Mars in Taurus Traits

Tortoise and hare
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Mars in the fixed sign of Taurus lends stability and patience. However, in traditional astrology, Mars is considered in its detriment here. That shows up in the passive stance the Mars in Taurus person takes toward life, making them at times immovable as a boulder.

Slow, Deliberate Action

The person with Mars in Taurus has staying power. You outlast others, and you are willing to hold out until you get what you want. You're careful about what you commit to because you always stick with a plan until it's finished.

On the flip side, it's sometimes hard for you to change tracks, even if the one you're on is causing you trouble. As someone who takes pleasure in work, finding the right rhythm for the day is important.

Although you sometimes move slowly, you are thorough in everything you do. However, you can be inflexible and stubborn at times, even when change is clearly needed. It's maddening for you to take action without seeing any results. Still, you are disciplined over the long haul, and you know how to achieve mastery in any field you choose.

Earthly Drives

You share a Mars impulse with the earth, the element of Taurus. As a result, you prefer to act only after you've got your bearings and had time to fully assess a situation.

You observe through the five senses, and you have a practical eye to guide you. Your instincts for what will work in the real world are often accurate.

One of your biggest skills is the ability to resist manipulation. This is why you're often the voice of reason among your friends and colleagues.

Supreme Sensuality

A great gift for you would be natural oils for massage. Your nose knows and leads you forward. The sense of smell, like the other senses, can set an inspired mood for creativity or intimacy.

The kitchen can be a working studio for you as well. You enjoy the alchemy of spices and herbs and take pride in the finished product of a nourishing meal.

The bedroom is where you explore the art of love to the fullest. Mars in Taurus lovers are not into rushing, as their heightened senses make the whole experience very charged.

Venusian Motivations

Mars in Taurus gives you a passion for sturdy, lovely things. You might be into collecting antiques or restoring homes, or you may have a knack for playing the market.

Taurus' ruling planet is Venus, whose domain is beauty, craft, and money, as well as love and friendship.

Your eye for beauty and discipline gives you a natural ability to succeed as a working artist. You may enjoy being outdoors, working with animals, or gardening. You work hard but also take play seriously, giving yourself plenty of time to relax. You feel wealthy when you're enjoying the fruits of your labors.

Here you have a uniquely Venus kind of Mars, which gives you a big appetite for physical expressions of love. You've got a lusty nature, and your erotic drive is consistent. You might need others to make the first move, but once you get in the flow, you're built to last.

You are naturally seductive, as a creature of pleasure who is at home in the body. You enjoy extended foreplay and are especially sensitive to touch, smell, taste, and sound. You can be languid and lazy, or go after what you want with animal urgency.