Taurus - The Bull, The Second Zodiac Sign

This section describes the second zodiac sign, Taurus, the Bull.

Taurus, the Bull, is the second zodiac sign in Western and Indian astrology, with the following properties:

Unicode Symbol: U+2649 ()
Name: Taurus
Symbol: The Bull
Tropical Sun Sign: April 20 – May 21
Sidereal Sun Sign: May 15 – June 14
Element: Earth
Ruling Body: Venus
Birthstone: Emerald 
Colors: Green, Pale Blue, Mauve
Numbers: One and Six
Day: Thursday
Related Constellation: Taurus
Opposite Sign: Scorpio, the Scorpion

Your sidereal zodiac sun sign is Taurus, the Bull, if you were born between May 15 – June 14. During this period, the Sun's apparent position is in the Taurus constellation area - the Sun and the Taurus constellation are in the same direction if you view them from the Earth. Sidereal zodiac sun sign is used in Indian astrology.

Your tropical zodiac sun sign is Taurus, the Bull, if you were born between April 20 – May 21. The period shifted, because tropical sun signs follow the equinoxes, which has been shifted for about 24 days because of the precession. Tropical zodiac sun sign is used in Western astrology.

If your sun sign is Taurus, the Bull, here is nice logo for you from istockphoto.com:

Taurus, the Bull, Zodiac Sign

According to wikipedia.com, Taurus is the second sign of the Zodiac and associated with material pleasure. Individuals born under this sign are thought to have a calm, patient, reliable, loyal, affectionate, sensuous, ambitious, and determined character, but one which is also prone to hedonism, laziness, inflexibility, jealousy, and antipathy. Generally, there is something distinctly sensual about the appearance.

Many Web sites provide daily forecasts based on Western sun sign astrology. Here is an example for Taurus, the Bull, from Yahoo:

Quickie: A relationship or romance you're in is going to start being especially easygoing.

Overview: It's a day filled with outstanding romantic and sensual energy. You're in the mood to say 'I do' to just about anything. That includes everything from the smallest capers with your sweetie to larger kinds of commitments.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Quick Introduction to Astrology

 Basics of Astrology and Astronomy

 Stars

 Constellations

Introduction to Western Zodiac Signs

 What Is Western Zodiac

 Zodiac Signs and Zodiac Constellations

 Zodiac Coordinate Systems - Starting Points

 Aries, The Ram, The First Zodiac Sign

Taurus - The Bull, The Second Zodiac Sign

 Gemini - The Twins, The Third Zodiac Sign

 Cancer - The Crab, The Fourth Zodiac Sign

 Leo - The Lion, The Fifth Zodiac Sign

 Virgo - The Virgin, The Sixth Zodiac Sign

 Libra - The Balance, The Seventh Zodiac Sign

 Scorpio - The Scorpion, The Eighth Zodiac Sign

 Sagittarius - The Archer, The Ninth Zodiac Sign

 Capricorn - The Goat, The Tenth Zodiac Sign

 Aquarius - The Water Bearer, The Eleventh Zodiac Sign

 Pisces - The Fish, The Twelfth Zodiac Sign

 Horoscope and Horoscopic Astrology

 Horoscope and Planets

 Chinese Astrology and Horoscope

 Chinese Zodiac Animal Signs

 References

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