Re: How to guess someone's rising...when you've seen everything else?
I agree with Brooke--there are many confounding factors, such as a planet in the first house or aspecting the ascendant. You can try chart rectification techniques, based on event timing.
"That which you have tried yourself, which you have experienced, which you have recognized as true, and which will be beneficial to you and to others; believe that, and shape your conduct to it." --Buddha, Kalama Sutta
"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world." --Jack Layton, Canadian NDP leader, "Letter to Canadians," written two days before his death from cancer.