Taurus Astrological Sign Information

From SkyView / NASA
From SkyView / NASA

A Historical Reference Guide


This is the true, original analysis of astrology as pertains to Taurus by Professor Fredrick White as written in “A Guide to Astrology”, published in 1901-1904. In other words, here is your information from the source; without the 100+ years of modern interpretation and commercial modification by others.

This 100+ year-old manuscript has been cleaned up and somewhat paraphrased for easier Third Millennium reading. However, as promised, an image of the original, unaltered manuscript is also included. Ctrl+/- will adjust the size. For historical perspective and additional nuances it is well worth the read.

Information for this article was compiled from United States (U.S.) government archives.

There is a short metaphysics experiment at the end.

Taurus is a fixed, feminine, cold, dry, earthy sign; ruled by Venus (The Goddess of Love). The Sun enters Taurus on April 22nd and passes into Gemini on May 22nd.

Personality Traits

The Taurus personality traits are self-reliance, plodding, slow and careful; gentle when unprovoked, but becomes furious when angered.

Personality traits also include patience and a willingness to wait for the fruition of their hopes, dreams, and aspirations; tends to be headstrong and unyielding, but is very cautious and will go to great length to avoid pain.

This sign is curious, inquisitive, and can be meddlesome; loves music, art, and the literary world, but are more inclined to be imitators rather than originators. Other traits are excellent logic abilities and reasoning faculties.

Compatibility and Harmony

Compatibility. Taurus people harmonize best with Cancer, Libra, Capricorn and Pisces.


Taurus is of a strong and healthy nature, but can be more subject to chronic diseases than some.


Best Places to Live

This sign prefers quiet, shady places. They want country or village homes, away from excitement. In the city Taurus will avoid the business and tourist centers; will generally choose the middle of the block for the location of their home.

Best Career Paths and Jobs

Taurus people succeed best at something requiring artistic talent and ideality. Some professions would be designers, sculptors, photographers, etc.

Birthstones and Gemstones

The ruling gems are the Emerald and Topaz.


Taurus, Scorpio, and Aquarius are the favored signs for producing occult students. For this sign, the driving force and/or reason seems to be their idealism.

Historical Figures

Several famous people were born under the sign of Taurus. See original manuscript below.

The Original Manuscript


Astrological, astronomy, and other 2016 calendar events.

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Previous months' data and additional information are available at SkyCal.

Times are GMT/UTC without DST.

October 2016

01 Sa 00:12 New Moon

01 Sa Venus: 30.9° E

03 Mo 17:30 Moon-Venus: 5.6° S

04 Tu 11:02 Moon Apogee: 406100 km

06 Th 08:04 Moon-Saturn: 4.2° S

08 Sa 06:03 Moon South Dec.: 18.5° S

09 Su 04:33 First Quarter

13 Th 09:43 Moon Descending Node

15 Sa 10:15 Uranus Opposition

16 Su 04:23 Full Moon

16 Su 23:36 Moon Perigee: 357900 km

19 We 06:18 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.3° S

20 Th 23:38 Moon North Dec.: 18.6° N

21 Fr 04:45 Orionid Shower: ZHR = 20

22 Sa 19:14 Last Quarter

25 Tu 04:01 Moon-Regulus: 1.7° N

26 We 01:45 Moon Ascending Node

26 We 10:54 Venus-Antares: 3.1° N

27 Th 15:53 Mercury Superior Conj.

28 Fr 09:33 Moon-Jupiter: 1.6° S

30 Su 01:47 Venus-Saturn: 3° N

30 Su 17:38 New Moon

31 Mo 19:29 Moon Apogee: 406700 km

November 2016

01 Tu Venus: 37.7° E

02 We 19:38 Moon-Saturn: 4.1° S

04 Fr 13:04 Moon South Dec.: 18.7° S

05 Sa 05:13 South Taurid Shower: ZHR = 10

06 Su 02:00 Daylight Saving Time Ends

07 Mo 19:51 First Quarter

09 We 15:57 Moon Descending Node

12 Sa 04:29 North Taurid Shower: ZHR = 15

14 Mo 11:23 Moon Perigee: 356500 km

14 Mo 13:52 Full Moon

15 Tu 16:50 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S

17 Th 09:32 Moon North Dec.: 18.8° N

17 Th 10:47 Leonid Shower: ZHR = 15

21 Mo 08:33 Last Quarter

21 Mo 10:08 Moon-Regulus: 1.4° N

22 Tu 02:48 Moon Ascending Node

23 We 18:48 Mercury-Saturn: 3.4° N

25 Fr 01:47 Moon-Jupiter: 2.1° S

27 Su 20:08 Moon Apogee: 406600 km

29 Tu 12:18 New Moon

December 2016

01 Th Venus: 43.2° E

01 Th 19:56 Moon South Dec.: 18.9° S

03 Sa 12:34 Moon-Venus: 6.3° S

05 Mo 10:39 Moon-Mars: 3.1° S

06 Tu 17:35 Moon Descending Node

07 We 09:03 First Quarter

10 Sa 11:03 Saturn Conjunction

11 Su 03:59 Mercury Elongation: 20.8° E

12 Mo 23:27 Moon Perigee: 358500 km

13 Tu 04:14 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S

13 Tu 23:57 Geminid Shower: ZHR = 120

14 We 00:05 Full Moon

14 We 21:43 Moon North Dec.: 18.9° N

18 Su 18:14 Moon-Regulus: 1.1° N

19 Mo 04:46 Moon Ascending Node

21 We 01:56 Last Quarter

21 We 10:45 Winter Solstice

22 Th 08:00 Ursid Shower: ZHR = 10

22 Th 16:37 Moon-Jupiter: 2.7° S

25 Su 05:55 Moon Apogee: 405900 km

28 We 18:41 Mercury Inferior Conj.

29 Th 03:30 Moon South Dec.: 19° S

29 Th 06:53 New Moon


Object-Other: Object occults Other.

Occults: Passes in front of.

Earth Aphelion: Earth farthest from the Sun.

Earth Perihelion: Earth closest to the Sun.

Moon Apogee: Moon farthest from Earth.

Moon Perigee: Moon closest to Earth.

Moon Ascending and Descending Nodes: The moon's orbit passes from south of the ecliptic to north of the ecliptic (ascending) or from north of the ecliptic to south of the ecliptic (descending).

Ecliptic: The Earth-Sun plane.

Conjunction: Earth is in a direct line between Sun and outer planet.

Superior Conjunction:Sun is in a direct line between Earth and Inner Planet

Opposition: Sun and planet on opposite sides of the sky.

Inferior Conjunction: Both planets in a direct line on same side of Sun.

Elongation: Greatest angle from Sun-Earth plane.


Depending on your location, your results may vary. Astronomical data source: Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA/GSFC).

Succeeding months scheduled to be posted in due course.

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