The rising sign, or ascendant, is the Zodiac sign that was rising eastern of the horizon when a person was born. The ascendant is known as the mask one wears when meeting new people. It takes in both appearance and personality, which is why some may identify with their ascendant more than they do with their sun sign. The rising sign represents the first personality traits people exhibit naturally or in uncomfortable situations.
If you are unsure of what your ascendant is, calculate your birth chart to determine your rising sign. Time of birth is required.
Taurus ascendants are slow, steady, and capable people. Just like the Bull, these people have great stamina and staying power. They are very loyal to the ones they care about, and though they don't come off super strong, they have a stable, personal presence.
The rising sign rules how people start new things. Taurus rising, naturally, is resistant to change. It may be hard to sway a Taurus rising because they are fixed and sometimes stubborn in their ways. Their first response to new situations is to feel things out with their five senses. These people tend to have a good sense of touch and smell and they focus on the material world. A Taurus ascendant has a pragmatic approach to life. They need security in their new undertakings.
Taurus risings are very careful and cautious. As Taurus is a fixed sign, these people are not super flexible in new forthcomings. Taurus risings may self-indulge by becoming collectors in some way. They put quite a bit of value in their material possesions.
In terms of appearance, Taurus ascendants dress in quality clothing that is also comfortable. They are not very ostentatious in their looks; many have sturdy and strong physical appearances.
Taurus ascendants are often quite possessive in relationships and won't break up with their partners easily. Though they aren't very jealous, some view their partners almost as personal property. Loyalty and intensity is very important to Taurus rising people. They are very sensual and need a stable partnership. Although Taurus ascendants do need harmony and peace, partnerships may be more passionate for them.
Taurus risings are quite comfortable to be around. Their stability makes them soothing and the inner peace that they possessive is attractive.
It is important to note that the Taurus Ascendant is modified by the position of Venus in a person's chart. Calculate your personal birth chart to learn more.