April 21st to May 20th
The luxurious Taurus is influenced by Venus and belongs to the element earth. This symbolizes stability and naturalness.
People born under the sign of the Zodiac Taurus are known to be thoughtful and not to rush. After much careful consideration, the goals are set tenaciously and perseveringly, but they often remain hidden from the outside. The Taurus is secretive, it entrusts only very close and reliable friends. It can be happy about situations and enjoy circumstances without saying a word. Due to the strong bond to earth the sign of the Zodiac Taurus is often comfortable and easy to deal with. But also good-natured is an apt term. Although the Taurus puts a lot of value on material, it likes to let its fellow human beings participate in it. The Taurus is busy - the mostly practical work is done conscientiously and thoroughly. Creative powers are also often to be found. All this helps to get the material security it is looking for and to have its future in its own hands. Basically, the Taurus is a patient zodiacal sign, but in case of too long irritation it can explode.
In its relationships, too, the enjoyment is of high priority for the Taurus. Despite its down-to-earth nature, it can become very jealous and possessive. The Taurus gets along particularly well with the signs of the Zodiac Pisces, Cancer, Virgo and the Taurus itself. Nobody can understand the character traits of a Taurus as well as a person born under the same zodiacal sign.
The Pisces elicit and challenge the Taurus emotionally. The sensitivity of the Pisces is able to open up the introverted Taurus. Both signs of the Zodiac act cautiously and yearn for security. The jealousy of the Taurus has no point to rise due to the constantly affectionate comportments of the Pisces. The two signs of the Zodiac complement each other very well in their power and sensitivity.
In the case of Cancer, the Taurus encounters a more domestic character, who, while enjoying the company of others, feels very comfortable in its own home. Both characters unfold in a familiar environment. Tenderness, security and sensuality are the foundation of this relationship.
The Virgo is looking for a down-to-earth relationship, which is very much the same as the Taurus’ wish. In this respect, two earth elements are combined, which are very similar in character.
In the times of the Sumerians, the sign of the Zodiac was named after the bull that King Gilgamesh had to fight against. The Greek mythology states that Zeus sent a bull to hijack the beautiful Europe and bring it to Crete. There, the bull fell in love with the Queen Pasiphae, for which he was punished by the God of the Sea Poseidon - fire-spitting it devastated the fields afterward. Finally, it was killed by the hero Theseus and sent to heaven.
The Taurus is the second sign of the Zodiac and spans the celestial longitude of 30 to 59 degrees. The constellation can be seen in the northern winter sky. In the tropical zodiac, the sun passes through this area between the 21st of April and the 20th of May each year. In sidereal astrology, the sun travels through the constellation from May 14th to June 21st.