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Taurus Zodiac Sign: Dates, Personality Traits, and Compatibility

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Are you a Taurus, or do you know a Taurus? Represented by the Bull, Taureans are the anchors of the Zodiac. Learn more about the Taurus Zodiac sign, including personality traits and compatibility. 

What are the Taurus Dates?

Taurus is the second astrological sign of the zodiac.  If you’re born approximately between April 20 and May 20, then you are a Taurus. 

What Element is Taurus?

Taurus is an Earth sign, just like Virgo and Capricorn.

Taurus Personality Traits

Taureans are the sensual, practical members of the zodiac. Does that sound contradictory? It’s not.

Loving comfort, you are a tactile person. You enjoy plush lounges and fluffy rugs and being surrounded by soothing things. You prefer natural materials in your clothing, so cotton, silk, and cashmere are on your wish list.

You treasure good food and fine wine more than most folks. Gourmet foods are important to you, and friends know that dinner invitations are not to be turned down. You also have the ability to put together delicious meals even without a big budget. It’s not about the money; it’s about comfort and pleasure. You enjoy beauty in all forms, from art to song.

Traditional astrology gives your rulership to Venus, but I think that it belongs to the Earth. You have a strong desire to own rather than rent to put down roots. You value stability, and you are happiest when puttering around, whether it’s with a cup of coffee or in the garden. In your home life, you also value harmony. Thus, you look for stability in your relationship, and you are incredibly loyal to your partner. Taurus values sensuality and touch, too, which doesn’t hurt things. While you want your partner to have eyes only for you, you do not usually tip over into possessiveness (unlike members of some signs!). Let’s call it “territorial.”

But what about the bull-headed aspect of the Bull? Oh, it’s real. Taureans do not intend to fight. They are strong, dependable, hard workers. However, if there’s a heckler or kink, they can get argumentative. What might be perceived as stubborn is actually just a reaction to efforts to get the job done. Taureans are practical, and “pie in the sky” schemas (Air) take the eye off the end goal. Fortunately, Taureans will always calm down and come back to the center (unlike fiery signs). The Bull needs terra firma and harmony. When they achieve their goal, however, they do expect to be rewarded.

Taurus Compatibility

Best love matches: Virgo and Capricorn. You can build your own empire together.

Good love matches: Pisces and Cancer. Your home will be warm and snuggly.

Famous Taureans

Throughout time, there have been a number of historical figures, politicians, musicians, and celebrities who were born under the Taurus Zodiac Sign. These people include:

  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • Adolf Hilter
  • Adele
  • George Clooney
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Mark Zuckerberg

See the monthly horoscope for May!

See dates for the rest of the signs.

Are you a Taurus? Do you know a Taurus? Tell us about your connection to these Taurus personality traits.

About The Author

Celeste Longacre

Celeste is The Old Farmer's Almanac astrologer. She has also been growing virtually all of her family’s vegetables for the entire year for over 30 years. Read More from Celeste Longacre

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