Taurus Information

Element: Earth

Quality: Fixed

Planetary ruler: Venus

Birthstone: Emerald

Flower: Red rose

Color: Shocking pink

Key characteristic: Determination

Strengths: Hard-working, honest, brave

Challenges: Intractable, short-sighted, bullying

Taurus is the second sign of the astrological year and is known by its symbol, the Bull. Taureans are loyal, thrifty, kindhearted, and they possess great personal charm, good looks, and a lovely speaking voice.

Below you’ll find general characteristics for the Taurus man, woman, child, lover, and friend. At the bottom of this page, you’ll find links to articles with detailed personality profiles for every day that falls under the Taurus sign. Read on to see if the characteristics ring true for you or the Bull in your life.

The Taurus Man

Taurus men possess a great deal of what used to be called "animal magnetism." They are often dark and brooding in appearance, taciturn in speech. They become good husbands and fathers, cherish traditional values, and rarely lose their temper. Most are more concerned with achieving success in their personal life than their professional life. They have a great deal of creative talent, though this may require some coaxing.

The Taurus Woman

A Taurus woman is stylish, well-groomed, and socially involved. Whether she turns her energies to domestic or professional aims, she is certain to give it all that she has. Taurus women are stubborn, practical, and budget-minded. They have the ability to balance family and career life without losing their emotional equilibrium. These women have their feet planted firmly on the ground.

The Taurus Child

A Taurus child can be sugar and spice one moment, then walking thunderclouds the next. They are generally obedient, but they may become belligerent in adolescence if the rules made by their parents are too restrictive. Many Taurean children show a marked artistic talent at an early age. They have great color sense and are drawn to beautiful things.

The Taurus Lover

A Taurus lover is passionate a individual who prefers marriage or long-term relationships to the dating scene. The Taurean lover is persistent, consistent, and always eager to please his or her partner. They never forget a birthday, anniversary, or other romantic occasion. The one drawback to their approach is inflexibility. An adventuresome person who enjoys a lot of experimentation and diversity may grow weary of the Taurean lover's practical approach.

The Taurus Friend

A Taurus friend is exceptionally steadfast and loyal. They treat their friends with the kind of respect and affection that most people reserve for family members or lovers. Taureans get along best with people who have the same interests as their own. These men and women often serve their friends in an advisory role; their advice is treasured.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jill M. Phillips is the author of hundreds of articles on astrology as well as dozens of books. She has regularly written forecast columns for Astrology: Your Daily Horoscope.