Meet the Taurus Spirit Animals & What They Mean

Written by Jennifer Gaeng
Updated: September 23, 2023
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Taurus is a sign of the Western zodiac that is represented by the bull.

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Taurus is the second western zodiac sign, following Aries. Many myths and legends have Taurus as their astrological sign. Taurus, along with the signs of Virgo and Capricorn, is ruled by the element of Earth. It represents one of the six negative signs, with Venus as its ruling planet. Early Bronze Age Mesopotamians used it as the zodiac’s earliest sign since it’s the constellation the Sun rose through the spring equinox at the time. Taurus is one of the signs in the Zodiac represented by an animal.

So, based on western astrology, let’s dive into the details of Taurus’ spirit animal guide and how it relates to those born under this western zodiac sign!

The Bull and Taurus

The bull is the spirit animal for Taurus.

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Taurus Birthday: April 20 – May 20

The bull symbolizes Taurus, the earth sign. Relaxing in peaceful, bucolic settings, accompanied by soft sounds, soothing scents, and sumptuous flavors, is a favorite pastime for Taureans, much like its celestial spirit animal. Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and money, is the ruler of Taurus.

Let’s look at the positive and negative characteristics of Taurus to get a better sense of this incredibly strong-willed sign!

Positive Bull Traits

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Bulls are steadfast and strong-willed. However, they are also stubborn and easily agitated.

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As the zodiac’s “foundation,” Taurus is both intelligent and trustworthy. Because of their high regard for truthfulness and the lack of drama in their personal interactions, Taureans make wonderful companions, colleagues, and lovers. When it comes to stubbornness, bulls have the image of being unbending. However, this is not the whole case. They’re open to new ideas, but they won’t change their mind solely to appease another person’s needs. Only if they experience a shift of perspective will they truly alter their opinions.


Taurus has a generous heart and is always willing to provide a helping hand. One of the most reliable signals, they are laidback and approachable. They meticulously prepare every step of the process to avoid taking any needless risks. As a result, they can be trusted to complete the task at hand. For many of those lucky enough to be in their sphere of influence, they are trustworthy friends and confidants who can provide a wonderful combination of snark and security.


This earth sign focuses on sensuality and pleasure, and it’s always on the lookout for it. When Taureans indulge in luxury massages, long sessions in bed with their partner, or a long run, they enjoy the feeling of being present in their bodies.

Famous Taureans include: Queen Elizabeth, John Cena, Kelly Clarkson, Channing Tatum, Michelle Pfeiffer

Negative Bull Traits

Bulls are known to be stubborn times.

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Even while the sign of Taurus is known for its ability to be dependable, practical, and patient, this doesn’t imply it is without its shortcomings. For example, they can be rigid, defiant, opinionated, impatient, and possessive, to name a few characteristics. Certain circumstances, for instance being pressured, early mornings, abrupt change, anxiety, profanity, turmoil, and pushiness, can set off these characteristics. It doesn’t take much to rouse a Taurus, just like a bull.


Some people may find Taureans intolerable due to their stubbornness. When things get tough, a pessimistic Taurus can get tunnel vision and only think about themselves and their immediate needs. The Taurean is a creature of habit and routine. They are obviously unhappy with this disruption to this pattern and will be very unhappy if anyone or anything tries to uproot it.

Grudge Holders

Taurus people are infamous for holding grudges. Once they feel slighted, they have a hard time letting go and truly forgiving. Therefore, when it comes to any relationship, a Taurus bull must learn to exhibit patience and a readiness to let matters go and “cool off” if they want a successful result. Also, a bull must keep in mind that amazing ideas might come from a variety of sources and not just them.

How To Be The Best Bull

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Bulls take charge and are known to be dependable.

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Understanding your strengths and latent abilities identified by astrology is beneficial for self-reflection. It can aid you in discovering the ideal matches in love, work, and in life. For example, Taurus bulls tend to do very well in jobs such as photography, entertainment, gardening, and caretaking. These careers are well-suited for the routine-based nature of the Bull while also catering to their creative side.


When it comes to romance, Taureans are at their best when paired with Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, or Pisces, their most compatible zodiac signs. Generally, Aquarius and Sagittarius are regarded as the least fit signs for Taurus. In love, the Taurus should remember that no sign is going to leave them completely satisfied, so it is important to allow room for error and acceptance of their uniqueness and individuality.


Despite their tendency to be obstinate, bulls are also excellent stabilizers who can step in and take charge. For them to function at their peak, they require a stable emotional and monetary environment. A Taurus bull would be wise to follow this advice; to look for the beauty that is more than just physical and material. They also tend to be more reserved, preferring to spend time alone or with those they care about. Bulls, however, might become bored if they spend too much time alone. So, achieving a sense of equilibrium is essential.

Why Is the Taurus Sign a Bull?

The bull was slaughtered in ancient rites to win the favor of the gods.

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Taurus is Latin for “bull.” The constellation Taurus recalls Zeus’ transformation into a luminous white Bull to capture the heart of Europa, the Phoenician princess, according to Greek mythology. The agricultural calendar, which marks spring as a time of renewal, is tied to Taurus’ zodiac sign. The bull was frequently slaughtered in ancient rites to win the gods’ favor, as it was regarded as a sign of riches and abundance.

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Spirit animals can be found in a variety of astrological systems, including Western astrology. For people born under the sign of Taurus, the following is a quick guide to various zodiacal spirit animals. Future postings will go into greater detail on some of the most prominent zodiac systems of all time, so stay tuned!

Chinese Astrology

Even though the Chinese Zodiac is centered on the year of birth rather than a certain time of year, many people believe that Chinese astrology also has a “twin spirit animal,” akin to western astrology. This is based on the animal’s individual characteristics. Taurus’s Chinese zodiac twin can be found here! It’s possible that you’ll discover other aspects apart from the bull that resonate strongly with you as well.

Chinese Zodiac Twin for Taurus: The Snake

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The Chinese Zodiac snake is considered the “twin” spirit animal for the Taurus in Western Astrology.

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Those who have a special bond with the snake are thought to possess near-psychic skills. Simply said, snakes “know” things. Consciously or unconsciously, people find themselves drawn to the Chinese Snake. Because of the depth of this Taurus animal sign’s feelings, others are at risk of becoming entwined with one and being lost for all time. In other words, they are intoxicating!

Snakes are known as deep thinkers who are continuously observing, analyzing, and scheming their next move (which can be positive or negative). While the Snake is known for its sarcastic nature, this Taurus spirit animal is also known for its sense of humor. Additionally, the Chinese Snake is a rock in times of crisis, loyal to the point of death (assuming they are not deceived). Despite any devastation they encounter, the snake will shed their skin and emerge from the rubble even more resplendent.

Chinese Snakes have an uncanny ability to remember even the most trivial of transgressions, and their view of justice can be harsh. Be on the lookout if this Chinese horoscope sign decides to launch an attack. It is said that Snakes often have no remorse since they believe that you earned what’s coming to you.

Celtic Astrology

1. Celtic Zodiac Twin for Taurus: The Bull (April 15 – May 12)

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The bull is also the spirit animal in Celtic Astrology for those born between April 15 – May 12.

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The bull is your Celtic spirit animal if your birthdate occurs on or after the dates listed above. This means the bull could be your Taurus animal sign of choice for more than one zodiac system! Is this some sort of message? What do you think? It’s worth thinking about!

Loveable bulls are stable and always there for those in need of protection, according to Celtic astrology. A bull will look right through you and tell you exactly how they feel without any guile. Men’s virility and women’s fertility are both symbolized by the Celtic bull, which appears in many myths and legends throughout the ages. A bull’s aggressiveness, tenacity, and stubbornness are all represented by this Taurus spirit animal.

2. Celtic Zodiac Twin for Taurus: The Seahorse (May 13 – June 9)

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The seahorse is the Celtic spirit animal for those born between May 13 – June 9.


If your birthday is within the dates above, then your Celtic spirit animal is the seahorse! In many ancient cultures, the seahorse was affiliated with a variety of deities. As a result, one of the most essential meanings associated with seahorses is strength and authority, as well as an abundance of feelings and intuition. This Taurus animal sign is a fanciful creature with a lot of imagination. Human imaginations are ignited by the seahorse spirit. The physical characteristics of the seahorse lend themselves to additional metaphorical interpretations.

To keep a watch on their environment, these creatures have eyes that can look in both directions simultaneously.  Because seahorses’ eyes may glance in opposite directions, you’ll be able to gain a more in-depth understanding of your current situation. This is a good way to counteract any stubbornness you might have.

Native American Astrology

Your spirit animal is also dependent on a specific time of year in native American astrology. For those who were born in one of the two hemispheres, this zodiac differs slightly from western astrology. Take a glance at the images below to discover which Native American animal represents your personal spirit guide.

Native American Taurus Twin (Northern Hemisphere): The Beaver

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The beaver is the Native American spirit animal for those born in the northern hemisphere during the time of Taurus.

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If you are a Taurus, then your Native American spirit animal is the Beaver! “Let’s do it!” is the life motto of this taurus animal sign. Beavers are remarkably effective when it comes to getting their way. They have a high level of mental acuity, yet they may be a little overbearing when it comes to building things. There are many characteristics of a devoted and helpful Beaver that can only be found within the confines of their own territory.

When it comes to their astrological sign (Beaver), the major issue is around their insecurities. This may drive them to retreat into the shelter of their “wooden home.” Beavers are tasked with digging deep into their inner core to free themselves of the concerns that have held them back. People and fresh experiences can help create a newly constructed opening in the strong wooden wall that had been constructed to guard them.

In Conclusion

A wide variety of creatures could be considered as Taurus zodiac sign spirit animals, such as the bull; snake; seahorse; and beaver!

The earth sign of Taurus has a lot to offer as far as character traits go. Their most fierce and endearing attributes are perfectly represented by their spirit animals, notably the bull. Many Taurus people think that the bull and its attributes are a strong match for their traits, both positive and negative. Remember, this is no exact science.

Finally, it is vital to keep in mind that each person, particularly a Taurus, is unique and can modify any undesirable traits with the correct focus and willpower. Finding a balance in traits between all your spirit animals can help you to achieve this. And if you have any positive attributes that feel right, use them to drive and energize your efforts to be the happiest Taurus possible!

Does Taurus Have a Spirit Color?

A lush evergreen forest in the springtime

Taureans love to be surrounded by lush, green trees and plants.

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Because Taurus is one of the earth symbols of the zodiac – it stands to reason that green would be their spirit color. Being in nature, surrounded by beauty, nourishes the soul of the Taurean. It reinforces a connection to nature and growth that is important to this springtime spirit. It seems that the entire world celebrates Taurus’ birthdays by sprouting forth in glorious green to communicate the continuity of life. This lifts the spirit of those born under the sign of the bull – who feel at home in green pastures and under the gentle shade of trees.

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About the Author

Jennifer Gaeng is a writer at A-Z-Animals focused on animals, lakes, and fishing. With over 15 years of collective experience in writing and researching, Jennifer has honed her skills in various niches, including nature, animals, family care, and self-care. Hailing from Missouri, Jennifer finds inspiration in spending quality time with her loved ones. Her creative spirit extends beyond her writing endeavors, as she finds joy in the art of drawing and immersing herself in the beauty of nature.

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