Christofer spent 10 years in family counseling. Later he obtained a Psy. D.. His focuses: Health, History, Astrology, Politics and Fables
Its NOT Just where the Sun is...Its also the Hour of Your Birth...Combined with Your Sun Sign
Aries and Taurus Benefit Each Other Wonderfully, But Also Offer Warnings.
It's Allowed. To Look A "Gift Ram" in the Mouth!
SO, WHAT IS A RISING SIGN?
OK. There are 12 basic Sun Signs, and they are clustered around your 24 hour day. The planets Mercury, Venus, (Earth), Mars, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto. As the planets move they take their positions around the circle. When you are born, you are tagged within the 30 day "sign". So, let's say you are an Aries.
When you awake, you catch the sun's morning rays, at sun set, the earth keeps spinning for its next turn ---- THE RISING. But as the earth keeps turning EACH 2 HOURS, a new sign "appears" at the EASTERN HORIZON. Babies are certainly born, ANY TIME.
My eldest was born in 1971 as a Virgo. He was born at 6:31 AM. SO, HIS RISING SIGN is VIRGO RISING.
My second was a darling girl --- a Cancer. She was born at 8:30 PM on a hot summer night. When Daddy picked her up and kissed her, what was on the Eastern Horizon? In the dark, right out there --- Aquarius. She had Aquarius rising.
What is the Divine Doing?
WHAT IS THE DIVINE DOING? Making you a more specific, more clearly specialized individual. It is the HOUR of your birth that determines where your Mars in Leo (as a supposed example) is to be placed ----- in the 12th house the 8th house or the 4th house.
What are the HOUSES? There are 12 houses. Imagine 12 aspects of life -- Home Health, Travel, Career, Hopes. I won't list all 12 here, but where your planets INFLUENCE you is the House it sits in.
Imagine a CIRCUS WHEEL. On a given day the planets are in their position in one of the 12 seats. when you are born, at that moment, the Circus Wheel STOPS.
THERE! RIGHT THEN IN THAT MOMENT, TAKE A SELFIE IN YOUR MIND'S EYE! YOUR SPECIFIC IDENTITY FOR THIS LIFE TIME HAS BEEN EMBLAZONED IN THE HEAVENS. Your chart has been set!
Where is the Rising Sign at the Circus Wheel? As a baby, you don't know. A Doctor or a Parent has to tell you later in your life, OR IT IS DOCUMENTED.
The Rising Sign has to be determined. At the 1st House, you "mathematically" turn the Circus Wheel, and the placing of that Rising Sign determines WHAT HOUSE receives the energy, significance, (aspects) of that placement. Your "Mars in Cancer" or your Jupiter in Scorpio goes to the right house.
So, you see how your individuality AND your chart gets determined by your Rising Sign.
In doing interpretations for people I have always used this TWO LENSES approach. Think of the Sun and Rising as your INNER and OUTER, your PRIVATE and PUBLIC self.
In the "old days, before computers, the first thing an astrologer would ask was:
"What is the Day of your Birth dearie? And what was the Hour of your Birth? Find out from your Momma, to make this the best Horoscope it can be."
ARIES SUN AND TAURUS RISING
Right next to each other in the Spring time! At the risk of generalizing about the Spring, lets see the nuanced differences between the two.
ARIES, the RAM sits upon the end of winter. Having come to a screeching halt, the Vernal Equinox begins, the Ram, to say the least, is animated! To use a play on words. The creature --- YOU are RAMINATED.
TAURUS is Number TWO. Taurus, symbolically, remembers nothing of cold winter chills, just occasional "Spring Storms". The glowing sun is busy sprouting myriads of buds, encouraging creatures to arise from their lairs and bathing the backs of the Bulls with soporific sun, inner warmth, and a sense that "chewing cud" might be right next to Godhead.
FROM THESE TWO desciptions, you will see how they are similar, but counterbalancing, harmonious and counterbalancing.
Aries is so strong, it can Benefit from Counterbalancing Taurus
A Table of Simiarity, Counterbalancing and Contrasts
Vibrant, Energetic, Twinkly Eyes
Laconic, Pleasant, Big Warm Eyes
Even if Introvert, Hides it with Humor
Even if Extrovert, Hides it with "Mellow"
Sparky, Sparkling, Never at Rest
Easy,, Affable, Kind Smiles
When in Argument / Conflict
Engages in Conflict. Starts argument when none there.
Listens and even turns away, unless motivated.
How Could Your New Identity Take Shape? Much to Employ with Your Conscious Mind
How you combine these elements is of course up to you.
You Could Be: And yes, you could be all Four or More!
The Inner Driven Aries, Whose Taurus (good in business) hosts Pleasant Lunches and Profitable Ideas.
A Romantic Aries who gets downright desirous, Hides the Fervor behind Mild Affection and True Sincerity.
An Athletic Fiery Competitor Aries---who is Fearless and combines Taurus Strength and Bulk. This kind can outrun a Crowd or Charge a Crowd.
A Classy Aries who wears Fashion like a Pro with Taurean Round Eyes and Dance-like Movement across the Avenue.
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