Everything You Need to Know if Your Zodiac Sign Is Taurus, According to an Astrologer

This sign doesn't take bull from anyone.

As we roll into the end of April, we switch from the impulsive, passionate vibes of astrology’s first season of the year—Aries season—into the more grounded, slow-paced energy of Taurus season. But just because this era is characterized by careful choice making, organization, and steadiness doesn’t mean it’s a boring time of year. In fact, few know how to enjoy the finer things in life like a Taurus does.

If the bull isn’t your zodiac sign, you can expect the intensity of the previous season to level out as you take a second to appreciate some more materialistic joys, like delicious food, thought-provoking art, and catchy music. Do you feel the need to rearrange your space? Are you suddenly having the urge to become a wine connoisseur? Have you become Ina Garten’s most adamant Instagram follower, determined to cook all of her recipes? Those are all the Venus-fueled Taurean vibes entering our solar system.

And if you are a Taurus, welcome to your element. It’s time to celebrate your birthday in all the earthy yet eccentric ways you find most comforting. To learn more about what it means to be a Taurus, HelloGiggles talked to astrologer Lisa Stardust. Here’s the scoop.

Birth Dates: April 21st-May 21st

Symbol: The bull

Ruling planet: Venus

Element: Earth

Quality: Fixed

Season: Spring

Your defining character traits:

As the second sign in the zodiac, you have a unique set of characteristics that set you apart from other earth signs. While Venus, your guiding planet, can make you crave a lavish, materialistic lifestyle, it’s your element that mostly dictates your approach to pretty much everything.

“Slow to start and anger, a Taurus observes before committing to anything,” Stardust tells HelloGiggles. “Once you get a pinch […] of inspiration, you are motivated to run after your goals.” Above all else, you are known for being stuck in your ways, but those characteristics often give way to intense loyalty. According to Stardust, you stay firm in “your unwavering heart and dedication to your beliefs.”

Who you’re compatible with:

Much like Aries, the sign before you, you find your fellow earth signs—Capricorn, Virgo, and other Tauruses—to be compatible with you, especially Virgos, “due to their flexibility,” Stardust says. Beyond that, you can find matches with certain air or water signs. According to Stardust, you may like a Gemini for their engaging conversations, or a fellow Venus-ruled Libra for their appreciation of art and literature. When it comes to water signs, you may be attracted to Scorpio for the playful banter you share, or Pisces for their dreamy and romantic ways.

Your ideal career path:

For a Taurus, a career needs to straddle the line between stability and creativity. “You are a visionary,” Stardust says. “Any career in which you are using your artistry and aesthetic is ideal. You also love to create and embrace your projects with gusto and TLC.”

Your ultimate purpose in life:

Interestingly enough, Stardust says your ultimate goal is to finish what Aries, before you, started. “You are a hard worker who will use your artistic muscles to produce the incentives and ideas started by the sign before you, who’s Aries,” she explains. “Being the second sign of the zodiac, you can use your earthiness and stubbornness to ensure quality, productivity, and growth to all you encounter.” And when the day is done, you are ready to relax and take time for you. “After all, you work hard, so you need to play hard by enjoying sensual delights,” Stardust says.

You might be frustratingly unmovable when you make up your mind, but that’s part of your charm, Taurus. So celebrate your birthday season in typical bull style—by buying yourself something nice—and potentially very expensive.

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