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Taurus Horoscope Traits
Astrological Characteristics of the Taurus Zodiac Sign
Personality of the Settler
Taurus, the Bull, is the second sign of the Zodiac. The sun enters Taurus on or around April 20. Taurus belongs to the element earth, its quality is fixed and its charge is negative. Its Ruler is Venus, and the moon exalts in it. Taurus' motto is: "I have."
In the horoscope chart, Taurus brings a slow stubbornness and a materialistic perspective to planets or Houses therein.
Your Taurus Star Sign TraitsThose who have Taurus as their star sign are born when the sun was in Taurus, normally April 20 - May 20 (it differs slightly from year to year, because of the leap years). Therefore, it is also - more accurately - called the sun sign.
The sun in your horoscope is your natural self - what you are when you relax, when other planets in your horoscope are not active. It is your basic drive, a character you have as an ingredient - more or less evident in all you do and all you are.
The sun is the most important point in your horoscope chart, but of course it's not the only thing that describes your personality. You need to look at all the components of your birth chart, to get a correct astrological description of yourself. Below you find what can be said in general about the Taurus Horoscope Traits, based only on the sun's position.
To Taurus It Has to Be PalpableIf your star sign is Taurus, you are usually quite relaxed, sort of laid-back even when involved in something. It's natural for Taurus to be slow, calm, and conservative in the sense of being reluctant to change.
The natural habitat for Taurus is working the soil, farming and handicrafts. Taurus is the sign of materialism, things concrete and solid. So, Taurus prefers to be concrete and work on things that are palpable and lead to just as palpable results. The abstract is nothing that attracts Taurus, nor are plans set so far into the future that they are mere dreams in the present. Here and now is where Taurus wants to be.
It's natural for Taurus to be conservative and prefer the well known to something of which little can be said for certain. Change makes Taurus hesitant, even if it is likely to be an improvement. For Taurus to go for it, there should be guarantees.
Taurus' hesitation regarding alterations is no surprise, considering how skilled Taurus is at making the best use of what is already at hand. By time, Taurus can do wonders with what Taurus is familiar with. And Taurus has the patience to complete any task, no matter how tedious it may be.
Actually, Taurus not only endures routine, but loves it.
Three Different TaurusA Zodiac sign doesn't give exactly the same influence all through its 30°. Its first third has something of a cardinal quality, whatever the quality of the sign as a whole is, its second third is slightly more fixed in quality, and the last third is more mutable.
If you were born at the end of April, the sun is in the beginning of Taurus. That means you are very handy and have a need to do things, make use of your ability, and strive hard for prosperity.
If you were born in the beginning of May, the sun is in the middle of Taurus. Then you're very patient, indeed, preferring a slow tempo with most things, and you're quite easy to please. Your demands are modest - but firm. This part of the sign is fixed, as is the quality of the Taurus Zodiac sign. Therefore, people born with their sun here are the most typical Taurus, showing the traits of the sign clearly.
If you were born in the middle of May, the sun is at the end of Taurus. It means you can be a bit clumsy, to your own surprise, and tend to get impatient when things are more difficult than you expected. You're not as handy as you believe. Although you like things as they are, you still tend to strive for some change.
Your Father in the HoroscopeThe sun in the horoscope also represents your father (the mother is represented by the moon). That means your Taurus traits reveal something about the characteristics of your relationship with your father.
If you have the sun in Taurus, your relation to your father is what it is, through time. You trust each other and can spend time together without needing to do anything, not even talking. You have a sense of knowing each other well, although you don't talk much. Mostrly you get along, but if there is a grudge it can remain for long.
Your Complete Horoscope ChartThe above is very general, to give you an idea of how the Taurus Zodiac sign traits affect the horoscope. You need to study your complete horoscope birth chart carefully, to make a deeper and more nuanced interpretation. Here is how you do that: