Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, moving from Aries assertive and self-centered perspective to one of awareness of our senses and the rhythms of nature; our values and self-worth; patience and grounding.
A great practice to get in touch with Taurus energy is to do a quick and easy ten minute meditation. Get relaxed, don’t worry so much about posture or correct breathing. Sit anywhere and in a way that makes you feel comfortable. Chose a favorite area of your home or a spot in nature that feels alive to you; somewhere that you enjoy being. After a few deep breaths, bring your focus to the sounds that grace this area, how they make you feel and why they might add to your enjoyment of this spot. After a couple of minutes of focusing on the noises in this place, switch to noticing how the temperature, any movement of air and the vibration through the room feel. Once you have made a connection to this, notice the smells. After a couple of minutes spent on each of those senses, try to allow your focus to encompass all and let them wash over you with their own rhythms.
Now that we’ve gone through this practice and felt the energy of Taurus, it’s time to learn where in your chart Taurus rules and how to better cultivate this sign’s senses into that area of your life. A hint, wherever this sign falls, you will be very stubborn. Read for both your Sun sign and rising sign to get a more comprehensive idea of your connection to Taurus.
Aries) Because you are naturally the first sign of the zodiac, every sign rules their natural house, meaning the sign that rules each house in your chart has very similar themes to the area it rules. Taurus rules your second house of earned income, personal resources, your values and how you budget. With Taurus here, you are very stubborn about your personal finances and may find it hard to share. On the upside, you have a great work ethic and understnd the value of a dollar and the value of your skill sets. You tend to understand how to make and save money (although being a rash Aries could counter your desire to save at times).
Gemini) Taurus rules your 12th house of behind the scenes activity, how you retreat, heal and connect to spirituality, inspiration, art and music. Your senses and sense of value are at their height when you are connected to the cosmic plane. You probably prefer spiritual experiences that you can touch, smell and feel. Your artistic styling and healing methods probably have a slow-burn method that is thorough and patient—and may bring you a better sense of value and income. You can tap into a feeling of self-worth with a long massage, luxurious bath and a meal filled with wine, slow cooked foods and loving laughter.
Cancer) Your 11th house of friends, networks, the industries your gravitate toward, your progressive nature and sense of humanity is ruled by Taurus. You probalby believe that everyone has the right to feel valued and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. You may gravitate toward financial or earthy industries and groups. You feel a strong connection to your sense of value and worth when connected to groups and friends that are pleasure loving, earthy and stable.
Virgo) Foreign travel, publishing, academic acclaim and ideals (religion, life philosophies and seeking) are areas that will bring you a sense of value and worth. You may dream of – or actually – luxuriate in grand haciendas, estates and castles abroad. Traveling the world in search of the best materials and imports could be a fabulous way to tap into your senses and cultivate better self-worth. You might enjoy publications and studying for degrees that are earth-y, sensual, financially savvy or tap into the luxury-driven side of life.
Scorpio) You tend to attract partners who have a very stable sense of self-worth and understand value and the small pleasures in life. Partnerships and relationships help you develop your own sense of worth and pleasure in life. In your own style of relating to people, you may be easy going yet stubborn, a touch thrifty and love to make others feel comfortable and grounded around you. You might make a better income or find more self-worth through partnerships.
Sagittarius) Taurus rules your 6th house of lifestyle or how you go about your day—including work duties and the processes you use to tackle tasks and how you maintain your health, wellness and style of organization. You might need to go about your days with a very slow-and-steady-wins-the-race style. You need to be surrounded by luxury, nature as well as have firm daily routines. Morning hikes and trail running are great health and wellness suggestions here, as natures rhythms will feed your soul, helping you feel grounded throughout the day. You could find more value and income in your life through luxury lifestyle, health and wellness avenues.
Aquarius) Your 4th house of roots, family and abode are ruled by Taurus. You probably enjoy a home that is filled with nature, luxury, comfort and that is pleasing to all of your senses with soft fabrics, natural colors and great aromas coming from the kitchen. You might have had a parent or guardian that was very pleasure centered and stubborn. Having a pleasing home could make you feel more value and self-worth as could creating some income through working with homes, home goods or food and clothing.
Pisces) Communication, transportation, domestic travel, siblings, your neighborhood, writing and reading: These are the 3rd house things that Taurus rules in your chart. You could connect to more self-worth and a stronger sense of value through communicating and moving around your local community. You need to touch and feel your hood and know that you have a tactile and strong place with neighbors, community and siblings. Your words and style of communicating could be quite textured and stubborn. You find great pleasure in conversing and connecting.