Taurus is the second sign of the Zodiac, and the first of the earth signs, so there is an innate practicality about all your dealings. Your symbol is the bull, and most people think of bulls as fearsome creatures, charging around tearing red rags to pieces, but in actual fact, until provoked the bull actually cuts a very serene figure, standing for hours in a field, perfectly still, without even a flick of his tail. Ring any bells?! There is something very calm about a Taurean, an inner stability which allows you to keep your head amid all manner of commotion. You are the rock on which everyone else depends. Your patience and determination are second to none, and although methodical and cautious, you will plod on unperturbed until you reach your goal, with amazing willpower.
Your ruling planet is Venus, so you are a very romantic, sensual person, you love fine food and drink, and pretty much anything which appeals to your strong senses. Typical Taurean males are usually masculine and rather brooding, the ladies feminine and curvaceous with strong maternal instincts. Both sexes have a strong eye for colour, and like peaceful pastel shades such as lemon and pale blues, and your precious stone is the emerald. Taurus rules the neck, so you may be prone to neck or throat problems too, and you are inclined to put on weight with all that fine dining!
You like structure and security, and emotionally, above all else, you need the things you know around you. You may have the same job or home for many years, and in friendships too, you will keep several close friends who you know you can trust. You will return this trust in spades, you are a devoted friend, kind, caring and honourable with great integrity, especially in money matters. It is a rare Taurus who is cunning or conniving with cash. Your practical earthiness also stands you in good stead in business, and you are constructive and like to create things which have a practical use. You can be overly materialistic though in your search for security, and are possessive and jealous with your ‘things’, which can extend to loved ones, of whom you tend to assume ownership!
Venus also brings a love of peace and balance, so you really can’t abide fuss, you don’t do drama queens and tantrums. This coupled with your love of familiarity means your favourite place to be is normally your home, where you often prefer to entertain, as you love to cook and care for people. The flip side to this is that sometimes you can get yourself stuck in a rut, some might call you unadventurous or lacking in spontaneity. There is a laziness, even lethargy about you at times too, letting things go because you don’t want to make a fuss. This sometimes gives people the mistaken impression that you are weak or passive, and that’s where the red rag comes in. You can remain unruffled for years by matters that would irk someone more highly strung, but when the heat is turned up, your rage and anger are unleashed like the bull charging towards his target, and can be extremely powerful and destructive!
And just one other thing. Try budging that rock when you want to explain your point of view. Not a chance! When Taureans have their mind made up about something, nothing in the world will make them change it. Obstinacy is your middle name, you will stubbornly sit it out, arms folded, even when you know you are in the wrong. It’s true isn’t it?! Go on, admit it!