Astrology Ascendants in the Zodiac Signs ~ Find Your Rising Sign


Your rising sign is the sign that shows how “others” see you, which is reflected in your first house Once someone gets to know you, then they’ll see more of your sun sign characteristics, but until that happens they’ll form an opinion about you based on your rising sign. This means you take on the personality of the sign that rules your first house.

The effect of the ascendant varies according to the zodiac sign in which it is placed.

Ascendant Fire Signs

The fire signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are noted for their energy, enthusiasm and optimism. When a fire sign is on the ascendant the outer manner is friendly, uncritical and non-hostile, which makes such people good mixers and public relations executives. They typically send out friendly, but professionally competent signals which draw out a friendly and rather respectful response from others.

Aries rising gives out a well-organized, slightly military bearing which makes them fit for any kind of military or civil service organization.

Leo rising subjects have a dignified and rather formal manner which inspires confidence.

Sagittarius risers have a cheerful, pleasant and rather witty outer manner which suits all kinds of teaching, training and public speaking situations.

Ascendant Earth Signs

The earth signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are noted for their practicality and security. When an earth sign is on the ascendant the outer manner is shy, serious and cautious.

Taurus risers are the most sociable of the three and are often musical or artistic.

Virgo risers look for mental stimulation in others.

Capricorn risers enjoy both work and social pursuits. People with these ascendants send out signals which are pleasant and tactful suggesting that they prefer to form part of a team – at least to begin with – than to push themselves immediately to the front.

Ascendant Air Signs

The air signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are noted for their communication skills. When an air sign is on the ascendant the subject is friendly and sociable, but also independent and somewhat detached.

The Gemini riser is constantly busy, fully engaged in a kind of juggling act, with at least a dozen activities on the go at any one time.

The Libra riser occupies him or herself with business schemes which often need the aid of a more earthy partner to make them come into fruition.

The Aquarius riser makes wonderful plans for himself and others and may even carry some of them out.

Ascendant Water Signs

The water signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are noted for their emotion, intuition and feeling. When a water sign is on the ascendant the subject will hide their true feelings and have a strong need to protect themselves from the world around them. What you see is often not what you get with water ascendants. In other words, the signals they send out are consciously or unconsciously chosen for effect.

Cancerians appear chatty and helpful and they do well in any situation that requires tact.

Scorpio risers can use many different forms of camouflage with people they do not know, one of their favorites is offensiveness and an off-putting manner.

Pisces risers appear soft, gentle, self-sacrificing and sometimes even helpless, but this is misleading, as they will fight strongly for what they think is right.

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