Characteristics of Taurus Sun Sign People

Taurus, Symbolized by the Bull


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, 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 such as Yellowstone in WY or Acadia National Park in ME 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.

Works Hard To Build 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 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 loves 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 stubborness.

Taurus is ruled by Venus, Planet of Love


Financially Secure

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.

© 2010 Jean Bakula

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Sam81 3 years ago


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.

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Jean Bakula 4 years ago from New Jersey Author

Hi carol,

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.

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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

Having been an astrologer I have to say you covered it all. Great job in talking about Taurus people.

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Jean Bakula 4 years ago from New Jersey Author

Hello Dante,

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 4 years ago

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

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Jean Bakula 4 years ago from New Jersey Author

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,, which will feature more Astrology when I have time to put more up! Please visit!

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Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

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.

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Jean Bakula 4 years ago from New Jersey Author

You too. Happy New Year! I hope it's a great one for you.

ayu 4 years ago

Hi Jean,

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!

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Jean Bakula 4 years ago from New Jersey Author

Hi ayu,

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 4 years ago

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 :)

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Jean Bakula 4 years ago from New Jersey Author

Hi Linda,

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 4 years ago

Thank you for a great article on Taurus' I am one! It takes a lot and years to make me very angry.....but when that happens watch out!......Yikes!

Linda Reynolds

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Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey Author

You are very welcome. My Husband is Taurus so I have a soft spot for them :). Thanks for commenting!

A true Taurus man 5 years ago

Great hub.The information here is spot on.Thanks for writing such a nice article about us Taureans

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