Scorpio Ascendant Personality and Meaning

Published March 9, 2020
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To fully understand the meaning and importance of your rising sign, you need to know precisely what the Ascendant is. However, in short, your rising sign is said to be the mask you wear and the first impression you give to others. When you meet a person who has magnetic eyes and seems to be concentrating on your every move and word, chances are they have a Scorpio Ascendant.

Scorpio Rising's Mask

Those with Scorpio rising wear the mask of a Svengali. These are individuals who draw others to them and want to know "everything" about those they meet. They often ask tough personal questions, then listen and observe. They can be a bit vague, standoffish, and crusty around people they don't know or like, and if provoked they can turn aggressive.

Those with Scorpio rising:

  • Are psychically sensitive
  • Are hypnotic and intense
  • Enigmatic with low key eccentricities
  • Have a powerful and commanding presence
  • Are circumspect when interacting with others

Scorpio Rising's Mannerisms

A Scorpio Ascendant creates a potent public front. You could say it's the ultimate defense mechanism. Scorpio is a sensitive, tender, and feeling water sign. Most of Scorpio rising's crustier mannerisms are self-protective. These individuals guard their privacy and are jealously protective and controlling of their friends, families, and lovers. Many astrologers feel a Scorpio Ascendant is stronger than any other rising sign and can sometimes take over a chart.

Women With Scorpio Rising

A woman with Scorpio rising possesses sex appeal and often has a seductive and provocative manner, even if not intended. She tends to be of average height, a bit top-heavy, and gives the appearance of being an exotic, self-assured, and dominating woman. She's not type of woman who asks for help and is generally more well-liked by men than women.

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Men With Scorpio Rising

Women with Scorpio rising are more seductive and self-assured, while men with Scorpio rising are more intimidating and controlling. These men are ambitious, enigmatic, and masculine, but temperamental. To a Scorpio rising man, everything can seem so emotionally charged and personal that when hurt, they can become cold, unreachable, and vindictive.

Scorpio Ascendant in Love

When a person with a Scorpio Ascendant falls in love, they are discreet but charming and will inevitably attracts the person they set their heart on. They're passionate, give themselves completely, and expect the same from their mate. However, they're also incredibly possessive and jealous and want constant attention. When in love, a Scorpio Ascendant is so ardent, loyal, generous, and endearing, that even if the relationship goes south, their partners find it very hard to leave them.

Relationships and Scorpio Rising Sign

As the old saying goes: "opposites attract." With Scorpio on the Ascendant, it's opposite sign, Taurus is on the Descendant. The Descendant is the cusp of the seventh house, the house of marriage, and committed partnerships. In a general way, Scorpio rising will be the most attracted to a Taurus like individual who is stable, down to earth, dependable, loyal, and trustworthy.

Scorpio Rising and Sun Sign Combinations

Your rising sign is your outer self. Your Sun sign is your inner self. A Scorpio Ascendant may be compatible with the Sun sign, or it might not, but nonetheless your Ascendant and Sun tend to find a way to combine and work together.

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Scorpio Rising With an Aries Sun

Aries and Scorpio are both ruled by Mars. Combine a Scorpio rising with an Aries Sun, and you have an Aries who looks before they leap and is more deliberate and strategic in their purpose than is usual for an Aries.

Scorpio Rising With a Taurus Sun

Scorpio rising with a Taurus Sun translates into a Taurus who has more drive and resourcefulness than is typical for Taurus. This combination creates an individual with an intense focus on the seemingly unattainable, won't be detoured, and can handle almost anything.

Scorpio Rising With a Gemini Sun

Scorpio rising and a Gemini Sun creates a strange mix. This is a Gemini who is more secretive, sensitive, and discerning than the average Gemini.

Scorpio Rising With a Cancer Sun

Scorpio rising and a Cancer Sun combine to create a more adventurous Cancer who has a powerful sixth sense and above-average instincts and deep emotional involvement in their belief system.

Scorpio Rising With a Leo Sun

A Leo Sun and a Scorpio ascendant combine to create a natural leader who is an ambitious, forceful, and self-disciplined careerist, who seeks public acclaim.

Scorpio Rising With a Virgo Sun

A Virgo Sun and Scorpio rising combine to create a transformative Virgo who has uncommon common sense, extrasensory perception, and an extremely developed critical mind. You could say they are a supercharged Virgos who are freethinkers and rabble-rousers.

Scorpio Rising With a Libra Sun

Scorpio rising and a Libra Sun combine to create a Libra who's diplomatic, but also seductive, tactical, and strategic. These are Libras who have a knack for finding things out and are secretive in their daily dealings.

Scorpio Rising With a Scorpio Sun

Scorpio rising with a Scorpio Sun creates a double Scorpio. These are all or nothing, dogged individuals who approach everything in life head-on, have sex appeal, and are magnets who draw others to them.

Scorpio Rising With a Sagittarius Sun

A Sagittarius with a Scorpio Ascendant is more materialistic, stingy, secretive, and self-protective than is usual for a Sagittarian. Financial security is essential to them, and they are prone to excess.

Scorpio Rising With a Capricorn Sun

Scorpio rising with a Capricorn Sun combine to create an individual who is exceedingly tight-lipped and often wise and "all-knowing." They are sensual, intuitive, and witty full-throttle achievers who take pleasure in everything life has to offer.

Scorpio Rising With an Aquarius Sun

An Aquarian with Scorpio rising is more traditional, reclusive, and family-oriented than is usual for an Aquarian. This is an Aquarian who loves traditions and will somehow invest their efforts in preserving them.

Scorpio Rising With a Pisces Sun

A Pisces Sun with Scorpio rising are extremely sensitive and shy, but magnetic individuals who often get bored with everyday routine, have a taste for complicated situations, and a tendency to use their powerful and commanding presence for creating those situations.

Scorpio Rising, Mars, and Pluto

Keep in mind that there's more to a Scorpio rising's story than Ascendant and Sun sign. The rulers of Scorpio are Mars and Pluto. If you have Scorpio rising, they are the rulers of your chart, and their sign and house position are significant to your development.

An Example

Suppose a Scorpio rising with a Capricorn Sun has Pluto in Leo in the ninth house and Mars conjunct Mercury in Aquarius and in the third house? This is a person with a quick and intellectual mind (Mars conjunct Mercury in Aquarius in the third) who feels compelled to understand the world and has a compulsive need to share their vision and convince others of their beliefs (Pluto in the ninth). This could translate into an individual who is a full-throttle achiever, whose powerful Scorpio Ascendant would be focused on writing, talking, teaching, and traveling to convince others of their beliefs.

Scorpio Rising Celebrities

Famous individuals with Scorpio rising combined with the 12 Sun signs are listed below.

  • Leonard Nimoy: Scorpio rising /Aries Sun
  • Janet Jackson: Scorpio rising/Taurus Sun
  • Natalie Portman Scorpio rising/Gemini Sun
  • Tom Cruise: Scorpio rising/Cancer sun
  • Martha Stewart Scorpio rising/Leo Sun
  • Bernie Sanders: Scorpio rising/Virgo Sun
  • Vladimir Putin: Scorpio rising/Libra Sun
  • Katy Perry: Scorpio rising/Scorpio Sun
  • Taylor Swift: Scorpio rising/Sagittarius Sun
  • Jim Carrey: Scorpio rising/Capricorn Sun
  • Jack Nicklaus: Scorpio rising/Aquarius Sun
  • Harvey Weinstein: Scorpio rising/Pisces Sun

Transformational Rising Sign

Those with Scorpio rising are always walking a tightrope and teetering between passion and obsession, love and hate, soaring highs, and cathartic lows. They can have complicated life journeys with periods of dramatic lessons and chaos. Like Scorpio's symbols, the Scorpion, Eagle, and the Pheonix, those with Scorpio rising, will have lives filled with transformations.

Scorpio Ascendant Personality and Meaning