- Symbol : The Bull
- Ruler: Venus
- Exaltation Ruler: The Moon
- Mode: Solid (Fixed)
- Element: Earth
When the Sun enters Taurus the Spring season is well established, and the amount of light in the day compared to night steadily increases. This sense of stability is reflected in this zodiac sign’s mode of operations, which also comes from it’s mode assignment.
Unlike Aries who are quick to act, Taurus has a measured and steady approach, building slowly and taking time to mature. The Solid mode (fixed in modern astrology) gives this sign a concern for maintaining and sustaining what has been gained or achieved. Taurus typically has an expression of resilience, endurance, and slow movement. These qualities give Taurean people the reputation for being steadfast, loyal and reliable. However there can be times when this steadiness can result in an unwillingness or inability to change quickly enough when change is needed.
Earth signs tend to operate more on the material, physical plane. Therefore the Venusian desire for beauty and pleasurable things is expressed through Taurus as an inclination for tactile and sensory pleasures. For example and interest in art, having quality clothing or furnishings, sex…anything which indulges the emotions and senses. The earthy, grounded practicality of this sign reveals itself through creativity in practical pursuits and quite often a love of nature.
A down side of this identification with the physical plane of existence can lead to over attachment to material things, trying to hold onto them long after their usefulness has past.