an individual to work hard, strive for excellence, explore new lands, and bring forth newideas. Venus will impel him toward luxurious living and sensual pleasures (he is likely tobecome involved in Sexual intrigues), make him squander money, and possibly bringdisgrace to his family.MARS in Aries occupying the Ascendant is one of the most harmonious of placements.Aries and Mars radiate similar impulses which greatly enhance the possibility that theindividual will express his best in the world and carve a position for himself in society. Hemay have a strong constitution and courageous disposition with an urge for exploration,research and the establishment of a new social order but he seldom lives to an advancedage. He will be known for his leadership and will be honored and respected by the state. Hebecomes a wealthy wanderer, moving from land to land, and is bound to leave an imprinton society.JUPITER in the Ascendant favors military achievement, lends a graceful appearance, alearned and generous disposition, and favours devotion to religious ritual. The native isliberal in making gifts, has multiple marriages, several children, and is long lived.SATURN in this position is quite adverse. The native is often bony, depressed, sufferingfrom melancholy, lacking in common sense, and engaged in mean or deceitful acts. He maybe unfriendly, miserly and live an unconventional life. He may keep questionable companyand be dishonored by the state.RAHU's influence resembles that of Saturn.KETU can make its native philosophical, psychic, precocious by temperament, rugged andsomewhat haggard in appearance.
When Taurus occupies the Second house
, the individual is invariably attracted tomaterial wealth. Such a person has a great thirst for acquiring precious things; though heknows the futility of material possessions, the lust for them remains uncontrolled. He mayspeak in the language of spirituality, but only when it aids in the achievement of hisworldly goals.The SUN in Taurus in the Second house adds an unusual dimension to life. Spiritualopportunities fail to arise for such a person, but he is provided with material affluence,renown and honorable status
but without a spiritual core, these things do not satisfy thecravings of his heart.With the MOON in that situation, the veil of illusion is cast over the person's life,engrossing him in those objects of sensual pleasure which are popular in the physicalworld. But the Moon in the Second house also makes the individual happy and satisfiedwith his wealth, status, property and sense of well-being.MERCURY will elevate the native's social status; and his physical surroundings will becomfortable, yet he cannot be considered happy. His health will be weak. He may travelfrequently in connection with his work, but his wealth and property will not be