How different is it from the Sagittarius Sun?
There is a big difference between the Sun Sign and the Ascendant. Sun Sign is individual integrity, and Ascendant has a lot to do with appearance, and how we are perceived.
Those with Sagittarius rising often experience life as a challenge, a quest, or a search for adventure whose prize is the discovery of meaning. When Sagittarius is found rising, the need to develop self awareness comes about through expanding one’s horizons- either physical, mental or spiritual. Life is often approached with a sense of optimism and expansion, with an expectation of success. Along the way, you are likely to encounter the duality of human nature, the lower and higher dimensions of self, the animal and human nature. In this contradiction you will seek to answer the question “WHY”. The search for meaning, for truth, for a proven belief system based upon experience is the deeper implication when Sagittarius rises.
“You are driven by especially human motivations as you pursue your spiritual life. Your rising sign, Sagittarius, governs the hips and thighs. It is the arrangement of these parts of the body that allows humans to stand upright and walk. Translate this metaphorically to your spiritual life – upright thinking and attention to your spiritual path are a reflection of your capacity to maximize human potential on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels.
In addition to the above capabilities, you have the capacity to use intuition in your life. You can envision the future better than most people. When you match your intuitive sensibility to your spiritual aspiration, you find that your path becomes easy to identify and to follow. The more you use your intuition, the more useful it becomes. Your intuitive ability rests in your intellectual development, so it is important to educate yourself well. In your studies you are often able to leap to the answer. It is important for you to fill in the blanks, even if it means going back, so that you learn how to solve more and more difficult problems.