You are ruled by Venus, which is the goddess of love. It is said that the Emerald, your birthstone is her favorite stone. You love all the finer things in life, you love comfort and Emerald encourages these traits.
Wearing Emeralds helps you find a loyal and true love, the kind that is associated with domestic bliss. It also encourages your strength of character and diminishes any negatives in life that could come up. Taurus does not like change and Emerald keeps your life and being balanced.
Emeralds, when worn, have been known to change color when there is unfaithfulness around them, and as a Taurus you have a true problem forgiving once someone is unfaithful to you. This stone can also encourage patience and diminish negativity.
Your main strengths are determination, common sense and thoroughness; the best crystal for you to balance these characteristics is Malachite. It can release your inhibitions and push you forward in a smooth easy way.
Your major challenges are stubbornness, possessiveness, inflexibility; the best crystal to balance these characteristics is Rhodonite. It is an emotional balancer that will nurture your softer love side and heals emotional scars. Jealousy is also an emotion that shows up on a regular basis for you and Peridot is good for releasing jealousy and looking at the positive side to situations and people.
Carry an Aquamarine with you, as it will balance your tendency toward intolerance, conflict and contradictions with others in your daily life whether it is family, co-workers, or the general public. This will make your life flow much smoother and easier.
Your sun sign can be a powerful asset when it is channeled in a productive manner. You can be very creative, you love the earth, and you can be very intuitive once you master the feeling of being able to trust the universe. Rutilated Quartz gives you the ability to stay connected to your inner spiritual self.
Thought for the Day: "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind, there are few." -- Suzuki Roshi
Darlene Siddons has researched, practiced and implemented many spiritual and personal growth paths: Crystal Readings for Vibrant Living; Feng Shui for personal tranquility; Sacred Movements for a disciplined life; Gentle Touch Energy Healer. She resides in California in her own personal wellness center and sanctuary. Visit her at Selfgrowth.com