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scorpio risingThe Ascendant is the first point on the chart wheel and represents the face a person presents to the world, and it can act as a mask that hides other parts of the personality. Moreover, the Ascendant is one of the most important chart points in natal astrology, and it reveals a lot about what we meet in others through a first meeting. In this case, a person with Scorpio on the Ascendant is the most mysterious, secretive and magnetic of all the rising signs. This person has a persona that probes intensely and at the same time guards and fiercely protects their own nature.

Scorpio is ruled by both Mars and Pluto, the gods of war and death. Scorpio is the sign of sex, death, and change, and these people approach the world with great passion, depth, and intensity, and are not content to skim the experience of life. People tend to react strongly towards them, and find their penetrating gaze and smoldering aura intriguing, it burns more intensely. It is like they are the front page of a good mystery novel. Scorpio will never be an open book or overtly obvious, and they tend to be low-key on first meeting.  Sometimes, though, others mistrust them and approach Scorpio warily, questioning their deeper motives. The eyes look straight through the physical being that one would swear the Scorpion is staring straight into their soul.

This person is self-controlled and is likely to hold back, wait and watch intently, and it’s also likely that they may come across as intimidating. The sign only feels secure when they can maintain control of their environment. Scorpio experiences strong feelings of paranoia, but this also shows their powerful sense of intuition and ability to sense the undercurrents and ulterior motives in any social situation, so they always stay on guard. The whole personality of this individual is filtered through the sign of regeneration. The major themes in their life often involve continual re-birthing and sweeping changes. Scorpio is a fixed sign and they often tend to stay in one mode for years and then completely transform into something else.

Scorpio’s identity is based on power and social influence, but they also have the ability to become quite unnoticeable, yet still emanate an intense atmosphere. In relationships, they are extremely deep, intense and complex, and are liable to jealousy, but completely devoted to those who show the same love back.

tumblr_ncd52ki6GG1s20yd2o1_500Ascendant in Scorpio: SCORPIO rising denotes a reserved, shrewd, secretive and proud disposition. The fate is either tragic and unfortunate; or very favourable and exalted. There appear to be two classes born under this sign, the extremely ignorant and the highly mystical; the former are inquisitive, deceitful, jealous and treacherous, while the latter are prudent, self-controlled, and highly dignified. In many respects this is truly the “accursed sign” and it generally produces natives of one extreme or the other. A great deal will depend upon planetary positions as to the class of ego attracted to this sign, the strongest and the weakest characters being born under its influence, the weakest being those who have no control over their animal senses, while the strongest are penetrative, mystical and intelligent. By Alan Leo

The Ascendant is often reinforced at birth and in childhood, and may describe circumstances surrounding the actual birth, including who was there and what sort of environment greeted them. These early experiences color our perception of the world we meet. According to A.T Mann, the Ascendant registers at the moment you take your first breath and parallels the development of your personality as a process.

The Zodiac sign on your Ascendant symbolizes this synchronistic relationship. The range of interpretations describes personalities derived from the nature of the birth environment. Scorpio – Disharmonious; humid; hot-headed; cautious; industrious; passionate; separate; violent; surgical; impulsive; dangerous; brutal; forceful; surviving; surgeons and surgery; Caesarean; forceps; tragic events; endurance. The Divine Life: Astrology and Reincarnation