Christofer spent 10 years in family counseling. Later he obtained a Psy. D.. His focuses: Health, History, Astrology, Politics and Fables
Aries Doubled. That's Quite Intense!
It's Allowed. To Look A "Gift Ram" in the Mouth!
SO, WHAT IS A RISING SIGN?
OK. There are 12 basic Sun Signs, and they are clustered around your 24 hour day. The planets Mercury, Venus, (Earth), Mars, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto. As the planets move they take their positions around the circle. When you are born, you are tagged within the 30 day "sign". So, let's say you are an Aries.
When you awake, you catch the sun's morning rays, at sun set, the earth keeps spinning for its next turn ---- THE RISING. But as the earth keeps turning EACH 2 HOURS, a new sign "appears" at the EASTERN HORIZON. Babies are certainly born, ANY TIME.
My eldest was born in 1971 as a Virgo. He was born at 6:31 AM. SO, HIS RISING SIGN is VIRGO RISING.
My second was a darling girl --- a Cancer. She was born at 8:30 PM on a hot summer night. When Daddy picked her up and kissed her, what was on the Eastern Horizon? In the dark, right out there --- Aquarius. She had Aquarius rising.
What is the Divine Doing?
WHAT IS THE DIVINE DOING? Making you a more specific, more clearly specialized individual. It is the HOUR of your birth that determines where your Mars in Leo (as a supposed example) is to be placed ----- in the 12th house the 8th house or the 4th house.
What are the HOUSES? There are 12 houses. Imagine 12 aspects of life -- Home Health, Travel, Career, Hopes. I won't list all 12 here, but where your planets INFLUENCE you is the House it sits in.
Imagine a CIRCUS WHEEL. On a given day the planets are in their position in one of the 12 seats. when you are born, at that moment, the Circus Wheel STOPS.
THERE! RIGHT THEN IN THAT MOMENT, TAKE A SELFIE IN YOUR MIND'S EYE! YOUR SPECIFIC IDENTITY FOR THIS LIFE TIME HAS BEEN EMBLAZONED IN THE HEAVENS. Your chart has been set!
Where is the Rising Sign at the Circus Wheel? As a baby, you don't know. A Doctor or a Parent has to tell you later in your life, OR IT IS DOCUMENTED.
The Rising Sign has to be determined. At the 1st House, you "mathematically" turn the Circus Wheel, and the placing of that Rising Sign determines WHAT HOUSE receives the energy, significance, (aspects) of that placement. Your "Mars in Cancer" or your Jupiter in Scorpio goes to the right house.
So, you see how your individuality AND your chart gets determined by your Rising Sign.
In doing interpretations for people I have always used this TWO LENSES approach. Think of the Sun and Rising as your INNER and OUTER, your PRIVATE and PUBLIC self.
In the "old days, before computers, the first thing an astrologer would ask was:
"What is the Day of your Birth dearie? And what was the Hour of your Birth? Find out from your Momma, to make this the best Horoscope it can be."
ARIES SUN AND ARIES RISING
Elements here could hardly be more RESOUNDING. But that's what makes you fascinating. You may be like a bass drum or a blasting solo trumpet. But there aren't that many like you. Before this new approach, you might say to yourself. Right now you might be asking if this much tension disabling.
No, because you know about the strength of your potential. This empowers the individual. Certainly you have told yourself a hundred times to mellow out. Be calm. Seek inner peace. Or as one version says of 1 Peter 4:7
"Keep Cool, and Pray."
If you want to use a Racing Analogy Think of your self as a hot car that has been made STREET LEGAL.
With all of this inside you, I would focus NOT on yourself, or your potential, I would try to focus on love --- Others, Family, Coworkers, Buddies, Lovers, Aquaintences, Boring Others, Enemies, People You've Never Met.
Being double Aries, you could fall into SELF-CENTEREDNESS easily. Yes, you're tough enough for lots of challenges, but at times you can ask yourself ---
"Am I sweet enough?"
"Do I see the bigger picture?"
"Can I make room for others opinions?"
SEEING YOURSELF THROUGH TWO LENSES. Humanity has been doing this for all of our stages of maturation. When we go to parties or church, we notice that people aren't the same as we see them in other settings. Some are more exuberant. Some people are extra quiet at occasions. As we mature, we see that people have INTERIOR selves and EXTERIOR selves...but they are connected. And with you, the Double Aries, its like you are a Magnifying Glass.
Yes, you need to be balanced, but be thinking of a "Modicum of Modesty". With that comes a new Kind of "Super Modified Street Legal Aries with big old Mufflers", so not everyone will hear you coming down the street.
Since Aries and Aries patterns, can be confusing, you have to view yourself as a MYSTERY TO YOURSELF.
But since you are the Weaver of Your Magic ----- you can get comfortable in your own skin! YOU ARE NOT WEIRD!!! You are not "overbalanced". Be prepared to say that every day.
Much of the Time, the Strong Don't Need to Look Strong.
© 2020 Christofer French