Taurus - The Bull - April 21st - May 21st
Taurus, The Bull, is the second astrological sign of the Zodiac.
In Greek mythology Taurus represents The Bull which was named by the Greek mythographer Acusilaus. Taurus was identified with Zeus, and the white bull who protected Europea, a Pheonician princess. Traditionally only the front part of Taurus The Bull is illustrated, explained as Taurus being partly submerged as he carried Europea out to sea.
Taurus is described as a feminine, negative, introverted sign.
As a fixed sign Taurus shows propriety, and is expected to be stable and have determination, depth and persistence. Taurus is an earth sign which makes it conventional, well mannered, polite and prudent. People born under Taurus sign are known to be very individualistic.
Taurus is ruled by The Planet Venus. When in Taurus Venus encourages the desire for pleasure, sensuality, personal possessions and comfort, but also adds balance and harmony making Taureans stable and well grounded. The combination of Venus ruling an earth sign gives Taurus the ability to remain calm in difficult situations.
Taurus sign is compatible with other earth signs such as Virgo and Capricorn as well as the water signs, Scorpio, Cancer and Pisces.
The colour of Taurus is deep green. The April and May birthstones are diamond and deep green emerald.
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