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Keys to Your External Self: PISCES 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 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 Pisces. 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 Pisces. 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.]


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Deeply romantic, mystical, introspective, peace-loving, religious, unselfish, melancholy, dreamy, morbid, fraudulent, psychopathic, and sometimes-unreliable Neptune -- the planet which awakens the "psychic" instincts -- rules the facade, external ego, and personality of those born with Pisces rising. The potential for creativity is a great asset, but only if it is used properly. Unfortunately, you often just dream and seldom make your visions into the important and exciting realities they could become. Dream to create, not to escape from the true realities which abound in the everyday environment.

Artistic potential is great, and you may excel in many of the fine arts -- painting, music, sculpting, design, etc. You have a natural sense of rhythm which can aid your progress if you can manage to "get in step" with the more productive "beats" which suit your artistic nature and temperament. Strive to be in an environment which is peaceful and creatively stimulating.

The height, more often than not, will be below average. In some rare instances a few of you may be tall overall, however the physical features (face, hands, feet) may be small, almost doll-like in some rare cases. The body may be slightly fleshy and can have a pear shape. The limbs usually are short. The feet may be emphasized in some way or another -- either small, large, well-formed or somehow afflicted. The hair is fine to the touch. The forehead may be very arched. The eyes often are beautiful, soulful, dreamy; they may be black, brown or deep green. There is a general roundness and fullness to the face. The teeth may not be too strong, sometimes requiring extra care.

You are something of a chameleon in that you are so impressionable that you tend to imitate those you are near. You have a tendency to absorb and become a part of the environment. The basic nature is introverted, malleable and likely dominated by the emotions. You are basically idealistic, altruistic, and well-meaning. Because of the desire to be all things to all people, you often are your own worst enemy. You are highly intuitive and extremely imaginative. There sometimes is an aptitude for mathematics and highly abstract and involved thinking. However, the main guide in your life seems to be instinct, rather than logic. Memory may, at times, be decidedly poor -- with absent-mindedness marked.

The feelings and emotions are all-encompassing. You are sentimental, affectionate, and romantic. You can fall in love with love too easily and too often. Your moods may alternate between one extreme and another. You are very changeable and may show a completely different emotional facet to every person you know. Escapism may be your greatest shortcoming, resulting partially from an inherent timidity, lack of self-confidence, and a desire not to want to cope with everyday problems and the realities. Sometimes a weakness of character leads to vacillation, procrastination, and even prevarication. Fortunately, you are ever willing to try to mend your ways.

You have a rather absorbent constitution and may be somewhat susceptible to others' ailments. Self-indulgence -- alcohol, drugs, nicotine, caffeine, sex, and unwise diet -- can play havoc with your health. A positive attitude, light and airy surroundings, and cheerful associates are most important to maintaining your good health. Satisfying the spritual side is also sigificant. Some of life's experiences can be chaotic, even pathetic. Seven-year cycles are very pronouneed in your life.

The main characteristics and qualities of a desirable nature are expressed by the following: inspiration, idealism, concentration, hospitality, service, peace, refinement, artistic ability, purity, perception, order, and method. Words and terms indicating characteristics for correction are negativism, diffidence, dreaminess, lethargy, carelessness, indolence, indecision, submissiveness, changeability, feelings of inferiority, timidity, self-pity, escapism, and criticism.

FIRST DECAN of PISCES Rising (00.00 - 10.00 degrees)

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This Pisces/NEPTUNE decan is, of course, the most typical. Very much of what was covered above applies fully, but there is more. Pisces makes for versatility and adaptability, and enhances your sense of rhythm. You are attuned to the "beat" of life. Neptune's influence can soften your personality and your appearance. Seldom are you aggressive or offensive as you go about handling everyday matters. You know that showing kindness and courtesy will usually get you what you really want and need. Neither do you respond well to or appreciate those who neglect to use kindness and courtesy in dealing with you.

You may be among the most attractive of all those with other decans of Pisces rising. Dark, perhaps curly hair; deep, pool-like and expressive eyes; a smooth complexion; generally delicate features are common. Neptune's influence can add a certain type of dreaminess to your appearance and expression. Your movements are normally graceful, smooth, soft, rhythmic and well coordinated. Your smile is ingratiating and covers your entire face.

Fortunately, the additional sub-influences of this first decan can add a lot of energy and drive to aid your success in everyday matters. The twelfth-house influence demonstrates itself by causing you to value your right to privacy. Have some time alone in order to "charge your batteries"; otherwise, you tend to become nervous, irritable, discontented and unpleasant. However, don't overdo your right to privacy to the point that others start to think of you as a recluse -- or, even worse, that you are hiding something of importance from them. You need to find an outlet for your creativity, as you may have artistic talents in abundance; however, you may need to learn how to cash in on your expression of them.

SECOND DECAN of PISCES Rising (10.00 - 20.00 degrees)

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The sub-influences for this decan are Cancer/MOON. Cancer -- natural ruler of the fourth house of home base, family, and security -- likely causes you to be very close to family members, whether this closeness is a positive or negative influence varies. You may find it a bit difficult to break parental ties and become independent, but you must do so if you want to realize more of your potential. Close physical resemblance to your mother and/or father is typical. It is important to you to parent your own children, build your family unit, and to provide for and love those who are such an important part of your life.

The Cancer sub-influence inclines you to be extremely sensitive. Because of this, you should choose your environment and associates carefully; otherwise, you may spend too much time withdrawn into your emotional shell for fear that if you come out you'll only be hurt further. Remember that running away from problems won't solve them. The Cancer influence often tends to add roundness and more fleshiness than Pisces alone. Often, there is added size in the middle portion of the torso. Roundness of the head, face, hands, and feet is common. The facial profile may indicate a "dish" shape, terminating with a pronounced chin. If you aren't careful, you can acquire more chins than you'd prefer to have!

The Moon's sub-influence inclines you to be restless -- and restlessness can lead too easily to dissatisfaction. You need to learn to control and re-channel some of this energy into productive areas. Flitting hither and yon isn't likely to add very much to the security you yearn to have. Many changes -- residence, occupation, associations -- can go with this influence. Try to make each change one for the better. You're reflective of your environment; try to choose a positive one.

THIRD DECAN of PISCES Rising (20.00 - 30.00 degrees)

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The sub-influences for this decan are Scorpio/PLUTO. Scorpio -- natural ruler of the eighth house of desire, willpower, drive and determination -- offers you practically all you need to push through to success in most that you attempt -- if you utilize some of this potential power in a positive manner. While the Pisces influence alone might incline to "wishy-washiness," you don't have to be hindered by this less-than-productive influence. You possess the artistic creativity of Pisces/Neptune; but unlike too many of your first-decan friends, you can persist long enough to make your inspirations become realities in the material world.

You may be one of the sexiest of all members of the whole zodiac. Neptune contributes very much to your good looks and mannerisms -- dark eyes, often wavy or curly hair, soft features, petiteness, grace, charm, while Scorpio/Pluto can enhance your sensuousness and sexiness. You may get admiring looks and compliments from those who would like to know you better, even intimately. Sometimes, unfortunately, you may be too sexy for your own good and receive some suggestions, advances, and propositions you just don't need.

Being a naturally curious person, you like to get to the bottom of whatever appeals to you. You might profit materially by using your investigative abilities in career/business, especially in the arts. It's highly probable that you can, at times, be vindictive against those who wrong or upset you; this may not bring the positive results you want. Allow Pisces to soften your "blows." Remember, you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

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