April 19th - May 20th
Element - Earth/Fixed
Tarot Card - The Hierophant, Queen of Coins
Keywords - Comfort, Sensuality, Indulgence, Reliable, Patient, Traditional
Strengths - Practical, reliable as fuck, appreciators of fine wine and good company, devoted, logical, sensual
Weaknesses - There is a bullish tendency towards stubbornness and possessiveness, as well as a myopia towards material possessions and wealth. Many Taureans can develop food weirdness due to their focus on consistency and paranoia around possible insecurity - conversely, other Taurus creatures wholeheartedly embrace their hedonism and ingest anything that can't escape their velvety clutches. Honestly, Taurus, all we're saying is maybe take a break from being a libertine once in a while. Like, have a salad and some mineral water on Sundays, or something.
Like all fixed signs, Taurus is in every situation for the LONG HAUL. Once committed, whether it be to a grocery list, a work contract, or a relationship, it takes nothing short of a world shattering catastrophe to get Taurus to make a change. When you have that kind of loyalty in your life, it should be rewarded...perhaps with a velvety dessert, cashmere sweater, or an excellent vintage of wine.
Non-apparel gift suggestions for the Taurus in your life:
- Massage candles like this one. Anything that requires slow intimacy will tickle a Taurus.
- Silk sheets. Silk anything, actually.
- A complex herbal tea. Taurus/Venus rules the throat, which means most Bulls have lovely, magnetic singing voices. Unfortunately, it also means they are prone to laryngitis, strep throat, and a variety of pharyngeal issues.
- Precious jewels. Gold. Your soul. Did we mention the Taurus tendency towards opulence?
Rule of thumb for Taurean apparel - it must feel wonderful on their skin. This knit cardigan is soft and breathable by itself, and becomes divine when paired with it's matching, ultra soft bralette.
Luxe jersey was made for May birthdays because it's soft, stretchy, and flattering. The Simone dress by L.A. based N.L.T. is perfect for a seven course meal, sexy time, or a nap on the couch. Yes, in that order.
Sometimes leather harnesses feel a bit restrictive, and that is a sure way to piss Taurus off. Try an elastic chest harness instead for bulls who love the look of a harness but are not down for chafing.
When it comes to accessories, most Taureans prefer delicate faire. Heavy jewels hurt, and anything overly complex will deeply annoy a bull. Check out these dainty but impactful skull earrings from KBD, which boast opulent mother of pearl ornamentation above baby skulls in sterling silver.
There is an optimism to Taurus season, and to Taureans themselves, honestly, in how they approach life projects. No other zodiac sign is quite as zealous in their belief that hard work will always pay deserved dividends to the worker, and that things will work out swimmingly based sheerly on the forceful Taurean effort. We've included lighter, groovier tracks on our Taurus soundtrack this year so that we can all imbibe some of that springy optimism and motivation, from Taurus singers Greg Dulli of The Twilight Singers, Robert Smith and The Cure, Tori Amos, The Dresden Dolls, and Iggy Pop.
Hug a Bull today!