After my first post about personality types in astrology, a writer friend told me that she thought most romance heroes were either Aries or Scorpio. I felt like there was at least some truth to this, and maybe we can branch out a little more. Every zodiac sign is good inspiration for a leading man or woman, whatever you’re writing. Let’s talk about Taurus!
Here are some good qualities of a Taurus.
And here are some not-so-good qualities.
(I have to say that “materialistic” has an up side. Tauruses are better than average at making money, which can be awfully convenient.)
A Taurus protagonist may be the sane person in a situation or a world that’s pretty bananas. They may provide a perfect balance for a fiery or dreamy character, and in the end, they may break your heart with their loyalty.
If she’s in a work situation, she’ll get the job done, and she might even cover your shift, in a pinch. Occasionally she might put things off, or take an extra long lunch to get her nails done, but no matter: you can depend on her, year end and year out.
She’ll complain if you change the procedures, though. If she’s your boss, you’ll have a hell of a time getting her to do anything new.
As a romantic partner, Taurus will give you some pretty nice gifts that appeal to the senses. He’ll be a very thorough lover…he doesn’t mind taking his time, and he loves to touch and be touched. He might get a little possessive, and now and again, you might have to coax him out of his comfort zone.
A Taurus parent is patient with their kids, and feels very strongly about providing for them. Their kids may undervalue them and think they’re a little boring. The kids’ impractical decisions or career choices may be a real point of contention.
A Taurus villain may do terrible things in order to benefit his family in some way, or he may just be a greedy bastard. You can probably beat him by taking advantage of how predictable he is.
Want some pop culture examples of loyal, practical Taurus characters? Here you are!
Rory Williams, Doctor Who
Robert Crawley, Downton Abbey
Donna Meagle, Parks and Recreation
Sam Gamgee, Lord of the Rings
Pam Beesly, The Office
Bobby Singer, Supernatural
Ron Weasley, Harry Potter
Any other thoughts about Taurus characters? I’d love to hear them! And if you want to make sure to see the rest of the series, follow the blog–there’s a button near the top right of the page. Happy writing!
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