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Dark Side of Taurus: Insensitive, Lazy, Gluttonous, Boring

Sylvia Sky, M.A., is an experienced writer-astrologer and author of "Sun Sign Confidential: The Dark Side of all 12 Zodiac Signs."

Filmmaking genius and Oscar winner Orson Welles, a Taurus, became an obese alcoholic and shill for cheap wine.

Filmmaking genius and Oscar winner Orson Welles, a Taurus, became an obese alcoholic and shill for cheap wine.

"Selfish? Lazy? A Glutton? Moi?"

After work, Taurus comes home and grunts like a caveman, uses the bathroom, and flops in front of the TV. Or, Taurus returns from the mall loaded with jewelry, shoes, and handbags (they love fine leather; it's cowhide, and you know Taurus is the bull). She even bought some new toys for the cat. But sure as you're born, she brought nothing for you. Tell this negative Taurus that they are insensitive, and they will be shocked and say, "Insensitive to what?"

This was their life before you met and it will be their life until they die. A partner of a negative Taurus is not allowed to ask for anything, only allowed to pick up after Taurus or pick up the tab. Negative Taurus lives on autopilot, travels in a rut, and takes you for granted the moment you commit.

The rut they are in, and the demands they make, come from their anxiety about safety. Beneath the surface they seethe with fear. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld (April 29) starred in a show "about nothing" that really was all about fear. Negative Taureans fear the delicate or subtle, so they stick with basics: Mom and Dad. Food and shelter. Sex and money. Saved or damned. After a very romantic beginning, relationships are as simple as this: We do what Taurus wants. Like it or lump it.

Taurus Toxic Traits

Negative Taureans are the zodiac's championship pessimists and bores. They believe the world is going to hell in a handbasket, voting is useless, a positive attitude is foolish, and the best part of life is over. Intimate talk means cataloging for you their neck pains, sports injuries, bulges, scars, and hemorrhoids. They do this because they're perfectionists and know down to the millimeter how far they are from being physically ideal. For friends and mates they suggest breast enlargement, a penile implant, Lasik eye surgery, or diets (Taureans prefer diets high in beer, meat, and cheese and they can stay fat while the partner must be slim). Bettering themselves educationally or spiritually must have a material payoff. "Better" to them really means longer hours at the job or a harder workout. Like Sagittarians, Taureans have intense relationships with diets and sports.

Positive Taurus can have a stellar career, but negative Taurus usually settles for a steady income. TV watching or shopping (they like flea markets) represses their painful regret over their wasted ambitions. Frustrated Taureans often overeat or turn to drink like Orson Welles (May 6). They dwell on the good old days, preferring not to think about the future, except for their investments. True Taurean dolts invest in Beanie Babies or collect Franklin Mint limited editions or bottle caps or Barbies, and will show and describe each one in detail until you scream for mercy. I knew a Taurus who in youth hoped to become a veterinarian or a musician. (Many Taureans have true musical talent.) At 50 he was a collector of books of Truly Tasteless Jokes.

Anyone engaged for eight or 14 years is probably a Taurus. They usually marry only once. After negative Taureans buy a home, they don't want people in it because it is either too messy or too clean. Certain rooms, closets, or drawers will be off limits. Taurus has his own comfy chair but offers you a beanbag or a straight-backed chair from his dining set.

Lovemaking with a Taurus can be lengthy and sensual, and they are awesome booty calls, but they like the same things over and over and are alarmed or exasperated if a partner wants variety. They are masters of unfunny jokes or remarks. Some Taurus males talk almost exclusively in jokes and jibes. Bathroom humor is a specialty, and they talk about excretion and turds more than most. My closest Taurus friend jokingly calls everybody "Poopypants."

Taureans can spend (or waste) a lot of life trying to look hot, like Tori Spelling (May 16). They're ruled by the planet Venus, symbolized by a mirror, and some truly hot Taureans are known worldwide: Jessica Alba (April 28), Penelope Cruz (April 28), and George Clooney (May 6), for example. Aging Taurus men pump iron to exaggerate pecs and biceps and the women spend hours and a fortune on makeup, nails and hair. Great as he might look, a negative male Taurus taken to a party will sit down and not move or speak all evening. He simply has no social skills and nothing to say. Dates soon realize their Taurus cutie pie is a social embarrassment.

Have a negative Taurus boss? A huge percentage of world dictators are Taureans. They include Adolf Hitler (April 20), Saddam Hussein (April 28), Hirohito (April 29) and Pol Pot (May 19). Barging in, the Taurus boss gives orders and thunders, "It isn't a choice." Still, they are cowardly; on the big issues they will leave you dangling, and they let their own bosses overwork them.

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This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2012 Sylvia Sky


Allie1234 on June 16, 2020:

I may be a negative Taurus, but at least I have enough introspection to admit that the above article is completely accurate.

ETJ on December 03, 2019:

The negative Aquarian’s traits should include complete detachment from humans, secretive, devious cold, bitter, delusional, super cheap, they do NOT like to spend money, and restless .

I had a friend who wouldn’t spend a penny. She was aloof and clueless. Like helloooo!!! Your drink just cost money!! What do you think?? It’s free???

That was so gross.

Most ppl would say us Tauruses are EXTREMELY generous. I’ve PAID for vacations for friends for God’s sake!!

Sorry that is the truth

Sleepysilver on November 17, 2019:

Machiavelli is a Taurus,such a Taurus!!!

Taurus generally wishes steadily they become each day a better version of themselves. That slowly but steady approach.

I'm a taurus sun and mercury lady opposite pluto and i have a partner he is a taurus sun and taurus mars opposite pluto saturn and north node inna scorpio.

Both venus in Aries,his mercury is in aries. He can be brutally cold. Seriously i could be dying he would not get it cause he is so wrapped up in himself. When he is busy there is only him,ask him for time he will even start to "joke" that I need to pay him for his time. I know other guys would simply engage in a sweet talk and let the day be busy but make a plan for soon.

He stays cold and stubborn, i approached him lately more cause i was in the mood but it's

fading,taurus lives in these moments where it needs to be done or might be gone forever.


I love that we both have strong values,also the hectic lifestyle slows down together,we can really enjoy watching plants growing. But he loves to dominate me and that's not what i want. To be honest,i thought Taurus is brave and good at fixing,but all we do is plan,break,plan,break and i hate empty plans to my guts. I can count on a gemini rather the taurus i know. I feel they either wanna use me,or fix me.According to pullen I am highly Leo Aries and Sag dominant so this behavior is really super boring. I need to have those lose moments,uncalculated.

For example,he has a sportive background,i love sports,now he didn't even join me once.

So i start to believe,after observing this bs for a while,since he knew i give in he took me for granted,i also think he isn't sure to be with me or to commit,well the arguments get more heated cause i know he is on the edge to either walk away or give more into it and finally make something from it,otherwise we are better off as ex's.

And it hurts cause i never felt so much oneness with someone else even with our differences.

I love Sagittarius guy's,they are cheaters but at least they love to make you smile,aries guy's cause they are down for anything fun,can't do it with leo tho even they give me a warm feeling too but way too dominant for my taste. Virgo i adore too mmmm.

I showed this article to my Taurus partner,he didn't even read the whole thing but had a big opinion on it and astrology in general. So i read it for us. Wasn't Che a taurus too? Malcolm X? What i love about taurus they put a loooot of passion in what they love that's why we aren't for everyone.

I know myself to be a bad friend sometimes cause i just don't go to invitations that are about party and bs. Bring me to family celebrations,I'll be there,educational classes,I'll be there,social work,I'll be there fashion(not watching,creating) sport ... I'll be there. But dirty clubs with boring music,poor quality arrangements,than i rather have nothing. But i respect those who can enjoy life with all their facets and don't act like spoiled taurus does. Good luck with us

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on March 23, 2019:, a most reliable site, shows Hitler at 0 degrees Taurus.

Colin Carman on March 21, 2019:

I have always known Hitler to be an Aries. Which makes far more sense. Regardless, he is certainly right on the cusp, so to say he was a Taurus and that his behavior was therefore related to the Taurus energy; is inaccurate. Not to mention manipulative. Just like newscasts manipulate statistics and information to get their point across; you have taken a zodiac placement which is as in between two signs as you can get and labeled it as one of them. What is your sign? Aries? Lol

Hellfire11 on February 12, 2019:

This article is painfully inaccurate. These negativities are present in many people in this world regardless of what their zodiac sign . YES, I AM A TAURUS however I am far far far from the Taurus you depict in this Taurus loathing article. I work 2 jobs to support my family and when I'm not working, I'm donating my time and money helping those in need. I do not spend greedily for myself ~ I plan and budget carefully so I can help with all of my causes. I am an active member in my church and my community. I'm am very health conscious and physically active as well ~ unlike in the article that suggests that all Taureans are lazy gluttons. Although you claim you wrote this article to be funny ~ it screams complete disregard and disrespect for entire group of people. Misinformation based on uneducated self righteous opinions.THIS is what is wrong with the world today.

I am not writing this as a Taurus scorned ~ I am writing this as lover of all people regardless of sign, race, color, short comings.

It such a shame that such ugliness could come from an Aquarius ~ most who fall under this sign are known for their high intellect and all embracing humanitarian nature.

Another example of each persons individuality.

Chrisrod on December 24, 2018:

I have a Taurus friend that I feel is greedy...the family hired my bro to landscape their back yard and only paid 70.00...the b4 and after picture was a 180...Weeds knee high, junk....over 15 bags of composite trash ..Ppl like to get paid for their hard work just like you Tareans.

Candice NY from NYC on December 02, 2018:

My x is a Bull & were great freinds 5 years later. he cooked & cleaned was also super organized. Ambitious... I admire people who go for their goals. Brought me home presents regularly & I didn’t even have to ask. Sensitive... was the 1st to let me cry on his shoulder if I was upset.

Yeah I’m sure a few crappy Taurus’s are lurking somewhere. My experience i get along great with 1s I’ve come across.

arealbullsighn on November 16, 2018:

Hey every one I have the bull sign. I'm a tuarus and everything up top is a lie about us here's the truth. We only buy you things if we are finacily ready if we are not this is why we will not buy you anything.yes we are great lovers the best lovers out their we are not selfish we will share but only if we have enough.yes we like looking attractive and yes we do buy alot of shoes handbags and jewelry but only because we don't have enough when we have enough we are happy we hate being poor but if your poor we will still love you.a Taurus leader chooses his side dark side or the light kinda like Star Wars so not all Taurus are evil. And we are great in bed. Tuarus are not gluttons but all zodiac signs ha

christar on August 10, 2018:

Adolf Hitler and Queen Elizabeth II (coming out more as an evil dictator) are Taureans, too. It's funny, a lot of this fits the taureans I've known.

LoveComesInSpurts on March 02, 2018:

I wish Taureans would reveal more about themselves, too.

LoveComesInSpurts on March 02, 2018:

I love Scorpio and I love the sign Taurus, it's very compatible. However, this article is pretty mean. :/

We Scorpios are often targets of mean comments too. They always say we are manipulative and vengeful but we're not so evil, at least I'm not. :P

Bullady on February 01, 2018:

This is funny, and it’s also interesting how many people take this so personally! I’m a Taurus and I can definitely relate to SOME of this! I can be lazy, I’m completely socially awkward, and have a tendency to get stuck in a rut. However, I’m not completely blind to my shortcomings, and I do work on myself. I can work my ass off, I just need a lot of rest

Marine66 on September 06, 2017:


I've just read this article about us, and hell yeah I found it truthful but a bit of evil and hateful, soooo... I've read another one a bit less hateful, but well-balanced and more accurate, than this one. So if anyone interested in it, here you are:

amit on January 09, 2017:

Sir..i am a Taurus, but I am hyperlazy most times but can do a lot of there any stone or some way to make work hard a daily routine becoz for me work is worship but i am lazy

Jessica on January 06, 2017:


Thank you for your reply. I agree that this article doesn't apply to all Taurus people. As a matter of fact, as a virgo I tend to be quite compatible with Taurus. We usually get along great. My mother is a Taurus and my best friend. She is by far the most generous, hard working woman I know. And of course she has never been without a car or home. This guy was pretty much an anomaly as far as my experience with Taurus people.

If he had sent me something or got me a gift card I would have been more than happy. Its the thought that counts. I would have really been happy with anything, its the fact that he got me NOTHING that sticks in my throat. And the fact that he has no car and no apartment definitely played a factor in how I reacted. I guess I did feel used, and that made me angry. I haven't dated a man without a car since college. I felt like I'm doing all of this for this man and he can't even show a little appreciation by giving me a small gift on Christmas? When we argued he looked at me like a deer in headlights, like he had absolutely no comprehension of why I was so upset. I honestly don't think he ever thought to himself "wow I'm really lucky to be with a woman with a car and her own house. I should treat her well." He has to actually be the dumbest guy in the world. You're right, its best I got rid of him although I wasn't expecting us to break up or for me to be starting the new year single. Everything happens for a reason and I'm going to keep moving forward :)

Rhonda Wentz from USA on January 06, 2017:


I'm a female Taurus with a good job, car and a place of my own. I don't like to shop for myself or anyone else, because I hate going out to stores. I am more likely to order something and have it shipped or buy a gift card. I'm just not very materialistic. While I find this article and thread amusing, I don't think it applies to every Taurus and could apply to other signs too. It just sounds to me like you did indeed get caught up with a loser. I don't think his sign is relevant. There are quite a few men out there like that these days. I'm surprised he didn't try to take the relatinship to the next level and ask to live together. You were smart to dump him for several reasons, but the gift is the least of it.

It is possible that he could not afford a gift. But, a card and small bouquet of flowers would have been nice. At the very least, he could have apologized and explained why he brought no gift or did something nice, like offer to cook the holiday meal and clean up afterward. How nice of you to provide him with a place to go for the holidays. He should have shown appreciation in some way. No, I wouldn't break up due to a lack of a gift. But, being used is a good reason to get rid of a man, for sure.

Jessica on January 06, 2017:

So... I came across this page because I was dating this Taurus for a couple months. I just broke up with him because on Christmas he came to my home to spend Christmas weekend with me and didn't bring me a gift. Our first Christmas together and nothing. I also have 2 dogs and he bought them nothing as well. This man told me he loved me and called me and my dogs his "family" but he couldn't buy me a $20 gift?! I'm so hurt. This man is 34 years old he's not some stupid 21 year old. Its not even about the gift its the thought behind it. And the fact that I can't shake the fact that he thought so little of me that he couldn't get me something, anything for our first Christmas together. Not to mention this guy has no car, so I drive everywhere on dates. And he rents a room, so we always have to hang out at my place. My thought is if I were him I'd have gone out of my way to show some kind of appreciation for me being understanding and patient with his financial situation. I know many women who won't date a guy without a car. Ever heard the song "No Scrubs". I just don't know. I just keep asking how any guy could be so stupid and lame as to not bring their GF a gift when visiting them for Christmas weekend. I mean am I overreacting? I just can't shake the feeling that this guy is a loser. And the article is right. It seems like as soon as he thought he had me locked in he got lazy and unappreciative. Riding around in a car and being able to sleep over and chill in a house is a big upgrade for him and I can't get a $20 gift?!? I'm a virgo btw.

Ali on December 25, 2016:

This article is shockingly accurate.

Aqua9102 on December 08, 2016:

The moment I read the punchlines, I could make out the writer HAD to be aquagirl, been with a negative taurus for 3 years now. Everything above was on point, and we fight everyday about this. But like you meantioned for aquarius darkside, we abnegate in fear of loosing a loved one. This made my day.

MyTaureality on December 03, 2016:

I am a little taken aback by the biting commentary aimed at the author of this piece.

The article is called "Negative Taurus", meaning the author intended to write, albeit hilariously, a piece that highlighted the worst possible traits of a Taurus in the form of a composite character. Responses such as "well I'm a Taurus and I don't ...blah blah blah" are stupid, self-aggrandizing and quite frankly, odd, demonstrating a serious lack of depth, (mental) laziness, insensitivity (toward the author) and selfishness thereby proving. Sorry, but my Taurean sensibilities also make me blunt as hell.

The characterization ever-so-brilliantly put together is that of an UNEVOLVED Taurus with ALL the typically worst Taurean traits at once. Most Taurus' have amazing qualities but being human, we will have at least a couple of the negative traits mentioned in the article in common. Obviously if you're butt-hurt about the piece, you are most likely blissfully unaware of how you come across to others as Taurus' doesn't tend to give 2 shits what others think or how we appear as long as we're left to chill in our corner unmolested.

And though I don't necessarily appreciate the inclusion of Farrakhan, the omission of Hitler doesn't necessarily deserve a retort. The author was SPOT ON. Perhaps my moons, houses, Venus, Rising being non-Taurus allow me to have the ability to laugh at how I may react on a bad day though not necessarily displaying ALL the above-listed characteristics at once.

Re-frigging-lax!! There are 7 billion people on the planet and they cannot be lumped into 12 sub-sets of people. If you want something that tells your personal story, get your full chart done!! Your Sun sign is only how you interact with the world which is your personality or in-your-face energy. There is so much more to it than that. I tell you, the commenters here have truly disappointed me in their inability to understand an "exemplum"...I thought we were supposed to be a rather intelligent sign.

#LetDown #Doltish

Micchon on October 02, 2016:

You keep saying your post is supposed to be 'entertaining,' but you sound like you have deep hate towards Taureans. Maybe you should change the way you write so people would take it as 'entertainment,' not a passive-aggressive article about Taurus people.

Samuel on October 02, 2016:

WOW! i'm a taurean and this scares me a little bit, i'm 21 and I fear ending up like this, I know I have no social skill but I can listen to my friend for hours, i'm known to be a gr8 listener. I've been very selfish in the past and I learned to give and I truly want my lover to be happy, thank you very mutch for this article, knowing what I could become if I keep being negative really push me toward being positive. Thank you keep up the good work, thank you. Sorry for my bad english

A bull!!! on September 08, 2016:

Hahaha this is very funny, i am on the positive side of Taurus but the truth is if you are not worth for a Taurus he won't give you anything, his stubborness will make him hard to leave so he will make you leave him. Taurus doesn't like chains is a more of a free spirited sign, when you pull ,he pushes. We are very good but if you are not then that means trouble, when we can't cope with things we will wait for them to be done. Taurus males are very alluring if you are pacient he can be a super male. If he feel betrayed just a little bit his rage will struck you, but is not his fault? Is it. When something is bad they will stand there holding until you go back to were you belong, males can cook, clean and be your slave if he thinks you deserve that. And it's a very hardworking sign, the materialistic part is actually not about money is about when something belongs to them is just for them, they can value even worthless things, for them even a bottle can be priceless. The sime the better, more in to saving than other thing, they don't have gluttony they just like taste and good quality food. If they like something they could eat the same thing over and over just for the flavor. Homemade foods are Taurus favorite, a sad Taurus is very sensitive, we take everything to heart. Sexual desires are more his weak spot than gluttony, Taurus find hard to share his feelings so is very locked on themselves but if they fall for you that means you are ours. Not all Taurus are alcoholism the ones that do are dragging a major inner pain.

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on August 13, 2016:

My view is that trying to change people is never a good idea because people (of all signs) change their bad habits only if they want to.

TMarg0571 on August 11, 2016:

My God, lady, you are seriously hilarious. Two of your three of your Taurus notable you mentioned is a freaking MURDERER. So I'm curious, why didn't you mention Hitler. He was a Taurus; of course he was a self-loathing repressed homosexual and narcissistic meth-head Taurus. Sounds like you had a psychotic Taurus in your life who shat upon it generously...Oops, showing my horns again...bathroom humor! Yes, I am a Taurus, how'd you guess. So unfair and utterly ridiculous. I can take plenty of criticism. And there are plenty of legitimate ones, such as laziness and a tendency to take for granted. But, good grief, you told one of your readers that had a question for you above (Aries woman in love with Taurus male) that the Taurus's drinking problem and taking his partner for granted cannot be reversed by ANY of the person's best efforts. I'm sorry...AA???? How 'bout trial separation to see how he likes it? How about actual therapy for God's sake. Lady, I think you are a paranoid and crazy as hell. What is YOUR sign.

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on August 07, 2016:

Crystal, this article was solely about Taureans' negative traits. They have positive traits, just like every other sign. Taureans' positive traits include sexy, classy, determined, and musical.

Crystal on August 06, 2016:

So people born under taurus are scum? You basically described everyones worse human.

Seem's like no one will ever love me!

Gonna go Ryan Ross this Sh*t!

It's not like this is just a bunch of bs generalizing millions of people on the day they were born, too which they have no power.



Jean on June 25, 2016:

I personally thought this article was actually funny and in some ways spot on. I'm a Taurus with Gemini moon & Taurus rising, and I do got to say that I can relate. For being an earth sign I think we can be a little sensitive, or maybe that's just a few of us depending the on our Venus and Mars signs which mine are in Cancer. Sensitive enough should I say? Yes, but in different ways. My Gemini moon sure balances me out not to be, which causes a headache. As you can tell most of the taureans here took this article by heart haha. They also have to realized that we all are born with a unique birth chart..and need to understand that that's how others see us because of our sun sign. They don't understand that our sun sign is what represents us in the outer than the inside of us. I can be a total Taurus from the outside but from the inside i have feelings of A Gemini. Maybe because of my moon in Gemini I found this article quite interesting and took it as a positive instead of a negative. I'm mostly to be honest because of my mercury in Aries, in that note I can take a joke because I can to be brutally honest myself. Taurus is like a toddler...we are like feed me, buy me things and talk about themselves most of the time...can you tell? Sounds like a Leo? Not fully like one though. ohh and God forbid you make a Taurus angry, it's like a child throwing a tantrum once fed up there is no going back. I have a Taurus boss and it amazes me how people are afraid of her but have respect for her at the same time...because they do get to see her soft side. We are all about looks, at least I am...I like to feel and look good. There is no problem there. Anywho we are After all we are toddlers of the zodiac signs, what can we say

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on February 20, 2016:

I did. Now he's a Libra: 24 September 1902.

Bag on February 20, 2016:

Khomeini was born in September according to every encyclopedia out there. Please correct this article!

Sheryl on November 29, 2015:

Absolutely brilliant!! Of all the star sign traits, this by far is the most accurate.. Scarily in fact!! Thank you .. Dated a Taurus guy and he was a negative Taurus.. Everytime he walked in the door he moaned about his neck, wrists, teeth falling out, bad back.. He was like an old man in a young mans body!! He had no life time goals lol honestly 33 years old, lived at home with his mum, no car, no phone, no bills and hardly ever went to work, constantly called in sick and went on a 3 day bender with no contact!! Absolute joke of a man (boy) positive side......err very loving, and if you like that sort of thing, he would spend every minute with you, slouched on the sofa, listening to reggae 24/7.. Obsessed with reggae to the point of creepiness. i really have been put off by Taurus men after this mess of a boy!! Boring, can't take a joke and point blank dumb as fook! Couldn't change the channel on a tv!! But anyway I hope a nice positive Taurus is nothing like him, otherwise I'm never dating one again lol

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on September 29, 2015:

shb, there is a great deal of information of the type you want available on the Internet if you google "Taurus female" or "Taurus female Cancer male."

shb on September 29, 2015:

@ Sylvia Sky.i am in love with a taurian girl.what are the basic traits they like in men.And what is the way to her heart ?.I am cancer male.i am not too much emotional.

would you please tell me something about that ?.

shb on September 27, 2015:

So much spot on....hahaha..your a genious sylvia..courtesy to the Aquarios-scorpio combination.A GOD giving insight.

Also their another notorios negative trait is not to bear criticism untill it'd be cleverly done and lacking a tendency to amend their attitudes.

And,they have their own definations and rules usualy contrary to those society hold in general.

They are sweet as long as you don't show them the mirror.they take it the as red cloth and then.....BULLING.

By the way,Taurus women are beautiful.

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on August 12, 2015:

If this man takes you for granted and has developed a drinking problem, neither condition can be reversed by any of your best efforts. I suggest leaving him, telling him briefly and lovingly why you must leave and how you deserve better, ignoring any pleas and outbursts, and communicating no more. I know it hurts badly to leave a relationship you have invested so much in, but if your life together is painful to you and he doesn't care and is unappreciative and contributing nothing to the furthering of the relationship, it is selling yourself short to settle for that. There is someone else out there who can balance you. Taurus might be glad to be left alone so he can continue his self-destructive ways.

Not afraid of the dark on July 25, 2015:

I am currently with a tarus man and I am an Aries. This is so on point. We were best friends for 11 years before we became intimate and a couple. Once I committed hes been taking me for granted and on top of that he had a drinking problem. I feel helpless because we're so opposite,but if he was a positive Taurus we would balance each other .What I lack he has and vice versa. What would you suggest Sylvia?

Ilsa on March 19, 2015:

I love your articles, maybe its that wicked aquarius sense of humor that doesn't always translate to everyone. I am an aquarius with an aries moon (like Christian bale in american psycho, yay) and a Taurus Mars and can find some of my worst traits in all of their dark descriptions. Keep it up! Looking forward to a dark version of Leo and Capricorn. :) much love and appreciation/ L

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on February 19, 2015:

I'm an Aquarius and yes, I wrote an Aquarius dark side article. I'm a Scorpio rising and Scorpio moon and yes, there's a Scorpio dark side article.

ASH425 on February 17, 2015:

May I ask what sign you are Sylvia? I happen to be an Aries/Taurus cusp. While some of this is true it definitely is a humorous exaggeration on one invididuals perspective. I can be stubborn and lazy yes. I am a very spiritual and intuitive person however. I try to love everyone and everything and am not necessarily a pessimist. More so a realist. I may be very calm and laid back but I don't think that's a synonym for boring. Also I always see Tautus being related with overeating. However I know kany Tauruses to be fit and or thin. I think the gluttony aspect of this sign more so is a metaphor for consumption of not just food. But anything that satisfies. "Feels good." I prefer the term over indulgent to gluttonous. Lol... Anyway all in all nice job. Still am curious what your sign is and if you'll write a similar article about the dark sides of it.

Paul on January 24, 2015:

Hahaha dude anybody that gets on here cryin about this sign that sign boo freakin hoo dude. If u got ur tinder feelings hurt by a Taurus don't bash all taurus's cause u can't handle being an adult, deal w it. Zodiac signs r ridiculous anyway maybe 1/16 of this crap is true n could be said about anybody w any sign. Crybaby

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on January 04, 2015:

I "chose not to mention Adolf Hitler" because I "am his kind of people or a hater of Muslims or" I "am an Islam basher"? I think you need therapy and a semester-long course in logic and reasoning.

Makeba on January 02, 2015:

You Mentioned Louis Farrakhan, who is a light and a tourch for all of humanity but you failed to mention Adolf Hitler. Compare their lifes work and you will see that they are opposite. Maybe you chose not to mention Adolf Hitler because you are his kind of people or a hater of Muslims or you are an Islam basher.

Rhonda Wentz from USA on December 28, 2014:

Ouch. I was born on May 8. I do have to fight the urge to fall into a slump at times..... But, I try to be positive and open to change for the most part. Well, I guess it is a good lesson on how not to be a bad Taurus. I have found my stubbornness to be useful in some ways.

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on November 29, 2014:

Kate, I hope the article entertains you more than hurts you. Each sign has its dark side.

Kate on November 27, 2014:

Hurtful but true.

Mahogany on November 15, 2014:

Describes my Taurus boyfriend 95%. Of course there are positives, but.....oh well

Blah blah on October 04, 2014:

Some things were accurate, some things were inaccurate.

matt on October 24, 2013:

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was born September 22nd 1902, not in May.

Zia on June 25, 2012:

What a SENSE of HUMOR you got up there.

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on June 24, 2012:

I should mention also that negative Taureans lack a sense of humor.

i agree with first commentor on June 06, 2012:

you're right, sylvia, we've all been in those bad traits.

when i said even the most loved has an enemy, like Jesus Christ even has enemies. I know it's only a religious following but even the most loved like mother theresa most likely had enemies.

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on June 05, 2012:

I am sorry if you are seriously hurt by what is intended to be an entertaining list of a sign's "worst traits". Most readers understand that. No matter what sign, we have all been on occasion insensitive, gluttonous, boring, and lazy; most people understand that also. I don't agree that all people have enemies. But all people can make enemies.

i agree with first commentor on June 05, 2012:

you don't realize how much hurt people get when you post these. maybe we are the sensitive ones and need to be tougher. but it's making fun of specific people's traits just because they were born under a certain sun sign. no one is perfect. no one. we all know this.

the truth of the matter is, everyone who comes into this world has an enemy. even the most loved has an enemy.

PWalker281 on May 21, 2012:

Oh no, I share a birthday with Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini?!? But then, the new age singer, Enya, was born on May 17, too, so I think I'll identify with her :-).

I found the hub humorous, but also recognized some of the negative traits in myself (no, I'm not telling!), perhaps not to the degree they are described here, but recognize them? I did!

Voted up, funny, and interesting.

Anastasia Kingsley from Croatia, Europe on May 14, 2012:

I liked it too, and found it accurate! Thanks for a refreshing perspective!

Beth Perry from Tennesee on April 25, 2012:

All signs have their negative and positive types so I would certainly not ask anyone to take a piece down about my sign if it was written with such humorous style as this one. And while almost every Taurus person I know happens to be very positive, I enjoyed reading this!

John Sarkis from Winter Haven, FL on April 25, 2012:

I recently wrote a hub about astrology...will probably never write another one again, because, I don't know enough about the subject. All said, I made reference to Taurus as being very hardworking and no nonesense; I also make references to Virgo and Capricorn, the other two Earth signs.

Interesting hub - voted as such


Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on April 25, 2012:

This hub is about negative Taurean traits. It will not describe you unless you have enemies!

Shawn May Scott on April 25, 2012:

This Hub is hurtful to people born under this sign. You should take it down. What makes you think you can be like this?