Stubborn determination is the hallmark of the Ox Taurus. Those born under this sign simply do not accept “no” for an answer. Hard work and dedication to a cause will earn you the highest respect in a Ox Taurus’s eyes. Members of this sign tend to see things as “black or white”, meaning that there is rarely a middle ground to any situation. People’s actions are either right or wrong, things are either good or bad, people are either hard workers or lazy slobs. The word “compromise” does not exist in the vocabulary of a Ox Taurus. They know how they feel and have no reason to question it.
Ox Tauruses hate change. They prefer a steady, dependable routine where they can focus their efforts on moving forward one day at a time. Working is where they feel the most comfortable, whether in their career or on their homes, in their gardens, or on their hobbies. Ox Tauruses tend to live for their future goals rather than for the moment, and it can take a lot of convincing to get them to take a break. It’s too bad, too, because a well-rested and serene Ox Taurus can be one of the best companions to have around. Finding a balance between work and life, or rather living for the future versus living for the present, should be an important goal for everyone born under this sign.
It is notable that some of history’s most notorious dictators were Ox Tauruses. Saddam Hussein, Adolf Hitler, and Niccolo Machiavelli, though all in very different ways, believed passionately and resolutely that fear and force amongst one’s own people were necessary components to creating and maintaining a strong following. This, of course, doesn’t mean that Ox Tauruses are evil or inhumane. Rather, comparing these former leaders shows that many Ox Tauruses share the trait of having a steadfast and uncompromising world view that they truly believe is best for all others to follow. The otherwise quiet and thoughtful Ox Taurus can become quite emphatic in sharing their passionate political viewpoints. One of this sign’s major life purposes is to learn to see past their own point of view and accepting the ideas of others, even if they personally disagree with them.
Ox Taurus Traits
One can always notice something heavy in your personality, and one would like to see you with certain note of lightness and spontaneity. But with your feet well planted on earth, you’re a mountain of stability, obstinacy, and tenacity — those are traits which most often prove to be qualities rather than drawbacks in your case. Whatever you want, you’ll get it almost always surely, come hell or high water.
You perceive things slowly. You also ordinarily have much difficulty making decisions; but once your choice has been made, you will not come back over it, even though you’re mistaken and know it.
You’ve a memory like an elephant and also, unfortunately, a grudge commensurate with your memory. Your attachment to earth, nature, and ecology is extremely profound and solid. You’re also very much attached to possessions, to matter, to all that’s concrete and useful. It’s difficult to find someone as sensual and sybaritic as you are.
On the sentimental plane, you value your spouse, home, and children as if they were your own possessions. You’re very uncompromising, primary, and your sentimental attachments become ineradicable for you hate the transitory and the uncertain.