Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac cycle. The symbol of this star sign is the bull, reflecting its strength, stamina and power. Don’t let the raging bull trick you, Taurean are soft and gentle in their nature. They are very dependable, generous, ambitious and sensual. The typical Taurus have an eye for beauty and they are great with finances. They like to live lavishly, surrounding themselves with nice possessions and food but because of their need for security and stability they will not exceed their budget.

With the help of astrology we can understand ourselves and people around us better. Read on to learn more about the common traits of the Taurus and leave a comment about how accurate these traits you find.

1. Reliable and Dependable
Whether if it is a Taurus friend or an employee, you can always count on them. Taurus are not the typical social butterflies with hundreds of acquaintances around them. They prefer to have a few close friends that they hold dear and protected. A Taurus friend will not leave you disappointed.

2. Down to earth and Reasonable
Even when they are successful it rarely goes to their heads. Taurus, being an Earth sign always remains down to earth and sensible. They like comfortable and creative things instead of the flashy and over the top ones. Taurus have polite and pleasant personalities.

3. Patient
One of the assets of the Taurus is their patience. They go step by step, taking each day slowly and work toward their ultimate goal. Those born under this sign are very patient listeners. The same applies when it comes to dating. The Taurus man will survey the situation and make sure the woman has something to offer him, before he offers himself. The patience of the Taurus woman is incredible, she gets what she wants and will wait for what she wants.

4. Persistent and Ambitious
Taureans are often admired for their endurance power and stamina. They simply want to get things done and with their persistent effort they will achieve their goals. They don’t let failures and setbacks bring them down. This steady, dogged persistence is sometimes viewed as stubbornness.

5. Artistic
People born under this sign tend to have interest in art, crafts, music and films. They like things that appeal to all the senses such as decorations, color, design. They have an eye for beauty. They like beauty in their home as well as visiting museums or theaters. Harmony, happy home life, stable relationship also represents beauty to them.

6. Tactile and Materialistic
Taurus like possessions and they like their home to be decorated with lots of things. They like indulgence, comfort be it a good meal or a bottle of fine wine. Given that they are very sensual, they enjoy tender touch and pampering moments.

7. Practical
As we mentioned earlier, the element of Taurus is Earth. Thus they are one of the most practical and reliable members of the zodiac. They like practical things and practical thinking and because of this Taureans can come up with great solutions. They can be conservative at times and they do not welcome change. They prefer the familiar and routine comfort of life.

8. Stubborn
Taurus tend to be very self dependent and they prefer to follow their own, practical way and act accordingly. It also means that once they make up their mind it is impossible for them to change the way they think. This stubbornness make them go the way they have chosen until they reach their goal.

9. Harmony and Stability
Some of the most positive qualities of this star sign is stability and determination. When it comes to love, the Taurus-born are devoted, romantic and can be possessive. Harmony is a very important value for their personal lives, so their partner can be sure that a Taurus will work hard for keeping it that way. They need order in their lives as without it they get very anxious. They need stability, security and comfort and one can be sure that they will also provide it to their loved ones. They are committed partners in a relationship.