Taurus April 20 to May 20
Taurus is an Earth sign which is ruled by Venus. Since Taurus rules the throat, most people under this sign possess a delightful singing voice. The earth grounds Venus into practicality which means that taureans often want to make things which are useful and that last.
The symbol for Taurus is the bull. Most obvious is the likeness of a bull. Taurus is the bull of the zodiac, and it’s glyph represents this magnificent creature. The circle is the face, the protrusions from the circle represent bull horns. Strong, determined, focused and sometimes stubborn, the bull is a great symbol for Taurus. The ruling planet for Taurus is Venus. Best colors to surround yourself with are autumn golds and browns.
The Best crystals Taurus
Emerald, Malachite, Green aventurine and Jade
Emerald is the birthstone of Taurus. This crystal is the stone for Venus, which is Taurus’ ruling planet. Emerald stones embody a powerful heart chakra based energy that makes them known as a stone of successful and abundant love, infinite patience and manifestation of wealth. They emit the green ray, a vibration that will open the heart chakra and draw love into your life.
Emerald is a Taurus crystal that helps this sun sign bring prosperity into their lives, and heal from emotional wounds. It offers them a loving energy that helps them achieve harmony and express compassion and freedom. It promotes loyalty and helps Taurus signs to achieve success.
Green Aventurine. The name ‘Aventurine’ comes from the beautiful shimmering finish of this stone. Its name relates to the word aventurescence, which refers to the “glittery” effect of tiny particles of highly reflective mineral contained in a less reflective whole.
Associated with Venus, and hence planetary gemstone for Taurus, is aventurine. This Taurus birthstone is a variety of quartz characterized by a platy luster, and occurs commonly in green, though yellow and blue are also available. This particular Taurus stone, like the stones before it, is believed to bring emotional and spiritual healing. Possibly even more interesting to Taurus-born people, the Taurus gemstone is also believed to strengthen luck, and has been popularly used by gamblers.
The Heart Chakra, green on the outside and pink on the inside, is a perfect metaphor to understand the energy of aventurine. The green acting as the outer shield protecting the soft, pink heart, our inner vulnerabilities.
This comforting and secure energy gives us the confidence to move forward in life. To take risks, knowing that our heart will always be protected and safe.
Malachite is an important protection stone. Malachite absorbs negative energies and pollutants, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body. It opens the heart to unconditional love. Encourages risk-taking and change, breaks unwanted ties and outworn patterns, and teaches how to take responsibility for one’s actions, thoughts and feelings. Malachite releases inhibitions and develops empathy with others.
Taureans are extraordinarily sensual beings who appreciate the finer things in life, so carrying a malachite crystal will keep those born under this sign open to unconditional love.
Jade. For those born under the Taurus sign, one of the more traditional zodiac stone is Jade. Jade is a hard, tough, strong, green crystal. It is a guardian harmonizer, which is a crystal that protects. They are outstanding stones to use in protecting your loved ones in the physical world. In the spiritual world, they protect your beliefs from your doubts. You can even consider this stone as “lucky”.
If you are a Taurus, get some jade and wear it. It is your stone, and it will bring you the energy and protection of your Sun Sign. And have some malachite near where you work. It will release the stress that forms there.
Always remember to cleanse your crystals when you first buy or are given them and also before you use them. If you feel that they have seeped in negative energies then they will need to be cleansed.
- Smudging. Smudge sticks can be made of many herbs. I recommend using white sage smudge sticks. Light it and wave it gently in the air, encouraging the smoke to spill over the crystals.
- Salt water. You can use salt water from the ocean or simply put salt in a bowl of water. Hold your crystals so that they are immersed in salt water. The salt water cleanses the energy from the stones. Be sure to clean your crystals using clean water afterwards. Some crystals can not be placed in water because they are too soft, or brittle. Water can cause some stones to fracture and break, or even dissolve! Be sure to look up your crystal and what cleansing is best for it.
- Running water. You can do this by holding your crystal under running tap water, holding them in a stream or pouring bottled water over them. It is important to keep your intention focused in your mind.
- Moonlight . This is the easiest method of cleansing, and safe for all crystals. Also, The full moon can act as a reminder for you that your crystals need cleansing. Simply wait for the full moon and place your crystals outside so that they are surrounded by the moons’ gentle energy. If you don’t have an outdoor area that is safe for your crystals to be placed, a windowsill will work, too. It does not matter if your window does not face the moon. The moons’ energy will still be present. Then bring them back inside in the morning.
Taurus is generous, dependable, loyal, patient, loving and persistent. They are very practical and are known for their social skills. However, they still manage to stay apart from a group. They have that calm, cool and collected front that seem to exude a type B personality and you can only get close to him but only as close as he wants to. They are not too aggressive with initiating things but once they get into the groove, there is no stopping them as they have determination.
Taureans can be gentle and they can be fierce, they don’t like to be pushed, they have strong opinions, and they love their home comforts. They don’t eat to live, they live to eat. Food is massively important and they enjoy cooking and hosting dinner parties but, even more, going out to quaff and scoff at any given opportunity.
No matter how overwhelming the situation is, Taurus will try to analyze it from all sides. His observational and team-leading skills allow them to understand other people’s behavior and accept it. They are great in building strategies, setting priorities, and solving problems because they understand every situation and offer realistic solutions.
Taureans are people who switch on logic in every situation, so they are often asked for advice. Not many people can boast such an approach to everything in life, so this quality makes people of this sign special.
Taureans are quite stubborn. Once they decide to take a side in an argument, trying to get your point across is akin to talking to a brick wall. They keep their emotions well-hidden and most of the time, you won’t know where you stand. Their other weaknesses are their materialistic inclination, laziness, self-indulgence and possessiveness., At times, they are not great companions as they tend to be inflexible, withdrawn, sulky and boring. Oftentimes, they refuse any form of change. Once they make a decision it would be hard to sway them to your side.
I hope that you have enjoyed this article. Are you a Taurus? Do you have any crystal preferences which help you in your life journey? Please share any new ideas below.