There are twelve signs in the Zodiac, one for each month of the year. Unfortunately, the signs and the calendar don’t align perfectly. The Zodiac begins in mid-March, not on January 1st and signs span from roughly the 20th or 21st of one month to the 19th or 20th of the next, not the 1st to the 31st.
When someone asks you what your sign is, they’re referring to your Sun Sign — where the Sun was in the Zodiac at the exact moment of your birth. But every other planet in your birth chart is also located in a particular sign, and is influenced by that sign’s unique energy. This explains why everyone who’s born under the influence of the same Sun Sign can still have such vastly different personalities: each of us is made up of a complex and unique combination of influences from the twelve signs, the twelve houses and all the planets, asteroids and points. And having lots of planets in a certain sign in your chart will only intensify that sign’s influence in your life.
Taurus is symbolized by the Bull, an association that is quite apt. This sign can be very stubborn, and tends to dig in its heels when faced with the need to step aside or — shudder — change course. But Taurus is also one of the strongest signs of the Zodiac, and can pull its own weight and then some when necessary.
A Fixed Earth Sign, Taurus defines stability, which can get dull — sometimes this sign becomes a stick in the mud. Thank goodness it’s ruled by Venus, the love planet! Venus lends Taurus a healthy dose of sensuality and a pleasure-loving streak about a mile wide. That’s why so many Bulls are built sturdily, with strong bones and muscles and some extra meat on their frames — they love to eat rich, delicious foods almost as much as they love lying around, cuddling with their sweetie. They’re charmers, in touch with all the sensual pleasures of life, which means they get a bit lazy from time to time. After all, why work hard when life is so deliciously enjoyable?
But Taurus also has a strong back that’s made for hard work, and an excellent grasp of resources. While this sign won’t shy away from spending a nice chunk of cash on something that’s really worth it — a gorgeous new outfit or a luxurious dinner at a five-star restaurant — it also knows when the credit card is maxed out and it’s time to pull back.
Taureans make great restaurant critics, farmers and luxury boutique owners.