Crystals for Taurus
April 20th - May 21st
Those born during the heart of spring belong to the Zodiac sign, Taurus. Its symbol is a strong and reliable bull, representing their natural sense of determination and stubbornness. Its glyph is a circle with two horns on top. In addition, Taurus is related to the Greek myth of Zeus abducting Europa in the form of a bull.
Taurus is one of three earth signs. Earth signs love being outdoors, enjoying walks, and nature. They can see things from a grounded, practical, and realistic perspective. They're rooted in the ground so that they can grow slowly, gradually, and consistently.
Though they may appear romantic, earth signs are typically closed off, and it may take some time for anything to develop. At times, they might be overprotective, conservative, or materialistic, with worldviews based on their love of money and wealth. Their stubbornness can be interpreted as commitment.
Ruling Planet – Venus
Taurus is ruled by Venus, the second planet from the sun and is often called Earth's twin because of its similar size and density. It is the sixth-largest planet in the solar system. Because Venus is the brightest object in the sky after the Sun and Moon, the ancient Romans and Greeks gave it the name of the Roman goddess of beauty and love, Venus, and the Greek counterpart being Aphrodite.
Venus is the planet of love, attraction, beauty, satisfaction, creativity, and gratitude. Due to Venus' influence, Taureans enjoy indulging especially in luxuries and are equally concerned with pleasure as they are with productivity.
Taurus is the 17th largest constellation and contains seventeen named stars. The brightest star is Alpha Tauri, also known as Aldebaran. Alpha Tauri is the 14th brightest star in the sky and is also in the Orion belt. The Taurids and the Beta Taurids are two meteor showers linked with the constellation. The Taurids are at their best in November, whereas the Beta Taurids are visible in June and July.
The Taurus constellation also contains two famous Messier objects. One is the Pleiades seven-star cluster representing the Seven Sisters, the daughters of Atlas and Pleione in Greek mythology. The second object is the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant formed in 1054.
Taureans have personality characteristics that are very comparable to those of a bull. They have a strong connection to the physical world and enjoy earthly pleasures. They are usually grounded and good at making others feel secure. However, they are one of the zodiac's most stubborn signs, rarely admitting defeat till they feel it's time to give up. As a bull, they can move at two energy speeds – slow and relaxed or ready to charge.
Taurus natives can be fierce allies to their friends or violent adversaries to those who resist them. They might be bull-headed and set in their ways, but they are also excellent listeners and dependable.
They don't like change, criticism, or guilt. Because change affects their sense of security, they are hesitant to modify their beliefs. As a result, they can become so engrossed in their routine that they lose sight of what is truly important. On the other side, they are persistent and hard-working, meaning they will do what it takes to complete the task. Taurus natives are a master at focusing on a goal, planning out the steps to get there, and completing the job in style. On another note, Taurus-born people can succumb to laziness, emotionally and physically, because they move slowly but steadily.
Taureans enjoy feeling present in their bodies and need to reconnect with their physical selves regularly. They are incredibly sensual, with taste and touch being their most important senses. Often, they turn to the material world, self-indulgence, and physical pleasures. They feel the need to surround themselves with love and beauty. This sign is all about slowing down, soaking it all in, and seeking comfort to live life to the fullest. Food, surroundings, people, and feelings that are familiar, comforting, and agreeable to all senses are desired by Taureans.
The traditional stone for those born under the Zodiac sign Taurus is Emerald. Called the "Stone of Successful Love," Emerald opens and nurtures the heart and Heart Chakra. Its soothing energy provides healing to all levels of the being, bringing freshness and vitality to the spirit. A stone of inspiration and infinite patience, it embodies unity, compassion, and unconditional love. In addition, Emerald promotes friendship, a balance between partners, and provides domestic bliss, contentment, and loyalty. It was dedicated in the ancient world to the goddess Venus to ensure security in love.
It appeals to their more lavish side, but it also strongly connects to the natural wonders that mother nature has bestowed onto the world. Emerald is the purest crystal of the Green Ray. It is a "growth crystal" – a powerful conduit of the Earth's Life Force of birth, development and creation, and the power of nature's constant renewal. It is a potent aid in nurturing fledgling family relationships or a new business venture. Emerald is perfect for keeping an experience on course, a project on schedule, and life on track.
Another stone for those born under the Zodiac sign Aquarius is Amethyst. Amethyst stimulates the Third Eye, Crown, and Etheric Chakras, enhancing cognitive perception and accelerating the development of intuitive and psychic ability. It initiates wisdom and greater understanding. Amethyst's ability to expand the higher mind also enhances creativity and passion. It strengthens the imagination and intuition and refines the thinking processes. It helps in assimilating new ideas, putting thought into action, and bringing projects to fruition. Amethyst is also well-known as a talisman of focus and success.
Amethyst calms angry temperaments and gives a distinct advantage in situations where debating is required. It also provides the strength needed to obtain freedom from addictive personalities, one's own or another's.
A third crystal associated with the Zodiac sign Taurus is Sapphire, the birthstone of people born in April. Sapphire is exceptional for calming and focusing the mind, releasing mental tension and unwanted thoughts. It encourages opening the mind to beauty and intuition, bringing lightness and joy to restore balance within the body. It helps you stay on your spiritual path and for assistance in matters of self-discipline, whether routine daily tasks or actions requiring extreme focus. It also helps during times of change to maintain a clear vision of where you want to go and how to get there.
Sapphire assists those who are easily swayed by the opinions of others. It promotes a fuller understanding of the self, and assists one in becoming more secure in their own opinions and knowledge, and in expressing those truths to others. It is a stone of spiritual power and astuteness, bringing prosperity and helping to sustain the gifts of life. It tends to focus, emanate and radiate its energy in fulfilling dreams and desires of the consciousness, even without conscious initiation.
Crystal Items Made for Taurus
These are specially formulated products by our Certified Crystal Alchemists and Masters to bring luck, aid with stubbornness, and promote strength. Using these items will provide a soothing vibration as a Taurean. They are optimized to bring the energy of the Cosmos to those born under the sign of Taurus.