Taurus Personality Traits: What to Know on the Zodiac Sign
These Are the Major Taurus Traits, According to an Astrologer
Astrology often seems like it knows you better than you even know yourself. It has a way of revealing your personality traits, motivations, and strengths. If your birthday falls between April 20 and May 20, your zodiac sign is the headstrong and practical Taurus. As reliable earth signs, Taureans are hard-working, stable, and drawn to materialism. They crave comfort and security, which explains how they got their homebody reputation. Plus, they're all about aesthetics and living a fancy lifestyle; it's no secret that Taureans have a soft spot for nice things. At times, Taureans can be stubborn or have a temper, but they're typically patient and compassionate.
Are you in tune with the Taurus way of determination and love for the finer things in life? POPSUGAR spoke with professional astrologer Tamerri Ater-Ntonni to unravel Taurus personality traits, so you can know what to expect in yourself or other Taureans.
Taurus Traits: They're Luxurious
Taureans are hedonistic and crave a lavish lifestyle full of self-care and comfort. They know their worth; they need to feel like they're living their best life at all times because they deserve it.
"Taurus is ruled by Venus — the planet of love, beauty, and pleasure — and as an earth sign, it's connected to appealing to the five senses," Ater-Ntonni tells POPSUGAR. "High-quality food, textures, music, and atmosphere can be the keys to winning a Taurus's heart."
Taurus Traits: They're Romantic
Although earth signs are typically practical and realistic, Taurus zodiac signs can get lost in their romantic fantasies. Plus, since they're fixed signs, they're as loyal as could be to their lovers, and they'll do what they can to fight for the people they love.
A Taurean's affinity for love doesn't come from nowhere. According to Ater-Ntonni, "Venus was the Roman goddess of love, so pleasure and romance are two things many Taureans prioritize. Taurus signs know how to make a partner feel special, and they secretly long for the same in return."
Taurus Traits: They're Tough
Taureans have a strong head on their shoulders, partly due to their fixed-sign nature, which gives them lots of staying power — and stubbornness. They stand their ground in the face of adversity, but at times their headstrong mentality can come off as harsh and insensitive.
"Taurus is represented by the sign of the bull, a sacred animal in many ancient cultures that is slow, steady, and unassuming until angered," Ater-Ntonni says. "Bulls are muscular, big, and fast, and they shouldn't be messed with!"
Taurus Traits: They're Grounded
Ruled by the second house of security, Taurus zodiac signs need stability. They have a knack for rooting themselves in nature and the present moment. Additionally, they're pragmatic and can generally see things objectively.
"Taurus is a fixed earth sign, which means they are as stable and rooted as they come," Ater-Ntonni says. "Earth signs are the practical builders of the zodiac, and Taurus people come across as solid and supportive."