarly practical. You like fine things but prefer getting them at a discount, except for that have-to-have splurge item you can justify because it’s an investment!

Taurus Health + Wellness

When it comes to Taurus health and wellness, the bull can get “stuck” so this zodiac sign needs to balance couch potato tendencies with regular movement. An activity that releases your pent up energy will appeal to your fighting spirit. When it’s time to slow down, a Taurus meditation or one that’s designed for your sign’s element (earth) will do the trick.


Famous Taurus & Taurus Celebrities:

Adele, Al Pacino, David Beckham, Stevie Wonder, Donatella Versace, Cher, Robert Pattinson, Chris Brown, Channing Tatum, The Rock, Gigi Hadid, Queen Elizabeth II, Sam Smith, Megan Fox, Meek Mill, George Clooney, Lena Dunham, Tina Fey, Christian Lacroix, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Valentino Garavani, William Shakespeare, Harper Lee, James Monroe, James Buchanan, Ulysses S. Grant, Harry S. Truman

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

AstroTwins

Identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut, known as The AstroTwins, are the founders of Astrostyle.com and the authors of multiple bestselling astrology books. Their horoscopes reach millions here and through their resident astrologer column at ELLE Magazine.