Zodiac Strengths: Your Taurus Personality
Explore the meaning and characteristics of your Taurus personality. The strengths and talents of Taurus Sun / Star sign.
If you were born with the Sun in Taurus, then strength comes from having stability. Your journey is about finding ways to be both comfortable and secure.
Because your Sun Sign symbolizes your core motives, you are likely to be driven by the urge to create and maintain your own security. Generally, this means at a material level, but can also be security of the emotional, psychological or spiritual kind.
Your journey requires you to build and then consolidate what you have gained. Symbolically, the Taurus personality is based upon the stabilizing forces through which foundations are built. First, you must establish firm foundations. Then you can have the pleasure of sharing and enjoying the fruits of your labour.
As the most “grounded” sign of the Zodiac, Taurus is about the tangible and ‘real’. You are gifted with a practical nature and are therefore able to easily grasp “the nuts and bolts” of reality. Ruled by the Earth element, you tend to believe that as long as something can be physically appreciated, it is reliable.
You understand the value of goal-setting and accumulating resources. Likewise, you know the benefit of having a plan. You are likely to be blessed with an abundance of patience and perseverance.
Your Taurus personality gives you the tenacity to get what you want from life – simply because you persist until it is achieved. Purpose comes from creating your own security. You find meaning through experiencing comfort whilst appreciating the pleasures of life. This is not always easy, and not without its challenges. Your path is designed to test your skill in consolidating your position in life without becoming stuck.
Taurus Strengths and Weaknesses
Born with the Sun in Taurus, you are learning how to navigate the material world. Taurus is a Fixed sign, which means it is concerned with the organization of physical resources. For you, this is about finding ways to create stability and comfort, without becoming overly attached.
You know what you need to generate stability and will generally accept the discipline that attaining this requires. One of your strengths is your degree of perseverance. You have the committment needed to finish what you start. You are likely to accept prevailing circumstances, and will patiently adhere to a chosen path. Your capacity to create goals and then stick to them is one of the features of your Taurus personality
You appreciate simplicity. You find a great deal of satisfaction in literally taking “time to smell the roses”. Your journey is about demonstrating how a practical relationship with the physical world can bring peace and stability. Because you focus on what is tangible, abstract concepts may hold little importance to you. When compared with practical “realities”, you may not see much value in anything too esoteric.
Taurus Sun or Star sign people tend to focus on material needs – whatever is required to feel comfortable and secure. But this does not mean you are materialistic. Another strength of the Taurus personality is your ability to be real. The emphasis on practicality actually has an emotional underpinning, with a strong link between your need to maintain security and your sense of self-worth.
In order to feel good about yourself, you need to know that your physical requirements are taken care of. It is important to know that you can provide for yourself and the people you love. Rather than trying to impress others with what you have, you simply want to know that you are able to meet material needs.
You will probably not risk adventure if it could lead to significant material change, and will potentially stay in the same job, house or life circumstance for many years. These same qualities operate on an emotional level as well, so that your affections tend to be enduring. You are likely to be very loyal, and are likely to enjoy the benefit of enduring friendships with others who also want you to succeed.
Your journey is also about your relationship to the body and its senses. With a strong sensual awareness, you take special delight in the pleasures which enhance life. However, too much comfort can lead to stagnation. You must also recognize when attachment to comfort is getting you bogged down.
You are learning to recognize how focussing too much on pleasure can hold you back. Desire is a physical response that can entrap as well as delight. There is much satisfaction in sensuality. You may be at your happiest when you kick back and take the time to relax. But a tendency to become overly attached to comfort can earn you a reputation for laziness.
When you let the desire for satisfaction overcome you, you can become stuck. Then you will notice the side-effects of inactivity such as weight gain, sugar cravings, constant lethargy or a tendency to excess sleep. Whilst comfort is a worthwhile goal, it can also be a source of entrapment if it means you end up spending most of your time on the couch!
Your sensual appreciation can also be expressed through artistic pursuits. You have a capacity for creativity that stems from your innate appreciation of beauty and form. Satisfaction comes from bringing beautiful things to life, and you may have a special talent for merging practicality and creativity.
“Useful” art-forms like cooking, gardening, pottery, floristry, fashion, sculpture and textiles have a particularly Taurean flavour. Yet any kind of creative expression that centres on the body or beauty could appeal. Your aestheticism is easily expressed in many ways, but you will tend to excel with projects that are also useful somehow.
The Taurus Personality
The Taurus personality is known for an easy-going approach to life. You are likely to be gentle by nature, and will accept others for who they are. Because you value peace, you will usually stick with the status quo. You rarely seek to change others, and in turn will resist attempts to be changed as well.
With the Sun in Taurus, your generally pleasant disposition means you are probably well-liked. You tend to avoid conflict or emotional extremes, seeking harmony and comfort wherever possible.
However, if pushed too hard, or backed up against a wall, then you can resist with a frightening intensity. Like the “bull in a china shop”, your Taurus personality means you could blindly destroy whatever is around you if you feel you are in a position from which there is no way out.
But this kind of emotional reaction is only seen in extremes, and your approach is more usually about peace and stability rather than creating conflict. Your Zodiac sign does have a reputation for stubbornness. You can hold onto resentments for years and years.
Your Taurus personality may lead you to avoid conflict, but begrudge others, which actually serves to keep conflict alive. If you are born with the Sun in Taurus you need to learn how to restore peace by letting go of emotional reactions when they are no longer appropriate or relevant to the situation at hand.
Taurus Star Sign people are also here to teach others the value of persistence, by demonstrating what can be attained through holding steady to a goal. Your gift is the practical awareness of knowing how to consolidate and accomplish material goals.
But along the way, you must learn to release unhealthy attachments, and the burden of excess desire. You can easily become so attached to material security that you lose sight of other aspects of life. Accordingly, your most important lessons tend to come about through letting go and accepting the inevitability of change.
Change is one of the biggest challenges for the Taurus personality to overcome. Your journey is also about coming to terms with unavoidable change. Knowing how to adapt without stubborn resistance is a major part of the Taurus journey. You need to learn how to move with the times, and recognize when a tendency to resist or fear of the unknown holds you back from making progress
Your greatest triumph will come from understanding how to maintain stability in the face of constant flux. At the end of the day, the true value of being able to accrue security is knowing how to let go of it when the time is right.
You can learn much about timing and release from your opposite sign Scorpio. Those born with the Sun in Scorpio (or Scorpio Star Sign) are learning to achieve very similar things to you. Taurus and Scorpio represent the polarity of Accumulation and Transformation.
Both Zodiac signs are on a journey to find strength through the proper management of resources. In fact, when you integrate more Scorpio characteristics into your Taurus personality, great progress can occur.
Sometimes this will involve navigating choppy waters. At other times, it will involve learning to relinquish your attachment to material needs. Just like the noble Buddha, who was also born with the Sun in Taurus, some of you are here to learn about overcoming attachment and desire. You can explore the value of material security by striving to overcome it.
Desire is, after all, nothing more than a fleeting emotional attachment to a temporary experience. Ultimately, the journey for the Taurus personality is about knowing what to hold on to, and what to let go of, in order to achieve equilibrium. Whichever path you travel, a grounded approach is required.
In time, you will learn that your greatest security comes from what you have built within. Self-worth cannot be based on what you have accumulated. Your material comfort, or lack thereof, is only a reflection of what you feel about yourself.
As your journey unfolds, you must learn to discern what has real value and what does not. By letting go of old, unnecessary attachments you can move forward as required. Then your sense of security is built on inner trust, which is the most stable foundation for your Taurus personality.
Your deepest insights come about through realizing that nothing is permanent. At the end of the day, you accept that change is the only constant in life. Born with the Taurus personality, navigating desire is both a test of personal integration, and a sign of real growth.
Some of you born under the Taurus Sun or Star Sign may feel the need reject the material path , but are learning about life through a physical lens. You too must come to understand that the acquisition (or lack thereof) of material goods does not define who you are. At the end of the day, the success of your journey will depend upon your level of stability and your ability to bring comfort to others.
Your journey is about consolidating what you start, without becoming trapped by inertia or attachment to comfort. Your Taurus personality gives you the ability to appreciate the simple things of life, and enjoy its pleasures. For your greatest happiness, you need to learn what to let go of so that life-affirming energies can continue to flow.
Taurus: Journey to the Centre of Consolidation
If you were born with the Sun in Taurus then you are likely to be gifted with a grounded practicality and ability to face life as it is. Your pragmatism can be both an asset and a source of comfort.
Make (something) physically stronger or more solid
Reinforce or strengthen (one’s position or power)
Combine (a number of things) into a single more effective or coherent whole
Sun in Taurus people are motivated by the need to:
- Create form
- Establish and maintain material stability
- Maintain patience in the face of obstacles
- Identify sources of security
- Accept the natural flow of life
- Appreciate the body and its senses
- Celebrate beauty
Taurus is a Fixed sign, which means it is motivated to contain. Taurus element is Earth which involves a focus on what is tangible or ‘real’. Therefore the Taurus personality is stable and pragmatic.
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