What the zodiac sign Aries starts, Taurus completes. The zodiac sign Taurus is exceptionally dependable and reliable - meaning they are well suited to laying down the foundations for any task. What is most important to them is the feeling of stability, and they are rather talented in creating that security for all things that they touch. They are strong-willed and resolute types - sometimes even stubborn, meaning that once they fall into a routine that they find comfort in, it may be rather difficult to get them to change course.
They dislike change, and they plan their lives meticulously and with great discipline. They are not scared of hard work and understand that they may need to get their hands dirty in order to succeed. Their sense of diligence and determination is remarkable and highly admired by those around them, as they never walk away from a task that is incomplete. In their spare time, they enjoy the sensual pleasures of life; things that they can take in with their senses.
When it comes to having a Taurus sweetheart, you’ll need to prepare yourself to have a lot of patience. To a great degree, the Taurus zodiac sign is a sensual one - they love touch and smell. Loving with all their senses is critical to them, but they also require more time to make a safe environment where they can express themselves sensually with their lovers. When they develop enough intimacy with a friend or family member, they turn into a bit of a softie - now and then they can even become needy. When this happens, they will have to keep their feelings under control and clutch at more practical thinking, while simultaneously understanding the change and actions of their lovers.
Loving with all their senses is critical to them, but they also require more time to make a safe environment where they can express themselves sensually with their lovers.
For long-term relationships they regularly pick individuals that come from a similar social status that can meet them intellectually, as well as the expectations of their family and friends. The Taurus zodiac sign tends to hold on to conventional values and to the more practical aspects of life, meaning that they rarely pick a partner who won't satisfy their fundamental expectations for their family and their upbringing.
The Taurus zodiac sign tends to hold on to conventional values and to the more practical aspects of life.
Being worldly creatures, the Taurus zodiac sign frequently gives and accepts love through gifts and other material means. In the cases where they stick too rigidly to convention and decline to push themselves through social taboos, they can wind up being full of disappointment. When the Taurus zodiac sign is filled with frustration, they can sometimes find it hard to direct their emotions, meaning that they can wrongly blame the individual that stands before them.
The Taurus zodiac sign typically adores material things and will buckle down and work hard to attain them. They are solid, dedicated, patient and careful, whether they are a worker or somebody in a place of power. If they happen to be putting their concentration on one particular venture, they will solidly stick to it, regardless of what occurs in their general surroundings. Security and stability are the values on which the Taurus zodiac sign bases their foundation - and their working schedule. The look for material joys and rewards, though they also have a real need to create their own particular feeling of value and develop for themselves a lavish, yet down to earth lifestyle. For them, work is just a path to make that dream a reality.
Taurus is a zodiac sign that is organized and efficient with their finances, and you can be sure that they will be prompt and reliable with all their bills. They are quite responsible when it comes to money, and they know that it is wise to save some cash for a rainy day. Though they love material things, they are not flashy, but instead are ready to make due with whatever salary that life gives them, whether it is small or large. Occupations that fit them are botany, banking, arts and crafts, and anything that involves their culinary sense.
Since the zodiac constellations were first cataloged by astronomers in ancient Greece, many of the stories that are associated with them come their mythology. Both are related to the amorous pursuits of the god Zeus.
Europa was a Phoenician princess, the daughter of King Agenor, who Zeus falls in love with as she takes a stroll on the shore and makes a plan to seduce her. While she is walking along the coast, Zeus appears to her and her companions as a gentle white bull roaming within her father’s flocks. The bull seems so docile and serene, that the maidens are unafraid. They gather flowers and garlands to hang on its neck and its head. Europa caresses the bull and eventually dares to sit on its back, which Zeus then takes as an opportunity to run off and swim with her into the sea. They keep swimming, with the terrified Europa on his back, to the island of Crete, where he ravishes her and reveals his true identity. He then makes her the first queen of Crete and later shapes the stars into the constellation of Taurus. From their union, she bore three sons; including King Minos, who creates the cult of the bull in Crete.
The Taurus zodiac sign is also sometimes attributed to legend of Io, another one of Zeus’s mortal lovers. She was a priestess of Hera and the daughter of Inachus, who founded the very same cult. Zeus notices and pursues her, though she rejects his advances. Regardless, this is noticed by Hera herself, who in jealousy wanted revenge. Zeus, in order to hide Io from Hera, transforms her into a white cow. Hera could see through the transformation however, and sends Argus, the many eyed monster - to guard Io and prevent Zeus from visiting her, but it is slain by Hermes. Hera continues to persecute Io, sending gadflies to sting her and follow her as she wanders the world. She eventually reaches Egypt, where Zeus restores her to her human form. She bears Zeus two children, and later marries the King of Egypt.