Sign Combinations: Sun in Taurus and Aries Ascendant
Two people with the same Sun sign will share some similar traits. However, not all Taurus Sun individuals present the same way, and that’s where their Ascendant sign (or Rising sign) comes into play.
The Sun sign is also modified by the Sun’s aspects and house position, and a full interpretation of a person’s natal chart can be illuminating. However, Sun-Ascendant combinations can reveal interesting differences (and similarities) between people born under the same Sun.
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What does it mean to have the Sun in Taurus AND an Aries Ascendant?
Sun in Taurus – Aries Ascendant Combination
Earthy personality with a fiery vibe.
Has both initiative and persistence–a powerful combination! Not one to take advice.
The Taurus Sun with an Aries Ascendant combination is one of multitudes. With the energetic, loud, and daring Aries Ascendant, these types of Tauruses come across as extremely fiery. At their core, however, they are much more laidback and down to earth than they initially appear.
These Tauruses exude confidence (whether they feel it or not), and they may even come across as a bit intimidating due to their hotheaded exterior and quick reactions.
An Aries Ascendant gives people the impression that they are highly independent and self-reliant. That, along with the Aries traits of ambitiousness and competitiveness, makes for someone who always seems willing and able to take on a challenge.
Paired with a Taurus’ ability to push through and patiently commit to the work they start, this makes for a person who can take on a lot of work and really take the job all the way to the end. They are hard workers, love a challenge, and are only satisfied once they complete what they start. They have an optimistic energy about them that makes people believe in their vision while also maintaining the Taurus quality of being very realistic, meaning that their goals are very attainable.
Although Tauruses are naturally very patient and rational, the Aries Ascendant may lead others to think they are more impatient and impulsive than they actually are. As such, Taurus Sun/Aries Rising people appear more scattered, have a bit of a low attention span and swap topics of conversation quickly, and may seemingly jump into new things too quickly.
However, with Taurus at their core, they’re much more practical and purposeful than they appear. As impulsive as they may seem, their actions usually have a well-thought-out purpose.
Although their mannerisms and way of speaking may make people assume they are impatient, they are incredibly patient in the long run.
The Aries in this combination pushes the typically more reactive Taurus into being more proactive and direct about what they want. Tauruses love their routines and highly prioritize their comfort, and they are shameless about their desire to live life the way they please. This Taurus-Aries combination, honest to a fault, will not be shy to set clear boundaries when people try to disrupt their routines and lifestyle in any way.
With the quick-tempered Aries Ascendant and a Taurus’ natural stubbornness, they may more easily get into arguments that are hard to resolve.
With an Aries Ascendant comes the appearance that these Tauruses are up for anything. They may strive to appear very spontaneous and impulsive, but in actuality, they are much more relaxed and set in their ways.
While they’re naturally resistant to change, the Aries Ascendant may get into situations that disrupt their routine more than they would like.
Similarly, the Aries Ascendant makes them seem flaky and unreliable due to the image they portray, when they really are incredibly steady and reliable. They may surprise people with how committed and dependable they are.
Key Traits of this combination
You will find most or all of the following traits, depending on how the natal chart is configured:
- Confident and somewhat intimidating
- Uninterested in guidance, instruction, or suggestion
- Stubborn af
If the Taurus Sun-Aries Rising person has the Sun in the 2nd house of their natal chart, they’re security-oriented, and while they do like to make things happen, they also have strongly attractive properties. Impulsive purchases are likely, especially in their youth, but as they mature, they’ll work hard to secure their lives. They have great instincts for money, things, and business once they get themselves established.
If, instead, the Taurus Sun is in the 1st house, they’re a little more adaptable (although still self-focused and stubborn). This is an especially enterprising position–they’re ready for action.
Whichever is the case, the Taurus-Aries person’s Venus and Mars positions will tell more of the story, refining the picture further.
Likes: being first but will wait if waiting means a bigger prize; being self-reliant.
Dislikes: being told what to do, receiving unsolicited advice or guidance.
What’s the difference between the Sun and Ascendant sign?
Your Taurus Sun sign traits are your core personality characteristics. When someone meets you for the first time, they more likely see your Aries Ascendant attributes. After getting to know you further, they’ll recognize both Taurus and Aries.
- Different elements: Taurus is an earth sign (Earth signs are grounded, earthy, and practical) and Aries is a fire sign (Fire signs are fiery, assertive, and impulsive).
- Different modes: Taurus is a fixed sign (Fixed signs are determined and resist change) and Aries is a cardinal sign (Cardinal signs are proactive and controlling).
- Incompatible elements and different modes: The Earth of Taurus is incompatible with the Fire of Aries. These people can feel that their image or mannerisms are very different than their core personality, which can cause some misconceptions and misunderstandings. People might often be surprised to learn that the Taurus-Aries isn’t quite like they first appeared.
Taurus Sun Sign
There is something very solid about Taurus natives, no matter what the rest of their charts say about them. Though they are dependable most of the time, this generally shows itself more in habit than in outright helpfulness.
Taurus natives are sensual folk–and this includes sex, but extends to pleasures in all areas: they delight in the sensual pleasures of food, a comfortable blanket, a richly colored aquarium to look at, the smell of flowers or spring rain, pleasing melodies coming from their stereos, and so forth… Read more about Taurus Sun.
The Taurus Sun sign is connected with powerful symbols and other associations. Read more about Taurus Sun Symbols.
How does an Taurus Sun match with other Sun signs? See Taurus Sun Compatibility.
People with Aries Ascendants are direct and quick. Their first instinct is to do, rather than think. Planning ahead? Forget it. Aries rising simply charges forward without much ado.
This position does not make a person aggressive. Forthright, yes, but aggression is too strong a word for these natives. They have a youthful, direct manner that sees what it wants and generally goes for it. At the same time, there isn’t any malice in their intent.
Some Aries rising people are competitive, but they generally put most of the pressure on themselves. These people love to come out ahead in all that they do. They get ready quickly, walk quickly, and have little patience for dilly-dallying. Their temper is quick, too. It’s also quick to disappear…Read more about Aries Rising (Aries Ascendant).
Read your Aries Ascendant Horoscope.
Sun in Taurus/Aries Ascendant Horoscopes
Which horoscope should I read?
If you have the Sun in Taurus and Aries Ascendant, you can read one or both of the signs in each category:
For yearly horoscopes, select Taurus and Aries on these pages:
Many people prefer to read one or the other–either their Sun sign or Ascendant sign–but others read both.
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