Taurus Characteristics Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, representing growth and development. Taurus is patient, reliable, warmhearted, loving, persistent, and determined. It likes few changes which determines its reserved and practical nature. Taurueans show a great interest in all physical matters. Taurus is faithful to friends and lovers. However, when insulted Taurueans remember it forever. No other sign in the zodiac is closer to earth then Taurus. Taurus is ruled by Venus and seeks harmony with its surroundings. Taureans like being part of a team. However, they have reputation for stubbornness. Taureans are good teachers, scientists, designers, and chefs.