Your Sun, Moon and Rising Signs
Your Ascendant is Taurus
Your Ascendant (or Rising Sign) reveals the ways in which you present yourself to others, as well as the ways in which you immediately respond to the world around you. As such, it describes the ways in which we project ourselves out into the environment as well as the kinds of experiences we need to have in order to make life meaningful.
The combination of Sun, Moon and Ascendant describe what you want (Sun), what you need (Moon), and the style in which you will go about getting it (Ascendant).
Planetary Ruler: Venus
With Taurus Rising, you may prefer the slow and steady approach to life. Taurus is a practical and conservative sign. Wherever possible, you will feel most comfortable moving forward in a methodical, systematic way. Unless there are other more impulsive qualities in your chart, you are likely to be pragmatic and cautious. Your rising sign is not known for its’ love of change and so, you may tend to avoid trying anything new or untested until you absolutely must. You are likely to seek comfort over risk. Accordingly, life is best approached as a series of steps to be taken one by one, with plenty of rest stops along the way.
PEACE AND LOVE
Taurus Rising often gives a kind, graceful and gentle disposition. You are likely to be peace-loving, easygoing and therefore well-liked. Gardening, cooking, beauty, art, dance or music may be important for you. Taurus is a very aesthetic sign. You are naturally drawn to comfort, security and harmony wherever possible. Your natural state is likely to be placid and warm, though you may become surprisingly enraged when provoked too far.
You are also likely to be sensually oriented and respond strongly to bodily impulses. This quality should be cultivated and refined. Enjoying your senses without becoming gluttonous key. You may have a tendency to enjoy food, wine and relaxation, as well as sexual activity, whenever possible. Yet too much of a good thing is worse than none at all. Your ability to enjoy the good things in life will decrease if taken to excess. Ill health can ensue as a direct consequence of over indulgence.
As a lover, you may need lots of stimulation and activity, yet may not be good at instigating change. Accordingly, it is important to have a partner who can match your sexual appetite. Open sexual expression is a key to emotional balance, and very important with Taurus rising. Celebrating your body is essential for a balanced sense of self-worth.
There may also be tendencies toward jealousy and possessiveness within relationships that need to be curbed. Understanding the destructive side of your emotional nature is needed. Problems in relationship are often signs that your life has become too rigid, and that it is time to free yourself from a rut. The irony here is that you are probably drawn to people who seem intense and catalytic, and they may bring many disruptions into your life. This serves the purpose of forcing you into emotional upheavals, which stimulates the need for growth
You are likely to be fairly consistent in your views, and may be considered fixed in values – either around material needs (possessions), or emotional concerns (the things you hold dear). You may be set around your ideas for the future, and what you believe you need to do to get there. On the one hand, this can make you reliable and focussed. On the other, it can mean you stubbornly resist anything that does not meet preconceived ideas.
The famed Taurean stubbornness means you are unlikely to budge. You can hold on to a situation, state of mind, or object for far too long, just to prove your resistance to change. In this case, learning when to be constant and hold on to something versus when to release becomes paramount. You need comfort and security. Yet care must be taken not to become too rigid, with a one-track view of how your life must proceed.
THE EASY PATH
In addition, there may be a tendency toward laziness or indolence. Usually, Taurus rising prefers an easy, and at times plodding, approach to life. This can be problematic when your preferred pace does not really match the situation at hand, or when those you share your life with need you to react with more urgency.
Comfort, stability and security may have been hallmarks of your early childhood experiences. The importance of developing wealth, securing your financial interests, and having “things” may have been strongly ingrained by the family structure. This can lead to an overly material focus, and subsequent fear of change. You may be require to undergo lessons around letting go. Your task is to maintain stability, whilst moving with the times.