Taurus

By: Grant Falk and Andrew Brinkley

What Zodiac constellations are, and where your constellation can be found in the night sky

In both astrology and historical astronomy, the zodiac is a circle of twelve divisions of celestial night sky.The apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year contains the twelve constellations . Essentially, the zodiac is a celestial coordinate system. Taurus is a big and prominent constellation in the northern hemisphere's winter sky, between Aries to the west and Gemini to the east

Detailed information about the main stars in your constellation (name, distance from Earth, absolute and apparent brightness, composition, etc.)

Aldebaran is the brightest star in taurus and is the only notable star other than taurus the bull which makes the eye of the taurus constellation this star is the 13th brightest in the night sky


The difference between astronomy and astrology and a brief history of each

one is a pseudoscience meaning Fake science. astrology i feel falls under this category as it is based off beliefs and hope more than anything. its history is the early days of astronomy when we believed earth was the center of the universe and we had no understanding of the earth's tilt and rotation around the sun. Astronomy an actual science moved far beyond this and while they share the same history astronomy is based on fact and reason and has since denounced and notion of zodiacs and constellations that give personality traits


The mythological story(ies) about your Zodiac constellation and where they originated

The mythology of Taurus begins with a wandering bull known as Cerus. Cerus was a large and powerful bull who villagers were terrified of because of his tendency to trample their villages to pieces on a whim. He was owned by no one, and none of the farmers knew where he came from. Though he was not immortal, most people assumed him to be because of his sheer size and strength and the fact that despite all of the destruction he caused nobody was ever able to stop him.
The bull is wild and out of control, choosing to follow his emotions on a whim. One day the Spring goddess Persephone finds him trampling through a field of recently-bloomed flowers and goes to him. Though he cannot speak, he seems to understand her and her presence calms her. They form a bond together, and the bull learns to behave himself. Persephone teache


Information about your Zodiac sign (type, ruled by, etc.), and what this is supposed to mean

Dependable- Always going to be there when needed.

loyal- Knows never to turn their back on someone.

patient- Waits for the perfect opportunity.

generous- Always thoughtful towards others.


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The personality traits your sign is said to possess, and how accurately this describes you

It describes us pretty accurately. Andrew and I are both loyal, patient, and dependable. Where some people might disagree with their zodiac sign, we agree strongly. The negative side of it we both agree also, in that we are materialistic and lazy.


Most/Least compatible with

Most compatible with Scorpio

Least compatible with Aquarius


The difference between science and pseudoscience, and where you think astrology falls

The difference between science and pseudoscience, is science is as systematic way of analyzing and experimenting on objects to find their laws and principles. Pseudoscience is a “fake science” in that it is based on beliefs rather than experimental conclusions. For Andrew and I, we believe astrology is a pseudoscience. This is because astronomers try and be as accurate as they can with foreign objects, even giving them characteristics, but there is just no true way of actually understanding it and knowing if it’s a fact rather than a belief.

Bibliography

"What's the Difference between Science and Pseudo-science?" Violent Metaphors. 17 May 2013. Web. 13 Oct. 2015.


"Zodiac Signs - Taurus." Taurus Sign. Web. 13 Oct. 2015.


"Taurus Zodiac Sign Taurus Horoscope." Taurus Horoscope: Taurus Zodiac Sign Dates Compatibility, Traits and Characteristics. Web. 13 Oct. 2015.