rising signs often represent the lenses with which we see the world through soooo yeah. this is very archetypal so take that into consideration.
aries rising lenses- these rising signs have two, highly contrasting and opposite lenses (they see things in black and white- no grey). the colors are enhanced and bright, but opposite on either side. there’s a reddish tint on both of the lenses however, and they tend to focus on the positive and exciting aspects of life.
taurus rising lenses- taurus rising lenses help the person see the beauty in everything. they’re a green tint, and pinks are enhanced. they exude a sense of calmness and tranquility. these lenses don’t hide the bad however, just focuses on the beautiful.
gemini rising lenses- these lenses are yellow tinted, and are also transition lenses. each setting the gemini rising goes to, their view changes. these lenses help them attain all the knowledge the world has to offer. changeable, fluid, and youthful.
cancer rising lenses- cancer risings have blue lenses, a somber and soulful view of the world. the lenses help them see the souls of others and empathize deeply. tend to accentuate their large, moony, eyes. sees the world in emotions.
leo rising lenses- orange and golden lenses allow the leo rising to exude confidence and elegance. see the world as a place to perform, everyone around them being an audience member. sunsets and bright lights are enhanced.
virgo risings lenses- grey/blue toned lenses. a sobering and realistic view of the world, with an eye for the pain that exists all around them. stands out to only those who choose to see them. sees the world as a responsibility yet also a library.
libra risings lenses- rose tinted glasses quite literally. this rising gives the ability to exude positivity, kindness, and friendliness. ignores and escapes the reality of the world. similar to the taurus rising, focuses on the beautiful.
scorpio rising lenses - deep, purple tinted lenses. sees the world intensely and passionately, with the darker side of life enhanced. tends to see only the harsher side of the world, all the tragedy that exists. exudes mystery.
sagittarius rising lenses- bright green tinted lenses. this allows the sagittarius rising to see every possibility. optimism, luck, and friends are often acquired. they see the world in every variation and in all of its’ diversity. notices and appreciates culture.
capricorn rising lenses- black and white lenses. these make the capricorn rising think they are seeing the world how it really is, but in fact is a highly pessimistic view. exudes restriction, elegance, and wisdom. sharp criticism and ambition.
aquarius rising lenses- neon blue lenses. sees all of humanity with their lenses, and acts as a messenger to the people, bringing knowledge and information at lightning speed. embodies electricity, friendliness, and eccentricity
pisces rising lenses- rainbow lenses. in each setting, a certain color can be presented as they are mutable and fluid, to fit whatever situation they’re in. sees the world in every possible way. both exudes naivety and wisdom.
I think what bothers me when discussing earth signs and houses (2, 6, 10) is that while I’m aware that earth rules the material and physical plane, that’s all they’re reduced to be, it seems. It’s so capitalistic, how they’re reduced to that. That’s not all that matters about earth signs. That’s why you get a bunch of people complaining about how “boring” earth signs are, because astrologers both beginner and advanced have a fundamental misconception about the domain of earth.
Where Cancer is the private sphere and responsibility to one’s home, Capricorn is the public sphere and responsibility to the public. Where Scorpio is death and transformation, Taurus is life and growth. Where Pisces is self-sacrifice for the greater whole, Virgo is self-sacrifice in a one on one context. The earth signs extend beyond possessions, jobs, careers, and money. They do rule these things, it’s true, but so many astrologers reduce their domain to just these things.
Earth is how we make ourselves comfortable, how we come into being our best self, what we value, what we surround ourself with. Earth is all about growth for better or for worse. Unlike the rapid and dramatic changes the water sign counterparts of earth signs call for, earth signs demand a slow grind. Earth signs and houses hold the keys to how we gain wisdom.
Capricorn reminds us that you can’t just make one huge sweeping change and call it a day, that you need to work and practice at change to cement it. Virgo helps us to become less selfish by reminding us, after the lessons Leo teaches us, that the world is not just about us but others. Taurus teaches us to be grateful and to value the things surrounding us, that we can slow down and enjoy life, that nothing is a race. Earth signs teach us to keep our ego in check, always coming after fire signs to provide some grounding, a reality check.
We’re always seeking some sort of new enlightenment. Earth signs aren’t overtly about enlightenment but that is what you’ll gain with the dedication that they teach us in life.
11th House in Air Signs: Don’t feel negative or odd about the importance friendship has to you. Your friends will always impact you strongly.
11th House in Earth Signs: Don’t feel bad that your trust takes so long to gain. Friendship is a weird phenomenon that takes time to build.
11th House in Water Signs: You know better than anyone how love and friendship intermingle too often. Is it normal to be so sensitive towards your friends? For you yes, you can get overwhelmed by pals’ problems.
11th House in Fire Signs: Why do you always instantly connect with new friends so often? Who cares, embrace the gift.
Saturn in Fire signs People with their Saturn in a Fire sign (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) might have a fear of self-expression and assertion. What we see in people with their Saturn in a Fire sign is that they may hold back from showing their spontaneity and energy. But what Saturn does is help the individual use their energy for good and not for recklessness. People with their Saturn in a Fire sign must learn to not doubt themselves because Saturn isn’t here to restrict them, but to help them step back and realize that their actions indeed do have consequences.
Saturn in Earth signs People with their Saturn in an Earth sign (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) might have a fear of change and letting go. What we see in those who have Saturn in an Earth sign is that they are too grounded and too hard headed to accept change. These people usually understand the pain of letting go and so they fear experiencing that pain, maybe chaos, all over again. People with their Saturn in an Earth sign must learn to realize that life is ever-changing and nothing stays the same. They must learn to accept transformation all the while still remaining calm, grounded and secure.
Saturn in Air signs People with their Saturn in an Air sign (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) might have a fear of being made a fool of. What we see with people who have Saturn in an Air sign is that they may be a little awkward and tongue-tied at social settings. Feelings of insecurity, isolation and possibly loneliness can stem from these Saturn signs, but one thing they refuse to be seen as: dumb. People with their Saturn in an Air sign must learn how to think and communicate without thinking so negatively of themselves and to stop doubting themselves because they have so much to offer.
Saturn in Water signs People with their Saturn in a Water sign (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) might have a fear of showing a raw side of them; usually emotions. What we see with people who have Saturn in a Water sign is that maybe once they were emotional, a little too emotional and were scolded or shut down because of it. They start to hold back from truly expressing themselves or showing empathy or any kind of sentiment. People with their Saturn in a Water sign must learn that showing emotions, being able to really express yourself is completely normal and it frees you.