The sign of Taurus is 2nd under the Zodiac, and they represent the management of the ego.
Governed by the Earth Element, and fueled by their sensations and fixations, Taurus finds its importance in the material world.
Taurus is also ruled by the planet Venus and symbolized by The Bull, which influences them to seek out the aesthetics and the pleasurable.
Here are 15 weird quirks of a Taurus, and why they’re often the most stubborn of the Zodiac signs.
#1 – A Taurus Thrives On Other People
One of the great qualities of a Taurus is that they depend on others. But, this dependence isn’t due to their shortcomings or weaknesses. This tendency exists because a Taurus desires to get approval from other people. And, this is especially true when it comes to friends and family. To a Taurus, what benefits the beehive is what benefits the bee.
#2 – But, They’re Not Altruists
Most of Taurus’ goals in life are based on self-preservation. This is driven by their preferred mode of life: sensation. Even if it was to please other people, a Taurus won’t like it if it’s at the expense of their sensibilities and pain thresholds. If they can invest in themselves first, a Taurus will usually choose that option.
#3 – And, They’re Stubborn To Boot
If there’s something that a Taurus is notorious for, it’s that they’re stubborn–and, quite so in fact. Those who’ve had Taurus partners usually note they have a fixed quality of mind on things. In other words, if Taurus believes they’re right, they will argue to the ends of the Earth to show people they’re right.
#4 – A Taurus Wants To Be With The “In” Crowd
Usually, a Taurus can’t help but put their pulse on what interests others. More often than not, they will usually subscribe to the latest “hype” and “trends” of popular culture. This is primarily due to their reliance on sensations to influence their decisions.
#5 – But, They Don’t Want To Become Followers
Though a Taurus has a strong propensity to get along with a crowd, they want to make themselves different. Grounded by their Earth Element, a Taurus wants to have an assurance of their importance. And, in terms of jobs, this usually means they wouldn’t want to stick to the role of supporter for long.
#6 – And They Tend Towards Procrastination
Given enough outside noise, a Taurus is a prime victim of procrastination. Their need for gratification plus their high sensation tendencies makes Taurus prone to lots of distraction. In cases like these, it usually takes fear-based tactics to get them out of that rut.
#7 – A Taurus Loves A Nice “Plan”
Though Taurus isn’t likely to brood all day long, they’re not dismissive of plans. On the contrary, their fixed state of mind on many things propel them to plan out things in advance. And, given prolonged contemplation, a Taurus can make a strategy that would baffle even the most seasoned of analysts!
#8 – They Like To Hand Out Advice
For good or for ill, the Taurus is an observer extraordinaire. Their sensory modes give them the advantage to get information from different unconventional sources. As such, the Taurus can become an insightful advisor to many of their friends.
#13 – A Taurus Is A Staunch Materialist