I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer. I'm also an historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. Here's my personal website: stenudd.com
Books by Stefan Stenudd:
This book presents an imaginative reading of the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, consisting of symbolic images. Several spreads are introduced, as well as the meanings of all the 78 cards and their pictures. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
The philosophers of Ancient Greece and what they thought about cosmology, myth, religion and the gods. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Qi (chi), prana, spirit, and all the other life forces around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Try the old deck of Tarot cards for free divination online. How to use the Tarot and what each card means.
Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.
Taurus Dates of Birth
Is Your Zodiac Sign Really Taurus?
Ephemeris, table of planetary positions, from the Renaissance.
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.
Here are the leap years of the last century:
If you were born on the 20th 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 19th to 20th of April, and the end of it within the 20th or 21st of May. People born on other dates need not be concerned.
Zodiac Sign CalculatorIf you're unsure of your Zodiac sign, or if you want to know on what degree (between 0° and 30°) of the sign the sun was at your birth, please visit the Zodiac sign calculator. It's very easy to use, and then you'll know for sure. Here it is:
Cusp or notIf you were born on April 19th or 20th, your sun may be on the very cusp (the starting point) of Taurus, or right by the end of Aries. If you were born on the 20th or 21st of May, your sun might be at the very end of Taurus or at the cusp of Gemini. You need to check the Zodiac sign calculator (see the link above) or your exact horoscope, because on those dates it depends on what time of day you were born - and in what place.
It's particularly important with this check If you were born far away from Greenwich, England, since that's the base for the dates given for Taurus.
You can get your exact complete horoscope computed for free on several websites. Go here to find instructions and links to them: Your own complete horoscope.
If your sun is at the very end of Taurus, you may show personality traits of both Taurus and Gemini, but If you were born at the very start of Gemini, no matter how early in it, you're most definitely a Gemini.
That's because each sign is the most powerful at its beginning, its cusp.
DecansThe 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 is 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.
Taurus is the fixed earth sign. That means its most typical part is the middle one - the ten degrees making its second decan, 10°-20° Taurus. That corresponds approximately to the dates May 1-10. If your birth date is within this range, you're likely to be a very typical Taurus.
If you were born on late April, the 20th to 30th, you're still a Taurus, but with character traits comparable to those of Capricorn (the cardinal earth sign). If you were born on May 11th to 21st, you have some tendencies similar to those of Virgo (the mutable earth sign).
But the most important thing to decide is what sign you are. So, If you were born on April 19th-20th or May 20th-21st, please check with the Zodiac sign calculator (see the link above) or get your complete horoscope to be sure of your star sign.