Taurus is represented by the bull. The bull has several connotations in mythology and is known to be powerful and steadfast. 

The Basics

Dates: April 20- May 20 

Those born between April 20 and May 20 are considered to be born under Taurus as their sun sign.

Element: Earth

Earth signs are known to be pragmatic and grounded

Quality: Fixed

Fixed signs are deeply rooted in their element

Ruling Planet: Venus

Venus is associated with the goddess of love in Roman and Greek mythology- though the Greeks referred to her as Aphrodite. 

Tarot Card: The Hierophant 

The Hierophant is depicted as a religious figure such as a Pope or High Priest and is associated with tradition. In a reading the hierophant represents learning, teaching, and tradition. 

Positive Personality Traits

Those born under the sign of the Taurus are often loyal, reliable people. Deeply grounded, the Taurus is methodical and will often take their time before coming to the decision- which helps ensure that they are usually right in what they decide. This quality helps Taurus be patient with others, which is a great quality as they will not push for an outcome and give others a change to figure things out on their own. 

Taurus’s are hard worker and tend to enjoy rewards that are rooted in either investing in their future or the physical realm such as luxury and sensuality.  While they enjoy luxury, Taurus’s are fairly easy to please and also enjoy time spent with family and friends. 

Negative Traits:

At their worst, Taurus’s epitomize the constellation of the bull. They can be stubborn, unyielding and very resistant to change. As one of the most stubborn signs of the zodiac, these bulls can be pretty hard to argue with once they’ve made up their mind, which can, at time, hinder important growth and makes it difficult to adapt to change- even if the change is positive and necessary. This stubbornness and resistance to change can be frustrating for coworkers and loved ones. 

Because those who are born under the sign of Taurus are naturally hard-working, they also tend to push themselves hard due to their high standards and sometimes. This means that they are also tough on themselves and can wear themselves down. 

Taurus in Relationships

As with other areas of their life, Taurus’s tend to take things slow when it comes to relationships. In order to succeed in a relationship, the Taurus requires a strong foundation and will want to feel secure and stable in their decision. This also means that they will also need time to commit to their decision. 

Patience with the Taurus, however, is rewarded as they tend to be loyal and caring in relationships as well as with family and friend. As a sign that enjoys the physical, the Taurus is also a great lover. 

The Taurus is very loyal, making them a great asset to family and friends. 

Taurus and Career

 While Taurus’s might take some time to figure out what they want to do career-wise, they often succeed once they’ve chosen a path. As a bull, the Taurus loves nature, which means that they gravitate towards nature. On the other hand, the nurturing side of the Taurus might mean that they are attracted to the healthcare field. Whatever job they choose, a Taurus is likely to succeed simply because they are hard workers.