Disclaimer: your Sun sign is only a fraction of the complex system of planetary placements and interrelations that is your nativity. In fact, I would advise against considering your birth chart itself as a mere representation of your psyche and encourage you to start seeing it as a map of the multiple ways in which selfhood and experience intersect. If you want to know more about this subject, you can schedule a reading with me.
Taurus is the first sign of the Earth triad. Ruled by Venus, it symbolizes the sensuous element Earth at its most welcoming and fertile; your sense of Self is deeply attuned to these qualities, and your life is a journey towards the development of a healthy relationship with the world of the senses.
Taurus is firmly rooted in material reality, and, as a Taurus Sun person, you thrive when your surrounding environment provides you with the stability and security you seek; the motivation to attain physical and sensorial fulfillment, to experience the consistence of your presence in the world, to gratify your senses and to build solid and long-lasting realities is a powerful driving force. These existential urges are mirrored by your personality, which tends to display an steady, generous, stable aptitude; you seek to remain grounded and centered in your being, and, because of this, the energy you exude has a soothing, comforting quality about it.
You respond positively to people and situations who are similarly steady, uncomplicated and drama-free, because they feel more suited to your nature. What others might consider dull, materialistic or boring, as the simple, but ultimately essential things and experiences in life, is what adds to your sense of purpose: from comforts to a secure position, to good food and sensorial gratification, you’re attached to whatever nurtures and validates you on a basic, fundamental level. And still, you possess an unique stamina and determination that makes you unafraid to earn the things you yearn for: as hedonistic as you might be, you don’t shy away from hard work, and your ability to enjoy the results of your personal efforts is both an asset and a source of happiness. This dogged persistence can sometimes be viewed as stubbornness, but this is not too far removed from the truth: Taurus is a fixed sign after all, and, much in the same way, with your Sun in Taurus, you can be as immovable in your ways and rigid in your modus operandi and opinions as Earth itself. You aim to make your own decisions and be your own person, and can be reluctant and hesitant to approach innovative, unfamiliar solutions; you tend to stick with tried and tested formulas, and might even display traditionalistic, possessive traits.
Since you derive your self-worth and inner balance from a solid, consistent environment, disruptions of any kind can upset your inner well-being and trigger intense identity crises. For the same reason, you can’t stand being pressured or pushed around. Your dependable, loyal approach to human contact also stems from this: you have a tremendous staying power, but unfortunately, you can also get to the point of lingering in situations that you have outgrown, just for the sake of keeping with the status quo.
Your attention towards the simple, meaningful things in life enables you to recognize and value beauty and pleasure in every form: you have a strong aesthetic sense, and a very tactile approach to the surrounding reality. You appreciate anything that combines a pleasant appearance with an unfeigned, unadulterated, organic essence, and a functional purpose. The relationship with your body, as well as with your senses, is important, and constitutes a powerful instrument of orientation through life. You come home to yourself through calm, stillness, truth, and honouring your own idiosyncratic rhythms and timing.
Pictured: Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode, Taurus Sun. Author unknown. If this is your photo and you want it removed, please get in touch and I’ll take it down.