Taurus Dates of Birth
The astrologists divide a year is into 12 periods, during each period the sun being in a constellation area. So everyone has a corresponding zodiacal sign according to the period his / her birthday lies in. The 12 signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. People believe that different signs of the zodiac present different characteristics and talents.
The Zodiac sign of Taurus represents the placement in the sky where the sun was during the time of birth and, in the case of Taurus, influences people who were born between the dates of April 21 - May 21. The Zodiac sign of Taurus is ruled by Venus, one of the planets in the Solar system. The planet Venus rules over the gemstone, or birthstone Emerald. The Emerald has its own unique properties relating to color, crystalline structure, character and abilities. The Emerald gemstone, or birthstone assigned to Taurus is believed to influence both positive and negative personality traits and characteristics of those born under the astrological sign of Taurus.
Taurus Dates: April 21 – May 21
In astrology, your Taurus Zodiac sign (also called sun sign or star sign) is decided by the position of the sun at the moment of your birth, as seen from Earth. Usually, people born between April 21 and May 21 have Aquarius as their sun sign, because that is the Zodiac sign where the sun was at their birth. But it differs a little from year to year, because of the leap years. The sun takes a year to travel through the twelve Zodiac signs, but it’s not exactly a year of 365 days. The time it takes is closer to 365.25 days. That’s why we have leap years.
Every fourth year we add a day to the calendar, the 29th of February, making that year 366 days. Actually, there’s an additional rule, to make it more precise with the actual movement of earth and the sun: the starting year of a new century is not a leap year, unless it’s evenly divisible by 400. So, 1900 was not a leap year, but 2000 was.
The leap years make the dates of each Zodiac sign change slightly. Normally, Taurus starts on April 20 and ends on May 21, but that’s just the mean. In reality it changes slightly in a four year period from one leap year to the next.
If you were born on the 21th of April or the 21st of May, you have to check if you’re really a Taurus or not. It never differs more than a day in each direction. The start of Taurus must be within the 20th to 21th of April, and the end of it within the 20th or 21st of May. People born on other dates need not be concerned.
Mixed Zodiac Signs
Now, If you were born on April 21st at a time when your sun is at the very end of Aries, you probably have a mixture of Aries and Taurus in your character. If your sun is at the very end of Taurus, you may show personality traits of both Taurus and Gemini. Here you can find more about Taurus Cusps.
Decans Make a Difference
The strongest is not equal to the most typical, though. A Zodiac sign is its most typical at the part of it (decan) corresponding to its quality: cardinal, fixed or mutable. Each Zodiac sign belongs to one of the four elements fire, earth, air, and water. It’s also one of the three qualities. So, four elements and three qualities make twelve possible combinations - the twelve signs of the Zodiac. There are three posible variation: Taurus 1st Decan, Taurus 2nd Decan and Taurus 3rd Decan.