The Sun Rise is the doorway to the day. And in Astrology, the sign that was on the Eastern Sunrise at the moment of your birth, is the Ascendant or Rising Sign, and the filter through which our personality is revealed to the world and how we are seen by others.
So understanding your child’s Rising sign can allow you to assist them in expressing themselves more authentically, sharing who they are more fully and engaging others and life more freely and successfully because you will know what is working inside while others will likely judge based on a “First Impression”.
Below I offer insight and parenting tips for how to positively nurture you children according to their Rising Sign.
Aries Rising Child - Little Fireball Your Aries Rising child will be a Little Fireball . They will be positive, independent, and full of energy. They are likely to be competitive, impatient, fearless and impulsive. Their short attention span and desire to always be first comes from a genuine enthusiasm about life and not wanting to miss any of the fun. With their natural motivating spirit, if encouraged to be a team player and they will always succeed.
Taurus Rising Child - Little Hugger Your Taurus Rising child will be a Little Hugger. They will be affectionate, graceful, easy-going and stable while enjoying all the creature comforts of life. They can be slow moving, strong-willed and possessive of their toys. With their natural strength and endurance, if encouraged and allowed to work at their own pace they will always succeed.
Gemini Rising Child- Little Chatterbox Your Gemini Rising child will be a Little Chatterbox. They will be bright, witty and clever. They are happiest when mentally stimulated as they are full of curiosity. They hate to be bored so can over-communicate and appear scattered in their efforts to learn and entertain others. A lesson in the value of listening can ensure ultimate success for this little overachiever.
Cancer Rising Child - Little Lover Your Cancer Rising child will be a Little Lover. They will be sensitive, gentle and kind. They will likely develop strong attachments, especially to home and family, and will have a built in nurturing quality wanting to take care of everyone. They can also be quite insecure, needy, and fearful of being disliked, so by understanding and appreciating their genuine efforts to please you can teach them how to also nurture themselves.
Leo Rising Child - Little Entertainer Your Leo Rising child will be a Little Entertainer. They will always be the life of every party. With their humorous, warm, sunny personality they will enjoy the spotlight and have lots of friends to entertain. Their natural confidence, pride and need to have fun can be misinterpreted at times. So teach them the value of being an audience member sometimes and supporting others creative expression because they will shine no matter what.
Virgo Rising Child - Little Helper Your Virgo Rising child will be a Little Helper. They will be practical, quiet and have a good eye for detail. They are polite and a bit guarded upon first meeting but always generous and ready to assist others. Being of service is what they enjoy most, and tend to be hardest on themselves, constantly worrying that everything is not just right. So teaching them the importance of work and being encouraged to let go and relax without criticizing them will allow them to be easier to get to know and be understood.
Libra Rising Child - Little Charmer Your Libra Rising child will be a Little Charmer. They will be friendly, sweet and gentle. They are quite social, genuinely interested in others, easy to talk to and will want to always be pleasing. In an effort to create peace and harmony they will happily share their toys and play fair. Being able to see both sides of any situation they are likely to often take the path of least resistance. So teaching them the importance of relationship as a give and take will allow them to be confident in their giving nature, as well as the ability to avoid being taken advantage of.
Scorpio Rising Child - Little Enigma Your Scorpio Rising child will be a Little Enigma. They will be cautious, reserved and intense. They are deeply caring, but feel vulnerable, so they will want to hide their true feelings. They have a tough, determined and magnetic exterior and a gentle, tender interior. Easily hurt and slow to forget create this mysterious and misunderstood being. By teaching them the value of their penetrating focus and deep sensitivity they will be immovable in their ambitions.
Sagittarius Rising Child - Little Daredevil Your Sagittarius Rising child will be a Little Daredevil. They will be carefree, cheerful and friendly. They are very out-going, adventurous and love to explore new people, places and things. They love interacting with others and exchanging ideas. In the excitement of honest sharing and learning they can be sharp in their expression and hurt or offend without awareness. So teaching them how to use their natural sense of humor and charm in conjunction with the value of tone of voice they will always be well received.
Capricorn Rising Child - Little Grownup Your Capricorn Rising child will be a Little Grownup. They will be cautious, shy and reserved as well as responsible, stable and intelligent. Their natural ambitious nature and desire for security may initiate a very early career choice. They will be hardworking and determined to succeed, so teaching them the value of time and encouraging them not to worry so much about the future will allow them to stop and have some fun once in a while.
Aquarius Rising Child - Little Robinhood Your Aquarius Rising child will be a Little Robinhood. They will be delightful, entertaining and friends with everyone. These witty, forward-thinking little humanitarians will march to their own drum beat, amuse themselves, and are quite determined and self-sufficient from an early age. They appreciate cooperation and fairness so teach them responsibility and the value of rules that apply to everyone and they will only rebel in efforts to help others.
Pisces Rising Child - Little Softy Your Pisces Rising child will be a Little Softy. They are shy and view the world from a distance and through rose-colored glasses. It will take some time for them to relax and feel comfortable in unfamiliar situations. They express themselves best through art and music at first and are quite friendly and warm once you get to know them. Encouraging them creatively will help them overcome their lack of confidence and give them a healthy outlet for expression.
Knowledge is a powerful gift. And t-shirts are a fun way to share knowledge and express our personalities. I've created a baby astrology line called "First Impressions" And each one comes with an informational tag offering an introduction to the Rising sign based on the knowledge above. These comfy cotton tees make special gifts for new mothers, whether they are advanced astrology loving mommies or completely new to the cosmic insight. And if you prefer to just provide the knowledge consider a reading, report or gift certificate for your gift of choice.