First of the Earth signs, steady, reliable, sensual Taurus is defined by her determination to carry out her commitments. Her loyalty once given is typically unwavering, her patience seemingly unending. The Taurus person could well be the reason for the phrase, the salt of the Earth due to an admirable devotion to routines.
Often quiet in outward affect, Taurus nonetheless revels in creature comforts. Her pleasures are usually the simple ones that make her feel good in body and soul. Good food, good company, satisfying conversation, small self-indulgences, and creative outlets are the ways the typical Taurus makes herself happy on a daily basis.
The Taurean true self tends to be stoic in the face of adversity, taking troubles in stride, seeking solutions instead of engaging in poor-me whining. Her first instinct is to be a risk-averse conformist when it comes to chances for making big-leap changes in life. Security is vastly important to the Taurean true self, so much that when she feels safe and comfortable she can stubbornly refuse most opportunities that others suggest as an "advancement" or "improvement".
The ego-self of the Taurus prizes being rational and reasonable. The typical Taurus dislikes outwardly showing too much emotion out of a fear of somehow being judged for for a lack of intellectual prowess. But she can inwardly seethe with feelings of possessiveness or jealousy when out of balance.
When her sense of security or attachment to what she values feels threatened, you can count on the Taurean ego to erupt with surprising force and take a long time to calm down. Don't get on her bad side because the Taurus ego can carry a grudge forever because she rarely lets go of resentments. These instinctual responses are part of the Taurus karmic search for an unbreakable sense of security, which in part includes feeling an indestructible sense of belonging with those she deems as loved ones.
Usually known for a clear sense of right and wrong and for having enormous resilience, the Taurus person surmounts most obstacles with persistence and an artistic kind of creativity. She feels it only right to think things through before expressing an opinion or making the logical, practical decision as ostensibly free from emotion as possible.
But of course there is an underlying emotional component in every Taurean decision which is to maintain security, loyalty, and keep her word. Once a decision is made, a Taurus rarely allows herself to change her mind. This can give the impression of being intolerant to different point of view, but the Taurus see it as keeping herself in integrity.
Traits of the Traditional Taurus
steadfast / stubborn
productive / thorough
materialistic / possessive
sensual / hedonistic / self-indulgent
fixed / routine
Do you see yourself represented fully and accurately by your Sun sign? What ascribed characteristics fit you, and which ones don't?