Aries is a very strong ascendant. If you were born with Aries rising, you are adventurous and pioneering. You like to take on the roles of a leader, even if the leadership is in a small area. For example, in your friendships you are the one who tries to dictate where you will meet, what restaurant or movie you will go to. An Aries-Rising child will be the most domineering and ego-centered among his or her brothers and sisters.

As an Aries-Ascendant person you have strong likes and dislikes, and are never shy about expressing them. Your dealings are straightforward and honest. You are uncomfortable with lies, fraud, and elaborate deceptions. You will always try to get right to the point, say whenever is on your mind and see what happens.

There is a contagious enthusiasm about you. You are an activist and doer rather than a thinker. Warm, generous, lively, you have a very friendly people-oriented quality. You like to be noticed.

Sometimes Rising-Aries people have a reputation as troublemakers. This is not because you are malicious (quite the opposite is true). But you like to throw off old, conservative ways of doing things and try a new, brasher, more direct approach. You plunge right into whatever the problem is and give it the best. As far as you are concerned, obstacles are just there to be butted down. However, if the obstacle won't move, you won't butt your head off. You will quickly lose interest and bound off to lind a new challenge, further excitement. You may be a groundbreaker, but if you should get stuck in the middle of a furrow, you will drop the plough and move on to new ground.

Aries is the sign of beginnings. What you are really best at is the beginning of a job. You have the exuberance, verve and energy. Once you master an idea, you won't stick around until all the how-to-do-its are in place.

Aries Ascendant people are accident prone. Because you are impulsive and quick to rush in headlong, you usually don't look where you are going. You tend to trip and fall, bump into things, cut yourself. Often your face and head are more prone to injuries than other parts of your body.

As a person with Aries rising, you are likely to have a flashing smile, piercing eyes that move quickly from object to object, gold or reddish coloring in the skin or hair, a muscular body and an agile quick movement to your step.

The planet Mars, which rules Aries, is very prominent in your chart. The influence of Mars bestows great will power, 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.

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