21 April – 21 May
The second sign of the zodiac. Stability, security and patience are strong characteristics. Risks are taken only when and if they are essential, and then only after careful consideration. Here is a sign that encourages a steady routine in life: more than anything else, Taureans need emotional security in their relationships and must have material security.
Taurus is the first sign of the earth element and the first fixed quality. Earth people are practical- literally down to earth! Venus, the planet of love, rules this sign and her influence ensures that Taureans have a great love of beauty, are sensual lovers and enjoy luxury. Taureans have a strong possessive streak and even the loved one may become just another possession.
Traditional Taurus Traits
Patient, reliable, warm-hearted, loving, persistent, determined, placid, security-loving
Jealous, possessive, resentful, inflexible, self-indulgent, greedy
Associations of Taurus
Body area: Throat and neck; the thyroid gland
Foodstuffs: Wheat and other cereals, berry fruits, apples, pears, grapes, artichokes, asparagus, beans
Countries: Ireland, Switzerland, Iran, Cyprus, the Greek Islands, the Italian Islands of Capri and Ischia