Modality : Fixed
Element : Earth
Ruler : Venus
Season : Spring
2nd sign of the zodiac
Metal : Copper
Stone : Emerald
Colour : Green
Anatomy : Neck & Throat
Keywords: persevering, down-to-earth,
stable, stubborn, possessive, prosperous, dependable, physical, sensual
Comparison with its symbol, the Bull:
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
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
glyph for Taurus, quite simply, represents the bull's head and horns.
Sun in Taurus
(The Sun is in Taurus from approximately April 20 to May 20, depending on the
is something very solid about Taurus natives, no matter what the rest of
their charts say about them. Though they are dependable most of the time,
this generally shows itself more in habit than in outright helpfulness.
natives are sensual folk--and this includes sex, but extends to pleasures in
all areas: they delight in the sensual pleasures of food, a comfortable
blanket, a richly colored aquarium to look at, the smell of flowers or
spring rain, pleasing melodies coming from their stereos, and so forth. Some
might even say they live through their senses more than most.
Taurus natives work, they work hard. They do it with a steadiness that may
rarely be considered quick--rather it's a dependable, plodding, and steady
effort that has its payoffs. Security is immensely important to Taurus--some
of them actively seek wealth, while others are content to be
"comfortable". The Taurus definition of "comfortable" may
not be exactly the same as the rest of the signs, but comfort is definitely a
hard-working, their fixed and comfort-loving nature sometimes makes them
appear lazy. This is only because they separate work and leisure so well.
When they work, they work hard, and when they play, they don't really
"play" as such...they relax. A Solar Taurus who has kicked his or
her feet up is rooted there--you'd be hard-pressed to get them to move. On a
mental level, you'll likely have the same problem. Taureans stick with things
and ideas, and therein lies one of the reasons why they are known for their
stubbornness. Taurus is a fixed sign, and they have a fair measure of
tradition and steadiness in their make-up that keeps them rooted.
possessiveness associated with Taurus shows up in all areas of life in some
way. Taurus likes to own things (and sometimes people). A nice home, a piece
of land (this can be modest), a paid-off car, that aquarium mentioned
earlier, a couple pets, maybe a solid business...In love and relationship,
there is an earthy kind of possessiveness that may be considered jealousy by
some, but there is actually quite a difference between being possessive and
being jealous. Taurus natives are rarely jealous and petty. They do,
however, think of the people they love as theirs--it adds to their
sense of security.
Famous People with Sun in Taurus: Cher (Sun and Mercury in Taurus), George Clooney
(Sun and Mercury in Taurus), Joe Cocker (Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus in
Taurus), Adolf Hitler (Sun, Venus, and Mars in Taurus), George Lucas (Sun,
Mercury, and Venus in Taurus), Rene Zellweger (Sun and Mercury in Taurus)
Moon in Taurus
Familiarity is important to Lunar Taureans. These people are earthy and
strong-willed. They feel with their senses and they are pretty much rooted in
their ways. They revel in material comforts--in fact, building a solid and
comfortable home and foundation helps to keep them feeling safe and content.
isn't wise to try to push Lunar Taureans into doing anything, but once they
have made a commitment, they're persevering.
a steadiness to this position of the Moon that is comforting to those close to
them. But the conservative streak in these natives can be maddening to more
progressive personalities. They tend to go out of their way to avoid
"messy" or unpredictable situations, crises, and emotional
displays. Instead, they focus on creating a reliable and secure life around
them. In relationships, Lunar Taureans may not easily recognize their
partner's need for change, growth, or emotional stimulation.
Taurus natives are generally very romantic. Their affections are strong,
deep, and unwavering. They are sentimental and warm. Since Taurus is a
practical earth sign, the placement of the Moon in this sign suggests an
ability to protect themselves and their own interests. They will rarely make
a move without first determining that it is safe and that there's something
in it for them.
Taurus Moon people have reliable instincts. They are very much tied to the
physical world, and they often have a particularly well-developed sense of
with people born with this position of the Moon are often quite enduring.
Many Moon in Taurus people hang onto their mates, even in the face of serious
conflict. Taurus is a fixed sign, so break-ups don't happen easily.
is a serenity to them that is calming. In fact, it takes a lot to really get
to them. However, they do get off-center every once in a while. They are not
the most adaptable people when their own routine is interrupted, for example.
some Lunar Taureans might be considered anal, most simply have a stubborn
streak that keeps them rather resistant to change. Rarely are they
spontaneous sorts. Uncomfortable with surprises, these natives value
stability. Their needs are strong but quite simple at the same time--they love
the "good things" in life. The world of the five senses is
all-important to these natives. Their love of stability and steadiness can
make them slaves to routine. However, they are loyal and capable people.
Famous people with Moon in Taurus: Christina Aguilera, Ed Asner, Lisa Bonet, Joe
Cocker (Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus in Taurus), Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon,
Robert Downey Jr., Brendan Frasier, Mick Jagger, Elton John
Mercury in Taurus
Mercury in Taurus natives are plodders. They may take their time to arrive at
a decision, but they get there -- they are actually quite decisive, even
stubborn with their opinions. Some may mistake the time they take over
decisions for laziness, but look a little deeper and you will find that these
people do think.
in Taurus men and women may be slow to start a new project, but they see it
through to the end. You may need to poke them to get them going, however.
They have much common sense at their disposal.
people rely on their senses when it comes to processing information. Smells,
noises, and mood are all employed. Their communication style may, at times,
be slow and measured. You may get a sense that these people are quite
deliberate in what they do.
is a placid quality to Mercury in Taurus natives--when they speak, they are
generally not bubbling or scattered. As a result, others really listen
to them. They take them seriously. The practicality of the sign often shows
up in a rather sarcastic manner, although Mercury in Taurus people have an
overall pleasing manner of communicating. In fact, they can be quite funny
with their "say it like it is" style.
people with this placement of Mercury have especially pleasant voices. The down-to-earth
quality of Taurus often shows up in the speech, so it's unlikely that their
expression will be flowery or affected. Instead, it's infused with a
realistic tone that can be rather authoritative.
comes to learning, Mercury in Taurus prefers demonstrations, concrete
answers, and basic concepts. These natives learn best when they see
real-world uses for the theories they're trying to absorb. Not that they
wouldn't be able to comprehend the abstract--they simply process information
better when they can personalize it (what use is it to me?) and attach it to
the practical world. It's interesting to note that Taurus is a sign that
naturally assesses things in terms of what they can dofor them.
With Mercury placed in the sign, information is processed, and either
accepted or discarded, with this kind of "screening" process.
sense of colour, smell, and touch are characteristic of this position of
Mercury. These people have well-defined tastes, and these revolve very much
around the world of the five senses.
Sun Sign is in Aries or Gemini, these people can come across as more
bull-headed than they actually are. They have a no-nonsense approach to
decision-making, and their ideas are often very practical and useful.
Famous People with Mercury in Taurus: Alec Baldwin, Cher (Sun and Mercury in Taurus),
George Clooney (Sun and Mercury in Taurus), Joe Cocker (Sun, Moon, Mercury,
and Venus in Taurus), Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp (Mercury and Venus in
Taurus), Shannen Doherty, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lenny Kravitz (Mercury and
Mars in Taurus), George Lucas (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Taurus), Brooke
Shields, Rene Zellweger (Sun and Mercury in Taurus)
Venus in Taurus
for Venus in Taurus centres on the physical world and creature comforts --
they revel in sensual surroundings. These people project themselves as solid
and comfortable. In fact, something about their manner promises they
will be satisfying lovers and partners. They need a certain measure of
predictability and dependability in their relationships, even if their Sun is
in the more spontaneous signs of Aries or Gemini.
in Taurus men and women can be possessive in love, and they are threatened by
fast-paced, high-energy situations in the context of relationships and love.
These are sensual partners who require lots of "hands-on"
expressions of love. Their lovers may complain that Venus in Taurus can
get a little too comfortable and settled. It's true that they resist change
in their relationships, but even when they seem stuck in a groove, you can
always reassure yourself by remembering that they are constant partners.
Venus in Taurus involves emphasizing your loyalty, and their worth to
you. You may need to give in to them in love matters, because they won't
readily give in to you! Get physical with them; do comfortable things. Avoid
pushing them in love -- give them plenty of time. You will probably need to
cultivate patience if you are in a relationship with Venus in Taurus.
Remember to be simple and natural -- Taurus will appreciate it. Promise them
a comfortable, cosy time.
Famous People with Venus in Taurus: Joe Cocker (Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus in
Taurus), Johnny Depp (Mercury and Venus in Taurus), Stacy Ferguson
"Fergie", Steffi Graf, George Lucas (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in
Taurus), Prince William, Princess Diana, Pete Wentz (Venus and Mars in
Mars in Taurus
and steady wins the race" could easily be a motto for Mars in Taurus.
These goal-oriented people are not known for their speed, but their staying
power is tremendous.
calm and easygoing people, Mars in Taurus natives can have powerful tempers
when they're overly provoked. They generally don't fly off the handle as
quickly as others, however (unless Aries is prominent in their chart).
Taurus people value strength and stability. They are driven by security and
an especial fondness for personal possessions. Most are not afraid to work
for what they want, and there is an overall patience to this position of
Mars. If it takes a few years to achieve their goals, so be it.
born under a Mars in Taurus are often rather sensual people. Some are slow to
arousal, but theirs is an earthy and powerful sensuality.
have well-defined long-term goals and the determination to achieve them. They
usually are not the type of people to take on too many projects at once. If
they don't think they can do it, they won't! It is almost impossible to get
these people moving once they've made up their minds on a matter. You want
them to go shopping with you? Unfortunately for you, about half an hour back,
they've kicked up their heels, changed into something comfortable, and they
simply won't budge. Immovable is the only way to describe Mars in Taurus
people who have made up their minds. Adaptability is not their strong point.
similar vein, attempting to rush Mars in Taurus people is a lesson in
frustration. They won't alter their pace for most anything.
can get past these "quirks", however, you'll find that Mars in
Taurus natives are often quite reliable and strong personalities. It may just
be worth the wait!
Famous People with Mars in Taurus: Courteney Cox, Tom Cruise, Jamie Lee Curtis,
Ashley Judd, Lucy Lawless, Madonna, Rob Thomas, Pete Wentz (Venus and Mars in
Taurus), Vanna White
steady, and capable are adjectives that we can safely attach to individuals
born with a Taurus Ascendant. These natives have tremendous stamina and
staying power. They're often quite loyal to those they care about. Although
they generally don't come on strong, they have personal presence; and they
fairly radiate stability.
sign on the Ascendant generally reveals how people start anything new.
Taurus, by nature, is resistant to change. It can be difficult to sway Taurus
rising natives--they're often rather stubborn and fixed in their ways. Their
first responses are to feel things out, not in the way a Pisces might attune
to their environment, but in the realm of the five senses. They have
well-developed sense of smell and touch, and respond to the material world.
Theirs is a practical approach to life. Security is one of their foremost
considerations before undertaking anything new.
rising natives are often quite cautious and careful. With a fixed sign on the
Ascendant, they are not known for their flexibility. Rather, they
possess determined single-mindedness.
than most, Taurus rising prefers the "good things" in life.
Self-indulgence can be a weakness for many with this Ascendant. Often
collectors in some way, Taurus rising natives place a lot of value on their
rising individuals prefer to dress in quality clothes with a comfortable feel
to them. They are rarely ostentatious in their presentation. Many have strong
and sturdy physiques.
rather possessive in partnership, these natives won't easily break up their
relationships. Although they are not particularly jealous, they view their
partners as their personal property. Intensity and loyalty are especially
important to Taurus rising natives. These are highly sensual people who
prefer the comforts that a one-to-one, stable partnership offers. Although
Taurus rising individuals value harmony and calm, their partnerships may be
on the passionate side.
rising natives are often very comforting to be around. They have a stability
about them that is soothing, and an inner harmony that is attractive.
examples of Taurus rising include Carlos Santana, George Lucas, Mia Farrow,
Brendan Fraser and Nick Nolte.