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Taurus Sign Dates, Characteristics & Personality Traits

Zodiac Taurus

Taurus Facts


Element: Earth

Polarity: Negative

Quality: Fixed

Ruling Planet: Venus

Rulling Houses: Second

Spirit Color: Pink

Lucky Gem: Emerald

Flower: Rose, Poppy, & Foxglove

Top Love Matches: Cancer & Virgo

Taurus Sign Dates - April 20 to May 20

The second sign of the zodiac, Taurus rules the house of value. The second house represents your worldly possessions, earnings, and rewards.

Drawn by ambition, Taureans are smart, trustworthy, honest, and hard-working. They are straight-forward and blunt, and will never change their opinions to please someone. Their ideologies will only shift if they have a change of heart. They are sensual creatures, always looking for a partner that can match their intellect. Paying strict attention to details, they always want everything in their life to be perfect.

Taurus Traits & Overview

Taurus zodiac sign adores comfort and craves being surrounded by like-minded people. When it comes to love, they are all about honesty, that’s why the beginning of the journey may feel like a business relationship. But that’s only because they want to know whether the other person is perfect for them, right from the start.

They face a hard time accepting situations that are not in their favor. Learning to be flexible and respecting authorities can be an advantage to Taureans.

Taurus Symbolism & Myth

The constellation of Taurus is a group of stars named Hyades situated in the northern sky. Taurus has been associated with the boom of agriculture and marked as the time of the year to plant crops.

In Latin, Taurus means Bull. The most famous myth concerning this sign is in Greek mythology, where Zeus transformed into a magnificent white bull to seduce Phoenician princess, Europa. After getting her attention, the sky god took her to the island of Crete and revealed himself, following which they birthed three sons. The most famous being, the king of Crete, Minos.

Taurus Element, Mode, & Season


Element - Earth; Mode - Fixed; Season - Mid-Spring

With the rising Taurus Sun comes the showers of April, and the flowers of May.


The Taurus season begins on April 20th with those blissful first warm days of spring. The commencement of this beautiful season gives us a chance to get comfortable, stabilize, and recharge ourselves.

This is the time when trees begin to bud, days become longer, and the night shorter.

The bull is a sign of sheer tenacity, hard work, but also the rewards of it -- pleasure, luxuriousness, in the sunny fields.

Fixed Mode

Being associated with the most fixed season of the year, Taurus becomes the first fixed sign of the zodiac. Taurus builds a solid life with real elements. They move slowly, deliberately, and want to create bonds that last long.

Earth Element

Earth is the element of Taurus. The heaviest element and the densest form of matter. Being the first earth sign, Taureans are wise, stable, sensual, and grounded. They are logical, rational, and make trustworthy business professionals.

Like the earth, they are nurturing and work in order to bring harmony. But the typical Taurus characteristics make them slow and lazy.

Taurus Planetary Rulership


The ruling planet for Taurus is Venus. The planet is named after the Roman Goddess of Love and Beauty and affects Taureans in the most beautiful ways.

Domicile of Venus

Taurus is the home of Venus, which allows Taureans to harness the true powers of our mother earth. The planet of love and attraction makes people born under this sign extremely flirtatious, attentive, and passionate lovers. They aren’t easily attracted by anything or anyone. They want their perfect match to work hard to get them.

Some of the Taurus personality traits - ambitious, reliable, understanding, and stable.

Detriment of Mars

Mars in Taurus is said to be in detriment. But the planet actually lends stability and patience to the sign. People born with such a sign placement have endurance, strength, power, and courage.

These natives don’t have any disadvantages as such, but a different way of channeling their anger as opposed to that in the sign ruled by Mars.

Taurus House Rulership

house rulership

The house ruler is the planet ruling the sign located at the cusp of the respective house in the horoscope.

The Second House

Taurus is associated with the second house in the birth chart. This house depicts material possessions, personal finances, and wealth. People born with it have the ability to recognize the value of important things in life -- be it relationships, experiences, or money.

They have an exceptional talent for earning money and can succeed in all phases of life until confronted by people with strong opinions. When they surrender to guilt, it becomes extremely tough for them to recover from taking too much responsibility.

The Fifth House

Venus, the ruling planet of Taurus finds its comfort in the fifth house. The fifth house is all about pleasure. It points to joyous activities, creativity, and entertainment. This house also invites good luck and charm.

Since Venus is said to find “joy” in the fifth house, it expresses its rather helpful and artistic attributes. The natives have a knack for singing, dancing, painting, and want to leave an impression in the world.

Taurus Characteristics

Taureans are practical, determined, ambitious, and materialistic. The bull is also famous for its stubbornness, and inability to accept changing situations. Well-grounded and hardworking, they love harvesting the fruits of labor. They possess a strong and strict attitude and like to make statements to the point.

They are stable, conservative, and excellent friends. Those who fall in love with Taureans are considered extremely lucky and loved. These creative creatures find themselves always surrounded by love and beauty.

Anchored by the earth, they are generous, enthusiastic, and stoic. There is no challenge that will beat them as they are extremely calm and resilient, even in the toughest situations.


Taureans aren’t afraid of the hard work if that brings them closer to their destination. Being resistant to changing situations, they barely change their minds. Sometimes, they face difficulties forming relationships, but when they do, they are fully devoted.

Being a fixed sign, Taurus present themselves as loyal and true keepers. They are fun and alive like the Spring season. They don’t have an attitude, but not everyone can handle Taurus personality traits. This attribute mostly works in their favor, because they attract attention wherever they go.


Resourceful and productive, when a Taurus sets a goal, they complete it despite changing circumstances, regardless of the fact that they hate change. They are peaceful and governed by logic, which means gossip doesn’t stand a chance to lower their high morale and self-confidence. They weigh their words carefully before striking a conversation.

They are extremely patient when learning a new skill, which may be the reason why they are slow learners. But once they acquire that skill, they won’t forget it in a lifetime. Being the creative natives that they are, they love collecting unique, antique things. They are generous and love gifting items that hold high sentimental value for them.


Yes, they are patient and hardworking, but they are also extremely lazy. Being driven by their own internal compass, Bulls may find it difficult pleasing everyone at work. They are stubborn, possessive, and uncompromising, which makes them extremely vulnerable in the event of changing situations.

They don’t forget things so easily, and therefore, face difficulties mending broken relationships. Being picky and materialistic creatures that they are, sometimes, they treat people as trophies and prioritize them over other things.

Taurus Compatibility


Taureans need stability and security in a relationship, and therefore, are the most compatible with water and earth signs, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces, and Scorpio. They are least compatible with Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries, and Aquarius.

Taurus Health

Taureans are born with strong stamina and natural resilience, but since the bull doesn’t like to move around much, Taureans may be prone to weight gain, which may further give rise to diseases like diabetes and thyroid.

Those born to this sign must keep their bodies warm to improve blood circulation, digestion, and overall functioning of the body. They are big-time foodies, and therefore must incorporate some form of exercise into their daily routine.

Esoteric Taurus

The Three Decans of Taurus

According to traditional astrology, each zodiac sign forms a 30-degree piece of the 360-degree band of constellations. The thirty degrees of each sign are further divided into three decans of ten degrees each. Each decan contains a slot of 10 days, and every decan is governed by different planets and different characteristics are attached to it.

First Decan of Taurus: Mercury

Born from April 21 to April 30 (Degrees 30 through 39)

Mercury is the ruler of the first decan of Taurus, which makes the people born in this range passionate, attractive, and creative. They are pleasure-seeking individuals who are governed by strong will and determination. Due to the presence of Mercury, natives born in this range may easily feel overwhelmed and nervous.

Second Decan of Taurus: Moon

Born from April 31 to May 11 (Degrees 40 through 49)

Moon is the ruler of the second decan of Taurus, which makes the people born in this range emotional, artistic, sentimental, and down to earth. This amalgamation of Venus and moon is the reason why natives born in this range are lucky and extremely giving.

Third Decan of Taurus: Saturn

Born from May 12 to May 21 (Degrees 50 through 59)

Saturn is the ruler of the third decan of Taurus, which makes the people born in this range stubborn, rigid, and resistant to change. This placement of Saturn amplifies the qualities of Bull in the Taureans, serving to their advantage as well as disadvantage. These natives are typically stern, and disciplined, making them ideal leaders in corporate spaces.

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