Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac and is also associated with the second house.
The second house rules the degree to which we are faithful to our values, money and personal finances, sense of self-worth and basic values, personal possessions, monetary prospects, speech, the throat, the nape of the neck, our ability to provide for ourselves, and more.
Colors associated with the sign of Taurus are green, yellow, and orange.
Dates for when the Sun is in Taurus are approximately April 20 to May 21 in the tropical system. Please note that these dates are always approximate since the Sun is not in the exact same place each year and time zones are also relevant. Those born on or close to the cutoff dates should explore more deeply, such as with our Sun Sign Calculator.
Taurus’ element is Earth. There are three Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.
Earth signs are reliable, practical, and sensual.
Taurus’ mode is Fixed. There are four signs in the FIXED family: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius.
Fixed signs are loyal, steadfast, and stubborn. They tend to resist change and they have excellent follow-through.
The symbol for Taurus is the Bull. The bull is a symbol of strength, tenacity, virility, and power. Left alone, a bull will happily graze; but if it is bothered, it will charge! Similarly, the Taurus personality is thought to be calm and peaceful, but when their anger is aroused, their temper can be wicked.
Taureans are persevering, strong individuals, who can also be quite “bull-headed.” They can be dogged and determined when they have a goal in mind. Taureans are also quite sensual and, often, self-indulgent “beasts.”
Taurus is associated with a number of gemstones, including the emerald (associated with Venus and thought to preserve love), the rose quartz (fertility, friendship, love), and the diamond (strength, commitment, and endurance).
The metal associated with Taurus is copper.
Copper is the metal of Venus. Copper has enhancing properties, much like the sign of Taurus, and is associated with beauty, love, artistry, and sensuality.
Depicted here, the glyph or symbol used to represent Taurus’ ruling planet, Venus.
The Venus glyph reveals spirit (circle) over matter (cross). It is similar to the glyph of Mercury, but minus a crescent, reflecting the evaluation of sensations and experiences through the feelings, as opposed to rational thought.
Venus is Taurus’ planetary ruler. Through Venus, we learn about our tastes, pleasures, artistic inclinations, love life, money matters, and what makes us happy. Venus also rules the sign of Libra.
Taurus has the peace-loving, sensual, pleasure-seeking qualities of its ruler, Venus.
The Taurus glyph, depicted here, represents the bull’s head and horns.
Flowers associated with Taurus are the rose (representing love, beauty, and passion) and the poppy (representing rest and imagination, depicted here).
The body parts associated with Taurus are the neck and throat. These may be sensitive areas for a Taurus.
Where you find Taurus in a chart is where you want things to be comfortable, predictable, and pleasurable. You’re not inclined to rock the boat in this area of your life. It’s possible you can get yourself into a rut as a result. Otherwise, it’s a place where you’re quite loyal, habitual, and reliable.
Taurus is considered a yin, feminine, or negatively charged, receptive sign along with five other signs: Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.
2nd Sign of Zodiac
Keywords: persevering, down-to-earth, stable, stubborn, possessive, prosperous, dependable, physical, sensual
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