Ascendant in Aries
If Aries is you’re Rising Sign, some of the factors which will color your lifestyle are action, energy, audacity, initiative, drive and enthusiasm, and your nature will be forthright, fiery and impulsive, with a constant desire to be busy.
Yours is a masterful Sign fired by big ideas, possessing strong convictions coupled with great courage and an abundance of physical stamina.
Aries Rising is quick and to the point. They act before they think, charging into the fray without a plan. While they are active, they are not aggressive. They just see what they want and go get it. While some may be competitive, most are putting all the pressure to get what they want on themselves. Everything is done quickly.
Those born with an Aries Ascendant are quick to anger and quick to let it pass. They don’t hold grudges as a rule… they prefer to be straightforward and direct. They can’t stand to sit still. They prefer to be active, and will not hesitate to stir something up to keep things interesting. They may have difficulty finishing their projects, because they would rather jump to something new.
You have genuine self-confidence in your ability to succeed. No obstacle is too big for you to tackle because there is the spark of a courageous spirit within, which will not allow anything to daunt you. You are frank, abrupt, often impatient and outspoken, sometimes to the point of being extremely blunt. Other inevitable consequences of your fiery, dynamic spirit are recklessness and extravagance in both ideas and actions.
You are the type who can quickly become enthusiastic about a new idea but, unless other factors in the horoscope lend persistence, you soon find that you have lost your initial enthusiasm and the idea no longer stimulates your mind. Consequently, there is likely to be a lot of unfinished business hanging around, things you have begun on impulse but which are still waiting to be completed. Unless you can develop the habit of tying up loose ends and finishing one thing before you begin another, your mind will always be miles ahead of your body.
Your life is frequently filled with a high degree of excitement and stress, so you are liable to suffer from such complaints as headaches, insomnia, fevers, neuralgia and eye troubles. In the physical body, Aries rules the head, and it frequently happens that people who have this Sign on the Ascendant have a cut or a scar somewhere on the head, face or I scalp. Mars, your personal planet, signifies strength, vitality and stamina; consequently you have excellent recuperative powers. However, try to avoid burning yourself out by too much activity and by constantly driving yourself. You overtax your mind and body more than most people.
Aries is an aggressive, combative Sign and thoroughly enjoys a battle of wits. You come alive when pitted against a rival, whether in debating, business, sport or even marriage. Any form of competition brings out the best in you. Forceful and determined to get your own way.
You can become quite indignant, arrogant and hot-tempered when opposed, although you soon forget an argument. You’re not the type of person to hold a grudge for long. ‘A storm in a teacup’ is a saying which fits this type of Aries personality. Impulsive, quick, daring and impetuous, you are happiest when doing things on the spur of the moment. Long-range plans and prolonged tasks bore you to tears if and when you get I caught up in them. It is then that your impatience, recklessness and lack of forethought can easily lead to little mistakes or even big blunders. You should always learn to look for before you leap. Certain physical qualities are associated with Aries Rising. They may exhibit a swift walk, leaning forward with their head. They may be plagued by sinus and eye problems, and headaches, especially migraines, may be the bane of their existence. Some are plagued with rashes, insect bites and acne. Their complexion may be a bit ruddy… even if it isn’t, they tend to blush easily or their face may turn red when angry. This Sign may show itself in broad shoulders and slim hips. These people are always quick to smile, and they retain youthfulness throughout their entire lives.
Children, with an Aries Ascendant, are known for being independent and often quite self-reliant. As adults, they remain the same. They are honest and fearless. Their courage and leadership is often called upon in challenging situations. They come across at times as impatient and rude. If this first impression is all people get from Aries Rising, they will be missing out, since a person’s Rising Sign is only an outward mask. If they get even a slight glimpse into the deeper self, they will see an indomitable spirit, boundless courage and the willingness to fight for a cause this person believes in.
With Aries rising, there is a strong need to approach life in a straight forward and direct manner. In this sense, qualities of courage, strength and self-assertion need to be developed in order to meet the challenges that life will present.
To live the full potential of this Ascendant, one needs become decisive, and take action. How able you feel to go out and do this will depend upon other factors in the chart. It is highly likely that you will experience some difficulties earlier in life, either overshooting the mark by being too vigorous in your approach, or feeling afraid to go it alone. This will ease in time, as you gain greater awareness around using what is basically a very primal, powerful and assertive energy.
The task for an Aries rising individual is to find the creative potency within, so that the self as an initiator can be developed and explored. In this sense, the Aries rising individual needs to experience themselves as a potent catalytic force in whatever environment they are found. Accordingly, you may continually experience the need to rise up and confront challenges, to act as an initiator, or catalyst, in order to get things started, or keep them moving along. There are strong tendencies to be on one’s own, and to become very self-sufficient. According to Howard Sasportas, “Life is best viewed as an adventure, quest and challenge” when this sign is rising.
Self-reliance is learnt early in childhood, as there may be a portion that is spent alone, or away from the family structure. Feelings of strangeness and dislocation from parents may be present, yet this kind of experience is needed in order to generate the independent, courageous qualities mentioned above. Often, there are difficulties with parents, especially the parent of the same sex, as this sign encourages one to seek to assert one’s independence and right to stand alone. Aries rising children are often noisy, rambunctious and enthusiastic. This may be at odds with the rest of the family structure, and present some problems. This again serves to force the individual to stand alone.
Yet, despite these challenges, cheerfulness, naturalness and sociability are also qualities usually present with Aries rising. This Ascendant brings the ability to project a warm, enthusiastic, adventurous and fun-loving optimism into the environment that is almost always welcome. Aries rising individuals are likely to be capable and energetic folk, with strong family values, and a need for structure and discipline in life. In family matters, these individuals are inclined toward self-sacrifice, as they are often willing to undergo hardship and sacrifice for the sake of the family. Initially, you may be argumentative and debate oriented, for this is a fiery sign, with strong mental energies that love to butt heads with others and push the envelope. Eventually, the challenge for you will be to learn how to incorporate Libran qualities (Aries polar opposite) of diplomacy and consideration for others to enhance your ability to realize your ambitions. Again, how easily this develops will depend greatly upon the rest of the chart.
Aries is a very physical and dynamic energy. You should think about how you are expressing the quality of dynamism in your life. It is important to recognize the need to expend a good deal of physical energy when you have Aries rising. Exercise and activities often help to keep the nervous system from becoming overwhelmed. Inactivity can often lead to moodiness and emotional overwhelm as your innate need to expend energy has nowhere to go.
Passionate, Aries Rising will chase whomever they are interested in at the moment in affairs of the heart. The chase is part of the excitement. They can be charming and hard to resist. They are enthusiastic and adventurous, if a little bit overwhelming for some people.
The Aries Ascendant is oriented on success. They are ambitious and can be single-minded towards their own achievements to the point of selfishness at times. This usually stems from the fact they are so focused on their own goals that they forget that others may be involved or affected. They have a strong need to accomplish their goals, no matter how foolish, dangerous or far-reaching they may seem.
Aries Rising is enthusiastic and full of energy. When they get motivated, get out of their way! It is easy for them to get carried away and overestimate their own abilities. They may suffer from overwork. They tend to be informal and easy going. Sports and other competitions really appeal to this Ascendant. They are popular socially and usually in the center of all the action.