Celebrity Rising Signs

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Celebrity Examples


David Souter, Helen Reddy, Dick Gregory, Pete Rose, Lynn Redgrave

Martin Luther King, Jr

Correct chart for Martin Luther King Jr with transits for death. Click to enlarge.

Martin Luther King Jr is most often cast as Taurus rising based on a rounded noon birth time. I assure you that is not correct. Apparently I was the first (and only) one to actually question this and put it under scrutiny. Just take a good look at his biography and his leadership and courage to continue confronting an unjust system. Aries rising all the way. The Asc is contra-parallel Moon and Venus, smoothing out the usual bony ovate facial outline we’d normally see with Aries.


Sigourney Weaver, Joe Pesci, Melanie Griffith, Daryl Hannah, Mariah Carey


Julia Child, Peter Fonda, Edward Snowden, Richard Dean Anderson, Trent Reznor


Cancer rising: General Norman Schwarzkopf, The 14th Dalai Lama, Liv Ullman, Vincent van Gogh, Jonathan Winters

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Jonathan Winters, comedian, actor,

Edgar Cayce is most often charted as Leo rising, but that is not correct. John Willner validated a Cancer rising chart for him and this fits his personality as he was a retiring family man. I have further validated this chart for myself and its progressions fit very precisely with very specific warnings Cayce gave himself during a particular trance reading. William Stickevers has also rectified a chart for Cayce that has Cancer rising.

Cayce also stated in reading #254-002 about his own birth horoscope, “Mars just set.” Mars was at 11° Capricorn so the DC (descendant) must be in the middle to late degrees of that sign. Thus middle to late Cancer rising.


Leo rising: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd

Mohammad Ali, Katie Holmes, George Carlin, Eric Idle


Kirsten Dunst


Virgo rising: Tom Hanks, Woody Allen, Tiger Woods

Jacques Cousteau, Nicolas Sarkozy

VirgoBCBenedict Cumberbatch’s biographer gave a time of noon, but this does not create an accurate chart. He is a Virgo riser who outpowers the usual Virgo typology with Moon in Aries parallel Pluto and contra-parallel Uranus. See the correct chart.


Libra rising: Venus Williams, Coretta Scott King, Bill Clinton,

LibraJFK Former first lady and actress, Nancy Reagan Actress, Sally Field

John F Kennedy, Nancy Reagan

Model, actress, Laetitia Casta. (Photo: Studio Harcourt)

Model, actress, Laetitia Casta, Libra rising.
(Photo: Studio Harcourt)


Scorpio rising: Margaret Thatcher, Robin Williams

Al Franken, Jim Carrey

Diana Ross, Scorpio rising.
(Photo: Harry Wad)


Sagittarius rising: Ellen Degeneres, John Kerry, Peggy Fleming

US Vice President, Joe Biden

Arsenio Hall, Joe Biden

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Anne Hathaway, Sagittarius rising.
(photo: Chrisa Hickey, wiki commons)


Capricorn rising: Rosa Parks, Megan Fox, Paul Newman

cap-rp Actress, Mega Fox
Nat King Cole, Capricorn rising. Notice the perfect Capricorn lobeless ears that connect directly to the head. (Photo: Michael Ochs)

Nat King Cole, Capricorn rising. Notice the perfect Capricorn lobe-less ears that connect directly to the head and the overall impish look.
(Photo: Michael Ochs)


Aquarius rising: Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Orlando Bloom

Karl Marx, philosopher, political economist

Condoleezza Rice, Karl Marx


Pisces rising: Zubin Mehta, Ringo Starr, Carol Burnett

Whitney Houston, Pisces rising.

Singer, Whitney Houston

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