U+2649, ♉

Miscellaneous Symbols

Translingual edit

Alternative forms edit

  • 🜘
  • The horns may curve up and then out again, like the horns of longhorn cattle, or only upward, forming a half circle like a digit 8 with the top removed, or curl in toward each other at the top.

Etymology edit

A bull's face and horns.

Symbol edit


  1. (astrology) The symbol for the sign Taurus.
  2. (astronomy, rare) The symbol for the constellation Taurus.
  3. (rare) April[1]
  4. (alchemy, archaic) congelation
  5. (alchemy, obsolete) The symbol for bismuth in Torbern Bergman's work (1775).[2]
(2): The 1833 US Nautical Almanac using the symbol ♉︎ for stars in the constellation of Taurus, here δ ♉︎ (Delta Tauri) and ζ ♉︎ (Zeta Tauri).
Presentations of ♉︎
♉︎ ♉️
Note: Character's appearance
may be different on each system.
Text style is forced with ︎
and emoji style with ️

See also edit

Zodiac signs (translingual) (layout · text)
ariēs taurus geminī cancer
leō virgō lībra scorpiō
sagittārius capricornus aquārius piscēs

References edit

  1. ^ Rudolf Koch (1955 [1930]) The Book of Signs. Dover, p. 55
  2. ^ Identified as Taurus in i.a. Reutter de Rosemont (1931) Histoire de la pharmacie a travers les ages