Taurus is the second sign in the astrological zodiac cycle. It extends between April 20th and May 20th. It is represented by the Bull. It is the sign that harvests the fruits of labour. Natives always feel the need to be surrounded by love and beauty. They just love the good things in life. And those born under this zodiac sign are the most stubborn, yet reliable and dependable of the zodiacs.
The zodiac of Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus. Venus is a bright planet in the zodiac sky and is used to represent love and relationships. Venus was named after the Ancient Roman Goddess of love and beauty namely, Aphrodite. Venus rules over our romantic and sensual pleasures in life. Venus is linked to the love of material things and hence folks are tied up with material resources. Venus brings in a love of aesthetics. Venus also makes sure that natives are loyal and committed in their relationships.
For all the zodiac signs, the advent of the Taurus season between the 20th of April and the 20th of May represents a good period to do or anything that they love in life. Pursue what draws you and keep your senses awake this time. Enjoy the good things in life. During this season, Venus the ruler of this sign brings the beautiful things nearer to us. A good time to indulge in your passions.
The constellation of Taurus lies in the northern sky between the constellations of Aries and Gemini. It is about 4 hours and 20 minutes right ascension and 16 degrees north declination. The brightest star in the Taurus constellation is Aldebaran. The other notable stars in this constellation or the Crab Nebula, the Pleiades and Hyades star clusters.
This constellation is one of the largest constellation in the northern hemisphere and was first found by Ptolemy. It is an old constellation and it marked the Spring equinox in the Bronze Age.
The Taurus constellation has the following Meteor Showers:
• The Beta Taurid- occurs during daytime in June and July.
• The Taurid- occurs during the month of November.
• Northern Taurids and Souther Taurids- occur between the 18th and 29th of October.
Taurus is the Latin word for “bull”. It is said that Lord Zeus fell in love with a beautiful young woman called Europa. In order to attract here he took the form of a Bull. And in memory of this he decided to put the Bull among the stars in the sky. Another legend has it that the son of Jupiter, by name Dinoysus used to carry a bull’s head with him as a symbol of wealth and hence the association.
The Bull is one of the strongest symbol of the zodiacs. It denotes strength, aggressiveness and stamina. Though the bull seems to be ferocious on the outside, it also has a calm and composed demeanour on the inside. Also denotes simplicity of life. A bull does not lose his temper easily, but when provoked, they turn head-on.
The glyph of Taurus is the head of a Bull. It has a circle which denotes the head and the horizontal crescent represents the horns. This indicates that this soul is quite open in nature.
The Age of Taurus began approximately 7500 years ago, or 5500 BCE. According to Vedic systems it was during the Dwapura Yuga and as per Greek history it was the Bronze age. It is also believed that the story of Bhagavad Gita as per hindu mythology took place during this age.
Matriarchal system was the dominant culture during the age of the Taurus. During the last part of the period, it slowly dismantled and gave roots to the present patriarchal system. It was during this age that the Pyramids of Egypt where built. Mesopotamia flourished during this age as also the Indus Valley civilisation. This period also saw the invent of the Papyrus and writing emerged in many cultures across the globe. The Sumerian Cunieform writings and the Egyptian Hieroglyphics started to take roots during this age.
The Taurean Age had materialism at its peak, slave-hood as well, without which some of the great architectural wonders belonging to that period cannot have been erected. Also animal worship and sacrifice was predominant and also a part of their spirituality.
The Egyptian civilisation belonged to the Taurus period. The Egyptians built the Giza pyramids and the Great Sphninx during this time. Spirituality, religion and discipline in civilisations were formed during the Taurean period. During the age of the Tauurs, Apis, a deity in the form of a bull was worshipped by the Egyptians. The hierarchy system of ruling prevailed with the king or the Pharoah as the epicentre.
In the Sumerian civilisation, the people marked the start of the calendar year when the Sun was in the constellation of Taurus. They observed it as their spring equinox then. They believed that the heavenly bull by name Gugalanna was slayed by Gilgamesh and he hid behind the Sun's rays and took refuge in the Taurus constellation.
The Indus valley civilisation and the Minoans also had bull worship and bull fighting in their regular lives. Earth became a source of living for the Taurean age civilisations and hence they began to worship it. The Taurean theme of practical and tangible resources began to take shape as agriculture and farming gained importance. Hence the Taurus period marked an important milestone in the evolution of civilisations.
Taureans are very slow and deliberate in forming attachments but once established they make successful pairs with a dedicated loyalty & endearment. Taureans are not the flirty kind in nature and don't jump onto from one partner to another.
Though they arec they are very satisfied in a happy family bonding and they become more habitual and rigid.They are considered to be unadventurous by the other partners for they love to get back from work, eat supper and relax watching TV all night rather than exploring in love.
The opposite mate eventually find this behaviour unacceptable and try to nudge the Taurean out of their chair.Taureans are not the people who look for variety.Taureans of both sex need a great deal of good and earthy sexual bonding to get them through life inspite of them being very sensual.
Only the real thing can quench the Taureans thirst when they are aroused. Surveys confirm that the lowest divorce rate is held by the Taureans among the rest of the signs. In a nutshell Taureans in love are loyal, sexy, domesticated and easily pleased.