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The Sign of Taurus

Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac and is the sun sign for those born between April 21st and May 19th. The symbol of Taurus is the bull. It is considered to be a fixed sign and is ruled by Venus.

Taurus Personality Traits

People born under the sign of Taurus are steady, methodical people who can be counted on to stay calm during times of crisis. Known for his strength of character, Taurus people can also be singularly stubborn when their mind is set on something. They also have a temper that they mostly keep in check but can lose when they are pushed too far. Taurus people like a comfortable life but are cautious with their spending and like to save up slowly for their retirement.

Taurus Birthstones

The Zodiac sign of Taurus has three stones.

Amber – this gem is made from the fossilized resin of ancient trees that are between 30 to 90 million years old. Pieces of amber often contain insects, seeds and leaves that were trapped in it as it hardened. Amber was favored as far back as the ancient Greeks and powdered amber was missed with honey and used as a cure for gout and asthma. It is said to preserve the wearer’s chastity and protect them form evil. In times gone by, sailors often burned amber to protect them from sea monsters.

Diamond – this popular gem stone may be almost any color. Yellow and colorless diamonds are the most common while blue, black, green and red diamonds are rarer and more valuable. They are found in Russia, South Africa and Arkansas. Ancient Roman warriors wore them for protection in battle. Diamonds are said to have the ability to protect the wearer from fire, poison, water and evil spirits.

Rose Quartz – this is a pale pink crystal that is found in Madagascar, India and Germany. Throughout history it has been a prominent symbol of love and beauty. It is said to balance the emotions and restore inner peace, calm aggressive feelings and to enhance the wearer’s compassion and forgiveness. It is also believed to cure depression and to help with weight loss.

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