Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You’re a bull, so they say, but the reality is, you’re a dog. You are affectionate, playful, goofy, and stubborn as heck. You’ve got loyalty down to a science, and you love a good bowl of chow.
TaurusTaurus, is the second astrological sign in the present zodiac. It spans from 30° to 60° of the zodiac. This sign belongs to the Earth element or triplicity, and has a feminine or negative polarity, as well as a fixed modality, quality, or quadruplicity. It is a Venus-ruled sign like Libra.
Taurus (♉︎) (Latin for bull; from the Greek word Ταῦρος), is the second astrological sign in the present zodiac. It spans from 30° to 60° of the zodiac. This sign belongs to the Earth element or triplicity, and has a feminine or negative polarity, as well as a fixed modality, quality, or quadruplicity. It is a Venus-ruled sign like Libra. The Moon has its exaltation here at exactly 3°. The Sun transits this sign from approximately April 21 until May 20 in western astrology.
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According to Greek mythology, the constellation Taurus commemorates the god Zeus changing himself into a beautiful white Bull to win the affections of the Phoenician princess Europa. After Europa hopped onto the Bull’s back, the Bull swam across the Mediterranean Sea, taking Europa all the way to the island of Crete.
Taurus Cultural significance
Taurus’ symbology stems from this tale: Zeus was extremely attracted to Europa. Pulling a slight of hand, he changed himself into a white bull and wandered towards Europa who was picking flowers in a nearby field. Europa couldn’t resist petting the bull; then climbed upon the bull’s back and he carried Europa across the sea to Crete, kidnapping her.
The couple had a son, Minos, king of Crete. Minos made a deal with Poseidon, and promised him a beautiful white bull in offering if he could give him mastery over the seas. The god agreed. However, when the time came to sacrifice the bull, he decided to keep it for himself, offering a lesser specimen in its place. The god, in revenge, asked Aphrodite for aid in a plan for retaliation. Aphrodite afflicted Minos’ wife with an uncontrollable lust for the white bull. Pasiphae, unable to suppress her desires, mated with the white bull. The offspring of this union was the Minotaur, a dreadful beast with the body of a man and the head of a bull, which fed on human flesh.
Minos made a deal with Poseidon, and promised him a beautiful white bull in offering if he could give him mastery over the seas.
It was enclosed in an impenetrable labyrinth, where youths were regularly thrown to feed its endless appetite for human flesh. Theseus, son of the King of Athens, volunteered to slay the Minotaur. With the help of Minos’ daughter Ariadne and her ball of thread, he found his way into the labyrinth and killed the Minotaur with a club, finding his way out again through the strand of thread.
Taurus is a large and prominent constellation in the northern hemisphere’s winter sky, between Aries to the west and Gemini to the east; to the north lies Perseus and Auriga, to the southeast Orion, to the south Eridanus, and to the southwest Cetus.
The Taurus Personality
The Earth sign collective are practical, stoic, determined, ambitious and materialistic. Taurus are famous for their stubbornness, but there’s more to them then that… they’re a bit of dark horse. Ruled by the planet Venus, they share her traits of beauty, artistry, hedonism and a love of luxury and comfort.
Taurus Zodiac Sign
Color: Green, Pink
Day: Friday, Monday
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Scorpio, Cancer
Lucky Numbers: 2, 6, 9, 12, 24
Date range: April 20 – May 20
Strengths: Reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable
Weaknesses: Stubborn, possessive, uncompromising
Taurus likes: Gardening, cooking, music, romance, high quality clothes, working with hands
Taurus dislikes: Sudden changes, complications, insecurity of any kind, synthetic fabrics