Taurus Sign – The Second Sign of the Zodiac
The Taurus Sign is all about reward. Unlike the Aries love of the game, Taurus loves the rewards of the game. Think physical pleasures and material goods, for those born under this sign revel in delicious excess. They are also a tactile lot, enjoying a tender, even sensual, touch. Taurus adores comfort and likes being surrounded by pleasing, soothing things. Along these lines, they also favour a good meal and a fine wine. The good life in all its guises, whether it’s the arts or art of their own making (yes, these folks are artistic as well), is heaven on Earth to the Taurus-born.
It’s the Bull that serves as the Taurus’s mascot, and along with that comes the expectation that these folks are bull-headed and stubborn. Yes, they are. Hey, this sign has a Fixed Quality attached to it after all, so expect that things will occasionally grind to a halt. That said, Taurus doesnÕt start out with the intention of getting stuck. They simply want to get things done, and it’s that steady, dogged persistence that winds up being viewed as stubbornness. Bulls are actually among the most practical and reliable members of the zodiac, and they are happy to plod along, as it were, in pursuit of their goals.
Aries Sign Summary
Dates: April 21–May 21
Symbol: The Bull
Ruling Planet: Venus
House Ruler: 2nd House
Polarity: Feminine / Yin
High/Light Traits: Stable, loyal, determined, reliable
Low/Shadow Traits: Stubborn, possessive, overindulgent, close minded
Keyword: I Have
Comparison With Its Symbol: The Bull
For centuries, the bull has been a symbol of strength, tenacity, virility, and power. Left alone, a bull will happily graze; but if it is bothered, it will charge! Similarly, the Taurus personality is thought to be calm and peaceful, but when their anger is aroused, their temper can be wicked. Taureans are often quite disturbed by sudden changes–they prefer their lives stable and secure.
Taureans are thought to be persevering, strong individuals, who can also be quite “bull-headed”. They can be dogged and determined when they have a goal in mind. Taureans are also quite sensual and, often, self-indulgent “beasts”.
The glyph for Taurus, quite simply, represents the bull’s head and horns.
High Taurus Personality Traits
Every star signs can represent their energy in the lightest, balanced or highest form. Some of Taurus high traits include the following traits:
Practical, grounded, patient, solid, self-valuing, steady, composed, constant, abiding, thrifty, appreciative, dependable, secure, thorough, respectful, accepting, tolerant, permissive, creative, gentle, kind, supportive, accommodating, affectionate, conserving, preserving, loyal, productive, calm, generous, understanding, firm, valuing of others, thoughtful, scrupulous, simple.
Low Taurus Personality Traits
Every star signs can represent their energy in the darkest excessive or lowest form. Some of Taurus low traits include the following traits:
Fear of poverty and loss, rigid, materialistic, over attached, selfish, miserly, stubborn, repressive, suppressed, hoarding, slow, retentive, possessive, resists change, close-minded, fascistic, overcontrolling, unbudgeable, addictive personality, moralistic, sexually deviant, masochistic, overindulgent, stingy, hard, superficial, reactionary, passive.
- Being Attracted
- Things Natural
- Time to Ponder
- Comfort and Pleasure
- Being pushed too hard
- Synthetic or “man made” things
- Being rushed
- Being indoors
Planets in the Taurus Sign – An Overview
So now that we have discussed the Taurus element. Let’s take a little look at how the style of Taurus influences the planet in a bit more detail.
Sun in Taurus Sign
The Sun (to integrate, to make important) in Taurus (Enduring and Possessive).
Sun in Taurus natives are strong, quiet, deliberate, practical, exacting, determined, persistent, persevering, compassionate and loyal. They like getting their hands on their work, building things, and seeing the tangible, practical results of their effort. Routine work does not bother them as long as the results are useful and serve some actual purpose. Taurus people work at a slower pace than most, but they always finish whatever projects they start. Because of this, they are reliable, trustworthy, careful and steadfast.
Possessions and material things are usually of great significance to Taurus natives. This intense need to possess and enjoy with the senses can drive Taurus natives to be extremely productive or extremely acquisitive. But, they do have a decided fear of loss. The feelings that usually accompany this fear of loss are possessiveness, jealousy, laziness, stubbornness and extravagance. If there is no desire to possess anything or anyone, then there is no fear of loss. They need to learn detachment. They must be willing to let go of people and things.
It takes a lot to make a Taurus mad, yet if people or events push them over the edge, well, all heck can break loose. Simply imagine an angry bull, and you know what a Taurus is capable of when pushed too far. You know the saying about a bull in a china shop, right? When angered, Taurus natives need plenty of time to cool down. It is best just to leave them alone. Taurus natives are slow to change their opinions, but once changed it is tough to change them back. In times of crisis, they are cool and collected and have the patience and ability to come up with practical solutions to problems.
Moon In Taurus Sign
The Moon (to react to) in Taurus (Enduring and Possessive).
With the Moon in Taurus, you tend to respond to constant and permanent (relatively) things in the past (passive). Your emotional expression is usually held back (fixed sign) by your practical nature (earth). Once you have formed a way of feeling about something, you may be reluctant or unable to change it (fixed). You are concerned about material security (earth) and may feel uneasy until you are secure. Many emotionally charged beliefs can come from the mother (Moon), yet you may persist with them through your life. Because you react to things in a possessive way, you may be jealous or envious. You seek security and often expect this security to come from materials possessions and resources. Hence, you desire to collect material goods and money, finding this security comforting. You need a lot of affection and closeness, and this helps to assuage feelings of insecurity. But sometimes you hold onto people much too carefully so they feel they can’t breathe. You expect loyalty in love, and you are very devoted to loved ones. You have the tendency to indulge in luxurious comforts and activities. Eating rich or sweet food seems to give you security. You may have a weight problem because of this. Food can become a substitute for emotional satisfaction and love. You are resourceful, determined, and persistent. You perhaps have a green thumb and are good at getting anything to grow and prosper. You are happiest when working with your hands, probably on the earth or things of the earth. You can be lead but never pushed into doing things. You hate and fear sickness and pain.
Mercury in Taurus Sign
Mercury (communicate) in Taurus (Enduring and Possessive).
With Mercury in Taurus, your manner of thought and speech is slow and quite deliberate. You do not change your mind quickly and see no reason to do so. You are determined, practical, methodical, and conservative in most things you do. You have patience and the ability to stick with things until the end. You may assimilate material at a slower pace than others, but once a concept is learned, it is never forgotten. You hate being forced or rushed into a decision or an action. You want time to think it all through and evaluate the practicalities of the situation. Once your mind is made up, that’s it. It will take a lot to undo it. Perseverance is one of your best traits. You enjoy sustaining what others have started, especially if you can see tangible, practical results. You love to build things. You succeed not so much because of your mental brilliance, but because you have the ability to concentrate and follow a project through to its completion. You may have an artistic or musical aptitude. Perhaps you sing or speak for a living.
Venus in Taurus Sign
Venus (to harmonise) in Taurus (Enduring and Possessive).
You are affectionate and seek lasting pleasures. You want to attract a partner, rather than to take the first steps yourself (passive). You are also more likely to get involved with someone rather slowly (stable), but once you have a relationship, you tend to keep it (fixed). In relationships, you may be very possessive. You may be attracted to others according to how functional the relationship is (earth), and you are unlikely to run away with someone after a lightning romance! You want to have beautiful things in your home. In love affairs, you are loyal and steady, especially if your partner is demonstrative and affectionate. You orient towards the sensual side of life in everything you do, and it may show through too much weight. You are tremendously responsive to beauty and physical appearances, and the physical attractiveness of your partner is very important to you. You enjoy indulging yourself and the ones you love, and it is too easy for you to be extravagant and perhaps to put too much value in material things. Self-control needs to be developed and added to the qualifications you already possess -warmth, charm, sympathy, artistic. Guard against possessiveness, jealousy, and taking the easy way out in your relationships. You aim to please in practical and earthy ways
Mars in Taurus Sign
Mars (to assert) in Taurus (Enduring and Possessive).
On the positive side, you are persistent, when you get going (fixed, lasting) and on the downside, you can hold a grudge. You are protective of what is yours (possessive), and you can be a sturdy defender if you perceive a threat. While you are assertive, you do take a while to get into action (earth) so when you get mad, everyone can see it coming (or there may be a period of quiet while you build up steam and others may be surprised at your anger after this delay). While you are protective of what is yours, you may be very easy going about yourself, and almost never take offence (passive). Once you set your mind on a goal, your dedication, determination, and commitment to it are extraordinary. You never give up and find it difficult to change your mind or course in mid-stream. You are loyal to a fault, unless someone betrays your trust, then all heck can break loose. You are patient and usually slow to anger unless someone takes you too far. That is when you charge, just like the bull Taurus stands for. You prefer a regular routine, with definite hours and clearly defined responsibilities and tasks. You enjoy building and seeing the results of your hard work. You need to see practical results, not theory and you are not satisfied with intangibles like just having a good time. At the same time, you have a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for you to overcome before you get going. Keeping things going is your strength, especially once someone else starts them. Your stamina and persistence is your great strength but it can also work against you; you can get caught in a rut and refuse to seize new opportunities. Change scares you. So does disease and pain. At times you have a decided stubborn streak where no one can reach you. Possessiveness and jealously may cause problems for you in relationships. Money and possessions are important to you for the feelings of security they bring. Re-evaluate your values. Sharing should be cultivated. Your tongue may be quite unruly at times.
Jupiter in Taurus Sign
Jupiter (to expand) in Taurus (Enduring and Possessive).
You expand in areas related to money or beauty (Taurus). You believe the solution (Jupiter) is through money or more money. You are likely to aquire personal possessions and luxuries. You are a materialist, seeking money or art.
If you have Jupiter in Taurus, you desire to expand the world around you with practical, tangible, material things. The rewards you expect from your efforts must be material in nature. As a gesture of appreciation, a simple “thank- you” is not as good as some little something in the form of something concrete that you can hold and see. You are generous with your possessions and share freely what you have, but only if the cause merits such action. Your nature tends to be a bit extravagant or self-indulgent and it is up to you to control your desire nature. You may be stubborn in your philosophical or religious beliefs, needing proof of anything before believing. There is a fear of sickness and pain. Money and material possessions can come to you but you must use your resources wisely, else they will get you into trouble. A great love of rich or sweet food may lead you to become overweight. Control of the palate and of the lower nature should be observed.
Saturn in Taurus Sign
Saturn (to control) in Taurus (Enduring and Possessive).
You may be slow to start speaking and slow in speaking, although when you talk, you usually have something worth listening to (Saturn, Earth, Taurus).You are trustworthy and loyal (fixed sign). You have a strong reluctance to change (enduring earth) and are hard to move from a position once adopted. You are very possessive and may be miserly. You may, however, be quite happy if you have somewhere to live, the clothes on your back, and a few dollars in the bank. In this case, you will appear non-materialistic. But you must have this minimum. If you have Saturn in Taurus, you are very persistent in carrying out your goals. You can be overly concerned with material possessions and in wanting to squirrel away too much for that proverbial rainy day. You tend to place too much emphasis on material goods and possessions for security and if carried too far, you can become miserly and miserable due to worrying about what might happen tomorrow and will you have enough money to cover things. You need to re-evaluate your values and the source of real security. On the positive side, you are a tireless worker and have patience, caution, determination, discipline, organising ability and can go the distance when those around you fall. Hard work is your forte. Your feelings are serious, well-controlled and not easily changed, although at times it may be hard for you to forgive and forget. Loyalty is important to you. Building structures that last is a need you have.
Uranus in Taurus Sign
Uranus (to deviate) in Taurus (Enduring and Possessive).
You can make your ideas (Uranus) work because you are practical (earth) and persevering (fixed sign) in matters related to personal wealth. However, you may have conflicts (Uranus in fall) between having new ideas and being somewhat slow to get started (Taurus, earth, fixed sign). And you may feel trapped in rules and regulations (earth) when you want to be free to do your own thing. When Uranus is in Taurus, Uranus highlights its stubborn quality. If other fixed signs are prominent in the chart, the individual may proudly say, “Once I’ve made up my mind I don’t change it.” Either way, this placement makes for opposing tendencies. On the one hand, the fixed influence of Taurus makes one want to be conventional. This clashes with the natural Uranian urge to break free from all conventions. If balance is achieved, we often find an original and practical individual, which is when Uranus in Taurus is at its best.
Neptune in Taurus Sign
Neptune (to refine) in Taurus (Enduring and Possessive).
When you dream, you dream in a refined manner about possessions, perhaps clothes in particular, but also perhaps food. You are not easy to get going (passive), but once you are, you may find it difficult to stop dreaming (fixed sign) about matters such as romance. When it comes to personal property, you might find it hard to be clear about what you want. Nonetheless, you are practical (earth) in your fantasy life and about what you dream. You have the ability to overcome obstacles related to personal finances and achieve more beyond the normal boundaries.
Pluto in Taurus Sign
Pluto (to transform) in Taurus (Enduring and Possessive).
You seek to transform in an enduring and possessive way in matters related to personal wealth, You make changes slowly (Pluto in detriment, fixed unchanging sign) in a controlled way in increasing your wealth. You are a materialist (earth) and tend to ignore or be unaware (resistance to change) of forces that are acting below the surface (Pluto) which may make radical transformations. People under this sign might have strong sex impulses.
Angles In Taurus – An Overview
So now that we have discussed the planets element let’s see how Taurus affect the house axis of the 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th houses. Let’s take a little look at them in a bit more detail.
Ascendant (Rising Sign) in Taurus
Taurus Rising is steady and capable. They are stable and responsible, and they are loyal to the core to those they love. They radiate presence… there is no doubting when a Taurus Rising is in the room. Resistant to change, it can be hard work to convince this sign to try something new. They have a strong stubborn streak and become set in their ways. Before they try anything they must feel it out. Security is the most important thing in the world to them, so they don’t want to do anything that would jeopardise it. Constant and reliable, people with Taurus on the ascendant have an earthy endurance about them. Methodical, practical, patient, persevering and strong willed, they come across as steadfast, dependable types – even if their Sun sign is more flighty or risk-taking by nature! They tend to be cautious and emotionally stable types, and they’re no pushover. Taurus rising people have true staying power, although their persistence can sometimes be interpreted as stubbornness or bull-headedness!
Descendant in Taurus Sign
You are drawn to a stable partner who may be more practical and grounded than your Scorpio rising sign. You may impulsively jump into one relationship after another and eventually settle into an enduring and stable one. Your partner may be a provider or enjoy cooking for you with a demonstrated depth of sensuality. You can become co-dependent and too reliant on other people which can deplete your inner resources and others can take control, or pull you down to their feelings of insecurity. Resources should be shared for the good of all concerned otherwise underlying power-games can occur. You have a powerful presence which others can detect, but they can control you as a means to power. This can cause deep pain in the expression of love. You can be deeply hurt in close relationships, but in time you will look back and thank those who forced you to find the strength to become your own person. If you unite your resources equally with your partner and others, then you can have deeply rewarding relationships.
MC in Taurus Sign
If your midheaven is in Taurus, you are persistent, need security, and you like to be in charge of your work. You can have trouble delegating because you feel you can do the job better. You like creating beauty that people can appreciate, and have a desire to improve individuals and objects. You have a talent for seeing business opportunities and are willing to work very hard to get to your goals. You are okay with working hands-on. You would love to work in a field that involves working with money and creativity.
Can be drawn to banker, artist or art dealer, musician, financier, financial manager, agriculturalist, architect, landscaper, cosmetologist, massage therapist, fashion industry, consultant, fitness trainer, mechanic.
IC in Taurus Sign
Taurus influences affairs in the fourth house producing a strong underlying urge toward security for your family. The home must be attractive, and, if possible, paid for and well insured. You strive to put down roots and become as stable as the society will allow. Preferably, you will live in the country or at least in an area large enough to enable you to garden and have a sense of nature in your environment. You have strong instincts to provide materially for your family. Unless Venus is badly aspected, the influence of Taurus on the cusp of the fourth house suggests a very pleasant, easygoing home environment, and harmony, serenity, and graciousness in your latter years.
Astral Bodies In Taurus – An Overview
So now that we have discussed the Axis, let’s see how Taurus effects some of the astral bodies in a bit more detail.
North Node in Taurus Sign
Taurus north node/Scorpio south node people have arrived here to work! In past lives, they were powerful and privileged people who were often born into wealth. They may have been advisors to royalty or political leaders, working masterfully behind the scenes. Now, it’s their time to step into a position of public power, rolling up their sleeves and learning to be the providers, earners and do-ers.They yearn to be bootstrappers, proving that they can do it themselves! Fighting to be self-sufficient is often a struggle. What Taurus north node people should do is use their money, connections and influence to help open doors for people who don’t have their privilege. These people can even earn a reputation as untrustworthy and calculating. Some Scorpio south node people are born into families with deep, dark secrets: addiction, abuse, corruption, crime. Their soul work is to move past shame. Taurus rules the throat chakra; Taurus north nodes are learning to speak out loud.
South Node in Taurus Sign
Taurus south node/Scorpio north node people are learning to embrace “what could be” instead of fixating on “what is.” They have spent lifetimes steeped in the material world as hardworking, practical people. They enjoyed spending money and could resurface as arbiters of luxury and beautiful taste. Taurus rules the senses: touch, taste, smell, sound, sight. They might be gifted artists and musicians. This lifetime, indulgence and hedonism can be their downfall. The Scorpio north node pries them away from the physical and into the spiritual realm. Scorpio north node people are learning about life beyond their senses and daily habits (work, eat, sleep, drink, screw, repeat). Scorpio also rules wealth and investments. These people are learning to make their money work for them, instead of just working for their money.
Chiron in Taurus Sign
Chiron in Taurus reflects a wound of neglect. At some point in life, they felt that they didn’t get enough of something, whether it was material things, or emotional, mental or spiritual attention. They feel unfulfilled and undernourished in some way. It all boils down to their sense of worth. Many people shop to fill these kinds of voids
To heal, they need to look beyond this quick fix to their inner need. They need to learn to value themselves and treat themselves the way they want others to treat them. Love is all around these people. They were born to love and be loved. If they can learn to value themselves, others will value them also. They should take time for introspection. People with Chiron in Taurus truly own their pain. These people do not enjoy the pain, but they deal with it slowly. It takes these people time to work through it. Chiron in Taurus might brood or wallow in pain before finally deciding to make the best of it. Yet, they do finally make something beautiful and valuable come from their suffering. This ultimately serves to inspire others. Chiron is about pain and healing. People with Chiron in Taurus can’t heal until they wallow in agony for a while, then finally arise, new and improved, and build real value out of their pain.
It’s the process of building something valuable that makes Chiron in Taurus feel better.
Part of Fortune in Taurus Sign
The Part of Fortune in the signs shows how you can find joy by allowing the energy of the sign to flow freely. With the Part of Fortune in Taurus you achieve happiness and success through your ability to be productive and build a solid foundation for your life that sustains over time.
You are slow, steady, self-assured and patient. You understand that it takes time to build anything of value in the material world, and you want the things in your life to be stable and enduring. Your resources tend to be long-lasting and durable. You enjoy sensual pleasures, and you value anything that helps to bring you back in touch with your sense of inner peace.
The point opposite the Part of Fortune may block the free flow of energy and make it harder to find joy, but only if you take it personally. If you allow it to manifest impersonally, it will help you achieve happiness. The opposite sign here is Scorpio, so you have the ability to understand how everything changes in the material world. But if you focus on how unpredictable things can be, you’ll lose your sense of inner stability. Learn to live and let live, and stay in touch with your peaceful centre so you can become the foundation for evolutionary change in the world.
Taurus Pot of Gold
You’ll find joy through internal security and patiently be building a firm basis for the future. Inner peace is the key to your happiness.
- Stick to reliable and secure projects and investments
- Take things at your pace – slow down and smell the roses
- Don’t resist – you gain more through surrender
- Seek that which abides
Eros in Taurus Sign
If you have Eros in the sign Taurus, then you’ll understand love and sex as an incredibly visceral and dominating physical necessity for your well-being. Eros in Taurus will experience the most erotic and soul moving love and sex with a partner who can tune into his or her physical needs. Knowing exactly where and how to touch your lover may be an instinctive gift you have, but you also crave this same type of psychic, physical stimulation in return. With Eros in Taurus sex can be enjoyed without love however you tend to fare better when you have a steady sexual partner to love and hold in the dark of night. Eros in Taurus can love forever and tends to experience deeper levels of sexual joy with a partner who is there for the long haul. With Eros in Taurus, you might be exceptionally gifted as a lover.
Vertex in Taurus Sign
They are expected to complete something already set in motion. Others expect them to become self-sustaining and self-supporting, to deal with security problems, and to support the arts in some way. People want them to address the world on a material level. Accomplishing these things may create a solution for a severe emotional or material lack. They outgrow dependency on others and manage their affairs. Not doing so may keep them from attaining the self-esteem that they could gain from being self-sufficient.