The Taurus symbol is the head and horns of a bull. According to astrological theory, Taurus rules the neck and throat of the body. This glyph symbolizes their potential for strength and determination.
Taurus’ ruling planet is Venus. The symbol is the universally recognized glyph for females. This symbol is known as the Mirror of Venus; It is considered to represent Divine spirit (circle) over matter (cross).
The most widely known myth associated with Taurus is the story of Zeus turning himself into a bull to rescue and seduce Europa. Another myth involves Jupiter/Zeus turning IO into a bull to hide IO from Hera. In one of the twelve labors of Hercules/Herakles, the hero rides a bull across the ocean.