Your Sun, Moon and Rising Signs
Your Ascendant is Aquarius
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: Uranus or Saturn
With Aquarius rising, a clearer sense of individuality is gained by stepping back and learning to look at life from an objective position. Such a detached perspective allows for a clear and logical assessment of the situations around you, and at times, lightning fast resolution of issues. Your awareness of group and social dynamics becomes paramount for your overall expression, and this may override purely personal concerns.
This is the sign of the collective over the individual, the group over the singular. You are likely to have an especially detached and overarching view on society that allows you to mix with a great variety of people.
If Aquarius is on your Ascendant, then you may be ideally suited to working with large groups of people, especially large organizations or groups that have concerns of a humanitarian nature at heart. You may also be drawn to arenas of science; politics or humanitarian endeavours, and have a strong social conscience. Often very adaptable to scientific innovation, you can take up the new easily and working with advances in technology, or in telecommunications can also be highlighted. Television and radio also fall under this sign, and there may be natural talents here.
This is the sign associated with intellectual genius and sudden realizations. The intellect is often highly pronounced, and many with this sign rising are gifted with an innate intuition- able to see the gestalt of a whole system in one moment, and make pinpoint decisions based upon multi-leveled dimensions of information. There is likely to be a pronounced tendency to act in ways that will benefit the collective, rather than provide personal gain. This then is the rising sign of the true humanitarian, who gets what they need in ways that are socially responsible and considerate.
Life is best met with a sense of hope and a happy vision for the future- knowing that through the right application of ideas and technology, humanity can be uplifted and evolve. You may be inclined to take up social causes, and to support the ideals of liberty, fraternity and equality for all. This rising sign is very idealistic, yet practical, and concerned with the proper outcome of human society. You may be somewhat rebellious and unorthodox, tuned into future ideas and events, over present realities. This is as it should be, for those with Aquarius rising are meant to “bring to earth” visions of future worlds.
Accordingly, you may suffer at the hands of others because of your apparent eccentricities or unorthodoxies. You may have played the role of the outsider or someone different from an early age, used to following the beat of your own drum. In some ways, this fits with your belief that you do not really fit anyway, and so allows you to continue being the rebel, renegade or outcast, ready to bring about the unorthodox and the new.
In some persons with Aquarius rising, this level of future orientation does not manifest. Then there may be a tendency to display a serious and calculating demeanour concerned with social position and importance. Isolation and autonomy become strategies used to defend the self against close connection with others. In this instance, care must be taken not to become too rigid and crystallized as the years go by. A resistance to change, together with a shrewdly calculated social response, can lead to arthritic and nervous disorders down the track, as well as heart problems. With more conscious evolution, these kinds of personal desires will be viewed as inappropriate, and ideas larger than the personal self become important.
Personal development comes about by remembering to honour the special things that make you uniquely you, and allowing for passion and emotion in your life, and in relationships. Extremes of emotion are not usually comfortable arenas of experience for Aquarius rising, and you may have to learn to value your passion, enthusiasms and emotions as valuable tools for personal evolution, rather than cumbersome and embarrassing inconveniences. It will help to recognize the very human dimension of emotion, as well as the need for recognition, as these individual traits are essential for healthy individuals as well as communities. You may tend to be too rational at times, uncomfortable, or even unfamiliar, with the emotions that surface in other people. You may also be very uncomfortable when these emotions surface from within yourself. It is likely that you will react by trying to detach yourself from such experiences.
Yet you will find your greatest happiness comes about when you find the joy and love that is lying beneath most outbursts of emotion and intensity, learning to redirect this emotion toward the benefit of all. You may denigrate and look down upon others when they seek to be recognized and seen as important, for you have an innate dislike of self-centered behaviours, and a tendency to view emotional neediness as a curious weakness found in lesser beings. Opening up to the emotional and passionate dimensions of your being helps you to avoid too much aloofness, or cool objectivity, and lets you realize that in order to be truly human, you need to respond with both reason and emotion to life’s experiences.
In this way, you gain a clear understanding, and not just an abstract idea, of what a human being is, and should be.