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Astrological sign of Taurus
The twelve Zodiac signs are an astrological version of birthstones in addition to the twelve months according to the Gregorian calendar.

Dates: April 20 - May 20

First Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Bull

Birthstone of Taurus: Emerald

Alternate Birthstones of Taurus: Sapphire, Garnet Agate, and Diamond

Ruling Planet of Taurus: Venus

Ruling Element of Taurus: Earth

Birthstone and Zodiac Signs
The signs of the Zodiac, including Taurus, are used to cast horoscopes from astrological calculations which are used as a guide to personality, relationships and business affairs. The Zodiac sign of Taurus represents the placement in the sky where the sun was during the time of birth and, in the case of Taurus, influences people who were born between the dates of April 20 - May 20. The Zodiac sign of Taurus is ruled by Venus, one of the planets in the Solar system. The planet Venus rules over the gemstone, or birthstone Emerald. The Emerald has its own unique properties relating to color, crystalline structure, character and abilities. The Emerald gemstone, or birthstone assigned to Taurus is believed to influence both positive and negative personality traits and characteristics of those born under the astrological sign of Taurus.

Taurus Characteristics & Personality

Taurus (the sign of the Bull) is the second sign of the Zodiac, influencing people born between April 20 - May 20. The Earth signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are associated with sensation, stability and practicality. Combined with other elements, earth feels that air will dry it, fire will parch it, but water will refresh and nourish it. Those born under the sign of Taurus possess positive characteristics and personality traits and are often described as:

  • Affectionate

  • Reliable

  • Ambitious

  • Practical

  • Patient

Negative traits - apt in some circumstances to be:

  • Jealous

  • Inflexible

  • Stubborn

  • Lazy

  • Will not be hurried

  • The Taurus Birthstone - the Emerald
    The birthstone for Taurus is the Emerald. The Zodiac sign of Taurus also responds to Sapphire, Garnet Agate, and Diamond. The tradition of giving gifts of jewelry containing these stones dates back thousands of years. The gemstone, or birthstone Emerald is believed to conduct the energies of the planet Venus with which it is sympathetic and that wearing jewelry containing the gemstone will focus the energies of the planet and sign through the gem.

    Properties of the Emerald - the Taurus Birthstone

    The properties with which the Emerald, the birthstone of the Zodiac sign of Taurus, is associated are as follows:

    • Loyalty, faithfulness and friendship

    • Memory, clairvoyance and faith

    Healing Properties of the Diamond

    The healing properties of the Taurus birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to:

    • Eyes, fertility, the spine and headaches

    • To enhance mental capabilities

    Gemstone Emerald

    Myths & Legends about Emerald

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