Friday, May 1, 2009

Gift Giving through the Zodiac - Taurus

Taurus - The Bull
21 April - 21 May
- Earth Mother, Musician, Builder, Gardener

Taurus is the 2nd sign of the zodiac and is a fixed earth sign associated with the qualities of the planet Venus. In the astrological chart (or wheel) of 12 houses it is the ruler of the 2nd, the house of security, including money, possessions and partners. Since Taurus is ruled by Venus, planet of beauty, harmony and love, the 2nd house may also be associated with pleasure and the sensory realm.

The sun moves into Taurus at a time of the year when the seeds of Aries begin to grow. The energy associated with Taurus is about the manifestation of ideas into the material world. Taurus is represented by the bull, a powerful animal with slow and steady energy which has been looked upon as a fertility symbol since Paleolithic times. Of all the signs, Taurus is the most physical and they have an innate need to feel the world through their bodies. The touch of the earth through the fingers or under the feet, the tactile feel of clay shaping in their hands, touch is what resonates with the Taurean native.

People with a strong presence of Taurus in their charts: Sun in Taurus, Moon in Taurus, Taurus rising or other prominent influence in their astrology chart can have the following qualities:
practical, protector, endurance, possessive, intense, reliable, earth loving, materialistic, physical, steadfastness, slow, nurturing, sensual, stubborn, affectionate, self-centred, methodical, deliberate, strong, stable, responsible, patience, artistic, sexual, feminine, loves food

Possible Vocational calling:
Taureans do well in positions of trust and responsibility where they can use their practical skills such as in building, architecture, farming, horticulture or banking. With their artistic flair they also do well as jewellers, chefs, sculptors, clothing designers and ceramic artists. Many can be found in the music business. It is important for people born under this sign to have some sort of security in their careers because having sufficient money is usually important to them. Those who choose a career in the arts will often be challenged by the unpredictable income associated with this vocation.

Gifts for mothers:
Mothers Day is aptly placed in the time of Taurus the bull, nurturer and protector of Mother Earth.

This unusual piece of sea pottery has the image of a 60's style woman and was found on a Nova Scotia beach by Seaglassdesigns. 'She Said' comes on a sterling silver box chain and would be a lovely way of acknowledging the uniqueness of a special mother in your life. I loved the metaphor of this' earthmade' object tumbled by the ocean and washing up on the shore to begin a new life.

Ahhhhhhhhh...................I would love to receive a gift like this during the gardening season. Chances are the Taurean mother in your life is a gardener too and this goat milk soap has lot's of tactile and practical appeal. CarvelCountry Soapworks has made this special rich and creamy soap for gardeners including good stuff like lemongrass, shea butter, clay and coffee grains.

From the shop of our 'nicey' RikRak comes this earth and flowers quilted wallet made of repurposed vintage retro fabric. A perfect and practical gift for a Taurus woman and her 'money money money', business cards, credit cards or cell phone.

Green is one of the colours associated with Taurus. This exquisite pair of earrings from the shop of WildWomanJewelry are made with Boro glass and Czech glass beads as well as sterling silver.
I loved her description, so sensually earthy and feminine:
"The naked earth is warm with Spring,
And with green grass and bursting trees
Leans to the sun's kiss glorying,
And quivers in the sunny breeze."
~Julian Grenfell

This feature has been prepared for you by Morgen of Inkyspider Textile Designs and Kootsac re-usable bulk food bags.


laurabucci said...

Nice how there are ideas for Mothers. I like how you referred to rikrak as 'nicey'--it's so her.

Rhonda said...

ooo i like all these gift suggestions, i must have a little taurus in me :)

Wild Woman Jewelry said...

lovely ideas! thanks for including my earrings!

OffTheHooks/Crafty Ash said...

interesting collection of works, they are all very earthy- just like taurus'!

Alesha said...

I always enjoy your Zodiac posts Morgen but this one was my favorite as I am a Taurus. Thanks for another well written article!

minouette said...

Thank you! Always interesting to see your different intrepretations of each sign.

Enthral said...

These are awesome picks. :)