Taurus, the Bull, is the first sign of the Earth triplicity and the second sign of the tropical zodiac. Taurus represents the sign of purposeful determination and power. It is the celestial rhythm of Taureans to conserve physical resources and own physical, reflecting the nature of the Earth element.
The key phrase of Taurus is "I have". They have a strong desire for personal security. Their quest for spiritual truths comes by material efforts. The astrological symbol for Taurus is the bull, which reveals the stubborn nature of the Taurean personality. Because these individuals are unable to rely on others, they are usually very dependable themselves. A good Taurean will have a strong sense of loyalty. The hub of their universe is security, both physical and emotional.
If the Sun is fully expressed in the chart, Taureans are physically strong and solidly built with a heavy chest and torso. Even those who are not fat may appear physically dense and characteristically stout, even barrel-chested, with thick legs.
Taurus Rules the Throat
Each sign has external, internal and structural relationships. Externally, Taurus rules the throat, neck, ears and lower jaw. Internally, it rules the thyroid gland, pharynx, larynx, jugular vein, tonsils, Eustachian tubes, cervical ganglia and carotid arteries.
Structurally, it rules the occiput, cervical vertebrae, lower jaw and teeth, chin and palate. The pathological tendencies of this sign are stroke, croup, tonsillitis, lymphatic stasis of the neck and head and laryngitis. Vulnerable parts of the body are the neck, throat, shoulders and upper torso. Stiff necks, sore throats and earaches are common Taurean complaints.
Practical, reliable Taureans are great lovers of sensual pleasures, although they tend to be rather stubborn, possessive and conservative. Firmly anchored in the material world, they have a fine grasp of what is needed in order to lead the good life. Taureans are capable in emergencies, where they have an instinctive understanding of what to do, but under normal circumstances, no-one can force them into anything without due time for thought and consideration.
Taurus rules the throat, giving a powerful, often beautiful voice. The influence of Venus opens up a world of musical talent and appreciation, so Taureans are good singers and musicians, or at least, love music and can be a force on the business side of music.
Shades of Taurus
Taurus rules the colours brown, russet and turquoise. Taurus people also benefit from yellow, which inspires the mind and helps to offset the tendency to indolence and apathy.
The birthstone for Taurus is the emerald. Remember only to wear these stones if you want to bring their influence into your life. More about Gemstones and Astrology.
Flowers and Herbs
Rose, foxglove, daisy, lily, daffodil, apple, magnolia and patchouli.
Bach Flower Essences
- Uncertainty, alternating moods, hesitancy, cannot make up the mind, lack of confidence.
- Capable, with occasional feelings of inadequacy, despondency, exhaustion, from over-straining for perfection.
- Used as a sedative and for its spasmolytic effects on the gastro-intestinal tract.
Cell Salt: nat sulph
Healing Musical Note: A# (A sharp)
- Healing Aromas
- Apple, cardamom, honeysuckle, lilac, magnolia, oak moss, patchouli, plumeria, rose, thyme, tonka, ylang-ylang.
- Avoid fattening, starchy and heating foods like meats and liquors, as Taurus tends to gout and rheumatism.
Occasional lemon juice and water fasts will offset toxic deposits leading to sore throats and earaches.
Moderation in diet is the keynote for this sign which tends to overeat. Yellow fruits like lemon, grapefruit, banana and melons benefit Taureans. Vegetables that benefit are carrots, celery, spinach, beans and peas.
Susceptible Areas: Knees
- adenoids, tonsillitis, sore throats;
- anaemia; backache;
- color blindness;
- abnormal breathing, croup, influenza, hay fever;
- ear disorders;
- knee problems;
- heart disease from eating rich foods;
- painful and irregular menstruation;
- nasal polyps and mucus;
- eye troubles;
- cancer from eating industrialized, restaurant and convenience foods.
- Karmic Tendencies
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