An embodiment of the goddess in her corporeal form, the feminine Taurus is the zodiac’s ultimate Earth Mama. Ruled by Venus, the Empress of Love (whose motto is “All acts of love and pleasure are my rituals”), the Taurus woman lives completely by that truth.
Beauty-loving, sensual, and at times even slightly hedonistic, the Taurus woman naturally embraces the finer things in life: Not only does she have refined tastes in material goods, she also has a deep reverence for nature.
A female Taurus is woman of substance, who treats her body as a sacred temple. She is abundance personified, a living cornucopia in human form. Taurus is a fixed sign, which means that you will find determination, self-reliance, and perseverance in women born under the sign of the Bull. These women are powerful forces to be reckoned with – when they set their mind to something, you can bet that it happens!
At the same time, the Taurus woman balances a forceful focus and formidable work ethic with an enjoyment of pleasure, relaxation, and beauty. She works hard, and when she’s done for the day, you’ll find her resting hard, too – like a Bull in the clover. She is stable and reliable, and everything she does, she infuses with great purpose. If it’s worth doing at all, she’s going to make sure she does it well, down to the finishing touches – and that includes every facet of her existence, from personal creative projects to all aspects of her career.
That thoroughness and fixity will sometimes get her in trouble if she’s committed to something that her heart’s not truly in – because once the blinders are firmly strapped into place, she’s usually in it for the long haul.
Making time to take it easy and enjoy life is essential to the well-being and balance of these patient and persistent women.
THE TAURUS WOMAN: LOVE AND SEX
Loyal friends, and companionable, ardent lovers, a Taurus is yours for life – unless you cross her firmly set boundaries, in which case, prepare to feel her horns!
Once she sets her heels, the Taurus woman is rooted to the spot in her position, so forget about trying to sway her back to your point of view. You might be surprised by her sense of humor, which can be playful and even shockingly raunchy! This is a relationship to be enjoyed heartily – honor her as an incarnation of Aphrodite and she will shower you with delight. She will, without a doubt, teach you a thing or two.
The Taurus woman is a deeply sensual being, and regards lovemaking as one of the greatest art forms. She loves lots of foreplay, cuddling, mutual massage, and long, languorous hours of touch. No wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am business is going down in her arena – no sir! This lady is going to take her time, and do it right. You can count on her to be thorough and dedicated about getting exactly what she wants out of a sexual experience: Maximum pleasure both for you and for herself, equally.
That being said, she really doesn’t have time to coax a shy or reticent partner out of their shell. You’re either ready to rumble and take the Bull by the horns, or you shall see her tail as she nimbly trots away.
If you learn how to love this earth goddess like she deserves, you may win her for keeps – or, at least for a long while. Taurean women tend to be steadfast in relationships and trustworthy.
Earn that trust, and you will find yourself blessed by the Queen of Heaven in earthly form, who you can bet will work hard to make the relationship between you a vision of bliss.
THE TAURUS WOMAN: HOME AND FAMILY
The living space of a Taurus woman is the essence of home. She is incredibly affected by her personal environment, and she will make sure that when you walk into her house, you feel as comfortable and at home there as she does.
Her furnishings are practical and cozy, often well lived in, but well taken care of, too. Hand-carved wood elements or rough-hewn pieces are always appealing to this earthy lady, and you shouldn't be surprised to find her windowsills covered in crystals, potted succulents, and found objects from the earth like pinecones, dried fungus, or driftwood. The natural world is her haven, and she is happiest when she can look out her windows and see mostly trees. Low light and candles burning create an intimate atmosphere for the seduction of the senses that she so innately understands. The scent of fine incense often lingers in the air, and she may be fond of smudging her rooms regularly with sage or cedar.
Taurus women are excellent nurturers, and often make fantastic cooks – usually of healthy, stick-to-your ribs meals. No child of a Taurus mother will ever go hungry or want for any creature comfort. Warm, snuggly blankets abound on all the beds, and the chairs and sofas may be softened further with fluffy sheepskins. This is a space for mother and child to lounge, cuddle, read stories, sing songs, eat delicious and nourishing porridge, and gaze wonderingly at interesting rocks and lichens.
Touch is important to a Taurus, and she makes a very hands-on parent, always ready with a loving hug or hand to hold. Routine is important in a Taurus household, and discipline is followed because it always just makes such perfect sense! Firm, grounded Taurus creates a safe and secure haven for all beings to thrive.
THE TAURUS WOMAN: WORK AND MONEY
Something about these women calls to mind the strong, determined women who went back to the land in the commune movements of the 1960s and '70s. These hands-on, hardcore hippies lived true to their ideals, and were eager to learn the old ways and put them to use, whether that meant baking wholegrain bread, midwifing babies, wildcrafting herbs, or building their own homes out of recycled materials.
There’s a quiet capability about the Taurean woman – never afraid to roll up her sleeves and do the work, she can surprise you with her physical and emotional strength and resilience. You will often see these women working in some kind of design, whether it's graphics, architecture, or fashion. Taurean women are often artists, poets, or musicians, and are deeply inspired by the earth and all her creatures. Plants and animals speak to her soul, and are often expressed through her creativity – even if she doesn’t have a garden or a pet of her own to nurture. Most Taurean women are also deeply drawn to stones and crystals, and many of them create jewelry.
You might call the Taurus woman bull-headed at times, but she’s not stubbornly digging her heels in just for the sake of being right. The truth is, she has extremely well-thought-out, practical, and extremely reasonable points to make, and it’s difficult to argue with her rationale.
Once she sets her mind to do something, she just makes it happen – no matter what. Exceedingly reliable and satisfied by working hard at something she enjoys doing, you can trust that your Taurean will get the job done on time, with grace and aplomb. A Taurus woman manages her money well, and knows how to save – and how to spend! Part of why she works so hard is so that she can enjoy the finer things in life.
THE TAURUS WOMAN: GIFT GUIDE
Taurean women have a wonderful way of combining totally solid practicality with a love of the exquisite that never feels frivolous or pointless. They have a way of showing you that form and function can always be brought together in the most harmonious ways. Health tends to be important to them, and they are usually extremely physical, whether dancing, doing yoga, or practicing martial arts.
Extremely comfortable in the natural world, you may find your Taurus in the garden, cultivating rare blooms or medicines, loving on her animal friends, or camping in the wilderness. If she likes to cook, it will often be something healthy and homegrown, simple comfort foods. Picture a female Taurus curled up near her hearth in the evening, with a mug of hot tea and some nourishing soup.
Graceful yet grounded, sensuous yet sensible, and lushly luxurious but never averse to getting dirt under their nails, ladies born under the sign of the Bull always have an excellent sense of style – projecting an easy elegance, whether dressed comfortably for hard work in vintage denim or for lounging voluptuously in flowing silks. Natural beauties, they are especially stunning without a speck of makeup, though they may enjoy playing with colors and sparkle for effect.
If you want to make an impression with a gift to your Taurus, choose something impeccably handcrafted and one-of-kind. She might not thank you for anything cheap, plastic, or mass-produced.
Useful and pleasure-giving gifts like herbal concoctions, natural body products, or something beautiful and unique created from wood or clay might be more likely to strike her fancy. It’s best if you can find out the specific thing that she’s had her eye on, because she would much rather have control over the sentimental objects she chooses to keep in her home.