Tauruses tend to be stable, reliable, easy going friends and lovers who value trustworthiness and reliability in others. They enjoy sharing the simple pleasures of life—good food and drink in comfortable settings or out in nature. Preferred social activities often include walking or hiking, picnics, dinner parties, cozy nights at home watching movies, arts and crafts, or household projects. Ideal companions and lovers for Taurus are dependable, laid back nature lovers.
Stable and Reliable
The typical Taurus is loyal to friends and lovers and demands the same. Tauruses have a tendency to be jealous, particularly if their partners are flirtatious. On the positive side, they offer stability, reliability, and practical help to friends and lovers.
With their tendency to be straightforward and genuine, Tauruses are less likely to provide nasty surprises than those of other signs. They tend to follow through with what they say they’ll do, and they find unreliability or inconsistency in others particularly aggravating.
Easy-Going (up to a Point)
Tauruses are pleasant companions because they have placid, tolerant, easy going natures, but it’s important for their friends and lovers not to cross certain lines. Once they’re pushed past a certain point, they blow up, and these expressions of rage can be frightening.
Despite the tendency to rage when severely provoked, Tauruses are usually easy to please and tend to be calm and reasonable. However, friends and lovers should be aware that Tauruses are stubborn and inclined to hold grudges, and it is very difficult to change the mind of a Taurus person.
Comforting and Cozy
Taurus people like to make sure that everyone around them is comfortable. Their homes tend to be soothing oases filled with attractive objects and cozy furniture.
The typical Taurus takes care of the practical needs of others, offering good food, drink, and relaxing entertainments. Friends and lovers will find the Taurean patience and calm demeanor soothing after a hectic day at work or spending time with more demanding people.
The Atypical Taurus
The sun sign isn’t the only element that influences personality. Aspects and planetary placements, particularly the moon sign and rising sign, are also important. For example, a Taurus with Sagittarius rising will likely be more interested in getting out to socialize or travel than in spending relaxing evenings at home, and with Gemini rising, a Taurus will be less predictable and less likely to stick to routines. Cancer rising enhances the domestic side of Taurus, whereas Aquarius rising will make a Taurus more eccentric and original but less reliable.
There are many websites that offer free chart calculation to determine other planetary placements and aspects. Learning these other planetary placements is recommended, as it provides a more comprehensive personality profile.
For more on Taurus, see the Taurus Personality Profile. To see personality and marriage profiles for all the sun signs, visit the main Astrology page. To get an astrology chart, see the Astrology Charts page.
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