Individuals born between April 20th and May 20th are under the astrological sign of Taurus, the Bull, the second sign of the Western zodiac.
Taurus individuals or Taureans are practical, slow but sure, loyal, faithful, persevering, gentle, generous, dignified, and generally good looking and strong in body and personality. They are creatures of comfort and luxury and must have security, especially financial security. They almost always follow experience and are set in their ways, making them very stubborn creatures.
Taurus is an “Earth” sign. Fellow “Earth” sign cousins: Virgo and Capricorn.
Taurus is a “Fixed” sign, which means they don’t like, or are slow to, change. However, being a fixed sign denotes: Strength and Will power.
Taurus is a feminine sign, which means Taurus people are passive (do not like confrontation), receptive (takes in a lot, very emotional), and withdrawn (can easily be to him/herself which is great for spiritual purposes).
The most important thing Taurus individuals can do is to express him or herself, and by any means necessary. Taureans will do well to express their higher creativity (not fearing about making money). Taurus is a very spiritual sign and also corresponds to the Second House, which pertains to money and wealth, so when Taurus individuals follow their higher creativity, abundance in all forms await them (which is really true of all signs, but more so for the Taurus individual due to their link to the House of Money).
Because Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, Taureans fare well with the color pink. Taurus (along with Libra) corresponds with the heart chakra (Taurus = lower heart; Libra = higher heart) which emits the color frequency of radiant Pink, thus making all pink colored stones and crystals helpful for Taurus (and Libra), especially in matters of love, romance, and healing of a wounded heart.
Pink stones and crystals include, but are not limited to: Rose Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Pink Quartz, Rhodonite, Morganite, Pink Tourmaline, Pink Aventurine, Pink Dolemite, Pink Lepidolite, Pink Calcite, and Pink Opal.
Famous Taureans include: Stevie Wonder, Barbara Streisand, Shirley MacLaine, Janet Jackson, Isaiah Thomas, Luther Vandross, Malcolm X, Coretta Scott King, Rhona Bennett, Darrin Henson, Kim Fields, Fred Astaire, Carol Burnett, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Kirsten Dunst, Andie McDowell, Louis Farrakhan, Hill Harper, Joe Louis, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Cathy Hughes, Frank Capra, Karl Marx, Lenin, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Golda Meir, Eva Peron, George Clooney, Ryan O’ Neal, Betrand Russell, Shirley Temple, Harry S. Truman, Orson Welles, Irving Berlin, Bing Crosby, Shemar Moore, Sigmund Freud, Jessica Lange, Lee Majors, Jack Nicholson, Anthony Quinn, Sandra Dee, Renee Zellweger, Al Pacino, Jim Kelly (actor), Sheena Easton, Saddam Hussein, Jay Leno, William Randolph Hearst, Jerry Seinfeld, Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman, Willie Nelson, Andre Agassi, Jon Bon Jovi, Audrey Hepburn, Rudolph Valentino, Cher, Tamara Dobson, Rosario Dawson, Todd Shaw (Too Short), Alex English, James Brown, Liberace, Rev. Jim Jones, and Adolf Hitler.
Astrological Health Profile
Zodiac signs govern the entire human body. The part of the body that Taurus governs is the neck and throat.
As Taurus governs the neck and throat, Taureans have to be aware of their specific astrological-based health needs that are health needs of the throat and neck areas primarily, and the respiratory system secondarily.
Therefore, Taureans are prone to such diseases and disorders as:
- Itchy/scratchy throat
- Sore throat (hoarseness)
- Hypothyroidism (goiter)
- Neck pain
- Graves disease
- Metabolism dysfunction (which leads to weight problems, mostly obesity.)
Taureans need to maintain optimal thyroid function and keep their throats clear. To stimulate the thyroid gland, simply tap your throat three times with your fingertips. Also try doing this whenever you have difficulty expressing yourself.
In addition, neck massage is also important to the health and well being of Taurus individuals.
Taureans tend to gain excess weight and can quickly become obese. Taurus is ruled by Venus and is thus a lover of good food and drink. And because Taurus can be quite lazy, excess pounds gather and add up rather quickly; so the Taurus must move, must be mobile, and should not be sedentary for the sake of their own health.
Taureans should make sure to get adequate amounts of sodium. Sodium is the necessary cell-salt of Taurus. Great sources of natural sodium include Seaweed (dulse, kelp, etc.), Celery, and sea salt.
From time to time, the Taurus individual should gargle with warm water and sea salt, which is for the maintenance of the throat. I also recommend long soaks in hot water and sea salt for Taurus individuals.
Taureans should also get adequate amounts of Iodine in their diet. The best natural source of iodine (organic iodine) is seaweeds: dulse, kelp, spirulina, blue green algae, red marine sea algae, chlorella, Irish Moss, bladder wrack.