We can appreciate that everyone approaches life and its challenges in an assortment of ways. An individual with Aries rising tackles the world impulsively, independently and with enormous mental and physical stamina. The positive role of their psychological development is autonomy. It refers to the ability to behave independent – to perform actions on one’s own, they insist on it.”I can do it myself” is the lifetime theme, and its gives a strong foundation for self-confidence and feeling of delight in doing things without any help. It occasionally reflects a past lifetime 1 of being killed with kindness. The hypothesis is that now the type must live life flying solo. This person doesn’t worry about limitations and seeks to be first and best in new situations and walk in with a spirit of competition. They come across as enthusiastic and may have a habit of rushing into situations without thinking. Fire signs placed on this angle are more robust and energetic than other rising signs. Aries, in particular, doesn’t like to wait around to get things done.
The thing with Aries is that it represents the divine spark of life and the sense that we are each born with an individual destiny. They follow this course and urgency and immediacy prevail as the most obvious characteristics of this ascendant. The type will often look as if they are in a hurry to be somewhere, and they like to feel as if they are in charge of life. Aries on this point of the natal chart is exciting to be around and one can always rely on them to be straightforward and direct.
The unconscious half of Aries (Libra on the Descendant) seeks partnership and to relax in a peaceful environment. However, Aries rising likes to distinguish themselves from the pack and are oriented towards activities that help to define the Self through a singular identity. This individual likes to initiate situations and move onto the next challenge. Spontaneously moving to the front, they need to act and physically do something that sets them apart.
The ruling planet of the Aries Ascendant is MARS and its sign and house position will describe how the individual can best direct their energetic, assertive and ambitious personality. According to Charles Carter, those with this sign rising are impetuous, warm, but make self-willed partners and sometimes marry in haste.
The personalty filters in this ascendant are under the rulership of Mars. Speed of thought, feeling, and activity are imperative to express the rest of the chart, you feel the need to grab onto things before others do; you must capture opportunities before they slip away…it will push objects, people, or experiences into your inner being so quickly that you become completely out of tune with yourself. You may try to tap resources of inner being before they are ready…Oneness of being is what keeps you at the source. When your personalty can identify with this idea, the entire chart functions toward a singular purpose. The Ascendant: Your Karmic Doorway