Taurus or Rishabh is the second sign of the Zodiac. It is indicated by a Bull. The symbol of Taurus is indicated by a Bull's head and horns. In heavens it starts from 30 degrees and extends up to 59 degrees. The Sun stays in Taurus from 15 May to 14 June as per sidereal zodiac which is followed by Vedic Astrologers and from 21 April to 21 May as per Tropical Zodiac followed by Western Astrologers. The entry and exit dates of the Sun for any particular zodiac sign dose vary by one day during some years.
Taurus is ruled by planet Venus, its fixed, earthly, feminine sign, governs throat, and the second house of the horoscope. Its characteristics are endurance, sense for values and material, stability, tradition and sensuality. It symbolizes will for goal achievement, practical ambition, fertility, basis of self-consciousness and ability to materialize.
Taurus is the sign of production yield. It embraces all that concerns instruments of monetary value. Possessions and material things are of great significance to Taurus. This is because they do not feel emotionally secure unless they can see and touch the objects they own. This intense need to possess and enjoy with the senses can drive Taurus to be extremely productive. Taurus people work at a slower pace but always finish whatever projects they start. Because of this, they are trustworthy, reliable, careful, and steadfast. It takes a lot to really anger a Taurus. But when in a rage, they have a strong desire to throw things and they remain angry for a long time. These individuals have a talent for giving others a feeling of security. In times of crises, they are of great comfort, for they are willing to give advice which is practical, realistic, and to the point. By misusing his positive traits, the Taurus can become possessive, jealous, lazy, stubborn, and extravagant. These negative qualities are motivated by their fear of loss.
Taurus like all other zodiac signs contains three Nakshatra or lunar mansion, which are three forth of the Krittika Nakshatra, entire Rohini Nakshatra and half of the Mrigashira Nakshatra.
Taurus House in Natal Chart indicates: Means where you have: Invigoration, productivity, perseverance, power to shape. Enjoy being the producer in this house and watch how shipshape you can make it. Cultivate grounding and plant the seed of centering and spiritual perfection within.
Quality: Fixed or Static
Ruling Planet: Venus (goddess of love)
Symbol: The Bull
Part of the Body: The Neck
Exaltation sign of: Moon
Debilitation Sign of: None
Determent Sign of: None
Lucky Numbers: 6
Lucky Years: 15, 24, 33 & 42
Lucky Planets: Venus & Saturn
Lucky Gemstone (Vedic): Diamond
Lucky Gemstone (Western): Emerald
Lucky Metal: Copper
Lucky Color: Green, Pale Blue & Pink
Lucky Direction: West
Lucky Perfume: Storax
Lucky God: Shakti or Durga
Positive traits of Taurus: Endurance, Patient, Thoroughness, Harmony. Reliable, Persistent, Warm-hearted, & Determined.
Negative traits of Taurus: Placid, Stubborn Possessive, Resentful, Obstinacy, Greedy, Inflexible & Self-indulgent.
Flowers: Violet, Roses, Poppies, Daisies & Columbines
Trees: Ash, Cypress Fig, Apple & Pear
Herbs & Spices: Cloves, Sorrel & Spearmint
Bird: Parrot & Macaw
Animals: Bull, Cows & Elephants
Countries: Ireland, Switzerland, Cyprus, Greece, Persia & Poland
Cities: Dublin, Capri, St. Louis, Lucerne & Leipzig
Pierce Brosnan: 16th May 1953
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: 22nd May 1859
Naomi Campbell: 22nd May 1970
Queen Victoria: 24th May 1819
Henry Kissenger: 27th May 1923
John F Kennedy: 29 May 1917
Clint Eastwood: 31st May 1930
Brooke Shields: 31st May 1965
Marilyn Monroe: 1st June 1926
Angelina Jolie: 4th June 1975
Madhuri Dixit: 15th May 1967
N. T. Rama Rao: 28th May 1923
Donald Trump: 14th June 1946
Edward B. Lewis: 20th May 1918
Most Compatible: Virgo & Capricorn
Average Compatible: Taurus, Cancer, Pisces & Scorpio
Least Compatible: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius & Aquarius
Taurus rules the adenoids, tonsils and larynx. There can be sluggishness of all functions and depressed muscular activity. Constipation also tends to be a problem. Afflicted planets in Taurus may produce eye problems, sore throats, nasal mucus, polyps in the throat region or on the vocal cords and diphtheria.
All occupations related to Venus and second hosue and thus having to do with money, as Cashiers, Bank Tellers, Capitalists, Money Lenders; also Throat Specialists. One can be excellent as Treasurer of a business or other organization. Farmers, Gardeners, Florists, Musicians, Singers, Cosmeticians, Beauty Parlor Operators, Interior Decorators, Perfume Manufacturers, Photographers, Tailors and Hotel Keepers and Workers.
If a person is born between 15th to 24th May, the Sun remains in the 1st Decan of Taurus ruled by Venus. This suggests a diplomatic, obstinate and self-willed disposition. The native is practical, dogmatic, determined, persistent and stolid. He will evince strong likes and dislikes, take prejudices and demonstrate considerable reserve and diffidence. If a person is born between 25th May to 3rd June, the Sun remains in the 2nd Decan of Taurus ruled by Mecury. It provide the native more natural intuition, discrimination and practical business ability. There is also a tendency to become more critical as well as intuitive and although he is clever he will have many strong temptations to become selfish. If a person is born between 4th to 14th June, the Sun remains in the 3rd Decan of Taurus ruled by Saturn. It denotes more ambition, but also indicates the native is often over cautious and afraid to take risks. Positively, it strengthens the chastity and intellectual qualities and stimulating reason.
When a Taurus says he is your best friend forever, they mean it. They take friendship oaths seriously. Their friendship stands the test of time, and many Taurus friends have been this devoted since childhood. Constant, steady, loyal and devoted, this friend will stand by you through life. If you need to call someone to pick you up in the middle of a snowy night because your car broke down, Taurus will be there in a flash. Be warned, though, this is only if you have proven yourself to be as loyal a friend to them as they are to you. Taurus makes a steady friend, but be careful not to arouse their jealousy. You will find a wonderful friend in Taurus, so long as you do not cancel any plans at the last minute.
True and steady Taurus can appear a bit lazy on the outside. Deep inside is a smoldering lover waiting for the right cues. The Taurus wants and needs to be safe and pampered. Taurus is a sign very responsive to a wink, a smile and a tender touch. Material pleasures are also important to Taurus and they will create a den of delight sure to dazzle their lover. Seeing how important security and possessions are to Taurus, someone who provides these things will quickly make it to the top of their list. The Taurus is nothing if not committed and will make a wonderful partner for the right person. A slow and steady courtship is most pleasing to the Taurus. An unfaithful partner is the kiss of death where the Taurus is concerned. Taurus enjoys the one-on-one of a close relationship and the affection and intimacy this provides.
As a child, the Taurus is charming and enjoys rules and a set routine. They usually do well in school, because they like the routine. Their mind works at a slower pace so they will have to spend more time on their homework. However, once a concept is grasped, it is never forgotten. Taurus child can be very stubborn, and likes to know what to expect in all situations. The small child with a Taurus Sun will probably not enjoy sudden changes of environment, an alteration in diet, or any unexpected change which has not been previously introduced. But the child's parents will appreciate his patience. Taurus child needs to build a strong security base but must watch becoming too emotionally attached to people, places, and things.
A Taurus Parent likes to follow a set routine. Because of this, they feel their children should also be willing to have a set discipline as guidance. All is well if the discipline isn't too strict, since children do like to have some guidelines. Taurus are concerned about their child's education and will make sure their child has the best possible chance to learn.
Written by Sanjay Sharma, © 2011, revised February 2016
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