Taurus Zodiac Sign: Dates, Personality Traits, and More

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Take Life By the Horns: A Complete Guide to the Taurus Zodiac Sign

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Intrigued by the grounded and sensual nature of the Taurus? Represented by the Bull, Taureans are the anchors of the Zodiac. Dive into the world of Taurus personalities, from their love of comfort and beauty to their unwavering loyalty and practicality. Are you a Taurus, or do you know a Taurus?  Learn more about the Taurus Zodiac sign, including personality traits and compatibility. 

The Taurus Zodiac Sign at a Glance
DatesApril 20-May 20
CompatibilityMost compatible with Virgo and Capricorn
Personality TraitsGrounded, Sensual, Practical, Loyal, Persistent
SymbolBull ♉

What are the Taurus Dates?

Taurus is the second astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Taurus. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this sign between April 20 and May 20. If your birthday falls in this date range, you have a Taurus Sun Sign.

The Zodiac Sign of Taurus spans the 30th to 60th degree of celestial longitude.

Taurus Signs

Taurus, the Earth sign symbolized by the steadfast Bull, is ruled by the planet Venus, the embodiment of love and beauty. Much like the earth itself, Taureans are grounded and practical individuals who value stability and comfort. They are known for their sensuality, enjoying the finer things in life, like delicious food, luxurious textures, and artistic beauty.

Taurus Personality

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 Personality Traits

  • Strengths: Patient and Reliable, Sensual and Appreciative, Loyal and Devoted, Practical and Resourceful, Determined and Persistent
  • Weaknesses: Stubborn and Inflexible, Possessive and Jealous, Self-Indulgent and Materialistic, Slow to React and Change, Impatient with Criticism
  • Taurus Likes: Sensory Pleasures, Comfort and Stability, Creative Expression, Nature and the Outdoors, Spending Time with Friends and Family
  • Taurus Dislikes: Change and Disruption, Conflict and Arguments, Impersonal Environments, Unreliability and Flakeyness, Feeling Rushed or Pressured

Taurus Astronomy

Taurus, the Bull, is a prominent constellation best viewed in the northern hemisphere during winter and early spring. It boasts a rich history, dating back to the Bronze Age, and remains one of the twelve zodiac constellations. 

Locating Taurus is relatively easy. Look for the bright star Aldebaran, nicknamed the “Bull’s Eye,” which forms the V-shaped face of the constellation. This V shape is actually a cluster of stars known as the Hyades. Nearby, you’ll find the Pleiades, a smaller but distinct cluster often referred to as the “Seven Sisters.”

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

Learn More About Each Zodiac Sign

Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra | Scorpio | Sagittarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces

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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