Welcome to the grounded, pleasure loving season of Taurus!
Please do be aware that I work with the sidereal zodiac, which considers astrology from the actual placement of the stars in the current time. You can check this out for a quick 101 on Sidereal Astrology.
Sidereal Taurus – May 13th to June 19th
The Sun actually rises in the constellation of Taurus from 13th May through to 19th June. Taurus is a reasonably large constellation so this is for more than 5 weeks. And, yes if you read up about sidereal astrology, these dates are not set in stone, over a period of 72 years the dates will change in accordance with precession.
So Who Needs to Really Read this?
People who are born between May 12th and June 19th (NB see above comment about the dates changing; what this means is that depending on how old the person is they may have been born into Taurus season even if they were born on the 12th May and not the 13th)– that means that their ‘Sun’ sign is in Taurus and they identify as a Taurus. In other words they see themselves as patient, reliable and productive.
People who know their astrology chart and can identify that either their Moon or their Ascendant (Rising) is in Taurus.
If your Moon is in Taurus this means that you need to feel Taurus qualities – you need the security of a stable environment, and to be able to use all of your senses to experience pleasure, especially in nature – for emotional fulfillment.
If your Ascendant/ Rising sign is Taurus, this means that this is the sign that was on the Eastern horizon when you were born and is what you are becoming and developing through this life. As a Taurus rising, you are becoming persistent, relaxed, calm and stable and striving for security and enjoyment.
Lastly, again for those who can read their birth chart, if you have Taurus on the cusp of your 6th house, this is the house of health & wellbeing (amongst other things) so it is pertinent for you (given that this whole website is devoted to wellbeing, that is my focus for astrology!). For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, again go back to this first Blog in the series for more information on Houses.
Also of course if you are in a significant relationship (parent, child, partner, lover, close friend or colleague) with someone who has Taurus Sun, Moon or Ascendant (or 6th House) then this could be useful information for you! Enjoy!
Taurus is the first of the three earth signs in the zodiac – bringing us back to ground after the fire that was started by Aries!
Earth signs are unsurprisingly very grounded. They like predictability and prefer to live in the material world, with a very practical outlook. Because of their constant drive for security earth signs can be slow to change, sometimes too slow. Taurus is the most earthy of the earth signs because it is in the Fixed ‘mode’ which means that it really dislikes unfamiliarity. Taurus can be stubborn and lazy as it avoids and procrastinates about change.
Taurus values reliability and as such is very faithful and dependable itself. Taurus is usually gentle, sweet and modest. Taurus tends to be popular because he can be relied upon by friends, especially when it comes to enjoying the good things in life like food, wine and sex!
Spring vs Autumn
In the northern hemisphere where western astrology originated, Taurus season is in the middle of spring, a time of fertility and growth, where the roots of the plants are spreading wider and deeper, to strengthen growth. But where I am in the southern hemisphere we are instead at the end of autumn. I do feel a very Taurean energy though as we ‘go to ground’ in preparation for winter. There is real notion of hunkering down but also still enjoying the beauty of nature during autumn, surrounded by gorgeous earthy colours – reds, oranges and yellows – and sunny days as the earth takes its fertility into hibernation. I talk about this antipathetic perspective in my first Blog of the series.
Venus and the Bull
Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus. As well as its common association with romantic relationships, Venus is all about values – about what we find ‘beautiful’ in all aspects of life. Venus has the feminine energy of attracting, bringing things to it rather than assertively going out and getting them, as we saw with Mars, the ruler of Aries.
The symbol of Taurus is the Bull – the big, strong, steadfast male cow. We can also see within the symbol the Moon – as the horns of the bull. This association with the moon brings stronger feminine energy to the sign of Taurus.
The Second House
In astrology, a chart is divided into 12 houses, which refer to areas of life. If a planet or a sign is ‘in a house’ this will give us the information about which area of life the energetic affect of the planet or sign is going to be felt.
Each of the signs ‘rules’ one of the houses. This means that they each have a particular area of life in which they are most comfortable, and have a natural affinity to.
Taurus, as the second sign, rules the 2nd House. The second house is all about resources, especially material resources and possessions, but can mean any resources. Planets and signs in the second house will illustrate how we obtain and utilize our own resources, especially money. It is also about identifying with the natural/ material world. The Venusian influence (as the ruling planet), makes this house about values – what is in this house is what you will value. For example, if the planet Venus was in your second house, you would value beauty and romance.
Each sign of the zodiac also has a particular body type associated with it, but this is largely based on the elements, so all Earth types will have a similar body type, which is solid. This means is that people who have earth as the dominant element in their chart are more likely to tend towards a strong, compact, heavy build. This compact quality can tend towards excess weight.
Taureans burn their energy very gradually and efficiently and have been found to be one of the longest lived signs!
It is common for people to have the body type that equates to their rising sign/ ascendant element because this is in the 1st House, which concerns image and body.
When we think of what earth is like, it is cold and dry (but can tend towards moisture). The Taurus constitution tends to be cold and dry, having a great tendency for stagnation and accumulation (of fat, water, lymph).
Taurus rules the following body parts:
Neck and cervical vertebrae
Throat – including tonsils, pharynx, vocal cords and thyroid gland
Metabolism (via the thyroid)
Storage systems (eg. Fat)
Ears and all 5 senses
Base of the skull and brain (occipital region)
What this means is that Taurus can tend towards ailments in these areas, common ones are:
Injuries to and illnesses in these body parts
Thyroid issues, especially low function
Weight gain (difficult to lose)
High blood pressure
Slow digestion and constipation
Taurus has a very strong constitution and is rarely ill but when it does happen, illnesses can tend to linger or become chronic.
Taurus and Chakras
When thinking about the relationship between Taurus and the 7 Essential Energies, or Chakras, Taurus has strong connections to the 1st (Foundation) Energy because of its desire and love for stability and security. However we must also consider the 2nd (Creation) energy in relation to Taurus because of its love of beautiful and delicious things.
Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing approaches to health and wellbeing for Taurus
It is very important for Taurus to move. Movement is rarely prioritised by Taureans but it is essential for them to avoid stagnation, toxic overload and weight gain, especially as they can tend to overindulge in the good things in life!
Check out my Blog the Magic of Movement for lots more information and motivation to get going, Taureans!
Sleep is one of the good things in life and most Taureans shouldn’t need a lot of help with this aspect of self care. Their love of a stable, unchanging routine sees to that. However if they have bad sleep habits it will be more difficult for them to change. Support with sleep habits can be found here
Moderation in eating and drinking are essential
Appropriate management of emotional wellbeing as this can also be an area where Taureans tend to ‘hold on’ – to expression and negativity. Meditation would be useful
Bach flower: Gentian (there are others that are very useful depending on what exactly you are managing, contact me for more details)
Nat phos cell salt is a useful supplement
Eat starches (eg. Pasta, rice) in the form of resistant starch ie. Cook and let it completely cool before reheating to eat
Careful consumption of sugars
Iodine rich foods for the thyroid – kelp, seaweed, sea salt
Avoid malted foods including alcohol
Sodium sulphate foods are great – spinach, onion, swiss chard, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, celery, apples, radishes, pomegranate, stone fruits
Lots of water and lots of fibre to avoid stagnation in the digestive system
Herbs to eat – black pepper, basil, thyme, turmeric and sage
There are a lot of herbs that are useful for Taurus and which ones are most appropriate for you will depend on what symptoms/ conditions you are trying to manage. A couple of the common ones to use as teas are:
Licorice (not if high blood pressure is a problem)
Thyme – the oil of releasing and forgiving: promotes emotional release and openness
Clary Sage – the oil of clarity and vision: promotes imagination and spiritual clarity
Black pepper (great for addictive behaviours): the oil of unmasking – promotes motivation and self awareness
Basil – the oil of renewal: promotes recovery from negative habits, energy and rejuvenation
Blue Tansy – the oil of inspired action: promotes initiative and motivation
Lemongrass – the oil of cleansing: promotes spiritual clarity and ability to release what is no longer needed
Myrrh – the oil of mother earth: promotes feelings of safety, security, trust and nurturance
Wild Orange – the oil of abundance: removes a scarcity mentality, promotes playfulness and spontaneity
If you’d like to know more about how important Taurus is in your chart, and your life, book in for a super cheap L-Plater Horoscope Reading, for just AUD30.
I am Arwen Bardsley, Holistic Health & Wellbeing Coach, and founder of Evenstar Wellbeing.
I love to explore the full spectrum of modern science, combined with ancient wisdom, to help you get your energy back, and hold on tight to it! I specialise in helping you to identify the root underlying causes of any type of wellbeing concern, and working with you using all the tools of Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing (which includes Food, Movement, Sleep, Surroundings & Being) to feel energised and balanced on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
I help people with problems ranging from chronic pain, anxiety and stress, overwhelming fatigue, addictive behaviours, negative habits, approaches to food and weight management, grief, fertility and hormonal issues, and toxicity of any kind. I have a range of services including coaching, training programs and healing sessions.
I am a Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner, and a Low Tox Coach, and I also utilise my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Reiki Master qualification, and additional certificates in Kinesiology, Seichim, Crystal Healing and Aromatouch Massage in my practise.