Your Sun, Moon and Rising Signs
Your Ascendant is Sagittarius
Your Ascendant (or Rising Sign) reveals the ways in which you present yourself to others, as well as the ways in which you immediately respond to the world around you. As such, it describes the ways in which we project ourselves out into the environment as well as the kinds of experiences we need to have in order to make life meaningful.
The combination of Sun, Moon and Ascendant describe what you want (Sun), what you need (Moon), and the style in which you will go about getting it (Ascendant).
Planetary ruler: Jupiter
Those with Sagittarius rising often experience life as a challenge, a quest, or a search for adventure where the prize is the discovery of meaning. When Sagittarius is rising, the need to develop self awareness comes about through expanding one’s horizons – at either physical, mental or spiritual levels. Life is often approached with a sense of optimism and expansion, with an expectation of success.The search for meaning, for truth, for a proven belief system based upon experience is the deeper implication wth a Sagittarian Ascendant.
By exploring the whole gamut of possibilities that life can present, you ideally form a philosophy, or system of beliefs, that allows you to reconcile the duality of instinct (animal nature) over meaning and aspiration (human nature). When you have such a philosophy in place, you can feel confident to go out and share your vision with the world.
The dynamic, fiery qualities of this rising sign need to be directed toward reconciling some of the metaphysical and philosophical quandaries of life. Thus life is often viewed as a challenge and an opportunity to learn, and you are likely to passionately defend your need to have the freedom to roam, to explore horizons and see how far you can go. This can occur at a physical level or within the mind. Life is often viewed as a journey or a pilgrimage, with the search for meaning paramount. A way to express this intention would be with the following expression- “I see the goal; I reach the goal, and then I see another”.
Sagittarius rising people need an outlet for an abundance of creative and enthusiastic energies. Gifted with energy and inspiration, they are often able to inspire and uplift themselves, as well as others. Guided by optimism and faith, you can look for symbolic meaning wherever you go, finding portents in life’s circumstances. Usually, all things are seen as part of a larger, connective principle, and you are broad-minded and happy to let everyone live their own lives.
Within this, there may also be a tendency toward excess, inflation and overstepping the mark. Exuberance and optimism can easily turn to recklessness and a lack of care. The tendency to go to extremes can be symptomatic of a passionate faith in your own invincibility and nee to push the boundaries of what is allowable and permissible. Again, the human and the animal must be reconciled.
Yet there may also be times where you allow your natural faith and optimism to dwindle away, failing to find the answers you seek means you can become despondent and cynical in the extreme. Your tendency is to discover and then project what is true for you. The search for meaningful belief system is the essence here.
Once you have found one, you may become so enthusiastic about it that you want everyone to know what you know. Then you become eager to teach others what you have learnt. Many excellent teachers have this sign pronounced in their charts. Yet some Sagittarian types will display qualities of preaching and zealotry in their eagerness to share, and there may be times when you go to excess trying to recruit others to your particular belief system. In this way, you manifest the darker side of this sign, trying to co-opt others into agreeing with your version of the truth. Cynical disbelief can be equally vehement as optimistic faith. Trying to convert others can be an ultimately futile preoccupation.
A Sagittarius rising individual needs to find their truth on their own terms, and there may be a prolonged search for the right path, teaching or philosophy that can satisfy this questing for knowledge and meaning. Often, those with this sign rising will spend periods of life travelling or immersed in a particular faith or belief system, exploring ideas and concepts to their broadest level. You may be very restless in your pursuit of knowledge, and it is important to allow yourself plenty of opportunity to explore new horizons, and broaden your sphere of reference. Usually, others provide the analytical focus through which this sign can ground and refine its ideas and objectives, and you may take to studying other people or surrounding yourself with analytical types who can help you discriminate between your abundance of ideas and intentions. In such a way, this takes your ideas to a more thorough conclusion.
With this sign rising, life is best viewed as a quest and an adventure. With faith and a positive attitude your greatest allies, you tend to approach life in a grand way, excited by possibilities and certain of your right to experience them. Using your innate gifts of analysis and perception gives you the ability to inspire and uplift others, helping them become the best they can be by lighting the quest for meaning and sense of purpose in their lives.