Were you born on May 18? If so, then according to Western astrology your zodiac sign is Taurus, the sign of the bull. This means that when you were born, the Sun was in the stars that make up the constellation known as Taurus. Learn the basics of your horoscope below.
Taurus is known as वृषभ (vrishabha) in Sanskrit, or “bull.” Each sign of the zodiac is characterized by certain basic traits. This includes Symbol, Planetary Ruler, Element, Nature, and Gender. The general make-up of the sign of Taurus is below:
Sign of the Bull. Taurus natives are hard-working, determined, and have a big heart. However, they tend to show partiality to their own group, and can be callous toward outsiders.
Ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of sensuality, fine food, the arts, and affairs of the home. Venetian individuals are fond of luxury and living the good life.
An earth sign. Those with a Taurus moon are grounded, thoughtful, and calm.
A fixed sign. Persons born under this sign are steady, predictable, and slow to change.
A feminine sign. This makes the native receptive, sensitive, and empathetic.
Taurus’ preferred gemstone is diamond. Taureans can also benefit from white sapphire and white topaz.
Traits of the Sun in Taurus
In Western Astrology, also known as Tropical astrology, a person’s sign is determined by the position of the Sun. If you were born on May 18th, then you’re considered a Taurus according to most people in the Western world.
The influence of the Sun in a birth chart will change depending on which house it is located in, its relative position in relation to other planets, as well as other factors. However, the following general traits are likely to be found in a native whose Sun is in Taurus:
You are a talented musician. The sign of Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of the arts. You are a skilled musician and singer. You may like to compose music, and you may even desire to perform for others.
You have great endurance. You are a hard worker, and you are capable of bearing a large burden. You do not mind sacrificing yourself for your friends and loved ones. This is due to your loyalty and affection for the people in your life.
You do not have many enemies. Overall you are a simple-hearted person and others find you easy to get along with. You know how to interact with others in a way that keeps them happy with you. You do not like conflict, and if there is a way to avoid it you will almost always choose to do so.
You have a good sense of aesthetics. You are a naturally artistic person. You can earn a good livelihood in clothing, fashion, design, or some other artistic and creative profession. If your work does not involve your natural creativity, then keeping a hobby that gives you a chance for creative expression will be very helpful for you.
You don’t like the water. Usually people who have the Sun in Taurus are not very interested in water sports, swimming, or living in places that border oceans and lakes. You’re more of a land-loving kind of person.
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Taureans are reliable and steady workers with an affinity for the arts. They are prized employees and team members. However, you may undervalue your own worth and toil away for years for the sake of another’s profits.
Recommended careers: Your trustworthiness makes you an excellent candidate for roles of responsibility. Taureans make wonderful teachers, financial advisors, accountants or bankers. Their connection to the earth lends strength to careers in farming, animal husbandry, construction, or vehicle maintenance. Your fine aesthetic sense can also help you succeed as an artist, baker, chef, or designer.
Careers to avoid: You may want to avoid careers that require quick decisions or constant travel. For example, Taureans may not make the best pilots, truck drivers, surgeons, paramedics, or police officers.
A mantra is a short phrase that uplifts and cleanses our mind, heart, and consciousness. Most suffering takes place only within the mind, and by practicing mantra meditation, we can experience total relief from all suffering and negativity.
The Vedic wisdom texts offer many different mantras, powerful and sacred sound vibrations, that are customized for each individual depending on their unique, personal circumstances.
Taureans can especially benefit by meditating with the following mantra:
ॐ परशुरामय नमः
Om parashuramaya namaha
The Vedas contain many mantras that are effective for different people according to their particular situation. However, some mantras are universal. The following maha-mantra, or “super mantra,” is beneficial for people born in any zodiac sign:
हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे
हरे राम हरे राम राम राम हरे हरे
Hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare
Hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare
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Famous Birthdays on May 18
- Pope John Paul II
- Tina Fey
- Teresa Gludice
- George Strait
- Jack Johnson
Events in History on May 18
- 2014: 21st Billboard Music Awards: Justin Timberlake wins 7; Imagine Dragons win 5; Pharrel Williams wins 4; Daft Punk & Miley Cyrus also win
- 2008: 43rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, and Carrie Underwood win
- 1642: Ville-Marie (later Montreal), Canada, founded by the Société Notre-Dame de Montréal
- 1631: John Winthrop is elected 1st Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
- 1619: Dutch jurist and scholar Hugo Grotius sentenced to life in prison in Loevestein Castle in the Netherlands (later escapes in a book chest)
- 1593: Playwright Thomas Kyd’s accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe
Learn About the Zodiac
Learn more about your Zodiac Sign by checking out our complete guide on Taurus. You can also learn about the signs of your friends and family!
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Discover Your Nakshatra
In Vedic astrology the nakshatra is a used to determine many important aspects of a your life and personality. We have developed a free nakshatra finder you can use to look up your nakshatra.