Taurus has been seasonally associated with the flourish of spring. Because the season has settled, astrologers call it a fixed sign, indicating stability, resistance to change, and the ability to ‘enjoy the people’. According to astrologers, the sign is governed by Venus, the planet of art, procreation and indulgence, which adds the traits of creativity and appreciation of life’s material luxuries. The moon is also associated with this sign, which it governs by exaltation. Due to its earthness, some astrologers placeSaturn a “fall” planet or peregrine to Taurus in this manner and is widely shared with Aries and Virgo.

Astrologers classify Taurus as a negative or passive (introvert) sign. This gives the characteristics of being reflective, receptive to the ideas of others: typically, a ‘thinker’ rather than a ‘doer’. But being of the earth-triplicity, Taurus is considered by astrologers to be a highly practical sign which is happiest when involved in some kind of creative process. Although generally considered easy-going and placid, as a fixed sign Taureans are likened to the bull in being slow to show anger, but capable of raging if pushed too far. And they take time to eventually act on their anger and basically when they (Taureans) do, be rattled, because there’s no telling what they’ll unleash upon you. It is also said Taureans enjoy basic ‘creative comforts’ and don’t allow others to disturb them easily, but they don’t forgive and forget easily. Joanna Watters (2003) defined a keyphrase for this sign as “I possess”, and summarises its strengths and weaknesses: “The positive side to this fixity is a ferocious willpower and absolute loyalty to loved ones, although they need to guard against possesiveness. Martin Seymour-Smith (1981) suggested “Practicality may be felt in non-materialistic and satisfying ways”. As a suggestion for keywords he offers:

  • Taurus keywords: Gregariousness, stubborness, kindliness, acquisitiveness, graspingness, affectionateness, creativity, materialism, stability, cautiousness, enduringness.

Definitions and Associations
Glyph meaning: (?) The round face and horned head of the bull.
Quality Negative: inwardly reflective, introvert.
Element (triplicity) Earth: stability, practicality, fertility.
Mode (quadruplicity) Fixed: the element in its most intense form – associated with stability and strength.
Body part Throat area.
Direction North
Traditional definitions Bestial – the signs symbolised by four-footed animals (also called quadrupedian ‘four-footed’). These can lack in social graces and sometimes indicate coarseness and a poor appreciation for ‘niceties’ and polite manners. They can also be a little inarticulate, caring more about making their point, than the elegance of the style in which it is made.

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*This guide is mainly based on wikipedia’s texts & images. We thank the authors , for their great efforts.