TL;DR- Discover the Taurus dates, ruling planet, element, how those contribute to their personality, and their dark traits. Find out each of the zodiac sign’s compatibility with Taurus and learn how to get your Taurus Horoscope today.
What is a Taurus?
Tauruses are born from April 20 to May 20. They are the first of the Earth Signs, and this gives them the rawest of the Earth traits. Some people assume this means they are primitive, unrefined people, but it just means they are the ones with the most noticeable traits. They are comfort loving homebodies who focus on nurturing and dedicating their lives to the people who they love. You will never feel alone or unloved when a Taurus takes you into their hearts, but it might be difficult to get rid of one if you ever decide you want to break up with them. Learn all about Tauruses, the planet and element that rules them, their positive and darker traits, and all about their best love matches. Read till the end to find out how to get your Taurus Horoscope delivered right to your email.
What element is Taurus? Taurus is an Earth element, and the element of Earth instills in them the traits of steadfastness, loyalty, and the desire to carefully deliberate things before making a decision. Once that decision is made, Earth means Tauruses tend to stick with what they decided, and while some people say that makes them inflexible, Tauruses insist that it makes them dependable. The element of Earth makes Tauruses honest and outspoken and some people think they are too outspoken sometimes. Tauruses feel they are just communicating openly and to know the truth is better than being comfortable with lies. They won’t share your secrets if they love you, though. To learn more about how the signs keep secrets, see here: How Do the Signs Keep Secrets? (spiritualblossom.com)
What planet rules Taurus? The planet Venus rules Taurus and that’s what makes them so loving. It is also what makes them so good at making a cozy home and nurturing environment wherever they go. They surround themselves with things they find beautiful, and necessary to live a good life. If anybody can create a sense of comfort and wellbeing, it is a Taurus. It can also make them cling to materialism, however, and that’s not always a good thing. They will happily point out that the fact they are good at squirreling away things means the people they love can borrow things they need from them, and it’s better than being wasteful.
Female Taurus Traits
Do female Tauruses behave differently than male Tauruses? Sometimes, and that’s the feminine aspect of them influencing their sign. The feminine side brings in even more nurturing and more emotional sensitivity. So, you better not hurt a lady Tauruse’s feelings, or else you will be sorry. Tauruses prefer to resolve issues without emotional displays, but if they are hurt or feel pushed, they will live up to their symbol of “the bull” and charge at you with all the force they have got. They will also drop whatever they are doing and run to your side the minute they think you need them, no matter what.
Male Taurus Traits
Male Tauruses are just as loyal, and the classical masculine attributes of seeking success, being assertive, and showing their confidence will be more noticeable. It’s not that female Tauruses are not all of these things, it’s just that in males these traits can be stronger. A Taurus male will often seek leadership positions while a female may be more content to focus on her family. Male Tauruses will show their nurturing by being fiercely protective and will act as defenders and personal bodyguards when they feel it is necessary. They don’t like being subject to incompetent authority and will work to overturn what they feel are unfair decisions. They will also work to put themselves in positions of power so they can run things in ways they feel are best.
Taurus Bad Traits
It’s hard to believe Tauruses aren’t perfect. Their great qualities can turn dark if they let them, sometimes. Their loyalty can become codependency, and they can refuse to accept it if somebody they have a relationship with wants to break things off. If they get upset, they can have terrible temper outbursts, and then blame you for what they did, saying had you not made them so upset they would not have done it in the first place. They can have a difficult time admitting they are wrong, and even when it has been proven there is a better way of doing something, they might find it downright impossible to adapt.
They can overindulge to the point of making themselves unhealthy with what they want, and they can be lazy when they feel like it. They love luxury, and since one way they express love is to do things for people, they can spoil people and they don’t keep it a secret about who is their favorite. They also don’t mind letting people know if they dislike them, and sometimes, they don’t keep uncharitable opinions and comments to themselves. They can be impatient and demanding, and brag about how high their standards are. They can be overly strict with their children and controlling and jealous with lovers. They are aware that nobody is perfect, even if they won’t admit they aren’t and they try to make up for their imperfections with all the love and care they have to give.
Some people would say that Tauruses are most compatible with other Tauruses and fellow Earth Signs Capricorn and Virgo. Other people would say that Tauruses are most compatible with Water Signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Then there are people who say the Air Signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius clash with Taurus and that Tauruses don’t get along all that well with the Fire Signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. The truth is, some signs seem to naturally harmonize with Tauruses better, but any issues that arise can be worked through if both people in the relationship are willing to do it.
Aries and Taurus people can fight over who is the boss, but both signs share some traits and they can focus on this to work through any conflicts. Both signs are loyal to those who they love, and they work well when they collaborate democratically. Tauruses like to plan ahead, and Aries are more spontaneous, and to remedy this, all they have to do is work together to decide what things to do sometimes and to compromise and be spontaneous other times.
Two Tauruses can harmonize well, but they can battle for dominance too. Their stubbornness can make it difficult for them to compromise, and they can get pretty upset if somebody questions their opinion or decision. The way to work through this conflict is to split responsibility up evenly, so neither of them feels dominated and then be emotionally detached when discussing a disagreement. Remembering that the relationship is more important than getting your way helps.
The Gemini and Taurus friendship or romance can be surprisingly good. While Geminis tend to be more social than Tauruses want to be, Geminis can be terrible flirts, making their Taurus jealous. Geminis are going to have to keep the flirting at home with their Taurus if they want their Taurus to commit and the Taurus has to be open to more socializing to accommodate their Gemini or they will get bored and leave. If they can work through these issues, they can be together for life.
The Cancer Taurus pairing is one of the best ones in the zodiac. Cancers have delicate feelings, and Taurus’s highly protective nature will make their Cancer feel loved and watched over. Both signs focus on the people who they love, and they both appreciate loyalty. They both build trust slowly, and they both focus on securing a comfortable home and future. They both seek a partner who does all these things, and together, they can have perfect bliss.
Leos and Tauruses make great partners because of similarities, and they balance one another well because of their differences. Both signs make their significant others the center of their world and build their lives around them. They also both appreciate a partner who puts them first, and they won’t stay in relationships where they come second. Leos tend to live for the moment, and Tauruses plan ahead frugally. So, this can cause some problems if it is allowed to. To resolve this conflict, Leos can show their Tauruses lots of good times, and Tauruses will teach their Leos how to invest, save, and plan for the future.
Virgos just want to be in charge, and Tauruses let them know that nobody is the boss of them, but both signs are practical, loyal, and focused on long term relationships. So, they can make things work if they want to. They also appreciate a partner they can trust to handle things, and once they get to know each other, they know they have that kind of partner in each other. They are both master planners, hard workers, and they focus on goals, not letting anything deter them from being successful. This is a great match for both signs.
Some assume Libras can’t work things out with Tauruses because both signs are bossy, but these two make an unstoppable team who can be together forever. Libras communicate confidence and strength, and they take on too much sometimes. Tauruses give them the emotional support and encouragement they need, and Libras shower their Tauruses with love and appreciation. Both signs are ruled by Venus and their love for harmony, beauty, and living a comfortable life make them a great pair. For some surprise fun facts for Libras, see here: What is the Best Libra Flower? (spiritualblossom.com)
Scorpios are even more sensitive than Libras in some ways and they especially appreciate the compassion, nurturing, and support of Tauruses. Tauruses appreciate partners who are focused on the relationship and Scorpios are very dedicated lovers once they decide to commit. Both signs are very in touch with their sexual side, and they make passionate lovers with each other. They both value their privacy and love the comforts of home. This is a great combination. For some surprising things Scorpios can benefit from read here: What is the Best Scorpio Flower? (spiritualblossom.com)
This has the potential to be the worst match for both signs, but it doesn’t have to be. Sagittarians want complete freedom, and Tauruses feel abandoned if their Sagittarian leaves for extended solo adventures too often. Sagittarians can feel suffocated if they can’t go do whatever they want to without answering to somebody. There is no reason a Sagittarian can’t take their loving Taurus along with them on adventures. Taurus will certainly make the sex fun for their sexy Sagittarian, and these two can be one very happy couple.
Capricorns and Tauruses harmonize so well, people may get jealous of their great relationship. They both like to organize things well and plan for the future. They both like to discuss things logically and neither wants to take unnecessary risks. They both think things through, investigating all the options before making a decision, and then they stick with their decision once they make it. They are both loyal, predictable, trustworthy, and focused on goals. Some signs will find this all very boring, but they both respect and appreciate all of this and seek a partner who does these things. They can be the perfect couple.
Aquarians are inventive people who blaze new roads and create new worlds and it seems they are always reinventing these things. On the other hand, Tauruses create their own stable world and seek to keep it that way. What could be a major conflict when these people with seemingly opposite worldviews come together can be the ultimate partnership because they can bring out the best in each other. Tauruses can use their focus to help Aquarians succeed with their pioneering projects and Aquarians can provide new experiences to help enrich Tauruses lives. It can be the best relationship each sign ever had!
These two signs could not be more different from one another, and that is where the possibility for a perfect romance lies. Sensitive Pisces can feel crushed by harsh words their Taurus flings when they are upset. Then the Taurean desire to “always be right” and deny any wrongdoing will make their Pisces feel even more hurt. Pisces can teach Tauruses to use their words wisely, even when upset, and this great lesson can help Tauruses avoid conflicts. Tauruses can focus on being lovingly protective of their gentle hearted Pisces. Pisces are also very romantic and appreciate love letters, surprise flower bouquets, tickets to the opera or game, and any little gift to show devotion. Tauruses excel at doing this. This can be a great match.
Loyal, comfort loving Tauruses will come into your life and make it better with all their love and protectiveness. They will dry your tears after listening to your sorrows, and they will either suggest solutions, or go and handle whoever upset you to begin with. They live to be with the people who they love, and in their careers, they do take pride in their work, but they do it all for their family and the friends who are the family they choose. Some people say they are stubborn, but they say they work very hard to find what they feel is the best way to do things, so their stubbornness is worth putting up with. If a Taurus loves you, they will love you for life! Lucky you.
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