Aries Ascendant - Profile and Characteristics of Aries Rising

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Aries rising denotes a frank, open, out-spoken, and free-handed disposition. The fate will be precipitated by the native's impulsive and headstrong tendencies, also his fearless pioneering and progressive spirit. He will be ambitious and desirous of rising in the world and will not miss many opportunities, nor be thwarted by obstacles or failure. He will often say more than he means, being enthusiastic, energetic, enterprising, progressive, and aspiring. He will be fond of acquiring knowledge, keen in all intellectual pursuits, fond of debate and argument, and always at the front. These remarks apply to Aries as a whole, but more especially to the first decanate.

The second decanate of Aries rising modifies the Martial element of the sign and brings more reason and sympathy into the nature, being the decanate of harmony. It strengthens the intellect and gives more fruitfulness to this otherwise barren sign. It lessens the tendency to ambition and to rashness, but does not entirely correct the impulsiveness. The fate will be influenced by ambition and emotion, and also through speculative tendencies. The vitality is increased and the character strengthened morally. TIP:
The third decanate rising strengthens the general tendency of Aries to prevision, stimulates the ideality and adds to the impulsiveness. It adds to the desire for demonstration and expression, and brings the native to a condition in which the philosophic and religious side of life is entered upon. It makes the whole sign more fortunate, and brings a desire to travel and to see foreign lands, with success from abroad.

When the first decanate of Aries rises, study the planet Mars as ruler, noting its position and aspects carefully. When this decanate rises Mars will be very powerful in the first, fifth or ninth houses, and the aspects to Venus and the Sun must be carefully judged.

When the second decanate of Aries rises, the Sun will be part ruler in addition to Mars, and the aspects of the Sun to Mars will be most potent and of life-long effect. If either the Sun or Mars be rising, or in the fifth house, the fate will be marked and the life most eventful, but the rise and fall, honour or degradation will depend very considerably upon the Sun's position and aspects. Note also the condition of the fifth house.

When the third decanate of Aries rises, Jupiter will be part ruler of the horoscope in addition to Mars, and as these two forces are opposite in nature some contest beween materiality and religion or between the lower and higher nature will considerably affect the life. Note carefully the position and aspects of Jupiter and pay especial attention to the ninth house.