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Star Signs: Taurus

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Which Star Sign were you born in?

If you were born between 21st April- 21st May, then you were born under the star sign Taurus. In this page we examine the image associated with Taurus, current and hostroic names for Taurus, look at historic figures born under Taurus and share interesting facts about the Taurus star sign.

Taurus. Earth sign, (21st April- 21st May)

French- le Taureau, Germany- der Stier, Italian- il Toro, Arabic- Al Thaur. Syrian- Taura, Persian Tora, Ghav or Gau, Babylonian- Gu, Anglo Saxon- Fearr,

Other names for the month.

Iyar-Hebrew, Aru-Babylonian, Shor- Judean,

General description

Depicted almost always as a bull with large horns, although not all the body is always shown

Colour. Pink

Associated planet. Venus

Famous ancients of Taurus

Isaac son of Abraham in the Old Testament. Ephraim son of Jacob in the Old Testament. Joseph of Egypt, son of Jacob in the Old Testament. Jesse father of king David in the Old Testament. Philip the fourth Apostle, disciple of Jesus, New Testament. The Greek Socrates.


Emblems and symbols.

Bulls head, crescent moon, (although a bulls head can also be part of Libra)


Cypress, apple trees, vines and deep-rooted trees in general. In more recent times it is thought Venus rules Taurus, and trees sacred to Venus include, apple, birch, Avocado, coconut, myrtle, plane, elder and peach trees. But anciently Venus rose in Scorpio, and that was considered he main station.


Bull, chicken, cockerels,

Signs and constellations around them. From direct right clockwise

Orion, part of the river Eridanus, Cetus, Aries, Pleiades, Hyades, Auriga,

Notes of interest

The Druids held the Tauric festival when the sun was in the sign of Taurus, it is thought by some that the man-made Tors, may have something to with it. It is also believed that hot-cross buns are also linked to the worship of the bull.

Queen Elizabeth II, was born under Taurus, as was William Shakespeare.

It is reported that the North American Indians associate apple tree with the Tree of life, as many who read the Old Testament do, by association with Eve and Adam in the Garden of Eden, but I find both to erroneous, firstly apple trees were unknown in North America until the first European settlers arrived, and on the latter I find that the Ancient Sumerian, Akkadians and more have pomegranates or what like pine cones on most of their depictions of the Tree of life, and further the apple did not so much bring life but death into the lives of Adam and Eve, and the pomegranate was linked underworld and Hades, in the Greek myth concerning Persephone the daughter of Demeter and Zeus, she is abducted by Hades, she is eventually rescued but because she ate some pomegranate seeds, a food of underworld, she has to return and stay for a third of each year.

Ancient countries etc. under the influence of Taurus include.

Arabia, Asia, Scythia.

Modern countries and cities supposedly under the influence of Taurus, include,

Ireland, part of Russia, Holland, Greater Poland, Persia, Asia Minor, Mantua, the Archipelago and Leipzig.

Qualities general

Strength in finances, and domestic matters

Astrology: The Descendants of Adam

Aquarius | Pisces | Aries | Taurus |
Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo |
Libra | Scorpio | Sagittarius | Capricorn