A Taurus Rising, or the Taurus Ascendant, in your chart means you don’t mince words.
All about Taurus Rising/the Taurus Ascendant
With sophisticated Taurus as your rising sign, you’re a class act—but you’re no air-kissing poseurs. This is one tough ascendant!
Are you a Taurus Rising?
Use our cosmic calculator to discover what zodiac sign the ascendant was in when you were born if you’re unsure. To accurately determine your ascendant, you will need to know your birth time. The rising sign or the ascendant is always “in” your first house—in fact it’s the very first degree or the beginning cusp, found at the 9 o’clock point on every chart. Don’t have your birth certificate? If you were born in the United States, you can write to the Office of Vital Records in your birth state for a copy.
Find your Rising Sign
The ascendant changes zodiac signs about every two hours. Since the sun rises and sets at different times depending on the season, a person born at 10:00 a.m. in April would have a vastly different ascendant than someone born at 10:00 a.m. in November. Fun fact: If you were born at sunrise (or within two hours of it), your ascendant will likely be the same sign as your Sun sign (e.g., Taurus with a Taurus rising—or a “double Taurus”).
Traits of Taurus Rising/The Taurus Ascendant
You don’t mince words, even if you set firm limits clear with style and grace. You greet people with a firm handshake, a warm hug or a friendly slap on the back. Equal parts tough and tender, you’re determined and persistent when you want something—and you don’t bother trying to hide those desires!
With aesthetic Venus as your chart ruler, you have a deep appreciation for art, beauty, design and gourmet everything. But this down-to-earth ascendant also keeps your feet on the ground. Although you may have expensive tastes, you’re no snob. You’d just as happily meet friends at a dive bar as you would a Michelin-rated gastropub. You don’t necessarily gravitate toward anything flashy, instead preferring refined items of lasting quality (preferably at a practical price). Did someone say “designer discount”?
This industrious ascendant works hard for its money. When duty calls, you roll up your Dolce and Gabbana sleeves and get your hands dirty. As much as you love a 90-minute massage (with the seaweed wrap, salt scrub and oxygenating facial package thrown in), you savor a good day’s work. Being responsible gives you a sense of purpose. With your family-oriented nature, you’re a natural provider. Without ample funds in the bank, you feel anxious and unmoored.
Taurus rules the throat, so this ascendant may give you an elegant neck and collarbone structure, which you’ll adorn with scarves, necklaces, ties and shirts with interesting necklines. Taurus rising signs can also be talented singers or have great speaking voices. Although you’re naturally focused on security, you can be overly stubborn and get stuck in a rut by refusing to try new things, opting rather to do things “the old-fashioned way.” By the same token, your tenacity is what keeps history alive. You may even dress as if you’re from another era; or even shape your life around values of a treasured time.
Celebrities and famous people with Taurus Rising
Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Gigi Hadid, Cate Blanchett, Dan Rather, Andie McDowell, Serena Williams, Ezra Miller, Amelia Earhart, Billy Crystal, Ashley Tisdale, Fred Rogers, Mia Farrow, Billie Lourde, Dakota Fanning, Peter Jackson, Taylor Lautner, Donatella Versace, Gloria Vanderbilt, Liza Minnelli, Toni Morrison, Halle Berry, George Lucas, Robert Pattinson