Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac (April 21–May 20), and it’s symbolized by the bull. As a Venus-ruled earth sign, Taurus (called Rishabh in Vedic astrology) is grounded, sturdy, and interested in the beauty of the natural world. Here, we’re diving into Taurus’s personality traits and how they apply in love, career, and more.
Here’s the scoop:
Birth Dates: April 21st-May 21st
Symbol: The bull
Ruling planet: Venus
Taurus personality traits:
- Enjoys routine and stability
- Enjoys extravagance and beauty
- Slow and steady
Challenges and opportunities for growth:
This sign moves slowly but steadily, which can sometimes get them accused of being lazy. But remember the tale of the tortoise and the hare? There are definite upsides to Taurus’ slow-burning energy. However, sometimes this sign needs a little help to really get going. This can take the form of a pep talk or the promise of a sensuous reward on the other end.
Taurus would do well to take a cue from Aries, the sign preceding it. Mars, the ruler of Aries, is all about drive, action, and heat. (If you’re a Taurus, see where Mars is located in your zodiac chart for a clue as to how you can best motivate yourself.)
Taurus is famously routine-obsessed and tends to gravitate toward what they know feels good and comfy. A helpful hint? Remember that while sensuality, rest, and stability are important, it’s nice to spice it up every once in a while. Forcing yourself to go on an adventure or mix up your routine can be really beneficial.
Taurus in sex & relationships:
Since Taurus is ruled by the planet of love herself, Tureens are very interested in merging completely with a partner. They need to feel loved, comforted, and, above all, stable in a relationship. They’re not ones for drama. Translation: This is a sign that mates for life.
Typically, someone with a strong Taurus placement in their chart only commits when they’re totally certain the relationship has staying power. But once they’re in, they’re in it to win it.
Our Taurus friends are romantic: Flowers, fine food, snuggles, and total presence go a long way with this sign. Don’t look at your phone or multitask while on a date with your Taurus love. Entrench yourself in the experience: Taste the food, smell the wine, and let your senses lead the way.
For Taurus, sex and love are forever entwined. They want to feel fully immersed in the bedroom experience. Finally, much like Aries, Taurus can be notoriously uncompromising. Be patient with your Taurus love. Slowly and steadily show them what you need, and remember: more harmony, less drama.
Taurus in career & money:
Taurus seeks stability with their career and finances, too. A regular schedule, consistently reliable co-workers, and a healthy work environment are all essential for a Taurus to truly thrive.
Material comforts are typically important to earthy Tureens too, so a steady income is essential for their mental well-being; less-stable jobs like freelancing or independent contracting could make the typical Taurus a bit nervous.
Tactile Taurus would likely be well-suited for a job that’s immersed in food, art, architecture, or nature. Tureens also tend to be pragmatic, methodical, and good with money, so they might excel in financial careers.
Working alongside a Taurus can be truly awe-inspiring, as that hardy Taurus energy gets the job done with integrity, strength, and consistency.
In short: Taurus folks make great workers and leaders. Whatever they set their mind to, they’ll do. But again: Don’t rush them!
There are no absolutes when it comes to astrological compatibility. That being said, Taurus tends to require support, consistency, and love from their relationships—and will offer up the same in return!
They can make it work with anyone who can teach them to compromise and won’t take their stubborn nature too personally. In return, Taurus will teach you to appreciate the simple things in life: a picnic in the park, a day without social media, a yummy breakfast in bed.
Generally, the most compatible signs for Taurus friendships and romantic relationships are Scorpio (yes, sometimes opposites do attract), Virgo, and Capricorn (what’s up, earth signs?) and of course, fellow Tureens!
Taurus folks tend to clash with Leos and acquires Leos crave adventure and the spotlight, which can annoy super-grounded Taurus. Likewise, Aquarians tend to be a tad too independent and unpredictable for Taurus.
Taurus is the stable, sensuous fixed earth sign of the zodiac. As such, those born under this sign can teach us to be our most reliable, present, and harmonious selves