The month of May is placed under two signs : Taurus and Gemini. The month of may signs an official entry into sunshine and blossoming. If you are born in May you are either a Taurus or a Gemini, it’s time to get to know how your sign influences your life. Each sign has a different origin story and mythology associated. If you are wondering what zodiac sign is May, we have all the answers here.
What Zodiac Sign is May?
There are two zodiac signs associated with the month of May. The zodiac sign that comes first is Taurus, and the second is Gemini. Taurus rules over the most part of May, from April 21st to May 20th. The Gemini follows from the 21st of May to the 21st of June.
Taurus means bull in Latin; therefore it is no surprise it is represented by this animal. You can find this bull in the myth of the romantic escape between Zeus and Europa. In order to seduce the phoenician princess Europa, Zeus transformed himself into a beautiful white bull. These animal transformations are very common for Zeus throughout Greek mythology, he was also able to create and mimic all the psychological attributes of the animals he would incarnate.
During their idyllic journey they arrived in Crete, with the princess riding the back of Zeus. They had a child together; a son who went on to become the famous King Minos. He is commonly known to be linked with the myth of the Minotaur.
Taurus Astrological attributes:
Venus is the mother planet that rules over the sign Taurus. It is the most sensual planet, the concept of sensuality includes all kinds of pleasures that our human senses can feel. It includes everything from taste to hearing and touching. Earth is the element associated with Taurus. This sign is more focused on the material aspects of life, and feeling is part of it. They have a very grounded energy and are one of the fixed signs of the Zodiac. People who are Taurus are usually determined, have a tendency to be stubborn but also loyal, and steady.
Their dedication is also something they expect from others. When they find their professional lane, they can be very hard workers. People under the Taurus sign value honesty and consistency.
The Constellation of the Taurus is represented by the bull’s head only, and not his body. It is quite a large constellation, as it includes more than 17 stars. The brightest stars in the Taurus Constellation are: Aldebaran, Elnath, Alcyone, and T Tauri. This constellation can be easily located and let’s face it, it is always rewarding to be able to find your zodiac sign in the sky.
If you are located in the Northern hemisphere, try to search for the Taurus constellation between Fall to Spring. Try to find Orion first if you want to maximize the chance of finding the constellation, as is located on the right of Orion.
The Gemini is represented by two celestial twins: Castor and Pollux in Greek mythology. These two twins went on a journey with Jason and the Argonauts. Their mother is Leda, she was seduced by the Zeus when he turned himself into the form of a swan. Eventually, Castor was killed during a battle.
Pollux turned to Zeus asking if he could bring him back to life. He did, but only under the condition that they had to spend half of their time in the sky, and the other half on earth. That is the explanation that was given to describe the fact that the constellation of Castor isn’t always visible at all times in the year.
Gemini Astrological attributes:
Gemini is placed under the influence of the planet Mercury (just like Virgo). It doesn’t come as a surprise that Geminis love to express themselves, more about new ideas than about their emotions; although they are not closed off to them. They are linguistic acrobats, which sometimes brings them into territories where they are not so grounded. Their loquacious nature tends to make Geminis highly adaptable and sociable. They have a profound intellectual thirst and are not afraid of showing it. The strong duality of the Gemini doesn’t mean they are two-faced and it is the third astrological sign.
The Gemini element is air; which is linked just as the Aquarius to interests beyond the material world. They are passionate and always ready to discourse. They are clever, curious and are always seeking new information to decipher. One of their biggest flaws though is their unpredictability. Since they are so good at manipulating ideas, they can adopt many contradictory points of views, which can be unsettling.
In Latin, Gemini means twin. Gemini is the 30th largest constellation in the sky, and comprises 10 named stars. The Gemini constellation is relatively easy to find in the sky. If you wish to spot it in the sky, you can do it by finding Orion first. The Orion constellation looks like an hourglass. The two brightest stars of Gemini are Castor and Pollux, which are supposed to be the heads of the twins.
May Zodiac Star Signs:
Both Taurus and Gemini are astrological signs that are strong willed. They have a tendency to express their emotions after an analytical scan, with logic and distance. Tauruses are more interested in routine than seeking novelty, and are more stable than Geminis. The bull sign is also more narrow minded than Geminis, but they both share the same stubbornness and determination.