I want to ask you about reading the horoscope for one’s rising sign. My rising sign is Aries and I have started reading some of the Aries horoscopes recently and they feel pretty right on.
Sometimes even more immediately right on than the Cancer horoscope. My technical understanding of astrology is only very basic, so I’m curious what you might have to say about this, how you would frame the reading of the rising sign scope.
I write this especially because I am feeeeeeeling all this Aries action of late — it is exciting. And I’m thinking of ordering your Aries audio too. Thanks Eric.
Nice to hear from you.
When I write I do so consciously for the Sun sign and the ascendant (rising sign). Part of how this works is that my interpretations are strongly focused on the houses. When horoscope astrologers use the Sun sign, the assumption is that the Sun’s sign is the hypothetical ascendant; that is, the 1st solar house. When I say that my astrology is focused on the houses, I mean that this is basically where I begin my interpretation: something interesting is happening in every chart, but relative to your sign, where is it happening?
This is going to match up with your rising sign, if you know it. We are all pretty sensitive to the houses, and I make it a point to use this fact in my interpretations. Therefore…your rising sign is your ‘other sign’ and I am indeed designing the birthday audio (and the annual editions) to be for Sun and ascendant. Note that not all astrologers work this way. Jonathan, for example, has said that he writes only for the Sun sign and that’s the sign to read. I stretch things and would even go so far as to say if you’re Aries rising, read Capricorn for career clues, and so on.
Thanks for writing in.
PS if you’re feeeeeeeelng Aries now, just you wait to see what June has in store. Hoooeeeee!