Aries energy is quite underrated from my experience; not only does the 1st house define how you do things, it helps one understand the "Self". Zodiac signs and Houses are different aspects of the same thing; thinking of it as a cupcake has helped me conceptualize these theories and opened me up to my own matrix.
Aries Sun signs are born March 20 - April 19, during the Spring season. This is said to be the beginning of the year from Pagan standards. Makes you think of the saying, "What came first; the chicken or the egg". This speaks of Aries energy; to me; Aries is the chicken and the egg simultaneously, there is no separation. Coming in with a spark so hot, that it creates Fire, Aries energy either bonds or separates a "thing". Zodiac energy is the icing on the cupcake, the degree would be the amount of sprinkles on it.
The First house is also Aries energy but the Houses are the cupcake; the star of the show and where other flavors are compared. This is energy brought to you by your way of thinking and how you handle events both good and bad. A Fire house is all about passion, being the initial spark it has a responsibility to set off the entire show. What zodiac sign is in this house can alter the flavor combination of what is the essence of you.
Fun to think of it this way; not everyone likes yellow cake with chocolate frosting, I love it. My combination is made to fit my flavor profile; our job is to know our recipe. The 1st house is just the beginning of deconstructing thyself.
💥Fire Rising/Ascendants - Having Fire on Fire is an intense connection. Make sure you understand what you are feeling before you react; these placements have a tendency to pick up on all vibes. Keep your space and aura clean; have a routine to express yourself and passions thru an appropriate channel. A slow and steady burn wins the race.
💦Water Rising/Ascendants - Fire and Water are known to be opposites but, it can actually help you regulate and understand why you are being "pushed". Water has the ability to put out a Fire but when positioned with a purpose; steam is created. Water in this placement has the ability to stifle or support one's feeling about their path. Trust your feelings but know that emotions always flow and Fire continues to burn with Air.
🌿Earth Rising/Ascendants - This mixture of Elements, like others, can have it's detriments. Heat provides the cupcake batter with the proper environment to grow, the ingredients(Earth) are needed to have something to bake. When you get that warm feeling, ground it with practical ways of how to move forward. Not all recipes are cooked at the same rate. Do not judge yourself by those around you; make sure your center is done before you try to frost. You have the ability to dry yourself and your community out. Put on a timer.
💨Air Rising/Ascendants - Air and Fire are a harshly beautiful couple to me. This Rising sign can pull on the energies of other cupcakes. This is a really good technique of mimicking, not in a bad way thou. You learn from others around you to see what way is best. Both quick elements be sure to temper your thoughts and feelings before moving forward.