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Taurus is the second astrological sign in the Zodiac. It spans the 30-60th degree of the zodiac, between 27.25 and 54.75 degree of celestial longitude. Under the tropic zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average between April 20 to May 20 each year. Under the sidereal zodiac, the sun currently transits the constellation of Taurus from May 16 to June 15 (approximately). Individuals born during these dates, depending on which system of astrology they subscribe to, may be called Taureans.

According to myth, Theseus volunteered to be one of the youths from Athens who would be offered as food to the horrible monster Minotaur (half man, half bull) who stayed in Crete, in the labyrinth. But, when he was there and with the help of Ariadne, the legendary hero managed to kill the beast and thus relieve his city Athens from the terrible punishment imposed by the Cretan king Minos.

The most compatible signs with Taurus are generally considered to be Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces.

The least compatible signs with Taurus are generally considered to be Leo and Aquarius.

• Cancer keywords: Strengths: Dependable, Persistent, Loyal, Patient and Generous, Weakness: Stubborn, Laziness, Possessive, Materialistic and Self-indulging.

General astrological compatibility of Taurus with other signs
• Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces, Virgo - Highest Compatibility
• Libra, Gemini, Leo - 50/50 compatibility
• Aries, Sagittarius, Aquarius - Low compatibility