The Ascendant or Rising Zodiac Sign

The Ascendant or Rising Sign.

Appearance, Temperament, General Character.

That part of the sign *) which at birth was rising on the eastern horizon, gives the form of the body, the temperament and the character in general, modified, however, by the signs in which ☉ and ☽ are placed and by the influence of those planets which occupy a prominent place in the horoscope e.g. in the ascendant or in M. C.

Life Ruling Planet

Antique Zodiac Chart Print Constellation Map Print
Antique Zodiac Chart Print Constellation Map Print

Please read the previous related article: Dispositions Produced by the Signs

Life Ruler, as it is called, is that planet which forms the nearest and strongest aspect to the Sun at the time of  birth  We may say Sun or Earth, as the Earth is always in the opposite sign in which the Sun is, therefore, when an aspect is formed to one, there will be an aspect to the other of equal power. 

Dispositions Produced by the Signs

A Fiery sign ascending, or the ruler of the ascendant in a fiery sign, inclines one to be hasty, impulsive, quick-tempered, revengeful, proud, ambitious, hardy, rash and very persevering for a time, but lacking continuity; often making remarks they are soon sorry for, thereby involving themselves in arguments or disputes; yet they are mostly ingenious; often change their opinions or pursuits.