Positive traits: Down to earth, aesthetic, affable, boisterous, fun-loving, versatile, zestful, strong-willed, passionate, loyal, consistent, vocal, harmonious, amiable, steadfast, compassionate, eco-conscious, creative, genuine
Negative traits: Indulgent, irresponsible, lack of self-control, aloof, inconsiderate, moody, inconsistent, passive, self-destructive, stubborn, complacent
Taurus the Bull has a lot more to them than what meets the surface. The bull as an animal is often misperceived as the heated, stubborn, and a reckless fighter. On the other hand, what we often don’t hear about these dashing creatures is their grace and poise before the cape triggers their fumes. People born under Taurus often demonstrate similar behavior as they are down-to-earth and mostly harmonious. Now, this isn’t to understate Taurus’s zest for life and the high-energy they possess in given instances. Boisterous and charismatic when they want to be, Taurus can easily step out of their comfort zone and into their carefree wild child side.
Ruled by the Earth element along with the Venusian energy, they take “down to earth” to a whole new level. Not to say they’re tree huggers, but, let’s just say they wouldn’t necessarily say “no” if you asked them to hug one. Nature is something many Taureans feel attached to, even as a child. They love being outside— many pursuing careers in agriculture, botany, biology, anything related. They usually do best with an animal companion, as they have an extraordinary compassion for both the environment and all beings living in it. It’s safe to say they love anything that brings physical nurturance. A larger than life personality with an even larger appetite— though they find food as a soulful experience. A necessity to spiritual well being.
Due to their great deal of energy and enthusiasm, they often pour it into an extracurricular activity– which is where their extrovert comes out. On the other hand, they need rejuvenation and alone time before setting out into social events. They’re typically popular among their peers, as they’re quite social and love talking. Ruled by the throat and vocal cords, these individuals are the ones either chanting their fan spirit from the stands, ok the sidelines, to voice performance. Not to mention our Taurus friends are the ones we have to remind to use inside voices— as they’re naturally loud and eager storytellers. However, it’s easy to forgive them almost busting our ear drums when they’re loyal and reliable friends and partners. In both instances, many see them as teddy bears who ensure everyone feels the love.
Despite their hard work and talent, people born under this sign are often under-measured in terms of their intelligence despite being well-liked among their peers or having any prominence in their respective area of interest. Because most Taureans are artistic while the others are mostly involved in the creative aspects of business, they aren’t as inclined to deep, analytical thinking unlike their fellow Earth signs. They work better through flexible structure, which is achieved through either partnership or capitalizing on any creative endeavor so they can be their own boss. However, just because Taurus is more inclined to art and creative physical expression doesn’t mean they aren’t intelligent… whatsoever. Unfortunately, how our world views intelligence is why many point fingers at Taurus– which of course, does great injustice to the powerful beings they can grow into.
Though this sign isn’t noted as the “leader”, leadership doesn’t always entail a position. Taurus, for example, is ultimately a leader through how strongly and fearlessly they express their individuality. Another misconception is Taurus expects others to conform to them when that’s simply untrue– they’re unwilling to conform themselves to everyone else’s expectations. Note the difference. They lead through their own example and unconventionality which in turn inspires many. If anything, Taureans are among the least judgmental in the zodiac. While they’re less critical of others, another personal setback is their inability to be critical with themselves– hence what I mean when I use the word “complacent” a lot to describe them.
As it’s common for them to get complacent in their carefree lifestyles, it also gets them into trouble with others, themselves, and especially their health. They often repress instead of confronting personal problems which eventually re-surface when they seek fun in drinking, eating, or anything which can be overly indulged in. Aside from them simply not thinking, they eventually become successful– especially when it comes to creative endeavors.
Overall, Taurus is the most upbeat and enthusiastic Earth sign with a more creative than analytical component to them. Rather than being the accountant or business executive, they’re the ones sending not-so-boring e-mail memos or creating outstanding marketing content. They rarely take life seriously— though they’re hard workers and strive to make enough money to sustain their boujee lifestyles. After all, we consume Taurus like art— so why would they not lavishly treat themselves as such?