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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.


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.


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.


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
Mar 21 - Apr 20
Apr 21 - May 21
May 22 - Jun 23
Jun 24 - Jul 23
Jul 24 - Aug 23
Aug 24 - Sep 22
Sep 23 - Oct 23
Oct 24 - Nov 22
Nov 23 - Dec 21
Dec 22 - Jan 19
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Feb 18 - Mar 20