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Aries Ascendant in Vedic Astrology

Aries Ascendant

What is an Aries Ascendant?

To understand what an Aries Ascendant is, we must know what an ascendant is. An ascendant or lagna or rising sign is the sign that was rising above the ground on the eastern horizon at the time of birth of a native.

You would be an Aries ascendant, if at the time of your birth, the sign Aries was rising from above the ground, in a way similar to the rising of he sun.

Natives that are Aries ascendants, have Mars as their ruling planet. The inherent features of the red planet have a lasting impact on the core characteristics of the native.

Characteristics of an Aries ascendant

The characteristics of an Aries ascendants are extremely similar to the horoscopic placement of planet Mars in the first house. Below are the core features and characteristics of an Aries Ascendant.

Physical appearance

The natives with an Aries ascendant have a very athletic built and are blessed with a lot of energy. They have a capability to indulge in physical and laborious work. They like working out and staying in their best shape. However, they have an average height. Also, they have prominent facial features, to extremes. They might have a lot of hair or no hair at all. They also are featured with dense eyebrows.

Best Suited Career

Considering their efficiency with physical labor and bodily discipline, career in the military is best suited for them. They also turn out to be good athletes and prosper in careers pertaining to martial arts or defense.


They might seem like heavy headed and bossy people, but they are just trying to be courageous and bold all the times. They can get furious very easily by virtue of the hot headedness derived out of planet Mars. They are also sometimes perceived like bullies.

Action Oriented

Aries Ascendants like movement and action. They like working out and taking care of themselves, so be it a marathon, game, etc. you will always find such natives there.


They are borderline aggressive, because they are rather direct and curt in their conduct. They don’t hold grudges or carry any malafide intentions. They are simple people with just a direct conduct. They can’t be superficial to be likable.


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The Aries Ascendants are direct in their conduct and have a rather unpolished way to speak with people. Pleasing people through their behavior is not their prime priority and not their best virtue either. They are simple and straightforward, so cannot be expected to candy coat their thoughts.

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The Aries Ascendants can start things up. They are great at initiating action, and also have some exceptional entrepreneurship qualities. Good at stirring things up, they are good at starting, though finishing what they started is not their best virtue.


Though their natural drive towards bodily fitness keeps them in good health and shape, they do face headaches, sinus issues and eye problems quite often. Skin rashes and acnes every now and then are also very recurrent. Every health concern pertaining to burning themselves out is common in Aries Ascendants.


The Aries Ascendant natives like doing their own thing, their own way. They are alone, but not lonely. They like attaining that ‘independent’ status as early in life as possible, financial or emotional.

Love Life

Though Aries Ascendants are lovers of their own space and independence, but they compromise when it comes to relationships. They are really attached to people they hold dear.


An Aries Ascendant has certain set of quirks and idiosyncrasies that differentiate such natives from ascendants of other signs. They are ruled by the planet Mars and bear equivalent hot headedness because of that. They are athletic, and action oriented. Having short temper and being physically active is not really the best combination. Hence, creative outlets are much recommended to help Aries Ascendants channelize their creative energies to their advantages. They are good in sports and have unbelievable drive for action. Career in the fields of military, defense or adventure sports are best suited for them as they commensurate with their very nature. An Aries Ascendant speaks his/her mind without any malice or word mincing. They are curt, blunt and honest.

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