More on Taurus Ascendant, Rising Sign
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- Taurus Ascendant (Rising Sign) description
- Taurus Ascendant (Rising Sign) with ruling planet, Venus, in the signs.
- Alternate descriptions of Taurus Rising
- Famous People with Taurus Rising
Slow, steady, and capable are adjectives that we can safely attach to individuals born with a Taurus Ascendant. These natives have tremendous stamina and staying power. They’re often quite loyal to those they care about. Although they generally don’t come on strong, they have personal presence; and they fairly radiate stability.
The sign on the Ascendant generally reveals how people start anything new. Taurus, by nature, is resistant to change. It can be difficult to sway Taurus rising natives–they’re often rather stubborn and fixed in their ways. Their first responses are to feel things out, not in the way a Pisces might attune to their environment, but in the realm of the five senses. They have well-developed sense of smell and touch, and respond to the material world. Theirs is a practical approach to life. Security is one of their foremost considerations before undertaking anything new.
Taurus rising natives are often quite cautious and careful. With a fixed sign on the Ascendant, they are not known for their flexibility. Rather, they possess determined single-mindedness.
More than most, Taurus rising prefers the “good things” in life. Self-indulgence can be a weakness for many with this Ascendant. Often collectors in some way, Taurus rising natives place a lot of value on their material possessions.
Taurus rising individuals prefer to dress in quality clothes with a comfortable feel to them. They are rarely ostentatious in their presentation. Many have strong and sturdy physiques.
Often rather possessive in partnership, these natives won’t easily break up their relationships. Although they are not particularly jealous, they view their partners as their personal property. Intensity and loyalty are especially important to Taurus rising natives. These are highly sensual people who prefer the comforts that a one-to-one, stable partnership offers. Although Taurus rising individuals value harmony and calm, their partnerships may be on the passionate side.
Taurus rising natives are often very comforting to be around. They have a stability about them that is soothing, and an inner harmony that is attractive.
The Ascendant (or rising sign) is often considered the mask one wears when meeting others. Perhaps it is most aptly thought of as the automatic responses to one’s environment. The Ascendant shows our natural defenses and how we cope with day-to-day issues. The energies of the sign and condition of the Ascendant are most overt and obvious to others. The Ascendant shows an individual’s first, natural reaction to new people and situations.
The characteristics of Taurus Ascendant described above are modified by planets conjunct the Ascendant, planets that aspect the Ascendant, and the position of the ruling planet of the sign on the Ascendant. For example, a person with a Taurus Ascendant with its ruling planet, Venus, in Sagittarius will respond to the environment a little differently than another person, also with a Taurus Ascendant, but whose Venus is in Scorpio. Similarly, a person with a Taurus Ascendant who also has Saturn conjunct it will “behave” differently than someone with a Taurus Ascendant who does not have that aspect.
Taurus Rising with Venus (Ruler of Taurus) in the Signs
The following interpretations incorporate the position, by sign, of Venus, the ruling planet of Taurus. The sign position of Venus modifies your Taurus Ascendant characteristics. These interpretations are from the Karmic Insight Report, and are written from an esoteric viewpoint.
The point that was on the eastern horizon at the moment of your birth is called the ASCENDANT, or rising sign. While the Sun describes your conscious direction and current life focus, and the Moon your subconscious predisposition and past, the Ascendant indicates a way of being that transcends and embraces past, present, and future. It describes the way you engage and merge with the outer world and how you bring through into life the energies depicted by the Sun, the Moon, and the rest of your birth chart. Everything is filtered through the Ascendant from an esoteric point of view. It indicates your soul’s function and thus a key part of your destiny.
Taurus Rising – General
Your soul function is to patiently nurture into fruition your own and others’ talents, ideas, gifts, and creative impulses, to bring them to earth and give them a “body” or a tangible form. You are practical, a stabilizer, a grounding force, deliberate, methodical and steady. You prefer to be thorough rather than fast. When out of balance, you are immovable, and may feel heavy or stuck. Ruled by Venus, you work through the principles of pleasure and attraction. You do what you enjoy and want to enjoy what you do. You like to please your senses, to take your sweet time, to appreciate what you have. You may struggle with issues of appetites and consumption, or a lazy side of your nature. Unless other factors in your chart indicate otherwise, you do not go after what you want very aggressively. Rather, you attract what you need or wait for it to come to you at the right time, and this is a key to fulfilling your destiny, as long as you do not degenerate into lazy inertia. An attunement to nature and the earth is part of your soul function also.
Taurus Rising and Venus in Aries
Your Venus is in Aries, so contrary to what was implied above, you need quite a bit of action to feel fully alive. You are attracted to creative, driven, somewhat volatile people, to relationships full of drama and heat, to bold aesthetics. Conflicts in relationships due to selfishness (yours or theirs) are also part of the picture, through which you are intended to learn about love and your essential values.
Taurus Rising and Venus in Taurus
Your Venus is in Taurus as well. You respond strongly to physical charm and beauty, and are meant to bring it forth and express it in some way, perhaps through the arts or working with the beauty of the natural world (plants, flowers, gems). Unless there are some very strong, dynamic counterbalancing forces in your birth chart, you are peaceable and rather placid, slow to unfold or to respond. You move at your own unhurried pace, love the simple pleasures of life, and bring a quality of loving kindness into the world.
Taurus Rising and Venus in Gemini
Your Venus is in the light, airy, sociable and playful sign of Gemini. You are meant to circulate, meet and talk to people, promote communication and affection between people. Teaching children, raising children, or counseling children and parents is an important part of fulfilling your destiny.
Taurus Rising and Venus in Cancer
Your Venus is in the nurturing, devoted sign of Cancer giving you a great deal of motherly feeling or family feeling towards the people in your environment. Home comfort and sweet domesticity are important to you. You need to have a sense of permanence and continuity with the past to fulfill your destiny, so owning a home or a special piece of land may also be important. Whatever you do is done with a lot of tender loving care.
Taurus Rising and Venus in Leo
Your Venus is in the warm-hearted and self-dramatizing sign of Leo, so you are not content to simply be, or to passively enjoy what life brings. You are meant to radiate and actively express your love, creativity, sense of beauty and generosity. Wealth and largesse are also part of your life pattern. You must guard against self-indulgence, over attachment to luxury and confusing personal worth with material success. Too much pampering will spoil you.
Taurus Rising and Venus in Virgo
Your Venus is in the refined, meticulous, humble sign of Virgo. You do your work with quiet devotion and careful attention to those small details that make the difference between fine quality and mediocrity. You strive for perfection. What you do may not be very glamorous or even very visible, for you are meant to provide some sort of very practical, necessary, down-to-earth sort of service. Satisfaction in a job well done is a sign that you are truly fulfilling your function.
Taurus Rising and Venus in Libra
Your Venus is in the gracious and harmony-loving sign of Libra. Everything you do or are involved in must please your sense of aesthetics as well as conform to your ideals of cooperation, balance, harmony, and good form. You also have a gift for diplomacy, which is part of your soul function.
Taurus Rising and Venus in Scorpio
Your Venus is in Scorpio, a sign associated both with fate and karmic attraction in matters of the heart, and with the purification of your emotional nature. Compulsive desires, appetites, jealousy, possessive emotions and sexual or emotional manipulation of others for selfish ends are all part of the picture. Through the pain you feel you may learn to turn toward a more truly loving, refined way of being. Your emotional intensity can then be directed toward healing and deep empathy for others’ suffering.
Taurus Rising and Venus in Sagittarius
Your Venus is in the spirited and adventuresome sign of Sagittarius, so the above mentioned steadiness and immovability are much less so. This indicates a love of luxury and the finer things in life (which you attract rather easily) as well as a possible aversion for real work. Traveling for pleasure as well as for practical purposes is also part of your life pattern. You have a gift for entrepreneurship.
Taurus Rising and Venus in Capricorn
Your Venus is in the controlled, dignified, subtle sign of Capricorn. You value simple elegance, true quality, and things that endure. The urge to conserve and build up security and assets colors all that you do. You are not apt to act upon impulse where love or money is concerned. The love of pleasure mentioned above is moderated in your case by your sense of responsibility and industriousness.
Taurus Rising and Venus in Aquarius
Your Venus is in the idealistic, non-possessive, socially conscious sign of Aquarius, so while you do come across as a stable, reliable, substantial person, there is a definite streak of rebelliousness or unconventionality in you as well. You are very community minded and should function as an active participant and cohesive force in your community or group. Conveying and encouraging a spirit of brotherhood/sisterhood is part of your soul function. Beware of becoming extreme or fixed in dogma.
Taurus Rising and Venus in Pisces
Your Venus is in the romantic, imaginative, mystical sign of Pisces, so while you are practical, you are also a dreamer. Kind and tenderhearted, love rules you. It takes a great deal for you to turn against anyone. You are meant to bring the spirit of patient love, tolerance, and compassion into the world. When out of balance you become passive and slothful.
A Spiritual Interpretation of Taurus Rising
The following interpretation of Taurus Rising is from Your Spiritual Path Report.
“From the spiritual perspective you are expressing the power of desire on all levels of your being. On the subjective level you are able to communicate the intensity of your passion, whether it be in terms of your career, your relationships, or any project you undertake. You believe there is no point in doing something unless you do it well, and you strive for perfection in every area of your life. At the same time, you are constantly aware of your comfort zone, and may shy away from activities that present impossible challenge.
Throughout your life you will develop a personal style for expressing your desires, perhaps learning to moderate them, or perhaps learning more and more skillful means of satisfying them while also presenting a socially graceful face to the world. At the same time your spiritual yearnings lead you to the best expression of your being on this higher level. Finally, you learn to direct your will so that all efforts satisfy both your material desires and your spiritual aspirations. You may find from time to time that you are faced with this question: are my actions being driven by material desires, or am I following my spiritual aspirations? The answer helps to refine your awareness of your deepest motivations.
Proper care of the physical body is important for your spiritual expression. As you emphasize the wholeness and wellness of the physical body, you metaphorically focus on the wholeness and wellness of your spiritual being.
The neck and throat become a powerful physical focus for your expression. Because proper speech is so important to you, the organs of speech and the thyroid gland are your most valuable physical attributes. Voice training or other attention to the throat and throat chakra may be important to your development of clear communication. But first you need to listen, to others and to your inner voice.
You have the capacity to understand the duality of the material world and to penetrate the paradoxes that arise in your life. You can learn to see the ebb and flow of energies in your inner experience and in the outer world, and you understand that the attraction and repulsion of these energies leads to eventual synthesis. You perceive that sexual desire is one expression of duality on the physical level. The power of this duality provides the impulse to transcend mere physical desire and to discover the mystical union of forces. As you gain in experience, your sexual expression may deepen into the ritual of Tantra. Then you will feel the blossoming of spiritual awareness on a higher vibratory level.
Perhaps the greatest challenge you face is the transmutation of knowledge into wisdom. You have to develop spiritual awareness in order to go beyond stubborn attachment to personal desires. Your temper will give way to spiritually directed effort. Blind pursuit of self-interest will give way to a spiritual focus. Self-pity will give way to a concern for all humanity.”
Taurus Ascendant from the Cosmo Natal Report:
“You have a sensible and realistic outlook on life and your two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though you may, on occasion, have your head in the clouds). Others often see you as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. You are, in fact, amazingly consistent for you possess great powers of endurance and do not like to make changes or adjustments in your regular routine. You do things deliberately and methodically and do not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though you have a gentle, even soft, appearance, you are enormously strong-willed and stubborn. You go at your own pace and refuse to be rushed or pushed into anything before you feel sure about it. You can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love, or affection – but never forced. You won’t fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt to coerce you to do something you do not want to do.
When you have a purpose, you are extremely fixed, immovable, and bull-headed about it. Your obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make you flare up or respond to their anger. You appear calm, unruffled, and non-emotional most of the time, but behind your easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, you often win simply due to your relentless persistence, your ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for your slowness to make changes is your very strong need for security. You are most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and you also have a strong desire for tangible security – a home of your own, money in the bank, job-security, etc. The other side of your steadiness is that you easily get caught in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (be it job, marriage, or whatever) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
You have a keen appreciation of the natural world and get much happiness from simple creature comforts and the physical world, with all of its myriad delights. You are quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and you know how to enjoy yourself. You are appealing to others in an earthy way. You are also a great lover of beauty and your tastes are basically conventional or classic – not modern.”
Famous People with Taurus Rising:
Art Carney (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Scorpio)
Jean Cocteau (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Taurus)
Billy Crystal (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Taurus)
Sam Donaldson (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Aquarius)
Mia Farrow (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Aries)
Bo Derek (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Pisces)
Brendan Fraser (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Capricorn)
Kato Kaelin (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Aries)
Queen Latifah (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Aries)
Lee Iacocca (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Aquarius)
George Lucas (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Taurus)
Liza Minnelli (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Aries)
Nick Nolte (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Aquarius)
O. Henry (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Leo)
Tom Paxton (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Libra)
Bonnie Raitt (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Capricorn)
Dan Rather (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Scorpio)
Carl Sagan (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Scorpio)
Carlos Santana (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Cancer)
Maria Shriver (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Sagittarius)
Randy Travis (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Gemini)
Dionne Warwick (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Scorpio)
Sigourney Weaver (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Scorpio)
Serena Williams (Taurus Ascendant, Venus in Scorpio)
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