The 3 Types Of Tauruses You Might Be

Photographed by Rochelle Brock.
Get ready to hit the brakes, stargazers. Mars-ruled, action-oriented Aries had its time in the sun, but as of today we're officially in down-to-earth, sensual Taurus season. The sign of the Bull might sound rough and tough, but the Taurean Bull is a lover, not a fighter. In fact, when we imagine people born under Taurus, the only bull that comes to mind is Ferdinand — gentle, big-hearted, and reliable.
But, that is not to say that all Tauruses are the same in likes, dislikes, and quirks. Some might be more in tune with their ruling element, earth, which would make them more cautious and rule-abiding, while others might be more influenced by their ruling planet, Venus, and those are the Tauruses who love rom-coms and pricey bath bombs.
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Whatever sort of Taurean energy you might channel, this is your time to shine, dear Bull. Read on to learn more about each personality type within your sign.
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The Tortoise

The Tortoise

Slow and steady wins the race, right, Taurus? Unlike fellow earth sign Capricorn, who's far more occupied with the end result of their hard work, you're much happier punching your card and making gains in your career gradually. You firmly believe that no task is too small to do well. And you probably have a specific workflow you like to stick to — come to think of it, you probably live by a well-honed routine in and out of the office. The worker bee type of Taurus finds comfort in the familiar and expected. It's only in these conditions that you feel most yourself and, in turn, most inclined to succeed.
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The Hopeless Romantic

The Hopeless Romantic

The Taurean definition of love is driven by a deep belief in commitment, comfort, and a willingness to be a little over the top, even after years of being together. On one hand, that means you're a sucker for poetry and hand-holding, and you probably dream of sharing a home with your partner. On the other hand, the premium you place on loyalty may prompt you to get possessive if your partner doesn't spend all their time with you. Luckily, your sensible ruling element, earth, keeps you from getting too carried away in any sort of fairytale fantasy: Even the mushiest Bull understands that real life doesn't always warrant elaborate, heart-wrenchingly romantic demonstrations. Besides, your partner offering you a glass of wine at the end of the day can be just as hot.
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The Leisurer

The Leisurer

Your ruling element and ruling planet make you drawn to the finer things in life. To put it another way, you might splurge from time to time. This doesn't mean you're an impulse shopper, Taurus — more accurately, you make careful, calculated purchases that you know will pay off, like a luxurious bedspread or a fine bottle of whiskey. In your mind, your preference to spend time in your home (as opposed to abroad or in other people's homes) all but justifies furnishing your living space with finery. Comfort and beauty are inextricably linked to this leisurely type of Bull, and you aren't ashamed to call your latest shiny buys "investments." Knowing your eye for quality, they very well may last a long time.
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