Taurus, the second Sign of the Zodiac, is all about reward. Unlike the Arian’s love of the game, Taureans love 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. Taureans adore comfort and like being surrounded by pleasing, soothing things. Along these lines, they also favor 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 Taurean-born. It’s the Bull which is the Taurean’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, Taureans don’t start out with the intention of getting stuck. They simply want to get things done, and it’s that steady, dogged persistence which 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.
The good news for Bulls is that once they get to the finish line, they’ll swaddle themselves in material goods. A self-indulgent beast? Perhaps, but if you toiled as laboriously as these folks do, you’d need some goodies, too. Taurus is ruled by the Planet Venus, a lovely gal who didn’t deny herself many things. In ancient Roman mythology, Venus was the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Pleasure, and Taureans have pretty much taken up where she left off. Bulls are fond of all things pretty, whether it’s in their home, at a museum or on the stage. Life as one sweet pas de deux is how the Taurean-born like it. To onlookers, this may look like so much materialism and blessed excess, but Bulls really aren’t interested in living without beauty in their lives. Beauty to the Bull also comes in the way of a happy home life, one which includes a partner and a stable relationship. Taureans value harmony in their personal lives, so they’ll work hard on keeping their mate happy. The Bull’s penchant for sensual pleasures, of course, can only help things along! Bulls can also be the sappiest of sentimentalists. Will all this overweening attention to their mate turn a Bull into a possessive mess? Probably not, although these folks do have to manage their tendency to latch on a bit tight. At the end of the day, however, the Taurean-born are true romantics and loyal to the core. The Element associated with Taurus is Earth.
No pie-in-the-sky for these practical folks, since they’d much rather be on terra firma. Bulls tend toward conservatism, and this is often seen in their day-to-day behavior. No far-out schemes (that’s Air) or shrieking ultimatums (more like Fire) here. Taureans far prefer to take each day slowly and steadily and work toward their ultimate goal. Along these lines, those born under this Sign are happy to stick with their projects until they have reached a successful conclusion. They are also extremely patient and dependable along the way. Does that sound earthy enough? The only kink in this well-oiled chain is the heckler in the gallery that tries to upbraid the Bull. These folks may not have a hair-trigger temper, but it’s short enough. Bulls in a hissy fit can get pretty argumentative, but eventually they’ll calm down and come back to center, since these folks would much rather be Zen. The Earth in this Sign does tend to act as a balancing mechanism so that things never get truly out of hand. For every one person who considers the Bull a pain, there are two who will say ‘No way!’ and happily take the Taurean’s gentle charms any day. Seeing as how Bulls are generally strong and well-built, it’s no surprise that these folks enjoy testing their strength on the field of play. Expect to find a Bull engaged in a spirited game of hoops or mountain climbing. Hiking is also a favorite pastime, since it keeps Taureans close to their beloved earth. Indoor adventures are also favored by Bulls, which is why the opera or ballet is right up a Taurean’s alley. When it comes to love, the Taurus-born are devoted, romantic and somewhat possessive. Their sensual nature has a way of erasing any mistakes! Since Taurus rules the neck and throat, Bulls would be wise to keep a silky scarf at hand, ideally in a warm (and soothing) earth tone. The great strength of the Taurean-born is in their stability, loyalty and dogged determination. Bulls want to get the job done, and they will. What better way to get the riches they so fervently crave?
Taurus Man Personality: Positive Traits
The Taurus person is known for his ability to concentrate and for his tenacity. These are perhaps his strongest qualities. The Taurus man or woman generally has very little trouble in getting along with others; it’s his nature to be helpful toward people in need. He can always be depended on by his friends, especially those in trouble. The Taurean generally achieves what he wants through his ability to persevere. He never leaves anything unfinished but works on something until it has been completed. People can usually take him at his word; he is honest and forthright in most of hid dealings. The Taurus person has a good chance to make a success of his life because of his many positive qualities. The Taurean who aims high seldom falls short of his mar. He learns well by experience. He is thorough and does not believe in short-cuts of any kind. The Taurean’s thoroughness pays off in the end, for through his deliberateness he learns how to rely on himself and what he has learned. The Taurus person tries to get along with others, as a rule. He is not overly critical and likes people to be themselves. He is a tolerant person and enjoys peace and harmony-especially in his home life. The Taurean is usually cautious in all that he does. He is not a person who believes in taking unnecessary risks. Before adopting and one line of action, he will weigh all of the pros and cons. The Taurus person is steadfast. Once his mind is made up it seldom changes. The person born under this sign usually is a good family person-reliable and loving.
Taurus Man Personality: Negative Traits
Sometimes the Taurus man or woman is a bit too stubborn. He won’t listen to other points of view if his mind is set on something. To others, this can be quite annoying. The Taurean also does not like to be told what to do. He becomes rather angry if others think him not too bright. He does not like to be told he is wrong, even when he is. He dislikes being contradicted. Some people who are born under this sign are very suspicious of others-even of those persons close to them. They find it difficult to trust people fully. They are often afraid of being deceived or taken advantage of. The Taurean often finds it difficult to forget or forgive. His love of material things sometimes makes him rather avaricious and petty.
Taurus Man in Relationship : Boyfriend
The natural inclination of Taurean man at dawn is to force himself out of the bed he cherishes so much. But that’s the only bit of forcing he’ll do, particularly in any relationship. If he wants you then you have to be the one to chase him,but the move will be welcomed. A Taurean male won’t actually make many advances and stubbornly waits for those who are worthy of his incredible sensual attention to come running.
For all this laid-back man-appeal it may appear that sex means little to him. But actually that’s the catch. The Taurean male’s quite seething sexuality, once unleashed on an unsuspecting female who decides to consider him as her partner, can be quite overtly bestial.
He thinks as highly of his body as he does of the next meal or the next bath. He loves the pleasures and luxuries of life and is essentially an implacable part of the earth, intensely sensual, and dependable. He is an Earth sign whose energy and sexual drive originates from all that natural organic goodness that ironically he rarely eats.
There’s actually something quite elusive about Taurean’s. You can never quite fathom out where they’ve come from, or really exactly where they are going to, probably because they really have no idea, nor care about it themselves. This is why it can take a long time to form a deep relationship with a Bull. If you do get past the horns, this affair could be for life. The placid Bull needs gentle handling, both emotionally and sexually. The trouble is that Mr. Bull is often very blind to his own compatibility ratings. He is lured by, and hopelessly attracted to, Fire and Air signs. The Taurean Man often gets tangled up with the Airy intellect or impulsive brainstorming of these very opposite types from him. He just can’t keep up with the mind-bending improvisation that these signs so naturally use to charm their way through life.
The Taurus man is warm-hearted and affectionate, and he is intensely passionate. But he is a lover of the pleasures of life, a hedonist in every selfindulgence, and every luxury. Sex is a good, basic pleasure which he enjoys as part of a deep and erotic relationship. If after a heavy night of wining and dining he prefers to sleep off the last glass of brandy rather than spend the night with you, it’s not that he’s selfish, just that he forgot you for a while. After all, there are other sensual things in his life apart from sex, had you forgotten that?
Taurus Man in Love
Taureans are extremely faithful, with a strong need for security and a settled routine. Although they have Earth as their element, they can be highly romantic and sensitive when it comes to love.
Security is of paramount importance to Taureans, and emotional contentment and stability come high on their list of priorities.
Although passionate, they are steadfast which may not appeal to those who crave constant excitement. Nevertheless, there are many who fall for that Taurean charm, those film star good looks and that placid, easy-going nature.
Taureans like to take things slowly, and they make no exceptions to this rule when it comes to love. In fact, thy live to be extra sure of sweethearts before they commit themselves, so they often spend lots of time getting to know them well.
Reliability is second nature to Taureans, which means that they are faithful lovers. But they can be overpoweringly possessive. They need to learn to let go and give their partners the freedom they need, or they may end up alone. When in a serious relationship, marriage is often a better solution than living together, since it helps boost their much-needed sense of security. They are often traditionalists who prefer not to fly in the face of convention.
Although they do not sweep prospective lovers off their feet, Taureans are incurable romantics and shower their loved ones with gifts. Once in love, they are prepared to make a commitment and remain very faithful
Taurus Man Friendship
Taurus people make faithful, trustworthy friends. These warm-hearted people may be described as “faithful forever.” They are rather inarticulate people, and value friendship, but do not always know how to capture the friends they crave. Determined and patient in all the impulses of life, they react the same way in matters of engaging friendships. They worship beauty, and love to center their devotion in the high places. In this way Taureans who are servants often become the trusted friends of their employers; and in other, less lowly walks of life, Taureans make lasting friendships among those high above them in station. They are not inspired friends, but they offer permanence and expendability to any relationship that they enlist.
Taurus Man in Career
The Taurus person, makes in many ways an admirable partner. He may not be the “brains” of the concern, but he is the “works.” The aggressive Taurus type is an admirable worker, tireless and dependable, risking everything he has to give in strength and resources. He is somewhat more conservative about the resources than he is about the effort.
His worst fault as a business partner is stubbornness. He is not brilliant, and he is not always willing to learn. He is not even willing to listen, and has, when he finally gives his attention, a very slow grasp of an idea.
However, this does not mean that the Taurus partner is a wooden, obstinate person, blind to his own benefits. Sometimes this is the case, but for the most part the Taurus type is too good a business man not to finally visualize benefits.
Therefore this steadfast, honest type when dealt with tactfully can make a satisfactory partner.
Taurus Man as a Husband
The Taurus husband has the finest qualities of all of the signs for a successful husband. There have been some descriptions of the Taurus man characterizing him as rather immoral. It is true that there is a bullish tendency to satisfy the intense physical urge so potent in this native. But the Taurus man makes so devoted a husband, so dependable, kind, generous and faithful to his trust as a home-builder that the violence of his emotional nature must be overlooked. He never neglects his home for any outside interest, which when it intrudes is very transitory and fleeting.
This type of husband adores his wife and children, and strains every effort to give them the best home, education, clothes and amusements that his world provides. These men are so ambitious to establish themselves, and partly because their worldly success leads them toward higher social circles. The rulership of Venus in the sign gives them a great appreciation of beauty, and in order to hold a Taurus husband throughout the life the wife must look beautiful and behave lovingly. These husbands adore dependence, and always like to feel that they are the sole providers of their families‘ happiness. Domestic life, which palls from time to time on so many of the other Zodiacal types, is never tiresome to the Taurus husband. Once married, he never seeks the bachelor existence, or even thinks back regretfully over the liberty that the never counted as precious.