Aquarius the ascendant of Gain

Aquarius is the 11th sign of the zodiac ruled by Saturn. It is his mool-trikon sign. ie the attributes of Saturn find their most appropriate environment in this sign. The Ascendant sign is the physical body, the visible traits and behaviour that you show to others. How you dress, or how you project your image or how you ‘look’ to the world. Also indicates the environment around you. Saturn is system, discipline, work and fair rewards. The 11th is always connected to the friends, social circle, like-minded groups and gains of every sort. So people born under this sign are capable of ‘gain’ in different ways in their lives.

Kumbh rashi has 3 component nakshatra, Dhanishta, Shatataraka and Poorvabhadrapada. Depending on where your exact rising degree falls, the specific lunar mansion will show its influence on you in a very subtle manner.


An Aquarius ascendant is a highly evolved personality. Physically might be smaller in height/ size but is very distinctive, imposing and has inherent power. Often well-known and respected in society.

If you are an Aquarius rising then you are often in either of these two extremes. Oriented very materially or very spiritually. Or you feel that you are rather unfortunate in life and never get what your heart desires. Or you might be on a mission, very driven to help others. You can take on challenges and suffer hardship for the good of your people. Generally you accomplish your goals. In any case, fighting for a worthy cause is your thing as you cannot turn away from a challenge. This can be a social, humanitarian, political, ethical etc cause involving a matter of principle or the greater good of the society. You are ambitious too. You bring about positive change in the society you live in and often incur frustration in your personal life in the process.

Networks are your thing. You desire to know how things are interconnected, how they work. The amorphous masses of people and like minded groups of people around you. You can be a good HR manager and make people work effectively. You can interact with numerous people and all at the same level of interest and intensity at the same time. One-to-many interactions are your forte, you are very active. But you are not emotionally involved, a bit detached. You observe and infer from your interactions with the people around you. You are not a ‘buddy’ type but more like a respected senior.

You are generally well educated and also street smart, practical. You are capable of systematic hard work. A typical practical sharp mind coupled with intelligence, you like learning new things. Intelligent, logical and you can get people on your side. You do not argue, but you are very persuasive, you can convince others with your sincerity, knowledge and genuine passion. Expression in written or verbal form comes easy to you. You care about your people, your society, the general masses and wish to help them. You are not an elitist, you mix with people on all strata of society equally. You can accept new ideas or adapt to your situation so that you can achieve the best possible outcome. There is one typical thing about you, you seem deceptively adaptable on the outside, interested in new ideas and concepts but internally you are quite stubborn, sometimes even self-centred. You will try to force your opinion on others, more than you will accept other’s view points. There is a subtle resistance to change and an inherent inflexibility despite your outwardly progressive nature. You are very independent by nature.


You are respected in your society and the selfless efforts you make are acknowledged by everyone. You contribute positively to the society you live in. You are more into your social contacts. Your phone books will have thousands of numbers and you know whom to call for what work. You know how to get the most out of your contacts, but never for yourself, it is always to help others.

Aquarius is the natural house of ‘gain’, Laabh-sthan’. So if this sign is rising at your birth, your past lives auspicious karmic benefits are quite active. Your life is generally good, stable, on a continuous rising graph. Conflicts and issues are relatively lesser and even if they crop up you have the necessary skill and good-will to overcome them and to turn adversity to opportunity. You gain positive recognition from your family, society, profession or the government. The birth family is good and you get positive influences/ Sanskars from them and you too are interested in their welfare. But love might have been missing in your childhood. You might have been required to take on responsibilities a bit early in life. A good person, you respect your elders. You have good morals and a healthy thought process. A fair, practical, ethical bent of mind. You will not actively harm or cheat others.

You are not a theorist or an abstract philosopher as practical things which work interest you more. Social image and social responsibility is always on your mind so you try to live an honourable life as per your value systems. You are interested in conventional religious observances to the extent required for your public image. But you are more driven by your personal sense of morals and can be ruthless if these are challenged by others.

Your environment, residence, vehicles etc in which you live in are generally comfortable. You generally have enough money etc for a comfortable life. You are well-known and are in contact with important people, in fact, your company is sought after. But do remember that, these pleasant family background etc, are assets from your past lives. You have to use them to work and gain even more merit in this life so as to secure your future evolution. In this life your material side is secure, so you should actively focus on the higher spiritual side. In case you focus too much on the material again, you will suffer later in the form of unnecessary litigations, legal issues and alienation from your close family.

By default Aquarius ascendants are materialistic, like accumulating money etc and increasing it and are often committed professionals. Professions suited to your nature are care-givers, doctors, nurses, psychiatrists. Or conflict-resolvers, like lawyers, arbitrators etc. Managers of every type, creative types and also those who are interested in finance and wealth management. Generally you are successful in whatever profession you choose and also in over-all life.

Aquarius the ascendant of Gain

One-one relationships are often unsatisfactory. Your spouse will be someone who is more self-confident, self-contained, charismatic and perhaps of a higher social status than you are. He might not like to mingle so intimately with the general mass of humanity as you do. The marriage get a bit unbalanced if you always try to outshine him. Your social nature is such that marriage can seem stifling. Your friends will often be the interesting philosopher types. There will be very many friends, well-wishers and acquaintances. You will enjoy spending time with them and often neglect your spouse/children which is not good for the family life. Stick to your ethics and accept that your spouse/ children need your time and attention. Your spouse also should try to accept your social life-style or develop his own means of expressing his personality. Avoid arguments in the home. Try to find a common intellectual ground with each other. If you both can understand this, the marriage will be satisfactory.

You know that there are several possibilities which you can achieve and you feel it is your destiny to achieve them. If you work for helping others you almost always succeed. But this incessant work for others can also create physical tiredness, emotional pain and frustration in your private life.

Your children too are intelligent and more in number (‘more’ is a relative word, as per the norms of your home culture). You raise your children well and encourage them to be good citizens too. One thing I have noticed is that unless the 5th house is influenced by benefics, interaction with children is not very emotional. There is love of course, but the Aquarius doesn’t show it very much. So if you are an Aquarius ascendant, do try to hug and kiss your kids, show them your love in a very obvious manner. You are more into ‘mankind as a whole’ so you tend to miss the emotional needs of your closest family members. Your humanitarian approach can alienate you from your loved ones.

You are eager to help everyone. So you go out of your way to help your close relations in case they are in trouble.  But unsolicited help is sometimes not welcome, they might think you are interfering. You like knowing things about people, this inquisitive curiosity can also cause friction. So do think twice before offering advise as this may cause suspicion or bitterness in other’s minds.

On the heath front your health is average and you might suffer from chronic issues related to the Vaat ‘airy’ issues, headaches, nerve complaints, digestion/gas, twitching etc. You might also suffer from hidden karmic issues which might manifest as emotional disturbances. Avoid holding on to the past hurts and issues. Try to adopt an ayurvedic life-style or go for holistic treatment modes or perform yogic postures regularly, this will help you overcome your illnesses and achieve overall health.


When the same planet controls the rising sign and a dushamsthan there are some unique opportunities and some typical issues. Aries and Libra have same planet in control of the 1st and 8th house. Taurus and Scorpio have same 1st and 6th house lord. Aquarius has the same 1st and 12th lord. The life events which give growth are also deeply linked to events more disturbing than pleasurable.

With Aquarius ascendant, Saturn is the lord of the 1st and the 12th house. Life can become a curious combination of losses and gains of the manifested physical. So you should be careful of wasting your personal resources for the good of your family/group/society. You will always be called on to work for your society. But this will ultimately create a strange dissatisfaction as you will focus exclusively on the material. The spiritual base will be missing as Saturn is again between two extremes of the material and the spiritual. He can restrict meditation, rest, relaxation, contemplation and the typical isolation which is necessary for internal growth. At some point of your life you must understand that the society is not the final goal in life, only then will real stability come. Else this drive to continually mix with and work with people all the time will create strange frustrations in the mind.

You channelise energy from the Universe, so choose the proper source to pick up the vibes from. Choose the higher thought processes and influences rather than shallow inferior ones. You want to learn everything about the universe, absorb it all and eventually return it back to the universe. Do understand this critical aspect of your personality and do something on these lines so that you can be more fulfilled in life.



10 thoughts on “Aquarius the ascendant of Gain

  1. anand48 June 11, 2020 / 9:06 pm

    Hari Om! How wil this year be for a person born on 03/06/1948. as i am pursuing spirituality

    regards, Anand

    On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 12:39 AM psychologically astrology wrote:

    > astrologerbydefault posted: “Aquarius is the 11th sign of the zodiac ruled > by Saturn. It is his mool-trikon sign. ie the attributes of Saturn find > their most appropriate environment in this sign. The Ascendant sign is the > physical body, the visible traits and behaviour that you show ” >


    • astrologerbydefault June 12, 2020 / 2:36 pm

      Hi there
      i do not do readings anymore. Do consult your regular astrologer for the varsha-phal

      every event in life leads to spiritual progress always, do your practice regularly and evaluate for yourself


  2. Anonymous June 13, 2020 / 10:02 am

    hi thank you for a great article on Aquarius ascendant. I resonate quite a lot with it, specially always willing to help others and working for a social and humanitarian cause, I currently work with 2 NGOs along with my full time job,

    I have my Venus in Aquarius ascendant and about to start my Venus mahadasha in December, I am 30 years old. Any wise words on what I should expect or be aware of? 🙂


  3. Dhiraj June 17, 2020 / 5:58 am

    Hi Tejaswini

    Read the article with awe! This is in line of your words that you wrote in the first article in the series, you will be writing the stuff on ascendant that is not available otherwise.

    Checked with a known – So far his past life has been in lines of the description given above. I am hoping the upcoming life will be on the lines too.

    Got a bit curious on spiritual evolution with Shani comments. For this person, who is Makar rashi/Kumbh lagan. Shani in 6th house with Surya. Shani and Chandra (12th house, Poornima born) swapping houses and direct aspect on each other. Shani mahadasha starting in next few weeks along with Sade-sati. Will the spirtiual development stop? unfavorable for career/marital life?

    Sincere gratitude on writing this article on request. Learned a lot about the person…



    • astrologerbydefault June 18, 2020 / 5:33 pm

      Hi there
      Shani is the asc lord so is a benefic.
      he is the moon sign lord too so double shani influence
      in addition 12th 6th lord in parivartan is a type of vipreet raj yog.. though Sun is also there it will give professional success and confidence to counter enemies etc..
      fr spiritual progress .. eventually it will happen .. after 36yrs


      • Dhiraj June 24, 2020 / 5:30 am

        Hi Tejaswani

        Few years back, I wanted to learn astrology as I see lot of people be-fooling others and making money from their misery. I started my journey then, came across your blogs and you changed my thought process completely. Now I focus only on karma and spirituality. Bhakti is an ongoing part of my life. Never learned the art of predicting and moved away from it completely.

        I must say that the knowledge you have is not this life-time. It is culmination of your soul’s hard work for many lives. I sincerely hope to meet you in person one day, when I am able to move back to India.

        For now, I have very interesting question for you-
        My known is Aquarius lagna for whom I asked above. Highly spiritual and his wife is scorpio (we discussed a bit about her as well in your blog) Wife is highly materialistic, multiple affairs etc etc just as you mentioned in the blog. Have one young child, so husband consulted few astrologers and none of them mentioned that horoscope promises divorce. wife has 4th Shani and 12 house (Rahu/Moon/Jupiter) and is currently running Shani MD, Rahu AD. Astrologers advised that once this dasha is over, they will be back together.

        Now, here comes the question – Per the article on Scorpio ascendant, soul gets only one chance for spiritual/material path for this lagna. now that she has chosen the path of material but horoscope is not promising divorce, my advice to husband was that karma WILL find its path despite horoscope saying something different. In my mind, one can change his/her destiny with above average/below karma in life. Closer to average line will give some extra sukh/dukh but drastic karma like multiple affairs etc can alter the horoscope promised life. Do you agree/disagree?

        In case, you get curious to know more before commenting, here are the two horoscopes (and in no way I am asking you to predict anything.. I just want to know if my thought process is correct )
        1st horoscope – Aquarius lagna, 3rd Ketu, 4th Guru, 6th Shani-Surya, 7th Mangal-Shukra-Budh (all 7-8 degrees apart), 12th Moon
        2nd horoscope – Scorpio lagna, 4th Shani, 6th Mangal-Ketu, 8th Surya-Budh, 9th Shukra and 12th Guru-Rahu-Moon

        This is a great case study for me as you always advise in your blogs.

        Sincere gratitude,


      • astrologerbydefault June 24, 2020 / 2:02 pm

        Hi there

        My name is “Tejaswini’ so if you are addressing me by name, do spell it correctly at least..

        As far as your friend goes, here are a few things you can study,

        Were the charts matched before marriage?
        If not then the issues can get too over whelming as the personalities do not adjust.
        And in today’s world ego is a very big problem, neither wants to compromise.

        Does the child’s chart show a problems with the mother/father.
        How is his 2nd 4th 9th and 10th house?
        If these are strong then the parents will reunite for the sake of the child. Also check his dasha/transits if there is some positivity generated for this current time.

        For the husband/ wife.
        Check the 7th house, its lord etc and the current dasha/ transit of the ruler, current aspect on the 7th house. This is the main factor.
        2nd house, kutumb sthan will show family life (as well as possibilities of second marriage)
        4th house, environment in the home
        5th house is affection for child (as well as random extra marital affairs)
        9th house spiritual/religious background which often keeps people together.

        If there is any positivity generated, even temporarily in the transit/dasha in these houses, divorce can be avoided.

        And yes, you can change the effects and intensity of your karma.
        This is why we have all the remedies, pujas, mantra etc. Eg if you are going to seriously fracture a leg, you might be able to reduce it to a small sprain. Any reduction in negativity is a good thing.

        i wrote tht scorpio has one chance to choose as their mind set can be so stubborn that they will never admit that they have made the wrong choice.
        they have tremendous mental tenacity, so once they choose, their own inability to review their own action dispassionately, generally does not allow them a second chance..
        they cannot think that they are wrong.

        If these two want to get together again they should listen/ recite the Shri sukta with this intention in their mind. This ‘remedy’ always works.

        Learning to predict is a good exercise as it helps understand the dynamics of the planets moving together, you can attempt it later in your studies if u feel like it.
        But yes cheating people using Jyotish is a very bad karma. Here the cheat/astrologer is exploiting the faith of the client.

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  4. Dhiraj June 28, 2020 / 11:16 pm


    Thanks for the detailed response.

    First, apologies for mis-spelling your name.

    Internet is funny place where one can’t figure out anything about the other person. I have been learning a lot from you, so you are my virtual teacher and as per Hindu religion we don’t address the teacher by name or any elder for that matter.

    However, in western world, where I live, addressing the person by name is considered very polite and respectful. Addressing just by ‘hi’ or ‘hi there’ is not considered very polite either. I don’t know where you are living, by your blogs, I could only think that you are/have some connection with Rishkesh? But then are you living there or living somewhere in western side of the world like me? I could not figure that part out. So, could not figure out what addressee ethics should I use, Hindu or Western.

    Addressing a lady by madam is also not a good thing in the western world. It was associated with ‘working women’ and I have completely stopped using it decades ago until or unless I am in India.

    Hence, after careful thinking on how to address you in my first comment several months ago, I chose to play safe and go with the law of land that I am living. My sincere apologies if it hurt you.

    Can I call you teacher, going forward? This is surely not the end of our comments as I will continue reading your blogs and ask questions.

    I will pass on/share the info along with remedy. For any remedy most important is the intent and I don’t think at this point, any of the two wants to be together… husband wants to be on his spiritual path and wife wants to be on her materialistic path. So, I will leave then alone with their choices for life.

    Thank you again,
    Best regards


    • astrologerbydefault June 29, 2020 / 2:58 pm

      Hi there

      Its just common courtesy to spell/pronounce the name correctly if you are addressing people with it.
      everyone’s name is his/her personal mantra for their current life..

      i think i have written it several times tht i live in the Himalayas fr several years now

      i am not a teacher as i have not experienced the Ultimate myself yet..
      this blog is just my experience till now..

      regarding remedies for others, no astrologer/tarot reader etc will read for random people who have not asked him to.
      whts the point?
      possibly they are happy with whats happening to them.. everyone has a choice ..
      if they feel like they need advice they will ask..

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