That reliable Taurus person in your life who’s always there to support you – they can struggle with depression, too. Even the most rock-solid signs have their down moments. And for a Taurus, depression can show itself in some unique ways.
If the Taurus in your life is suddenly not answering texts, wanting to stay in more often, complaining of various aches and pains, or excessively sleeping, it may be time to check in on them.
They Withdraw From Social Interactions
When Tauruses feel down in the dumps, they tend to want to be alone for a bit to process their emotions. They’ll cancel plans, not answer calls or texts, just because they need that time to themselves.
Even if they do see you, their mind is probably elsewhere. They may seem distant. But try not to worry, they’re just lost in their own head for a little while. Once they start feeling better, they’ll go back to being their usual warm, social selves.
Just give them some space when they’re feeling down – they really appreciate people respecting their alone time. A little patience goes a long way with Tauruses.
They Neglect Their Appearance and Hygiene
When a Taurus is depressed, they may stop putting in effort to look their best. What does this mean? They do not shower, brush their teeth, or even wear clean clothes or anything.
You know, as an earth sign, Taurus usually really values stability and taking care of themselves. So if a Taurus suddenly stops things like showering, brushing their teeth, or wearing clean clothes, it’s definitely a sign that something isn’t right. They might quit doing their hair and makeup routines that they normally do. And instead of the stylish outfits we usually see a Taurus in, they’ll just throw on some old sweats.
It seems like they also care less about keeping their home tidy when they’re feeling down. Chores that were usually no problem will start piling up. And can you believe it, but the Taurus that we all know is so on top of bills and paperwork might fall behind on everyday tasks like that, too.
They Lose Their Appetite or Stop Eating Altogether
Taurus signs are usually really into food. They love to eat and try new restaurants. But when a Taurus gets depressed, one of the first things you’ll notice is that they lose their appetite. Cooking and meals isn’t as enjoyable for them anymore.
They might start skipping meals or just picking at their food instead of really eating. All that motivation to cook their favorite dishes goes away, too. Comfort foods that usually make them feel better won’t do the trick when they’re depressed. And they lose interest in finding new places to eat or different types of cuisine.
So if your Taurus friend isn’t as excited about food lately or wanting to try new things, it could be a sign they’re feeling down. Check on them or just listen if they want to talk and do little things to cheer them up.
Alcohol or Other Addictions
When a Taurus is feeling depressed or down, they may be turning to alcohol or other substances to help deal with what’s bothering them or take their mind off things.
The astrological Bulls usually like the simple things in life and treating themselves now and then, but if they start hitting the bottle a lot more or a lot harder than usual, that probably means they aren’t feeling so hot on the inside.
Keep an eye out if a Taurus buddy seems to be at the liquor store a lot more than normal if they’re drinking solo more often, or need a drink every night just to unwind after work. Those could all be signs something isn’t right with them.
Other addictions a Taurus may develop or increase when feeling low include:
- Overeating or binge eating their favorite comfort foods. Food is a source of pleasure for a Taurus, so they may overindulge as a way to make themselves feel good.
- Spending money excessively. When a Taurus woman is depressed, she might go on a shopping spree without really thinking about it too much. She’ll end up buying all sorts of little things to try and make herself feel better. A Taurus guy, though, he’s more likely to splurge on one big expensive item when he’s depressed instead of lots of small stuff.
- Sleeping too much. Taureans value rest and relaxation, but excessively long sleep and lack of motivation can be symptoms of depression. If a Taurus is sleeping the day away, it’s time to check in on them.
Sometimes, it can really be tough to tell if a Taurus is feeling depressed. Those bulls are so good at putting on a brave face and pretending like everything is fine. They’ll act super cheerful and happy, laughing and smiling like they don’t have a care in the world. But between you and me, I think it’s usually just an act.
I think when Taureans get depressed, their first instinct is to avoid dealing with those big, sad feelings. So they try to distract themselves and everyone around them with all that fake positivity. Don’t get me wrong, Tauruses usually are pretty cheerful folks. But if they’re acting way more upbeat than normal, watching non-stop comedy videos or whatever, that’s usually a red flag that something’s not right underneath the surface. It’s like their way of coping without really coping, if that makes sense.