Taurus Traits

Stefan Stenudd

Stefan Stenudd

About Me

I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer. I've written several books about astrology. I'm also a historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. Google Profile. Here's my personal website: stenudd.com


Books by Stefan Stenudd:

Your 2013 Horoscope

Your 2013 Horoscope

Astrological 2013 Predictions for the World and the Zodiac Signs. This book explains how forecasting with the horoscope is done, and includes extensive predictions for the coming year. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Your Health in Your Horoscope, by Stefan Stenudd.

Your Health in Your Horoscope

This book shows you what your horoscope says about your health, according to the old tradition of medical astrology. You learn what the planets, the Zodiac signs and the other ingredients of the horoscope reveal about many health issues. Click the image to see the book (and Kindle ebook) at Amazon.

Tarot Unfolded, by Stefan Stenudd.

Tarot Unfolded

This book presents an imaginative reading of the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, consisting of symbolic images. Several spreads are introduced, as well as the meanings of all the 78 cards and their pictures. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.


Tarot Meaning

Try the old Tarot deck of cards for divination online. How to use the Tarot and what each card means.

I Ching Online

Try the ancient Chinese divination online. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.

Taurus Horoscope Traits.

Taurus Traits

True Characteristics of the Bull Zodiac Sign in Your Horoscope

The Settler

Taurus, the Bull. Taurus Taurus, the Bull, is the second sign of the Zo­di­ac. The sun enters it 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. Its 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 Traits

The sun. Those 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.

It has to be palpable

If 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. It's 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 plans set so far into the future that they are mere dreams in the present.

Three Different Taurus

A 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.

Taurus Constellation, by Hevelius.

Traits of Your Father

The sun in the horoscope also represents your father (the mother is represented by the moon). That means your Zodiac sign 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 Horoscope Chart

All of the above is very general, mainly to give you an idea of how the Zodiac sign traits affect the horoscope. You need to study your complete horoscope birth chart carefully, to make a deeper and more nuanced inter­pretation.

Taurus, illustration from a 1482 edition of a book by Hyginus.

Taurus, illustration from a 1482 edition of a book by Hyginus.

© Stefan Stenudd