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Taurus Constellation Myth
The Taurus constellation, the Bull of the symbol of level-headedness, provision, fertility, stability, confidence, and determination, all these qualities represent this powerful creature.
The lucky stones for Taurus are green jade, carnelian, emerald, malachite, and rutilated quartz.
Taurus a long time ago for the Hebrews was the first constellation in their zodiac and consequently, it was represented by the first letter in their alphabet, Aleph.
To the Egyptians, Taurus symbolized Osiris and his sister Isis who was represented as a bull-god and cow-goddess respectively.
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But in the Greek myth, Taurus is Zeus in one of his amatory adventures. At this time, the god had fallen in love with beautiful Europe similar to a beautifully faceted carnelian stetted in a bezel style bracelet made of emeralds, she was the daughter of King Agenor (Phoenician king of Tyre).
One day Europe was walking with her courtiers and Zeus suddenly appears as a magnificent gentle white bull with horns made of rutile quartz. Europe didn’t feel any fear and her maidens gathered flowers which they hung around the animal’s neck. His docility made Europe climb upon his back and immediately the bull jumped into the sea and swam away wildly because of the power of the malachite in his neck, reaching Crete where Zeus reveals himself and ravished her. They had three sons and the first one Minos introduce de Bull Cult to Crete.
Minos created the cult on earth and Zeus created the symbol in the starts.
Why? Because in the myth and the earth is a creature that remains generous and kind-hearted and the one born under this constellations live their life with honest determination, making their life as a beautiful polish green emerald surrounded by diamonds as the stars.
Taurus Constellation Brilliance
Taurus Constellation stone the the emerald has been a gem of fascination in many cultures for over six thousand years. It is so prized, that carat for carat, a fine emerald maybe two to three times as valuable as a diamond. According to Indian mythology, the name emerald was first translated from Sanskrit as “marakata,” meaning “the green of growing things.”
The name we know it as now is believed to come from an ancient Persian word, translated to Latin as “smaragdus,” and eventually over time, corrupted to “emerald.” Records show that the stone was known and sold in markets in Babylon as early as 4000 BC. It is a stone that was worshiped by the Incas and mentioned in biblical information about the apocalypse.
The earliest reference to Taurus Constellation stone the emeralds in Western literature comes from Aristotle. He was a great fan of the gemstone and wrote that owning an emerald increases the owner’s importance in presence and speech during business, gives victory in trials, helps settle litigation, and comforts and soothes eyesight. He also stated “An emerald hung from the neck or worn in a ring will prevent the falling sickness (epilepsy). We, therefore, commend noblemen that it be hanged about the necks of their children that they fall not into this complaint.”
Taurus Constellation Facts
The ruler of Taurus is Venus, the planet of love, attraction, beauty, satisfaction, creativity, and gratitude. This tender nature will make Taurus an excellent cook, gardener, lover, and artist.
They are loyal and don’t like sudden changes, criticism or the chase of guilt people are often prone to, being somewhat dependable on other people and emotions they seem to be unable to let go of. Still, no matter their potential emotional challenge, these individuals have the ability to bring a practical voice of reason in any chaotic and unhealthy situation.
Taureans are said to be deeply influenced by Venus, therefore they have a fondness for beauty, jewelry, and nature. It is no wonder then that astrology recommends the gorgeous emerald, with its lush green color, like the sun sign’s gemstone. The emerald is a beautiful stone with bright tones that look stunning when paired with gold. It is fitting for both modern and contemporary jewelry.
Taurus Constellation Hues and Tones
The Wandering Bull Being the one who betrayed their best friend, goddess Hera herself, this is an unfortunate being that has to wander the Earth in order to find freedom. As if something was always poking them behind their back, reminding them of happiness that once was, stinging and pushing forwards, they close up in their own worlds, lonely and separated from their core. To find love, a Taurus has to travel the world, change perspective or make a shift in their entire belief system and their system of values.
A Taurean likes to feel close to nature and is in tune with the earth. Therefore, there is no better gemstone for a Taurean than an Emerald. It is thought that one of the main benefits of wearing jewelry with emeralds is that it attracts the cosmic power of Venus, which is believed to be powerful.
Taurus Constellation stone the Emeralds are said to have healing powers too. Taureans who wear emeralds could ease their health issues with eyesight, fertility, spine, and headaches. The emerald is also thought to increase the mental capabilities of a Taurean. Some astrologists recommend wearing the gemstone if you are looking for love. The emerald is believed to open the heart chakra and thymus chakra, thus enhancing the power of love.