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Taurus ( 21st April–21st May )
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Opposite Sign: Scorpio
Ruling Planet: Venus

Mutable Sign. Very earthy, quiet, affectionate, patient, stable, determined and practical, stubborn and resistant to change.


Emerald is your birthstone. The name Emerald comes from the Greek smaragdos meaning "green stone" and probably referred, in fact, not just to Emeralds, but to all or many green gems. Emerald boasts a great deal of folklore. It was used as a burnt offering, a symbol of St. John, and supposedly was a poison antidote, a cure for fevers and epilepsy, eye relief (due to the exceptional color), a cure for dysentery and leprosy, a cure for ophthalmia and bleeding, a cure for stomach problems (when laid on the stomach), and a good laxative. For Taurus wearing an Emerald will insure loyalty and improve memory. Emerald is the anniversary gemstone for the 20th, 35th and 55th year of marriage.


Sapphire is your zodiac stone. Prized since ancient times, Sapphire has been called the Gem of the Heavens. Persians believed the earth rested on an enormous Sapphire and the sky reflected its beautiful color. Sapphire was thought to give the wearer strengthened vision, including visions of the future. When touched against the eye, it removed impurities and restored sight. Sapphire was believed to halt black magic and evil spirits. It was held to be a symbol of truth and constancy.


Garnet is your talisman stone. The name Garnet is derived from the Latin word granatum (pomegranate); this alludes to the Garnet's color and seed-like crystal formation. Garnet has been treasured for thousands of years. This lovely red stone was once thought to cure fever and promote good health. Garnet was worn for protection when traveling.


Agate is your mystical stone. Legend has it that Agate guarded the wearer from all dangers and endowed the wearer with a bold heart. Wearing Agate was believed to cure insomnia and thought to insure pleasant dreams.


Diamond is your planet stone. The Diamond is considered the greatest of stones, revered throughout the ages for its great beauty, and strength, and also for its powerful positive spiritual and physical influences. The Diamond is said to enhance the wearer with charm and beauty.

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Smithsonite is your lucky charm stone.

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