Scorpio Rising (Ascendant)
The Scorpio rising is the only zodiac archetype that can change the dynamics entirely of an individual’s birth chart. A person with this sign in their ascendant will have many sun sign Scorpio qualities and likely three times as powerful, especially if the sun/moon are in compatible placements.
This rising sign reveals a very difficult journey with periods of dramatic lessons and chaos. In order for the three levels of Scorpio to reveal its lesson, The lower level of Scorpio must be transformed (the ego) to the higher level of eagle (the soul) then on to the final transformation of a phoenix rising (the soul infused personality).
In a person’s lifetime, all levels can be achieved. The Scorpio individual must do the constant inner work throughout their lives, however. There is no get out of jail free cards with this placement. Your soul has agreed to battle in this incarnation and the battles will be many! This is a very intense and often misunderstood ascendant.
Sometimes all level have already been achieved but the person will facilitate between the three layers of evolvement. The Scorpio soul desires to feel and experiences extreme type of emotions and energy so this interweaving allows for that type of interaction, whether it is with another person or within himself or herself.
You have the capacity to help heal others with your mysterious knowledge of the unknown. The intuitive and psychic doorways are open to you more easily than others and you have ease with contacting spirit guides and angels. Be careful not to harm others in the process of wielding your powers. This placement has opposing energies and could destroy the very thing they worked so hard to build…themselves! The famous Scorpio sting applies here.
Scorpio rising people are intense, mysterious, powerful, and intimidating. They see past the smoke screens and right to the heart of the matter. They are strong individuals who have a definite sense of purpose and what’s right or wrong. Since childhood, they may have been magnetically drawn to spirituality and/or had knowledge of being here for a deeper purpose.
These people get noticed whether they like or not. People form very strong opinions of them instantly because of their magnetic auras and personalities. Even the more quiet ones are buzzing with this intensity. When you look into their eyes you feel as if they know everything about you. This frightens most people and intrigues others.
Scorpio rising can get to the truth of the matter with anything they focus their attention on. They will not stop until they feel all possibilities have been explored whether they have your permission or not. This sign is motivated and driven my knowledge and truth. Their excellent intuition allows them to know when its time to move on and when to dig their heels in and take a stand.
They are the most loyal friends and lovers and can be counted on in times of struggle. They have a way to make you feel understood or at the very least appreciated. But beware if you make enemies of them! This ascendant does not take kindly to personal attacks or detours towards their agenda. Mess with them and you will know what messing with dark forces is like. They will teach you a lesson that will have a lasting impression and then turn around as if they can’t phathom what all the fuss was about. Because to them, you are dead. Finished. You no longer exist.
Harsh? You bet! It’s not that these people don’t care or have compassion. It’s just that they don’t have valuable time to waste on those who they deem unworthy. Unworthy ones being the kind who think they can fool a Scorpio into relenquenching some of that power or trying to control them. Wrong assumption.
Emotional dettachment and aligniing yourself with spiritual values will have lasting security and balance for the overall peace of mind of scorpio rising. Of course, scorpio being a natural emotionally charged individual adds an additional challenge towards burning out these lower energies. With the blending of a fixed sign in the elements as well, this will cause extreme stubborness in many individuals who may have to relearn old lessons in order for full transformation to be realized. However, this same stubborness can be what is needed to draw upon to continue doing cosmic battle with the ego.
Establishing clear boundaries and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle will do wonders to channel the excess energies flowing into and from Scorpio on the rise. Creative outlets and a close circle of people you can trust will also help towards easing some of the heaviness of this placement.
When exploring yourself in astrology or in life generally, don’t ever think you have all the answers. There is always more room to explore. More knowledge to achieve. More energies to transmute.
When Scorpio rising individuals become the highest expression of their souls, miracles will manifest in abundance and their light will shine bright enough to help others find their way thru the darkness.