As we leave the dynamic and energetic sign of Aries, we come to the sensual and spiritual path of Taurus Rising.
Taurus is an intriguing sign in Esoteric Astrology because it is one of the most spiritually enlightening signs of all. This also runs true for the Taurus North Node, which is known as one of the most spiritual North Nodes.
This is because it is the job of Taurus to transcend the material into the spiritual. Quite a tough job!
Taurus Rising is here to break free of material attachments. Not only this, it is about helping others to break free of attachments so that the Earth as a whole can move towards greater spiritual enlightenment.
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Understanding Taurus Rising
It is believed that the Buddha’s life was born in and reached enlightenment in the sign of Taurus. Though Buddha was born into a life of wealth, he was greatly touched by the world’s suffering and decided to live a life of poverty instead.
However, he found a life of poverty as unfulfilling as a life of wealth. It was then that he promoted the idea of the “Middle Way,” which is a balance between wealth and poverty. His life was then dedicated to spreading the word about this Middle Way; a life without indulgence, but a life without deprivation too.
This is the quintessence of Taurus Rising. It is also the soul purpose of those with North Node Taurus.
It is not an easy state to achieve.
Most humans struggle between balancing their spiritual and material world. In this materialistic era, it is very easy to get caught up in materialism and lose sight of the spiritual. At the same time, delving too much into the spiritual can cause a person to disregard the benefits of the material world.
In short, it is the ability to recognize how the material world can be used to assist humankind and elevate it towards a more spiritual state.
Buddha taught that detachment from desire is the path to enlightenment. This is the soul purpose of Taurus Rising.
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The Ruler of Taurus Rising
In Esoteric Astrology, Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and art. In Esoteric Astrology, Taurus is ruled by Vulcan.
Vulcan is known as the Blacksmith of the Gods. Its job is to transform and refine all form and matter of the physical plane to benefit the soul. In simpler terms, we could attribute this to a Taurus Rising person using their wealth to promote humanitarian causes and assist those suffering and struggling.
Taurus Rising also operates on the Fourth Ray of Beauty which seeks to merge the beauty of the Earth with the beauty of the spirit world.
How to Spot a Taurus Rising
So how do you spot a Taurus Rising? They have some unique characteristics that make this Fixed Earth Rising sign easy to spot.
Taurus Rising are graceful in their demeanor and actions. There is a peace-loving quality to them and also a kind energy that they give off. As such, they are easily likable, and people are often keen to be their friends.
One of the most prominent qualities of Taurus Rising is their sensuality. A love of good food, a pleasant environment, and sensual lovemaking are important to them. They enjoy the finer things. However, they must be careful of taking it to excess as this can result in poor health.
The strong sensuality of Taurus Rising means that healthy sex life is important. It is essential for these people to enjoy their bodies because it directly contributes to their sense of self-worth.
Taurus Rising can be possessive and stubborn, unwilling to let go of what they consider to be theirs, whether it is a person, object, or idea. It is important to have a strong understanding of their emotional nature so they can recognize patterns that are unhealthy or destructive.
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Being a Fixed Earth sign, Taurus Rising is grounded and practical. There is soothing energy that others find comforting as it hints towards someone who has a good grasp of reality and can find practical solutions to problems.
Taurus Rising often prefers an easy time of things, and when their surroundings are conflicting with their natural pace, they can dig their heels in and stubbornly refuse to budge.
However, they tend to be drawn to intense individuals (they can be very drawn to their opposite sign, Scorpio, known for its intensity) because such individuals tend to bring emotional upheaval to their lives.
This upheaval forces them out of their comfort zone and helps edge them closer towards their soul purpose.
Are You a Taurus Rising?
If you are a Taurus Rising, your soul’s purpose is to free yourself and others from personal desire and attachment to the physical plane.
In doing so, you are one of the most spiritual Rising signs of all. You come to understand that matter within the material world is in itself meaningless. What makes it meaningful is when it assists the Soul and humanity, elevating us to a greater height of love, wisdom, and compassion.
It is a tough role for Taurus Rising, and many will experience transformative moments throughout their lives, just like the Buddha, until they reach a stage of enlightenment.
A huge challenge they face is choosing whether to push themselves out of their comfort zone. The comfort zone can often be a blockage towards greater spiritual growth.
When they choose the brave step of crossing it, they become an inspiration to this world, bringing a balance between two often opposing worlds, the spiritual and material, and merging them in harmony.
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