Aquarius Rising - Ascendant
Keywords: Mental poise, Square-jawed, Opinionated, Hates change but changes without regret
An Aquarius Ascendant indicates individuals with strong physiques (particularly the legs) and a great deal of physical stamina. They are apt to have a great deal of stubbornness and find it difficult to break undesirable habits and behavior patterns. Independence is a hallmark of their personalities and they tend to be highly opinionated. It is almost impossible for others to convince them to change their ideas unless they become convinced on their own that such a change is necessary.
Aquarius indicates intellectual orientation, and most of these individuals are likely to possess remarkable mental poise. They are rarely frightened or affronted by sudden shocks, surprises, or the abnormal and bizarre. Their particular mental orientation gives them an air of detached interest, and as a rule, they remain unaffected and uninfluenced by such social trappings as status, power, and wealth. They are interested in people for their own sake, not their wealth or status. With a minimum of effort they are able to attract many friends and acquaintances.
Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, planet of upheaval and change, as well as by its ancient ruler, Saturn, planet of restriction and structure. Strangely enough these two very different influences can be compatible in the personalities of these individuals. There is the strong possibility they will experience at least one or more dramatic changes of direction in their lives, many times this happens through some quirk of fortune or circumstance over which they have no control. These changes can occur suddenly and unexpectedly. Though Saturn's influence implies stable, calm dispositions, the influence of Uranus means they are also capable of behaving in quite unexpected ways. It is a mistake to predict what they will do in any given situation.
They are often argumentative and love to play devil's advocate. They demand a lot of personal freedom, and when they marry, that need becomes an issue if their marriage partners are too dependent or possessive. They get restless if there isn't enough in their immediate environment to stimulate them physically or mentally. They are keenly interested in the future and have a great interest in the past, but many of them somehow lose track of what's going on in the present, and as a result, they appear out of step with the rest of society.
They are likely to develop interest in science, sociology, music or design. Financial theory is less interesting than its application. Nervous conditions and stiffness or inflexibility of the bones and joints are some common physical complaints they are apt to experience.