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The Basics of Astrology
Aries and Cancer rising: its meaning
Aries and Cancer Ascendant in your horoscope
This combination is not too comfortable, but it is interesting. With your Cancer Ascendant, your instinctive reaction is to remain cautious whenever you face unfamiliar situations, and watch for anything that might throw you off balance.
You try to keep the situation under control, and you avoid unnecessary risks. The boldness and the headbutts of your Aries Sun are toned down by fears when you deem that the final outcome may not be meaningful enough. You are ambivalent and moody, with an imagination which often bolts and supports your clear-cut decisions, or on the contrary thwart them if paranoia is involved.
These two signs tend to assert themselves, though they do so in quite different ways. Owing to your Cancer Ascendant, when people meet you for the first time, they notice your outwards appearance which is protective and caring, and that you use your vindictive crab's claws only in case of vexations.
When people get to know you better, they see that beneath this facade, your Aries Sun endows you with a much tougher personality. This discrepancy may scare away a few people!
You can also read the meaning of the other 143 sign and Ascendant combinations.
Examples of charts with the Sun in Aries and the Ascendant in Cancer
You can find dozens of celebrity horoscopes with the Sun in Aries and the Ascendant in Cancer combination on Astrotheme.
The Ascendant and the Sun in sign
If you have a doubt about your sign or your Ascendant, you can get it immediately.
The rising sign, i.e. the sign which crosses the eastern horizon at the moment of birth, is a major element of the natal chart because it describes our general behaviour and our outward appearance and indicates how people perceive us when they meet us for the first time.
It is important to grasp the difference between the Ascendant sign - the rising sign - and the Sun sign, i.e., the sign in which the Sun is posited at the moment of birth. Unlike the Ascendant, the Sun sign refers to the deepest part of us which is more genuine but less accessible because it is meant for our friends and relatives only.
Your Sun sign is Aries, which means that it is only when people know you well that your Aries traits become obvious. They may be different from your outward appearance, which is influenced by your Ascendant sign.
Your Ascendant sign is Cancer, which means that, at first glance, people feel the influence of Cancer on your outward appearance It may be different from your inner self, which defined by your Sun sign.