Taurus (Earth) Apr 21 — May 21
It's in the 11th Hour that your professional year has just moved into turbo drive and instead of slowing down things have suddenly accelerated and it's going to stay that way. As Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos spends his first full day in what will eventually become an 8 month visit, there is a need from the get go to pace yourself. No matter how urgent things appear to be, you have more time to work with than you realise. Just 5 days after Mercury, planet of communication left your relationship sector the most powerful planet in the solar system steps in to fill the breach, with the love gods covering your back when it comes to ensuring the communication lines are open. Lucky Jupiter is setting the scene for some favourable conditions on both the communication and relationship fronts, but he needs your help.
Taurus is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation of the same name. Under the tropical zodiac, Taurus is occupied by the Sun from April 20 to May 20, and under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently from May 14 to June 19.
In mythology Taurus is often associated with the Greek myth of the bull-form taken by Zeus in order to win Europa. Taurus is also associated with the Greco-Roman goddess Aphrodite/Venus and sometimes also the goddesses Hera/Juno, Ishtar, Isis, Freyja, and Frigg and the gods Pan, Dionysus/Bacchus, Xolotl, and Quetzalcoatl.
Taurus is the second sign of the Zodiac. Taurus is associated with material and emotional security. Individuals born under this sign are thought to have a calm, patient, reliable, fair, loyal, affectionate, sensuous, ambitious, and determined character. Generally, there is something distinctly sensual about the appearance. The Taurus person is resourceful, thorough, dependable, responsible, placid, stable, comfortable, solid, earthy, strong, money-oriented, practical, productive, cautious, musical, and artistic. They can also sometimes be stubborn, indulgent, insecure, acquisitive, possessive, rigid, stodgy and slow, and prone to hedonism, laziness, inflexibility, habituality, jealousy, and antipathy.
Taurus is traditionally ruled by the planet Venus, the planet of love, desire, femininity, peace and harmony. Taurus represents the feminine sheath of Venus, and as such, is intensely magnetic. It is also the most feminine sign in the zodiac.
The Indian equivalent of Taurus is Vrishabha; the Chinese equivalent is the Snake.
The Taurus person is very affectionate in love, sensual, and instinctively aware of the power of their body sexually. However, they are also very possessive and stubborn. Taurus can be compatible with any sign, depending on the demands of the individual born under this sign. Usually, Taurus individuals are most compatible with water signs, those being Scorpio, Cancer and Pisces.
Suitable occupations are where perseverance, practicality and responsibility are awarded, and security is available, such as builders, farmers, bankers, lawyers, and accountants. Moreover, artistic pursuits, such as singing and acting, are appropriate occupations.
In terms of medical astrology and anatomy, Taurus is said to rule the vocal cords, tonsils, palate, throat, neck, ears, and lower jaw.
The following are also traditionally associated with Taurus:
- Birthstone: Emerald
- Gemstone: Diamond, Emerald
- Colours: Mauve, Green, Pale Blue
- Metal: Silver, Gold, Copper
- Zodiac Symbol: Bull
- From: Apr 21 — May 21
- Constellation: Taurus
- Zodiac Element: Earth
- Zodiac Quality: Fixed
- Planet: Venus