Using Your Rising Sign to Accept & Adapt to Change

The Rising Sign is a very important sign in a person’s natal chart, though it has been often been overlooked in the past as there has been more focus on the Sun Sign.

Unlike the Sun Sign which is determined by the month and season you were born, the Rising Sign focuses on the time you were born. It is the sign that was rising over the eastern horizon at the moment and location of your birth.

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While the Sun Sign represents the core of you, the essence of your entire being, the Rising Sign is much easier to determine. Very often, it is only when people get close to you (or you get close to yourself!) that they realize what your Sun Sign is, whereas your Rising Sign represents your appearance, behaviour, how others see you and how you approach the world.

This is why sometimes you or others will not feel that you correlate with the characteristics of your Sun Sign. This is who you are at a deeper level. Though in Esoteric Astrology, the Rising Sign is viewed as the most important sign because it represents the ‘soul’ and the lessons it came to earth to learn.

Your ascendant (another term for the Rising Sign) can help you adapt to change, hence why it is good to know more about it! You will undoubtedly feel that you can identify with the Rising Sign. And as we are entering a period of great change, here is some information below about the Rising Signs and how they can best deal with change. Read on to find out more!

Rise to the Challenge with Your Rising Sign!

Aries Rising

You will always know an Aries Rising because they have a very direct attitude and don’t have a problem speaking out. This is the kind of person you want on your side when you’re in trouble.

An Aries Rising can be one of the most brilliant friends and allies you ever have, but they can also be hot-tempered. If you are Aries Rising, you can sometimes leap before you look when there is change coming. The best way for you to deal with change is to take a step back, assess the situation and then move forward with a clear head.

Taurus Rising

Taurus Rising is someone who comes across as strong, trustworthy and loyal. They have a sturdy aura about them and can come across as reserved. They make wonderful friends because they are so reliable.

If you have Taurus Rising, you can be quite resistant to change. The best way to deal with change is to reassure yourself that everything is going to be OK, so it is beneficial for you to take some time out for meditation and breathing sessions to centre yourself.

Gemini Rising

Gemini Rising are talkative, sociable and generally very friendly. A Gemini Rising is someone who you can’t help but enjoy the company of because they have so many interesting things to say.

During moments of change, if you are a Gemini Rising then it’s helpful for you to ground yourself in your intuition because this can help you balance intellect and instincts as one and bring you greater clarity and perspective.

Cancer Rising

A Cancer Rising gives off a warm, nurturing presence and can behave very motherly towards other people.

If you are a Cancer Rising, times of change can be overwhelming for you. You are someone who values your comfort zone, so anything which disrupts that can cause you to withdraw. During change, call upon your inner strength and face what comes. Stepping outside of your comfort zone will also bring you a strong sense of pride in yourself.

Leo Rising

Leo Rising come across as confident, magnetic and dramatic to others. They are the star of the show! They can be quick to act during times of change, but sometimes a bit too quick, which can often happen at the expense of others’ feelings.

If you are a Leo Rising, stay calm and focused as change occurs around you and have faith in yourself; you can see things through in a way that is best for you and others.

Virgo Rising

Virgo Rising people are reliable, caring and very practical. They are people you can trust explicitly to get a job done or be there for you in times of need. Virgo Rising can also come across as worrywarts when unexpected things happen.

Therefore, if you are a Virgo Rising, it’s important to remind yourself that just because things are not in your control, it doesn’t mean there will be a catastrophic outcome. Trust yourself and the Universe.

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Libra Rising

Libra Rising people are typically very charming, friendly and peace-loving. They are often very attractive to others! Libra Rising likes it when everything is balanced and harmonious, so any type of change can throw them off. They may flee if the change is unpleasant in some way.

So with any type of change, if you are a Libra Rising it is important to ground and centre yourself, and remind yourself that to achieve balance, the universe needs to shift things about every now and then. Grounding crystals like black tourmaline and smoky quartz are very helpful for you.

Scorpio Rising

Scorpio Rising people are very intense and often invoke a strong reaction from people who meet them for the first time. When there is change, Scorpio Rising can turn their stinger on the universe at large, demanding answers.

The best way for them to deal with change is to harness the side of themselves which knows change is inevitable and to surrender to what is. This is a sign of transformation and Scorpio Rising have the capacity to ride the waves of change because of this.

Sagittarius Rising

Sagittarius Rising give off an upbeat and optimistic attitude! They are clever, confident and curious individuals. Sagittarius Rising is an adventurer who loves to explore. They typically deal with change well because they are always on the look out for new and exciting adventures, but they can become a bit fretful if things don’t always work out the way they envisioned.

If you are Sagittarius Rising, trust yourself and the universe when change appears. Everything happens for a reason and reminding yourself to go with the flow can help ground and stabilize you.

Capricorn Rising

Capricorn Rising people can come across as responsible, practical and serious. They are incredible when making plans and sticking with them. When it comes to change, they can be somewhat resistant as they are people who like to know which direction they’re going in and where they are being led.

If you are Capricorn Rising and experience change, remind yourself that the universe has your best interests at heart and going with the flow is sometimes the best option. Don’t be discouraged if things don’t go as planned; sometimes, rapid change is the path to something even better than what you had in mind.

Aquarius Rising

Aquarius Rising people have a unique style and tend to come across as very open-minded. You’ll feel you can discuss anything with an Aquarius Rising person!

When it comes to change, they tend to deal with it well as they are open to all kinds of new or strange things. The best way for them to deal with change is to find the deeper meaning behind the change itself and to ask themselves, what message is the universe trying to send them during this moment in time?

Pisces Rising

Pisces Rising people come across as rather dreamy and gentle. There is an ethereal quality to them that fascinates others. They are quite adept when it comes to change as they are very ‘go-with-the-flow.’ However, it is important for Pisces Rising to stay grounded throughout change, too.

If you are Pisces Rising, it is good to remind yourself of your goals and desires while change occurs so you can maintain a sense of balance.


Change is an inevitability of life. We would do well to learn not only to live with it but also to learn to appreciate and even enjoy it. Learning more about your astrological chart can show you who you are and how you relate to the world around you, making it easier to adjust the sails when the tides are high.

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About The Author

Rhiannon Liselle

Rhiannon Liselle is a nomadic Sagittarius with a passion for writing and trying to help others grow. She’s studied astrology for about 10 years, and has been writing about metaphysical, spiritual, and esoteric subjects for 3 years. Rhiannon lives in the mountains of Colorado, and loves drinking coffee and spending time with her coloring books.
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