May 17th is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 228 days left to the end of the year.
♉ Taurus is the Zodiac Sign for May 17th
Let us explore May 17th Birthday Astrology traits for Taurus.
Taurus is the second astrological sign in the Zodiac. The symbol of the bull is based on the Cretan Bull, the white bull that fathered the Minotaur and was killed by Hercules.
The time of year that the Taurus zodiac falls under is prime planting season. It is when farmers are planting new crops and ensuring that the soil is fertile enough to support growth. For this reason, Taureans are viewed as grounded people who are practical in nature and do not like change. Also because of this, of the four elements, Earth fire, wind, and water, Taurus is associated with Earth.
Because the Taurus zodiac sign is related to the beginning of spring, when plants start to grow, it is the horoscope sign of the farmer. Therefore, the traits related to Taurus are based on a person who tends the land and cares for nature. The positive traits most associated with Taurus are patient, reliable, warmhearted, loving, persistent, determined, placid, and security loving.
Positive traits which show themselves in an excessive degree can often be viewed as negative traits. However, the technically considered negative traits are jealous, possessive, resentful, inflexible, self-indulgent, greedy, and stubborn. While a natural positive trait of a Taurus may be to be calm and conservative, if exaggerated it can also translate into a negative of being reluctant to change.
And while being determined and persistent are valued traits, an excess can lead to stubbornness. Taureans are like to think in practical terms instead of theoretical. So, not only are Taureans patient with routine; they prefer it.
If you were born May on the 17th May then your zodiac sign is Taurus.
17th May Birthday Astrology
Taurus (April 20 - May 19) The Taurus has great strength in physical and mental capacities. Maybe this is why stubbornness or being a stuborn bull is often associated with this star sign. Work wise being able to teac to others is one of their strengths, at least on some level due to the fact that they are sympathetic and loving. Taurus is compatible with: Libra, Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn, Virgo and Pisces.
Month of May Zodiac Signs are Taurus(until May 20) and Gemini(May 21 onwards).
May Birth Flowers
Month of May is associated with the Lily of the valley flower. It is generally white in colour. The birth flower Lily conveys sweetness and humility. In the Victorian era, it was gifted to convey the romantic message: you have made my life complete. The other May flower is the hawthorn plant, which represents hope and supreme happiness. Hawthorne signifies that you want only the best for the recipient.
Humility, Chastity and Sweetness. Sweetly scented and rare May Birth Flower Lily also signifies a return to happiness.
Historical Events for May 17th
Year 38 » Octavian divorces his wife Scribonia and marries Livia Drusilla, ending the fragile peace between the Second Triumvirate and Sextus Pompey.
Year 395 » Emperor Theodosius I dies in Milan, the Roman Empire is re-divided into an eastern and a western half. The Byzantine Empire or Eastern Roman Empire is centered in Constantinople under Arcadius, son of Theodosius, and the Western Roman Empire in Mediolanum
Year 1608 Astrology » Emperor of Ethiopia Emperor Susenyos of Ethiopia Susenyos surprises an Oromo people Oromo army at Ebenat; his army reportedly kills 12,000 Oromo at the cost of 400 of his men.
Year 1773 Astrology » Captain James Cook and his crew become the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic Circle.
Year 1781 Astrology » American Revolutionary War: Battle of Cowpens Continental troops under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan defeat British forces under Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton at the battle in South Carolina.
Year 1799 Astrology » Malta known as Maltese patriot Dun Mikiel Xerri, along with a number of other patriots, is executed.
Year 1811 Astrology » Mexican War of Independence: In the Battle of Calderón Bridge, a heavily outnumbered History of Spain (1814–73) named Spanish force of 6,000 troops defeats nearly 100,000 Mexican revolutionaries.
Year 1852 Astrology » The United Kingdom recognizes the independence of the Boer colonies of the South African Republic or Transvaal.
Year 1873 Astrology » A group of Modoc people or Modoc warriors defeats the United States Army in the First Battle of the Stronghold, part of the Modoc War.
Year 1885 Astrology » A British force defeats a large Dervish army at the Battle of Abu Klea in the Sudan.
Year 1917 Astrology » The United States pays Denmark $25 million for the U.S. Virgin Islands known as Virgin Islands.
Year 1918 Astrology » Finnish Civil War: The first serious battles take place between the Red Guards (Finland) known as Red Guards and the White Guard (Finland) called White Guard.
Year 1929 Astrology » Popeye e.g Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by E. C. Segar called Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.
Year 1929 » Inayatullah Khan, king of the Emirate of Afghanistan abdicates the throne after only three days.
Year 1941 Astrology » Franco-Thai War: Vichy France called French forces Battle of Ko Chang known as inflict a decisive defeat over the Royal Thai Navy.
Year 1943 Astrology » World War II: Greek submarine Papanikolis (Y-2) called Greek submarine Papanikolis captures the 200-ton sailing vessel 'Agios Stefanos' and mans her with part of her crew.
Year 1944 Astrology » World War II: Allies of World War II e.g Allied forces launch the first of Battle of Monte Cassino or four assaults on Monte Cassino with the intention of breaking through the Winter Line and seizing Rome, an effort that would ultimately take four months
Year 1945 Astrology » World War II: Soviet Union e.g Soviet forces capture the almost completely destroyed Polish city of Warsaw.
Year 1945 » The Nazi Germany e.g Nazis begin the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as Soviet forces close in.
Year 1945 » Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg is taken into Soviet Union known as Soviet custody while in Hungary; he is never publicly seen again.
Year 1949 Astrology » 'The Goldbergs (broadcast series) or The Goldbergs', the first Situation comedy or sitcom on American television, airs for the first time.
Year 1961 Astrology » Former Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville) called Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba is murdered in circumstances suggesting the support and complicity of the governments of Belgium and the United States.
Year 1966 Astrology » 1966 Palomares B-52 crash Palomares incident: A B-52 Stratofortress B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 Stratotanker over Spain, killing seven airmen, and dropping three 70-kiloton B28 nuclear bomb nuclear bombs near the town of Palomares, Almería Palomare
Year 1969 Astrology » Black Panther Party members Bunchy Carter and John Huggins are killed during a meeting in Campbell Hall on the campus of UCLA.
Year 1969 » Marinella releases 'Stalia – Stalia'.
Year 1977 Astrology » Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by a firing squad in Utah, ending a ten-year moratorium on capital punishment in the United States.
Year 1981 Astrology » President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos lifts Martial law in the Philippines called martial law eight years and five months after declaring it.
Year 1982 Astrology » "Cold Sunday": in numerous cities in the United States temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years.
Year 1991 Astrology » Harald V of Norway Harald V becomes Monarchy of Norway King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V of Norway Olav V.
Year 1991 » Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morning. Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation.
Year 1992 Astrology » During a visit to South Korea, Prime Minister of Japan or Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa apologizes for forcing Korean women into Comfort women or sexual slavery during World War II.
Year 1994 Astrology » 1994 Northridge earthquake: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Northridge, California.
Year 1995 Astrology » The Great Hanshin earthquake: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurs near Kobe, Japan, causing extensive property damage and killing 6,434 people.