Taurus Zodiac Sign - Character traits

Taurus, the Bull, is the second sign in the Zodiac and represents those born between April 20 and May 20.

Taurus in Mythology

Taurus, comes from the story of Europa. She was the daughter of King Agenor of Phoenicia and Telephassa. Europa became the object of Zeus' affections, and he appeared to her as a beautiful, white bull at the Phoenician waterside. The princess was awestruck by the beauty of the bull and walked over to pet it. She then climbed upon his back at which Zeus jumped into the water and carried her across the sea to Crete. He took the form of an eagle there and ravished her. She eventually bore him three sons whose names were Minos, Rhadamanthus, and Sarpedon.

The Constellation of Taurus

Zeus placed the image of the bull in the heavens. A group of stars called the Hyades make up Taurus' head, and another group of stars called the Pleiades make up part of the bull, as well. The Pleiades are a bright galactic cluster and the brightest seven make up their own constellation.

Taurus in Astrology

Taurus Sign and Ruling Planet

According to Astrology Taurus is an Earth sign and is associated with the planet Venus. This planet represents love, beauty, and money. So it's no surprise that Taureans are often attracted to luxury items and enjoy the finer things in life.

Taurus Personality and Character traits

People who are born under the sign of Taurus are known for being loyal, reliable, and practical. They are also known for their stubbornness!

Taurus people are usually down to earth and level-headed. They like to stick to routine and don't like change very much. Taurus individuals do have a lot to offer. They are great friends, partners, and coworkers, with a strong sense of commitment and dedication.

See Also: Virgo, Gemini, Cancer, Leo