Mars in Taurus

Taurus the Bull comprise of the Planet Mars

Mars in Taurus

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Determined, Patient, Reliable, Sensual, Materialistic, Stubborn, Possessive, Lazy, Slow, Resistant to Change, Practical, Enduring, Calm, Self-Indulgent

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The Basics

Mars symbolizes our desires, our energy levels, and how we take action.  If your Mars is in Taurus, you have a determined and patient approach to life. You tend to work steadily towards your goals, and once you set your sights on something, you rarely give up until you achieve it. 

Money and possessions are important for most everyone, but this is especially true for you.  A padded bank account is crucial for your mental health and making money is the most significant factor in determining where you spend your energy. 

You are sensual and enjoy the pleasures of life, such as good food, music, and beautiful things. You have a practical and realistic view of life and tend to be resistant to change. You can be stubborn and possessive at times, especially when it comes to the people and things that you value.

You have a calm and enduring nature, but you can also be slow to act and lazy at times. Mars is in "Detriment" in Taurus - it takes a while for you to get going, much like it takes a semi-truck a longer time to get up to speed, but once at speed, few things can stop you.  You are less energetic in this physical sense, but are reliable and consistent and can handle more of a workload than most around you.  You prefer a regular routine, with definite hours and clearly defined responsibilities and tasks. You prefer to take your time and do things at your own pace. You may not be the most adventurous person, but you have a steady and reliable approach to life that others can count on.

Your stamina and persistence are your great strengths, but these traits can can limit you; playing it safe may cause you to get caught in a rut, refusing to seize new opportunities.

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*Look at your Cosmodyne scores to see whether your Mars is Harmonious or Discordant.

In our AI model, Mars is considered a Malefic - everyone starts out with a (discordant) negative score and harmony points are added from this base configuration if applicable.  It is perfectly normal to have a negative score.

(As we age, we learn to deal with all of our discordant placements, and hopefully, we evolve into more harmonious beings than our Natal charts suggest.)

Transits to your Mars, especially from the outer planets, can greatly affect its expression as well.

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A Harmonious Mars in Taurus

  • Determined and patient, willing to work hard towards your goals
  • Sensual and appreciative of the finer things in life
  • Loyal and reliable in relationships
  • Grounded and practical, able to make others feel at ease
  • Affectionate and caring towards loved ones
  • Patient and calm in most situations

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A Discordant Mars in Taurus

  • Stubborn and resistant to change, which can hinder personal growth
  • Possessive and materialistic, which can lead to a lack of generosity or flexibility
  • Lazy and slow to act, which can frustrate others who rely on you
  • Can be overly self-indulgent and struggle with discipline or self-control
  • If your Sun or Ascendant are not Fire Signs, you certainly enjoy your sleep and sleeping in more than most others.  This may or may not be a negative.

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In relationships, your Mars in Taurus can make you a reliable and committed partner who values stability and security. You tend to be calming and sensual toward your partner, enjoying physical touch and affection. However, you can also be possessive and jealous at times, especially if you feel your financial or romantic security is threatened. 

You may struggle with change and may need time to adjust to new situations or partners. It is important for you to communicate openly with your partner and be willing to compromise and be flexible when necessary.  Nevertheless, your serene and peaceful aura is a source of comfort and reassurance to those around you.

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Career and Life Path

With Mars in Taurus, you have a strong work ethic and are well-suited for career paths that require a practical mindset, persistence, and patience. You excel in professions that involve building things or working with your hands or are related to beauty, luxury, and comfort. You have financial savvy with a strong sense of what makes things valuable, making you successful in business and finance-related careers.

Careers that may appeal to you: Chef, farmer, banker, real estate agent, financial advisor, architect, builder, construction worker, musician, singer, artist, graphic designer, landscape architect, horticulturist, massage therapist, physical therapist, personal trainer, yoga instructor, fashion designer, jeweler, furniture maker, carpenter, winemaker, chocolatier, antique dealer.


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About the Author

Ben has practiced Astrology for over 35 years and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) Practitioner. Ben holds 11 patents for the core functions that all dating sites now use today.  See Ben's Bio for more info.