Sagittarius Rising Sign: All about the Sagittarius Ascendant

A Sagittarius Rising, or the Sagittarius Ascendant, in your chart means you are a truth-seeker and you don’t mind ruffling feathers.

All about Sagittarius Rising/The Sagittarius Ascendant

Quick…what’s your opening line? Wise and witty, there’s no telling what will come out of your mouth, but it’s bound to memorable…and possibly controversial.

Are you a Sagittarius Rising?

Use our cosmic calculator to discover what zodiac sign the ascendant was in when you were born if you’re unsure. To accurately determine your ascendant, you will need to know your birth time. The rising sign or the ascendant is always “in” your first house—in fact it’s the very first degree or the beginning cusp, found at the 9 o’clock point on every chart. Don’t have your birth certificate? If you were born in the United States, you can write to the Office of Vital Records in your birth state for a copy.

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The ascendant changes zodiac signs about every two hours. Since the sun rises and sets at different times depending on the season, a person born at 10:00 a.m. in April would have a vastly different ascendant than someone born at 10:00 a.m. in November. Fun fact: If you were born at sunrise (or within two hours of it), your ascendant will likely be the same sign as your Sun sign (e.g., Taurus with a Taurus rising—or a “double Taurus”).

Traits of Sagittarius Rising/The Sagittarius Ascendant

Sagittarius is the zodiac’s truth seeker and this rising sign does not mince words. If something’s out of sync, you’re going to speak up, even if your candor clears the room. 

The funny thing is, it rarely does. No matter how raunchy or recherche you get, your intentions are generally elevated, and people sense that immediately. Sure, you might accidentally misfire your truth arrows, but you do have an important point here. Eventually, you’ll get to it, making everyone think (and probably laugh) in the process. With a Sagittarius rising, you don’t just change minds, you shift people’s mindsets.

Lucky for you, bountiful Jupiter is your chart ruler. This bestows you with good fortune and a healthy appetite for all of life’s pleasures; in fact, you don’t always know when to stop indulging. Sagittarius is a fire sign and this passionate ascendant can give you quite the temper. When you’re lit up about a plan, you’ll pursue it like the Centaur galloping off on a hunt. Having something (or someone!) to chase makes life interesting. If no one raises the bar, you’ll do it yourself.

Sagittarius Rising has a global mindset

With worldly Jupiter as your beacon, you have a global mindset. What else is out there? And who? Traveling brings out the best in you, eventually preparing you to be an ambassador who bridges friends from diverse cultures and lifestyles. Because you’re always on the go, you favor comfortable, colorful clothes that are a little bit college quad mixed with backpacking bohemian and accessorized with spiritual totems. Like a half-horse Sagittarius, no one rocks a ponytail quite like you.

If you’re not university educated, you’re an eternal student in the school of life. For Sagittarius rising, life is a never-ending journey of growth and discovery—and you have the self-development workshops, medicine retreats and teacher trainings to show for it.  But watch out! When you’re lit up about a new methodology your evangelizing can get downright zealous. 

There’s really no limit to your visionary powers, which can be a double-edged sword. While you’re capable of directing large-scale projects, your ability to see so many options can lead to major overwhelm. In your zeal, you may scale too quickly or overshoot the mark, then suffer from a loss of freedom due to your outsized plans create.

Speaking of freedom, it is the ultimate need for your rising sign. There’s nothing that enrages you more than feeling restrained or fenced in. That may be why so many born with Sagittarius ascendant become entrepreneurs. 

Celebrities and famous people with Sagittarius Rising

Kim Kardashian, Anne Hathaway, Alyssa Milano, Jodie Foster, Goldie Hawn, Sean Penn, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eleanor Roosevelt, Angela Merkel, Nelson Mandela, Ansel Adams, Brigette Bardot, Princess Diana, Paris Hilton, Jessica Biel, Oprah Winfrey, Coco Chanel, Winona Ryder, Mila Kunis

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