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Keys to Your External Self: SCORPIO Rising and Decans

by Elbert Wade, PMAFA - Professional Certified Consultant Astrologer
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The rising sign or ascendant (the external self) is second in importance only to the Sun-Sign (the inner self). For most people who know you less than intimately, it may be the determining factor as they see, identify, and know you. It also influences how you view, act, and react to others and the environment. While your Sun-Sign is determined by your birth date (and in some border-line cases the time), the rising sign (ascendant) must be calculated for the exact birth time and place. Theoretically, the rising sign advances one degree (of 360 degrees of a full circle -- a 24-hour day) every four minutes, meaning each 30-degree sign takes about two hours to move upward -- due to counterclockwise axial rotation of planet earth -- across the ascendant point: the eastern horizon. Definition: decan (decanate) -- a ten-degree distance (division or portion) of a sign; each zodiac sign has three decans, which collectively equal thirty degrees. First decan (any sign) is 00.00 to 9.59.59 - second decan is 10.00.to 19.59.59 - third decan is 20.00 to 29.59.59.

[Rule-of-Thumb or "ballpark": If you were born during the first 40 minutes of any rising-sign's beginning hour (see second link below for ascendant table), the first decan 0 to 10 degrees likely will be ascending; if born 41 to 80 minutes (1 hour +20 minutes) after the sign's beginning hour the second decan likely will be ascending; if born 81 minutes (1 hour +21 minutes) to 2 hours after, the third decan likely will be ascending. An accurately calculated horoscope is necessary for determining for sure the decan ascending.]

The rising sign (and its decan) are of great significance in determining your personality, mannerisms, character, mentality, emotions, weeknesses, health and life-pattern, as well as characteristics to cultivate, or correct. If you or someone you know has Aries rising, you'll want to study the "Overview" first and then the decan information.

Hopefully you know your rising sign (ascendant). It not, refer to the easy-to-use ascendant (rising sign) table here.

OR -- If uncertain about (or need to verify) your own (or anyone's) natal horoscope's true Rising Sign (Ascendant) and the Decan -- [First Decan: 00 to 10 degrees / Second Decan: 10 to 20 degrees / Third Decan :20 to 30 degrees], you can find out fast and FREE (plus get sign/degree/minutes for Moon Sign / Sun-Sign / Midheaven (10th House sign), and latitude/longitude of birthplace) HERE. After finding Rising Sign (AS), click its link near bottom of the "Atlas/Astrological Atlas" page to read about your own (or anyone's) Rising Sign and its Decan.

Use also to read your SUN-SIGN (inner self) and MOON SIGN (emotional self)

[Hint Number One: The information following can be applied as well to your Sun-Sign (your inner self). Relate the "Overview" to natal Sun in Scorpio. Also read "First Decan" if you were born in the first 10 days of this sign -- Sun in 0 to 10 degrees; "Second Decan" if born in days 10 to 20 -- Sun in 10 to 20 degrees; "Third Decan" if born in days 20 to 30 -- Sun in 20 to 30 degrees.]

[Hint Number Two: The descriptions following can also be applied to your Moon-Sign (your emotional self). Relate the "Overview" to natal Moon in Scorpio. Also read "First Decan" if your Moon is in the first 10 degrees of this sign; "Second Decan" if your Moon is 10 to 20 degrees of this sign; "Third Decan" if your Moon is in 20 to 30 degrees of this sign.]

SCORPIO RISING -- OVERVIEW

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Mysterious, slow-moving, evolutionary, obscure, and determined Pluto rules the facades and external egos of all you with this sign rising at the time you were born. Above all else, you are strongwilled, consistent, and persistent as you go about handling all matters of consequence and importance to your daily affairs. You probably don't even know the meaning of the word "can't" because once you set your mind to do something, you will no matter how much time and energy may be required. You accomplish it -- or you want to know why it can't possibly be done.

However apparently gregarious, outgoing, and friendly you may appear on the surface, there are many things about yourself and your life which you do not and will not reveal to others. You are inclined to be secretive generally as you don't tend to trust others too easily or quickly. You seldom forget a wrong or slight from others and are not averse to "getting even" when you can find any opportunity to do so.

With this fixed (stable/resistent-to-change) sign rising, the height of you natives is variable; but most of you tend to be well below average to average; tall is rare. You often are a "boxy," roundishly, muscular type. You could be rather hefty, sometimes even a bit more than "pleasingly plump." Normally the head is of average length and often rather flat on top. The hair tends to be dark in color, thick, usually curly. It's not uncommon that there is an abundance of body hair.

The nose may be either aquiline or concave, and tends to fullness at the tip. Care should be taken of the skin as it tends to be quite oily. (Most of you are lucky to leave adolescence without taking some scars or acne marks with you into adult life.) The teeth may be short and could be spaced rather far apart.

The eyes may shine brilliantly, are very magnetic, dark as a rule, and round. The voice has a deep, strong tone and is compelling; others may comment that it is very "sexy." There is a preference for quality clothes and to care about the appearance, but little desire for ostentation (except to look "sexy"). There is a rather special manner about your walk; it seems to have a bounce or swing to it which makes it seem you are "wagging" an invisible tail; it might even be called seductive.

Your general character is quite complex as intellect and emotion, will and the desires fight a perpetual battle for control. The overall mentality may be extremely introspective, analytical, and intuitive. The dominant urge is to get to the root of everything that intrigues you. The memory typically is especially keen.

The emotions are quite intense and, in the final analysis, the most powerful force in the total makeup. However, they are often kept bottled up since you dislike, even fear, openly showing emotions that might smack of any personal weaknesses. Your emotions are your greatest strength but potentially also your most dangerous force when not kept in check.

Limitations and weaknesses are mainly those which result from lack of capacity for compromise. There can be extreme jealousy, innate suspicions, a pronounced tendency to harbor grievances and sometimes to be bitter and vindictive. While very critical of others, you never spare yourself from criticism either.

Since Scorpio is such a wiry sign, it gives you a strong constitution. However, because of your very accented determination it's entirely possible for you to drive yourself to the very limits of endurance, which could result in some type of collapse under acute emotional strain. Fortunately, your recuperative powers are very good -- and rapid. Your life-pattern is very active, often combative, and usually quite successful -- especially in the latter part of life. Important years of change often are the 27th, 36th, and the 63rd.

The main characteristics of a desirable nature and good for cultivation are expressed by such words as these: activity, energy, positiveness, fearlessness, eloquence, devotion, patience, ambition, willpower, and tenacity.

The most probable less-than-desirable characteristics for correction are denoted by these key words and terms: severity, callousness, stubbornness, bitter sarcasm, an overly-suspicious nature, spitefulness, vindictiveness, dogmatism, cruel shrewdness, rude bluntness, obsession with sexual matters, and being overly-passionate about nearly everything. All of these undesirable traits and inclinations either have been or can, in time, be improved upon, markedly corrected, or overcome totally by the conscientious and proper mental application of your outstandingly-positive qualities, and your determination and perseverance.

FIRST DECAN of SCORPIO Rising (00.00 - 10.00 degrees)

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This Scorpio/PLUTO decan of Scorpio rising is, of course, the most typical. Very much of what was covered above applies fully, but there is more. The fixed nature of Scorpio gives you a tremendous amount of tenacity (staying power). Once you set out to accomplish anything, you will persist regardless of the obstacles until you finally succeed. Aiding this determination is the cardinal sub-influence of this first decan, which can help to supply you with the stamina, energy, and drive to persist very actively.

Of all with Scorpio rising, you are the one who is most private and secretive. You absolutely will not reveal anything about your personal life unless you expressly desire to do so. Actually, you may be too personally "self-contained" for your own good since others with whom you must relate may think you are covering up things which might be a threat to them. Remember that your own suspicions can arouse the suspicions of others. Work on learning to be a bit more open and trusting until you find a real reason not to be.

Your physical appearance typically inclines to darker skin and hair color than those with other decans of Scorpio rising. Eat sensibly or you could develop a weight problem, especially as the years pass. You truly like to maintain the status quo and adjust rather slowly to changes in your everyday life; therefore, you'd do well to strive for "regularity" in as many areas of your life as possible. In career/work/business, you might be especially successful if you become involved with some type of research or investigation. You may be expert at ferreting out anything that's hidden from normal view.

It's probable that you have a very accented libido which makes you (and others) very much aware of how sexy and sensual you appear. It's not uncommon for you to get rather personal, even gross attention from some others which you'd rather not have. If you dress too provocatively, you may be inviting situations which you could do without.

SECOND DECAN of SCORPIO Rising (10.00 - 20.00 degrees)

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The important sub-influences of this Pisces/NEPTUNE decan can induce numerous rather interesting differences. Pisces tends to soften and refine both the physical features and the personality. While you still possess the strong will, determination, and drive characteristic of everyone with Scorpio rising, you are less inclined to come on as strong as others. Perhaps your motto for getting what you want in everyday situations actually is that old adage about walking softly but carrying a big stick.

You are better able to compromise and adjust since Pisces is a mutable sign. If you can't sell items for twenty-five cents each, you're perfectly willing to let them go at four for a dollar. Of all with Scorpio ascending, you well may be the one most artistically inclined. You could earn your living in the art field and/or at least be highly appreciative of art. Music and dance may have a very special appeal. Surely you will dabble in painting in some form or other.

You are fortunate to have the assistance of the fixed nature of this decan (as well as Scorpio/Pluto), as it helps you avoid being as "wishy-washy" as Pisces alone can be. While you may not be quite as secretive as your first-decan friends, you still very much appreciate your privacy. Part of this is the result of the twelfth-house influence (secrets/limitations), which also may cause you to have to cope with additional delays and problems personally; but you can and normally do work most of them out.

With the Neptune influence, it's probable you have an affinity for water, meaning you might have a fondness for working on or near the sea or other large bodies of water. (Or, you might deal with liquids or liquid assets.) Swimming might be your favorite sports activity. Neptune can be very nice to you appearance-wise.

THIRD DECAN of SCORPIO Rising (20.00 - 30.00 degrees)

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The sub-influence of this Cancer/MOON decan can induce some quite exciting and interesting characteristics. Cancer -- natural ruler of the fourth house of home, family, and security -- can cause you to be very much attached emotionally to family members. Whether for better or worse, they likely had (will have) a strong influence on the type of personality you develop.

Whether male or female, you're likely to inherit some of your mother's features which, in many instances, may not be nearly so evident until middle age or later. You will want to and should, if possible, own your own home. However, this may become a reality only after numerous changes of residence in your early years.

Appearance-wise, nearly all parts of your body tend to much roundness, even more than might already be indicated with Scorpio rising. The mutable (flexible) nature of this decan can be a blessing because it assits in modifying the sometimes too-fixed nature of Scorpio. The Moon's sub-influence can cause many personality changes and accent your emotional state so much that you may swing between pronounced emotional highs and lows.

You are very sensitive to your environment and must do all you can to select a positive and happy one if you hope to eliminate, or even minimize, those terrible emotional lows. Try to select a bright and cheerful place to live and work, as well as positive and contented friends and close associates. Restlessness may be so accented that you find it next to impossible to be still for very long.

Work on learning to relax more often. This tendency to be restless can manifest itself not only in physical movements, but also in a desire to roam geographically, careerwise and otherwise. Hopefully, you will learn early enough the importance of this: "A rolling stone gathers no moss."

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Learn about all 12 Rising Signs and Decans: Ari Tau Gem Can Leo Vir Lib Sco Sag Cap Aqu Pis
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