Scorpio Rising - Rising Signs

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Scorpio is a sign of great magnetism. 

The Scorpio Rising has strong, churning emotions that are often kept concealed.  If this is you, others find you mysterious, secretive and someone who turns on the charm strategically. 

A Scorpio Rising is someone with this Zodiac sign at the Ascendent on the birth chart.  This was the Zodiac sign on the Eastern horizon at the time of your birth and you need an exact time to be sure of this placement.


Your Rising Sign is the rising Sun's imprint on your personality, and your calling card to others.  It's the go-between sign, the way you greet the world, and how it greets you.  Your Sun Sign is what others see beyond that first impression.

With Scorpio on the rise, there's an intensity to your personality that makes you intimidating. Nobody trifles with you, or they soon learn not to!

You are highly intuitive, and read a situation on many levels before acting. Sometimes you hold back, allowing others to reveal themselves and their true motives. You know when to observe and when to strike, and this makes you great at poker or as a negotiator.

Scorpio is a water sign, and ultimately is very emotional and has a great desire for intimacy.

Still Waters Run Deep

You feel a great tension to reconcile your inner contradictions. Sometimes you're cool and aloof, other times you throw your weight around.

It can be hard to let others in, and I've known some Scorpio Risings that have walled themselves off, to the point of being lonely.  With this Rising Sign, you also intensely need others, and to go deep with them, to the point of soul merging.  It's important for you to have close friends and special someones that are in it with you for the long haul.


With Scorpio as your Rising sign, this is how you deal with the world, and how they see you at first.  It's your self-image, and the first impression you make.  If you've developed defenses, you might instinctively know how to keep others at a distance.  

Consider that Scorpio is fixed water, and an example of that is ice.  You can become icy, if you've got your guard up, but underneath, longing to connect. 

A theme for you is to thaw out and not allow yourself to be hardened (frozen) to others.  This can lead to more isolation and despair.

It's a lifelong lesson to balance your emotions, and present yourself in a way that feels right. You don't want to be at the mercy of anyone.  You hate to lose your cool or show that others got one over on you.  But at times, you can be subtly manipulating. When you wrestle with your own demons, and start to know yourself, you act with greater integrity. The healing you undertake for yourself allows you to help others face their own darkness.

Up Close and Personal

There's something alluring about you, yet others may sense danger. With you, a relationship is all or nothing, and very few win entry into the circle of trust.

You can be a hard person to get to know, but a fiercely loyal friend or lover.

You have strong sexual appetites, and can become obsessed with whatever grabs your passions.

You excel in competition and activities that require strategy. You are a formidable opponent in love or on the playing field.  If you're hurt, you might eventually forgive, but you'll never forget! 

Since you've got high security at the front door (Rising sign), you'll want to choose trustworthy friends and business partners.  You shut down, if you lose trust, and are warm and generous when you've got mutual respect going on. 

Personality Traits: mesmerizing, secretive, confident, ambitious, self-controlled, intimidating, soulful.

Body and Style: all-knowing eyes, sexual aura, revealing outfits, sensual walk.