Whether you’re a creative Gemini with a short attention span or a compassionate Pisces who has a tendency to worry too much, our star sign often dictates our strengths and weaknesses.
However, although our personalities may seem as though they’re written in the stars, there’s nothing to stop us from taking inspiration from our friends’ best qualities and using our findings on our journey to self-improvement.
Seeing as we’re nearing the end of Taurus birthday season, let’s take a look at 5 things you can learn from your Taurus friend:
The importance of being reliable
Taureans are one of the most reliable signs of the zodiac. If they say they’ll text you back after watching their favourite TV show, they will.
In fact, they’re so incredibly trustworthy that on the rare occasion they don’t do what they say they will, you know they have a good reason. Don’t worry, though. There’s no need to leave a message on their answer phone to see if they’ve been caught up in a freak accident. Instead, they’re probably busy helping another friend with something important. They’re just that kind.
The benefits of determination
Taureans can be quite stubborn, but you probably didn’t need us to tell you that! Whether you’re bickering over the football, the best place to go for a meal, or the dishes, we bet 9 times out of 10 you’re the one that ends up surrendering.
Although you may groan every time your friend insists on watching a certain movie, you can actually learn a lot from their stubbornness. This ‘negative’ trait often works in their favour and enables them to succeed in ways others might fail. After all, when they get an idea in their head, they tend to see it through to the end. They’re reluctant to give up when the road gets rough and as a result, they reap the rewards.
Your friend knows exactly what they want and they won’t let anything stand in their way. If someone tells them they can’t do something, they’ll go right ahead and do it to prove them wrong. We think that’s a great attitude to have!
How to save money
If you’re friends with someone who is a Taurus, we bet they’re fairly good with money. They work hard, plan ahead, and save for the future with an inspiring level of determination. However, they’re not afraid to treat themselves from time to time. You can always rely on a Taurus to meet you in the pub for a drink at the end of a long week (and lend you money to get home at the end of the evening).
How to keep your cool in a crisis
Although the Taurus sign is represented by a bull, your Taurean friend is probably great at keeping calm under pressure. Whether a deadline is looming or someone is trying to wind them up, they have a real knack for breathing deeply, getting on with their day, and biting their tongue if necessary.
However, everyone has their limits. If you take the last piece of pizza without hesitation, don’t expect your friend to take it lying down.
The need for family
It’s rare to find a Taurean who isn’t incredibly devoted to their family. Whether they’re teaching an elderly relative how to use an iPad or keeping all the kids entertained at a family wedding, they’re never too busy to spend time with relatives.