Taurus people are shrewd folk apt to be wealthy in life, and birthstones for Taurus have been identified for centuries. These Taurus birthstones act as charm or lucky stone for Taurus, to strengthen the physically active person, as well as infuse emotional wellness into his earthy nature. Do you know the different lucky stones for Taurus? Here is a list of Taurus gemstones.
- Main: Sapphire
- Alternate: Amber & Rose quartz
- Hindu: Rose quartz
- Planetary: Aventurine & Emerald
- Talismanic: Garnet
Besides being recognized as the main birthstone for Taurus, sapphire is also the traditional birthstone for April in the old Arabic, Hebrew, Italian, Roman and Russian calendar, as well as the May birthstone in the mystical Tibetan calendar. This Taurus birthstone consists of varieties of corundum, which when red is called ruby.
Sapphire is believed to bring inner peace and spiritual enlightenment; hence, the Taurus stone enlivens the Taurus souls, who are inclined to focus on material pleasures and possessions. The Taurus gemstone is even thought to counteract depression.
Amber has also been identified as main Taurus birthstone. This Taurus gemstone is not really a stone, but fossilized resin, which may be yellow or green. The Taurus stone is believed to enhance luck, as well as physical strength, helpful in supporting the Taurus’ person practical ventures. This gemstone for Taurus is also thought to bring success in matters of love and healing.
Another birthstone for Taurus both in Western and Hindu astrology is the rose quartz. This Taurus birthstone is the pink variety of quartz, ranging in color from pale pink to rose red. The Taurus stone is believed to heal mind and emotions, easing pain, anxiety and fear. This Taurus gemstone is also thought to bring love, whether romantic, friendly or self-love. See also Rose Quartz: Stone of Fertility.
Besides being mentioned as astrological birthstone for Taurus, emerald is a precious stone associated with Venus, the ruling planet of Taurus, and is hence the planetary stone for Taurus. This Taurus birthstone is the green variety of beryl, which also occurs in yellow and red. The Taurus stone is said to bring emotional well-being, bestowing emotional strength to the stubbornly earthy nature of the Taurus zodiac sign.
Another stone associated with Venus, and hence planetary gemstone for Taurus, is aventurine. This Taurus birthstone is a variety of quartz characterized by a platy luster, and occurs commonly in green, though yellow and blue are also available. This particular Taurus stone, like the stones before it, is believed to bring emotional and spiritual healing. Possibly even more interesting to Taurus-born people, the Taurus gemstone is also believed to strengthen luck, and has been popularly used by gamblers. See also Green Aventurine: Stone of Luck.
Garnet is the talismanic birthstone for Taurus. Talismans are amulets or other pieces of jewelry believed to give its wearer magical powers. Taurus talisman is engraved on garnet. This Taurus birthstone consists of beautiful gemstones occurring in different colors, including red, green and yellow. The Taurus gemstone is believed to enhance strength and healing.
Other Taurus Stones
There are other gemstones identified as lucky stones for Taurus, but also belong as birthstone to other zodiac sign. Turquoise is said to be a Taurus birthstone, but the same stone is prominently associated with Sagittarius. Western astrology also adds coral to the list of Taurus gemstones, but I personally don’t advocate the destruction of coral reef to make jewelry, so I haven’t spoken at length about this particular Taurus stone.
Vedic astrology has its own set of gemstones for Taurus, and its Taurus birthstones are also shared with other zodiac signs. Topaz is described as Taurus birthstone in Indian astrology, but the same stone is most closely associated with Sagittarius in the same system of astrology, as well as in Western astrology. Tiger’s eye has also been mentioned as Taurus gemstone, but likewise belongs to other zodiac signs, namely Leo, Aquarius and Gemini. Sodalite is another lucky stone for Taurus in Hindu astrology, though the stone is the birthstone of Sagittarius, Libra and Virgo at the same time.
There are other stones out there that contemporary people would tell you are Taurus birthstone. It comes down to your judgment if you accept these stones as indeed Taurus gemstones. The modern gemstones for Taurus include aquamarine, agate, azurite, carnelian, lapis lazuli, crystal quartz, kyanite, kunzite, rhodonite, selenite and variscite.