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Keys to Your External Self:
SAGITTARIUS Rising and Decans

by Elbert Wade, PMAFA - Professional Certified Consultant Astrologer
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The rising sign or ascendant (the external self) is second in importance only to the Sun-Sign (the inner self). For most people who know you less than intimately, it may be the determining factor as they see, identify, and know you. It also influences how you view, act, and react to others and the environment. While your Sun-Sign is determined by your birth date (and in some border-line cases the time), the rising sign (ascendant) must be calculated for the exact birth time and place. Theoretically, the rising sign advances one degree (of 360 degrees of a full circle -- a 24-hour day) every four minutes, meaning each 30-degree sign takes about two hours to move upward -- due to counterclockwise axial rotation of planet earth -- across the ascendant point: the eastern horizon. Definition: decan (decanate) -- a ten-degree distance (division or portion) of a sign; each zodiac sign has three decans, which collectively equal thirty degrees. First decan (any sign) is 00.00 to 9.59.59 - second decan is 10.00.to 19.59.59 - third decan is 20.00 to 29.59.59.

[Rule-of-Thumb or "ballpark": If you were born during the first 40 minutes of any rising-sign's beginning hour (see second link below for ascendant table), the first decan 0 to 10 degrees likely will be ascending; if born 41 to 80 minutes (1 hour +20 minutes) after the sign's beginning hour the second decan likely will be ascending; if born 81 minutes (1 hour +21 minutes) to 2 hours after, the third decan likely will be ascending. An accurately calculated horoscope is necessary for determining for sure the decan ascending.]

The rising sign (and its decan) are of great significance in determining your personality, mannerisms, character, mentality, emotions, weeknesses, health and life-pattern, as well as characteristics to cultivate, or correct. If you or someone you know has Aries rising, you'll want to study the "Overview" first and then the decan information.

Hopefully you know your rising sign (ascendant). It not, refer to the easy-to-use ascendant (rising sign) table here.

OR -- If uncertain about (or need to verify) your own (or anyone's) natal horoscope's true Rising Sign (Ascendant) and the Decan -- [First Decan: 00 to 10 degrees / Second Decan: 10 to 20 degrees / Third Decan :20 to 30 degrees], you can find out fast and FREE (plus get sign/degree/minutes for Moon Sign / Sun-Sign / Midheaven (10th House sign), and latitude/longitude of birthplace) HERE. After finding Rising Sign (AS), click its link near bottom of the "Atlas/Astrological Atlas" page to read about your own (or anyone's) Rising Sign and its Decan.

Use also to read your SUN-SIGN (inner self) and MOON SIGN (emotional self)

[Hint Number One: The information following can be applied as well to your Sun-Sign (your inner self). Relate the "Overview" to natal Sun in Sagittarius. Also read "First Decan" if you were born in the first 10 days of this sign -- Sun in 0 to 10 degrees; "Second Decan" if born in days 10 to 20 -- Sun in 10 to 20 degrees; "Third Decan" if born in days 20 to 30 -- Sun in 20 to 30 degrees.]

[Hint Number Two: The descriptions following can also be applied to your Moon-Sign (your emotional self). Relate the "Overview" to natal Moon in Sagittarius. Also read "First Decan" if your Moon is in the first 10 degrees of this sign; "Second Decan" if your Moon is 10 to 20 degrees of this sign; "Third Decan" if your Moon is in 20 to 30 degrees of this sign.]

SAGITTARIUS RISING -- OVERVIEW

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Expansive, jovial, optimistic, noble, kind-hearted; philosophical, extravagant, excessive; "lucky" Jupiter, the Greater Benefic (Venus is the Lesser Benefic), rules the facades and external egos of all with Sagittarius rising at the time you were born. In your everyday activities you are inclined to be outgoing, open, far-reaching, positive and "grand." Your sense of humor is probably one of your most valuable assets; it's relatively easy for you to see some humor even in the most negative situations.

You may be well known for your quick wit and your uncanny ability to "hit the nail on the head" with what you say, even at times when it might be better if you didn't. You tend to be blatantly frank and honest, finding it next to impossible to be "tactfully" evasive. Diplomacy and tact are attributes you will need to cultivate lest you create unnecessary problems for yourself and alienate self too much from others. You like to travel and likely will do more of it than those without Sagittarius rising. Trips to or even residing (temporarily or permanently) in countries other than your native land are probable.

Sagittarius ascending often inclines to physical largeness. Typically, the height is above average to tall (sometimes very tall). The body may feature large bones and long limbs that tend to hang loosely. The head may be long and feature a high, arched crown. The hair may be fine in texture, plentiful, and may gray rather early in life; "cowlicks" are commonplace. The brows are a fine line and often curved. The skin normally is very healthy but may have large pores which require extra care. The teeth may be very large ("star's" teeth), especially the two middle ones in the top row. The timbre of the voice is full-toned, the manner of speech typically is a bit slow, deliberate, and thoughtful.

Facial expressions are "bigger than life," frank, and good-humored. Generally, all movements are free, open, "large," and energetic. Many of your mannerisms are equine (horse-like). Your head may be tossed or moved side to side when you're surprised, "spooked," or annoyed. There will be restless movements of the feet when you are bored (which may be often), or angry. You may tend to scrape your shoes somewhat when you are walking.

Sagittarius rising usually gives a very pleasant and refreshing type of personality. You may be idealistic, quite honest, straitforward and consistently philosophical. You possess heightened desires for complete freedom and continuing progress, combined with a highly-developed sense of and a desire for justice.

There is an adventurous and ambitious streak, including a generous portion of impulsiveness, versatility, and an organizing flair. Mentally, you are inspirational and simultaneously highly intuitive. This ascendant gives keen insight. Overall optimism and the instinct both to think and act "big" are inborn traits. There may be a natural inclination toward religion and all philosophical subjects.

Your emotions usualIy are very much on the surface but often exuberant since Sagittarius often inclines its natives to say and do exactly what they think. Emotionally, you seem to "blow hot and cold" alternately, even in close romantic attachments. Your passion is not normally sustained well for extended periods of time.

Weaknesses could include extravagance, impatience, ambivalence, a lack of concentration--not only mentally, but also in habits and behavior generally. Oftem there is a trace of the gambler. Too frequently the "Archer" will shoot his arrows far wide of the desired mark. Temperamentally, there may be a conflict between respect for convention and your freedom-loving inclinations. This can cause you sometimes to be illogical and even hypercritical. There easily could be something of the snob about you at times.

Since yours is a robust-type influence, good health is the norm. However, the nervous system is highly charged; this can cause you to be somewhat accident prone. Special care should be taken of the liver, the hips (avoid falls in advanced years), the thighs, and the respiratory system generally. Your life-pattern suggests that most of the time your life is adventurous and often colorful. The 50th year may be a most important turning point for you.

The main charateristics desirable for cultivation are expressed by such words as these: sincerity, honesty, frankness, justice, generosity, foresight, persistence, dependability, buoyancy, logic, and charity. Words denoting traits needing correction are overconfidenee, rashness, bluntness, aggressiveness, defiance, uncompromise, and loudness. All these have been or can be corrected by the proper use of your outstanding good mental qualities.

FIRST DECAN of SAGITTARIUS Rising (00.00 - 10.00 degrees)

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This Sagittarius/JUPITER decan of Sagittarius rising is, of course, the most typical. Very much of what was covered above applies fully, but there is more. The mutable (versatile) nature of Sagittarius gives all with this influence a wonderful level of adaptability which enables you to "fit square pegs into round holes" when necessary. Seldom do you encounter anything or anybody you can't cope with if it's important to you.

With Jupiter as ruler of your everyday self, you may have more than your fair share of what others regard as sheer good luck. Often you just seem to be at the right places at the right times. But, as you know (or will learn) you can't rely totally on luck to see you through all matters of importance. While it's true that you may be more lucky than some with outright gambling, it's also true that you need to keep a check on your urge to gamble or take too many long shots.

The cardinal (action) sub-influence of this first decan can supply you with the added energy and drive to accomplish a lot. Your overall optimism and sense of humor are highly honed. Your ability to encourage others and your broad, beaming smile are generally welcomed wherever you go and by nearly everyone you meet.

Physically, you may be larger (taller and/or heavier) than those with other decans of Sagittarius rising. Remember, however, that while jovial Jupiter can expand personality, it can just as easily expand your waistline as well; you'll need to eat sensibly, especially after middle age.

You are able to adjust quite readily to changes in your life; because of this you might be attracted to a career or business that would require much travel and frequent "living out of a suitcase." You must exercise care so that you are never hopelessly tied down to any place, person, or circumstance since your basic nature appreciates, even demands, a certain level of freedom. It's probable you will spend much of your time residing quite a distance from your place of birth.

SECOND DECAN of SAGITTARIUS Rising (10.00 - 20.00 degrees)

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The important sub-influence of this Aries/MARS decan, can induce numerous and rather interesting differences for those who have this in effect in the natal horoscope. Aries tends to add much directness and forcefulness to the manner in which you go about the everyday matters of your life. You respond well to a challenge but must exercise care that you don't go off on tangents solely for the purpose of proving you have the "guts" to do so. There should be a sensible purpose or you shouldn't accept the "dare.

Tact and diplomacy are necessary for you to employ; otherwise, you can have such a sharp tongue that you can hurt others very quickly and deeply when your comments "hit the nail on the head" much too harshly. Your sometimes-biting even caustic wit may not be appreciated by everyone, so learn to guard your speech.

Appearance-wise, you may be thinner than those with the first decan of Sagittarius ascending. Further, your head and body may tend to be more angular. Dark red or sandy hair might be an additional characteristic. It's possible that you may tend to blush more easily than some. Along with this tendency toward "redness" comes a pronounced likelihood that you have quite an explosive temper which you might do well to learn to control or it can cause you more grief and difficulty than you need. Fortunately however, for you and others, when you do get angry it usually doesn't last very long.

The Aries first-house influence adds a good amount of external ego and "I am" to your personality. If you aren't careful, this can get out of hand at times and perhaps cause friends to accuse you of being too self-centered and unconcerned about others. You much prefer to lead than to follow. Generally speaking, you are a "take-charge" sort of person and should be your own boss if this is at all possible. You probably act, move, and speak at an accelerated pace. It's true that you may not be very happy unless you are involved in some sort of challenging activity.

THIRD DECAN of SAGITTARIUS Rising (20.00 - 30.00 degrees)

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The sub-influence of this Leo/SUN decan can induce some quite "bright," exciting, and interesting characteristics for those with this ten degrees of Sagittarius ascending in your geniture or nativity. Leo -- natural ruler of the fifth house of youth, creativity, pleasure, "acting" and chance-taking --- can stimulate you to a high level of personal creativity. Normally, you'll always look more youthful than your actual age could indicate.

Creativity is inherent in your basic nature, and you need to seek some means to express it to others. While you might be an excellent actor or actress who actually works on the stage and/or before the camera, it's more probable that most of you will enjoy acting your "part" while using the world as a "stage." You are a natural salesperson who can use your selling abilities quite effectively to earn a good living and further your progress in all areas.

In appearance, your height may tend more toward normal or just slightly above; your facial features and body tend to "squareness." You appear stable and solid. Hair tends to lighter shades with bright highlights; it often grows rather low on the neck. You walk upright and exude much pride and self-confidence. Your voice is strong and causes others to pay atttention to what you say.

You are friendly, gregarious, and outgoing; seldom do you meet anyone who remains a stranger for very long. You are not averse to introducing yourself to anyone. Your handshake is distinctively warm and firm, which befits one with large hands.

You have a knack for bragging and complimenting others to the point they feel wonderful and think you are a most marvelous person. Little do they suspect that your purpose is not totally unselfish because you command center stage and the full spotlight while you inflate their egos. Then, you enjoy soaking in the warmth of pride as they return your compliments. Leo's sub-influence gives you a high level of tenacity, which allows you to maintain your energy long enough to accomplish much that you set out to do. Seldom do you give up easily on anything.

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Learn about all 12 Rising Signs and Decans: Ari Tau Gem Can Leo Vir Lib Sco Sag Cap Aqu Pis
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