Taurus constellation


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One of the most prominent and visible of all the constellations, it is also one of the oldest documented sky constellations, dating back to Early Bronze Age. The large and clear Taurus Constellation, visible to the naked eye on the night sky, is located between Aries to the west and Gemini to the east. 

Aldebaran is the brightest star in the constellation, and the 14th brightest star in the sky, known as Taurus’s Eye. It hosts two of the nearest open cloisters to Earth, the Pleiades and the Hyades, both visible to the naked eye. Not without a good reason Taurus are identified as stubborn and highly temperamental. The brightest stars of the Pleiades are named after the Seven Sisters of the tempestuous Greek mythology. 

Taurus personalities are excellent leaders and, as well known, leaders do not like competition. They want things to get done the way they want them to be done, without any compromises. Even when others have given up, the Taurus rages on. They are perfectly fine on being alone but other people easily follow them, recognizing loyalty and friendliness. Taurus however should never be underestimated; they have a temper underneath the calm surface. In the Ancient Greece, Taurus were identified with Zeus who, like the mythology says, ruled the Olympians and the people. Angry Taurus should never be crossed up. 

In the ancient mythology and beliefs, where astronomy played a crucial role, Taurus was rated very high in the hierarchy. In Greek mythology it represents god Zeus, which felt in love with the Phoenician princess Europa. To whisk her away, he transformed himself into a white bull with gold horns. In Babylonian astronomy Aldebaran, the brightest star in the Constellation, was called “The Heavenly Bull”. To the Egyptians, the constellation was a sacred bull that was associated with the renewal of life in spring. Legend holds that Gautama Buddha was born when the Full Moon was in Taurus.