Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Element

Earth

Chakra

Muladhara (Root)

Traditional Gemstone

Peridot

Zodiac Flower

Poppy

Essential Oil

Vetiver

Element

An emphasis on this element indicate a practical, cautious, and pragmatic approach to life. In the majority of cases there is the need to build solid, ‘real’ material success, i.e. car, home, career success. Earthy people may benefit from connecting to the earth element via gardening, pottery, facial mud packs, etc. Long range planning and the determination to succeed are strong traits for this element, as is melancholy, greed and fear if taken too far. A person with a lack of earth may find it difficult to live in the ‘real’ world and to keep themselves grounded. Their expectations in general may be a little unrealistic.

Key Words
cautious * conservative * materialistic * safe/secure * skeptics * suspicious * sensual * solid * purposeful * feel control over physical/material * grounded * practical * organised * dependable * controlled * realistic * introvert * appreciation of food, touch, etc. * efficient * strong survival instinct *

Chakra

As a good Earth sign,  Capricorn is ruled by Muladhara, also known as the Root Chakra. Something that fits perfectly with your most hardworking and professional side, and can help you survive and even excel in any situation that presents some kind of difficulty or complication. It is located at the base of the spine,  it represents the starting point for the other Chakras and it allows the main energy channels of our bodies to emerge and manifest themselves.  

root chakra

Traditional Gemstone

Peridot, is a magnesium iron silicate that crystallizes in the orthorhombic system. Crystals are typically not very well formed flattened prisms with vertical striations.

Spiritual uses of Peridot, a stone of transformation that helps you rise above addictions. Even more importantly, this stone serves as your guide as you facilitate healing processes that assist others going through what you have already overcome. This is the stone of the wounded healer. Use it as a tool to increase the benefits of Reiki sessions. Peridot is ideal to gain the assistance of Archangels Sabreal and Zadkiel.

Emotional Uses: Peridot is helpful for transforming negative emotions like self-sabotage, jealousy, agitation, and impatience into lighter emotions such as love, compassion, acceptance, and gratitude. It is also beneficial to assist you in digesting life – accepting your world as it is and the transforming it with clear intention to create the reality you wish to have.

Nothing worth having comes easy.

Zodiac Flower

People born under the Taurus sign are strong, compassionate, and love being surrounded by love and natural beauty. Despite having beautiful blossoms, poppies are technically classified as weeds — they’re resilient, growing in even the most inhospitable landscapes. Just like a poppy flower, Taurus’s stand their ground, especially on matters they’re passionate about, and exude beauty and positivity.

Essential Oil

Intelligent, dependable, ambitious, and stubborn, you’re down-to-earth and have a grounded nature. You crave stability, value honesty, and aren’t afraid of hard work. You also enjoy life’s luxuries and love to be pampered. The deeply earthy, slightly sweet aroma of Vetiver appeals to your opulent tastes and still compliments your practical, logical traits. It can help you focus and achieve the many goals you’ve set for yourself.

More Taurus Oils:

  • Patchouli

  • Lemon

  • Sacred Frankincense

Taurus, the second sign in the zodiac, belongs to those born between the dates of April 20th and May 20th. Learn all about the Taurus sign below.

Taurus Zodiac Sign Traits

Smart, ambitious, and trustworthy, Taurus is the anchor of the Zodiac. Amazing friends, colleagues, and partners, Taureans value honesty above all else and are proud that their personal relationships tend to be drama free. Bulls get the reputation of being stubborn, but they’re not always stuck in their ways. This searching sign is willing to see another point of view, but they won’t flip-flop on an opinion just to make someone else happy. They will shift their thinking only if they truly have a change of heart.

With a rep as one of the hardest-working signs in the Zodiac, a Bull is never afraid to roll up those sleeves and get to work, and won’t blink an eye at pulling an all-nighter to get the job done. But it’s not all work for a Taurus sign. Anchored by the earth, this passionate sign is all about sensuality, and is always seeking out pleasure. Whether they’re indulging in luxurious massages, spending hours in bed with their lover, or going on a long run, Taureans love feeling present in their body and frequently need to get in touch with their physical self.

When it comes to love, Taureans are all about honesty, which is why a first date with a Bull may resemble a job interview. They’re not being rude—they’re built for partnerships and are simply trying to see if you’re a good fit at the start. And once you begin dating a Taurus, forget about white lies. A Taurus would much rather hear that an outfit is unflattering than endure hollow compliments. Taurus will hold a grudge against someone who lies, even if it’s a lie just to make them feel happy. In bed, Taurus is a giving lover—as long as their partner steps it up and makes sure to give as well as receive pleasure! Detail-oriented Taurus may seem nitpicky (even in the bedroom, a mid-romp critique may not be unusual), but that’s not because they want to offend. They simply demand the best, and they expect the people in their life to deliver.

While Taurus signs have an intense internal drive, they sometimes have trouble respecting authority, especially if asked to do something they think is pointless or should be done differently. Learning to be flexible and go with the flow can be an advantage to Taurus. And while Taureans have a rich internal life, they value external attributes and may overlook someone who doesn’t have the perfect outfit, car, or resume. Learning the benefits of getting to know someone before writing them off can be a lifelong lesson to a Taurean, especially in love, where they might be too hasty to write off a perfect match.

I am strong, grounded, and rooted in my being.

Taurus’ Greatest Gifts

Persistent and hardworking, once a Taurus sets a goal, it will get done—despite any obstacles that may come up. While becoming friends with a Taurus can be tough since they’re so particular about who they want in their social circle, once you’re in, you’re in for life. Taurus doesn’t get pulled down by gossip or petty drama. They’ll always see the best in their loved ones and buoy them up when they’re feeling down

Taurus’ Greatest Challenges

Yes, they’re hardworking, but they’re also lazy. How is that even possible? Because Bulls are so driven by their own internal compass, they sometimes have trouble pivoting to fulfill someone else’s demands, which can lead to tough times at work or school. Learning to consider others’ viewpoints is a lifelong lesson for all Taureans.

Taurus’ Secret Weapon

Willpower. Think of its symbol, the bull (or even a bulldozer), and you’ve got an idea of how Taurus gets things done. They push, roll over, and dominate whatever challenges they’re facing until those challenges are history. They’re also a model for perseverance—when a Bull decides to do something, they get it done.

Taurus’ Power Colors

Taurus is persistent, driven, and fiercely loyal. The colors that best exemplify these traits are:

Pink: Think of the pinkish-orange after a brilliant sunset. This hue—a sign that the Bull is stalwart even after a fiery upheaval—shows Taurus’ loyalty and no-drama lifestyle, and is a great color to wear (or choose as an accessory) to project that calm demeanor at a job interview.

Blue: While the color may seem tranquil, like a calm ocean, blue represents that there’s a lot underneath Taurus’ surface, hinting at the inner life that a Taurean is happy to share—once they decide to let you in.

Green: Just like their emerald gemstone, green addresses Taurus’ solid anchorage is to the earth and their own divine Truth. Wearing this color is especially key in high-pressure situations, where Bulls can feel calmed by remembering who they are.

Purple: Historically the color of royalty, purple appeals to luxury-loving Taurus, who’s one of the signs with enough panache to pull it off.

The colors that Taurus should avoid are:

Red: This intense color is too much for low-drama Taurus.

Gold: Hardworking Taurus doesn’t necessarily seek out the spotlight, and this color can feel too showy for Bulls.

Black: Taurus can veer toward pessimistic, and the color black can bring out that fatalistic quality in a way that may be off-putting to others.

I am genuinely happy for the good fortune of others.

Awakening the Inner Taurus Bull

Taurus loves ritual and may find a lot of comfort in organized religion. But Taurus is also a soul searcher and won’t do ritual for ritual’s sake. In order to participate in a ritual, Taureans have to believe, and they might make an inner pilgrimage or try a few different belief systems to find the one that speaks to their soul. This earth sign often finds moments of spiritual connection outdoors, and a walk in the woods or a swim in a pristine lake might be the ideal way to connect with their soul. Stalwart and morally strong, friends and family often look to Taurus as an ethical benchmark, and Taureans’ steadfast loyalty means that people are willing to trust them with their deepest confessions. A Bull benefits from meditation, especially when they call the shots. In fact, a Taurus is occasionally annoyed being led in a yoga class or through a guided meditation, preferring a self-guided flow or meditation session.

Taurus’ Karma Boosters

Every sign has unfinished business to deal with. For Taurus, the biggest life lesson is learning the meaning of self over wealth. This can take a lifetime, but Taurus has to start somewhere. Here are some first steps that any Aries can take towards clearing their karma:

  1. Try on another opinion for size. You don’t have to agree with everyone, but just listening without writing them off can help you realize that opinions are flexible and can change.
  2. Take a small risk. Will the world end if you head to a PiYo workout class with a friend? No. It may not be your cup of tea, but why not try it to make sure?
  3. Learn to let go. Loyal Bulls will often stay in a friendship or relationship long after it’s turned toxic. Letting go and moving on can free a Bull’s soul like nothing else.
  4. Let white lies slide. Don’t hold a grudge because a friend said a dress that you hate looks nice. They’re trying to be polite.
  5. Take the credit. Hard-working Bulls love the satisfaction of a job well done, and they may not seek out credit for the fact the project only worked because they put in 20-hour days.

Sources:

  • horoscope.com
  • psychicguild.com
  • themagichoroscope.com
  • Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals,and Stones by Margaret Ann Lembo