In this article we’re going to look at the typical personality traits of those born under the zodiac sign of Taurus. As a brief aside, however, I think it might be useful to briefly clarify what these terms actually mean.
After all, to many the zodiac itself is something of a mystery. This is not a subject taught in school! Let’s begin with the basics: what does the word ‘zodiac’ actually mean? Well, this is actually a Greek word that literally means “Circle of animals”. It should be noted that Libra is the only star sign not symbolized by a living creature, but instead we use a glyph of the scales.
By understanding the zodiac as a circle that is divided into twelve segments, we can get a clearer picture of how astrologers work. What is key, is the placement of planetary spheres within each segment, and the angles that are formed between them.
Okay, so to understand Taurus we first need to recount the mythology. Basically, Zeus disguised himself as a white bull and carried a woman called Europa over the sea to the island of Crete. Historians will have already realized that this woman eventually gave her name to the continent Europe!
Taurus traits are simple to understand. Such individuals are resilient, patient, persistent and reliable. They are trusting and caring in relationships. In fact, Taurus does place emphasis on cultivating successful, stable relationships. This star sign is regarded as the one that is most prone to hedonism. People with this star sign are often sensual people who like to feel rather than think.
Following on from this, Taurus is not an intellectual but someone who feels and uses their intuition to guide them. This trait can be a negative, however, as they are very reluctant to change their opinions about something, even in the face of contradictory evidence!
When it comes to work, these individuals are usually very good at practical, hands-on tasks. You can generally rely on Taurus to fix mechanical problems and other things of that nature.
Star signs rule different areas of the body, and Taurus oversees the throat and neck. Due to this, astrology draws the conclusion that these people must be liable to throat infections and asthma. Although there is no evidence to support this, I think Taurus can be at risk from being overweight but that can apply to any sign!
On the negative side, Venus rules Taurus. In of itself, this fact is not negative, but Taurus can be dispensed to jealousy and stubbornness. Taurus is slow to anger, but if provoked they will defend their territory like the bull.