The Ascendant Sign in Esoteric Astrology
(Artwork by Kagaya)
THE LIGHT THAT SHINES ON EARTH, ACROSS THE SEA
This is the light which ever shines within the dark, and cleansing with its healing rays that which must be purified until the dark has gone.
The urge to be all things to all people is a very strong one with people who have Aquarius rising. They seek to be of service because they enjoy people but for an Aquarian rising person who is not Soul-centered, this service is primarily geared to the aims and goals of the personality. In this respect, Aquarius is saying: “Notice me! Pay attention to how different I am! I am everything but no one thing!” Yet the Soul purpose of Aquarius rising is to transform these superficial, egocentric actions into a profoundly capable person eager and ready for World Service.
The awakening to the Soul’s reality in this rising sign occurs through its esoteric ruler, Jupiter and the Second Ray of Love/Wisdom. The nature of the love which Jupiter expresses on the Soul level through Aquarius is not of the romantic, personal kind. It is much more the impersonal love of humanity in general and is accompanied by a distinct sense of loving detachment. It is actually the Soul-centered individual with Aquarius rising who is able to express the purest form of love in terms of its usefulness to society. It is pure and potent because it emanates from the benevolent energy of Jupiter and extends in ever more expansive circles through group orientation and group consciousness.
Aquarius itself is a sign of the Fifth Ray of Concrete Knowledge, Science and Technology. It is from this center of applied intelligence that Aquarius rising will anchor his or her true life purpose. Aquarius is connected to the circulatory system while its polar opposite, Leo is the ruler of the heart. The Soul-centered Aquarian has learned how to be heart-centered. It is from the heart through his mind and social networking capabilities, that Aquarius rising is be able to disseminate his inner vision for the benefit of humanity. This can be most easily accomplished through the circumstances and natural forms of expression of his exoteric ruler, Uranus.
Thus Aquarius rising will be most naturally attracted to those devices and processes that place as much information as possible in the hands and minds of as many people as possible. Experiment, create the new, but stay centered in the heart!
(Reference Alan Oken)
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