THIS POST FIRST APPEARED AS A PART OF TWELVE FACES OF STYLE, A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT WITH SACRED STYLIST JACQUELYN TIERNEY, THAT EXAMINED STYLE THROUGH THE LENS OF ASTROLOGY.
In this series, we’ve chosen twelve style muses - one for each ascendant - to help you discover how the twelve faces tell their unique style stories. Your ascendant (or, the constellation that was on the horizon at the time you were born) is just as important, if not more, than your sun. Also called your rising sign, it tells us how you present yourself to the world. When you dress like your rising sign, you look comfortable, confident, and sexy.
Even if you don’t have the featured ascendant, if your sun or Venus is in that sign, you’ll also want to take note. Don’t have any of that sign in your chart? This will help you spot those star sign types when you’re out and about. Your friends will think it’s magic!
This time around, we’re head over heels for Lana Del Rey’s sumptuous Taurus style. With Venus right on top of her Taurus ascendant, her aesthetic exemplifies the love goddess archetype. Taurus is ruled by Venus, so when Lady Love is in her home sign, she’s even more voluptuous than usual. Perhaps that’s why everything Miss LDR touches seems so perfectly branded, from her sexy new duet with The Weeknd to her cinematic video for High By The Beach.
For added sultry oomph, Lana’s also got wild woman Lilith and the north node close by. “Sizzling like a snare” isn’t just a song to her - it’s a magic ritual.
Soft, delicate hues are the Taurean calling card. That doesn’t mean you’re condemned to dress like an easter egg for life. To the contrary, think natural. Venus rules flowers of all kinds, especially those of the fragrant variety. All shades of rose, peach, and petal enhance the famously juicy glow of Taurus rising’s skin. Bonus points for incorporating them into a flower crown or other hair accessory.
Hair, lashes, nails - you name it. The Taurus rising’s extremities are at their best when long and luscious. They act as a sort of spider’s web, a soft gossamer they use to enchant and ensnare their prey. Though Leo people are typically more associated with the “more is more” dramatic look, Taurus rising natives can work it just as effectively, and LDR is no exception.
Surely the archetypal Bond girl has a Taurus ascendant. Lana Del Rey plays up this part of her act as the Lolita and the temptress. Taurus rising women aren’t relegated to these roles - in fact, they have the power to inhabit their sexuality fully and feel deeply empowered by it. Embrace your inner femme fatale in a slinky gown or a form-fitting trenchcoat worthy of international intrigue.
With her new album, we may see Lana take a more bohemian and ethereal direction with her look! With Jupiter in Virgo trine her natal Neptune in Capricorn, this mystical combination could see her exploring a more spiritual side of her life, or at least traveling quite a bit!
Later next year, karmic teacher Saturn will move across her natal Uranus in Sagittarius, causing a few growing pains along the way. This would be a great opportunity for her to cull her proverbial (or literal!) closet and let any extraneous pieces all by the wayside.
Either way, we predict that Lana style will stay on point throughout her career. With Venus in Taurus on her ascendant, she's got the love goddess's blessing all the way!
How do you know if Taurus shows up in your chart? Go to www.astro.com and enter your birth details into the Chart Drawing Ascendant option. Look for the glyph that looks like a bull's head, and you’ll be all set.