Taurus is an astrological sign which originated from the constellation Taurus, and is the 2nd sign of the zodiac. Taurus is classed as a Negative or feminine, introverted, sign; its Element is Earth and its Quality is Fixed. Traditionally in astrology Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus.
The opposite sign to Taurus is Scorpio.
Under the tropical Zodiac, Taurus is occupied by the Sun from April 20th → May 20th. In House astrology the 2nd House is the house the Taurean rules, in the 2nd House dates are occupied on July 23 → August 7. The glyph is the alchemical symbol for rock salt.