Your Ascendant is the degree of the eastern horizon at the time and place of your birth, one of the most individualized points in your chart. It’s where the Sun rises, making its first appearance at the dawn of a new day. Similarly, the Ascendant marks our first appearance in the world, as we awaken to our new life at birth. It says something about how we ‘rise’, how we make our appearance in the world and how we navigate through life. The sign the Ascendant falls in is the 1st house, which is why it has significance for our appearance, health and essential vitality, our intrinsic motivation and nature. It is the ‘face’ of our chart. Some part of the 1st house will always be visible beyond the horizon while the rest has not yet risen, half-light, half-dark. It is where the Earth’s turn results in a house that straddles between the light and the dark, where spirit meets matter, where reflection becomes awareness.
With Aquarius Rising, the way one navigates through life is in a Saturn-like fashion: cautious, deliberately, disciplined. They may find themselves in the role of Saturn, bringing order, assessment, criticism, discipline and structure to the lives of others. The specific way in which they typically go about business depends on the placement and condition of Saturn, and the house in which it falls presents a particular area of focus over the course of one’s life. One’s very appearance may be more stoic, aloof, cool, unimpressed, mature. They can have a pale, wan, serious, somber, stark or professional look, someone who looks like they do not want to be bothered. This is someone whose maturity and discipline is more on the surface, whose ambitions, burdens, responsibilities, administrative ability and saturnine energy are more readily apparent, who may have high expectations of others, but also lives up to them as well.
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