Gems related to Taurus
The name comes from either the Latin word sapphirus or the Greek word sappheiros, meaning "blue stone"; maybe this is the reason "sapphire" is mostly related to the blue variety of this gem. However, sapphires can be blue, yellow, green, pink, orange, purple and even multi-colour.
This stone's name comes from the Italian expression "a ventura", which means "by chance".
Notables born under the sign of Taurus
* Florence Nightingale.
* Arturo Uslar Pietri.
* Juan Rulfo.
* Vicente Aleixandre.
* Santiago Ramón y Cajal.
* Armando Reverón.
* Luis Aparicio.
* José Ortega y Gasset.
* Salvador Dalí.
How much Taurus do you have?
If your Sun sign is Taurus, it is quite probable that you think "I have my Sun in Taurus" and this verb really suits the case, as Taurus' motto is "I have". However, there may be some Taurus in you even if your natal Sun is not in that sign.
The position of the Sun describes our core, our essence. Therefore, a person born when the Sun was in Taurus can calmly and reflectively identify with the Bull characteristics (calm and reflection are very Taurean). However, every person is a mosaic of energies and each astrological factor represents various facets of our configuration; that is why the Taurus energy can be part of your potential at a different level from the Sun. Some people may have several astrology points in Taurus, while others just have a few or none in this sign.
I will describe in broad brushstrokes what Taurus can mean when it manifests through some astrological variables so you may have an idea.
If your Ascendant is Taurus (a.k.a. Rising sign), you will recognize a strong practical tendency in your initiatives, as well as a consistent approach to develop them. In addition, you will tend to present yourself to the world with confidence and you will exude reliability.
The Moon can be in any sign of the Zodiac independently of the Sun’s position at birth. Consequently, your emotional style can have something of the Taurean stability, even if, for example, you are an adaptable Pisces.
If your Sun sign is Aries, Taurus or Gemini, then it is possible that Mercury was in Taurus when you were born and this will grant you a reflective mind and a solid communication style (for example, a person with the Sun in Aries can be audacious, but his/her mind will tend to take things calmly if Mercury is in the sign of the Bull). Likewise, if your Sun sign is Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini or Cancer, it is probable that Venus is in Taurus in your birth chart, which will influence you to favour long-lasting relationships with a possessive undertone.
The planet Mars can manifest in your case through Taurus, no matter what your Sun sign is and if so, you will reflect a lot before defining a course of action, but once you make up your mind, you will tend to stick to your decision firmly until the end. Analogously, Jupiter can be in Taurus in your natal chart independently of your Sun sign, which will make you enjoy activities with a functional purpose and will help you to exercise authority firmly and without going round in circles. You will try to assume responsibilities with perseverance and strength if Saturn is in the sign of the Bull in your birth chart.
If you belong to the generation of people born under Uranus in Taurus, you will prefer very gradual changes, avoiding drastic transformations at all costs.
The essence of Taurus is to sustain through a practical and reliable process, which can be expressed through any of the areas referred above and at different levels, both positive and not so evolutionary, depending on your birth chart as a whole and your free will.
You can make good use of the best Taurus can give you in the area where you have received that energy, but it will all depend on the conscious choices you make. The search for stability can lead to an extreme fixation with tangible things that limits the integral development of a project, but such search can also induce to the application of the patience and perseverance needed to promote substantial achievements.
Do you recognize something of Taurus in you?