Grab your snacks and a cozy blanket because Taurus season is upon us! Taurus is an Earth sign ruled by Venus and falls between April 20 and May 20 at a time when the Earth is in full bloom and we can focus our energy on stability, grounding, and manifesting abundance. Taurus loves comfort, Taurus loves money and everything that has to do with the Earthly, physical realm. Taurus rules the neck, mouth, jaw, shoulders and throat so this is a great time for us to take the steps to ground our energy and support the throat chakra. Mainly it’s going to be your job to decide what to say and how/when to say it. Are you oversharing where you should be listening? Are we building or breaking with our words?
In spiritual hygiene the neck and shoulders are a part of our first intuition zone which is connected to the absorption of outside energies. Our heads, specifically the top of our heads or “Orí” in Yoruba, are receptive and absorbent. Protecting your energy is going to mean incorporating a spiritual hygiene ritual that helps you manage and maneuver through weird vibes, anxiety, and people-hang overs.
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Taurus is a fixed sign and is known for being stubborn like a bull, but we can also use these energies toward our advantage. Because yes, a bull is stubborn but isn’t that also called perseverance? Perspective is everything, so it’s time for us to buckle down on the things we need to work through and find a way to do so gracefully.
Crystals like blue lace agate, lapis lazuli, and aquamarine can help balance and heal the throat chakra. You can wear them as jewelry or carry them with you.
For many of us with Taurus and other fixed placements Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio-- being careful with our words and communication is going to be key. And we cannot forget that Mercury will be retrograde from April 21st to May 14th and we will be having a transformational solar eclipse in the sign of Aries on April 20th. Taurus season is starting off strong and we are still in the beginning of the astrological new year so Taurus energy might be the push you need to stay the course and keep moving towards the new and unexplored stages of your life. It’s healing time bbs, and if you’re ready to get started and set spiritual and energetic goals, I’m booking limpias and readings.
The jaw and venus are both connected to the pelvis, so loosening the jaw, neck, and hips with stretching and yoga would be beneficial. (My Goodbye Evil Eye spray also helps with this) Grounding the root chakra with either limpias, baños, teas, and steams is especially important for this season too. This is where herbal allies come to the rescue and it’s important that we focus on cultivating relationships with the elements we choose to partner with. It’s not just the actions and properties of the plant but the spirit of the plant that helps us too, so generating respect and reverence for plant allies is necessary.
Here are 4 plant allies you can work with this Taurus season that will help you get through these challenging astrological times. They’ve done wonders for me and they might help you too.
Common Name: Peppermint
Latin Name: Mentha by piperita
Planetary influence: Mercury, Fire
Energetic Quality: Pungent, cool
Magical Properties: Love, healing, abundance, protection
The energetic quality of peppermint is cooling and stimulating. It has a refreshing and invigorating effect on the body, making it a popular herb for supporting digestion, respiratory health, and mental clarity. The planetary correspondence for peppermint is Mercury the planet of communication, intellect, and commerce. Peppermint's cooling and stimulating qualities make it an excellent herb for supporting clear communication and mental focus, which are important for success in business and other Mercury-related endeavors.
- Use dried or fresh mint tea to support clear headed decision making before you speak or have to have communications that have to do with commerce and business. It has a cooling effect that can help soothe inflammation and irritation in the throat. Additionally, drinking mint tea can help you reduce stress, allowing you to communicate more effectively and manifest abundance.
- Sprinkle dried mint on your candle work or on a written affirmation to promote making that money and to call in abundance.
Common Name: Thyme
Latin name: Thymus vulgaris
Planetary Influence: Venus, water
Energetic quality: Spicy, pungent, warm
Magical Properties: Time travel, protection, purification, courage
The energetic quality of thyme is warming and invigorating. It has a stimulating effect on the body and is often used to support respiratory health, digestion, and immunity.
The planetary correspondence for thyme is Venus. In traditional astrology and herbalism, Venus is associated with love, beauty, and harmony. Thyme's warming and stimulating qualities make it an excellent herb for promoting circulation and vitality, which are important for overall health and well-being. It can be burned for purification and thyme's antibacterial and antifungal properties make it a useful herb for promoting healthy skin and fighting infections.
- Sinuses and throat need relief from allergies? Try a thyme face steam with fresh thyme and boiling water. Remove the pot from the stove and/or fire before steaming your face. You can use that thyme water as a mouth rinse to fight tooth decay and fungal infections or do a thyme limpia pour the cold liquid over your head in the shower to keep the negative vibes away.
- Sprinkle thyme on your protection or love related candle work.
Common Name: Loquat
Latin Name: Eriobotrya japonica
Planetary Influence: Venus
Energetic Quality: Cooling and Moistening
Magical Properties: Luck, Endurance, Beauty, Protection, Healing, Abundance.
In Chinese medicine, loquat is used for its healing properties. It is an expectorant that helps with respiratory and digestive issues and to promote overall health and well-being. Loquat can be used in healing rituals and spells to promote physical and emotional healing. The energetic quality of loquat is cooling and moistening. It is commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to help clear heat and phlegm from the body, making it a popular remedy for respiratory and digestive issues. The planetary correspondence for loquat is Venus, which is associated with love, beauty, and harmony. Because Loquat flowers in the autumn and winter and the fruit ripens in the spring, the loquat symbolizes endurance, overcoming adversity, and luck. The bright yellow color of the ripe fruit is also said to symbolize gold or wealth. Loquat's cooling and moistening properties make it an excellent herb for promoting healthy skin and mucous membranes, which are important for maintaining beauty and harmony in the body.
- Consume loquat while repeating “I am ageless and timeless, I will be beautiful for eternity.” Or repeat “I attract love and relationships that are for my highest good” to enhance physical beauty and attract a lover.
- Enjoy loquat fruit, syrups and jellies while resonating on your sacral and root chakra. What emotions are you storing in your hips, sacrum and pelvis? Ask the spirit of Loquat to help you heal it.
Common Name: Dandelion
Latin Name: Taraxacum officinale
Planetary Influence: Jupiter
Energetic Quality: Bitter, Drying, sweet, and Cooling
Magical Properties: expression, communication, truth telling, emotional resilience, luck
Dandelion is believed to have strong divinatory and psychic properties. It is said to enhance intuition and psychic abilities, making it a popular herb for use in divination and spiritual practices. Dandelion has really been a game changer for me in terms of how it’s aided me in putting my feelings into words. This communication smoother has been a bright and fiery support for my solar plexus and self confidence. I’ve been able to overcome insecurities that I carried as a teen and tap into my emotional resilience. Dandelion is associated with the planet Jupiter, which is the planet of wealth and prosperity. This Jupiter energy flower will align with the solar eclipse in Aries which is a Jupiter ruled fire sign.
- Blowing dandelion seeds off a dandelion puff while making a wish can help make that wish come true. Dandelion can also be used in spells and rituals to manifest desires, financial success and good fortune.
- Make your own dandelion spray for self confidence, better communication, and luck by simply adding dried dandelion flowers to an alcohol base like Kolonia 1800 or Bacardi. Or you can buy Dandelion Essence Spray I have in my shop that’s infused with citrine crystals.
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