Sue Tompkins notes these people as having a vague feeling that conflict is about to break out at any minute, and that sometimes the person is born into a competitive environment or raised in an early atmosphere of conflict. Depending on sign and aspects these people tend to have a go-getting approach, and when Mars is sitting right on the Ascendant this can sometimes represent early births.
As part of their development, they need to take on these risks and venture out further, past the usual boundaries. Distant horizons will beckon, and their life is set to undergo a process of great change and expansion. A Jupiter rising individual is born to develop new and greater potentials, but sometimes they are prone towards feeling intensely restless and discontented. They need to open up windows and view life through a larger lens and see what’s outside for them. Jupiter rising individuals are intuitive and gifted at making connections and develop a deepening of faith in life as they grow.
Saturn Rising may be drawn to science, architecture, or the study of older subjects, but vocationally a lot depends on the nature of the rest of the horoscope. This placement gives a drive for success, but it is only usually won through hard work, determination and self-control. It is believed by astrologers that a Jupiter Rising soul is eager to get out into the world and can’t wait to be born, whilst our Saturn Rising friends are less reluctant to jump into incarnation or even to be born at all! This reading is completely reminding me the movie Chances Are. Whatever the case, it is believed that there may be some form of waiting or delay at the time of birth.
Sue Tompkins believes these people may look and be different in some way compared to others, and she lists them as being quite tall in height. They may experience some very sudden shifts and changes in their life. Uranus on the Ascendant is sometimes associated with an unusual birth, or some kind of shocking event happening ‘out of the blue’ at the time of their arrival or even in early childhood. The early environment may have pegged them out as different in some way or even outstanding.
The birth stories for a powerful Neptune Rising are quite interesting and some involve the heavy use of anaesthetic, but sometimes there is a flood, or a highly sensitive and emotionally un-stabling event happening in the environment at the time of birth/early childhood. Maybe the heavy use of drugs in the environment may have been a problem. The astrological associations for early events are endless and the individual will best describe what sort of “Neptunian” experience was felt early on and it may be less dramatic than the above examples.
The planet Pluto resents stagnation in life, so these people are always forced to change in some way. Often these individuals are exposed to the darker sides of life earlier than usual, like abuse, family secrets, early trauma, but this also makes them highly sensitive to danger and extremely self-protective. Sue Tompkins likens these people to wearing sunglasses, so they always keep a part of themselves hidden from view, but she also notes that this need to hide can be crippling to their sense of personal identity. Sue Tompkins also links Pluto to the personal grandmother and noted that she may have a powerful and even domineering role in the individual’s life.