The interpretations for the progressed ascendant in Taurus on this page are from The Progressed Horoscope by Alan Leo (1906). Be sure to also see the interpretation for your Progressed Moon in the Houses.
Progressed Ascendant in Taurus
The influence of this sign coming into the life will bring a firmer, more determined tendency into the nature. The native will be much more practical in his aims and methods, and at the same time somewhat disposed to be dogmatic in his opinions.
He will be more interested in money-matters and financial affairs will come more prominently into his life at this time, so that if he engages his mind in such matters he will now bring increased perseverance and sound method to bear on his natural activity, resulting in increased prosperity.
The general tendency will be to awaken in the native a spirit of greater obedience; that is, if he is really progressing; but if not, then a far more obstinate and stubborn nature will be manifested. To cultivate this obedient spirit he should endeavour to bring out the true attribute of this sign, which is a silent, persistent, calm recognition of the power of the internal will within, which can command because there is latent the power to obey. This may be realised by any one who will dwell upon the saying of the Teacher, “Whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.”
Progressed Ascendant in 1st Decanate of Taurus
If the progressed ascendant is in the first decanate of Taurus (0 degrees to 9 degrees and 59 minutes), the general interpretation above applies.
Progressed Ascendant in 2nd Decanate of Taurus
If the progressed ascendant is in the second decanate of Taurus (10 degrees to 19 degrees and 59 minutes), the general interpretation for Progressed Ascendant in Taurus applies, as well as this:
This will bring a more discriminative and critical frame of mind, and cause the native to be not only intuitive but intellectually perceptive as well.
It will bring more practical ability either for business or profession, special work or general industries, and he will moreover have experiences in connection with sickness and nursing, or with regard to health matters.
He will probably take an enquiring interest in the laws of hygiene, or become interested in food reform, or the general welfare of the physical body. The nervous system will undergo some change, matters wherein the mind will be more active than heretofore will now engage the attention, and if he can respond to the conditions of this decanate it will benefit him in many ways.
If he wishes to investigate occult and mystical things he has now a good opportunity to do so, for this decanate of Taurus will enable him to study the psychic side of things from an intellectual standpoint. But the best attribute of this progressed ascendant is the solid and practical yet discriminative tendency which it gives, together with the ability to criticise and analyse all things—including oneself.
Progressed Ascendant in 3rd Decanate of Taurus
If the progressed ascendant is in the third decanate of Taurus (20 degrees to 29 degrees and 59 minutes), the general interpretation for Progressed Ascendant in Taurus applies, as well as this:
This will awaken some ambition, and stimulate the plodding tendency of Taurus into a more persevering, thrifty, prudent and industrious expression. The native will now have opportunities to hold more responsible positions in life, and to rise into a higher state wherein some recognition and honour will be acquired.
All matters relating to profession or general pursuits in life will now come to the fore; and if the “root of merit” is well established he may rise to a very high position, or at all events to a much higher sphere in life than that into which he was born.
To those who are really progressive this decanate brings a much more steady and thoughtful frame of mind, and a desire for chastity, purity and the acquisition of the physical virtues. It marks the commencement of these latter, as described by the blending of the earthy signs, denoting the first step from the mundane an material order of things to the higher and more subjective condition. This is attained by raising the thought atmosphere to a higher standard through a more purified form of physical life, so that the higher and finer vibrations may be felt; and this is frequently brought about by the occult sense of clairaudience, which is sometimes awakened through latent musical ability.