As Mars is the ruler or Aries, this is further defined by the sign and house placement of their natal Mars. They’re earthy, practical and sensuous, preferring comfort over extravagance and quality over quantity.

They like to take their time easing into things — and that includes relationships.

It also tells you where each of the planets in your natal chart fall (which house the fall in and which house they rule).

They’re drawn to that which is new and exciting — anything that challenges them to push past their fears.

They tend to act first and think later, relying on their natural instincts, which are generally very good.

They can be infinitely patient and willing to bide their time rather than rushing in head first. They enjoy savoring experiences with all five senses.

They’re generally cool, calm and collected, but when they get mad, watch out! They can also be stubborn, possessive and resistant to change.

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The “ascendant” (or “rising sign” — these terms are used interchangeably) refers to the sign that is “rising” or on the Eastern horizon at the time of birth.

While some may see them as lazy, they prefer to call it rest and relaxation.

As Venus is the ruler of Taurus, these characteristics can be further defined or modified by the sign and house placement of their natal Venus.

But first let’s look at what rising signs are and how they apply to you.