By Jade Emory
Oahu Island News, January
Many people who know little
more about astrology than their Sun Sign question its validity
because they do not identify with the attributes described under their
Rising Sign is the constellation on the eastern horizon
at the exact moment of birth. It may be the true you.
The Rising governs one's
The Tropical system of astrology,
most commonly practiced in the western world, says that the Rising rules
physiology and temperment.
The Vedic system of astrology,
most commonly practiced in India, says that the Rising governs the evolution
of the soul, and it is considered much more important than the Sun Sign,
which is merely ego identity.
The Uranian system of astrology,
which developed in Germany, claims that the Rising rules the environment,
or who we attract into our lives to perpetuate our development.
If a fire sign is rising,
one tends to have luxuriant hair and lots of vitality.
- Aries rising stays youthful,
even into senior years.
- Leo rising usually wears
a mane of hair, and has great dancer's legs.
- Sagittarius rising holds
to a strong spiritual belief system.
If an earth sign is rising
one tends to relate effectively to mundane responsibilities.
- Taurus rising has a lovely
voice, tends to have great physical endurance despite a propensity
to gain weight, and great taste in expensive clothes and décor.
- Virgo rising tends to
have a small compact body, is very fastidious, job-oriented and loves
- Capricorn rising is very
serious, may have prominent teeth, is mature at every age, and is
Air signs rising are social.
- Gemini rising talks a
lot, often has scant hair and a love of education.
- Libra rising has a beautiful
sense of aesthetics, refined and dignified personality, and never
wants to be without a mate.
- Aquarius rising has electric
eyes! Often they look glassy, or are of a lighter color than one would
expect. They also have a strong sense of social responsibility.
Water signs rising are
naturally psychic and deep.
- Cancer rising can be a
chublet because they love to eat. They also love to parent
or care for others.
- Scorpio rising is secretive,
sexual and intense.
- Pisces rising is compassionate
and loves large animals. It often works in institutions or in helping
Oahu Island News Contributing Editor Jade Emory holds degrees in psychology
and education, has taught in American and Canadian universities and
has been a counselor since 1970. She may be reached at 808-429-2411
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.