A Guide to the Taurus Birthstones

taurus birthstones


What Are The Taurus Birthstones?


There are seven total birthstones attributed to the Taurus zodiac. 
The main Taurus birthstone, Emerald, is followed by rose quartz,malachite, aquamarine, agate, carnelian, and amethyst. Most of these stones are shared with other astrological signs but that doesn’t make them any less connected to Taurus.


So how do you know if you’re considered a Taurus? Those born under the Taurus zodiac sign have birthdays that fall between April 20 and May 20. Taurus, also known as “the bull,” is an Earth sign along with Capricorn and Virgo. This astrological sign is most compatible with Scorpio and Cancer.


The Sensual & Sensible One

Sign of Taurus


The Taurus zodiac sign was named for the story of the wandering bull. When the bull betrayed the goddess Hera, their best friend, they were forced to wander the Earth indefinitely until they found their freedom. The bull could do this by travelling the world, changing perspective, or shift their belief system and values completely.

 

Until then, the bull has to wander with the feeling of poking on their back, stinging and thinking about their happy past. They were forced to be lonely to their core.

 

Physical touch is definitely the love language of a Taurus. This sign thrives off of touch and affection and is known to be practical and well-grounded. Like their bull symbol, the Taurus can be quite stubborn and set in their ways. It’s almost impossible to change their minds once they’re set on something.

 

They approach all situations in a practical way and are exceptionally good at decision-making. They make great partners and friends because their stubbornness also translates into their commitment level. While a Taurus is known to be sensual, it’s important to give them time to get comfortable with their surroundings.

 

The ruling planet of Taurus, Venus, is the planet of love, attraction, beauty, and creativity. This makes the Taurus a great lover, friend, artist, and cook, among other things. However, they do have a tendency to be overprotective and materialistic. You’ll likely find that a Taurus really doesn't like sudden change, insecurity, and even synthetic fabrics.


The Gemstones of the Taurus Zodiac


Each of the six Taurus birthstones come with their own unique abilities and physical properties. Whichever one you choose to work with, if any, will benefit you in some way.

 

Emerald


The main zodiac birthstone for Taurus is the Emerald. This stone is easily identified by its green color, which can vary from a light milky green to a deep iridescent green. It’s also one of the four most valuable gemstones in the world.

 

Those dealing with love and relationship issues may choose to work with emerald as it promotes heart healing and the opening of the heart chakra. One of the most prominent benefits of the emerald is that it helps strengthen your intuition. It also promotes inspiration, patience, friendship, and equality in relationships and life in general.

 

Many people also choose to work with emeralds to promote wisdom, power, financial success, and communication.

 

Emeralds have been used in talismans throughout history by the likes of King Charlemagne, Aristotle, and Alexander the Great. The Egyptians considered this gem the symbol of eternal life.

Emerald birthstone jewelry


Rose Quartz

This light rose variety of pink quartz is one of the most widely available crystals on the market. Rose quartz is also a popular crystal among newbies and gem veterans alike, and for good reason. The pink coloring is meant to symbolize gentleness, calmness, femininity, compassion, and love.

 

Rose quartz helps heal relationships and bring all-around peace and contentment to its user. It has the ability to bring emotional, physical, and spiritual healing, which is why so many people consider it a staple in their crystal collection.

 

It’s great for strengthening romantic relationships, emptying negative energy from the body, controlling disagreements, and aiding good sleep. The crystal is also considered an aphrodisiac.

 

It may be an extremely popular crystal today, but the rose quartz has been used in jewelry and healing as far back as 7000 BC. The Ancient Roman, Greek, and Egyptian civilizations considered rose quartz to be an extremely potent talisman and treated it as such.


Malachite

This bright green crystal is symbolic of the hues and vibrancy of nature in full spring bloom. Malachite is popular amongst those who live in cities and want to feel closer to nature. Not only does it help filter out pollution in the environment but its eye-popping green color radiates a sense of calm throughout your space.

 

It’s also a great stone for those looking for a fresh start. The crystal brings in positive energy while simultaneously pushing the negative energy out. Malachite’s main purpose is to give wisdom. It helps its user tell the difference between material wealth and spiritual wealth and is great for grounding in these situations.

 

Throughout history, traders kept malachite with their money to attract wealth. Some parts of Italy have been known for the fact that their people wore malachite to ward off the evil eye, most commonly in children.


Aquamarine

Ancient lore states that aquamarine is actually the treasure of the mermaids. This is very fitting as its name literally translates to water of the sea and it comes in a beautiful blue-green sea color.

 

This crystal is a great tool for opening and healing your heart and throat chakras and has a slew of physical healing properties too. When used during throat chakra work, aquamarine has the ability to boost immunity by opening up the flow between the heart and throat.

 

Because aquamarine is associated with water, it has a soothing cooling effect when used to treat burning and inflammation. Aquamarine is a powerhouse healer for our bodies, probably because we’re made up of 70% water.

 

As an emotional healing tool, aquamarine is wonderful when it comes to healing emotional toxicity, negative energies and encouraging inner peace.


Agate


Agate is an ornamental stone made of chalcedony and quartz. It’s considered one of the oldest stones of the Earth as it dates back billions of years. Agate has been used in different cultures and civilizations for thousands of years.

 

Ancient Mesopotamians believed the agate signified strength and the ancient Chinese would wear agate in necklaces to purify their minds and energize their chi. It was even tied to the horns of oxen in medieval times to promote a good harvest.

 

The vibrational frequency of agate is low and gentle so it’s perfect for anyone who feels like they need to slow their life down. It also has stress-relieving properties and helps you breathe deeper for relaxation.

 

Agate also helps promote concentration and mental function which makes it a great crystal to have with you at school or work.

 

Agate - Taurus Birthstone

 

Carnelian


This brownish-red mineral is commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone. It’s a member of the chalcedony family and is a translucent to opaque kind of quartz. Carnelian can be found in colors ranging from pale orange to borderline black.

 

Also known as bloodstone, Carnelian has several healing properties including decreasing fatigue, healing the heart chakra, and lowering blood pressure. When using it for metaphysical purposes, this gem is good for boosting self-esteem, releasing negative emotions, and encouraging willpower.

 

Carnelian is considered a stabilizing stone and has been used as a confidence booster since ancient times. The Ancient Egyptians believed carnelian caught the light from the sun and reflected it on whoever was holding or wearing it at the time.


carnelian stone

Amethyst


Amethyst, known for its vibrant purple color, originally got its name because the ancient Greeks thought it kept its wielder safe from intoxication. This has made it a popular stone among those who struggle with addiction. It’s also said to give whoever carries its strength and courage in life.

 

While it’s considered a semi-precious crystal, people in ancient times reveled in the amethyst’s existence. To them, it was a very precious stone that had an onslaught of healing properties to offer.

 

In spiritual healing, this crystal is great for cleansing, protecting, and inspiring its user. It’s said to enhance intuition, spirituality, and meditation. It’s an extremely protective stone and is good for calming the mind, body, and spirit. Amethyst is a common remedy for nightmares and bad sleep.

 

Amethyst is commonly worn to bring peace and balance. Many people utilize wearing amethyst to keep them calm and help them come up with good arguments in business and life. It’s also considered the stone for the creative type.

Amethyst - Birthstone for Taurus


Parting Thoughts


The birthstones that pair with Taurus come  with a variety of benefits, each worth checking out if you have a Taurus birthday. These crystals and gems are amazing tools for opening blocked chakras  and should be added to your daily rituals whatever those may be.

 

It’s important to take time for yourself with these Taurus birthstones so you can feel grounded, calm, and content as you go  through life.

 

Have you worked with any of these birthstones before? How have they helped you in life? We’d love to hear from you!