Did you know that our rising sign, aka our ascendant, can help us choose mindful morning routines and rituals? Today, I’d love to share with you how you can use astrology to wake up on the most perfect and aligned foot.
Recap: Rising Sign Meaning
Before we begin, let’s do a quick recap of what the rising sign is. I discussed this with much more detail in my video on The Big Three in Astrology. I’d also love to offer you a free pdf workbook to help you better integrate and understand the concept of the astrological big three. In this document, you will find:
- an easy big three cheatsheet with the meaning of the Sun, Moon & Rising
- a few user-friendly and accurate websites where you can find your natal big three placements
Astrologically, the rising is the cusp of your first house and the zodiac sign hitting the eastern horizon line the minute you were born. The first house is our body, physical appearance and approach. The rising sign is how you greet the world, how you approach situations, people and projects.
The rising, or ascendant, is also linked with how we focus our energy and attention. Because of this, it’s only logical to look at the rising sign when we’re trying to determine how to wake up in the morning, and the type of energy you should surround yourself with in order to have a great day.
Mindful Morning Routines According To Your Astrological Rising Sign
Mornings are ideal times to set the tone for our entire day; so let’s take a look at what each rising sign needs most in the morning.
P.S: Keep in mind that these are generalizations. There’s numerous other factors involved in setting a healthy morning routine. Usually, it takes years or even a lifetime to figure out what’s right for us. Take these tips with a pinch of salt.
For you my dear Aries, waking up with a sport or exercise session is important. Aries is an adventurous and lively fire sign. For this reason, waking up your inner fire in the morning may be great. Think sports, dance or even passionate lovemaking.
Aries is also ruled by the aggressive and competitive Mars. In the morning, make it a habit to start your day with those challenging tasks you want to excel at and prove yourself you can do it. Having an athletic challenge or just a small goal to accomplish may be a real motivation and fuel for your day.
For my lovely Taurus risings, just like me, you need to take your time when you wake up! I’m speaking by setting your alarm 1 or two hours earlier and enjoying the small “crawling out of bed” process.
Taurus is an earth sign governed by the charming and graceful Venus, so food and senses are at the forefront here. Skipping breakfast ain’t for you! In the morning, I suggest you focus on having a yummy delicious morning breakfast. Personally, I love to have my granola bowl with almond milk or coconut yogurt, fruit or a cup of warm tea.
For you Gemini risings, the morning is the best time to stimulate that brilliant mind of yours. Since Gemini is ruled by the past paced Mercury, there’s also a need for speed.
Instead of scrolling social media, I recommend spending 10 or 15 minutes each morning learning a new language or a new skill. You can also write or journal, get those thoughts and juicy ideas out of your head. By doing this, you will stimulate your mind and activate channels of creativity like no other.
When it comes to Cancer risings, waking up feeling safe and at home is key. To be able to always have this sense of security (even if you’re traveling or sleeping in a “non friendly” environment), I suggest developing a routine that allows you to feel embodied.
Since watery Cancer is linked with the Moon, motherhood, care and nurture, it’s important to care for yourself as you wake up. If you have children, a partner or plants around, it’s also great to tend to them. Taking a warm shower or bath to cleanse yourself in preparation for your day may be a good idea. This actually applies to all water sign risings.
My beautiful Leo rising, for you, waking up should resemble what we see in movies. So, my suggestion is allowing your inner actor or actress to take the lead. Be dramatic, put a glamorous pajama on, sing in the shower, dance as you get ready… Make your morning an opening scene from a Hollywood movie!
Leo is the zodiac sign linked with the ego but also creativity and creation, so get creative and allow yourself to shine. Even if it’s just in front of the mirror. Actually, repeating or singing self-love affirmations could be a healing therapy for you.
Virgo ascendants, your mornings should be methodological and prepared in advance. In order to have a perfect day, I recommend choosing your outfit and breakfast the day before. Maybe meal prepping and organizing yourself could help you here.
Since the Mercury Virgo is linked with the healer archetype, but also the intestines and details, I recommend drinking herbal tea and taking a closer look at the nutrients you’re getting in the morning. Taking supplements or rich in oligoelements is key for everyone, but especially for you guys as it will boost you tremendously.
Virgo is linked with a sharp mind since the ruler of the sign is the cerebral Mercury, so in the morning, do enjoy reading or journaling for a couple minutes. This activity will help you start your day feeling fresh and centered.
My fabulous Libra risings, when it comes to you, the mornings should be times of inner harmony and balance. I recommend focusing on your physical environment first. Invest in soft bed sheets, quality pajamas and slippers. Moreover, use aromatherapy and colors in your bedroom to favor relaxation. Focus on setting the proper mood for your day, look at art, and listen to calming podcasts or videos…
Since air signs are known for their communication skills and urges, I recommend finding an outlet to express yourself and be seen. Spending quality time in the morning with your partner, or just with yourself, is of the highest importance for you. Especially because Libra is a sign of relationships and 1:1 interactions by excellence.
My sexy Scorpio risings, you’re up! For you guys, the morning should be a time to express your depth and hotness to all extents. If you’re in a partnership or marriage, sharing intimacy and quality time with a partner is a must. Tantra exercises or simply breathing in unison with someone could be transformative.
But, since Scorpio is a secretive and mysterious water sign, I recommend spending the morning to yourself as much as possible, and holding off the human interactions until you’re ready to face others and share your energy.
Protecting your energy and growing your spiritual and psychic talents is great, as well as taking showers, tapping into your intuition through a divination practice or prayers, focusing your energy on a dream or goal, etc.
Let’s take a look at Sagittarius risings now. For you guys, a little like Aries and Leo, the other two fire signs of the zodiac: your morning should be fiery, passionate and full of tangible actions. Since Sagittarius is governed by the expansive and optimistic Jupiter, your morning should have the same quality to bring about success.
Sagittarius is not only the half human half horse centaur, but the sign is also linked with the Prophet or Teacher archetypes. So, in the morning, taking a run or hike outside is going to be amazing for you, but also learning or sharing something philosophical or spiritual with others. If there’s any classes you can attend in the morning before you go to work or class, do schedule it at that time as you’ll be fresh and open to receive.
Also, I think connecting with your religion or spirituality or simply being playful and having fun are the best ways in which you can insure having a great morning. And, therefor, a great day.
For you my sweet Capricorn risings, you need to wake up feeling and acting like a boss! I’m speaking, the CEO vibes honey. Bring out the big cup of coffee, the black sunglasses, the long (yet achievable) to do-list, etc.
Since Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the planet of ambition, authority, structures and foundations, it’s important to use your morning as an opportunity to learn self-discipline and to work on your goals. What do you want to achieve?
If you have a vision, do spend 10 or 15 minutes (at least) every morning doing that thing. Either it’s content creation, book keeping, checking your bank account or writing… whatever you do will be rewarded ten fold! Also, I believe meditation, martial arts and any other grounding and dense techniques and modalities will be highly beneficial to you.
Let’s take a look at Aquarius risings now. For you, the morning is a time to reinvent yourself and bring forth change. Use your morning as opportunities to inspire and be inspired: read innovative articles, magazines, listen to podcasts or videos as you wake up… Whatever gets your creative sparks flying.
Aquarius is linked with the archetype of the rebel and the idea of disruptive freedom to help humanity as a whole. Some ideas to start your day on the right foot could be doing charity in the morning, helping in your local church, or simply retweeting or reading a motivational quote or post.
On another level, Aquarius is all about embracing the quirky alien within you. So, in the morning, I want you to allow that creativity to come through. Your mornings could be rather “normal” to you, but your routine or habits could surprise many. Take time to appreciate the quirky things you love doing as soon as you wake up.
Last but definitely not least in today’s list, my dear Pisces rising. For you, waking up is simply the continuity of the dream world you inhabited at night. Because the water sign is all about dreams, fantasies, oneness and spirituality, when you wake up, I recommend writing down your dreams and tapping into your subconscious and more subtle bodies.
Trust your morning intuitions and try channeling or divination through tea leaves reading as an example, you can also simply zone out and allow yourself the time to daydream, visualize and imagine. Getting creative and dwelling in those blissful meditative or creative practices could help you change your life 180°.
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