Taurus

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Magical sigils of Taurus from the Magical Calendar

Taurus (♉︎) (Latin for bull, derived from the Greek word Ταῦρος), is the second astrological sign in the modern 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 along with Libra. The Moon is in its exaltation here at exactly 3°. The primary color of this sign is green.

The ruling Archangel of the Zodiac over Taurus is Asmodel.

Dates

The Sun transits this sign from approximately April 21 until May 20 in western astrology. The dates for Taurus in sidereal astrology are May 15 – June 14.

Name

The sign of Taurus is associated with several myths and bull worship from several ancient cultures. It was the first sign of the zodiac established among the Mesopotamians, who called it "The Great Bull of Heaven," as it was the constellation through which the Sun rose on the vernal equinox at that time, that is the Early Bronze Age, from about 4000 BC to 1700 BC.

Characteristics

People born under the sign of Taurus have a reputation for being very stubborn and uncompromising. They are also reliable and practical. Taurans can tend to be materialistic, loving physical pleasures and beautiful things.

Famous Tropical Zodiac Taurans

  • Eva Perón - Argentine first lady and folk saint.
  • Nicholas II - The last Russian Tsar.
  • Athanasius Kircher - German scholar and author.
  • William Shakespeare - English playwright.
  • Adolf Hitler - Leader of Nazi Germany.
  • Sid Vicious - Bassist of the Sex Pistols.
  • Cher - American singer.



Signs of the Tropical Zodiac
Aries
Mar 21 - Apr 20
Taurus
Apr 21 - May 21
Gemini
May 22 - Jun 23
Cancer
Jun 24 - Jul 23
Leo
Jul 24 - Aug 23
Virgo
Aug 24 - Sep 22
Libra
Sep 23 - Oct 23
Scorpio
Oct 24 - Nov 22
Sagittarius
Nov 23 - Dec 21
Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 19
Aquarius
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Pisces
Feb 18 - Mar 20