Astrology Sun Signs - Meet Taurus - April 21st - May 21st

Recognising Taurus

I remember driving in Seattle with my stepdad, looking for a particular restaurant. We found it without a hitch, parked the car, and went inside to enjoy our lunch. After a wonderful visit, we returned to the car, and proceeded to drive back to the hotel. That's when things took a turn for the worst. Instead of turning left at the lights to return the way we had come, he insisted we should turn right - which would take us away from our destination. Instead of calmly and rationally discussing the issue, a battle royal ensued - with me taking on the role of the bad guy, while he obstinately maintained that he was right and that was final. There was no budging the man, no matter what I said, I was wrong.

You might have guessed my stepfather is a Taurus...and once his mind is made up nothing can budge him...he digs his heels in, lowers his head and charges!

The best place to find a Taurus is out in nature - but that's not to say that is the only place they can be found. Taureans make great engineers, movie stars, clerks, fishermen, assayers, gardeners, kings, queens, actors - well, you get the picture...

.Most Taureans are contented, slow and steady, calm and contented...I say most - you will come across the occasional Taurus who doesn't seem to be exhibiting these behaviours, and that means possibly a very strong Gemini, Sagittarius or Aries influence. (Aries influence does not agree with Taurus in most cases, and can make for a very discontented bull.)

Just because May people are born in the sign of the bull, doesn't mean they will actually look like one. I wouldn't suggest that to a female Taurean - especially if you are hoping to become friendly...

Many Taurus individuals do have bull-like characteristics, strong back, chest, or shoulders (or all three) - thick, muscular neck (mostly the males) casual, deliberate movements - small ears, and possibly a lock of hair that curls in the middle of the forehead...generally dark haired, although there are blondes out there too - and when they eat, they take measured bites and chew slowly and thoroughly.

Generally speaking, most bulls are not big talkers - not saying they are not gregarious, just that they can express themselves with minimal vocabulary - the epitome of the strong silent type!

Taurus the bull
Taurus the bull

There's no place like home...

Taurus is a homebody. They love their homes, and would much rather have visitors than be the 'visitee'. Whether simple friendship, or finding the love of their lives, Taurus is content to have the world come to them, rather than chase the world. The words "slow and steady wins the race" were spoken for a Taurus! The bull doesn't like change, preferring to stretch out in comfortable, familiar surroundings.

If the Taurus you know does not own his own home, you can bet he is dreaming about it. Nothing makes them happier than being able to mow their own lawns, plant gardens and commune with the earth. They are, after all, earth signs, and nature calls to her own. However, if a Taurus is forced to live in the city or apartment building, surrounded by noise and confusion, you can bet that he will run away on a fishing trip, camp out, nature walk, or simply walk through a park to reconnect and wash away the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Generally the most unruffled, unhurried, and stoic of all the signs, Taureans are not the Zodiac's worriers, leaving that to some of the other signs, unless there is a heavy Gemini influence, which will make them appear much quicker, talk faster, and worry more.

Taurus loves food and drink and if not careful can be inclined to overindulge. Although the bull understands exercise and moderation are necessary, he will deny he needs it. His obstinacy will get in the way.

Stubborn as a bull...

Most people know the saying "stubborn as a mule", however, it should be "stubborn as a bull!" Don't ever let a Taurus hear you saying he is pig-headed, obstinate, stubborn or mulish. In his mind, he is simply patient, sensible and firm. These other adjectives just do not apply.

People born in the sign of the bull have a love of material possessions, wealth, and luxurious, sumptuous surroundings. Their ruling planet, Venus, is responsible for their taste of the finer things life has to offer. Music and art will always touch a Taurus in some way or another, whether it is professional or a hobby. Blues and greens will sooth and comfort the bull, and to some degree, pinks and rose - but never red!

They are also most impressed with size - go big or go home is a saying that fits the Taurus to a tee - whether it is a house, a person, or a business deal, for a Taurus, the bigger the better! There is nothing small about a Taurus - even if they are only five feet tall. His home and family are his prized possessions and god forbid anyone disturbs or threatens them in any way.

The Taurean patience and strength are legendary - everyone knows enough to stay out of a bull's pasture - and don't be waving any red flags about - but they are still stubborn!

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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

Another great hub, Enelle. I am really enjoying this new series, and look forward to more of them. So far, I have even found a couple of in-laws (and outlaws) here. ;)

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

This was really scary reading this. It was all really all too familiar, Enelle...By the way, how come I'm not on that list??? Thanks for the hub, I enjoyed reading it!

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

RedElf - yes I must agree about the in and out-laws lol...I can see a few faces myself!

dohn - How careless of me not to include your name - how can you ever forgive me...but I'm so glad you enjoyed it nonetheless

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CMHypno 7 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

Great Hub, Enelle. My mother is a Taurus and I can see a lot of what you say in her. Taurus women always seem to be fascinated by Gemini men for some reason - my father is one and several of my Taurean friends are in relationships with Gemini men. The Geminis drive them nuts, but for some reason they stick with it?

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

CMHypno - Funny you should mention that - I was discussing the same thing last night. Never discount the power of love...

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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

Continue round the zodiac, PLEASE! I love the personal anecdotes you provide and your descriptions really fit. I'm a Taurus and see quite a bit of myself in this -- good and bad.

When you finish with each sign individually, can you please do one on the perfect romantic opposite for each sign and which signs are incompatible? Many thanks for sharing your knowledge, Enelle. MM

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Mighty Mom - thank you so much for the encouragement! Yes, I will definitely be continuing the zodiac wheel - had thought to do one on compatibility for the signs, but how can I refuse now that I have an official request! LOL

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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

I await your hub on compatible and not-so-compatible signs with interest, Enelle. I too have noticed the Taurus-Gemini thing - is it opposites attracting or something deeper, I wonder, because it seems to apply equally to Taurus men and Gemini women as to Taurus women and Gemini thoughts?

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

RedElf - I would have to look at a chart to see where the houses fall in relation to each other before I could make an 'informed' guess lol...but there are certain signs that are more compatible with each other than others...

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Resolver2009 7 years ago from Bournemouth, UK / Oslo, Norway

Fantastic Hub, well written! I am a Taurus, and most of this really applied to me;) You mention that taurus' might have different influences from other star signs? How does this work? Is that decided by date and time of day when you were born? Take care.

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Hello and welcome Resolver2009 and thank you for the compliment! You are pretty close - The time and date of your birth, as well as the place - longitude/latitude, are what determine your ascendant and moon sign, along with your sun sign of course.

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MarketingPlayer 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Great Post! I can relate to most of what you are talking about as I am a Taurus too. Wow, when you started talking about the longitude and latitude stuff, (etc.) it reminded me why I never really picked up a book on it yet! That's deep my friend.

Thanks for the information! I'll be looking out for more posts from you. "Have Fantastic Day!"

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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Wow, thank you for the great comments! I'm so pleased you enjoyed the hub :)

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izettl 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

I'm a Taurus and I can relate to some of this, but even from other things I've read, I never knew about them not being big talkers. I've always made my living talking in one way or another. In fact I dated two other Tauruses (guys) and they talked the most out of any guys I've dated. Everything else you say sounds pretty correct. This is a good series- I'm enjoying it.

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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Come to think of it, every Taurus I have ever known are great talkers too! Funny I missed that - thanks for keeping me honest :P

So glad you are enjoying the series.

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Deborah Sexton 6 years ago

Great hub. I agree with a lot of things written about Taurus. I am candid, (open and truthful) and I can be extremely blunt when backed into a corner. But I hate to be mean. Cruelty is not part of me (I know you didn't say that)

I try hard to keep peace. It may seem like we explode quickly, but the truth is, that when we do, it is after there has been many events that rub us wrong.

We like privacy and don't like people interfering.

Anyway, your hubs are very informative.

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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks Deborah, glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by :)

Bwhisar kachari 5 years ago

What type of wife i will get nearer or from far way

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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

I have no idea! Sorry!

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