Taurus is the second astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Taurus. In western astrology, this sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. In astrology, Taurus is considered an earth sign and is one of four fixed signs. Like the rest of the earth signs, Taurus is considered a “negative”, feminine sign, which in astrology means it is rather introvert. Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus (which also rules Libra). Being the second sign of the zodiac, Taurus has been associated with the astrological second house. The glyph is also the alchemical symbol for rocksalt.
Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Taurus individuals. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun is in Taurus roughly from April 20 to May 20. Under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently there roughly from May 15 to June 15. People born on these juncture dates should have an astrological chart drawn to determine which sign the sun was in at the exact time of their birth.