Everything You've Ever Needed To Know About Taurus Zodiac Signs

The stubborn but lovable bull of the zodiac.

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Taurus season falls between April 20 and May 20, bringing grounded and pleasure-loving energy that inspires us all to work hard and live life to the fullest. Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, and it symbolizes our inner strength and self-worth. This energy gives Tauruses a self-assured vibe and the ability to remain consistent when faced with challenges.

"Tauruses take pride in their loyalty, devotion, and steadfast nature. They like being a rock for those around them, and they crave pleasure of both the body and heart," Taurus-born astrologer Kyle Thomas tells Bustle. "Once a Taurus sets their mind to something, it is very hard to change it, for better or worse. That's why having a Taurus in your corner is so valuable — they'll do everything in their power to share what they have with those they deem worthy."

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Whether they’re committing themselves to long-term projects or indulging in fine dining and retail therapy to celebrate their hard work, Taurus zodiac signs are determined to live life with purpose and enjoy every step of the way. Here’s everything you need to know about these diligent earth signs and why they are the tenacious Venusians of the zodiac.

Taurus Zodiac Sign Facts

  • Taurus Season Dates: April 20 to May 20
  • Taurus Element: Earth
  • Taurus Modality: Fixed
  • Taurus Symbol: The bull ♉︎
  • Taurus Ruling Planet: Venus
  • Taurus Ruling House: The second house of self-worth, values, and possessions.
  • Taurus Twelfth House Sign: Aries
  • Taurus Birthstone: Emerald

Taurus Personality Traits

Taurus is symbolized by the strong and stable bull, which is symbolic both to their natural sense of determination and their stubbornness. Given how committed they are to their endeavors, it makes sense that Tauruses are reliable fixed signs. Their practical nature is emphasized as they are ruled by the Earth element, making them grounded, hardworking, and able to carry out a task. As the first Venus-ruled sign, Tauruses love to indulge and are just as serious about pleasure as they are about productivity.

Tauruses are one of the most resilient signs of the zodiac and will rarely admit defeat unless they decide it’s time to give up. With Aries being their twelfth house sign — which illuminates the state of their subconscious mind — they have an innate sense of independence to them which fuels their behavior. Taureans know how to buckle down and get to work, and like to work toward their goals slowly and steadily.

When it comes to expressing their feelings, Tauruses veer on the more pragmatic side. However, when their personal boundaries are crossed, they can switch on their self defense, fighting mode in an instant. Tauruses have a sensitive side in which they feel deeply and tend to take things personally. They can hold grudges for a very long time and struggle to accept that their feelings aren’t always aligned with reality.

It’s easy to count on a Taurus as they have a stable nature and consistency that keeps people grounded. Sure, they can be headstrong sometimes, especially if someone's trying to rush them or force them out of their comfort zone — but that's only because they’re confident in their way of doing things. Tauruses are creatures of habit and have strong boundaries. Being open to trying new things or new methods of doing what they’re already doing can be hard for them. However, they shouldn’t stay inside their comfort zone at the expense of their growth.

Taurus Compatibility

Tauruses prefer to enjoy the ride of life and take their sweet time rather than rushing. Spontaneity isn’t their thing, but they may be open to the occasional dive outside of their usual routine if a friend or lover encourages them to expand their horizons. Tauruses are best suited to people who can enjoy the pleasures that the physical world has to offer with them.

Taurus Compatible Signs In Friendship

When it comes to friendships, Tauruses seek out people who share their pleasure-seeking and approachable nature. It’s important that they feel comfortable around the people in their life and they value having lasting memories of going out to eat, watching a movie, or indulging in retail therapy with friends they know they can count on. Tauruses are most compatible in friendship with water signs Cancer and Pisces who are just as thoughtful as they are. Cancer and Pisces would value their Taurean BFF’s patient listening and down-to-earth nature.

Taurus Compatible Signs In Love

As one of the most sensual and devoted signs of the zodiac, Tauruses are all about romance and expect their partners to be just as dependable as they are. They prioritize comfort and don’t mind predictability, so they may not be the most adventurous when it comes to planning dates. However, they love to indulge in the finer things in life, so a thoughtful gift or date night that’ll make them feel like they’re living in the lap of luxury is the way to go to catch their attention.

Stable and patient earth signs Virgo and Capricorn are compatible with Taurus in love because they share the same values as Taurus and will stick by their side through thick and thin. Whether it's decadent meals or fragrant bouquets of flowers, these fellow earth signs would have a good understanding of how to keep their Taurus partner happy.

Taurus Compatible Signs In Bed

Tauruses are most turned on when their physical senses are titillated, which means cuddles, back rubs, and affection are an important part of how they give and receive love. You don’t need any special moves to impress a Taurus; a strong and intimate connection is enough for them. Tauruses are most compatible with Scorpios in bed as they’d be pulled in by this water sign's magnetic and sexy aura. Opposites attract, and the passionate and intuitive nature of Scorpios would allow them to please Tauruses without them having to ask what they need.

Taurus At Work

Tauruses are highly motivated when they enjoy their work, but they have to be surrounded by people who they get along with — not to mention a harmonious working environment — for them to put in their best efforts. Their earthy nature gives them an innate ability to get things done, which can cause them to be perfectionists. Money is important to a Taurus because of the security it brings. They are resourceful and meticulous and can figure out how to stretch a paycheck without sacrificing too much of what brings them joy. Tauruses are best suited to careers that will illuminate their Venusian sparkle, such as influencing, or something that requires them to work with others towards public goals, like banking and finance, politics, and other leadership positions.

Additional reporting by Alexandria Lettman.

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