Read on to continue learning about the Capricorn rising native (also commonly known as “Capricorn ascendant”) in astrology!
Below you will find information about the personality tendencies, physical attributes, spiritual growth lessons, and consciousness evolution opportunities for the individual with an Capricorn ascendant (or Capricorn rising) in their natal chart.
For the Capricorn Ascendant (rising) person, the understanding of personal responsibility is“rising” into their consciousness.
The individual with a Capricorn ascendant is learning, through instinctual action, how to grow in authority and take responsible action where their own lives, and the lives of the group are concerned.
The rising sign in a birth chart is different from the sun sign (which is determined by birthdate), as it is determined by the exact time of birth of the individual. The rising sign in a birth chart has the function of showing the individual’s instinctual reaction to life, especially to new things, and their reflex way of being. Just as we are unable to see what we look like without a mirror, in the same way we are unable to clearly see the way that our ascendant sign behaves with objectivity. The rising sign, ascendant, or ASC is the energy that we are learning about, through instinctual action, which is then mirrored to us via the relationships that show up in our descendant. (The descendant or DSC is directly opposing the first house and acts as a balance between self and others.)
CAPRICORN AND RELATIONSHIPS
Through the crucible of relationship, the Capricorn rising individual will be confronted with individuals who are seeking to be cared for and nurtured. This will, naturally, cause a type of internal questioning where the individual will be forced to look inwards and ask “What are my responsibilities to myself?” And “What are my responsibilities to the larger group?” And also “Where can my leadership be useful? What is my role as far as the well being of the collective goes?”
Through this questioning, the Capricorn rising individual will find themselves becoming aware of places where their leadership and skills can be of benefit to the larger group, and committing to fulfilling their role in establishing a society that is structured and secure.
CAPRICORN RISING PERSONALITY
The Capricorn rising ascendant individual will have a natural inner drive towards success and achievement. This energy is one that is stubborn (earth) and committed to the long term goal.
People with Capricorn Ascendant (rising) tend to be very responsible and like to be in charge. They will have a tendency towards tending to those around them (in a way that is more supervisory than nurturing) and will be naturally responsible. It is not uncommon for first or eldest children in a family to have Capricorn on their rising sign.
As the planet that rules Capricorn is Saturn, these individuals can come off as being cold or withdrawn, and are not known for being overly or openly emotional. They are ambitious and focused people who mean business. This perceived coldness is not actually indifference towards the relationship, rather it is an expression of the tendency towards protection that this energy has, as well as a deep sense of inner responsibility that forces the individual to look past the weight of the current emotions in order to tend to it’s life responsibilities.
CAPRICORN PHYSICAL TRAITS + APPEARANCE
Individuals with Capricorn on their ascendant will tend to have physiques that are more long, slender and boney. Because the planet Saturn tends to cause retraction, it is not uncommon for people with Capricorn rising (or Saturn in their first house) to be smaller in stature or height, or for the body part indicated by the sign (if it is Saturn in the first house) affected by Saturn to be smaller. These are individuals who tend to be very practical in their appearance and will lean towards fashion and appearance choices that are more conservative and practical, and less showy or expressive.
WHICH BODY PART DOES THE CAPRICORN SIGN RULE
The sign of Capricorn rules the bones and joints, which makes sense when you consider that the role of Capricorn in the natural zodiac is that of a parent or protector. The bones establish the structure that we have in our bodies, as well as protect the inner structures.
WHAT DOES THE CAPRICORN SIGN LOOK LIKE
The symbol for the Capricorn sign, traditionally is the mountain goat, which is known for being able to traverse a steep hill or mountain. They are known for being persistent in their climb to the top (Capricorns are very well known for their ambitious natures), and because they feel secure when they are at the highest points of the mountain. The need of the mountain goat to methodically work its way to the top of the mountain or hill speaks to the deep inner need of this energy to tend to its life responsibilities. For this reason, this energy is very well acquainted with the feeling of obligation.
CAPRICORN ASCENDANT (RISING) CELEBRITIES
Susan Sarandon, Carmen Electra and Taylor Swift are just a few of the celebrities whose faces and personalities you can look up to get a better idea of the Capricorn ascendant energy.
Learning about the ascendant sign is an excellent way to understand your own reflex responses, and why you approach life in the manner that you do.
As humans, our instinctual responses tend towards the negative, so gaining a deep understanding of both the higher and lower expressions of our ascendant energy is an excellent tool in growing in consciousness.
I hope you enjoyed this article about the Capricorn rising sign in astrology and found it both useful and informative.
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