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How to Be a Capricorn Sun & Aquarius Rising. Using Your Private & Public Self to Your Best Advantage and Your Success

Christofer spent 10 years in family counseling. Later he obtained a Psy. D.. His focuses: Health, History, Astrology, Politics and Fables

What the Divine Is Doing with You as a Complete Individual.

WHAT IS THE DIVINE DOING? Making you a more specific, more clearly specialized individual. It is the HOUR of your birth that determines what your Rising Sign is, and thus your Outer Personality.

What are the HOUSES? There are 12 houses. Imagine 12 aspects of life -- Home Health, Travel, Career, Hopes, et al. I won't list all 12 here.

Imagine a CIRCUS WHEEL. On a given day the planets are in their position in one of the12 spots. When you are born, at that moment, the Circus Wheel STOPS and your OUTER PERSONALITY is given to you, at that same time, with the peculiar aspects of that sign.

THERE! RIGHT THEN IN THAT MOMENT, TAKE A SELFIE IN YOUR MIND'S EYE! Your specific Outer Personality is crafted to work hand in hand with your Inner/Ego.

Where is the Rising Sign at the Circus Wheel? As a baby, you don't know the HOUR of your birth. Mom herself (generally they know) or A Doctor or a Dad or a relative standing by, has to tell you later in your life, or it is deduced by you as you read these articles for comparison.

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.

So, you see how your individuality AND your chart gets determined by your Rising Sign. The Rising Sign turns the wheel to place the (Mars in Leo, for example in your 10th or 8th house, or whichever). So the Rising Sign determines the House Placement of each planet.

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.

Every Two Hours a Planet becomes a new Rising Sign in the Horoscope of New Baby Individual.


Inner Capricorn and Aquarian Outer Public Personality


Sun Sign - Ego

Inner Core of Person


Rising Sign

Outer Public Personality




Capricorn’s Strong Ego May find itself Being Challenged with the Differing Inclinations of Its Aquarius Rising Sign.

Capricorn is EARTH and CARDINAL. The Saturn-dominated Capricorn really takes the word "dominant" to Heart. Capricorn will enjoy basking in success and enjoying the nice things that it has purchased, to show off its success. But, remaining with its core essence (EARTH and CARDINAL). You are “solid”, but you are also ACTION based in your daily approach. But now with your Aquarius Rising, which is AIR and FIXED, you are getting a dose of the opinionated, interruptive, philosophic Aquarius. That Aquarian, easy, but hard-headed, might give you a style that is quite pleasing and personable, but also off putting. You have probably noticed in your life that your Aquarius Rising has helped you in your public gatherings, and soirees and meetings where a quick rejoinder is required. In fact, your Aquarius Rising could practically disguise your Capricorn to an outside social observer. This is a special package that you surely have noticed and utilized. -- a cleverer and more conversational, but slightly outlandish Capricorn.

The reason for this series of articles is to cause people to think about the Rising Sign as The Outer Personality that they wake up with as they greet their PUBLIC DAY. When people don’t know they tend to make generalities about their sun sign. It is for this reason that people argue about the nature of Sun Signs. Thousands of arguments are about unseen or unrecognized Rising Signs.

Capricorn loves the dynamics of success and will tend to go right on to the next project, and the next project.

Capricorn will hope to build their savings and 401(k) accounts, while Aquarius Rising may be more of a “spendthrift” or be more flamboyant, choosing high priced or ritzy spots for shopping or “conspicuous consuming”. Knowing how your outer personality will express itself for its joyful self-expression will be good; as your inner ego has to tilt its head and wonder how its Inner and Outer Self will create together.. It will be a life-long process.

If both of yourselves cab be subdued at appropriate times, and give each other "proper respect", then they can work out apparent conflicts; but both should realize that getting along in this internal activity could determine your effectiveness in professional and personal and even romantic situations.

How Capricorn Can Stay True to Itself, and Still Allow It’s Aquarius Rising Outer Personality to Make “Cap” more Effective.

Capricorn should always be aware, that if they truly appreciate and loved their Aquarius Rising, that "keeping the balance" would be a career goal. If it makes it onto that list, then Capricorn will be OK. If not, then Capricorn's tendency toward smugness and self-satisfaction could trip it up. Aquarius’ (AIR - FIXED) nature of constant opinion changing, chattiness and joking, could destabilize things. This is when "living with your total reality – your collective self", would become important.

How You as a Capricorn Can Idealize the Combination with your Aquarius Outer Self.

You could say that Capricorn is more self-important, grim and subdued. You can say that Aquarius is more at ease with itself. But remember both sides - Capricorn is Earth and Cardinal, and Aquarius is Air and Fixed.

There will be times when the Cap can experience the natural benefit from its "friendlier" way. (a natural inheritance from its Aqua nature.) But then there may be times when Cap is slowed, when it wants to shift up to a higher gear and Aquarius can choose to shut down its somewhat distractible manner.

Let us be honest, both of you know how to work hard and be determined. Both of you kind of understand when to "be quiet". Both of you are intrinsically civilized. The Capricorn can cut people off and act superior. The Aquarius can just "not listen" or give impersonal responses for an inquiry. As one might think, there are times when the Sun and Rising utterly enjoy each other, and that is as it should be! Times when a mate or a partner, subordinate or child may want your attention or time, and your perfectly put together self can be a treasure to your loved ones.

Capricorn is not going to mess up or be foolhardy as time goes by, because face it, you have been blessed with Aquarius’ ebullient way and coy cuteness. This friendly duality will be one of your blessings or curses depending on how fully in control you are, at the wheel, as you course through the storms and waves of your journeys.

Ways You Could Go

Capricorn will probably let all kinds of possibilities into your head, but that is because you tend to always ponder "career options." But because your whole life tends to be a career, you wont be too impulsive, as you carry your mentally ambitious load.

Your Aquarius will be cooperative unless it is pushed to exasperation by being blocked or severely opposed. Lost Control can plague the Aquarian too. Hot Tempers, when explosive, can run in both Capricorn and Aquarius. Loss of temperamental control could be an unfortunate result. This duality could have a bossy and authoritative manner that can be pernicious and harmful. Aquarius Rising can help alleviate these possibilities. Capricorn and Aquarius can be an unexpected partnership, and consciously disguise each other’s negatives with artful moves and clever rejoinders.

And so, as you look over your decades, you can see how given the proper consciousness, blending these gifts that you have been given into one cohesive mature individual will lead to greater control, and more positive impressions, that lead to greater success.

© 2020 Christofer French