Scorpio Rising – I Desire, Therefor I am
Looks & Lens
Scorpio Rising individuals are known for having penetrating eyes. They are normally a fan of eye-contact, and if they don’t do it naturally, they use it in order to get points across such as attraction, aggression, or curiosity. More physical characteristics include a seductive and/or powerful face. When looking serious, they can come across as intimidating. Sharp noses and hooded eyes are also commonly found. Many Scorpio risings seem mysterious at first sight and have an air of knowing many secrets of life or being able to read your mind. Scorpio rising might even be able to read your mind, as their lens is Scorpionic, penetrating deeply into life. They experience the world deeply — this can bring about intense emotions including obsession and paranoia. The negative manifestations can be transformed into healing qualities. Scorpio rising can detect weaknesses, insecurities, and traumas within another. They are amazing at transferring energy through their presence, so when positive, they can brighten someone’s mood, and when negative, easily bring another down. They often don’t show heavy emotion in public and tend to shy away from heavy social gatherings because the energy exposure can be exhausting. They are not fans of being touched by strangers and will often flinch at accidental hand grazes or back pats. They need to be prepared to make physical contact, even with friends, as they tend to always be on high-alert. Scorpio risings are the queens and kings of fight or flight mode and can benefit from learning how to relax more and not think that everyone and everything is out to get them.
Procession of Houses
This procession of houses is for those WITHOUT interceptions in their chart. If you have an interception or your Scorpio rising starts late in the sign, this will not be exact.
Scorpio rising sees themselves as dark, mysterious, and complicated. They wouldn’t want it any other way. Scorpio rising will see those with a —
Scorpio Sun, as similar to themselves, but there might also be some competition.
Scorpio Venus, as attractive, fun, or even an ideal mate.
Scorpio Mars, as desirable or dangerous.
Scorpio Mercury, as stimulating and interesting.
Scorpio Saturn, as stifling, serious, or a good business partner/someone to commit to.
Scorpio Jupiter, as expansive, free, helpful, fair, or perhaps excessive.
Scorpio Pluto, as a catalyst (Yup, that means an entire generation of catalysts! Because Pluto moves so slowly, it makes sense that Scorpios are constantly transforming because they hit so many Pluto points in their lifetime.)
2nd house: Money brings freedom, freedom is security. Often good at making money, but also may spend it quickly, especially on experiences.
3rd house: Mind constructs are opportunistic, curious in practical ways, writes/communicates/learns in order to create concrete opportunities.
4th house: Family life often quirky, given opportunities to learn, emotions possibly stifled during childhood.
5th house: Imaginative and creative in life and relationships.
6th house: Enjoys working on their body or may be destructive toward the body, likes a busy daily life.
7th house: Needs stability in relationships, someone that can provide financial and/or emotional stability.
8th house: Endlessly curious about taboo and occult.
9th house: Traveling can be a very emotional experience, helping the native to learn how their heart works. Deeply devoted to higher knowledge & emotional expansiveness/openness.
10th house: Wants to be seen as the leader in their field and recognized for their efforts.
11th house: Particular when it comes to friendships.
12th house: Learns spirituality through relationships with others.
Scorpio risings are ruled by both Mars and Pluto. The sign and house that Mars and Pluto sit inside within the natal chart show even more about the lens of a Scorpio rising. Mars/Pluto energy combined together shows quite obviously why Scorpio risings are always on guard. Mars – action, violence, sex, anger combined with Pluto – deep transformation, loss, destruction, trauma makes for someone constantly looking out for the next trigger. Healing Pluto/Mars positions can help the native feel more at peace.
Scorpio risings with Mars in water or inside a water house will be extra sensitive to the world around them. They are likely psychic to a certain level and can be amazing shadow workers, helping others pinpoint the sources of their pain and expelling the pain.
Scorpio rising with Mars in fire or in a fire house will respond more impulsively to the world around them, perhaps lashing out without thinking things fully through. Either way, judgments about the world will be quick & it is beneficial for them to slow down. They can be amazing leaders, inspiring others through actions and words, backed up with deep truths.
Scorpio rising with Mars in earth or in an earth house will feel out experiences. They are usually slower to act, wanting to gather all the data first. Once making a decision, they are likely not to turn back. They can be amazing problem-solvers and physical healers.
Scorpio rising with Mars in air or an air house experience the world with intellectual precision. They want to understand everything going on around them, and then some. They are amazing at seeing different sides of situations and guessing thought processes and can be great mediators. They’re also great at explaining the world around them.
Pluto in Scorpio or in the 8th house will factor more heavily in the chart of a Scorpio rising, but the sign is generation so any other Pluto sign will only be used to describe the way Pluto works within their natal house position. The natal house position of Pluto for Scorpio risings show where they will constantly transform throughout their life (also including their general personality, sense of style, and way they present themselves as ALL Scorpio risings will go through major lifestyle and personality changes having Scorpio on the ascendant). Pluto in the house will be an underlying theme – it’s where they can find their deepest treasures if they go far enough into themselves, healing trauma from this life and past lives as they go.