Personal traitsTaurus is the direct opposite of the Aries character.Taureans tend to be slow, methodical, practical and reserved. They are also stolid, tenacious and determined. Possessing tremendous willpower and self-discipline, they are inclined to stick to tried and traditional methods. Their greatest satisfaction derives from results produced directly by their own personal efforts rather than by others.
Positive TraitsTaureans are warm, loving, gentle and charming most of the time. Motivated by self preservation, the Taurean is not a risk taker and weighs every decision carefully, in a slow and methodical manner. To more impulsive people, the Taurean is a bore. Opinionated and stubborn, once a Taurean makes a decision, it is written in stone. nobody can alter it.Basically physical people, they prefer the known to the unknown and the tried to the new. They love the earth, possessions, and generally treat those they love as sacred possessions.
Negative TraitsTaureans can be very caring and warmhearted but there is a tendency to be extremely jealous, possessive and very stubborn. Taurus must strive to keep an open mind because his strong personal convictions can blind him to the ideas of others. Risks are taken only if it is absolutely necessary and only after much consideration. This is a sign that's slow to change and would prefer a steady routine in life.
ProfessionProsperous at developing and maintaining wealth, Taureans do well in banking and finance. In business, they shine in fields concerned with the earth and money. Architect, builder, gardener or accountant, financier, banker, auctioneer, real estate broker, are all professions which attract a Taurus. They may even possess a good singing voice as music may be said to be a Taurean art. Many Taureans have a find real pleasure in gardening. Gifted with a natural artistic nature, they also may excel as crafts workers.
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Advice for TaureansTaureans must strive to keep an open mind because their strong personal convictions can blind them to the ideas of others.
Origins in MythologyTaurus is one of the elder signs in the zodiac. In earlier ages the vernal equinox was located within the realm of the bull, roughly during 4,000-1,700 B.C. In ancient cultures, the year began with Taurus.
Cultural Translations of Taurus
Dante Alighieri(May 21, 1265)
William Shakespeare (April 23, 1564)
English Bard, Playwright
William Lilly (April 30, 1602)
Famed English Astrologer
David Hume (April 26, 1711)
Scottish Historian, Philosopher
John James Audubon (May 5, 1780)
French-American Artist, Naturalist
Robert Browning (May 7, 1812)
Soren Kierkegaard (May 5, 1813)
Anthony Trollope (April 24, 1815)
Charlotte Bronte (April 21, 1816)
Karl Marx (May 5, 1818)
German Philosopher, Economist,
Katherine Hepburn (May 12, 1907)
Sigmund Freud (May 6, 1856)
Austrian Founder of Psychoanalysis
William Randolph Hearst (April 29, 1863)
American Newspaper Publisher
Harry Truman (May 8, 1884)
Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888)
Martha Graham (May 11, 1894)
Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895)
Bing Crosby (May 2, 1904)
American Singer, Comedian
John Wayne (April 26, 1907)
Evita Perone (May 7, 1908)
Argentine First Lady
Joe Lewis (May 13, 1914)
American Boxing Champion
Satyajit Ray (May 2, 1921)
Indian Film Director
Barbara Streisand (April 24, 1942)
American Singer, Actress, Director
Hosni Mubarak (May 4, 1928)
Madeleine Albright (May 15, 1937)
American Secretary of State
Elizabeth II (April 21, 1926)
Queen of England
Tony Blair (May 6, 1953)
British Prime Minister
Andre Agassi (April 29, 1970)
David Becham (May 2, 1975)
Famed Football Player
Pierce Brosnan (May 16, 1952)
James Bond Fame