Sign of the Zodiac: Taurus
House of Zodiac: Second House
Dates of Transit: Enters 4/20, Departs 5/20
Elemental Association: Earth – Fixed
Ruling Planet: Venus/Terra
Rules: Throat and Neck, Larynx and Thyroid, Voice
We are always excited to find Taurus actively in the heavens as both my husband and I not only find Taurus favorably popping up in our natal horoscopes, but also have a slew of wonderful Taurus friends. The oils and herbs associated with Taurus are conveniently among our favorites as well…
Taurus aligns itself with stubborn, solid Earth energy. No surprise to find several grounding oils in Taurus’ corner including contemplative and earth-y Vetiver; it’s complex fragrance soothes, restores, strengthens, and anchors. In keeping with its sensualist nature, Taurus also aligns with rich and sensuous fragrances such as Cardamom and Ylang Ylang. Your Taurus will especially appreciate a thoughtfully balanced blend of essential oils–but make sure it isn’t too strong or out of balance! My personal recipe for Taurus oil has historically included 4 drops Vetivert, 4 drops Cinnamon Bark, 2 drops Cardamom, and 1 drop Ylang Ylang in two (2) ounces of carrier oil.
Among the more delicious and powerful herbs associated with Taurus you’ll find Mint, Coltsfoot, and Sage. As a Taurus myself, I know how Taurus energy can dig its heels in–much like Peppermint will stake its claim in a garden and not. let. go.
Looking to celebrate a Taurus in a compelling and relevant way? A premium meal, specially prepared from scratch, is the perfect way to appeal to their sensual and earthy nature. Create a delicious meal with seasonal foods featuring the flavor of fresh Sage.
Combine both ingredients in your food processor and chop until leaves are ground down, sage and salt are well combined, and salt is covered with the oil from the leaves. Use as a rub poultry, mix in mashed potatoes, add to scrambled eggs, and more. Enjoy!
If you prefer a sweet as opposed to savory recipe, you can always tempt your Taurus with this delectable Mint Chocolate Chip recipe.
Yields about 2 quarts
- 3 cups Fresh Peppermint, leaves only
- 2 cups Organic Heavy Cream
- 2 cups Organic Whole Milk
- 1 cup Organic Sugar
- Pinch of Sea Salt
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 4 Organic Egg Yolks
- 6 ounces Premium Dark Chocolate, nibs or shavings
Be sure to use only the leaves of the Peppermint as the stems can be bitter. Grind leaves with a mortar and pestle (best) or crush with a spoon to release their fragrant oil.
Whisk cream, sugar and salt in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Heat just until it begins to get hot, but not boiling–remove and add mint leaves. Cover quickly and let steep for 2-3 hours.
After steeping, strain out the leaves and bring to just under a simmer.
In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolks and a cup of the warm cream mixture. Whisk it all back into the saucepan and cook, stirring, until the custard reaches 170º to 174ºF. Add vanilla. Remove from heat, pour into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
Freeze in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions, adding chocolate chips, nibs, or shavings about halfway through. Freeze for at least four hours before serving. Enjoy!
Bless and blessed be!