Taurus (April 20 – May 20) aka “The Settler”
- Taurus is the 2nd of the 12 signs in the astrological zodiac, which begins its cycle in the middle of spring in the northern hemisphere.
- Taurus is symbolized by the persistent and plodding bull. It is one of the 3 zodiac signs ruled under the Earth element.
- Being the 1st Earth sign in the cycle, it’s like the bedrock that sets the foundation.
- Under the influence Taurus, we become more grounded and easy-going, and diligent.
- The ruling planet is Venus and is the planet that rules love, luxury, and beauty.
- Taurus is one of the 4 fixed signs.
Taurus Personality Traits
- Taurus are very deliberate in their actions, relaxed, and enjoys all of the sensual pleasures that abound in this dimension.
- They love luxury and willing to work hard to obtain it.
- Known for rolling up their sleeves and getting the job done
- Whether inventions or emotions, the Taurus make it a point to be slow to adapt to new things.
- When a change is adapted, that will be the norm forever on.
- Taurus dislike change and be stubborn and strong willed.
- Taurus love routine and can be overindulgent and lazy.
- Make sure consistency doesn’t change to stagnation.
- As an Earth sign, having close proximity or access to nature is important.
- Taurus likes to be the leader and held in high esteem, if not they will react adversely.
Strengths of a Taurus: Steady, driven, tenacious, patient, enduring, persistent, solid, determined, trustworthy, tasteful.
Areas that need help: Materialistic, resistant to change, fanatical, indulgent, gluttonous, possessive, stubborn, narrow minded.
3 Types of Taurus
- Born at the end of April – The sun is in the beginning of Taurus. That means you are very handy and have a need to do things, make use of your ability and strive for prosperity.
- Born in the beginning of May – The sun is in the middle of Taurus. Then you’re very patient, preferring a slow tempo with most things, and you’re quite easy to please. Your demands are modest- but firm. This part of the sign is fixed, as the quality of the Taurus sign. Therefore, people born with their sun here are the most typical Taurus, showing the traits of the sign clearly.
- Born in the middle of May – The sun is at the end of Taurus. This makes you a bit clumsy, and tend to get impatient when things are more difficult than you expected. You’re not as handy as you believe. Although you like things as they are, you still tend to strive for some change.
Stones and gems
The Zodiac sign of Taurus includes six stones: sapphire, amber, coral, emerald, rose quartz, and turquoise.
In addition to the Zodiac stones, aventurine and emerald are listed as the Planetary stones for Taurus and garnet as the Talismanic Stone.
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