Taurus, the 2nd Sign of the Zodiac, is an Earth Sign. It is hard working, rock solid, stable and practical. Ruled by Venus, Taurus, however, is also given tremendously to sensual pleasures. So, be it the physical pleasures or material comforts, the Taurus-born love to indulge in excesses. And, they will not hesitate in going an extra mile to find these pleasures. Most Taurus-borns are connoisseurs of good food and good life. Paradoxically, though, Taurus natives are fixed in their approach; they disregard change. They are loyal and attached to their loved ones, jobs, employers, project, friends and almost everyone and everything. Many believe Taurus to be the most dependable Sign in the whole Zodiac, simply because Taurus hates the idea of ‘change’. This attribute make Taurus quite headstrong and stubborn. When extended to work, this very stubbornness becomes a boon – as the Taurus Individuals are seen slogging it out to achieve what they have set out for. They are happy, willing, patient and sincere in their overall approach. Unlike Taurus, Taurus are also gifted with an ability to see a project to completion. However, when applied to their personal realm, this obstinate streak makes Taurus quite a tough nut to crack. You will see them creating a hue and cry, whenever pushed to alter their schedules and priorities. Note that it is extremely difficult to convince Taurus to change their minds. Also, many Taurus individuals are slow and lazy, which may irritate their partners. Nonetheless, the possessive Taurus individuals make excellent lovers, as they tend to value their loved ones, over everyone and everything. Their own personal lives and security net are precious to Bulls, and they do not hesitate to shower their beloved with amazing gifts.
Sign Ruled By: Venus
Quality: Fixed (= stability)
Symbol: the Bull
The Symbol denotes: Stubbornness and tenacity, fierce energy and aggression but also a laid-back, lazy attitude.
Characteristics: Cold, feminine
Noteworthy qualities: Steadfastness, trustworthiness, persistence, composure, self-reliance, constructiveness, practicality, humour, fearlessness and stability.
Undesirable personality traits: Stubbornness, domination, obstruction, dogmatic attitude, conceit, self-centred behaviour, laziness, exacting approach.
Birth Colours: Pink, White
Deepest need: Comfort, material ease, wealth.
Quality most needed for balance: Flexibility.
Exaltation: The Moon
Associated Flowers and Plants: Daisies, foxgloves, lilies, poppies, primroses, roses and violets.
Best sign/s for marriage and/or partnerships: Scorpio, Virgo
Anatomically Taurus corresponds to: Neck, throat, ears, pharynx, Eustachian tubes, tonsils, palate, thyroid gland, upper portion of the oesophagus, and vocal chords; jugulars in the next and the veins of the thyroid gland; cervical vertebrae in the neck; the front and back neck muscle; external carotids and basilar artery.