Taurus Dates, Decans and Cusps
According to the tropical astrology, the Sun stays in the Taurus zodiac sign from April 20 to May 20. All people born in any of these 31 days are considered to be in the Taurus zodiac sign.
We all know there each of the twelve zodiac signs comes with its own set of characteristics and symbols. Although you might expect all people born in the same zodiac sign to be alike it seems that they are just as diverse as any other group of people. However, this is not a reason to doubt the meanings of the zodiac. The explanation of this diversity stays in the personal birth charts, in the cusps and decans of each zodiac sign.
As for the birth charts these represent the astrological map of the planets at the time of birth of an individual and reveal a personalized reading. We will discuss about birth charts in another article.
A decan of a zodiac sign is one of the third periods that sign is divided into. Each decan has its own planetary ruler which influences the basic characteristic of that zodiac sign.
A cusp represents an imaginary line drawn in the zodiac between two zodiac signs. It also refers to the 2-3 days that are at the beginning and at the end of each zodiac sign and are said to also be influenced by the neighbor zodiac sign.
In the following lines will discuss about the three decanates of Taurus and about the Aries- Taurus cusp and the Taurus- Gemini cusp.
The first Taurus decan is between April 20 and April 29. This is under the supervision of the planet Venus. Those born in this period are strong willed pleasure seekers just like a true Taurus and attractive and passionate just as Venus makes them be. This period is also said to magnify all the positive and negative characteristics of the Taurus zodiac sign.
The second Taurus decan is between April 30 and May 10. This is influenced by the planet Mercury. Those born in this period are dependable and affectionate just like a true Taurus and communicative and friendly just as Mercury makes them be. This period tempers the positive and negative characteristics of Taurus zodiac sign with a great accent on the positive ones.
The third Taurus decan is between May 11 and May 20. This is under the planet Saturn ruling. Those born under this influence combine the connections and ambitions of Taurus with the financial wisdom of Saturn. This period tempers the positive and negative characteristics of Taurus zodiac sign with a great accent on the negative ones.
Aries- Taurus cusp days: April 20, April 21 and April 22.
People born under the Aries- Taurus cusp are adaptable, self confident, creative and very competitive like Aries and constant and tenacious but also very patient and understanding like Taurus.
Taurus- Gemini cusp days: May 18, May 19 and May 20.
People born under the Taurus- Gemini cusp are constant and tenacious but also very patient and understanding like Taurus and talkative, cerebral, charming and warm hearted like Gemini.