Astrology Basics: Taurus Ascendant/Rising
Updated: Feb 12, 2020
Your rising sign is entirely different from your sun sign, moon sign, or any of your other placements. The rising sign is the first impression that you give to the world. I like to call the rising sign the mask that we wear, so this is the person that you show to people when they first meet you, however, it is not necessarily the person that you are. Our rising sign traits shine through us more than what our sun sign or our moon sign does.
In the case of a Taurus rising, it will mean that to other people, you will come across as very stable, slightly slow, and by that, I mean that you prefer to take your time, and you dont rush into things. You like to think things through thoroughly, and you can be incredibly stubborn aswell.
To other people, it seems impossible to get you to change your mind, and you will appear very stuck and set in your ways of doing things, as well as stuck in your way of thinking. A Taurus rising loves to surround themselves with beautiful things, beautiful smells, beautiful sounds, and even good-looking people and decorations. The reason for this is because Taurus represents the five senses, which are the sense of smell, sight, touch, hearing, and taste. As a Taurus rising, you will likely want to make sure that the environment that you are in pleases your senses. You detest going to a place that is visually ugly, smelly. This will instantly put you off because anytime one of your senses is stimulated in the wrong way, it affects you very severely, and it affects your entire constitution.
You always want to be surrounded by comfort, things that you love, and things that please your senses and give you enjoyment. You do not enjoy experiencing unsettling situations and also despise anything unplanned or unexpected. You are inclined to live a life of routine and to want to follow some structure in your day to day life that will help keep you sane. Whenever the structure of your day to day life is thrown out of place, it frustrates you. The only way for you to feel stable and grounded is when there is a structure in your life. To other people, it can also seem that you have a lot of money because Taurus rising people do enjoy exhibiting an image of affluence, and high material success. You enjoy surrounding yourself with beautiful expensive things that are of quality. Due to Taurus ruling over the five senses, you want to make sure that your senses are always being stimulated, and the best way to do this is to surround yourself with the highest quality items you can find.