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The Rising Sign or Ascendant

In an astrological birth chart, the sign occupying the first house is known as the ascendant. The ascendant is the sign on the horizon at the time of your birth. A person with an Aries ascendant is said to have a natural chart because all the zodiac signs will be aligned in their natural houses. While the sun sign pertains to our core selves, the rising sign or ascendant is said to represent the outer self. it is the face we present the world and how others tend to perceive us, especially upon first impression.  The rising sign encompasses our self image, style, general approach to life and also physical appearance.

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Aries Rising ♈︎

If Aries is in the 1st house of your natal chart, you are an Aries ascendant, also called Aries Rising. As an Aries ascendant, your physical appearance will likely feature Aries qualities. This may include attributes such as a tall, lean or otherwise athletic frame, an impish grin and youthful energy. A pronounced forehead, and a rosy complexion are also common. These individuals exude self confidence and a cheeky charm. They prefer to handle almost everything themselves, relying very little on others. Bossy people and authoritarians will generally be met with defiance from an Aries rising person.

Their approach to most situations is to be bold and impressive. There is often an urge to show off and flaunt whatever it is they pride in themselves. Whether extroverted or introverted, the Aries Ascendant man or woman is generally perceived as independent, capable and self assured. They are motivated to distinguish themselves on their own merits but can get very angry when their efforts are derailed or sabotaged by others. Aries Rising tends to move quickly and work quickly. Getting things done in a jiffy is their modus operandi. For them, it is fun to push the limits of their abilities and later bask in the fruits of their accomplishments.

Famous People with Aries Rising:

  • Rihanna
  • Shakira
  • Heath Ledger
  • John Lennon
  • Kendall Jenner
  • Cardi B
  • Che Guevara
  • Jeff Bezos
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Amber Rose
  • Chris Rock
  • Shaquille Oneal
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • James Dean
  • Lucy Lawless

Taurus Rising ♉︎

If Taurus occupies the 1st house of your natal chart, you are a Taurus ascendant. Taurus ascendants come across as calm, reliable and easygoing. The image you project tends to be chill and unpretentious, practical and down to earth. In response to most situations you are not prone to leap to conclusions or overreact. You exercise caution and sensibility. What you lack in intensity, you make up for in tenacity and reliability. Whatever life throws your way, you have a capacity to dig in and plow forward. Physically, Taurus rising people will often have nice skin and hair, and other attractive features in general. Males will often have a sturdy build while females may be blessed with bodacious curves.

The Taurus ascendant is marked by their eye and interest for fashion. They express a lot about themselves through their style of clothes and attention to their appearance. They take pleasure in making a statement through their hair stylings and sartorial dabbling. Like a peacock, they can often attract others to them with flashy elegance. In general, these individuals are often blessed with attractive features anyway thanks to the role Venus plays in their outer appearance. Their energy and disposition tends to be relaxed and poised. Additionally, Taurus ascendant individuals tend to fancy themselves as taste makers and connoisseurs of quality. They hold special appreciation for the craftsmanship and artistry of what they possess and view much of it as a reflection and extension of themselves and their values.

Famous People with Taurus Rising:

  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Robert Pattinson
  • Mariah Carey
  • Gigi Hadid
  • David Beckham
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Jared Leto
  • Charles Manson
  • Halle Berry
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Kate Moss
  • Conor McGregor

Gemini Rising ♊︎

If Gemini is in the first house of your natal chart, then you are a Gemini ascendant or Gemini rising. This means that at the time of your birth, Gemini was the sign on the horizon. As a Gemini ascendant, you will invariably appear very Gemini-like in both behavior and appearance, to those who meet you. Such individuals tend to present themselves as problem solvers and storytellers of sorts. Physically, Gemini ascendants tend to have a very youthful appearance and can often appear much younger than they actually are. In many cases, they can also look very androgynous as well. To outside observers, the Gemini rising man or woman, can display very anxious, nervous energy and a mercurial nature. They may often feel compelled to verbalize their thoughts or say the “quiet part” out loud.

The disposition of these individuals tends to be very communicative and inquisitive and they are ever observant of anything and everything within their immediate environment. In response to most situations, the Gemini ascendant prefers to rely on their use of words and intellect to solve problems and survive. They tend to present themselves as adaptable and quick to learn and grasp what they are taught. Others appreciate them for their affable demeanor and amusing conversation. Gemini rising people are generally fun to talk to and hang out with. They seem to always have something to say and may have a special talent for breaking the ice in social situations. Depending on how extroverted they are, they can be a source of constant commentary that is both entertaining and informative.

Famous People with Gemini Rising:

  • Lady Gaga
  • Tom Cruise
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Hilary Clinton
  • Kristen Stewart
  • Gordon Ramsay
  • Will Smith
  • Pamela Anderson
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Lindsey Lohan
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Louis Tomlinson
  • Mick Jagger
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Mathew McConaughey

Cancer Rising ♋︎

If the zodiac sign in your first house is Cancer, then you are a Cancer ascendant. As a cancer ascendant or cancer Rising, you come across to others as sentimental, sensitive and private. You display a caring spirit that desires to nurture and protect anyone and anything that you hold dear. To that extent, you are something of a protector and fashion yourself as someone who can provide security for yourself and those you care about. Individuals with Cancer Rising may have a tendency to respond or react to new situations in an emotional manner. In response, they may often seek to avoid many situations altogether, or otherwise fortify themselves against any perceived threats or risks to their well-being.

Physically, the Cancer ascendant individual tends to have a round or “moon” face along with baby-like features. They may be prone to water retention and so should be extra mindful about their sodium intake. Salty foods can easily bloat and make them look extra puffy like the Pillsbury dough boy. To others, they can appear shy and withdrawn. This is because they are very guarded and protective of their sense of security. These individuals do not approach most situations without some degree of caution or preparation. They hate surprises but appreciate the good intentions that may motivate them. People with Cancer rising are inclined to be seen as solid, family oriented types. They seek to be loyal, trustworthy and affectionate. They can also seem moody and turbulent at times but you can generally trust that your secrets are safe with them.

Famous People with Cancer Rising:

  • Angelina Jolie
  • Albert Einstein
  • Kanye West
  • Elon Musk
  • Bill Gates
  • Sharon Tate
  • Julia Roberts
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Adele
  • The Weeknd
  • Arnold Schwarzeneggar
  • Vincent Van Gogh
  • Megan Markle
  • Victoria Beckham
  • Robert DeNiro
  • Margot Robbie
  • Ben Affleck
  • Michael Jordan

Leo Rising ♌︎

Those who have Leo in the first house of their natal chart are thus deemed to be Leo ascendant. The ascendant or Leo rising individual is someone who tends to present themselves in a rather ostentatious and dramatic fashion. They generally seek to attract attention and will thus do things that accentuate their appearance to achieve this purpose. They can be very amusing and fun to be around. Others are generally drawn to them for their positive vibe and sunny disposition. Leo ascendants display a lot of heart and self determination as well. They do believe in themselves and strive to live up to the standards and aspirations they feel worthy of. Physically, the Leo rising individual tends to be very attractive and expressive. People are naturally drawn to them due their charismatic flair and physical appeal.

As a Leo ascendant, you are inclined to present yourself as noble and full of heart. Apart from your pompous, ego-centric tendencies you tend to mean well and seek to help others. Generosity is one of your best traits, and you are inclined to take many opportunities to help someone out in a pinch. Although you may seem pretentious, there is a compassion to your character. You value people and value the attention they give to you. Trust and loyalty are also important to your values and sensibilities. As a Leo ascendant, you are willing to deploy every ounce of charm at your disposal in order to win people over and gain their respect and/or admiration. You enjoy attention and can display histrionic tendencies. Being ignored or shunned has a profound effect on your self image and ego.

Famous People with Leo Rising:

  • Donald Trump
  • Selena Gomez
  • Johnny Depp
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Drake
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Ted Bindy
  • Chris Brown
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Demi Lovato
  • Al Pacino
  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Blake Lively
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Jessica Alba

Virgo Rising ♍︎

If Virgo is in the first house of your natal chart, then you are a Virgo ascendant or Virgo rising. Those who have Virgo rising are modest in temperament. They present themselves as down to earth, helpful yet opinionated. They tend to be shy at first but can be rather talkative once you get to know them. Virgo ascendants are very judgmental although they may opt to withhold much of their options. However, their discontent becomes obvious when they complain or gripe about the current situation. People with Virgo rising are often perfectionistic in how they approach tasks and situations. They can place a lot of pressure on themselves to perform well and be very hard on themselves whenever they screw up.

People with Virgo rising generally do not like to call attention to themselves. They tend to be lowkey and fly under the radar in how they operate. Furthermore, the Virgo ascendant male or female tends to see themselves in a less egocentric way and rather as part of a larger societal whole. They want to be helpful, and provide value to others through their work and abilities. In response to new and unfamiliar situations, they pay attention to detail and seek to be cautious and conscientious in order to be accepted and fit in. Virgo ascendants are generally very reliable and can be trusted to carry out the important routines and duties that are entrusted upon them. People with this rising sign tend to form very critical opinions about almost everything around them. They can be sometimes pessimistic but also effective at spotting and pointing out flaws and discrepancies.

Famous People with Virgo Rising:

  • Madonna
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Ema Watson
  • Sharon Stone
  • Uma Thurman
  • Jay-Z
  • Paul McCartney
  • Bella Hadid
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Charlize Theron
  • Bruce Willis
  • Tom Hanks
  • Nicole Scherzinger
  • Kris Jenner

Libra Rising ♎︎

If Libra is the sign occupying the first house of your natal chart, then you are a Libra ascendant. Those who have Libra rising are inclined towards congeniality, politeness, and social mobility. These individuals are typically seen as very likable and socially adept. Moreover, having Libra rising engenders a very people oriented disposition. They can be good at negotiation and playing the role of peacekeeper. Generally they can be very charming and a pleasure to be around. enjoy their company. However, Libra ascendants can display a mean streak and have a capacity for weaponizing their social prowess against others. Manipulation and rumor mill propaganda are among their toolsets.

Physically, Libra ascendants tend to be very attractive in one form or another. Typically, they have very symmetrical features and carry themselves with a degree of class and charismatic dignity. At times they can also appear superficial and glib as though only saying what is needed to maintain the façade they want to portray. Regardless, they generally avoid causing or being involved in drama or conflict amongst the people around them. Much of what they do tends to be oriented towards the cultivation of harmony and positive relationships. To this end, they can be very savvy with regards to the curation of their public image. For this reason they can become very popular and attract many friendships and romantic admirers in the process. Given the opportunity, they can hobnob and schmooze to no end. They are very keen on maintaining an ideal, enviable image in the eyes of others.

Famous People with Libra Rising:

  • Adolf Hitler
  • Beyonce Knowles
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Harry Styles
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Britney Spears
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Bill Clinton
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Isaac Newton
  • Jeffrey Dahmer

Scorpio Rising ♏︎

If Scorpio is in the 1st house of your natal chart, then you have Scorpio rising. As a Scorpio Ascendant, you will often appear to others as intense, perceptive and a bit mysterious. Your approach to most situations is to observe and investigate before taking action. You will often notice things that others miss. Furthermore, Scorpio Ascendants can seem moody and brooding at times; at others, passionate and strong willed. They can get obsessive when it comes to achieving a purpose or attaining the object of their desire. These individuals can also be difficult to get to know. In part because they may have an aura that is slightly intimidating and also because they are typically private and not very open about a lot of things. However, that doesn’t stop them from gathering information about others.

Physically, Scorpio Ascendants often have a strong presence. Even if they are not physically strong or imposing in any way, they may still exude a vibe that is mysterious or intriguing to others. You may recognize a Scorpio ascendant by their penetrating gaze or loner tendencies. They tend to operate in a very independent fashion and dislike others trying to dictate much of anything to them. They prefer to be in control but more so from behind the scenes rather than in an upfront capacity. They can be vindictive and temperamental over issues of control and interference by others. One of their best qualities is their willingness and capacity for research and getting to the bottom of things. They are attracted to puzzles and arcane knowledge that requires astute investigation to uncover.

Famous People with Scorpio Rising:

  • Taylor Swift
  • Justin Bieber
  • Vladimir Putin
  • Katy Perry
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Chris Evans
  • Natalie Portman
  • Prince
  • Jim Kerry
  • Robin Williams
  • Bjork
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • James Franco

Sagittarius Rising ♐︎

If Sagittarius is in the first house of your natal chart, then you are a Sagittarius rising. As a Sagittarius ascendant, you come across as open minded, humorous and even philosophical. You embrace adventure and enjoy exploring new venues and experiences. Your positive energy and optimistic outlook can often attract good luck and opportunities. Sagittarius ascendants are generally “glass half full” types who choose to focus on the bright side of most situations. They are inclined to have good values and moral principles predicated on a sense of higher wisdom and connection with humanity. For them, it’s often better to focus on the bigger picture and not get bogged down in the transient details of day to day life.

Despite their outgoing disposition and attitude, Sagittarius ascendants can also be somewhat shy inside. They may often employ humor to deflect from their insecurities and fears. With regards to their appearance, many Sagittarius ascendants have athletic bodies perhaps in part due to an active lifestyle. They may enjoy sports and a variety of physical activities that can be shared with other people. Additionally, Sagittarius rising people are also known for their candor and honest and opinionated perspectives. They can be effective debaters and argue their point convincingly. Of course, they prefer to do so in congenial terms and not so much in contentious, heated ones. In their view, almost nothing has to be taken that seriously anyway.

Famous People with Sagittarius Rising:

  • Brad Pitt
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Eminem
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Elvis Presley
  • Jodie Foster
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Catherine Zeta Jones
  • Brigitte Bardot
  • Paris Hilton
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Joe Biden
  • Bruce Lee
  • Mila Kunis
  • Jimi Hendrix

Capricorn Rising ♑︎

If Capricorn is in the 1st house of your birth chart, then you are a Capricorn rising. People who are Capricorn rising are generally perceived as mature and responsible. Because of this, they may often get chosen for leadership positions and other roles that require a high degree of trust. To others, they can appear very serious and professional but with a dry wit. Capricorn rising can be particularly image conscious especially with regards to their career and social status. Their approach to most situations is often organized, strategic and efficient. In some cases they can appear to be overly ambitious try-hards who only care about being successful. Nevertheless, their attitude about work and success, can take them far in life and also foster a reputation that is upstanding.

Appearance wise, Capricorn ascendants may often range from average to above average height with distinguished features. They can appear older or more mature for their age especially in the way they behave and dress. Capricorn rising can also be very stern but also self disciplined. It is not uncommon for them to set aside almost everything in their life in order to focus on a priority or goal they’ve set for themselves. Vanity and superficiality are an anathema to them. Hard work, common sense, and integrity are just some of the things they value and respect. Speaking of which, respect is very important to them and much of what they do is aimed at making them worthy of receiving it.

Famous People with Capricorn Rising:

  • Ariana Grande
  • Megan Fox
  • Kylie Jenner
  • Monica Belluci
  • Christiano Ronaldo
  • Prince Harry
  • Zach Efron
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Naomi Campbell
  • Russell Brand
  • Sean Connery
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Bono
  • Colin Farrell
  • Lorde

Aquarius Rising ♒︎

If Aquarius is on the 1st house of your astrology natal chart, then you have Aquarius rising. People with Aquarius rising come across as friendly but unconventional and sometimes contrarian. Their approach to many situations can seem weird or unusual. They like to accentuate their individuality and cultivate a unique voice and identity. Aquarius ascendants steer away from what they consider to be conventional, typical or traditional. They prefer to be original and different and to explore methods and fields of interest that are more off the beaten path. In pursuit of their self development and identity, they avoid emulating others or allowing themselves to be overly influenced by them. Authenticity is important to them and they may often gravitate towards people who might be considered outsiders or outliers by society’s standards.

Physically, Aquarius ascendants will often have an unusual appearance. They are likely to have distinctive features that make them stand out in one form or another. In addition to that, they may have an unusual taste in fashion and opt to dress and style themselves in ways that further differentiate them. Basically, they do not want to look like an NPC. Aquarius rising people prize independence and individual freedom and they resist others who try to infringe on theirs. They seek to be a free spirit and independent thinker and they will readily advocate and stand up for others ability to do the same. Moreover, they truly value friendship and will generally invest a lot of their time and effort into building solid meaningful friendships and social connections.

Famous People with Aquarius Rising:

  • Barack Obama
  • Nicki Minaj
  • David Bowie
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Jim Morrison
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Zendaya
  • Khloe Kardashian
  • Henry Cavill
  • Carl Jung
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Lionel Messi
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Russell Crowe
  • Matt Damon

Pisces Rising ♓︎

Those who have Pisces on the 1st house of their natal chart have Pisces as their rising sign. As a Pisces ascendant, the image others perceive of them is that of an idealistic, sensitive, kind and creative soul. These individuals can be very chameleon-like as well; able to blend and mix in with many different crowds and cliques. They show themselves to be rather adaptable but sometimes unreliable. Following regimented schedules and routines can be difficult for them and their more open ended sensibilities. In most situations, they prefer to use a creative and humane approach. They rely on intuition and feeling to guide much of their choices. As a consequence, their judgment can appear irrational or naïve to more logic driven individuals.

When it comes to appearances, Pisces rising people tend to have large, soulful eyes along with nice feet. Pisces ascendants can often struggle with disorganization, forgetfulness and indecisiveness. Their idealistic nature can render a tendency to see the world as they want to see it and not necessarily as it really is. They can easily fall into despair when confronted with the suffering and pain that comes with life on earth. For them, the remedy is often a retreat into their inner world. Escapism is important for their emotional health. They have a rich fantasy life and will likely discover some artistic outlets for their creative energies. Otherwise, they may be avid consumers of fiction in the form of books and cinema.

Famous People with Pisces Rising:

  • Michael Jackson
  • George Clooney
  • Billie Eilish
  • Zayn Malik
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Whtney Houston
  • Kourtney Kardashian
  • Demi Moore
  • Alicia Keys
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Bruno Mars
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Pablo Escobar
  • Andrew Garfield
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Johnny Cash
  • Al Capone

*source of celeb rising signs:astrotheme.com

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