From April 20th through May 20th, it’s Taurus time. Taurus is represented by the bull: strong-willed and steadfast, generally calm unless riled. Since Taurus is an Earth sign, Taurus people are grounded, stable, wise, and sensual. Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, pleasure, and money.
Consider yourself fortunate if you have a Taurus in your inner circle. They are generous, reliable, trustworthy, compassionate, and true. People born under the sign of Taurus value hard work and putting in solid and steady effort to achieve their goals. They are practical, principled, persistent, and patient. They take their time and use their strong intellect to thoroughly analyze before acting. Taurus gets the job done, while not seeking praise or attention in the process. They also like the good life and love to create an atmosphere of comfort, pleasure, beauty and luxury. Thankfully they are naturally good with money.
As with all signs, there are some challenging aspects in the Taurus personality. They can be bull-headed and rigid, with perfectionist tendencies. Since they spend a lot of time and energy coming to their conclusions, they dig in their heels and are averse to change. Taurus is also known to have a jealous and possessive streak. The slow and deliberate pace of Taurus can sometimes come across as lazy. They are also often seen as materialistic and self-indulgent.
Working with the right crystals can augment the positive Taurus traits while helping to overcome any growing edges. Here are the top Taurus crystals:
Emerald: Emerald, one of the most prized and precious gemstones, is perfectly suited to Taurus. It is the May birthstone and is also assigned to Venus. Emerald has a rich history of being favored by kings, queens, and great thinkers--such as Cleopatra, Charlemagne, and Aristotle. Taurus has excellent taste and an appetite for finer things, and Emerald is one of the most valuable gemstones on the planet.
Emerald brings in the frequency of two things that are written into the makeup of Taurus: love and money. Emerald opens and activates the heart chakra, which enhances compassion, care, generosity, and the expression of love. It also fosters patience, loyalty, and strength of character. All of these are Taurus strong suits. Emerald is recognized as a powerful abundance and prosperity gemstone, known to attract fortune and great wealth. In the workplace, it brings success by enhancing intellect, discernment, and analysis.
Emerald can support Taurus in balancing and working through difficult emotions they are prone to, such as jealousy or anger (when they get pushed too far). It can also bring in soothing energy to help snap Taurus out of a stubborn stance. It opens them to higher energies, truths, and perspectives.
Rhodonite: Rhodonite is assigned to Taurus, as it’s a heart stone that is associated with Venus and the Earth element. It is a beautiful pink or rose-colored stone with veins or spots of black Manganese in it. The presence of Manganese adds a wonderful grounding and balancing quality for the mind, body, and emotions. Taurus approaches situations with a steady hand, creating a stabilizing force--and that’s what Rhodonite does as well. It calms and balances intense, erratic, or out-of-control emotions, helping you to rebuild your emotional foundation and to put things into proper perspective. Rhodonite enhances compassion and generosity, two inherent Taurus qualities. Taurus people have a lot of drive and competence to solve problems and to get important things accomplished. Rhodonite tunes you into your highest gifts and life purpose, helping you to use your abilities to serve others and improve the world.
It usually takes a lot to cause a big emotional reaction from a Taurus, and when it happens it usually isn’t pretty. In those cases, Rhodonite can help Taurus to regain their composure and emotional equilibrium. When stubbornness strikes, Rhodonite can assist Taurus in seeing the other side or point of view. When Taurus is feeling a bit lazy, the Manganese in Rhodonite gives an extra push or motivation to get moving and make things happen. Rhodonite is also recommended to heal deeply ingrained jealousy or envy, especially when it’s left over from childhood or between family members. It can also temper perfectionist tendencies by deepening self-love and self-acceptance.
Malachite: Malachite is another top Taurus stone with deep connections to Venus. Venus is associated with copper, Hathor (the Egyptian Goddess), and these three colors: blue, pink, and green. Malachite is a green, copper-bearing stone, and Hathor is known as the “Lady of Malachite.”
Malachite clears and balances all chakras but has a special resonance with the heart and solar plexus chakras, two centers that are of significant importance to Taurus. It clears and strengthens the emotional body-boosting compassion, care, loyalty, and harmony in all relationships (romantic, family, friends, and business). Malachite stimulates the solar plexus, the center of personal power and manifestation. Taurus is naturally driven to build wealth and to succeed materially, and Malachite strengthens their ability to make it happen. In business, it promotes practicality, responsibility, focus, growth, and manifesting a clear path to success.
Malachite encourages transformation, change, and risk-taking, which is perfect for the Taurus who is hesitant to embrace change. Due to the copper content, Malachite absorbs and clears negative energy of all kinds. It can help Taurus to let go of outdated patterns that keep them stuck in their comfort zone. Malachite clears difficult emotions, such as jealousy and anger. It also clears stress and tension, which can relax a tendency toward perfectionism. The copper content in Malachite also promotes energy flow and can help Taurus overcome lethargy and laziness.
Lapis Lazuli: Lapis Lazuli is the Taurus birthstone from the Bible and is also assigned to Venus. Prized by many ancient cultures as a stone of mysticism and royalty, it is a rich blue stone with inclusions of Pyrite (fool’s gold) and Calcite. Lapis Lazuli corresponds to the higher chakras, and especially to the throat chakra. Each zodiac sign rules over an area of the body, and Taurus rules the throat chakra (the neck, thyroid, and vocal cords).
Taurus people have a grounded and wise presence, which is very similar to the energy of Lapis. Lapis Lazuli stimulates wisdom, intuition, psychic ability, visions, and the pursuit of higher truth. The gold Pyrite inclusions help to ground and integrate this higher energy so that it can be used in practical ways. The Pyrite component also brings coherence and order to the mind. Perhaps this is why Lapis is known to enhance intellect, analysis, objectivity, and good judgment. Pyrite also has an empowering quality that works with the solar plexus to boost manifestation ability, prosperity, and success.
Those born under the sign of Taurus can sometimes get stuck in their ways and beliefs. Lapis can open them up to reforming their views of reality to match a higher truth that perhaps they hadn’t previously considered or perceived. Taurus has a tendency to push anger down until it reaches a tipping point and explodes. Lapis helps to release suppressed anger in a way that is balanced and healthy. It can also help Taurus to let go of possessiveness and materialistic tendencies by assisting them in reaching a higher, more spiritual perspective.
There you have it, the best Taurus gemstones. Here are some other beautiful stones that are traditionally associated with Taurus:
Jade: a Taurus stone that is associated with the Earth element and Venus, abundance, luck, stability, durability, harmony, love, healing
Tiger’s Eye: associated with Taurus and the Earth element, grounding, manifestation, practicality, balance, strength, patience
Boji Stone: a Taurus ascendant stone, associated with the Earth element, grounding, balance, energizing, removing blockages to forward movement
Rose Quartz: associated with Taurus and Venus, love, compassion, sensuality, beauty, calm, emotional healing, and clearing