Taurus the Bull - Zodiac Signs

Taurus or Bull, Signs of the Zodiac by artist unknown (from Atlas Celeste De Strabov) Credit: SuperStock / Getty Images.

Taurus' symbol is the Bull. The nature of Taurus is to produce, grow things, make art, build, and enjoy laid-back pleasures.

Sun into Taurus coincides with luscious Spring when all of nature is in deep bloom. The dates are from April 21st to May 21st.

Taurus has an enviable association with earthly pleasure, being ruled by Venus, the planet of love and an abundant, fertile, creative life. The Bull is a sensualist and is most at home in atmospheres that are natural, artful, and with evocative aromas. 

Taurus in love Is a Sensualist, Loyal, and Possessive

Taurus is also a do-er, who loves to be steadily building up something worthy - a home and family, a creative body of work, or a more worldly career. 

Some Taureans find themselves in craft professions, becoming modern-day artisans. Others like to make things by hand and could have a cottage industry. Still others are designers, engineers, architects, with the ability to build the blueprint for solid structures. Then there are the artists who dance and make music, in their social circle or for wider audiences. 

Taurus Particulars 

  • Element is Earth.
  • Quality is Fixed (embellishing, rounding out).
  • Taurus is feminine (fertile, receptive).
  • Polarity is Scorpio.
  • Ruler is Venus
  • Natural House is the Second.
  • Phrase is "I have."
  • Body Association: throat and neck, vocal cords, thyroid, jugular vein, tonsils.
  • Season is Spring.  Now the roots take hold and become strong enough to bear fruit.
  • Colors are earthy browns, shades of green, pastel colors (blues, pinks, greens), white.
  • Rules copper, bronze, brass.
  • Birthstone is emerald, a precious jewel of nature's abundance.
  • Gemstones are other greens: green agate, garnet or sapphire, chrysocolla, dioptase. White or pink stones: rose quartz, pink tourmaline, alabaster, white coral, white topaz.

Flowers are sweet-smelling and wild, like the damask rose (associated with Venus), larkspur, white lilac, pink azalea, apple blossom, cowslip, cyclamen, freesia, pink gerbera, pink mallow hibiscus.

Animals those with sturdy frames, like bull and cattle in general.

Taurus is stealthy, productive, a wealth magnet, conservative (conserves energy/time/resources) and oriented to the sensory world. Taurus digs in and expresses love for life through pleasure-seeking and as an artist/builder.

Taurus Extremes

At the extreme edges, Taurus is bull-headed, self-absorbed, materialistic, greedy, hedonistic, a glutton. 

Poor Taurus has often been associated with corpulent largesse. Perhaps it goes with the languid ways and the love of pleasures, that the Bull is prone to overdoing it with the food it loves. 

Which Venus?

Let's talk of Taurus as ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty. If you're a Taurus, what's your Venus sign? This is your planetary ruler, and the Zodiac sign of Venus will add dimension to the kind of Taurus you are.

Taurus thrives on stability and being able to grow a garden (life's work, family, art) into a lush paradise buzzing with life. Taurus has a strong primal instinct, for big appetites with food, sensual love, and creature comforts.

Read about Taurus with other Zodiac signs in love.

Blind Spots of the Bull

Taurus follows the surges of Aries, and is the earth sign of catching hold, and growing where planted. That explains the heavy vibe (and sometimes physique), for a sign that struggles with weightedness, and stagnation.

The pressure to root in and consolidate is what makes Taurus great at manifesting. It's what gives Taurus a solid bearing. Taurus' love of stability sometimes leads to staying in dull jobs that aren't inspiring. It's a happy Bull that finds a path that is both abundant and satisfying.

*The Dates for Taurus change every year, so check an ephemeris - or your free birth chart -  if you're on the cusp.