Each month, our resident astrologer shares her horoscope wisdom so you can better prepare for the weeks ahead. But do you truly know your sign and how it impacts everything in your life, from your relationships to career to parenting? Do you know how to deal with your S.O.'s temperamental sign, your mother's authoritative sign, or your best friend's type-A sign? In this series, we explore the personality of each zodiac sign so you can shed a little light on your own personality traits and those of the ones you love. These insights will help you be the best version of yourself in all aspects of your life, from how to handle conflict with your partner to how to take better care of yourself.Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis
Yes, Taurus is the sign of money. But what's the point of having money if you can't enjoy it? As the zodiac's sensualist, your sign knows the value of hard work as well as the things and experiences that a steady paycheck can buy. You're an earth sign (along with Virgo and Capricorn), meaning you're truly down to earth. Combine that with your status as one of the zodiac's four fixed signs (including Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius), and you're everyone's go-to person for common sense advice and life hacks. Fixed signs like consistency and others appreciate your unshakable chill. Having Venus, the love goddess, as your patron planet makes people all the more comfortable around you. Just being in your presence is relaxing!
Taurus and Personality
As a Taurus, you're more sensual than you might realize. Because you're so connected to your body, you're confident in your movements in ways that other signs can only aspire to be! It's totally sexy. You're also remarkably calm even in the weirdest situations. The rest of us admire your ability to maintain your composure no matter what's going on around you. Even if you don't feel it on the inside, this sign makes you seem relaxed at all times.
The only drawback is that you can become so relaxed that you get in a comfortable rut. Set clear and tangible goals to avoid stagnating. On the other hand, your focus on the material world makes you practical, but it can also cause you to come off as selfish if you don't keep it in check. A little avarice is healthy, but give some of what you get too. Sharing is caring!
Taurus signs often possess an innate gift in the visual arts that flourishes in fashion and design.
Taurus and Career
Because Taurus is associated with Venus, there are two main paths your career is likely to take. The first has to do with money and anything related to it. You have a natural affinity for money, both earning it and understanding how you brought in the cash in the first place. That's why you see so many Taurus people in the financial industry or in very high-earning professions. Given Venus' affinity for beauty, the other route is art. Taurus signs often possess an innate gift in the visual arts that flourishes in fashion and design. Many Taurus people blend their talents with money and art to excellent effect.
Taurus signs often work in administrative roles because they have what it takes to roll with the punches of an in-demand office and can provide a stable foundation for the rest of the staff. Just don't let your co-workers rely on you so much that you don't have time to get your own work finished! It's easy to do because you want everything to be done to a high standard, but do what you do best and give yourself some boundaries as well.
Taurus and Wellness
If we're being honest, Taurus is one of the signs that's most likely to be skeptical about astrology and spirituality. They appreciate it from a distance, but they're way more concerned with the material sphere than the cosmic one, and that's why we love them! In order for a Taurus to really connect with a new philosophy or practice, it has to have a super-pragmatic application or be something tangible that they can see, touch, or otherwise experience with their five senses. If you're a Taurus, give crystals a try! Hold them in your hand and see if you can feel the energy shift.
Because they're so focused on the body, a healthy Taurus needs exercise. This sign is known for its stamina, so make sure you're challenging yourself with cardio and strength training. Tap into your Venus self with a dance-inspired workout. Most of all, forgo dieting trends in favor of a nutrition plan that allows you to eat the foods you really want. Opt for rich meals and potent flavors over empty calories. The spicier, the better.
Taurus and Relationships
You're most compatible with fellow earth signs Virgo and Capricorn, by far. No other signs understand your need for steady and committed companionship like they do. You find the water signs sexy but somewhat impractical. There's a lot you can learn from their spiritual approach to life, but the success of an earth-water partnership depends on whether the other party is ready to come down to earth. Air signs pose the biggest relationship challenge for you. They are idea people who love possibilities, but you care most about getting things done. Ultimately, something gets lost in translation.
In relationships, you're the solid foundation. The people who love you know they can rely on you no matter how tough the situation, even if it's just for a good time. You're the one they go to first for wine and restaurant recommendations given your excellent taste, and you get a lot of joy from taking your crew out on the town. You foster a special kind of camaraderie among your group, and it shows.
More than any other sign, Taurus parents care about ensuring their children have a wide range of rich experiences.
Taurus and Friendships
At a party, you're the one buying everyone drinks. Whether it's wine, espresso, or something else, ensuring those around you have something delicious to sip on is your favorite way to show you care. For you, it's all about creating the right mood. Rather than being introverted or extroverted, you hone in on where you're needed and fill that niche. Could this soirГ©e use some good music? If you're a singer, you step right up! You're at your best when you feel useful, so don't be afraid to roll up your sleeves and help out if you see a place to do so.
As the first fixed sign, you could always use a little more spontaneity in your life. Going to the same places with the same people on the same days is your default setting, but you may be pleasantly surprised at what happens if you deviate from your routine here and there. Focus on fully experiencing your adventures with all five senses. What does it feel, sound, and smell like? When you start answering those questions, you really start to have fun.
Taurus and Parenting
More than any other sign, Taurus parents care about ensuring their children have a wide range of rich experiences. They know that there are things to be learned during hands-on applications that you can't get anywhere else, so they'll get messy with their kids in the name of education. You're more than happy to do fingerpainting, yard work, or school projects with your little ones, but remember that no matter how much you want to do it for them, they get the most out of it when they do it for themselves.
You also want to instill in your child an appreciation of beauty in all its forms. Arts and crafts, music, and learning to dress well are near and dear to the Taurus parent's heart. You're an excellent creative cheerleader for your kids, encouraging any budding talents from a young age. Balance this with your practical, goal-oriented approach, and they'll be poised for success no matter what path their lives take.The Upside Issy Printed Cotton-Jersey Tank $75ShopTali Shine and Steph Adams Good to Glow $35ShopScratchpad Central Coast RosГ© of Pinot Noir 2015 $11Shop
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