Taurus (astrology)

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Not to be confused with Taurus (constellation).
Zodiac Symbol Bull
Duration (Tropical, Western) 20 April – 21 May (2014, UTC)
Constellation Taurus
Zodiac Element Earth
Zodiac Quality Fixed
Sign ruler Venus and Terra
Detriment Pluto, Mars
Exaltation Moon
Fall None; No Traditional Fall

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]


  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary. Retrieved 17 August 2011.