When the planets in the rising sign are afflicted， it indicates possible success with life's ambitions in spite of overwhelming obstacles. This is true of any square or opposition， but since the ascendant deals primarily with life's ambitions， the inference is that a strong character will triumph in the end.
Those who feel that they do not resemble the characters outlined by the solar or lunar descriptions， or even the Venus characterization， had best seek out the exact hour of their birth， to find the ascendant of their birth figure. This can be done most accurately by consulting an ephemeris of the year of birth. Any reliable astrological publication has lists in their files of ephemeris for many years back. Seek out your year， and find the position of the different planets at the exact time of birth. Whatever sign was rising at that moment may supply the key to your character. Read our solar and lunar description for that particular sign， and you may discover what you are seeking about yourself.