True and steady Taurus can appear a bit perfunctory on the outside, practical in that earthy sort of way.
This, however, is only half the story.
Deep inside is a smoldering lover waiting for the right cues.
The Bull wants, and needs, to be safe and pampered, but will flourish if a lover can convince them to take a risk.
When they do, watch out! The Bull can also be very focused in affairs of the heart, the risk being that possessiveness may step in.
Consequently, monogamy with a certain degree of autonomy is the best balance for the Bull.
Sweetness and light may be
the best recipe for romance with the Bull. This is a sign which is
oh-so-responsive to a wink and a smile and a tender touch, and if all
this comes with roses and champagne, much the better. Material pleasures
are important to Taureans, and they will create a den of delight sure to
dazzle their lover. Seeing as how security and possessions are important
to Taurus, a provider of these things will quickly make it to the top of
their list. The reward? Undying loyalty and a kinship which is sure to
The Bull craves someone who is strong and practical, qualities they value in their own life. One who comes bearing gifts also wins, since Taurus is responsive to both material goods and sincere, heartfelt compliments. Making Taurus feel safe is also a smart strategy for their lover, for this approach will bring out the Bull's most sensual self.
Think of the Bull as a rose waiting to be picked -- the lucky one will inhale the most intoxicating perfume. Beautiful people, as well as things, work as irresistible aphrodisiacs for those born under this sign. The Taurus lover is dependable and considerate, someone who wants to be in a beautiful world and wants that special someone to share it with.
Anyone lucky enough to enter that world will find a sensual soul waiting to be nurtured and explored.
WHAT TAURUS NEED
The Bull craves someone who is strong and practical, qualities they value in their own life. One who comes bearing gifts also wins, since Taurus is responsive to both material goods and sincere, heartfelt compliments. Making Taurus feel safe is also a smart strategy for their lover, for this approach will bring out the Bull's most sensual self. Think of the Bull as a rose waiting to be picked -- the lucky one will inhale the most intoxicating perfume. Beautiful people, as well as things, work as irresistible aphrodisiacs for those born under this sign. The Taurus lover is dependable and considerate, someone who wants to be in a beautiful world and wants that special someone to share it with. Anyone lucky enough to enter that world will find a sensual soul waiting to be nurtured and explored.
The Sun in Taurus gives you both willpower and perseverance in your attitude to your life's tasks. Stability and constructiveness are the dominant features of your personality. You are highly methodical in all your dealings and great reliance can be placed upon you, especially in all money matters. You have a shrewd business sense. In matters affecting your career your constructive ability should be given free play. You strive for secure circumstances in work and play.
Thoroughness is a marked characteristic of all your work. You value the practical solution to a problem rather than the theoretical. This leads you to estimate on a materialistic basis and where sheer doggedness and solidity are desirable, you will succeed. You have a good sense of form and a love of pleasure and enjoyment. The negative side is that you may not be sufficiently discriminating, and your critical faculties could need development. You fear taking risks and tend towards conservatism in your
judgements. This can discourage you from taking the initiative.
The chief danger in your attitude to life is that your stability of personality may drift into stagnation; you may become a creature of habit. Your willpower too can lapse into mere stubbornness and obstinacy. You need to distinguish between these strengths and their attendant weaknesses as you get older.
In later life, Taureans are apt to put on weight as a result of their natural love of good food ad wine. You should be careful not to overindulge your healthy appetite for the good things in life, remembering that good things in moderation cannot harm you. You may find yourself interested in alternative dietary practices, such as low fat, low salt cookery spiced with plenty of herbs to maintain that gourmet palate.
Those with the Sun in Taurus can learn a lot from the personality traits of their opposite Zodiac sign of Scorpio. The fearlessness and passion of the Scorpion personality adds that complementary zest, that "get-up-and-go" which you need. Along with this sign, you can also be attracted to those born under the sign of Aries and Gemini in longer term personal and sexual relationships.
If youíre interested in a Taurian, donít sit around waiting for them to approach you. A Taurus is a patient person, which is something you will have to possess in any relationship with them. Most likely, you will have to be the initiator.
Once youíre on a date with a Taurus, let them know that you enjoy their company. If you pick out the restaurant, make certain that the food and atmosphere are in good taste. And, if youíre planning a dinner at home, try and plan ahead making sure everything is perfect; plenty of good food, good wine, flowers, candles on the table, and soft background music. If you show them that nothing is too good for them, youíre well on youíre way to building a lasting relationship.
With a strong will and a great sense of humor, a Taurian can have a calming effect on people. However, sudden changes in routine can cause friction with them.
If youíre looking for someone dependable, youíve found them. If your looking for someone to constantly assure you of their love and devotion, you might want to keep looking. Taurus is a very sensual person and can awaken sleeping passion in someone they care about.
The Bull, as befits an Earth sign, is a grounded and devoted sort, but that shouldn't be construed as boring.
Remember, that Bulls can charge!
Taurus generally wants a harmonious and beautiful relationship, given as they are to a fondness for pretty things.
Whether it's a sweet serenade or silky sheets, Taurus loves anything luxe and those who can bring that aspect into their lives.
Does this make the Bull all style and no substance?
Not really, since Taureans are both sentimental and romantic and possessed of a dogged determination which virtually assures that they will get what they want.
Keeping the Bull feeling good is the best guarantee of a considerate lover, one which will work hard on a relationship filled with sensual pleasures.
Taurus, the second sign of the zodiac, is
symbolized by the bull. Persons born under this earthy, fixed sign
are as strong, as steady as the enduring magnificence of a great
mountain. Through the years, the mountain stands impervious to the
onslaughts of weather, time, floods, droughts and fire, and
remains beckoning our respect and admiration. Its presence
creates a beautiful picture, a landmark, a symbol of security for us
to identify with, now and for years to come. Taurus individuals are a
lot like that beautiful mountain. They seem to have a timeless
quality, solid as the Rock of Gibraltar, apparently unchanged by the
tide of human events, and unmoved by the pettiness of other mortals
around them. Removed as they might seem from human interaction, they
still manage to fit into the picture quite admirably, like the
mountain, beckoning our respect and admiration. They most often
typify the solid citizen and can be found in occupations such as a
real estate broker, banker, farmer, financial consultant and the
like. But even the mountain, steady as it may seem, will every once
in a while, every once in a great, great while, give in to its inner
rumblings and spew forth its torrents of utter devastation as a
volcano. Nothing can stand in the way of its tremendous power, nor be
untouched by its destructive flows. And when all the dust has
settled, everything seems to return to its former tranquility, not to
be disturbed again for another hundred years or so.
Taureans disposition will probably show their destructive side a few
times more per century than the volcano, but not many times more.
They are very slow to anger and may even bear indignities silently
for many years without complaint. The full extent of their fury may
erupt only a few times in their entire lifetime, but when the
Taurean's temper finally blows, there is unleashed a destructive
force that indeed bears resemblance to that of a volcano. The
scathing wrath of a Scorpio doesn't compare to the bull's
intemperance. The analogy of 'a bull in a china shop' accurately
forebodes the kind of destruction that is likely to attend their
This is not to say that the Taurean personality is by any means
cruel, overreacting, or violent. Quite the opposite is true. May-born
are the most placid, self-controlled individuals you'd ever want to
meet. They don't want to go out of their way to hurt you; they just
want to be left alone. Their normally staid countenance and
easy-going manner bespeak a reverence for the earth, and a desire for
harmony among its inhabitants. It takes an awful lot to make the
Taurean angry, and the bull will normally take all kinds of insults,
derisions, or off-color remarks quite easily in stride, keeping his
emotions in check beneath a strong, cool composure. But try and
impose one indignity more than he's willing to bear, or wave one red
flag too many in the bull's idyllic pasture, and you had better run
for your life. The bull will flare his nostrils, lower his horns and
charge! Make no bones about it. The Taurean's fury, once set in
motion, is impossible to stop and must run its course. No amount of
reasoning or logic will prevent it.
Physically, you can expect Taureans to very much resemble their
zodiacal mascot, the bull. The shape of the face is often square, and
the ears are usually small and close to the head. The hair is
generally dark, ranging in texture from the wavy to curly to crinkly,
and you may notice a tuft or curl of hair above the center of the
forehead, curiously similar to the growth between the bull's horns.
The eyes are soft and affectionate, much like a puppy dog's, and
members of the opposite sex can find it hard to resist their
seductive charm. The neck is usually short and sturdy-looking. The
general countenance is serene, characteristic of their zodiacal
mascot, combining great mildness with great strength. They are often
big-boned with large, imposing bodies, giving an appearance of
weightiness in every sense of the word. They appear to have an extra
layer of insulating fat, distributed more or less evenly over the
entire body. This layer of fat is by no means unattractive, appearing
solid, and well suited to the Taurean frame. Consider the likes of
Taureans Ann Margret or Cher, and you need wonder no longer just how
appealing May-born can be! In spite of the fact that many Taureans
give the impression of bigness, they aren't exactly what you would
call fat. Stocky or solid far better describes them, and the average
Taurean wouldn't be the least bit offended by these terms.
The big-bodied image of Taureans, however, can be misleading and
should not become too firmly implanted in one's mind. Many are quite
thin, even frail, their appearance defying the usual Taurean physical
characteristics. These May-born will probably have a Gemini,
Sagittarius, or Pisces Ascendant which will greatly alter the
classical Taurean appearance. Nowhere else in the zodiac are physical
characteristics so mitigated by other planetary influences than in
Taurus. How else are you going to explain those May-born
slight-of-frame such as Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, or Audrey Hepburn?
Varied as the natives of this sign may appear, there is one telltale
characteristic which will always give the elusive bull away. The eyes
will appear to bulge slightly, having a conical or pointed shape at
the cornea. Sound too easy to be true? Just look closely at your
Taurean friend next time you run into him, and when he catches you
examining his eyes, just tell him your making sure he is who he says
In their expression and manner Taureans convey a feeling of extreme
nonchalance. The image Taurean Bing Crosby presented in his "road
movies" with Bob Hope is hardly that of the excitable type.
Even though he faced extreme danger, this venerable Taurean, unlike
his Gemini sidekick, seemed to take it all in stride, with hardly a
flicker of anxiety. Too often the Taurean nonchalance is mistaken for
disinterest or apathy. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Taureans are intensely aware of their surroundings, and they haven't
been cut short in the feelings department either. They have a
reputation for passion second only to Scorpio. Just try and violate a
moral or philosophical issue the Taurean really believes in, and you
may have a bull opposite your corner ready to lower his horns. In
most cases, however, these May-born aren't going to get all hot and
bothered over something unless they feel it is really deserving of
their attention. Taureans have an air of imperturbability about them
which can make you think you're talking to a brick wall. They really
do feel what you're talking about; they'd just rather not give you a
reaction until they have had time to think about it. Besides, they'd
rather see you do all the work canvassing the issues, investigating
the pros and cons, and finally bringing back to them the distillation
of all your effort. Taureans have a knack for drawing things to them,
and it is amazing how people will almost bend over backwards to do
The Taurean is very slow to form any new opinions. He has to weigh
things very carefully, sometimes even for years, before accepting any
new idea, concept, or philosophy. But when he does, you can be sure
it will be based on the foundations of logic, moral righteousness,
and cautious conservatism, and he'll probably believe in it for the
rest of his life. Taurus-influenced individuals are actually the
stabilizing factor in society. They help keep the rest of us from
rashness or impetuousness, and prevent us from changing too fast.
When those of any group or faction, be they political, moral or
philosophical, get too far out of line, it is the bull which gathers
them back into his never-changing pasture, to reaquaint them with the
virtues of tradition, 'tried-and-true' methods, conservatism and
It doesn't take a lot of change to keep the average Taurean happy. In
fact, he'd probably be quite content to follow the same routine for
years without any real changes, excepting perhaps a continual rise in
his income. Just plunk the average Taurean down in his old familiar
easy chair, let him read the financial news or stock market reports,
and he'll let the rest of the world go by. Try and get him to sit in
another chair or read the sports page instead, and he'll balk. Most
Taureans don't like a change in routine. It somehow disturbs their
equilibrium. If you're married to a May-born, don't let him come home
to find that you've rearranged the furniture or re-painted the walls
a different color. The shock will be too much for his system, and he
may actually appear to get physically ill. The secret to handling the
average Taurean is to warn him at least a week ahead of time of any
changes that may be coming up. That way he'll have plenty of time to
prepare himself and gradually accept the new conditions. But try to
spring a change on him suddenly, and you'll be confronting a brick
wall. Most Taureans don't like to be pushed around by what they
consider flights of fancy, but if given enough time, they can adapt
to almost anything.
What has been sometimes been attributed to Taurus as sluggishness is
actually a quality of inertia. Like a locomotive, they are slow to
get moving, but once in motion, and having gained momentum, they are
impossible to stop. Taureans can be powerhouses once they feel what
they are doing is right or productive. Whoever accused them of
sluggishness had seen them before they had gathered steam. At full
throttle, the Taurean is a tireless worker, keeping to the straight
and narrow track and will not stop until he has reached his goal or
objective. Though you may try to deter him from his self-appointed
path, the bull will forge ahead letting nothing stand in his way. If
he has made an error in judgement along the way, he himself must see
his oversight, steer himself in the new direction, and continue on.
The bull will rarely succumb to outside influences when pursuing his goals.
If you have deduced from this that the Taurean is a bit stubborn, you
are wrong. He is a lot stubborn! When his mind is made up, it's made
up, and all the forces of Aristotelian logic or psychoanalytical
persuasion won't deter him from his point of view! The bull will seem
quite unruffled if you get frustrated with his hard-headedness. After
all, he knows the real truth, doesn't he? Your arguments will only
seem left-wing or extremist to him, and why should he waste time
arguing over something that's already been settled in his mind?
May-born can sometimes hold onto a belief or attitude long after all
sense of logic or reasoning has proved them wrong, and trying to
argue with them about it is a losing proposition from the start. Just
give the bull a little time, however, and he'll come around, though
he may be too proud to admit he was actually ever wrong. On the plus
side, the Taurean will never keep you guessing about where he stands.
His opinions are never 'way out,' radical, or too progressive, and
you can count on his usually conservative stance now or years from
now. He'll never ride the fence on an issue, and will even defend his
cause vehemently, if necessary. Though he may not be overly
expressive or verbal on the issues, his confident silence seems only
to reaffirm the solidity of his position, and indeed, the veracity of
As friends or mates, Taureans will always be there when you need
them. Their attribute is constancy, and you'll have comfort in
knowing that, like the great mountain, they'll weather even the
toughest of times and come away just as before, but stronger.
Definitely the strong, silent type, their calm exterior reflects the
strength of inner convictions. Taurean Gary Cooper is a perfect
example of the bull's uncanny ability to display great strength
without moving a muscle. With a bull in your corner, you will have a
most trustworthy ally, whose strength of character stands like a
mighty oak, and whose affections can be as permanent, as enduring as
the earth itself. To those who really know the bull, this can be a
comforting thought indeed.