Your Rising Sign (Ascendant) | The Wise Magazine
Our rising signs are "the windows" through which we see life. They are our eyes; they are how we see life. In other words, they are how we are dressed. They are delicate dresses, and sometimes they act as shields for us. In short, our rising signs are our "outer" personalities. These outer personalities are generally in harmony with our personas, but this of course is only possible if there is a direct, smooth, and sound relationship between the persona and the personality. Rumi's famous saying sums this up: "Either exist as you are or be as you look!" The personality characteristics we exhibit to protect ourselves against people, events, and traumas, or to manifest ourselves within society, stem from the characteristics of our rising sign. Some of you will be asking, "I hear we display the characteristics of our rising sign when we reach age 30—is this true?" It's true we display the characteristics, attitudes, and habits of our rising sign (our outer personality), but we are not