Taurus is the sign of the zodiac for those born during 21 April - 21 May.
People born during this time are said to have been 'born under the [astrological] sign of Taurus' and are sometimes referred to as 'Taureans'. Many books and articles simply use phrases such as 'Taurus Man', 'Taurus Woman', 'Taurus Lover' and so on.
Taurus is is one of the three "Earth Signs", the other two being Capricorn and Virgo. It is referred to and depicted as the bull. The many styles of illustration used to portray and represent astrological signs depict the bull in various ways such as head only, horns only, or full body from the front or side. The simple black line symbol shown here is widely used to represent the astrological sign of Taurus.
Taurus characteristics are generally said to include:
- Unruffled (not easily 'ruffled', anyway!)
Taureans appreciate their own personal security and generally detest broken promises and betrayals of trust. They have a reputation of being stubborn "bull-headed" yet their quiet strength and determination inspires others to trust them. Taureans tend to be highly dependable and trust-worthy. They are loving and patient, especially where the people they care about are concerned.
Taureans require defined purposes in their activities and relationships. People born under the sign of Taurus "The Bull" tend to be tactile, sensuous, seekers of personal comfort and physical pleasure. They are also lovers of nature and appreciate things of natural beauty.
Taureans typically enjoy participating in sports that require strength and endurance, also outdoor pursuits, and gentler activities such as picnics, hikes, and trips to botanical gardens. They have a lively sense of humour, and enjoy socializing.
Some people like to choose crystals and gemstones according to the astrological sign of the person they are for.
For more about the gemstones for each sign, see Crystals & Gemstones for Signs of the Zodiac.