The concept of Astrology or “study of the stars” has been around since the ancient world and can be traced as far back as the first dynasty of Mesopotamia.
For some, the stars are a portent of the future that can and help inform you of the best course of action to take based on their alignment. If born under a specific “star” or month during the year you may have certain characteristics and mannerisms that correspond to a horoscope sign. There are 12 different horoscope signs which make up the zodiac with each sign representing a different animal or other totem. Those born between late April through late May fall under the 2nd sign of the Zodiac: Taurus.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
The are many tales of how this sign of the zodiac originated, the one that makes the most sense revolves around seven beautiful maidens known as the Pleiades, daughters of Atlas and Pleione, who were attendants of Artemis. The great hunter, Orion, was obsessed with all seven sisters pursuing them relentlessly. The poor maidens were not able to defend themselves from his advances and prayed to Jupiter for help. He turned them into doves so they could fly away and make a new home among the stars, but Orion was not deterred from seeking out the fair maidens and followed them into the heavens. Jupiter sent the bull Taurus to protect them and ’til this day Taurus stands between Orion and the Pleiades in the night sky with Jupiter forming the bull’s twinkling eye.
Taurus is ruled by Venus the planet of love and beauty and as such those born under this sign are generally charming creatures who enjoy the finer things in life. An Earth sign, Taurus enjoys being surrounded by nature and is as solid as the ground they stand on valuing stability and organization in their life. Taureans love the arts and can be gifted artists in their own respects driven to produce, grow things, create art, or build things. They are dependable, practical, hardworking individuals with a fierce determination continuing to plow forward when others would have given up, their sheer will ensures they succeed at anything they set their minds too. Taureans are extremely loyal making them excellent friends though they choose to have a small tight circle of friends. Those born under Taurus are generally easy going and patient souls, but make no mistake, the temper of a raging bull lies below the surface for anyone foolish enough to provoke them. Some of the bull’s less favorable traits include being stubborn, jealous, self-indulgent and lazy. Taureans can thrive in the farming, arts, banking, medical, or constriction fields and make great photographers, interior designers, bankers, real estate agents, art dealers, musicians, filmmakers, or actors. At end of the day Taurus just wants to be comfortable moving forward at their own slow and steady pace toward a good life surrounded by all types of beauty.
- Symbol: Bull
- Element: Earth
- Ruler: Venus — planet of beauty and love
- Season: Spring
- Stone: Emerald
- Secret Desire: To have the best of everything
- Character Traits: Loyal, Dependable, Stubborn, Loving, Determined, Patient, Possessive, Hard Working, Honest, Brave, Musical, Practical
- Compatible With: Capricorn, Virgo, Pisces, and Cancer
- What is your horoscope sign?
- Do you read your monthly horoscope?
- If you do read your horoscope, do you trust or follow its advice?