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20 - May 20
Taurus is one of the constellations of the
zodiac, the bull. It sits large and prominent in the winter
sky, between Aries to the west and Gemini to the east; to the
north lie Perseus and Auriga, to the southwest Orion, and to
the southeast Eridanus and Cetus.
One of the few first magnitude stars in the sky, the bright
red Aldebaran, sits in the middle of this constellation. The
horns of the bull stretch off to the west, marked by Elnath
(Beta Tauri, traditionally shared with Auriga) and Zeta Tauri.
In the east of the constellation lies one of the best known
open clusters, easily visible to the eye, the Pleiades.
In Greek mythology, this corresponds with the bull-form Zeus
took in order to win Europa, a Phoenician princess. The astrological
sign Taurus (April 20 - May 20) is associated with the constellation.
In some cosmologies, Taurus is associated with the classical
element Earth, and thus called an Earth Sign (with Virgo and
Capricorn). Its polar opposite is Scorpio. Taurus is a Fixed
Earth sign; in other words, Taurus planets tend to act as if
they were set in stone. Taurus is the second stage in the evolutionary
process of the zodiac, and begins to stabilize the new identity
created in Aries by identifying with the material world.
for Taurus are "I HAVE."
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. www.wikipedia.com