Although you are more like a turtle--hard shell, moving very slowly with perseverance and stubbornness--your symbol is the Bull, with pronged horns for plowing the fresh earth of late spring and planting seeds along the way. Taurus is a fixed sign, which means you prefer peace and harmony in relationships above all, rather opposite to the topsy-turvy Ram that you follow in the zodiac.
Reliability is your trademark. You crave above all security, both emotionally and financially. Your common sense gives you the edge among others of your peers as you seek careers such as banking, insurance and anything that involves persistence, stability, and relentless drive. You can take abstract ideas and make them concrete and practical. You are good at behind-the-scenes work; there is no more tirelessly, devoted worker than you in the zodiac. You have natural charm, are a good listener, and frequently provide a good shoulder to cry on for your friends. Ruled by Venus, you also enjoy the luxurious side of life--sensual pleasures such as a hot bath, champagne and leather furniture, a designer sports car, and expensive clothes. All of these appeal to your need for comfort, and your inherent possessive nature.
Tradition is also important to you. You typically have a family, enjoy children, and cultivate your possessions over time. You are slow, steady and plodding--the most stubborn of the zodiac signs. Your reflexes are slow and cannot be pushed. You can suffer much, and for a long time, but when you've made your mind up--when someone's pushed you beyond your limit--watch out. The bull's horns have been known to gore. Your kind and gentle nature takes a long time to change. Unfortunately, at your worst you can be jealous, greedy and possessive. Your greatest lesson in life is to learn detachment--the Zen art of letting go and feeding into the One.
Although your patience and stubbornness keep you focused and committed to long-term projects, you lack versatility and frequently cannot do two things at once. "Multi-tasking" is not something you master. However, your purity lies in a loyalty that is almost unparalleled in any other sign of the zodiac--you are a marathon runner, sticking out the race long after all other players have quit.
Your Venusian influence makes you enjoy nice things, such as good art and music. You may also have a flair for working with your hands, such as gardening, woodworking, playing a musical instrument, or technical tinkering. Venus also makes you a natural lover, and you are compatible with other earth signs such as Virgo and Capricorn, and with water signs. In romance, a lot goes on under the surface. You are subtle and quiet about what you feel. You think a lot before making that commitment, and once you do you rarely fall. If you do fall, you fall hard--your stubbornness makes it difficult to say good-bye to a long worn-out relationship. Watch out also for the Scorpios, however, to whom you are often fatally attracted. They are your polar opposites, and many times these matches end in war.
A Taurean man is loyal and hard-working. He does not move by instinct or intuition, but rather thinks very deliberately about his actions. He is purposeful, rather than cautious. Once he trusts, he can overcome his jealousy and suspicion. His agricultural sign and affiliation with spring also can mean a deeper connection with nature and the natural world, such as camping and outdoor sports. Though he is often not the Valentino bringing his beloved flowers, he shows his feelings with practical concerns--fixing the car, balancing the checkbook, making sure the house is in working order. Show him a bearskin rug and a fireplace, however, and you've hooked his Venusian nature forever.
A Taurean woman is also very loyal and dedicated, with a flair for interior decorating, enjoying her tastes of art, color and décor. She enjoys beauty, whether applying her makeup skillfully or providing just the right candlelight dinner. Win her heart by bringing her flowers, or reading her poetry you've just written, or playing a song on the guitar. Never try to corner her--remember always she's a bull and can charge like the pamplos in Spain. She enjoys gardening and cooking; animals are important to her.
Taureans enjoy making money and spending it, typically on sensual things that meet their very refined sense of taste. Because Taurus rules the neck, throat, cervical vertebrae, and cerebellum, their necks are often thick and sturdy. They are aware and take in much through their five senses. Though they enjoy the sensual pleasures, they are not hedonistic. Taureans also enjoy the mystical and magical. They seek spiritual answers in nature--while camping, hiking, or some other outdoor activity.
They acquire and consolidate wealth by cultivating their available resources, but their true tasks are tending, caring, nurturing, and mating. However, if they go astray, and become isolated, they can be very jealous and have a critical desire to control others. Taureans are best when given sunlight, rain and earth, and left alone to do their thing--plant seeds and harvest a crop of cash and compassion.