Having an Aquarius rising means that you are a very original person. When people meet you, they do not get an impression of, "Oh, this is your everyday Joe or your average Sally." When they meet you, they think, wow! This is a very interesting, different, and unusual person. You typically will have unique quirks and eccentricities that make you different than your average person. This uniqueness makes you stand out in a crowd.
You will have a very objective point of view, and you will perceive life from an intellectual viewpoint. You do not allow your emotions to get the better of you and to control your choices, actions, and thoughts in life.
You instead prefer to rely on intelligence and logic when it comes to your actions and how you go about your life. You are the kind of person that doesn't like to follow the rules, and you don't want to follow the norm. You don't like to follow the conventional way of living or going about life. You like to think outside of the box. You want to do things differently.
People might not always agree with how you do things, but because you are very logical and have a more intellectual approach, it makes sense to you why you're doing things the way you're doing them.
With an Aquarius rising your freedom and your independence is very important to you, you do not like feeling caged in or restricted. This counts for all aspects of your life, including your relationships, your work life, or your personal life. You want to be allowed to have space to breathe, you want space to move, and you do not want to be restricted.
You do not want to be told how to do things- you do not want to have to follow a set of rules; it will be very frustrating for you!
You feel incredibly frustrated when you feel you are limited. As an Aquarius rising, you also very set in your ideas, so you believe what you believe, and it is challenging for people to change your mind. You will get very frustrated with people if they try and force new ideas onto you. When you have already formed your opinion and belief regarding a subject, nobody's going to change your mind!