Ascendant in Taurus
Taurus Rising is steady and capable. They are stable and responsible, and they are loyal to the core to those they love. They radiate presence… there is no doubting when a Taurus Rising is in the room. Resistant to change, it can be hard work to convince this sign to try something new. They have a strong stubborn streak and become set in their ways. Before they try anything they must feel it out. Security is the most important thing in the world to them, so they don’t want to do anything that would jeopardize it.
Taurus Ascendant is careful and cautious. They can be inflexible and single-minded. Think more of the oak tree and less of the willow. They love the good things in life, and may tend towards the self-indulgent. Material possessions can be very important to them, and they may become collectors of some type of object. Taurus is an earth Sign and as you know, earth is normally stable, solid and fixed. Therefore, when Taurus is your Rising Sign, it brings a dislike of too many changes. Your stable and sometimes inflexible mind complements a settled and predictable existence, with the result that any sudden, erratic, unorthodox or unexpected changes, events or conditions upset your love of peace and harmony.
You are very thorough, methodical and persevering in your work, which means that you can be relied upon to do the right thing. Your conservative, pragmatic attitude tends to limit your vision and imagination, however, for this reason you may judge things from a purely materialistic point of view.
Being a very down-to-earth person, you prefer facts, logic and reality to pipe dreams, idealism and flights of fancy. However, if by chance your work brings you in touch with fantasy and the world of imagination, you will use it not because you believe in it but because of the financial returns and business success it can bring.
You have a naturally affectionate, deeply loving nature and, since Venus is the planet of the arts, you are almost certainly fond of music, color, and beauty in all its forms, paintings and artistic surroundings. You truly enjoy pleasure and living in luxury. You probably cannot resist lots of really good food. Because a regular amount of exercise and physical activity does not appeal to you, Taurus on the Ascendant gives a marked tendency to put on weight, especially in middle age.
Like the bull, you are slow to anger but, when finally stirred up, you are capable of violent outbursts and the most awesome fits of rage. There is no Sign of the Zodiac that can be more stubborn and determined to stay put than Taurus. This trait infuriates many people but, on the positive side, where sheer doggedness and constancy are desirable, you are supreme. Just watch that your stability does not drift into stagnation and your strength of character and determination become mere obstinacy.
Some of your troubles and difficulties in life could stem from your unreasonable resistance to change in matters of both human relationships and business. After all, strong prejudices are nothing more than fixed thoughts and opinions which control you and your if lifestyle To counteract this inflexibility, you must guard against allowing yourself to think and live in a groove. For there is no doubt that it is very easy for a person born with Taurus in the Ascendant to get into a rut and stay there. You are possessive of the things and the people you love because they give you a sense of security and you also derive much pleasure from collecting beautiful things. Because Taurus rules the neck and throat, there could sometimes be a problem with that part of the body or, alternatively, you may possess a distinctive voice for singing or speaking. With Taurus rising, you are likely to take a slow and steady approach to life. You will most likely prefer to deal with things in a methodical, careful and systematic way. Your approach could be considered both pragmatic and realistic. This sign is not known for its love of change, and with Taurus on the Ascendant, you may tend to avoid trying the new and untested until you absolutely must. With Taurus Rising, life is best approached as a series of steps to be taken one by one, with plenty of rests along the way. There is often a tendency to be quite fixed in values, either material values (about possessions), or emotional values (the things that one holds dear). You might be very fixed about you believe you need to own, and what you believe you need to do to get it. Or you may be very fixed about the ways that you feel something should be done, and what the correct protocol should be. Coupled with this, there may also be a tendency toward laziness or indolence, so that as long as your meadow is full of lush grass you are concerned with little else around you. 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. However the famed Tureen stubbornness means you are most unlikely to budge. You may hold on to a situation, state of mind, opinion or thing for far too long, just to prove your resistance to change. In this case, learning the lesson of when to hold to something, and when to release, becomes paramount. There is usually a strong need for comfort, security, and the achievement of tangible results. Yet care must be taken not to become too rigid or fixed in a one-track view of how that can be achieved. Comfort, stability and security may have been hallmarks of your early childhood experiences. The importance of developing wealth, securing one’s financial interests, and having “things” may have been strongly ingrained by the family structure. This may lead to an overly material emphasis, or alternately a fear of change, that again may require you to undergo lessons around letting go. Typically those with Taurus rising are kind, graceful and gentle people. You are likely to be peace-loving, easygoing and well-liked. Gardening, beauty, art, dance and music may be important to you, as Taurus is a very aesthetic sign. You are naturally drawn to comfort, security and peaceful experiences, so that usually you are gentle, placid and warm, though you may become deeply enraged when provoked too far. You may have a tendency to be conventional and sociable, with an easy going attitude to life. Your prime motive is comfort and security. At work, you make an exemplary employee, as you are likely to be capable and thorough, with a love of bringing into form something practical as well as beautiful. Taurus Rising people are very sensually oriented, and respond strongly to the bodily impulses. This aspect should be cultivated and refined. Enjoying the body without becoming gluttonous is the key. Thus there is often a strong tendency to indulge in food, wine and relaxation, as well as sexual activity whenever possible. Yet too much of a good thing is worse than none at all, for your ability to enjoy the good things in life will decrease through excess. As lovers, Taurus Rising people need lots of stimulation and activity, yet may not be so good at instigating change. Accordingly, it is very important to have a partner who can match your sexual appetite. Open sexual expression is a key to emotional balance, and is very, very important with Taurus rising. Acknowledging the body is essential to a balanced sense of self-worth. There may be tendencies toward great jealousy and possessiveness within relationships that need to be curbed. An understanding of the destructive side of the emotional nature is needed. Problems in relationship are often signs that life has become too rigid, and that it is time to free oneself from a rut, or change outworn habit patterns. You may unknowingly tend to take partners and the problems of the world for granted, as you are likely to be primarily concerned with the comfort available to you in your own immediate environment. The irony here is that Taurus rising people often draw to themselves persons who are potentially catalytic, and bring many disruptions into their lives. This serves the purpose of forcing you into emotional upheavals, in order to stimulate the need for change and growth. But on the whole, you are likely to have a warm and generous approach to life, with life treating you to the same.
Taurus Ascendant likes nice clothing with a soft feel to them. They prefer classic to overdone. Always appearing well dressed, they can look good when mowing the lawn. Physically, many of them are built sturdy and strong. Their love of fine food may work against them health-wise. This sign is also prone to throat problems, which in turn may extend up into the ear in the form of infections or earaches.
In relationships, Taurus Rising can be somewhat possessive, and they won’t easily break up with someone they have given their heart to. Some even view their partners as their own personal property. They are loyal to the ends of the earth once they have given their hearts. Taurus Ascendant is also very sensual… they love all the physical sensations. They prefer the comforts found in a long-term monogamous relationship, and the passion that can be found there.
Taurus Rising is a comforting presence. They are soothing for their stability, and have an attractive inner peace. At the same time, they are rather passive and long-suffering. If you want a Taurus Rising to do something, coaxing works much better than pushing. They appreciate those who observe the rules of etiquette and enjoy socializing.
Taurus Rising wants to see their success. The easiest way for them to do this is to receive compensation. They may have artistic talents or tastes, and charisma is often a characteristic of this sign. Many born with this Ascendant are artists or musicians… their voices are usually very pleasant. They may show off their tastes with designer labels, a beautiful home and a tasteful vehicle. On the other hand, Taurus Ascendant can be very shy, rude or anti-social. They may appear desperate to hang onto their youth, or conversely, have no interest at all in their physical appearance.
Taurus Rising can put you in your place if you have opinions in an area they are well-versed in. They will remain polite, but you will definitely know their opinion of you. They can hold out for a long time if there is a goal in mind… they can be tenacious. Paired with an amazing amount of patience, Taurus Ascendant will wait as long as needed to attain their goal.