Zodiac Signs

The 10 Best Things About Taurus

When you mention Taurus the Bull to anyone who knows even a little bit about astrology, the first thing they’ll say is, “Aren’t they known for being stubborn?” The answer is yes, they are, but I cover that in “The Ten Worst Things About Taurus.”

This article focuses on the good things about Taurus.

As the second sign of the zodiac, Taurus is an anomaly due to the fact that it is both an Earth sign and a fixed modality, which makes its personality very logical, practical, and focused on facts rather than feelings—for the most part. But the thing that makes the Bull so complex is that they are also ruled by Venus, which gives them their scandalously famous hyper-sexuality and taste for the finer things in life. So that’s why this list kicks off with Venus and then comes straight back down to Earth.

1. Sensual

Although one wouldn’t expect a sign symbolized by the Bull to be a writhing, throbbing, pulsating, hedonistic Pleasure Dome, we’re dealing with the Cosmic Ox here. One must keep in mind that although it’s an Earth sign, Taurus is governed by Venus, the planet of enchantment that rules over beauty, love, money, and all things that feel good. With Taurus, all five senses—taste, touch, sight, sound, and smell—come gloriously alive. Everything is fine chocolate, champagne, and the sweet taste of human skin while bathing in a natural hot spring and soothingly hypnotic music plays softly in the background.

2. Loyal

Unlike those flaky mutable air signs, Taurus is a fixed Earth sign—think of them as a 100-foot steel pole that’s planted 50 feet deep in the ground. They are like a rock you can lean on, like a raft you can float on to keep from drowning. No fair-weather friend, this is one ride-or-die rodeo Bull who will stick with you through thick and thin, through rain and shine, through the hard times as well as the good times. They are very protective toward those they care about. Not prone by nature to betrayal or cheating, you can rest assured that if they fall in love with you, they will be hopelessly devoted to you.

3. Trustworthy

Taurus seeks honesty in others more than they seek attractiveness, money, or fame. To a Taurus, their word is their bond and the truth is something sacred. If you tell them a secret, it gets locked in the vault. You won’t have to worry about it spreading across town or over the Internet—it’s safe with them. If they make a promise, they will make good on it barring some kind of cataclysmic natural disaster. But even in that event, once the dust has settled from the earthquake or the floods have ebbed from the tsunami, they will make good on that promise. But because they are so honest, they hate being lied to. If they catch you in a lie, they will never promise you anything again. They probably won’t even talk to you again.

4. Patient

Out of all the signs, Taurus is the one that never seems in a hurry to do anything. But it comes from a deep wisdom rather than carelessness or being easily distracted. They weigh every option and balance the good and bad before rushing to decisions or leaping to judgment. Like the famous fable about the tortoise and the hare, they realize that slow and steady win the race. They realize that worrying often makes a problem worse instead of solving it. They know that freaking out only stymies you, paralyzes you, and clouds your thinking—leading to more and more freak-outs.

5. Laid-Back

Cooler than an ice cube, more serene than a solitary cloud floating in a clear blue sky, more poised than a ballet dancer, and smoother than a sippy cup full of strawberry wine, Taurus is the most maxed-and-chillaxed sign in the zodiac. They are unfrazzled, unflappable, imperturbable, and impossible to psych out. They realize that even in the most dangerous and threatening circumstances, it can be fatal to tense up or lose your cool. They are like the Buddha in a Bull costume.

6. Determined

Despite their chill attitude, Taurus can get scarily focused when they set their mind to something. There’s a reason that the word “bullish” means strong-willed, vigorous, dominant, and decisive. When there is a project that needs to be done or a goal where they absolutely won’t forgive themselves if they don’t reach it, they forge a Zen-like resolve and systematically erase all doubt, silence all critics, and lay waste to anything and anyone unfortunate enough to stand in their way. And what kind of fool would think it’s a good idea to stand in a Bull’s way?

7. Kind

As strong as the Bull is, they are rarely mean. It’s heartwarming to see a creature be so tender and nurturing when it’s so rock-solid, so able to crush everything in its path when it’s stampeding. Taurus has an inborn sense of protectiveness for the weak and vulnerable. It’s another one of their unexpected qualities. They put others at ease due to their radiant strength. They can raise mighty oak trees from little acorns. They can take a sickly kitten and nurture it into a fierce wildcat. They are so giving that people often take advantage of it—and are later made to regret it.

8. Wise

As a fixed Earth sign that is rooted and grounded, Taurus is imbued with the type of wisdom that, no matter what question you ask them, they look back at you and say, “You already know the answer to that, friend—it all depends on whether you can be honest enough with yourself to face the truth.” Their timeless wisdom is based on common sense, stoicism, and the unshakable belief that nothing ever gets better if you start stressing over it. They make for good bartenders, therapists, and coaches. It’s why they’re the zodiac sign that most people are likely to seek advice from.

9. Organized

Methodical without being robotic, detail-oriented without being obsessive, and able to focus without losing the bigger picture, Taureans can juggle multiple responsibilities at the same time without dropping a single ball. No matter how complicated their life is, they refuse to get overwhelmed. They have a plan for everything that requires a practical solution, and they have an evil plot for everything that involves fun and relaxation. Whereas some people thrive on chaos, Taurus flourishes when there’s a place for everything and everything is in its place.

10. Realistic

If there’s one sign on the zodiac wheel known for keeping it real, it’s the Bull. Taurus lives with their feet (or if you prefer, hooves) on the ground rather than their head in the clouds. They are the type who solves problems rather than creates drama. They are planners rather than dreamers. More pragmatic than creative, they have sharp analytical skills and make for great team leaders because they are good judges of character and can easily discern between what people are capable of and what’s beyond their ability. They also keep it real with themselves. There is no bullshit in this Bull.

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