Christofer spent 10 years in family counseling. Later he obtained a Psy. D.. His focuses: Health, History, Astrology, Politics and Fables
Aries Presents in Many Ways. Most are Impressive!
Aries Drive Benefits From Leonine Panache and Style! But Is There A Big Warning??
The Aries/Leo Identity Presents Confidence and Strength of Purpose. Though Others Feelings Might Suffer Along the Way.
"Subordination" may be a Key Word. How will you balance Yourself? A Little Humility could be Recommended and an Insurance Policy against "Coming on too Strong".
SO, JUST 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.
So just 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 LEO RISING - Similarity of Style and Purpose
Aries are Masters of early Spring season! Leo stands over the Hot and Blistering Summer Day gazing from a cliff at the Serengetti, looking for all he's worth like the King of Beasts.
What both of these individuals rely upon is MOVEMENT. No, not the strolling aspect of many creatures who stream in groups and herds and several families. Rams move in the cool springtime air looking for the Competition or a mate. Lions "sport" their beards as if they were carrying around a banner of conquest. The word "Pride" speaks not only to the Group. but also the adjective which describes the Style of this large Cat --- Proud.
Movement and Conquest and Game Spotting is their profession. TERRITORY speaks of both essential symbols too. Not spots or trails or crossroads, but territory. They both want to cast their ample heads on the land over which they roam and survey.
What Does this Combo Say About me?
These two together make the ego and outer personality almost "sympatico". So what is there for you to be comprehending? With these strengths in the human sphere the first thing to be negatively impressed with Is:
The RAM sits upon the end of winter. Having come to a screeching halt, the Vernal Equinox begins, the Ram, to say the least, is animated! To use a play on words. The creature --- YOU are RAMINATED. Aries tends not to suffer from shyness or reticence.
LEO MIXING WITH THE ARIES ROUTINE.
This is truly a Study in what TV Directors call TYPE CASTING. As you are THIS INDIVIDUAL, you should ponder what this means. Your Ego is strong and forthright, but you can be a bit edgy and inadvertently ignore less vital individuals and sometimes interrupt too much.
The LEO is a bold Charmer and does not seem to suffer from "poor vitality". They can talk about themselves a little too much. If your act comes on in an overwhelming way, you can "suck the oxygen out of the room" and discourage shared participation.
Now, envision your Outer Personality of LEO It can make a difference for you. You are blessed with the "astro" vibe, but with greater consciousness that gentles with a Leonine purr, you can quiet the waters of the Aries Rushing Rapids.
The languid ponds of the Serengetti can show cats that look full, even if they aren't. There can be a contented lion's theatre. The quiet and satisfied lion can quiet the personality, at parties and lunches, and give you the repast that people want.
FROM THESE TWO descriptions, you will see how the Aries and Leo are similar, but can be synchronous in counterbalancing, harmonious, contrapuntal presentation.
As you think about your being, another word might be "your act". And I use that phrase with delicacy, you should see the ego and personality as a beautifully drawn portrait of your growing and maturing self. See the "callout" about how to help yourself grow and mature.
Study This Combined Outlook --- Aries Ego Your Inner Nature with the Outer Leo Rising
Romance - This combo will probably lend success in Seduction, Dating and General Socializing.
HOWEVER IF YOU ARE TOO BOLD, EXCESSIVELY CONFIDENT, INCONSISTENT, AND GIVEN TO DECEPTION -
These two together in you, without Consciousness or Maturity, can lead to overplaying your hand socially, falling into unnecessary intrigue, complicating emotional ties, and breakup.
Both ARIES and LEO share FIRE. It is only LEO's FIXITY that stabilizes.