Taurus Zodiac Sign
22nd April – 21st May
Taurus Traits & Symbology
Glyph: Bull’s Head
Motto: I Have, I Value
Affirmation: I appreciate abundance in the present moment
Body: The Throat and Neck
Stone: Agate, emerald
Yoga: Shoulder stands
Sacred Animals: Bull, Cow and Beaver
Raw sensation, touch and massage. Tantric. Always ready for a “roll in the hay”.
In ancient Egypt, Taurus was associated with both Osiris and his sister Isis, who were represented as a bull-god and cow-goddess respectively.
In Greek mythology, Taurus is associated with the disguise adopted by Zeus in one of his amorous adventures. In this case, Zeus had fallen in love with Europa as she strolled along the seashore. In order to seduce her, he disguised himself as a gentle and beautiful white bull, but when she climbed on his back he suddenly plunged into the sea, abducting and raping her.
The Lover – sexuality and desire as basic instincts of survival… stabilising and grounding energy. Resources and possessions are part of this survival instinct, directly relating to a sense of meaning in life. The Lover serves to reveal the nature of personal values through the power of reproductive forces in nature.
Tuarus Shadow Self
Co-dependency… the realisation that others’ resources and values may be needed to ensure survival. A psychological crisis of meaning may occur if these needs fail to be met.
Taurus the Bull is the 17th largest constellation and is one of the oldest known, dating back to the Early Bronze Age when it marked the location of the Sun during the spring Equinox. It possibly dates back even further – to 15,000BC and the Hall of Bulls in the caves at Lascaux. It is known for its bright stars Aldebaran, El Nath, and Alcyone, but it is best known for the Pleiades cluster (the Seven Sisters) and the Hyades, which are the two nearest open star clusters to Earth.
Taurus Brightest Star
Aldebaran (the Hunter, Bull’s Eye or Star of Illumination) is a giant red star situated in the eye of Taurus, 68 light years from Earth. According to some astronomers, the solar system of Aldebaran hosts at least one planet which appears to be the size of Jupiter, probably containing water and orbiting within the habitable zone. Aldebaran is a royal and courageous star. © Crystal Gaze