Taurus in the 1st house
Taurus in the 1st house – Taurus on the cusp of the first house.
You identify yourself through quantity or quality of basic survival needs, defines self by stability and security of financial-material-physical resources.
You identify yourself through the state of your financial and material resources. Your money and stuff and your ability to provide them for yourself defines you for you.
You want others to see you as someone who has a certain level of financial and material resource savvy, or simply that you are someone who has “enough”. If you are comfortable, safe and secure in your physical-material world, you are comfortable and confident in your self-image.
Taurus in the 1st house implies first of all that self-awareness must also be involved in the development of the “I AM.” Many people who are developing their ego do not become aware of the importance of that ego. So self-awareness is most important when Taurus is on the cusp of the first house.
Taurus on the cusp of the first house also implies that the person should be very much concerned with the manner in which the world sees him. The ego is strong in Taurus, and its misuse would be demonstrated by a conceited trend. Taurus, in its lower octave, is the most conceited sign in the zodiac.
So with Taurus on the cusp of the first house, it is the proper use and development of the ego, not from the viewpoint of the conceit, the self-centeredness, which seems to think of itself as greater than or more important than others.
In a higher octave it makes for an extremely artistic type of individual.
So from the viewpoint of reincarnation and karma, the lesson to be learned with Taurus on the ascendant is the proper development of this personality on a level which takes into consideration its relationship to others and not that things serve the purposes of the Taurus, but that the Taurus serves the purpose of the ALL.