Andrea writes on various topics, such as dating, couples, astrology, weddings, interior design, and gardens. She studied film and writing.
Understanding the Taurus
Gather around and drink your warm tea—or your favorite whiskey; it doesn't matter what exactly. Today we are going to learn as much as we possibly can about the zodiac sign Taurus and what it is like for a Taurus to date another Taurus. Mirror relationships often come with a high amount of compatibility, but they can have their sore spots.
Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac. It is a fixed earth sign. Earth signs are known for being sensory, hardworking, and great at managing resources and others. They can be sensual and focus on the physical—quite the opposite of the air signs who live in the ether, conversation, and the mind.
Earth signs want to work and enjoy the planet and what it has to offer. One of the greatest gifts you and I will ever receive is this planet right here, and it's Taurus' job to remind us of this. Taurus is the environmentalist tapping into the strength of their athleticism, the person diligently learning about recycling and composting, or the person with an incredible green thumb. The Taurus types help the world come into a discernible shape.
Two Tauruses Share Each Other's Burdens
I hope that, as you read this article today, you'll see the fantastic spiritual potential in this sign. All 12 signs have fantastic spiritual potential with incredible metaphors in their blueprint. Western astrology is founded on mathematical concepts; it's a calendar system. But most religious and spiritual concepts come from a place of math, of logic, and of trying to understand the universe around us. Religion is often explained in kitsch ways, but its purpose is to open the door to enlightenment, and the sign who often has this burden placed on their shoulders is the Taurus.
And how wonderful it must be for two of the same type to find each other and share this burden of showing all of us lost souls the beauty, reality, and comfort of life itself. Life is all around us today. It comes with an immense density. You have enough density in yourself to explore it your whole life and still find several rocks unturned.
Taurus + Taurus in a Relationship
Two Tauruses will naturally be attracted to each other. They will enjoy that they both are strong leaders in making life, sustaining life, and the creative souls they have. Sometimes Taurus only feels understood around people who are carbon copies of itself—this in part comes from their ego in thinking Taurus is the best and the other signs pale in comparison. Without Taurus, they believe the rest of us would never come to any sense of our own being.
Taurus can make for parents who think they know exactly how their child works, without actually getting to know them. They will struggle to understand the disconnect and part of this comes from their ego. What Taurus desperately needs is humility. With another Taurus you may be able to better see yourself and where you need to grow in your journey on this planet.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Dating the Same Sign
The great part about dating the same sign as the one you have is that you'll have plenty in common. The problem is all your faults are magnified because even though you get to share all your favorite things, you don't have someone who is taking care of the tasks you don't like so much and together you end up putting those off. You'll need to communicate and compromise about the tasks you don't like doing in order for them to actually get done.
It's important for two Taurus souls to come together and see each other for who they are on a regular basis rather than play in your head a fantasy of who is the other person. It's easy for Taurus to lose sight and be lost in their own thought bubble to suddenly have to come to terms with reality. Taurus shouldn't just assume but continue to be curious. Make sure to spend time with each other noticing and appreciating the differences, while also sharpening your common goals.
Advice for Taurus Couples
You may find that the two of you together can make for heated competition or passion. It's important to appreciate each other in the gentle moments as well. Just because one has tunnel vision and is ready to charge as the bull, doesn't mean that you have to do that as well. Take your time, try to control your temper. Try to learn from each other how to better yourselves.
You can be indispensable guides and help each other open doors you thought previously never could be challenged. Your efforts in this world are to be desired, so don't fret if you feel like progress isn't coming as fast as you would like. Things tend to fall into place for Taurus, and you don't have to rock the boat in order for things to happen this way. In fact, sometimes your temper cancels out the good things that want to come your way.
Stay true to each other, stay vigilant, and learn to introspect on compassion. Taurus is meant to walk the path of compassion, but can easily bite itself in the heel with its pride.
How to Have a Flourishing Relationship
This sign makes for hard workers; they make for backbones of families, protective and nurturing souls in relationships, and leaders as parents. Taurus has to balance its own machoism with its softer, gentler sides. A happy Taurus would be outside constantly, able to run free within nature, while also in a place with some amount of consistency, integrity, and solidness.
Taurus can be confused by too much sweeping thought or conversation. These types can frequently be athletic, and often veer on the tracks of either egotistical overlords or gentle shepherds. The best for you to follow is that of a shepherd, willing to interact with the whole, willing to learn and understand the black sheep among us, and willing to never let go simply because of differences. A shepherd is nothing without people, and sometimes it's the people who really lead the shepherd, who keep the shepherd from going mad.
Be patient, be willing to hear the constellations of the world and their promises to you. Don't let wonderful things in your hands slip away because you were distracted. Taurus needs to keep to its commitments and values. Dropping those precious to you can really damage your relationships -- and even soul. You don't have to set the sun in the sky for the whole world, but know the difference between the importance of being there to raise your children and stay in their lives and the arbitrariness of business organization and review.
Life isn't only about exploration and progress into greater spheres of reality -- it's about connection. Connectivity to yourself, and connectivity to your loved ones. With these things in mind, a Taurus + Taurus relationship can flourish.
April and May: What the Season Means for Taurus
Taurus hits around the end of April and into May. It is the center of spring. Taurus feels a strong need to prove itself after Aries' run. The ram starts the beginning of a new year. It shows the independence of a child from its mother. Taurus, the bull, often feels forgotten in the shadow of Aries. Taurus will try to show it is just as loud and as important.
During Taurus, we receive a great deal of rainfall, flowers in bloom, cold days and hot days, tornadoes, destruction, and new life. A number of couples pick their weddings in Taurus and Gemini. People in several countries graduate from school during the end of Taurus.
Characteristics of the Bull
Taurus is a proud sign. It wants to be nurturing and protective of all the people it cares to know. It can sometimes get stuck in its ways and not see any other perspective as important, but the entire cycle of the zodiac has its purposes in order to stabilize life, nurture us all, and bring us into a new age of enlightenment.
Taurus can focus on its goal to the point of getting tunnel vision. It will charge at you without taking into consideration other factors. Taurus is precise, but also has massive blind spots. It would be best for Taurus to take time to be introspective, though this doesn't come easy as you want to interact in the physical universe.
You want to have a solid place where you live, a relationship with a contract, and food on the table. You can be creative, loving, and affectionate—especially since guided by Venus, but without solid traditions around you, this can make you feel there isn't enough structure or hold in the world. Taurus wants to build structure partly because this is the shortcoming Taurus sees in Aries.
How Taurus Relates to Other Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Aries is a vibrant creative life bursting with energy painting the world in new colors after a bleak and monochromatic winter. Taurus wants to stabilize those colors into patterns. Taurus' organization is critical -- consider the fact that Easter typically falls in the sign of Taurus.
Christ's sacrifice stabilizes humanity; it's the focal point that allows people to unify with God. This is the hope of Taurus -- to be enlightened and with God in order to create and celebrate life. This can make Taurus a highly sensual and absurd being. Taurus can't fit the shoes of a God, and trying so will only ruin you, because you are a human and must keep your humility.
Aries gives birth to new life; Taurus nurtures and gives shelter to new life. Seeds are budding in Aries and blooming in Taurus. There are slight changes as we move into new signs. Taurus has to it the call of the lost souls to waken and be in alignment. Christians celebrate Lent to spend time in fasting, quietness, and reverence to open that door leading to the freedom and fullness of life. Taurus deals with this strange opening to the acceptance and clarity of God.
We see the darkest night in Taurus: souls unsure where to go or who to be in order to step into redemption. Whether you are Christian or not isn't what this article is about -- it's the metaphor here that plays into the idea and background of spring and how this energy relates to Taurus. It's an incredibly accessible metaphor, so I hope I'm not making anyone feel unwelcome here.
Taurus of course is governed so much by these ideas that it's counterpart Scorpio seems devilish in comparison, but more so, Taurus does not understand the purpose and beauty of Scorpio naturally. These two have a strong feud between them and the differences they hold in their opposite seasons.
To be honest, I feel like I'm more of a Scorpio expert. I understand the wide emotional range of the Scorpio, how they will sting you, and when. They have the most diverse sign considering the technically hold three forms: the serpent on its belly, the scorpion, and the one of the most powerful creatures of all -- the phoenix. The sign of resurrection. In this way, Scorpio isn't so different from Taurus, but uses completely different optics in order to help people and the world come into its place.
© 2017 Andrea Lawrence