Archetype: The Earth Spirit, The Silent One, The Musician
Planetary Ruler: Venus
Evolutionary needs, strategies, and motivation: Taurus energy is earthy, rooted in nature, and practical. It calls us to listen to our instinctual signals and tune into the body. Taurus seeks peace, love, silence, simplicity, serenity, and comfort. Creating a comfortable, safe home with resources (money) that support our needs is a Taurus motivation.
Taurus energy in motion: Taurus is associated with the body and is highly sensual. Taurus energy calls us to pay attention to our animal nature. Eating when you are hungry and sleeping when you are tired are Taurus motivations. You may activate this energy by being present in your body while engaging in physical activities, body/mind practices, massage, or any body-based experience. Taurus energy also loves to lose itself in music. Quietly listening to music or playing a musical instrument engages this energy. Taurus has an innate connection to nature and animals. Going on a hike, spending time in quiet reflection on the beach, or taking care of animals engages this energy. You may feel this energy in motion as you slowly and peacefully walk outdoors. Pay attention to how the sun feels on your skin and the fresh air coming into your body. Let everything in nature become a sensual feast. Taurus energy invites us to calm down, become silent, and relax.
Shadow: Rigidity, Stubbornness, Inability to express yourself, and Materialism
Body Part Association: Neck, Throat
Crystals and Stones: Emerald, Carnelian
Herbs and Foods for Venus: Thyme, Burdock Root, Yarrow, Beans, Cherries, and Lentils
Yoga Pose: Lotus Pose Variation
Affirmation: I am home in my body. In am one with silence. My natural instincts guide my path. I am grounded in nature.