Hobbies Astrology Scorpio Rising, a Sign of Magnetism This Rising Sign's Horoscope and Personality Traits Share PINTEREST Email Print WIN-Initiative / Getty Images Astrology 12 Signs of the Zodiac Basics Trends & Horoscopes The Sun & Sun Signs The Moon & Moon Signs The Houses Love & Compatibility By Molly Hall Molly Hall is an astrologer, tarot reader, and author of "Astrology: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Zodiac." our editorial process Molly Hall Updated January 03, 2019 Scorpio is a sign of great magnetism. The Scorpio rising individual has strong, churning emotions that are often kept concealed. If this is you, others find you mysterious and secretive; for them, you seem to turn on the charm strategically. Someone with this zodiac sign is at the ascendant on the birth chart. This was the zodiac sign on the eastern horizon at the time of your birth, but you need an exact time to be sure of this placement. Know Your Time of Birth Your rising sign is the rising sun's imprint on your personality and your calling card to others. It's the go-between sign, the way you greet the world and how it greets you. Your sun sign is what others see beyond that first impression. With Scorpio on the rise, there's an intensity to your personality that makes you intimidating. Nobody trifles with you—or they soon learn not to. If you've developed defenses, you might instinctively know how to keep others at a distance. You are highly intuitive, and you read a situation on many levels before acting. Sometimes you hold back, allowing others to reveal themselves and their true motives. You know when to observe and when to strike, and this makes you great at poker or as a negotiator. Reconcile Your Inner Contradictions Scorpio is a water sign. Ultimately it's very emotional and has a great desire for intimacy. You feel a great tension to reconcile your inner contradictions. Sometimes you're cool and aloof, and other times you throw your weight around. It can be hard to let others in, and some Scorpio risings wall themselves off, to the point of being lonely. But with this rising sign, you also intensely need others, and you need to go deep with them, to the point of soul merging. It's important for you to have close friends and special someones who are in it with you for the long haul. Consider that Scorpio is fixed water, an example of that being ice. if you have your guard up, you can seem icy, but underneath you long to connect. A theme for you is to thaw out and not allow yourself to appear hardened (frozen). Being perceived this way can lead to more isolation and despair. Balance Your Big Emotions You've been taught a lifelong lesson to balance your emotions and present yourself in a way that feels right. You don't want to be at the mercy of anyone. You hate to lose your cool or show that others got one over on you. At times, you can be subtly manipulating. When you wrestle with your own demons and start to know yourself, you act with greater integrity. The healing you undertake for yourself allows you to help others face their own darkness. There's something alluring about you, yet others may sense danger. With you, a relationship is all or nothing, and very few win entry into the circle of trust. You're Alluring, Seductive, Warm, and Generous You can be a hard person to get to know but a fiercely loyal friend or lover. You have strong sexual appetites and can become obsessed with whatever grabs your passions. You excel in competition and activities that require strategy. You are a formidable opponent in love or on the playing field. If you're hurt, you might eventually forgive, but you'll never forget. Because you've got high security at the front door (in the rising sign), you'll want to choose trustworthy friends and business partners. You shut down if you lose trust, but you're warm and generous when there's mutual respect. Personality Traits, Body and Style Your personality includes: being mesmerizing, secretive, confident, ambitious, self-controlled, intimidating, and soulful. You have all-knowing eyes, a sexual aura, and a sensual walk and enjoy wearing revealing outfits. Watch Now: What's the Typical Scorpio Personality?