Western Astrology - Taurus
- Ruler: Venus.
- Element: Earth.
- Quality: Fixed.
- Gender: Feminine.
- Color: Green.
- Tarot: The Hierophant.
- Natural House: Second.
- Astrological Birthstones: Amber, coral, emerald, rose quartz, sapphire and turquoise.
- Planetary Stone: Aventurine and emerald.
- Physical Correspondence: Neck, shoulders and throat.
- Keywords: Practical and sensual.
The sign Taurus is ruled by Venus. Physically it is related to the throat. It is said to have a feminine nature, and is therefore more passive and receptive in its energy expression. Taurus is an Earth sign and as such is connected with fruitfulness and stability.
A planet placed in this sign will be a stabilizing influence and manifest its energy in a steadfast and determined manner. Taurus is also a Fixed sign, and this means that once a course is embarked on, it is rarely deviated from. Maintenance and care of existing conditions over long periods of time, and a reluctance to initiate change, are qualities of this sign.
Taurus is also connected with the resources of Nature, and the whole issue of value and worth. Therefore it is associated with finance, worldly goods and security. People with a strong emphasis in this sign tend to be materialistic, and often get stuck in a rut. By periodically cutting their strong attachments they can gain greater perspective. There is a talent for relaxation and enjoyment of sensory pleasures.