by Stefan Stenudd

Taurus in the Complete Horoscope

The Bull Zodiac Sign in Classical Astrology

Taurus Zodiac sign in Astrology
The Taurus Zodiac sign glyph. Ink calligraphy by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see it enlarged.

Taurus, the Bull, is the second sign of the zodiac. The sun enters it on or around April 20.

       Taurus belongs to the element earth, its quality is fixed and its charge is negative. Its Ruler is Venus, and the moon exalts in it. Its motto is: "I have." In the horoscope chart, the zodiac sign Taurus brings a slow stubbornness and a materialistic perspective to planets and astrological houses therein.

       Please observe that the text on this webpage is about the role of the Taurus zodiac sign in the complete horoscope chart, and not just its meaning as a star sign, also called sun sign (when the sun was in Taurus at the time of your birth).

Your Taurus Zodiac Sign

The sun, the basis of Zodiac sign astrology. Woodcut. Those who have Taurus as their zodiac sign (star sign) are born when the sun was in Taurus, normally April 20 - May 20 (it differs slightly from year to year, because of the leap years). Therefore, it is also - more adequately - called the sun sign.

       Observe that it's just one of the many components of the complete horoscope chart. Nowadays, star sign astrology is much more widespread and common than readings based on the classical birth chart, but the latter is what astrology is really all about.

       The sun in your horoscope is your natural self - what you are when you relax, when other planets in your horoscope are not active. It is your basic drive.

       If your sun sign is Taurus, you are usually quite relaxed, sort of laid-back even when involved in something. It is natural for the Taurus to be slow, calm, and conservative in the sense of being reluctant to change. The natural habitat for the Taurus is working the soil, farming and handicrafts. Materialism, things concrete and solid.

The Father of Taurus

The sun in the horoscope also represents your father (the mother is represented by the moon).

       If you have the sun in Taurus, your relation to your father is what it is, through time. You trust each other and can spend time together without needing to do anything, not even talking. You have a sense of knowing each other well, although you don't talk much. Mostly you get along, but if there is a grudge it can remain for long.

Taurus, by Hevelius.

       For more about your sun sign in Zodiac sign astrology, see the link further down this page.

The Planets in Taurus

The planets and astrological points are the active forces in the horoscope chart, the energies by which we are able to act. As such, each has its own characteristics, but they are influenced by the zodiac sign they occupy. When a planet or other point of the horoscope is in Taurus, it is also affected by the zodiac sign, getting something of its character. Here are those planets and astrological points, what they stand for in the complete horoscope chart, and how they are affected by the zodiac sign Taurus:

The planet symbols (glyphs).

Planet symbols (glyphs). From left to right: sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Ascendant, Medium Coeli, moon node.

  • Sun   basic drive - Taurus brings patience and calm.

  • Moon   longing - Taurus brings simple needs and emotional stability.

  • Mercury   curiosity - Taurus brings careful thinking and reluctance to speak much.

  • Venus   affection - Taurus brings enjoyment of simple things and of pleasing the senses.

  • Mars   aggression - Taurus brings grim determination and strength.

  • Jupiter   luck - Taurus brings material gains and capacity to increase them.

  • Saturn   duty - Taurus brings conservatism and fixed values.

  • Uranus   contemplation - Taurus brings an inward mind and an interest reserved for what's palpable.

  • Neptune   fantasy - Taurus brings an imagination limited to the well-known, and concrete dreams.

  • Pluto   catharsis - Taurus brings long-foreseeable concrete changes that last.

  • Ascendant, AC   attitude - Taurus brings neutral behavior towards others, and an everyday appearance.

  • Medium Coeli, MC   self-image - Taurus brings a modest view of one's talents, to the point of underestimating oneself.

The Houses in Taurus

The astrological Houses are life environments, different sections of what constitutes our everyday reality. The Zodiac signs bring their characteristics to the Houses, influencing the environments described by them. Here are the twelve Houses, what they stand for, and how the Zodiac sign Taurus affects them:

  1. Identity - Taurus makes you seem slow and uncomplicated.

  2. Resources - Taurus makes you have what you need.

  3. Communication - Taurus makes you slow to find friends, but keep them long, and you are not keen on theoretical learning.

  4. Home - Taurus makes your family life calm and secure.

  5. Pastime - Taurus makes you content, maybe lazy, in your spare time.

  6. Work - Taurus makes you trustworthy and competent at work, never hurrying.

  7. Partners - Taurus makes your relations slow to start, then intimate and long-lasting.

  8. Unknown - Taurus makes fate have few surprises for you.

  9. Travel - Taurus makes you unwilling to change your whereabouts.

  10. Career - Taurus makes you indifferent to career, but steady at the position you have.

  11. Ideals - Taurus makes you nourish conservative values, with no need to spread them around.

  12. Shortcomings - Taurus makes your life a bit unstable, and it may be hard for you to get the means you need.

Taurus in General

Of course, all of the above is very general, mainly to give you an idea of how the Taurus zodiac sign works in the horoscope and influences its different components. You need to study your complete horoscope chart carefully, to make a deeper and more nuanced interpretation.

Taurus - Bull. Illustration from a 1482 edition of Poeticon Astronomicon, attributed to Hyginus.

Taurus - Bull. Illustration from a 1482 edition of Poeticon Astronomicon, attributed to Hyginus.

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