Taurus is one of the 12 Zodiac signs in astrology, and this is the second sign of the Zodiac. Each Zodiac sign has its own energy, and this shows how the energy is expressed for different planets, bodies, and other positions. You're likely most familiar with your Sun sign, and a Taurus Sun is practical and sensual in some way.
Taurus Astrology & Your Natal Chart
Wherever Taurus is present in your natal chart, this is an area where you're practical, sensual, and loyal. If you have any natal planets in Taurus, you can feel the Taurus energy strong personally with whatever that planet rules.
Taurus is an earth sign, along with Virgo and Capricorn, and the earth signs are super practical and focused. Taurus is also a fixed sign, along with Leo, Scorpio, and Aqarius, and the fixed signs take more time to get moving, but stay with it. Taurus connects with the 2nd house of money, and is ruled by sensual Venus. Ceres, planet of nourishment and support, is also argued to be the ruler of Taurus.
At-a-Glance Taurus Keywords:
Taurus in Astrology: Grounded
Taurus is the most grounded sign in astrology thanks to being both an earth sign and a fixed sign. Taurus is at its best when it's fully grounded, and this allows the Taurus energy to manifest in the most beneficial ways.
Taurus in Astrology: Practical
Taurus is a practical sign in astrology, mostly thanks to being an earth sign. The earth signs are the practical ones in the bunch, and Taurus tries to be practical with most things. This helps Taurus be more realistic.
Taurus in Astrology: Sensual
With Taurus being ruled by Venus, Taurus has strong sensuality. Being an earth sign connects Taurus to the physical world and our bodies, so it governs our senses. Taurus is present in the here and now, and connected to everything it can touch.
Taurus in Astrology: Indulgent
Taurus is the most indulgent of the signs, and moderation is often something Taurus needs to learn. Being so connected to the physical world and body, Taurus can overdo it with food, drink, and sex, so learning moderation is important.
Taurus in Astrology: Stability and Security
Taurus is the second sign coming after energetic Aries, so this is where things slow down and focus is given toward improved stability and security. Taurus doesn't like things being wild and crazy, unpredictable and unreliable. Taurus wants things to be steady, and when it is, this increases Taurus confidence.
Taurus in Astrology: Resourceful
Taurus connects to the physical world, which means Taurus is also the ruler of resources (partly why Ceres connects to Taurus as Ceres rules resources). This is material possessions, physical objects, as well as money and intangible resources. Taurus can be resourceful with whatever it has.
Taurus in Astrology: Dedicated
Taurus is one of the most dedicated signs in astrology. Being a fixed sign plus earth sign, Taurus is loyal to people and relationships, jobs and employers, projects and hobbies. It takes a long time for Taurus to move on, so it's reliable, but it can also get stuck.
Taurus in Astrology: Stubborn
Taurus wants to take its time for everything, and that can sometimes mean Taurus is super stubborn. Taurus doesn't want to budge, Taurus doesn't want to change its mind, Taurus doesn't want to move on to something else.Taurus believes that it's right, and it can be difficult trying to get through when its mind is set.
Where Your Taurus Energy is Found
If you have any natal planets in Taurus, the way those planets express themselves is via Taurus, so they are practical, grounded, and sensual. The more Taurus planets you have, the more Taurus-like you can be.
Even if you have no natal planets in Taurus, you will have at least one natal house with Taurus. The house that falls in Taurus (has Taurus on the house cusp) can show areas of life where you take a practical, stable approach. If you have no Taurus house cusps, Taurus is intercepted (contained) in the house that falls in Aries, and your Taurus energy can manifest subconsciously with whatever that house rules.
Transit Planets in Taurus
When the transit (moving) planets are in Taurus, this can give all of us some Taurus energy to play with. The transit Sun is in Taurus roughly every year from mid April to mid May, and this is Taurus Season, which makes us more practical, sensual, and we can take things slow.
Transit Mercury in Taurus can make us take time to make decisions, but we stick with them once we do; transit Venus in Taurus is one of the rulers of Taurus, and this amplifies the sensual energy of Taurus in our connections; transit Mars in Taurus slows us down so we can be confident in our choices first, but keeps us going once we get started; transit Ceres in Taurus puts one of the other rulers of Taurus at home, and amplifies the practical and resourceful side of Taurus; and transit Jupiter in Taurus makes us more grounded and practical and brings opportunities for resources and stability.
Transit Saturn in Taurus can bring out issues we have with Taurus, so issues around being practical, sensual, resourceful, and confidence. Any issues around that, we can struggle with, and Saturn can prompt us to work it out. It'll be a little while before Saturn comes back to Taurus (2028-2030).
Transit Uranus is currently in Taurus, and it's forcing us to make changes that impact our stability, security, and resources. We may fight this at times and feel insecure, but it ultimately leads us to great security. It'll be a while before transit Neptune moves to Taurus (2038), but when it does, we'll take a more practical, grounded approach to spirituality. Transit Chiron moves to Taurus starting in 2026, and grounds our healing energy as we deal with wounds impacting stability, confidence, and resources.
Transit Pluto won't be in Taurus for a very long time (the end of the century!), but once it is, we'll transform stability/security and use grounding to empower ourselves.
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Strong Taurus Energy in Astrology
When multiple planets are in Taurus in your natal chart, this can give you strong Taurus energy in your life and personality. You can be sensual, grounded, and practical. This can be the case if you have a Taurus stellium (3+ planets in one Zodiac sign), or if you have 2 of your primary triad (Sun, Moon, Rising) in Taurus.
You can also feel that you have strong Taurus energy if your natal Ceres is strong, or your natal Venus (particularly if in an earth sign) since these are the planetary rulers for Taurus. This can be the case if your natal Ceres or Venus is conjunct your natal Sun, Moon, or Ascendant, or your 1st house ruler, or if your natal Venus is a singleton (only planet in an element, modality, or house type).
When multiple transit planets are in Taurus, this gives all of us a strong dose of Taurus energy all at once. We're all taking things slowly and being practical. How we end up feeling this personally is usually focused on the house in your natal chart the Taurus energy occurs in.
Suggested Reading: The Taurus Sun sign page