Your Aries Rising Approach

Aries Rising - Your Approach by Zodiac Sign

Unlock the meaning of your Rising Sign or Ascendant. Discover how your Sun, Moon and Rising signs work together to create your unique approach to life.

If you were born with Aries rising then you have the opportunity to do your own thing!

Born with Aries rising (or on your Ascendant) your approach to life is likely to be direct. You are something of a straight- shooter and will make it fairly clear what you think and feel.

You probably love a challenge, and so will throw yourself into anything that lets you have the opportunity to stand out there on your own or make it on your own terms.

With an Aries Ascendant, you’ll probably move toward your goals without hesitation but you may also be impatient in many ways. You might feel that if things aren’t happening immediately then they’re not happening at all! Your rising sign approach may mean you need to slow down.

This can lead you to jumping in “where angels fear to tread”. Remember to take the time to evaluate your risks

However you also have the gift of courage – being able to act when the time is right. As you mature you will learn to differentiate between moments of good timing and episodes of reckless foolhardiness. 

Autonomy is probably really important for you. Your approach to new things can be enthusiastic, dynamic and fun. With Aries rising you know that you’re capable and energetic. You do well in situations that allow you to move around fast and respond to needs in the moment. 


Because independence is so important to you, you may feel like you want to be in charge of whatever it is you do. You will probably do best working for yourself, being in charge of your own department or having your own opportunities to drive or direct somehow. 

You also have original ideas that come easily. With the Aries Ascendant you can easily think of a hundred new things that could work. Use this original thinking to your own advantage.


You have strong mental abilities and may enjoy debating. Remember while ideas may come easily to you the challenge for Aries rising is turning a concept into a reality 

Being decisive suits you. To realise your potential you need to learn to exercise this decisiveness and be strong. There are times you will need to fight for what you believe in. Therefore you should hold the highest ideals.

Your approach can be especially effective when you are direct. Rather than seeking to overpower, out-compete or dominate others your best strategy is to always fight for what is fair. Then with Aries rising you will end up on the right side of history.

Because you like to jump into things you need lots of activity. You may find you throw yourself into opportunities with great gusto but can get bored easily. To keep energy levels high keep active. Staying on the go is a great way for you to maintain your enthusiasm.

In many ways you are very self-reliant. You are likely to have taken this approach from early on in life. Whenever circumstances arise that allow you to express your independence and initiative you should take them. In this way you gain the opportunity to shine.

One thing to be aware of with Aries rising is that because you are so good at taking action you can also leave others behind. You might also be impatient so it’s important to know that not everybody moves with the same speed that you do.

Sometimes you will need to slow down long enough to let other people get involved, to let them share their ideas or for you to listen to what it is they have to say.

Remember that while jumping into things is on the one hand courageous it can also be reckless. Recognise your tendency to approach things as if they have to be done as soon as possible and learn when the people around you can offer you a better way.

The reward of patience is patience. By learning to incorporate “right timing” into your Aries Ascendant approach you will know how to seize the opportunities as they present, while avoiding the pitfalls coming up along the way.

Useful Links

Click on the links below to find out more about your Rising Sign. 

The Aries Ascendant

What is A Rising Sign?

More about Sun/Moon/Rising Signs:


Sun / Moon / Rising Sign Combinations

Want More? Learn Astrology in Our Online Course

Latest Articles on Astrology and Wellbeing

The Major Astrology Influences For You in 2023

The Major Astrology Influences For You in 2023

Part One of our 2023 overview looked at the influence of Pluto in Aquarius and the transit of Jupiter through a new cycle of the Zodiac. We also explored ways to manage your mental and physical wellbeing through tuning into the monthly rhythms of the lunar cycle.
Here we look more closely at Saturn’s influence and what Pluto in Aquarius might mean, plus a personal focus on your Saturn cycle based on your Rising Sign

Your major astrology influences for 2023

Your major astrology influences for 2023

A New Jupiter Cycle Kicks Off – One of the bigger generational patterns to shift gear in 2023 is the journey of Jupiter through Aries and then Taurus. Because Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, when Jupiter transits here (once every 12 years) we can think of it as the step up to the next level in an evolving cycle.

whats my rising sign
zodiac and sun sign strengths

Your Sun, Moon and Rising Signs

Your Sun Sign describes the centre of your personality, what motivates and drives you, and who you are learning to become

Your Moon Sign describes your instinctive and emotional nature. Whilst your Sun Sign describes qualities you are learning to develop and become, your Moon describes who you already are

Your Rising Sign shows the way you project yourself, how others see you, and the kind of experiences needed to make your life meaningful.

Your Sun's House?

The Houses in Astrology

Astrology Courses

Choose an online course

Your Solar House

Which House Is Your Sun In?

Discover Your Strengths

Every Zodiac Sign Explored