If your rising sign is Aries, you come across as brave, independent, a natural leader, and also highly competitive! It means that you tend to see life as an exciting game full of possibilities, and you are playing to win!
If Aries is ascendant in your natal chart, this means that Aries was the constellation on the horizon at the time and place of your birth. This sign indicates how you engage with the world. How people see and perceive you, and your general outlook on life.
Let’s take a closer look at what it means to be Aries in ascendant.
Aries Rising World View
When you are born under Aries ascendant you tend to have a very positive outlook on life. You look at life as an adventure for you to conquer. It’s meant to be challenging, but it is also meant to be fun!
You don’t believe that you only get one chance at success. Instead, you think that you get as many chances as it takes, learning, growing, and improving with every pass. You don’t believe in failure, only learning experience on your path to ultimate success.
But if life is a game, it is one that you are playing to win. You do want to “beat” others and prove that you belong at the top of the pyramid.
You tend to view the world as something that has been made for you, so you tend only to think of things as they relate to you. If something doesn’t feel like it is connected to you or important for your life, you tend to ignore it.
This means that you don’t tend to be the most perceptive person. You are terrible at reading what other people are thinking and feeling and often miss even the most obvious signals that other people are trying to send you.
Aries Rising Appearance and Impression
The first impression that you give is one of strength, confidence, and independence. You look and feel like a natural leader.
Many people born under Aries rising have athletic builds. You probably have a strong and forceful appearance that may even be a little intimidating. You probably also have very strong features, some of which you might consider too large for the rest of you. But all combined, you are very photogenic.
This strong appearance contributes to a general impression of you as strong and a natural leader. You almost always speak with authority and confidence, which gives people confidence in you and makes them want to follow you.
When people first meet you, they will probably assume that you are highly independent. You are firm in your opinions and you don’t need help from anyone to tackle life’s challenges. But, as an extension of this, you can also be seen as a bit selfish and egotistical.
While people respect you, they don’t always trust you. While you seem like the straightforward and honest sort, you also seem like the type of person who always puts themselves first, regardless of the consequences for others.
5 Aries Rising Personality Traits
Aries ascendant personalities are ambitious and always seeking new challenges, facing them with the resilience of a warrior. You can be a little egocentric as you always put yourself first and want to be in control of everything. But most people are happy to let you as your eternal optimism is contagious.
1. Ambitious Adventurers
A lot of the time, when you show someone a mountain peak, they say “I could never reach that”. But when Aries is ascendant in your natal chart, your response is probably “why not”.
When you put a challenge in front of Aries, they rarely see something that they can’t do. The fact of laying down the challenge makes it something that they need to do to prove themselves.
This is the one way in which independent Aries ascendant can be influenced by other people. They just can’t say no to a dare of a challenge.
2. Natural Warrior
When you are an Aries ascendant, you tend to have a natural physicality, and you like to use it. You are probably very into sports and other physical challenges.
Part of this warrior physique is resilience. You know how to push beyond your limits when necessary, and you recover quickly, ready for another round.
However, it is important to remember that continual abuse of your body when young can give you problems in the future. But you don’t tend to look that far ahead.
3. All About Aries
If you are an Aries ascendant, you probably see yourself as the center of the universe. The world is a stage for you to act out your dramatic play, and everyone else your support cast.
This is why, while you are very much in touch with your own goals, desires, and feelings, you fail to give the same depth of significance to the feelings and passions of others.
So, while you would hate to admit it, you tend to be a pretty selfish individual.
4. Controlling Will
Because the world is your stage, you tend to believe that you should be able to control the things in the world around you and bend them to your liking.
You probably try and do this by force of will, simply insisting that your way or opinion is the right one, rather than coming up with a plan for change.
This can make you impossible to argue with. You don’t want to dissect the details. You’ve already told everyone how it is.
5. Eternally Optimistic
One of the most refreshing things about an Aries rising personality is that you are eternally optimistic.
You believe that there is nothing in life that you cannot learn or master when given enough time and energy, and you are willing to do this if it is important to you.
You also tend to be a glass half full person, always seeing the possibilities and what is there rather than complaining about what you are missing.
Aries Rising Compatibility & Love
When it comes to love, Aries rising tends to go with their gut. You know if you are interested in someone pretty much from the moment you meet. Once you have decided that you are interested, there is no holding back or playing games. You go after what you want directly.
However, you do tend to be very much about what you want from a relationship, rather than what you can give. You are very loving and passionate, but this is because it feels good for you. It is rarely just to meet the needs of the other person.
Aries rising are typically most compatible with someone with Libra rising in their natal chart. They share your positive outlook on the world and are happy to let you take the lead. They also appreciate more than most that while your love is all about you, it is also genuine and deep.
You will also probably find yourself attracted to people with Leo ascendant, as they have the kind of charisma that appeals to you.
The relationship will be challenging as you are both pushing to be the star of the show called life, but you enjoy being challenged.
Aries Ascendant Man
Aries men tend to manifest the controlling and competitive sides of the rising sign most strongly. They are often your typical competitive sportsman or ruthless businessman (or both).
When it comes to love, they tend to go after partners that others might consider “out of their league”, both because they find these people compelling, and to prove that they can get them.
In the bedroom, an Aries rising man likes to be in charge and dictate how things go. While they are concerned about the pleasure of the partner, when they’re done, they’re done.
They thrive best in “traditional” relationships where they get to call the shots and be the breadwinner, while their partner takes care of hearth and home.
Aries Ascendant Woman
The most notable characteristic of Aries rising women is often then independence. They are confident that they can achieve anything they want in life without the help of anyone else.
When it comes to love, Aries women are very likely to be attracted to partners that challenge them. They are competitive and want someone who pushes them to be more.
When it comes to sex, an Aries rising woman won’t be satisfied unless she is completely satisfied every time. She isn’t the type to accept that “it doesn’t happen every time”. If you are doing it right, it should!
While Aries ascendant women are the type with the energy and optimism to do it all, the career, the family, and the rich social life, they won’t appreciate a partner who isn’t willing to pull their own weight.
Know Your Rising Sign
Your rising sign is the sign that was on the horizon at the moment of your birth. So, to determine your rising sign, you need to know the exact time and location of your birth. Not sure? Check your full birth certificate.
Once you have this information, you can use this free birth date calculator to develop a full natal chart for yourself and get some insights into your full horoscope.