Aquarius Rising Sign - Aquarius Ascendant
The inherent need for independence, and the Aquarius flair and originality, will be present but may not be immediately apparent. As far as general impressions are concerned, the qualities that make the Sun-sign Aquarian "different" and individual may not strike those who only know people with Aquarius rising, and only know them somewhat superficially.
There is less likely to be the unpredictability that occurs when Aquarius is the Sun-sign. There can also be a tendency to be dogmatic, and a dislike of admitting that one is wrong. But liveliness will not be lacking, and there will be a great willingness to try new and interesting things. There will also be a sympathy with the younger generation, and much less huffy disapproval than is often the case when other signs rise.
Organizational abilities will be very good, and the powerful humanitarian qualities of Aquarius will emerge, especially when others need help. Here is someone who will take over and cope extremely well under difficult conditions.
Reactions to emotional relationships are particularly interesting. This is anyway a somewhat complex area for the Aquarius type, but it takes on interesting and different dimensions when Aquarius rises, because of the influence of the polar or opposite sign, Leo. Here we have someone who at best will give terrific encouragement and support to their partners, while at the same time making sure there is time for them to continue to develop their own individual interests.
Here too is a tendency to be bossy, and to "take over" rather than share. Care is needed that this possibly negative trait is controlled. When Aquarius is rising, the emotional and sex-life should be extremely rewarding and fulfilling, though we must not forget that this too needs to be spiced with plenty of variety and originality, as is the case with the Sun-sign Aquarian, whether he or she is independent or committed to a permanent relationship.
This article was excerpted from:
The Astrologer's Handbook"
by Julia Parker.
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Julia Parker is internationally known and respected in the field of astrology, not only because she has been President of the British Faculty of Astrological Studies, but even more so because she is the author of the international super-seller "The Compleat Astrologer" which was on the bestseller charts in the U.S., England, Brazil, and Japan. This article is excerpted with permission from "The Astrologer's Handbook" by Julia Parker, ©1995, published by CRCS Publications, PO Box 1460, Sebastopol, CA 95473. Tel: 707-829-0735; Fax: 707-793-9434.