Those born between April 21st and May 20th are born under the second sign of the zodiac, Taurus. This month we will be taking an in-depth look at the star sign, discussing its history and mythology as well as the unique traits of a Taurean. Basic Facts: Your element: Earth Your ruling planets: Venus Symbol: The Bull Your stone: Emerald History & Mythology The word ‘Taurus’ is derived from the Latin word for ‘bull,’ the iconic symbol that represents this zodiac sign. In Greek Mythology, the origin of Taurus is often related back to the story of the bull-form taken by the father of all Gods, Zeus. It is thought that Zeus fell in love with Europa, the daughter or King Agenor. In order to win Europa while she was collecting flowers near the coast, Zeus took the form of a beautiful white bull and ran to her, taking her away to the Island of Crete. Their son, Minos would later become the King of Crete. The bull, or Taurus, represents protection and force. In ancient Egypt the bull was sacred and would be embalmed and placed in tombs after their death. Traits With the bull as their mascot, it is unsurprising that a typical Taurean possesses strong traits such as determination, stubbornness, and persistence. The great strength of Taurus is in their stability, loyalty and strong willed determination. Bulls want to get the job done, and they will. Taureans can be relied on to fulfil their obligations and will work hard to achieve their goals. They are practical, reliable and take their work seriously, making them excellent employees. As a friend, a Taurean is fiercely loyal, patient, and socially popular however they rarely make friends outside their social rank and tend to avoid the crowd. This is due to the fact that Taureans don’t like change, preferring to stick to their creature comforts. Taureans are notable ‘closed books’ and their feelings and emotions run deeper than many on the outside world would guess. Because of this, they can often be regarded as withdrawn or boring. Because of their stubborn qualities, Taureans often become fixed in their thinking, lacking the ability to see things from others points of view. No other sign in the zodiac is closer to the earth, represented by the Taureans stability and groundedness. Famous Taureans David Beckham, William Shakespeare and Karl Marx are perhaps amongst the most recognisable and influential Taureans, all who have achieved their goals utilising their ambitious and hardworking qualities. Other notable Taureans include figures such as Al Pacino, George Clooney and Audrey Hepburn. If you would like to learn more about your star sign, and discover what is to come for you this month then visit our horoscope page. https://www.psychiclight.com/horoscopes. Many of our readers are especially talented in astrology and may be able to tell you more about the Taurus star sign. Look out for readers including Wanda and Diamond on the Psychic Light reader’s page, and get in touch!