Taurus (astrology)

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Zodiac Symbol Bull
Duration (Tropical, Western) 20 April – 21 May (2014, UTC)
Constellation Taurus
Zodiac Element Earth
Zodiac Quality Fixed
Sign ruler Venus
Detriment Pluto
Exaltation Moon
Fall None

Taurus () is the second astrological sign in the Zodiac. It spans the 30-60th degree of the zodiac, between 27.25 and 54.75 degree of celestial longitude. Under the tropic zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average between April 20 and May 20 each year. Under the sidereal zodiac, the sun currently transits the constellation of Taurus from May 16 to June 15 (approximately). Individuals born during these dates, depending on which system of astrology they subscribe to, may be called Taureans.1


In astrology, a planet's domicile is the zodiac sign over which it has rulership. The term domicile also applies to the House in which a planet rules. Domicile is from the Latin domicilium whose root means house. As with the sign of Libra, Venus is the planet usually considered to rule Taurus. The Houses where Venus has Domicile are the 2nd and 7th Houses of one's natal chart. Venus, being named after the Roman goddess of beauty and love, is the planet most associated with love, beauty, harmony, and sexuality.



  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary. Retrieved17 August 2011.


External links

  • The dictionary definition of Taurus at Wiktionary
  • Media related to Taurus at Wikimedia Commons

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