Taurus, the second sign of the zodiac, is all about harvesting the fruits of labor. They are pratical and well-grounded, adoring comfort and surrounding themselves with pleasing, soothing things. People born under this sign are tactile and sensual, usually considering touch and taste the most important senses. Stability is very important to them and that also makes them one of the most reliable signs of the zodiac. They are ready to endure and stick to their decisions until they are satisfied.
Like Virgo and Capricorn, Taurus is an Earth sign, meaning this sign is able to view things from a realistic and grounded perspective. It is easy for them to stay on the same projects until they are completed. Though they seem stubborn at times, this can also be interpreted as a quality of commitment, for they are able to complete tasks for whatever it takes. This makes them great employees and long-term friends, as they are always there for the job. As an earth sign, this may make them overprotective or materialistic at times, as views of the world are founded on their love of money and wealth.
The ruling planet of Taurus is Venus, the planet of beauty, love, creativity, and gratitude. This makes Taurus people excellent cooks, artists, and lovers. They do not like sudden changes and are slightly dependable on their emotions and other people that they cannot let go of. Despite any emotional challenges though, these individuals can bring a practical voice of reason in discordant situations.
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In matters of love, Taurus is no "player." When a Taurus finds someone they like, they hold on to that. They love romance - gourmet chocolates, fine restaurants, eccentric flowers and all. However, even when receiving these gifts, it takes a long time for a Taurus to give away their heart. They try to hold out for the very best that they can find. They want someone with good taste, manners, and classy style. Though Taurus people don't like drama, they need a mate that can add a little spice in their lives. Public image is very important to Taurus, so their partner must make sure not to embarass them in social settings.
Though Tauruses have a soft spot for their partners, they do have their limits. Anyone who takes a Taurus for granted or crosses their boundaries will have a charging bull to deal with. Kindness does not equate to wekness when it comes to Tauruses.
Tauruses are most compatible with Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces, and other Tauruses. Read more about zodiac compatibility here.
To a Taurus, family comes first. They are especially fond of children. Tauruses are typically deeply involved in family matters and are quite protective of their family members. They usually don't miss important family events and very much cherish spending time with their loved ones.
In friendships, Tauruses are loyal companions and never forget old friends. In fact, many of the friends of a Taurus are childhood friends. People born under this sign often get approached for tips and advice as they have a lot of wit and common sense. They are supportive, helpful, and keep their promises when it comes to friendships.
Tauruses are extremely persistent, so in terms of work, they will almost always complete their assignments. They are great at project managing, as they can easily break down parts of an idea to make it happen. They excel in delegating and give credit to others when they deserve it. When given the time and opportunity, they can be very creative and are very talented at bringing their ideas to surface at work. Tauruses are team players that dedicate themselves to getting the job done. A Taurus will go the extra mile if they believe in the project. If they don't like a project or a supervisor, they'll get the job done, but may be stubborn about it. The bull must learn to sometimes respect a boss's orders.