Taurus the second sign of the zodiac is an earth sign ruled by Venus. The symbol of Taurus is the bull. Taureans are typically reliable, loyal and patient individuals with a discriminating taste for quality and the good things in life. A good word to describe them would be determined. These people like to improve their knowledge so that they can make the best out of their intelligence and practicality, but they can also be lazy, materialistic and moody at times.