In other words, it’s officially Taurus season when the rains come and the flowers start to bloom. Once a year, on average between April 20 and May 20, the sun travels through Taurus, the sign of the bull.
Spring is a time to slow down, embrace mindfulness, and do our best to soak up simple, joyful moments with loved ones, despite the fact that we can’t help but dive headfirst into organization and self-improvement projects every year. Because Taurus is a grounded earth sign, its natural inclination is to relax and enjoy finer things in life, with a particular fondness for things that are beautiful, cozy, and sensual. Venus, ruler of Taurus, is responsible for many of these themes because of the importance she places on love, beauty, and wealth.
Learn all about this creative, dependable, and grounded sign right here!
Characteristics of a Taurus Person
Those born between the 20th of April and 20th of May are almost certainly Taureans. (It is not conclusive because the sun changes signs at different times each year.) It’s important to keep in your mind that our sun signs are only a small part of our natal charts, which are essentially a snapshot of sky at the moment of our birth. But it’s a nuance that can have profound effect on your identity, sense of self, personal style, self-esteem, and confidence.
Defiant and alluring
Characteristics of those born under the sign of Taurus, ruled by the sun, include a practical, grounded, determined, loyal, and sensual nature. The Second House, which Taurus rules, deals with issues related to one’s material well-being and means of support. What you own, how you feel about making money, what qualities you admire in yourself and others, and your immediate surroundings and five senses all fall under the Second House.
One who seeks pleasure
Venus, planet of love and beauty, is the ruler of Taurus, so it’s no surprise that many natives of this sign are enthusiastic about or actively participate in the arts (think mood lighting, warm, cozy blankets, and all of the candles and essential oils). Taureans are the only zodiac sign that can appreciate the smell and feel of cashmere as much as they can. Long, leisurely kisses with lots of buildup were also common. The Bull values leisurely pace above all else, not just in the bedroom. Their tempers are slow to flare, even when they do.
The sign of the fixed earth
The fundamental nature of each sign is described by its quality (cardinal, mutable, or fixed). Every element contains the signs of the cardinal, mutable, and fixed trinity (fire, earth, air, and water). As fixed sign of the earth signs, stubborn but reliable and goal-oriented Taurus is often stereotyped. As a result, they may find it difficult to break out of their ruts and adopt new habits or points of view.
Taurus’ best personality traits: Taurus’ resolute character, pragmatism, patience, and love of luxury make them loyal, heartfelt, loving, and soothing to be around. You can always count on them to arrange the perfect spa day (even if it’s just you, a deluxe face mask, and some rosé in front of the TV).
Taurus’ worst traits are their inertia and reluctance to try new things. They also tend to be slow to act on any given matter, and their fixed, willful perspective can make them seem unimaginative and rigid. After arguing their case, they’ll sneakily avoid hearing the other side. Their tenacity can be useful at times, no doubt. (Consider how Queen Elizabeth II of the Taureans has kept the monarchy going through thick and thin.) However, it has the potential to impede progress.
How Tauruses Experience Love and the Bedroom
Characteristics of Taurean Love
Potential partners who are slow to ask for your number, plan a second date, or commit to a serious relationship may be influenced by the Taurean quality of taking things at their own pace. When it comes to love, the earth sign doesn’t care to go at anyone else’s pace. They’re taking everything into account, from their own thoughts and feelings to the more tangible aspects of life that may contribute to or detract from success of a long-term relationship. (For example, are they focused on their profession enough?) Shouldn’t they be putting that money toward a down payment instead of taking a trip?
The ideal date for a Taurus takes place indoors, where the couple can enjoy each other’s company while feasting on gourmet comfort food and cuddling up on the couch for some passionate makeout time. For those occasions when they do venture out, they will seek out environments rich in aesthetic beauty. Plan a leisurely hike along a well-trodden path or take a walking tour of their favorite murals in town.
Asexuality and Taurus
The slow, methodical pace that is so typical of Taurus also manifests itself in the bedroom. They like to set the mood with a lot of teasing and flirting before diving deep into deep, contemplative lovemaking that can go on for hours. They are earthy and sensual, taking great pride in satisfying all five senses. They might decide to skip or delay a session because they feel they won’t have enough time to do it justice. And because Venus is their ruling planet, they find great pleasure in reviving tried-and-true methods of sexy communication like the use of candles, baths, massages, and love letters.
Compatibility with Taurus
Do you want to know how a Taurus compares to your sign in terms of friendship, romance, business, or any other type of one-on-one connection? In this group, you will find both close friends and natural enemies:
Signs that belong to the same elemental group as Taurus are the most compatible with this sign (e.g., two water signs, like Scorpio and Cancer, or two air signs, like Gemini and Libra). This is especially true of the two earth signs, Taurus and Virgo, who have a deep respect for authenticity.
Water is also thought to be compatible with earth because the two elements complement each other. When it comes to dreaming, water signs can help earth signs relax into their feelings and put their analytical minds on hold, while earth signs can show water signs how to structure and prioritize their ideas.
However, a Taurus typically gets along well with an equally practical and introspective Virgo, a homebody and financial hawk like Cancer, or a hardworking traditionalist like Capricorn.
The least compatible zodiac sign with Taurus is Scorpio because, like many other signs, they share a desire for a passionate, long-lasting connection with their partner. They may never be able to work together successfully because of their inherent rigidity and inability to bend to another’s will.
Also, the fire sign Leo and the air sign Aquarius, both of which thrive in the limelight, are square to Taurus (the most difficult angle between two signs). Taurus can respect the other fixed signs for their expertise to take a stand and stay the course, but they are too emotionally rigid to enjoy a truly compatible connection unless they also share other positive aspects in their natal charts.
How About If Taurus Appears Somewhere Else in Your Horoscope?
The sun sign is just one part of a natal chart, as was mentioned before. The position and sign of the moon and other planets in the solar system at time of your birth have profound effects on your character and outlook on life. If Taurus appears in any of the major sectors of your horoscope, it indicates the following:
Moon in Taurus
The moon affects your feelings and intuition while it is in each sign for about two to three days. If the Sun was in the Taurus when you were born, you have a deep need to feel safe and guarded in the world (think of a tranquil home or a career you love). You’re not in a hurry to commit to a long-term relationship, and you’re willing to take your time, making sure everything that makes you feel secure is present.
Mercury in Taurus
Mercury, which enters a sign and stays there for about a month and a half, influences how you talk and how you express yourself. If your Sun sign was Taurus at the time of your birth, you have a direct, measured, and thoughtful manner of speech that tends toward diplomacy. You have a tendency to illustrate your points with examples from the real world and information gleaned through your senses.
The three to five weeks that Venus spends in a sign affect how you act in romantic situations and how attractive you appear to others. Venus, the planet of love, resides in the sign of the bull, making it easy for those born under this astrological configuration to naturally express their romantic side. You’re at your most sensual, loyal, and fulfilled when your surroundings and wardrobe reflect your appreciation for finery and aesthetics. You’ll gravitate toward a person who makes you feel at ease and who is down with your favorite traditions, such as a night in where you gorge on gourmet snacks and catch up on an old TV show you’ve loved since you were a tween.
Mars in Taurus
Mars’s six- to seven-week stay in a sign influences one’s vitality, strength, sexual style, and sense of courage. If you were born when Mars, the warlike and passionate planet, was in earthy Taurus, you’ll be methodical and deliberate in your approach to whatever motivates you. It seems counterintuitive, but if you truly care about something, whether it’s a job or a romantic interest, you won’t rush into it.
rising in Taurus (or rising)
Your outward persona is shaped by your ascendant, also known as your rising sign. If your ascendant is Taurus, people will see you as steady in your morals, reliable, and easygoing. You may find it challenging to change courses and instead prefer to remain in the same environment, relationship, or line of work that you’ve been accustomed to since you were a youngster.