Taurus Zodiac Sign: Characteristics & Associated Crystals


Taurus, the second sign of the zodiac, and it takes place right in the middle of spring (20th April – 20th May).

Taurus is all about reward, unlike the Aries love of the game, the typical Taurus personality loves the rewards the game. Think physical pleasures and material goods, for those born under this sign revel in delicious excess. This zodiac sign is also tactile, enjoying a tender, even sensual, touch.

Taurus zodiac sign adores comfort and likes being surrounded by pleasing, soothing things. Along these lines, they also favour a good meal and a fine wine. The good life in all its guises, whether its the arts or art of their own making (yes, these folks are artistic as well), is heaven on earth to the Taurus-born.

Taurus Symbolism & Myths

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The human connection to the constellation of Taurus is very hold, harking back to the early bronze age. The sign of the bull’s position in the sky in the northern hemisphere has been used by many ancient cultures for timekeeping to signal the original spring equinox. Taurus has been associated with blessing agriculture and marked the time to plow and plant vital crops for worshipping cultures like Sumeria, Babylon, Greece, Rome, and even New Mexico.

Taurus also represents the beautiful mythological white bull that Zeus changed into to woo princess Europa. Zeus/The White Bull carried the princess across the Mediterranean Sea to the island of Crete. There they conceived a son, “the good king” MInos, who ruled over Crete for many generations and appeared in many legendary stories.

Taurus Season, Mode and Element



In western tropical zodiac, Taurus begins on 20th April, commencing the middle and heart of Spring in the northern hemisphere. This is the time of year when the sun’s heat and light are beginning to intensify, and the days are beginning to lengthen toward the summer solstice. Taurus season is when nature’s abundance and fertility begin to blossom, becoming stable and sustained, lending to the earthy and generous qualities of the bull’s archetype.

Fixed Mode

Taurus is the first of the four fixed signs of the zodiac, who all hold an elemental energy of endurance and stability in the centre phase of the four seasons. Taurus begins the middle of spring, when the season is most “fixed” and established, lending to the grounded, immovable, and somewhat rooted tendencies of this sign.

Earth Element

Taurus’ element is earth, the heaviest and most solid element, thought by ancient astrologers to be the densest form of matter. Earth represents the very structure that all of nature is built with and upon, and without it nothing could take a material form. Taurus’ affinity for being methodical, patient, and dependable are all akin to the solid, heavy earth element.

Taurus Characteristics


Ruled by Venus, Taurus’ archetypal traits are derived from its receptive, feminine, or yin qualities, making this sing oriented toward contemplation and engagement with inner awareness. Alive in both a Taurus woman or Taurus man, those born with the sign of the bull as their rising, sun, or moon sign have a steady, patient, and generous energy in the core of their personality, as if the bounty of spring were alive in their souls.

As a fixed sign, Taurus’ personality traits hold the qualities of being a sustainer. As a result, those with the sign of the bull prominent in their charts tend to be great at dedicating themselves to see projects and relationships through.

Taureans can be thought of as the “builders” of the zodiac, since being ruled by Venus, these natives faithfully serve producing and facilitating material abundance and all that is beautiful, nourishing, or pleasurable in life.


The primary Taurus strengths can be found in their patience, and their ability to be resourceful, productive, and consistent. Peaceful and receptive, Taurus folks tend be lovers of good common sense. They often think concretely and practically, and carefully consider what they mean to say.

Being a fixed earth sign, Taurus can be counted on to stabilise, sustain, and preserve what they value, be that their work or their relationships. While cardinal signs are good at beginnings, and mutable signs are good at change, Taurus natives are reliable and steady in completing what they start and dogged in honouring their commitments.

As a result of being born under a fixed earth sign, Taurus may take their time to patiently absorb new knowledge or skills, but with their strong determination and powers of concentration, they rarely forget a lesson learned.

With the influence of Venus over their lives, those born under the sign of the bull are naturally connected to the beauty of the earth, and the sensuality of their own bodies. Taureans love to enjoy and preserve nature and feel rebalanced and recharged by spending time walking on or digging in the earth.

As masters of the material world, Taurus natives are usually creative and very skilled at handicrafts of all kinds and love to collect, accumulate, and share beautiful, well-made treasures. Though they love receiving, giving gifts is a favourite activity for the sweet and sentimental bull, who generously showers their friends and lovers with beautiful gifts.

Similar to Libra, Taurus usually has the Venusian signature of good taste, yet this may appear in a more rugged and earthy aesthetic. Those born under the sign of the bull adorn themselves with fabrics and accessories that are not only beautiful to the eye but have some texture or tactile quality that “feels” good to wear, or touch.


Some potential weaknesses in the Taurus archetype are rooted in their great strengths. Though patient and peaceful, this can lead to these natives being somewhat complacent at times, making them vulnerable to getting stuck in a rut and feeling unmotivated.

The influence of fixed earth is very strong, which can present as being averse to change, and overly rooted in their ways and mindset. Though not particularly vengeful, Taurus’ long memory may mean they seldom forget a slight or mistake, and it may take offenders a long time to earn back the bull’s trust, or to change their minds.

This can be a strength when it comes to Taurus needing to respect themselves, as they can often be taken advantage of or underestimated, however, this can become a stumbling block if they are simply being stubborn or controlling to belabor a point.

Habits are a prominent theme for those born under the bull, as their routines can help them be productive and organised, but even if the habit has outlived its usefulness, they may stick to it long after it is necessary. This could be problematic if they are clinging to the habit for a sense of security, or if the habit has become unhealthy in some way. It may appear especially in regards to food or drink which they will likely adore.

Fixed signs, with their determination and ability to focus and concentrate, are vulnerable to “fixations” and obsessions, with Taurus getting overly attached to ideas, people, or belongings. They may even treat their love interests as trophies, placing them on impossible, idolised pedestals, which can lead them to be overly sentimental and possessive of their lovers.

Taurus’ love of fine objects can lead to pickiness and materialism, making them overly focused on what they have, rather than their natural core, loving values.

Children born under the sign of the bull will be well nurtured if they are urged out of their comfort zones to try new experiences, to learn how to share with their friends, and to share their friends! Being naturally sweet and caring, Taurus kids may enjoy giving food and toys to little ones less fortunate than themselves as a practice of letting go and easing their attachment to things.

Taurus Compatibility

When exploring overall compatibility in astrology, its important to take more than the sun sign into consideration, as the rising sign, moon, and other planetary cross-connections will tell the whole story in relationships. That being said, Taurus natives will tend to blend best with water signs and earth signs; and may need to work harder on relationships with fire signs and air signs.

Fire Signs

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Taurus may enjoy the lively quality of the fire signs but may not enjoy their impulsiveness and volatility long term. Mars-ruled Aries especially may be too brash and impatient for the calm and grounded bull.

Sagittarius’ need for change and adaptation may be at times a challenging theme for Taurus. The two may move at very different speeds and have contrasting values when it comes to material pursuits and possessions.

Leo and Taurus share a love for parties, beauty, and life’s pleasures, but both being fixed signs, an equal capacity for stubbornness between them may cause too much friction to allow them to go the distance.

Air Signs

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Air signs are swift, speedy, and social, which is inspiring and stimulating for Taurus, but with the bull being so methodical and rooted, the two elemental natures may move at such different speeds, it may be a challenge to sync up their lives.

Gemini especially brings a rather frenetic and often mischievous nature to the relationship that may only confound and annoy practical and methodical Taurus in the end.

Libra and Taurus share the rulership of Venus, which brings some affinity and share love for art, beauty, and luxury between them. They could be surprisingly well-suited, yet challenges could arise when libra wants to be socially spontaneous, and Taurus wants to firmly stick to a predetermined plan.

Aquarius with Taurus could either inspire growth or be too tricky to harmonise. Saturn-ruled Aquarius takes their contrarian, intellectual debates as seriously as Taurus takes their pleasure and luxuries, so they may come at an impasse in temperament and values.

Water Signs

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Water signs bring vulnerability and emotional intelligence to a relationship with material Taurus, which is naturally fruitful and complementary.

Cancer will be very good at nurturing Taurus, and Taurus will be able to reciprocate with emotional support and dependability. The two will likely make a cozy, inviting home together.

Taurus and Pisces are a great love match. PIsces broadens Taurus’ receptive capacities by bringing spiritual and philosophical awareness to their lives. This can help ease the bull out of their comfort zone in a way that does not threaten their security, and Taurus offers grounding to PIsces soulful and mystical wanderings.

Mars-ruled Scorpio can bring sexual magnetism to a relationship with Taurus, which can be either magnetic or polarising. Both have some possessive tendencies and security issues that may come up to the surface that they can either understand in each other or exacerbate if they are not sensitive and self-aware.

Earth Signs

earth element

Earth signs have the greatest elemental affinity with Taurus, sharing themes of stability, practicality, and sensuality between them.

Two Taurus together are two peas in a pod, enjoying the same routines and comforts together easily. It will be important for them to also value some growth and change between them to keep their relationship dynamic, however, they may just truly enjoy feeling cozy and secure together.

Taurus and Virgo share many affinities and may especially connect over their interest in body care and nature. Virgo may balance Taurus’ tendency for indulgence with herbal and health recommendations, and Taurus may help ground the soothe Virgo’s somewhat anxious nature. There is much for the other to enjoy and depend on here.

Capricorn, the authoritative cardinal earth sign, shares the bull’s love for concrete results and material mastery. Taurus and Capricorn can build an empire together, constructively, and methodically, Both are very sensual, with Taurus maybe being a bit more so, inviting Capricorn into enjoying more intimacy, relaxation, and pleasure to balance their strong work ethic.

Excerpts from Astrology.com

Crystals for the Taurus Personality


black tourmaline rose quartz lapis lazuli tigers eye
Black Tourmaline: Rose Quartz: Lapis Lazuli: Tigers Eye:
Time to kick out all the negative energy with black tourmaline. This protective stone is known for not only clearing out any dark and dank moods but can also lend protection when it comes to making sure that bad energy doesn’t come your way. The meaning of black tourmaline is also about building a solid foundation so that you can stand strong and steady no matter what. It also brings emotional stability and can help Taureans move their stubborn energy to be more receptive to shift and change. Taureans need very little help staying calm, but it’s always good to have a crystal that echoes that feeling and brings more than a pinch of love with it. Rose Quartz is an excellent stone for doubling down on a strong sense of self-love, compassion, and care. The meaning of rose quartz is to heal the heart and to get to a place where you can give and receive the love of all kinds without fear. It can help those born under the spell of Taurus to release worries and to fill their heart with loving comfort. The symbol is this earth sign is the bull, an animal known for its strength and hard work, but also for its sometimes stubborn nature. Lapis lazuli can help a Taurus person to release tension and to become unstuck. The meaning of lapis lazuli is surrendering to the truth and embracing self-awareness which can help you to gain perspective and to see things form a different angle. It can help deepen thinking and keep your intellectual energy riding high. Strong and stacked with willpower, tigers eye meaning can also bring balance and a sense of security to those born under the astrological sign of Taurus. Tigers eye has a strong grounding vibe and helps the root chakra to dig in. It can help improve responsibility, courage and focus, but it also helps you to strengthen that inner gauge of knowing when you need to step into a place of self-protection.


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