The Stars Crossed series focuses on astrological compatibility. While it’s way more complicated than just your Sun sign, we’re starting off with the Sun because it is an important part of your astrology profile. After all, it’s your core personality.
This month, we look at Taurus. Keep in mind, this will be general info. As we progress in this series, we’ll look at many other details so you can get the complete picture of the Taurus in your life (or yourself).
What to know about Taurus:
Symbol: The Bull
Ruling Planet: Venus
Key Phrase: I have.
Traits: determined, patient, loyal, creative, stubborn
There is no sign more patient than Taurus. They move at a slow pace. Why hurry when you can stop and enjoy every bloom? Because they are ruled by Venus, beauty is essential to them. They want to be surrounded by unique and beautiful things and plenty of comfort.
This means they need to feel safe, loved up, and relaxed when it comes to relationships. As a result, they don’t like to rush into any sort of partnership. Instead, they prefer to savor the journey, get to know someone on a deep level, and from there, they can establish trust. Once they feel secure, they are yours for life.
Taurus folks tend to be gentle, but if you push them too far, they will see red. The danger in this is that they stay mad. Once they are enraged, getting them to calm down becomes a major affair. In some cases, they are angry for life. Even if they forgive, they’ll repeatedly bring up the incident to remind you they haven’t forgotten.
The other issue with Taurus is stubbornness. While this can lead to persistence when operating on the high vibe, it can turn into stupid obstinance when on the low vibe. Nothing is more aggravating than trying to reason with a bull when they’ve made up their mind!
While some of the lesser attributes can make them exasperating folks to be around, their gentle, steadfast nature makes them good long-term bets for any partnership.
Romancing a Taurus: Go slow. Don’t rush the process. Give them time to open up. This means you’ll want to follow their lead. Once they feel secure, they tend to blossom. Taurus loves beautiful, thoughtful gifts – long-stemmed roses, a locket with pictures of their pets, or a luxe bathrobe (monogrammed, of course). Take them out to a fancy-pants restaurant (preferably carnivorous), and they swoon. At times, they will be “in a mood,” which could create power plays. Let them have some room to sort out their feelings – and then come back to the issue when they are ready (which…might take a while). Never, ever cheat on them. Once you cross that line, they will never fully trust you again, even if you apologize with every rose in town.
Taurus parents: Taurus parents like to ensure their children have the best of everything: nice clothes, the latest toys, and access to excellent schools. They’re amazing caretakers, and because they tend to have traditional values, they’ll ensure their children grow up with a strong moral compass. They can be overindulgent, which could spoil the child. And when the kid grows up into a rebellious teen, grudge matches ensue with the Taurus parent wondering, “What went wrong when I gave them everything?” THAT is the problem. A bit of restraint will ensure the child gets their needs met without becoming a petty tyrant.
Taurus children: It’s not hard to want to spoil a Taurus child. They are so beautiful, calm, and affectionate – what’s not to love about that? Most of them love to be held for long periods. While most kids enjoy physical affection, Taurus youngsters can never get enough. They respond well to praise (and presents). But if they get something in their mind, know they are not above throwing a good old-fashioned tantrum. You have two choices when they go that route: give in or set boundaries. I’d suggest the latter if you don’t want problems later on. They must learn they don’t always get their way, even if they think that’s unfair. Another thing: Taurus children can be possessive with their belongings. Teaching them to share at an early age will help them learn to be good friends or siblings.
Taurus bosses: If you have a Taurus boss, they’ll be a great listener and generous. They tend to treat their employees like “part of the family,” so company parties, picnics, and all sorts of “team building activities” can be everyday events. They are hard workers but slow. They’ll expect you to put in the effort and won’t mind if you aren’t running around like a jackrabbit. In fact, that makes them nervous. They’d prefer you take your time and get the job done right. Quality is everything to them – so don’t do a half-assed job. They may still keep you around (because they’re loyal like that), but if you push the Bull, you’ll get gored.
Taurus employees: Generally, Taurus employees are “lifers.” They like to find a secure job so they can settle in. Rather than sprint from one environment to another, they’ll stay…even if the company turns to shit. I’ve found that these sturdy types will weather through storms and downturns, always ready to keep things rolling. In other words, they can be trusted for the long haul. It’s important not to “spring” things on them (ex: last-minute cancellations). They hate that. If there are any upcoming changes, clue them in so they can prepare. Also: they don’t do as well in environments where they have to run around from one thing to another. While they can handle it, they don’t like it. How to make them happy: find their strength and what they love – and keep it steady.
Taurus friends: One thing I always say about my Taurus friends: if I’m ever stuck in the middle of the road at 3 AM, they will show up and bring a blankie. They can be counted on. Taurus buddies are kind, generous to a fault, and loyal as can be. These are the types that stick around for-ever. Think: the childhood buddy from grade school that you still talk to. Solid, steady, and reliable as all get out. Sure, they can be stick-in-the-muds at times, but once the party is over, they’ll be one of the last to leave, not before helping you clean up the mess.
I hope this gives you a lovely intro to our pleasure-loving Taurus Suns. Next up: Gemini Suns.
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