Jean teaches astrology, tarot & metaphysics. She is an author, ordained nondenominational minister, & member of the NJ Metaphysical Ctr.
Huge Nature Lovers
Lovers of Earth, Taurus Sun sign people enjoy hiking, camping, birding, and both strenuous and relaxing outdoor activities. They appreciate all things of beauty, art, and music, but especially nature. Taurus people are the ones beginning community gardens in your town and puttering around in their own gardens as well. Many travel to National Parks (e.g., Yellowstone in Wyoming or Acadia National Park in Maine) to take in the marvelous natural sites.
They are the environmental activists in your community, and will fight to preserve any buildings or land of historic value. Taurus rules the throat and neck, and they have gentle hands which have a healing touch. Naturally quiet, Taurus Sun sign people do not speak unless they have something that really needs to be said. So be sure to listen. They listen to everyone else, and often make the most sensible suggestions after all the others have spoken their piece. They do not like to hear others argue, and try to keep all their relationships on peaceable terms. So if you have a Bull in the house, open up a bottle of wine, put on some nice music, put on the fireplace, and take it from there . . . They will not get angry unless they are really pushed too far. Taurus people are usually a calming influence on the people around them, the dependable “rock” that everyone leans on.
Stable and Cautious
Taurus is a fixed Earth Sign, symbolized by the Bull and ruled by the planet Venus. Taurus Birthdays fall on or around April 21st-May 21st, but each year varies slightly, so be sure to consult a book called an Ephemeris to be sure. Your Sun sign is never “on a cusp” as many people have been led to believe, it is always in one sign only. There are cusps, but they separate the houses of the zodiac, and have nothing to do with your Sun sign or birthdays. Taurus Sun sign people are calm and pleasant to be around, because they have harmonious Venus as their ruler. This gives them a kind and gentle demeanor. You feel safe when surrounded by the arms of a Tarurean, and their lusty love nature sneaks up on you in a surprising, but wonderful way! They are stable and cautious, which helps draw people to them, and are great at mediating disputes of any kind. But do not forget their symbol is the Bull, and although Taurus Sun sign people do not get angry all that much, beware the times they do! Do you know what a bull looks like when he is charging at that red flag? You get the picture. This is a place you do not want to go without a lot of forethought.
Hard Work Builds a Stable Life
Taurus Sun sign people like to live in comfort, but do not have a need to own many material things, just the special ones that make them feel happy. Beware, this could include a pair of shoes that belonged in the garbage twenty years ago, or a stuffed animal from childhood. They will not live without what they feel is essential for the comfort level that they crave. Taurus Sun sign people enjoy eating good food at nice restaurants or are good cooks themselves, or both. They enjoy listening to their favorite music, and may be really good singers themselves.
Their homes are beautifully, yet comfortably decorated, so they have a nice, lived in feel. Taurus Sun sign people have green thumbs and most likely have a beautiful garden, greenhouse, or many well-tended houseplants. They are very hard workers, and normally are financially secure from young ages. Security is very important to them, both financially and emotionally. If they do not own a company, they are well placed in the one where they work. It is rare to find a Taurus Sun sign that does not pay bills on time or own property, and have a nice home on a lovely piece of land. They always have some cash put away for that proverbial rainy day.
Takes Relationships Seriously
Taurus Sun sign people do not engage in frivolous relationships, but like to take their time to get to know somebody well. When they decide to take the plunge into a serious relationship, they are in it for the long haul. They are very devoted to their lovers and children, and will change plans immediately if either needs them for anything important. This is saying a lot for a person who enjoys structure and is not one to just call in sick for a mental health day from work. Taurus Sun sign people are so very devoted to the ones they care about. Patient to a fault, Taurus is among the most persistent signs in the zodiac. They do not like change. Try to suggest that they get rid of that ratty shirt they have been wearing for twenty years, and you will face the wrath of the Bull! Do not forget, the opposite of persistence is stubbornness.
The key phrase for Taurus Sun sign people is “I have.” Their possessions are very important to them, as we have established. Do not forget it. I was once married to a Taurus man for 34 years before he passed; and he still had his bronzed first pair of baby shoes his Mom saved! I recommend buying Hefty bags in bulk and filling them when your beloved Taurean is out!
They need to have emotional and financial security, but are stable people who are willing to give that back to the people they love. Taurus Sun sign people make loyal friends and will take on their problems if they can think of a concrete way to help. They are a bit jealous and possessive in love relationships, so you may want to watch out for that, though they are gentle and will not cause any scenes. They may pout and are not beyond trying to make you feel guilty for not paying attention to them. Taurus people are big on analysis, have will power and normally achieve their goals. They like to do things their own way and it is best not to interfere, just trust them to make the most sensible choices. Relax, you are in very capable hands.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
Questions & Answers
Question: I am a Taurus married to an Aquarius. His birthday January 23rd. We are very very connected in an inexplicable way. However, he's the way that he is and I absolutely cannot bend to his way. I am looking to divorce after 15 years. Is it just the stubbornness as I am a Taurus through and through?
Answer: The stubbornness can have a lot to do with it. Aquarius is a fixed sign like Taurus though. And all of the 10 planets are in a zodiac sign in your chart. The Sun, Moon, Ascendant, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. So I don't think Sun signs alone carry enough weight to be the cause of divorce for a couple who has been married for 15 yrs.
Now, you could both have several planets in Taurus and Aquarius. This can work in a stubborn way, but also in a persistent one if you both really wanted to work on the marriage. I would have to cast a whole chart to see what's really going on, and I don't do that for free. Taurus and Aquarius are what is called a square aspect in astrology. You both think you are always right. Taurus is more reluctant to change than Aquarius is. Aquarius actually likes change, and is apt to change suddenly and without any warning. They also get bored faster in a relationship. So I would think both parties have some blame here. Squares are not inherently bad, they create a lot of sexual chemistry. I'm sorry that you can't work it out but would need a lot more info. Take care of yourself.
Question: Which sign is most trustworthy?
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Answer: It depends on what kind of trust you mean.
A Scorpio will take your secret to the grave.
A Cancer who says they love you forever will love you forever, beyond the grave. They will fight for you no matter what.
A Taurus will never gossip about you, and will always kindly assist you when you need help. They also really love you if they finally say it.
A Capricorn may covet the same job as you, but whatever else passed between you is private.
Beyond that, I've thought about this, and I'm going with Scorpio.
A Scorpio will keep your secrets, testify for you in court whether you did the crime or not, and love you madly. They win, hands down.
Thanks for a great question that forced me to think! Signs not mentioned aren't big on trust issues. I'm considering the factor that many signs talk too much. For instance, a Virgo friend will always give sensible advice and be there for you. But they talk a lot, and will tell the whole world everything you said. Aries only care about themselves. Geminis lie. Leos can't be bothered. Libras either. Sag is truthful, but again, will tell the world your problems. Aquarius is too detached. Pisces is sympathetic, but wrapped up in dreams.
So earth and water signs are most trustworthy. But get one good Scorpio friend in your life, and you have it made. They would move mountains for you. I recently lost a Scorpio friend of 35 yrs. He used to do most of the home improvement projects in my home, because my husband hated stuff like that and worked 6 days a week. My friend sat behind me for my whole husband's funeral service, and I swear he was channeling my Mom with some of the advice he whispered to me in those long hours of my life. My husband was his best friend, and I knew he felt as bad as I did. But he was there for me. Scorpios always are.
Question: I am a Capricorn woman who has been dating a Taurus man for the last 9 years. Throughout our relationship, I have caught him messaging other girls for attention. He has jealousy and paranoia issues of me being with other men even though I have never given him a reason to be. I feel like I do keep a grudge of his past actions but I can’t seem to leave him. Why do you think he has these jealousy and trust issues?
Answer: I am not really sure. Based on the Sun signs, both being Earth, you should both be down to earth, and sort of reliable and trusting with each other. I was married to a Taurus and he was a bit possessive but in a romantic way. It's not really a jealous sign, it's ruled by Venus. Taurus men do like women but are generally faithful. There has to be more in his Natal Birth Chart, and something other than his Sun sign is causing this behavior. People often have planets in the sign next to their Sun sign. If he has planets in Aries, that would make him insecure and worried he may lose you.
Why have you been dating for 9 years? That's a long time to make up your mind about someone. I understand it may be hard to leave, but if you have trust issues and haven't resolved them in all this time, they aren't going to change. Maybe it's time to move on?
Question: How will a woman BD 4/29, man BD 2/12 get along?
Answer: So a female Taurus and a male Aquarius? These Sun signs are squared, so you are fixed or persistent people. The Taurus is more conservative and the Aquarius needs more freedom. Taurus wants security in a relationship. Aquarius may not like being in a conventional or monogamous one. So it depends on where the other planets are in regarding zodiac signs and houses of astrology. But it's worth a try!
© 2010 Jean Bakula
Sam81 on February 24, 2013:
I'm a gemini and my husband is a taurean..My problem is he never listens to me...even though i mean well for him...He loses the little though important things in life as he just wont listen. I've tried everything to be a good wife...I've been very patient to him....though i snap easily sometimes....Though i've been patience for a long time, its of no point...I feel like i'm hitting rock bottom...Though we are two different poles, i've tried everything. Please help.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on August 23, 2012:
Thanks so much for reading and commenting. My husband is Taurus, so I am well acquainted with them! I read your hub about your fears of being addicted to HP. It happens to all of us for a bit! Talk soon.
carol stanley from Arizona on August 23, 2012:
Having been an astrologer I have to say you covered it all. Great job in talking about Taurus people.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on July 09, 2012:
Thank you for reading and commenting. I have lots of experience with Taurus Sun Signs, because my husband of 33 yrs. is one! He rarely gets angry and is very patient. But it builds up, so when he does get mad, watch out. He raves and is like the proverbial bull in the china shop. I will guess that anger comes from an aspect to your Mars, that rules how we react to things physically, or even your Venus, which is your social life, but you may get your feelings hurt easily. I don't know your age, but if you are young, people do tend to mellow out later in life. Best wishes to you.
Dante on July 08, 2012:
A very nice article.Very well written expect for one thing.I tend to get angry quite easily.Could it be because I have other influences in my element?I was born on May 4.Thanks a lot for the sublime article
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on February 26, 2012:
I love Taurus people! They are ruled by Venus, and easy to get along with. They rarely get mad, but if they do, you deserve it! Taurus people are strong willed and it's not advisable to try to change them! Thanks for commenting. I'm starting a website, Spiritualitypathways.com, which will feature more Astrology when I have time to put more up! Please visit!
Anamika S Jain from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on February 25, 2012:
Born on May 15, Taurus is my sun sign and I am proud I am me! I would not want to trade by sun sign for anything in this world... I am a good friend to those who matter to me and a very loyal and devoted mate... I am homely and loving... And I am proud to say that I am not an easy nut to crack.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on January 28, 2012:
You too. Happy New Year! I hope it's a great one for you.
ayu on January 28, 2012:
In the midst of Chinese New Year celebrations actually (im asian btw! lol), so I will get back to you later! I have so much to share with you!
Thanks! Enjoy your weekend in the meantime!
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on January 27, 2012:
I'm glad to see you. I just realized that I made a few errors in the Venus in Gemini piece, so please look at it again. The confusion came because I have both Mercury (how you think) and Venus (how you love, what you like, social life) in Gemini too. I realized some of the Mercury traits bled in. So I hope you approve! Gee, I met my husband in a bar right before my 19th b-day. We were both buzzed, I was on a girl's night out, as some of us--like me--worked, and some went to college. He happened to be sitting to my left, and I was at the end of the line of ladies. He began to tell me he thought I looked familiar. Being Venus in Gemini-ish, and a tad drunk, I said, "Oh, come on, can't you do any better than that?" Then I realized I knew some of the crowd he was there with, some had been in my classes at HS. He was so polite for someone so drunk, lol. And I felt awful because he's kind of shy. Someone drove us all home, and he was a great kisser. We've been together ever since, and I was seeing someone else too for the first few months. Since you are Taurus with the Capricorn moon, I'm not sure what's happening. I was thinking about you, and you seem attracted to guys who seem safe and secure, but later find they are party boys who don't want to settle down. Maybe you need someone who appears outgoing, then once you get to know them better, you'll find they are more serious. We all wear our masks or facades when we are out. I'll try to look at some of the other astrology signs your planets are in. You may email thru HP. Check out the new Venus piece. Take care, Jean
ayu on January 26, 2012:
No matter how, I can't see my Sun sign traits in me, wonder why? I think it is about 14degree Taurus.
Your husband must be a one of a rare kind because I have never met a kind-nice Taurean man up till today! Most I know talk crap and such. Hmmm...
But nonetheless, I always enjoy your articles :)
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on January 11, 2012:
Yes, Taureans are gentle souls, but if you keep on annoying them for years, they get like the proverbial bull in the China shop. I've been married to my Taurus for 32 yrs., and dated him for 5, and I've only seen him really angry a few times. Thank you for commenting!
Linda on January 11, 2012:
Thank you for a great article on Taurus's.......as I am one! It takes a lot and years to make me very angry.....but when that happens watch out!......Yikes!
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on October 27, 2011:
You are very welcome. My Husband is Taurus so I have a soft spot for them :). Thanks for commenting!
A true Taurus man on October 27, 2011:
Great hub.The information here is spot on.Thanks for writing such a nice article about us Taureans