Your Sun, Moon and Rising Signs
Your Ascendant is Aries
The Meaning of Aries Rising
Your Aries 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.
It also describes the kinds of experiences you need to have to make your life meaningful.
The combination of your Sun, Moon and Ascendant describe what you want (Sun), what you need (Moon), and how you will go about getting it (Ascendant).
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Born With Aries on Your Ascendant
Planetary Ruler: Mars
Born with Aries on your Ascendant (or Rising), you are likely to approach life in a straight-forward and direct manner. Aries is a physical and dynamic energy. Accordingly, you are likely to love a challenge, enjoy being busy and will generally move toward your goals without delay.
Unless there are other more passive qualities in your chart, you are likely to be a self-starter with plenty of ‘get up and go’. Your gift is the ability to initiate, take charge and pioneer. Independent by nature, and self-reliant in many ways, your challenge is to maintain patience, and when necessary find ways to collaborate with others.
The sign and house position of the Sun in your chart will give you many clues as to how this is happens for you. Once integrated, this will also show the area of life where truth, a sense of purpose and deeper meaning should be sought.
A Dynamic Approach
Aries rising implies you will bring an enthusiastic, dynamic and fun-loving approach to most new things. You are likely to be capable and energetic, prefer a high degree of autonomy, and need to feel as if you are in charge of your own affairs.
You have strong mental energies and may love to debate, argue or “butt heads”. Pushing the envelope is fun for you. You may need to learn not to take on challenges purely for their own sake. Eventually, you will discover how to incorporate qualities such as diplomacy and tact as you realize ambitions.
Again, how easily this happens will depend greatly upon the rest of your chart.
In family matters, you may be inclined toward self-sacrifice, willing to undergo hardship and sacrifice for the sake of those you love. With Mars ruling your Ascendant, you can project at times a competitive edge. You can attract attention to yourself, and will project maximum influence when getting new things off the ground.
Others will see you as capable, but possibly brash. Accordingly, you would do well to think about how you are expressing this dynamism. Are you foolishly jumping in, or are you simply taking charge?
To live the full potential of your Ascendant, you need to become decisive and take action. How able you are to do this will depend upon other factors in your chart. Qualities such as courage, strength and self-assertion may need to be developed if you are to meet the challenges that life presents.
Not all of you will rush headfirst into new projects, but it is important that you have a degree of autonomy in at least one major are of your life. On the flip side, you should take care not to isolate yourself in a drama of your own making. Independence is a far cry from being alone
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On The Move
It is also important to recognize your need to expend physical energy, without expecting the same from others. Exercise and lots of activity will help keep your nervous system functioning well. Inactivity can lead to moodiness and emotional overwhelm.
You will find yourself feeling dull or flat if your energies have nowhere to go, and so you are bets off making sure you enough happening to keep you mentally engage and physically occupied.
Self-reliance is often learnt early in childhood. You may have developed this through spending a lot of time alone for some reason. Periods of isolation are needed to establish the independent, courageous qualities mentioned above. Often, there are difficulties with parents, especially the parent of the same sex, because this sign encourages you to assert your independence and chart your own path.
Aries rising children are often noisy, rambunctious and enthusiastic. Yet, despite these challenges, cheerfulness and a willingness to engage with others is also usually present.
It is highly likely that you will experience some difficulty early in life around expressing your independence, either through overshooting the mark with too forthright an approach, or feeling afraid to go it alone. However, this will diminish in time, as you gain greater awareness around how to use the primal, powerful and assertive energy of Aries to its best.
The Gift of Aries Rising
Your task is to find faith in your creative ability, so that you can initiate new things. The sign and house position of the Sun in your chart will give you many clues as to how this best happens for you. You need to experience yourself as an instigator, and be recognized as a self-starter. You have strong tendencies to do things on your own which will incline you to be self-sufficient.
According to Howard Sasportas, with Aries rising “Life is best viewed as an adventure, quest and challenge”. Ask yourself if you are willing to jump in – headfirst – to tackle all that life throws at you. If the answer is yes, then you are heading in the right direction!
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