Ascendant sign is the rising sign on the eastern horizon at the time of your birth. It is know by various names like ascendant sign, Rising sign, lagna rashi etc Ascendant in astrology is the first house of your horoscope from where you map your planetary positions unique to you, It is the starting point or first house of your karmic blueprint revealing your destiny, your unique psycho-physical make-up. The star of ascendant, the rising degree of ascendant is the crucial point which makes you unique as that particular degree, minutes and seconds will decide your rising signs in the varga charts popularly known as divisional charts.
Your first impression is influenced by your ascendant in astrology. The rising sign influences your personality, your social interactions, your approach and relations to people. It is your projection of your own self to the outside world, the rising sign affects more on your outward personality. the sun sign signifies your goals, attitude and soul connection whereas the moon sign will show your mental make up, your nature, likes, dislikes, connection with people on mental level or inner level. The ascendant in astrology will make you attracted towards somebody physically, it will be the first attraction or love at first sign “Oh wow, he’s so handsome!! She’s so pretty !!” But you may get repelled to that person after talking and getting to know each other as you people may be mentally poles apart. The rising sign always helps to make a positive first impression if it has benefic planets or is surrounded by benefics. Even the worse looking people can manage to attract everyone towards them just on the basis of their positive aura which is reflected by the ascendant. Height, weight, looks, color etc will be based demographic, genetic and cultural differences but attraction or magnetic pull towards somebody is the result of rising sign in astrology. Ascendants which are compatible manage to attract and influence each other easily.
zodiac signs in astrology are divided into groups based on elements, symbols, lordships etc. A proper study of each of these ingredients will help you to understand each ascendant in detail. The rising sign will determine the outward personality and traits of the jataka. We will take a look at the general qualities and the features of each ascendant in this article.
Aries ascendant in astrology
Aries is symbolized by Ram ready to fight with his horns/head, fire element, ruled by mars, cardinal signs or chara rashi. Most of the aries rising people will have some kind of a mark on forehead due to injury as they are prone to injuries of head, they are will have reddish face and fair looks and good height,Their face becomes red when they start laughing or stretch their face muscles. Their body will be well built and muscular due to influence of mars, atleast the shoulders are broad. They can be recognized by their attitude to hurry towards doing something, their physical movements are usually fast and will always give the impression of being in some kind of hurry. They will exude leadership qualities and would always look to lead or exert themselves. Being a cardinal sign they will always keep switching tasks quickly.
Tauras ascendant in Astrology
Tauras is symbolized by a bull, earth element, ruled by the planet of beauty venus and it is a fixed sign or sthira rashi. Tauras rising are usually short in height and well built, they have bulky upper body like a bull which looks well built though won’t be muscular. They will have a charming face and expressive eyes especially in Rohini Nakshatra, their face will mostly be oval or round with wheatish or fair complexion. Their body movements are slow, calm and relaxed so are their expressions. They have reservoir of energy within them and can do any amount of physical labor till they want. They are usually lazy and won’t even get up once they are in the mood to sit down. You will literally have to drag them. They love hard work and peace equally and can balance both nicely. These people will exude love for beauty, nature, peace and romance, being a fixed sign they do not like changes and stick to one thing at a time.
Gemini ascendant in Astrology
Gemini is symbolized by twins, air element, ruled by planet mercury and is a dual sign or dwiswabhavi rashi. These people will have a mischievous look on their face, these people seldom have serious looks. Even if one has serious looks his smile will clearly reveal the mischievous looks. Gemini rising people have slender limbs, long hands and legs due to it being an airy sign. They have average to tall height with long slender limbs, hands, fingers with swift movements and wheatish to dark complexion. These people will always crave for a partner or always have some or the other person with them. They do not like to be alone and will always want someone or the other to talk and keep talking. You will always see them actively engaged in talking, planning treks, trips, doing mischief. These people love communication and companionship and they will not like to stay alone at home, they always want action in their life. Being a dual sign they will always be found multi-tasking as they cannot sit idle. Confusion is ever prevalent in their minds.
Cancer ascendant in astrology
Cancer is symbolized by a crab, water element, ruled by planet moon and a cardinal sign. Cancer rising people will always look homely and caring, they have a tendency to gain weight and have bulky body with fair complexion, round fleshed limbs and fingers, with short to medium height. These people will always be involved in taking care of needs of people even in a group, they can be good managers, event organizers. They love cooking and a homely atmosphere. They are very moody, emotional and change moods quickly like the changing phases of moon. Their beliefs are really firm and unshakable just like the crab which holds on to things tightly and firmly. The theme of their life revolves security, love and emotional support and a good home.
Leo ascendant in astrology
Leo is symbolized by the Lion king, fire element, ruled by Sun and a fixed sign. Leo rising will have a broad forehead with receding headline, fair or bright complexion with a large face and prominent looks. They have a well built muscular body being a fire sign and ruled by sun. Prominent forehead is a feature of Leo ascendant. Leo people will always be seen looking to head groups, behave like leaders, boss, they will always demand importance and love the feeling of being important. They will even be the heads in their family and will expect others to abide and follow the rules set by them. These people love to be praised and will always flaunt their belongings. Most of their activities are done to get rise in status, position respect and public acclaim. Leo people are extremely careful about their public reputation and status. Leo people can be easily judged as they abide by particular set of principles and rules in their life. They like to make and follow law. This is hardest of the fixed signs and can be very obstinate and stubborn with their principles in life.
Virgo ascendant in astrology
Virgo is symbolized by a girl in a boat with flowers admist nature yet lost in her own thoughts, earth element, ruled by mercury, dual sign. Virgo people will have an oblong face with dark to wheatish complexion, attractive countenance and well maintained physic with medium height. They have prominent stomach at times and they look like tensed or immersed in some thoughts and calculations. They have very active mind which is always calculating something, since it is a earthy sign they are very practical and health conscious. They are usually critics and will always criticize things if their opinion is asked. Virgo rising people always tend to over think about things leading to stress and illness. Venus gets debilitation in this sign because of the over-calculative approach making them neglect the happiness and enjoyment of life. Virgo rising usually gives good beautiful looks and soft skin as mercury exalts in this sign.
Libra ascendant in astrology
Libra is symbolized by balanced scales, air element, ruled by venus and a cardinal sign. Libra people will have long slender limbs, medium to tall height, attractive facial features and wheatish fair complexion. Libra rising are lovers of beauty. They are intolerable towards injustice and love to be socially active with active participation in social activities, gatherings etc. They are usually good mediators and love to act as mediators. Being and air element and exaltation sign of saturn they are also very humble, intelligent, followers of law and justice. A libra person would completely sweep you off your feet after staying sometime with you, you will really miss his presence once he leaves your place. They have enormous magnetic attraction as it is the mool trikona sign of venus, they are more of social activist and social workers than leaders, they rule masses and are loved by masses.
Scorpio ascendant in astrology
Scorpio is symbolized by a scorpion who is ready to sting, water element, ruled by mars and fixed sign or sthira rashi. The most complex sign in entire zodiac having all opposite symbol. Boiling water cannot be Sthira or fixed. Scorpio rising will have a very broad well built personality with magnetic pull or attraction, usually rugged looks, dark complexion and stout body. They have marks of burn or injury on their body. These people can be great saint or sinners depending on the environment they grow up. They are extremely possessive of their belongings. They tend to be jealous of other people and sting at every opportunity if they feel threatened. They can be very loyal and faithful companions if treated with love, respect and care. Do not expect a scorpion to reveal everything about his life however closer bonding he may share with you, they will always have dark secrets buried deep down their mind which will never come to surface. Their secrets often go away with them but are seldom revealed to anybody. They have a tendency to hold grudges against people if hurt. A scorpion is an extremely good friend or a worse enemy to have. These people are deeply interested in occult sciences, metaphysics, research oriented careers etc.
Sagittarius ascendant in astrology
Sagittarius is symbolized by lower body of a horse, upper body of a man with a bow in hand whose string is pulled to attack, fire element, ruled by jupiter and dual sign or dwiswabhavi rashi. Sagittarius rising are very pious and extremely well built people, a sagittarius rising man is an ideal dream man of many women due to his extreme good looks and qualities. Sagittarius being ruled by jupiter and being a fire sign gives extremely strong and muscular body with well built limbs and golden fair complexion. He has both the qualities of a brahmana and a kshatriya, he is religious but at the same time he can release the arrow and attack you if he senses any adharma. Sagittarius people cannot tolerate adharma and dare to get into fights for the right. Sagittarius people will always come to help if called upon. These people will be fond of education, learning and respect their gurus and father. Mool nakshatra in sagittarius makes one extremely moody and is a very ugra nakshatra, the real qualities of sagittarius belong to moola nakshatra.
Capricorn ascendant in astrology
Capricorn symbolizes a sheep, earth element, ruled by saturn and cardinal sign. Capricorn rising will have dark complexion, short height and a medium built with square or normal limbs. Capricorn rising are hard working and career oriented people. They are usually pessimistic due to tasting failure in early life. Being the negative sign of Saturn these people are put to tests of life again and again resulting their early lives to be full of trails and tribulations. Most of them start to progress in the late 30’s in life as saturn does not let them enjoy life till they toil hard. These people are usually focused on their goals in life and do not mix up with others very often. The are mostly introverts or shy and keep themselves wrapped in a shell.
Aquarius ascendant in astrology
Aquarius is symbolized by a pot pouring water, air element, ruled by saturn, fixed sign. Aquarius rising are tall having slender and long prominent limbs due to influence of saturn, they have very serious and matured look but that of a wise man. This is the last of the air signs and the symbol shows that it is imparting its knowledge and wisdom to the masses. These people are deep thinkers and researchers, the outcome of their research and wisdom is usually for the benefit of the mankind. These people have a huge attraction for knowledge and research and can be found studying continuously. They study for excellence and not for university degrees. Being a sthira rashi they have the ability to keep patience and carry on their research for years.
Pieces ascendant in astrology
Pieces symbolizes two fish in going in opposite direction, water element, ruled by jupiter and dual sign. Pieces rising have very fair complexion and can usually tend to gain weight very quickly. They have well balanced and proportioned limbs, round or plum body with no bones visible. There is a conflict in their minds pulling them towards two opposite direction as symbolized by two fish, one side pulls them towards materialism and the other side towards spiritual. Jupiter is the ruler and venus exalts in this sign says a lot about it. These people are god fearing and emotional and also have a rich fertile imagination which makes them highly creative. These people lack commercial instinct or business acumen and can be fooled by anyone easily with emotions. They cannot be good businessman unless they have a good mercury, they are very naive and innocent people.
This is a very general outline of characteristics and traits of the rising sign and will undergo a change depending on the influence of planets on the ascendant in your horoscope. The more planets influencing the ascendant the more colorful personality does one have. More benefic planets influencing the ascendant gives a very strong personality which can attract masses. Malefics influencing the ascendants will make you known for that particular trait of the malefic. Mars aspecting or influencing the ascendant will make you aggressive and assertive and people will say that “oh he is a very aggressive person”. This way ascendant in astrology play a big role in shaping up your outer personality and exerting your good or bad influence on people around you.