Scorpio Rising Sign: All about the Scorpio Ascendant

A Scorpio Rising, or the Scorpio Ascendant, in your chart means you emit an energy as intense as a thousand burning suns.

All about Scorpio Rising/The Scorpio Ascendant

Piercing gaze or a faraway, mysterious look? With deep-water Scorpio as your ascendant, you’ve likely perfected both of these expressions. When you really turn it on, look out world!

Are you a Scorpio 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 Scorpio Rising/The Scorpio Ascendant

Powerhouse Pluto is Scorpio’s ruler, which may explain your magnetic force. Having the lord of the underground directing your GPS is no small (or laughing) matter. Yes, you can come across as relaxed and ultra-cool. But with your keen powers of observation, you’re ready to strike like a king cobra if necessary. 

The good news is, you look sexy as hell doing it! Scorpio is the “sex symbol” of the zodiac, ruling the reproductive organs. One look from you can leave people spellbound. Seduction is an art form and it won’t take much for you to become a virtuoso. In spite of this, you can be surprisingly buttoned-up and reluctant to reveal your bodily contours. Yet you’re a power-dresser in your own right, and you bring the word “fierce” to a scorching new level when you emerge into the public eye. 

Scorpio Rising is an unstoppable force

Speaking of eyes, yours are the window to a profoundly deep soul. They may be heavily lidded, flashing and hard to turn away from. So overwhelming is your magnetism, that you may fear its power, even shutting down your sexuality for periods of time. But hear this! Erotic expression is an important language for you to master in this lifetime. Learn to vocalize boundaries and get in touch with your inner badass instead of chasing danger to get your “fix.”

When you’re in a position of leadership, you’re an unstoppable force! Whatever your life motto is, just tack “or die trying” at the end of it. You’ll go through hell and back to achieve your goals. Few can keep up with you, but that’s not necessarily a good thing. Your single-minded obsession with achievement can make you a workaholic and relationships may suffer as a result.

While you don’t trust easily, once people are “in” you’re a loyal friend with a gift for providing support in people’s darkest moments. As much as you crave connection, you have a love/hate relationship with intimacy. Yes, you want to soulfully bond, but only if your emotional investment will be returned. 

With this transformational rising sign, you may be drawn to spiritual practices, particularly ones that integrate shadow work. You’re not afraid to “go there,” whether you’re getting messages from the departed or going on plant medicine journeys that help you touch other realms. Life is an endless mystery and following its clues is your favorite treasure hunt!

Celebrities and famous people with Scorpio Rising

Jessica Simpson, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Rachel McAdams, Martha Stewart, Gianni Versace, Kate Bush, Grimes, Halsey, Lana Del Ray, Tom Cruise, Rafael Nadal, Bette Davis, Prince, Chrissy Teigen, Hillary Duff, Diana Ross, Naomi Watts, Natalie Portman, Kid Cudi, Janet Jackson, Caitlyn Jenner,

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AstroTwins

Identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut, known as The AstroTwins, are the founders of Astrostyle.com and the authors of multiple bestselling astrology books. Their horoscopes reach millions here and through their resident astrologer column at ELLE Magazine.