- Taurus (astrology)
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Taurus is the second
astrological signin the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Taurus. In western astrology, this sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. In astrology, Taurus is considered a "feminine", negative sign. It is also considered an earth signand is one of four fixed signs. [ Jeff Mayo, "Teach Yourself Astrology", pp 38 - 41, Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1979 ] Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus (which also rules Libra). Being the second sign of the zodiac, Taurus has been associated with the astrological second house. The glyph is also the alchemical symbol for rocksalt. [cite web |title=Alchemical symbols |url=http://www.iridius.info/current/info/r.html ]
Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Taurus individuals. Under the
tropical zodiac, the Sun is in Taurus roughly from April 20to May 20.According to Astrology.com's [http://horoscopes.astrology.com/dailytaurus.html Taurus horoscope] ] Under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently there roughly from May 15to June 15. [ [http://www.ltastrology.com/articles/September_Stars.pdf Report Period: Aug 1 2007 to Aug 30 20071 ] ] People born on these juncture dates should have an astrological chart drawn to determine which sign the sun was in at the exact time of their birth.
In mythology Taurus is often associated with the Greek myth of the bull-form taken by
Zeusin 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 Friggand the gods Pan, Dionysus/Bacchus, Xolotl, and Quetzalcoatl.Fact|date=July 2008 The astrological symbolfor Taurus represents the head and horns of the bull.
Astrologers assign personality traits to the signs. The following are traits more widely associated with Taurus. Note that no scientific research thus far has been able to prove such correlation. Many astrologers consider planetary aspects to hold a key influenceaccording to [http://www.astrology.com/aboutastrology/interpreting/aspectsandorbs/ Astrology.com] ] which may override sign location and thus conceding many exceptions.
* Stubborn, however prefer thinking of themselves as patient, sensible and firm.
* Dedicated, willing to work hard for what they enjoy.
* Disciplined, methodical according to [http://www.elore.com/Astrology/Study/taurus.htm elore.com] ]
* Sensible, practical
* , traditional
* Artistic / creative. Often musical.
* Relaxed, laid-back, generally cool and
* Slow to
anger, but can become furiously mad according to Liz Greene, [http://www.astro.com/cgi/h.cgi?f=kid&h=kid2 Astro.com] ]
* Sensual,Alan Oken. "Alan Oken's Complete Astrology" Revised Edition, 1988. ISBN 0-553-34537-0, pg. 65-73] greatly enjoys food
* Romantic and affectionate.
* getting stuck in
* Good sense of
Linda Goodman. "Linda Goodman's Sun Signs", 1984. ISBN 978-0553278828, page 54 "The Taurus Man"]
* Prudent, cautious
* Reliable, dependable and trustworthy
Linda Goodman. "Linda Goodman's Sun Signs", 1984. ISBN 978-0553278828, page 46 "How to Recognize Taurus"]
* Loyal, faithful
* PossessiveFact|date=September 2008
* Good taste
Liz Greene. "Astrology for Lovers", 1990. ISBN 0877287023, excerpted on [http://www.astro.com/cgi/aclch.cgi?btyp=syn&msyn=sg&act=text3&lang=e&cid=2i2filenjOpP3-u1205685595&zod1=10&zod2=1&gnd1=f&gnd2=m Astro.com] .]
Many astrologers believe that each of the zodiac signs has identifiable physical traits. Individuals born under the sign of Taurus will tend to have long faces, square jaws, small ears, a fairly large and dimpled chin, sometimes prominent foreheads, a pointy or short and turned-up nose, large and expressive eyes, opaque, light skin, an often pale complexion, full and well-shaped lips, small and even teeth, and thick, often curly hair. The face is rounded with a clear, often beautiful complexion and eyes are usually large and offer a steady gaze [http://lilycat.net/taurus.html] . Many astrologers believe Taurus to be very good looking individuals.The Diagram Group, "The Little Giant Encyclopedia of The Zodiac", pp 159, Sterling Publishing Company, New York, 1997] They are thought to usually be above average height and the women often possess a voluptuous figure, a swan neckcite book| title=Alan Oken’s As Above So Below | author=Alan Oken | isbn=978-0553027761] and
Grecian nose.Talila Stan. "Cast Your Own Horoscope", 1986. ISBN 978-0491039239]
Although many mainstream astrology books do not bother with superficial sun-sign compatibilities, Taurus is widely thought to be compatible with the earthy signs, Capricorn., Virgo The Diagram Group, "The Little Giant Encyclopedia of The Zodiac", p 171, Sterling Publishing Company, New York, 1997 ] [http://www.astrology-online.com/quick.htm Astrology-online.com Quick Compatibility Guide] ] and Taurus itself. [according to Astrology.com' [http://love.astrology.com/features/astrology/lovematch/taurustaurus.html Taurus-Taurus love compatibility] ]
Taurus is also often considered to be a good match with Cancer [according to Astrology.com's [http://love.astrology.com/features/astrology/lovematch/tauruscancer.html Taurus-Cancer love compatibility] ] and Pisces. [according to Astrology.com's [http://love.astrology.com/features/astrology/lovematch/tauruspisces.html Taurus-Pisces love compatibility] ] It can be great with Leo, although the relationship may need some work as both signs can be very stubborn, and should instead try to understand and accept each other. [according to Astrology.com's [http://love.astrology.com/features/astrology/lovematch/taurusleo.html Taurus-Leo love compatibility] ]
Its relationship with Scorpio is often considered powerful and passionate, but rather complicated. [according to Astrology.com's [http://love.astrology.com/features/astrology/lovematch/taurusscorpio.html Taurus-Scorpio love compatibility] ] According to
Liz Greene, Taurus could also learn a lot and build a solid enduring bond with air signAquarius, however both will have to make an effort from time to time to understand each other's different world-views. Liz Greene. "Astrology for Lovers", 1990. ISBN 0877287023, more excerption on [http://www.astro.com/cgi/aclch.cgi?btyp=syn&msyn=sg&act=text4&lang=e&cid=2i2filenjOpP3-u1205685595&zod1=10&zod2=1&gnd1=f&gnd2=m Astro.com] .]
There are many variables that determine compatibility in astrology, such as birth dates, birth months, birth years, position of a sign within the Sun, the Moon, Stars, etc. The signs listed as compatible with Taurus do not reflect an "individual profile" or "individual reading" as interpreted within astrology, but rather reflect a general guideline and reference to compatibility as dictated by variables such as "Qualities" and "Elements" within the
Zodiac. Professional astrologers rarely boil compatibility down to just the sun-sign. The branch in astrology dealing with interpersonal compatibilities is called Synastry. [ [http://www.cafeastrology.com/articles/synastry.html Cafeastrology.com on Synastry] ]
The following items are traditionally associated with Taurus: Derek and Julia Parker, "The New Compleat Astrologer", pp194-5, Crescent Books , New York, 1990 ]
* The Indian equivalent of Taurus is Vrishabha.
* [http://www.astrology-online.com/taurus.htm Astrology-online.com on Taurus]
* [http://www.astrologyindepth.com/Taurus Taurus In-Depth]
* [http://www.novareinna.com/constellation/taurus.html Novareinna.com on Taurus]
* [http://www.tomorrowsedge.net/taurus-child.html The Taurus Child]
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