The Bull, classically depicted as patient and stubborn, slow but steady.  Taurus follows Aries, as the young animals gain strength, the tiny seedlings develop roots.  All of the new beginnings are now turning into something solid, not upset by slow progress but steadily gaining strength to prepare for busy days ahead.  That is the function of this sign bringing an innate connection with earth an instinct to solidify.  Wherever you find Taurus in your birth chart is where you have the ability to persevere, to hold steady, not out-suborning your friends but finding, developing and constantly building the strength to move on and the determination to calmly follow through until you see solid manifestation of your efforts.