The other rising signs have to deal with the tatvas or elements that become a problem and have an entirely different complexity.  (Special thanks to Sanjay Rath, Andrew Foss and Bill Levacy for spurring the thoughts that have lead to this article from their books and writings and lectures and particular gratitude to Andrew Foss for his lecture at Bava in April 2015.)

Note the above rising signs may also be equally applicable to you if your Sun or your Moon is in these rising sign as Vedic astrology will use the important Moon or Chandra Lagna chart quite frequently and we cannot ignore the major insights of Western astologers which use Sun signs, as having a third influence.   (Of course all rising signs refer to the Sidereal zodiac and not the tropical one and the difference is 23 degees) :

The other remaining signs have flaws connected to the elements:

ARIES: water

TAURUS: fire

CANCER: earth

LEO: air

SCORPIO: space


ARIES: Has problems with water or jala or the water element and hence they have difficulty with emotion, love, food and connecting to the public. Venus and the Moon become difficult planets for them creating relationship problems unless the Moon and or Venus is well placed in the chart or if the 4, 8th and 12th house offer some compensation. The antidote is  connecting more to Mother Divine energy through mantras or worship.  If Mars or the 1st house is afflicted, Aries rising have to be careful with impatience, selfishness, “I want it now,” arrogance, recklessness, and leaving tasks undone.

TAURUS:  This sign has problems with the fire element or AGNI and hence they have problem with getting up and go and so the fire planets, Sun, Mars and Ketu cause problems.  Taurus is know for being the most earthy of the signs and the most grounded. They get stuck or hold onto money or material things in their life too easily. Taurus needs help with the fire signs and fire planets and if they are well placed then some of these tendencies may not be as strong and obviously lots of fiery exercise is important to get this sign moving and unstuck. There can be a tendency toward heaviness, depression and melancholy and one can sense why Jupiter is such an affliction if placed here causing problems with weight gain, diabetes and Taurus has to be careful with sweets if Jupiter is afflicting it.   Jupiter afflicting Taurus or with Venus afflicted in the chart can create stubbornness, inflexibility, greedy, laziness, self-indulgence, ultraconservative positions, intolerance and over-accumulation.  Increasing the air element with vigorous aerobic exercise is very key.  Taking motorcycle rides and being out on the ocean in windy conditions is very invigorating for getting Taurus unstuck.

CANCER: This rising sign has problems with the earth element and hence with material success and structure and manifesting in the material world.  Hence a strong balance of well-placed planets in Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo can be helpful if in the chart to offset this latent flaw. A well-placed Venus or Saturn can offset this imbalance particularly if they are well- aspected or are in Taurus or Capricorn. Cancers have to actively focus on saving money, taking those success seminars and getting out in the material world when they would rather just meditate and bathe in the wonders of the spiritual world. If the moon or the 1st house is afflicted, Cancers have problems with being too dependent or clingy, hoarding, hypersensitivity, moodiness, winsomeness, abandonment and picking dysfunctional friends and partners.  Forcing themselves to get grounded in the material world is essential so doing earthy activities like building and carpentry and gardening is helpful. Increasing the fire element through active and fiery aerobic exercise is important to get the solar plexus enlivened and get the fire moving.

LEO: Leos have problems with the air element or Vayu and hence Saturn and Rahu need to be strong or strengthened in their charts   Archetypically, the king needs good servants to be successful and hence needs a good relationship with Saturn and yet Leos have the most difficulty with Saturn.  Health and longevity can be an issue if Saturn and Rahu are not well-placed in the natal birth chart.   If the Sun is afflicted or the 1st house is afflicted, Leos also have to deal with vanity, arrogance, boasting, condescension, domineering, having problems with subordinates, power hunger, and letting career take over their lives and create imbalances.   Increasing the water element and cooling off the heat with swimming is essential and not doing intense aerobic energy like running is important to make sure the air element does not get out of balance.

SCORPIOS: This sign has a problem with space or Akasha and have difficulty holding everything together as they have such strong ability to intuitively go into the ether realm and deeply connect and expand their consciousness. Their strong quest for Moksha needs the Divine connection to remind them that all is well and God and the Divine are taking care of them. Jupiter is the remedy for this affliction as they need the Guru and Knowledge which helps to gather and ground consciousness and bring stuff together and take them out of meditative isolation. Community becomes important to prevent isolation and being alone. Pisces and Sagittarius need to be strongly prominent in the chart and Jupiter connected to Mars or Ketu to re-balance this affliction in a chart.  If Mars or Ketu or Scorpio is afflicted, there will be problems with being too critical, possessive, vengeful, hypersensitive, controlling, grim, being victimized in relationship, overworking and excessive worry.   Very grounding and earthy  activity like gardening  is essential for them and even something like light weight-training can aid them combating the lightness that can overtake them. Grounding yoga is key and not too much meditation which can increase spaciness.



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Again, charts are very individual and we do not ever want to stereotype people by sign but sometimes its a way of putting one’s finger right away on a core problem for the person’s entire life.

Again Special thanks goes to Sanjay Rath, Andrew Foss and Bill Levacy for their insights into these rising signs and to Andrew Foss, whose Spring 2015 lecture at the British Association at BAVA, spurred additional fleshing out of this material.


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