Taurus (♉︎) (Latin for bull, derived from the Greek word Ταῦρος), is the second astrological sign in the modern zodiac. It spans from 30° to 60° of the zodiac. This sign belongs to the Earth element or triplicity, and has a feminine or negative polarity, as well as a fixed modality, quality, or quadruplicity. It is a Venus-ruled sign along with Libra. The Moon is in its exaltation here at exactly 3°. The Sun transits this sign from approximately April 21 until May 20 in western astrology.
|Duration (tropical, western)||April 19 – May 20 (2021, UT1)|
|Fall||Traditional: No planet is fall or depressed here; Modern: Uranus|
The sign of Taurus is associated with several myths and bull worship from several ancient cultures. It was the first sign of the zodiac established among the Mesopotamians, who called it "The Great Bull of Heaven," as it was the constellation through which the Sun rose on the vernal equinox at that time, that is the Early Bronze Age, from about 4000 BC to 1700 BC.
Taurus is the fixed modality of the three earth signs, the others being Virgo and Capricorn. In astrology, the main connotations of planets under this sign are stubborn, warm, and indulgent in the material world.
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