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Happy Birthday, Taurus!

Born under Venus, goddess of pleasure, love, and beauty, your favorite Taurus is likely a person who knows what they want. Those born between April 20 and May 20 are known for both their tenacious work ethic and the uncanny ability to thoroughly enjoy the world they’ve created. Taurus is all about reward.

The thing we most often recognize in Taurus is power. The symbol of the bull is self-explanatory and hard to miss – virility and strength. A desktop sculpture of a bull might not be subtle, but neither is your favorite Taurus.

But they don’t come charging out of the gate unprovoked, either. A Taurus’s natural state is one of calm and tranquility – it’s often said that they’re happy to graze out in the pasture. We like to help them create a little desktop Zen, too, to balance out the aggression in the bull. These clean, modern self-watering planters, paired with some easy greenery, ought to do the trick.

Taurus is the second sign of the astrological year, so it’s also associated with springtime and the color green. Their element is Earth and they tend to gravitate towards beauty, so choosing art for your bull is easy. We like this peaceful lone tree vignette or this verdant Van Gogh canvas print as a thoughtful gift.

And finally, the metal most closely associated with the sign of Taurus is copper, so we’d be remiss if we didn’t recommend a set of Moscow Mule mugs. These classic cocktail mugs are great for their namesake beverage or any other super-cold libation. A strong drink will elevate your Taurus’s tendencies, though, so be careful!

-John, freelance contributer

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