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Keys to Your External Self: ARIES 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 Aries. 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 Aries. 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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Forceful, energetic, dynamic, aggressive, explosive, temperamental, constructive, hot-tempered, grasping, lavish, impatient, sensual, coarse, passionate, sometimes even cruel are key words/terms for Aries rising. Above all, you are a doer, an activator. Hopefully, your ongoing flurry of activity will, at least most of the time, be used in pursuit of sound objectives.

The first-house influence tends to enlarge the ego; it inclines you to be an "I-am" person, regardless of your individual Sun-Sign. If you're born one of the more passive signs, especially Pisces, this outer dynamic influence might cause some conflict between what you desire within and how you go about accomplishing it without. To avoid too much frustation, you'll have to find a middle-ground. In your rush to get somewhere, you would do well to to pay attention all along the way so you will know how to get back there again should your first attempt prove unsuccessful.

The height of you with Aries rising tends normally average to above average; seldom are those with Aries rising short. The body may be muscular, sinewy, strong, resilient, and large-boned. The head often is long, wide at the top, with a narrow or pointed chin; the forehead is pronounced. Hair inclines to redness, crispness, waviness, and tends to grow upward and backward. The eyebrows are bushy and may bridge the nose. The skin may be coarse, "leathery," and open-pored. Teeth may be large.

Your characteristics include a desire to open windows and doors if forced to be in enclosed surroundings. When angry, you are apt to slam doors, throw or break things, tread heavily on floors. Some might describe your look as a stare. Your basic character is straightforward, forceful, egocentric, and combative. You are single-minded, adventurous, and enterprising. You can be willful, reckless, ruthless, even bluntly rude at times.

You have emotions and drives that are very strong; in fact, they are the dominant force in your makeup. You are passionate and can be very loyal while your affection and interest last. There is a powerful sex urge directed at conquest but lacking in lasting affectional qualities. It can be stated that most weaknesses stem from a lack of self-control; they also include a large amount of vanity, selfishness, jealousy, and even lustfulness. By instinct, you're inclined to be very honest; however, in the grip of ambition you can be unscrupulous.

You have a strong constitution, but you may be subject to feverish ailments from which there usually is a speedy recovery. You may be more prone to accidents than illnesses. Exercise care to avoid injury to the head especially. Life will be filled with action from start to finish. The 27th, 36th, and 63rd years are especially important. The main characteristics for cultivation are these: enterprise, action, ambition, courage, industry, generosity, constructiveness, and leadership. Undesirable traits for correction are belligerence, beadstrong tendencies, pushiness, and impatience.

FIRST DECAN of ARIES Rising (00.00 - 10.00 degrees)

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This Aries/MARS decan of Aries is, of course, the most typical. Very much of what was covered above applies fully, but there is more. Aries -- natural ruler of the first house of personality and appearance - -makes you the possessor of an accented ego. You are not much of a "me-too" person; you are the real "I-am" type. While this ascendant can give you an abundance of energy and drive, it can result in many ego clashes with others if you fail to control your tendency to come on too strong. Some people may feel somewhat threatened by you.

Unless you are a boxer or wrestler, you possibly will want to tone down some of your inherent dynamism if you want more satisfactory interpersonal relationships. However, this self-assertiveness can serve you well when you're cast in such a role as manager, boss, foreman, coach, etc.

Mars' sub-influence adds considerably to your energy level, making you the type who is always on the go. Unfortunately, some of you may burn the candle at both ends until you finally realize that if you're going to survive, you've got to become a little more cognizant of the fact that you're only human, not superhuman.

Physically, you may be taller, thinner, and more wiry than those with the other decans of Aries rising. You may blush easily if embarrassed or angry, but the redness may leave as quickly as it came. Movements likely are quick; you tend to walk briskly and very upright.

SECOND DECAN of ARIES Rising (10.00 - 20.00 degrees)

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The sub-influences of this Leo/SUN decan can induce interesting differences and vartations. Leo--natural ruler of the fifth house of creativity, chance-taking, pleasure, and youthfulness -- can furnish you with a lot of individual zest for originality. Your potential for coming up with new, daring, and unique ideas, discoveries and inventions is great. Aries gives you dynamism and courage; fixed-sign Leo keeps you plugging away until you succeed. Fortunately you do not have the tendency to go off "half-cocked."

The Sun adds warmth and brightness to your personality and appearance. You may have a broad, beaming smile and a generally friendly countenance and manner. You may dress and groom yourself in something of a colorful and showy fashion, and you are very dramatic in expressing whatever you have to say.

Regardless of chronological age, you are forever young at heart. Further, you tend to get along well with other persons and identify easily with "where they're coming from." If you have offspring, it's probable you'll be very close and that you'll be "one of the kids" with them as they grow.

The fifth-house influence can aid you to be quite a good lover, as it not only increases your interest in love, but also gives you more "staying power" than the Aries influence alone provides. Physically, you may be more solid, filled out, and more "square" than others with Aries ascending. Certain features may be somewhat disproportionately large; these include the head, nose, hands, and feet. The hands may be especially attractive and quite strong.

THIRD DECAN of ARIES Rising (20.00 - 30.00 degrees)

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The sub-influences of this Sagittarius/JUPITER decan can induce some interesting externalized characteristics and personality differences. Sagittarius --- natural ruler of the ninth house of the higher mind; persons, matters, and things at or from a difference; long-distance travel; religion and philosophy -- causes you to be interested in "mental matters."

While you have the strong Aries/Mars drive, you are more able to modify your approach so that you can adjust from a "hard push" to a "soft pedal" if the former seems not to be appropriate or working as well as it should. You are better able to cope with resistance than the other decans of Aries-rising natives. Personally, you tend to remain aloof from others and the environment generally. While this may cause others to complain that you are "distant" and difficult to get to know, being somewhat detached enables you to maintain better control of your temper because you simply don't let as many things upset you.

Jupiter aids your sense of humor and general optimism markedly. This makes you pleasant to be around. You're especially effective when helping others through their problems and negative situations. Off and on throughout your lifetime, it's probable you'll work at continuing your education -- both formally and informally.

Appearance-wise, you may be the tallest and largest of all those with Aries rising. There may be the need for you to watch your diet or you could too easily become heavier than you like. Your physical movements are usually fast-paced and quite broad.

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