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What are the Personality Characteristics Associated with the Astrological Sign Taurus?

By Sheri Cyprus
Updated May 17, 2024
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In astrology, Taurus refers to those born 21 April through 21 May, and is the second sign of the Zodiac. A Fixed Earth sign, it is stable, productive, and practical. The typical person born under this sign has to learn not to be afraid of being more open to new ways of doing things rather than always sticking with the tried and true.

Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty and attraction. A controlled Venus translates to cultured beauty, while an out of control Venus can lead to promiscuity. Venus is also associated with love, and the classic Taurus has a loving, nurturing nature.

The Bull is the symbol of this sign. Taurus individuals can be stubborn and strong-willed as well as overindulgent. Yet it is also one of the most dependable and considerate signs in the Zodiac. You can seldom go wrong in choosing a Taurus for a faithful friend or life partner.

Typical Taureans enjoy luxury and crave security. They are loyal and expect loyalty in return. A quick way to get on the wrong side of a Taurus is to either rush them or be frivolous as far as money is concerned. The classic Taurus respects money and material possessions. Kindness, fairness, and a down-to-earth appeal are characteristic of the personality.

Taurean children are prone to temper tantrums, but are seldom directly rebellious by nature. They are not fond of change in their routines as it interrupts their sense of security. These people are usually reliable, calm, and hardworking employees. Real estate, accounting, and jobs in medicine, education, or the trades professions are often highly suitable for the Taurus personality.

Turquoise, green, and pink are some colors associated with this sign. Taurus rules the throat and Taureans are known for their love of fine food and drink. Copper is the Taurean metal. Keywords for this personality are luxury, loyalty, stability, and security.

Taurus is most compatible with the other practical Earth signs, Virgo and Capricorn. Gemini, Cancer, and Pisces can also be very compatible. Taurus may be very attracted to Aquarius and Scorpio, but these relationship may not work out in the long run if the Aquarius is unstable or the Scorpio is manipulative. Another Taurus may also not be very compatible if both are stubborn by nature. Famous Taureans include Nora Ephron, Hank Azaria, Jay Leno, Carol Burnett, and Kelly Clarkson.

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Discussion Comments

By AuthorSheriC — On Jan 10, 2009

I agree with you, Sputnik. They are usually quite fairminded and yes, down to earth.

By sputnik — On Jan 08, 2009

Taurus individuals make very good friends. They are loyal and warmhearted. They are not presumptuous, and do not like that in others.

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