Features of Ascendants of Aries
Aries is a very strong ascendant. If a person is born with Aries rising, they are adventurous and pio¬neering. They like to take on the role of a leader, even if the leadership is in a small area. An Aries-Rising child will be the most domineering and ego-centred among his or her brothers and sisters.
As an Aries-Ascendant person, they have strong likes and dislikes and are never shy about expressing them. Their dealings are straightforward and honest. These people are uncomfortable with lies, fraud and elaborate deceptions. They will always try to get right to the point, say whatever is on their mind and see what happens. There is a contagious enthusiasm about them. They are an activist and doer rather than a thinker. Warm, gen- erous, lively, they have a very friendly people-oriented quality. These people like to be noticed.
Sometimes Rising-Aries people have a reputation as troublemakers. They plunge right into whatever the problem is and give it their best. As far as they are concerned, obstacles are just there to be butted down. They quickly lose interest and bound off to find a new challenge, further excitement. Aries is the sign of beginnings. They have the exuberance, verve and energy.
Aries-Ascendant people are accident-prone. Because Aeries are impulsive and quick to rush in headlong, they usually don not look where they are going. They tend to trip and fall, bump into things, cut themselves. Often their face and head are more prone to injury than other parts of their body.
As a person with Aries rising, they are likely to have a flashing smile, piercing eyes that move quickly from object to object, gold or reddish colouring in the skin or hair, a muscular body and an agile quick movement to their step.
The planet Mars, which rules Aries, is very promi¬nent in their birth chart. The influence of Mars bestows great willpower, stamina, an aggressive sex drive, and a need for achievement and recognition. It also brings on strain, tension, conflict, selfishness, a quick temper and accidents with fire and sharp instruments.