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A Taurus personality is someone born when the sun is in the sign of Taurus. The sun is in Taurus from about the 20th April to 20th May. Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, is ruled by Venus and is the sign of the bull. Although there is more than just the sun sign to consider, this is the one everybody knows.
The sun sign is one of the 3 major influences on someone's personality (along with the Moon sign and Ascendant/Rising sign).
Taurus is a practical, down to earth sign, and like the bull that symbolizes the sign, is quite solid and unmovable, unless it wants to move. One reason for this is that Taurus people don't like change, they are happy to stay in the same place doing the same thing, the way the bull stands out in the same field eating grass all day. Several qualities arise from this, on the positive side, they can be some of the most reliable, patient and steady people you can meet. On the other hand, they can be extremely stubborn, when someone tries to get them to do something they don't want to, and once they dig their heels in, theres no moving them, and you don't want to anger them, it's like waving a red rag to a bull!
The Taurus mind works carefully, methodicly and purposefully, taking risks isn't something Taurus personalities like to do. Taurus people like to build up their fortune slowly and securely. They can patiently build their entire lives this way until everything is the way they want it to be.
Taurus is most compatable with the other Earth signs, Virgo and Capricorn. Since they are the same element they will have similar personalities, goals and feelings, that complement the Taurus personality, and that will be good for the relationship. The water signs could also be compatible with Taurus as they are also quite similar. (More similar than the Fire and Air signs).
Taurus personalities have the potential to become antique experts, because they know quality when they see it. This is also one of the most musical of signs and you may find they are rather good at playing an instrument e.g. piano. Many successful professional musicians have their sun in Taurus. (My grandma is a Taurus and she can play the piano well).
To a Taurus personality, a job or career is a way to obtain security by making money. Taurus feels secure when they have suffucient money to make themselves a comfortable home and perhaps also have a few luxuries. They are also sensual and enjoy good food and good surroundings. They may like to learn to cook, so they can cook themselves foods they like and can become good at it from practice.
Taurus can do things for (work or a hobby) that other signs wouldn't typically have the patience to do, such as putting together a small complex model, or sewing with very detailed stitching. Although Taurus may be big and stocky and may appear clumsy, they can be attracted to and good at small delicate tasks such as these.