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Gemstones for Taurus Season

Updated: May 22, 2023


If you've been feeling fired up from Aries Season, Taurus Season is here to help you bring it down a notch, smell the roses, and enjoy the finer things in life. This Earth sign season also brings with it Mercury Retrograde- making it a great time to slow down and regroup.

 

Taurus Season April 20 - May 20 Symbol: The Bull Planetary Ruler: Venus Element: Earth This Taurus season, slow down and get in tune with the rhythm of your body and/or nature, but make it luxurious. Venus rules Taurus and loves the finer things in life. That could mean scheduling an extra long massage, going out for a fancy meal, or buying high-end new hiking gear. You’ll know you’ve hit the right balance when it feels indulgent and like a sound investment. Just make your choices carefully during the Mercury retrograde (more on that below). At Taurus’s best they are patient, and at their worst they are stubborn. Focus on patience this season as we navigate through a Mercury retrograde and eclipse season. This season won’t be a time for manifesting (well, not until the New Moon on the 19th), but it is a good time for reflection and steady progress toward your goals. It is an excellent exercise to practice grounding yourself whenever we move through an Earth sign season. What would you need to feel secure?


Astrology by Casey Chafoulease

 

Gemstones for Taurus Season



Emerald is known as the stone for lasting love, bringing loyalty and domestic bliss. It enhances unconditional love and unity, promoting friendship and helping to keep relationships in balance.


Stimulating the heart chakra, Emerald has a healing effect on your emotions, as well as your physical heart. It ensures physical, mental, and emotional equilibrium, bringing harmony to all aspects of life. Promoting activity and focus in your actions, it helps to strengthen memory and increase mental clarity.


Emerald is the birthstone for Taurus people born in the month of May. Just so much as holding the stone can bring you limitless joy. A stone of harmony, love, compassion, renewal and recovery. Emerald is the perfect stone to brighten your energy in any occasion.

Emerald write up by Chelsea Whitaker

 

Rose Quartz is one of the best Taurus crystals. It surrounds the wearer with calm and loving energy that increases their empathy and opens them up to receiving and giving love and kindness. It also helps Taurus to let go of fear and worry to bring them emotional healing.


Encouraging you to love yourself and to put your own needs first, Rose quartz helps you be better equipped to help others. Compassion and forgiveness are also abundant in this stone making it helpful with healing and communication.


If you're looking to attract new or more love into you life, wear Rose Quartz. Whether that be romantic love, friendships, or even learning to love yourself more, Rose Quartz can help those relationships by nurturing a deeper bond. Overall this gemstone can draw in more love into our lives by helping us find a deep sense of compassion and care in this world. Rose Quartz is able to replace negative energy with loving vibrations.


During Taurus season Rose Quartz can help us to keep focused and be energetic about the approach that we want to make. It can restore faith, open clarity, and help us in reaching towards our goals without any negativity. It helps in promoting self-love for the zodiac signs who know how to love others but forget to love themselves in the process.


 

Chrysoprase has the power to calm, balance, and heal us. It opens and activates one's heart, aiding in healing the inner child, unlocks hidden emotions, and eases broken hearts.


A true Heart Healer. In these areas, Chrysoprase helps us see clearly- giving personal insight into the past or their current situations, then guiding you to work through difficult experiences so you can release things that may be holding you back.


Helpful in meditation, Chrysoprase balances and pulls in Universal energies while giving us a sense of being a part of the whole. These stones connect us to the natural world, opening pathways to communicate with nature and the Earth all while providing a sense of security which you may be needing during the very grounded Taurus season.


Chrysoprase also supports general healing and regeneration. It detoxes the mind, transfigures negative feelings. This incredible stone aids those struggling with mental illness and exhaustion. It's good for relaxation, inducing a peaceful sleep, and may even ward off nightmares. If you are in need of a break this Taurus season. Chrysoprase will help you recharge your mind, body, and spirit with it's optimism and energetic energy.

An alternative Taurus birthstone, Chrysoprase will make you feel nurtured, loved and comforted, all aspects that Taurus and those of us in Taurus season might be craving.


 


Lapis Lazuli can help you find your truth and become more self-aware. Known as the "Wisdom Stone", Lapis promotes more self-expression, knowledge, and creativity.


Bringing out confidence, harmony and inner self-knowledge. Lapis Lazuli is an excellent tool for communication in all relationships with it's calming and soothing energy, allowing one to express themselves honestly and inviting you to speak the truth.


Wear Lapis Lazuli this Taurus season to help you express yourself authentically, strengthen your friendships, and deepen your relationships. The Taurus energy can make us feel more reserved and introverted- which isn't a bad thing! But if you find you're being more reclusive, feeling stuck. or having a hard time opening up, Lapis can help coax you out of your shell.


Turn to Lapis Lazuli again as we enter into Mercury Retrograde this season to find clarity in situations when you're feeling overwhelmed by sensory input. Lapis can help you see the bigger picture and strengthens the lines of communication during a period when words can get crossed or misrepresented. Wearing Lapis Lazuli as a necklace or near the throat is one of my favorite way to stimulate the throat chakra, allowing us to get our words out clearly and truthfully.


 


Carnelian has the power to boost your confidence, strengthen your willpower, and give you an extra dose of courage. With all that fiery energy it hardly seems a fitting stone for Taurus season, but Carnelian also has incredible grounding and healing properties that help it cross over and connect with a few astro seasons.


Promoting positive life choices, while motivating you for success, Carnelian can give you the confidence to make powerful decisions when needed.


Carnelian can help us all take action during Taurus season but especially for those born under the sign of the Bull. Imparting confidence and courage, Carnelian can help us overcome the fears that can sometimes hold us back from fulfilling our dreams. This stone inspires transformation and helps Taurus to take the lead even though their nature is often quiet and soft-spoken.


If you're looking for something to give you a little boost as we make our way through Taurus season, wear Carnelian to encourage higher energy into your life, all while providing confidence and courage.


 

Malachite is known for it's transformative healing properties and it's ability to activate positive change and healing. Protective and loving, Malachite helps you release your fears while allowing you to step out of your comfort zone, making it an excellent stone for self-reflection and transformation.


Stimulating the heart, Malachite is excellent to wear as a necklace/amulet close to the heart. Malachite can open your mind to new experiences, acceptance, and understanding. Malachite encourages transformation, change, and a bit of risk-taking, which may be perfect for the Taurus who is hesitant to embrace change. Malachite with the infusion of the copper content, can absorb and clear negative energy of all kinds. It may just help Taurus to let go of patterns that could keep them stuck in their comfort zone.

 

Herkimer Diamonds are among the most powerful energy healer. Wearing this stone, especially around the neck or on your ears is said to dispel negative forms of energy and simultaneously invite in serenity and ease.


Considered a psychic stone, the clarity of this stone is not just for looks, but can also affect the wearer as well. Herkimer Diamonds are said to bring clarity and hyper awareness while wearing this stone and may help you focus your thoughts and think more clearly if you're feeling uncertain or indecisive.

The Birthstone for Taurus born in April, Herkimer Diamonds can assist in higher attunement, astral connections, and to help you reach a state of mental clarity. It boosts clairvoyant capacities and acts as a powerful amplifier. All of these psychic properties may help the very "grounded" Taurus step out of their comfort zone and dream big or connect to more ethereal planes.


 

Important Dates:


During eclipses, mercury retrogrades, or any other astrological thing you might read about, remember not to panic. Mercury retrogrades happen at least three times a year. There is a minimum of four eclipses a year, sometimes six. Your life probably doesn’t descend into chaos once a quarter every single year. The key to mercury retrogrades is to remember to pay attention more closely. During eclipse seasons, it is time to pause your manifestation work and go with the flow. Sometimes the Astro weather affects you more than others, depending on your birth chart. But things are constantly in motion, and new vibes are always on the way.


New Moon in Aries + Hybrid Solar Eclipse April 20

Technically this new moon is in the last moments of Aries season. Four hours before it becomes Taurus season. This eclipse is the first eclipse in the Aries/Libra series. It is our preview of the series that will run through 2025. Now would be a great time to take notes of life events and things you notice during that time. Every Eclipse series tells a story. As we move through this series, track your story to better understand what it will mean for you.


Mercury Retrograde April 21st

If you fear something, it is best to face it head-on. So if the mention of Mercury retrograde makes you clench your jaw consider this, an enemy can’t surprise you if you know they’re coming. Your enemy is here and not really an enemy. Pay attention more closely, double-check things, and give yourself extra time—all good advice to navigate wisely through a Mercury retrograde.

For more on Mercury Retrograde gemstones, check out this previously posted blog.


Earth Day April 22

Many things about our earth, sustainability, and environment have taken center stage over the last few years. From extreme weather to supply chain shortages. What can we do to live more in balance with the earth? That is something to consider right now. But most importantly, go out and enjoy the world. Appreciate all of the natural beauty around us at any moment. Take nothing for granted.


Full Moon in Scorpio + Lunar Eclipse May 5

This full moon in Scorpio is the second to last of the Taurus/Scorpio eclipse series that we have been experiencing since November 2021. Just as we will begin to track the story of the new series, we can make note of all that has happened since the end of 2021. This series will commence on October 28, 2023.


Mercury Direct May 14 (+Mother’s Day!)

Mercury goes direct just in time to celebrate Mother’s Day! But the post-retrograde shadow period officially ends May 31. What does a post-retrograde shadow phase even mean? Mercury won’t travel at its usual speed until two weeks after the retrograde ends. Continue to proceed with caution.


New Moon May 19

Are you ready to manifest again? It’s time! Now that you’ve made it through all of the above, you should know exactly what you want to turn into reality. This New Moon is connecting with BIG regenerative energy. Use all that power wisely and move something from an idea into the physical world.








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