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Taurus Astrological Sign Information

From SkyView / NASA
From SkyView / NASA

A Historical and Present Day Reference Guide

Includes year 2017 astrological, astronomy, and other relevant calendar events.

Taurus is ruled by Venus.

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.

Health

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

Venus.
Venus.

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.

Occult

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

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Astrological, Astronomy, and Other 2017 Calendar Events.

A planispheric astrolabe from the 14th century. Used for astrology, timekeeping, navigation, and surveying in the 14th century and beyond. More info at source.
A planispheric astrolabe from the 14th century. Used for astrology, timekeeping, navigation, and surveying in the 14th century and beyond. More info at source. | Source

Solar System Symbols ~ Used in both Astronomy and Astrology

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Sun Mercury Venus Earth Moon Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto | Source

Events

Previous months' data and additional information are available at SkyCal. All event times are given for UTC+0:00: Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) without Daylight Saving Time (DST) on for part of the year.

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

January 2017

01 Su Venus: 46.8° E

02 Mo 09:20 Moon-Venus: 2° S

02 Mo 18:14 Moon Descending Node

03 Tu 06:47 Moon-Mars: 0.3° S

03 Tu 14:10 Quadrantid Shower: ZHR = 120

04 We 10:59 Perihelion: 0.9833 AU

05 Th 19:47 First Quarter

09 Mo 09:03 Mercury-Saturn: 6.7° N

09 Mo 14:07 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S

10 Tu 06:07 Moon Perigee: 363200 km

11 We 09:32 Moon North Dec.: 18.9° N

12 Th 11:34 Full Moon

12 Th 12:59 Venus Elongation: 47.1° E

* 13 Fr 00:00 Friday the 13th *

15 Su 04:07 Moon-Regulus: 0.9° N

15 Su 10:45 Moon Ascending Node

19 Th 05:26 Moon-Jupiter: 3° S

19 Th 09:59 Mercury Elongation: 24.1° W

19 Th 22:14 Last Quarter

22 Su 00:14 Moon Apogee: 404900 km

24 Tu 10:37 Moon-Saturn: 4° S

25 We 11:59 Moon South Dec.: 18.9° S

26 Th 00:46 Moon-Mercury: 4° S

* 28 Sa 00:00 Chinese New Year *

28 Sa 00:07 New Moon

29 Su 22:21 Moon Descending Node

31 Tu 06:12 Jupiter-Spica: 3.5° N

31 Tu 14:34 Moon-Venus: 4.2° N

February 2017

01 We Venus: 45.5° E

01 We 01:09 Moon-Mars: 2.4° N

* 02 Th 00:00 Groundhog Day *

02 Th 10:11 Venus-Mars: 5.4° N

04 Sa 04:19 First Quarter

05 Su 21:14 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.2° S

06 Mo 13:59 Moon Perigee: 368800 km

07 Tu 18:34 Moon North Dec.: 18.9° N

11 Sa 00:33 Full Moon

* 11 Sa 00:45 Pen. Lunar Eclipse *

11 Sa 14:04 Moon-Regulus: 0.8° N

11 Sa 19:49 Moon Ascending Node

15 We 14:55 Moon-Jupiter: 2.9° S

18 Sa 19:33 Last Quarter

18 Sa 21:14 Moon Apogee: 404400 km

20 Mo 23:44 Moon-Saturn: 3.9° S

21 Tu 20:50 Moon South Dec.: 18.8° S

26 Su 06:28 Moon Descending Node

* 26 Su 14:54 Annular Solar Eclipse *

26 Su 14:58 New Moon

March 2017

01 We Venus: 32.5° E

01 We 18:58 Moon-Mars: 4.4° N

02 Th 02:22 Neptune Conjunction

03 Fr 07:24 Moon Perigee: 369100 km

05 Su 02:38 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.2° S

05 Su 11:32 First Quarter

07 Tu 00:08 Mercury Superior Conj.

07 Tu 00:43 Moon North Dec.: 18.9° N

10 Fr 22:20 Moon-Regulus: 0.9° N

11 Sa 04:17 Moon Ascending Node

* 12 Su 02:00 Daylight Saving Time starts *

12 Su 14:54 Full Moon

14 Tu 20:04 Moon-Jupiter: 2.7° S

18 Sa 17:25 Moon Apogee: 404700 km

* 20 Mo 10:29 Vernal Equinox *

20 Mo10:49 Moon-Saturn: 3.8° S

20 Mo15:58 Last Quarter

21 Tu 05:22 Moon South Dec.: 18.9° S

25 Sa 10:31 Venus Inferior Conj.

25 Sa 15:41 Moon Descending Node

28 Tu 02:57 New Moon

30 Th 12:39 Moon Perigee: 363900 km

April 2017

01 Sa Venus: 13.4° W

* 01 Sa 00:00 April Fool's Day (you've been warned) *

01 Sa 08:49 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.3° S

01 Sa 09:59 Mercury Elongation: 19° E

03 Mo 06:12 Moon North Dec.: 19° N

03 Mo 18:39 First Quarter

05 We 12:45 Moon-Beehive: 4° N

07 Fr 04:30 Moon-Regulus: 0.8° N

07 Fr 09:14 Moon Ascending Node

07 Fr 20:58 Jupiter Opposition

10 Mo 21:20 Moon-Jupiter: 2.4° S

11 Tu 06:08 Full Moon

14 Fr 05:43 Uranus Conjunction

15 Sa 10:05 Moon Apogee: 405500 km

16 Su 18:39 Moon-Saturn: 3.6° S

17 Mo 13:12 Moon South Dec.: 19.1° S

19 We 09:57 Last Quarter

20 Th 05:46 Mercury Inferior Conj.

21 Fr 08:16 Mars-Pleiades: 3.5° S

21 Fr 22:30 Moon Descending Node

22 Sa 11:40 Lyrid Shower: ZHR = 20

23 Su 17:59 Moon-Venus: 5.3° N

26 We 12:16 New Moon

27 Th 16:18 Moon Perigee: 359300 km

28 Fr 17:20 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.5° S

30 Su 13:33 Moon North Dec.: 19.2° N

May 2017

01 Mo Venus: 39.9° W

02 Tu 18:23 Moon-Beehive: 3.7° N

03 We 02:47 First Quarter

04 Th 09:49 Moon-Regulus: 0.6° N

04 Th 10:42 Moon Ascending Node

05 Fr 00:54 Eta Aquarid Shower: ZHR = 60

05 Fr 13:51 Mars-Aldebaran: 6.2° N

07 Su 21:24 Moon-Jupiter: 2.3° S

10 We 21:43 Full Moon

12 Fr 19:51 Moon Apogee: 406200 km

13 Sa 23:07 Moon-Saturn: 3.4° S

14 Su 20:29 Moon South Dec.: 19.3° S

17 We 22:59 Mercury Elongation: 25.8° W

19 Fr 00:33 Last Quarter

19 Fr 01:30 Moon Descending Node

22 Mo 12:32 Moon-Venus: 2.4° N

24 We 01:20 Moon-Mercury: 1.6° N

25 Th 19:44 New Moon

26 Fr 01:23 Moon Perigee: 357200 km

27 Sa 23:36 Moon North Dec.: 19.4° N

30 Tu 01:50 Moon-Beehive: 3.4° N

31 We 11:56 Moon Ascending Node

31 We 16:08 Moon-Regulus: 0.3° N

June 2017

01 Th Venus: 45.8° W

01 Th 12:42 First Quarter

03 Sa 10:59 Venus Elongation: 45.9° W

03 Sa 23:57 Moon-Jupiter: 2.5° S

07 We 03:19 Mercury-Pleiades: 5.5° S

08 Th 22:21 Moon Apogee: 406400 km

09 Fr 13:10 Full Moon

10 Sa 01:25 Moon-Saturn: 3.4° S

11 Su 03:36 Moon South Dec.: 19.4° S

15 Th 02:40 Moon Descending Node

15 Th 09:15Saturn Opposition

17 Sa 11:33 Last Quarter

20 Tu 21:13 Moon-Venus: 2.4° N

* 21 We 04:25 Summer Solstice *

21 We 13:55 Mercury Superior Conj.

22 Th 14:23 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.5° S

23 Fr 10:49 Moon Perigee: 357900 km

24 Sa 02:31 New Moon

24 Sa 11:12 Moon North Dec.: 19.4° N

26 Mo 11:18 Moon-Beehive: 3.2° N

27 Tu 16:26 Moon Ascending Node

28 We 00:26 Moon-Regulus: 0.1° N

Glossary/Definitions/Descriptions/More

  • 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
  • Inferior Conjunction: Both planets in a direct line on same side of Sun.
  • Opposition: Sun and planet on opposite sides of the sky.
  • Elongation: Greatest angle from Sun-Earth plane.

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

Succeeding months posted as or before they become due.

Metaphysics Experiment for Taurus:

Do you feel lucky today?

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LIBRA -- SCORPIO -- SAGITTARIUS

CAPRICORN - AQUARIUS - PISCES

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