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Taurus, also called ‘Vrishabha’ Rashi in the Sanskrit/ Hindi language, is the second sign of the Zodiac. The Sanskrit/ Hindi word ‘Vrishabha’ means a bull.
Taurus Zodiac sign extends from 30 to 60 degrees of the Zodiac. Moon is exalted at 3 degrees in Taurus.
The Nakshatras (Constellations or Stars) in Taurus sign are Krittika (0° to 10° 00´), Rohini (10° 00´ to 23°20´) and Mrigshira (23° 20´ to 30°00`). Krittika is ruled by Sun and its deity is Agni. Rohini is ruled by Moon and its deity is Brahma. Mrigshira is ruled by Mars and its deity is Soma.
Taurus is a fixed and earthy sign. It is even and female sign. It rules south direction. It is ruled by planet Venus and it radiates white colour. Taurus is of windy temperament, Vaishya caste, Quadruped, Nocturnal, Prishtodaya, Lustreless, Rajasik, Rough appearance and medium ascension.
According to Kalpurush chart, Taurus owns Second Bhava of the horoscope and it represents face, including neck.
The symbol for Taurus sign is a bull. A bull is physically powerful. The maleness of Taurus symbolizes its role as a storehouse of procreative energies. When engaged in an activity, the person can work unceasingly at it, even if it is repetitive in nature, till the goal is achieved. Being an earthy sign, they are practical and determined by nature. They are trustworthy and loyal, and they prefer their friends to be faithful and reliable.
Taureans appreciate beauty, particularly in music. It is often possible to pick a Taurean man by the size or quality of his home music system. Many Taureans enjoy gardening and often produce healthy herb or vegetable gardens. The typical Taurean enjoys variety of food.
The nature of the Taurean is one of accumulation. Whether it is money, possessions, houses, etc. They work hard to get what they want and derive great fulfilment from ownership.
Taureans can be very stubborn and it is difficult to move a bull when it digs in its heels. Singers and musicians often have strong Taurean influence in their charts, as Taurus rules the neck and throat, enhancing self-expression through the voice. They are suited to careers in music or selling and maintaining musical instruments. They prefer a steady, stable work environment and resent being rushed to complete a project. Being methodical and practical, they are suited to work where patience and steady applications are required like engineering, accounting, real estate, etc. Taureans often experience sickness in the neck and throat. The thyroid gland, located in the neck, regulates the rate of metabolism and, consequently, body growth. If they do not exercise regularly, excess weight can become a health issue in later years. Taureans can be lazy, jealous, stubborn, self-centred and extravagant.
Sometimes they value material things above people and spend their lives in pursuit of material possessions. Taureans need to guard against single mind set as this can lead to a narrow view of everything in life.