Understanding The Earth Sign Taurus

The Stubborn Lover Of Modern Zodiac

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Whether you know one or you are one, the second sign of the zodiac, Taurus, is a seriously persistent force to be reckoned with. Taurus is an earth sign meaning that it’s a part of the most reliable group of the four that categorize the zodiac signs (earth, air, water, and fire). If you’ve got Taurus’ in your life or you’d like to get to know more about your own zodiac sign, this article is the one for you. 

In this article we’re going to talk about:

  • Earth Sign Qualities
  • The Fundamentals Of Taurus
  • Personality
  • Ruling Planet
  • Taurus Friendships 
  • Taurus Relationships
  • General Overview
Three friends sit with their buddy who's a Taurus.
Astrology is an ancient practice rooted not only in the stars but also in many years of lore and mythology. The Greek roots of the modern zodiac are what brought the bull symbol of Taurus into being. 

Earth Sign Qualities 

Understanding earth sign characteristics

Within the twelve zodiac signs that make up our understanding of astrology, the signs are further divided into the elements of earth, air, water, and fire. Each element houses three of the signs and represents various characteristics that those three elements have in common. In the case of the earth signs, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, they share roots in conserving and crafting. The earth signs are patient while also being stubborn and tenacious when it comes to the things they believe in.  

Some advantages that earth signs possess include:

  • Their sense of practicality
  • Their tendency to be loyal
  • Their discipline and self-control
  • Their sense of responsibility 
  • Their hard work and devotion

Typical disadvantages of earth signs are:

  • Their tendency to be shy
  • Being pessimistic or expecting the worst 
  • Being unforgiving
  • Possessiveness
  • Having an “all work, no play” attitude
  • Being overly critical or a know-it-all

All of these perceived strengths and weaknesses within the earth signs find their ways of presenting themselves in a way that is unique to your sign. While a Virgo may be very shy, their shyness is often different than how that trait reveals itself in a Taurus. That being said, it’s about time that we dive right in. 

The Fundamentals Of Taurus

Basic Taurus facts you need to know

Those born between April 20th and May 20th, fall under the umbrella of the Taurus sign. Taurus’ zodiac is displayed with the image of a bull. Its quality is mixed, and Taurus’ are characterized by their warmness and loving nature. Taurus takes domain over people’s throats and necks. Accordingly, Taurus’ should watch out for illnesses such as diseases of respiration, goiter, or throat infections. The heart chakra is a Taurus’ most powerful chakra and should be the center of healing for Taureans. 

Personality

The ins and outs of what makes a Taurus tick 

Tauruses are known to enjoy stability and security. They focus on and value laying strong foundations for their lives and choices. Tauruses are also very wary of change, once they’ve created a routine for themselves that stubbornness makes it quite difficult to get them to subscribe to changing how they do things. In general, Tauruses have a fear of being unable to maintain the status quo or losing their material possessions. While facing adversity, a Taurus is ardent in their focus on what is just and are resilient in crises. 

Taureans are often patient and more willing to spend their time considering, and pondering about life and those around them. A Taurus loves the comforts of home and is no stranger to staying in and having a chill day or taking a nap. Tauruses typically have a good aesthetic taste and have the aptitude to become artists. Some famous celebrities you can look to get a better understanding of Tauruses are Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Penelope Cruz, David Beckham, Adele, or George Clooney. 

A photo of the stars aligning in the night sky.
The essence of how our zodiac represents parts of ourselves relies on the position of the planets and the stars on the day that we were born. 

Ruling Planet

What planet is Taurus aligned with?

The ruling planet of Taurus is Venus. Venus is closely related to desires, pleasure, art, sex, and beauty. This means that Tauruses are particularly good at exploring and appreciating the material world. Venus is also considered to be in-taking as opposed to out-going meaning that many Taureans have a higher tendency to be more introverted. Venus handles romance and love, and its ties to Taureans brings about their loving nature and strong will.  

Taurus Friendships

Befriending the bull

Above all, Tauruses may have a tendency to idealize their friendships as ones that last a lifetime. Taureans are extremely loyal and willing to stand by you through virtually anything. As a result of their stubbornness and strong will, they are never willing to give up the bond between themselves and the friends they hold near and dear. A Taurus hates lies and is wary of outsiders and their intentions. Because of this, it may be difficult to get close to them. When befriending a Taurus, it would be a good idea to try to be as real as you can. Empty flattery or compliments are off-putting for Taureans, so steering clear of doing so is your best bet.

Taurus people are also known to make very good friends as a result of some of their core characteristics. Their loyalty is obviously a big deal when it comes to having a Taurus as a friend in your life but they are also especially willing to help you manage problems in your life. There’s no crisis too big or too small for a Taurus to help you out with. Because of their attention to detail, a Taurus is also very attentive. This means you shouldn’t be surprised if they hand-deliver a gift to your sister, dog, and pet iguana on each of their birthdays. 

Taurus Relationships

Loving a Taurus

A relationship with a Taurus is typically a bit slow to start if it’s your first time meeting them. They are not afraid to take their time in laying the foundation of their relationship with you, in fact, laying the foundation is something that Taureans champion. Their high level of integrity drives them to wait to confess their feelings until they feel absolutely certain of how strong they are. As a result of this, when a Taurus proclaims their undying love to you or their willingness to commit, you can rest assured that they mean it with everything they’ve got.

Taureans aim to keep and maintain intimate relationships and often prefer having a defined, meaningful relationship as opposed to entertaining flings every now and then. Be wary of crossing a Taurus. They are not the type to forgive and forget easily, and betraying their trust and loyalty is a surefire way to ensure that they will not be willing to work towards a sense of reconcile.

 In relationships, Tauruses are particularly eager to hear about your backstory. They listen intently and have a desire to know everything they can about the events that made you who you are today. Taureans love all things sentimental and have a particular soft spot for traditions. A Taurus is likely to cherish quality time deeply and strive to build new traditions with their significant other. Commitment is also a big deal to Taureans in a relationship, and their first reaction to problems in a relationship is to do what they can to work things out. Suffice to say that Tauruses are not the ones to give up. Not on their beliefs, not on with their friends and family, and most certainly not on their relationship with their significant other. 

General Overview

Getting closer to truly getting the Taurus sign 

While astrology isn’t necessarily an exact science, it provides us with a very helpful framework of understanding ourselves and others around us. Exploring the qualities and idiosyncrasies of the twelve zodiac signs can give you a deft look into the mindset of others, and provide helpful insight into empathizing and loving those around you more. 

This article is meant to maybe help you understand a cousin, friend, or even yourself a bit more. It’s also sometimes easy to get roped into feeling misrepresented by zodiac posts on Instagram that may have made you feel misrepresented or unseen. Someone’s primary zodiac sign or sun sign isn’t a linear category of a single or even a handful of human experiences. It’s a web of millions of different people, leading different lives, with different personalities who all may be connected to one another by a web of similar core traits. 

What we’re meaning to get at is that learning about your sign of the signs of others is supposed to be an enriching experience. Whatever this exploration looks like or means to you, is the correct way of going about it. Staying true to yourself while remaining open to introspection is a sure way to enjoy your journey as well as the life you’re on your way towards leading. 


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Anita Parrott

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