For an astrological feature that’s so vital, the ascendant can be difficult to discover. Unlike the Sun Sign, which most people will tell you or which is simple to uncover, the rising sign alters every couple of hours. Even if they recall their exact time of birth, barely any non-astro-fiend knows their rising sign – aka ascendant.
Fortunately, they can be figured out even if you’re not up for sleuthing around the place. Some rising signs signal themselves while others are more difficult to crack. They’d absolutely hate this but next to Leo Rising, Scorpio Rising is the easiest ascendant to spot. Yes, easiest. Check out these four easy methods.
One: Ultra-Hypnotic Eyes
Scorpio Rising people have gaze. In conversation their eyes lock on like sci-fi phaser rockets and attempt to merge. At least, that is what it feels like. They don’t scan the surrounding environment checking for alternate stimulus or zone in and out. They’re mesmeric.
Shakespeare said that eyes are the window to your soul: in the case of Scorp-Rising, they’re more of a mezzanine to the soul, complete with floor to ceiling windows and an infinity pool.
The supremely talented Greek soprano Maria Callas accentuated her already strong Scorpionic eye game with dramatic cat’s eye make-up.
Prince – performer, musician, poet – blended double-Gemini funk with mesmeric Scorpio Rising charisma and goo-goo eyes.
Two: Sudden Onset Intensity
Any element of Scorpio, Pluto, or 8th house energy can be intense, but Scorpio Rising specializes in the sudden swerve: one moment they’re nonchalant, the next moment they’re there. Really there.
They seemingly bring their entire being into the moment and focus it all on a singular point of dialogue. And no, it doesn’t matter how ostensibly mundane the discussion was – they’ll pivot to intensity in a heartbeat. The deep Scorp psyche probe is more like particle collision than conversation. Depending on the extent to which you fancy them, it can be disconcerting or arousing.
David Guetta: French DJ and music producer with a philosophical bent. Will swerve from talk of beats and commerce to his vow to live in passion, not fear.
Eighties modelling phenom Paulina Porizkova segues from sharing skincare tips to passionate – sometimes tearful – advocacy for post-menopausal women in culture.
Uri Keller achieved mainstream fame in the 70s due to his psycho-kinetic skills. He has a peripheral television niche but swerves into paranormal activism/C.I.A. rumors.
Three: Wearing Black Amps Their Aura
Another sure-fire way to detect a Scorpio Ascendant? They look ultra-hot in black – rather than draining them as it can some people, the color warms them. It amplifies their plutonic aura, upping their glow-factor and sex-appeal. For them wearing black is never nihilistic or even a ‘safe’ default fashion option, it’s more of a protective magic shield.
It evokes the sleek sheen of a raven’s wing, the Batmobile, volcanic Obsidian, black cats, midnight and the night-godddess Nyx. Other rising signs are less obtrusive when they wear black – Scorpio Rising people in black draw the light.
Black becomes Jessica Chastain, renowned for her brilliant portrayals of niche, controversial women – eg: poker hustler Molly Bloom and Zero Dark Thirty’s C.I.A. analyst.
Frank Ocean has maximum authenticity. There is no topic so taboo that he will not address it poetically and with class. Black appears to be his wardrobe mainstay.
Former adult movie actor turned journalist/producer/author, Ovidie operates on classically Scorp Rising turf. Her adherence to black adds extra gravitas to her message.
Four: Their 'Top Secret' Intel Vibe
Scorpio Rising is fab at acquiring and holding top-secret intel. You can (usually) trust them but their treasure store of covert knowledge shows in their demeanor. They always seem as if they know things – even facts about or pertinent to you that you don’t know. Or are they bluffing? It’s hard to tell.
If they’re a lower-end Scorp-Ascendant, they’ll try to keep others on edge and slightly bothered as a deflective manipulative measure. Even if it verges on blackmail, they’d see it as a sensible precaution. Higher-end ones just hold a huge array of valuable information – worldly, cosmic, micro, macro… – and treat it with immense respect. Even then, they transmit an air of inscrutable knowing.
Famous since the age of 14, Canadian singer Justin Bieber has Scorpio and Pluto (the ruler of Scorpio) rising. Despite his high profile, he retains a weird mystique.
Tori Amos has always been open about her avid interest in mysteries and secrets of the world. Her intellectual and psychic explorations keep on the edge of the zeitgeist.
Artist Georgia O’Keeffe, the so-called “mother of American modernism” had an archetypal Scorpio ascendant appearance. She was supernaturally self-composed and inscrutable.