Taurus – ♉ – Value – Bull – April 21/May 20 – Earth – Fixed – Yin (-) – Personal – Venus
Taurus is the bull. While Aries represents the fiery outburst of growth associated with spring, Taurus represents the slow fertility and stability of the season. As representing the element of Earth, Taurus is a very materialistic sign, concerned with the physical world and with practicality. Those born into the sign of Taurus are concerned with getting things accomplished, and spreading their work into the world. As a fixed sign, Taurus exhibits motion towards the center, reproducing and stabilizing what has already been started. Taurus is resistant to change and extremely enduring; Taurus creates and then Taurus preserves.
While Aries is represented by the virile ram, Taurus is represented by the male half of the fertile cow. The bull is calm, slow, and steady, but brimming with potential; Taurus represents the anticipation of spring, and the promise of better things to come. This Sun Sign also is associated with the Personal Modality, relating to self-discovery and exploration of one’s own potential. A Taurean is strong, practical, well-grounded, enduring, and unmoving. The sign’s polarity is that of Yin; the feminine. This is reflected in the sign’s association with fertility and the Earth. The bull does not put too many things into the world; rather, it takes things in and then gently reshapes them before putting them back. Taurus is the womb of the Zodiac, caring for the child of Aries. The House of Taurus is that of Wealth; Taurus is the sign of propserity and possessing things of value, including understanding your own self-worth.
Venus rules Taurus, and is associated with beauty, refinement, and grace. Venus gives Taurus the ability to harmonize with the rest of the world, and gives the bull feminine grace with which to live. Taurus’ association with Venus reinforces its own association with fertility and womanhood.