The Dos and Don'ts of Being a Successful Taurus

Taurus is a sign that's destined for success—if they don't let their hardheadedness and ego get in the way.

The sign is admirable for their stability and thoughtfulness, but they also have a couple traits that can get them into deep trouble. If you belong to the sign, here are some dos and don'ts to help you get the most out of your natural inclinations.

DO Treat Yourself (Occasionally)

Taurus can be a ball of contradictions. You appreciate elegant and refined things, and you'd bathe yourself in constant luxury if the resources were available to you. But chances are that they're not, and your rational side can sometimes prevent you from ever spending an extra dollar on yourself, since you know it's the mature thing to invest your hard-earned money wisely. On the other hand, your delight in fine possessions may drive you to shopping sprees and splurging. Try making a budget for yourself to find the perfect balance, allowing yourself the occasional treat so you'll appreciate it even more.


DON'T Let Your Ego Prevent You From Seeing the Truth

Taurus is well-known for being the most stubborn of the zodiac signs, and in most cases, the stereotype is entirely true. But you're not headstrong without good reason. You have a powerful intuition and—at least initially—look at things rationally, and you find that you're often right. However, once you've dug in with your opinion, it can be nearly impossible to convince you otherwise, despite all the evidence to the contrary. Remember that just because you're usually right doesn't mean that'always the case, and don't be afraid to be wrong every once in a while.

My Hero Academia: Tenya Iida using hand gestures while talking to Izuku Midoriya
(My Hero Academia via JNN)


DO Dole Out Your Wisdom

Taurus is the mom of the zodiac, and your grounded, level-headed nature means you tend to know more about the way the world works than your peers. You know a thing or two, and you shouldn't be afraid to share that knowledge with the people around you. People even come to you when they need some guidance. Your words might sound patronizing if they were coming from someone else, but you also have a friendly touch that lets others know you have their best interests at heart when you tell them how things really are.

Friends: Monica

(Friends via NBC)


DON'T Form Co-Dependent Relationships

Just because Taurus is reliable doesn't mean you can let everyone rely on you. Your first inclination is always to support others, but you have to remember that sometimes, the best way to help is to let people help themselves. It's important that you're there for your friends, but you can't be tutor, therapist and life coach to every single person who comes to you for aid. Being your healthiest, happiest self is all about balance, so don't forget to put yourself first, sometimes.


DO Let Others Dream

As a Taurus, it's likely you can see the true nature of things. That doesn't mean you need to rain on everyone's parades. When a friend goes on about what the impossible thing they're going to achieve, it's not your place to tell them it'll never happen. Let people aspire to more. Because you're so rooted in reality, it can sometimes feel dishonest to encourage them, but sometimes, supporting someone you care about is most important.


DON'T Compromise on Things That Really Matter

While it's a good idea to question your stubborn Taurus nature, that doesn't mean that you should ignore it entirely. As we've said, your gut feeling is usually spot-on, and you should never be forced to make concessions when it comes to your ethics and the things that matter to you most. Thankfully, your obstinance means you'll rarely be swayed away from your own personal truth. There's a good reason you're built the way you are.


DO Nurture Your Sense of Responsibility

Not everyone is as capable and grounded as you, so don't let those skills go to waste. Being dutiful and keeping your head held high aren't always easy, and it can be tempting to shirk your responsibility in favor of laziness and excess, but the more you realize what you have, the less likely you'll be to throw it away. Keep working hard and maintaining that strong foundation and you'll be totally unstoppable.

Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming

(Spider-Man: Homecoming via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)


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