RISING SIGN - Discover Your Sign
Your sun sign is only a small part of the picture of who you are
astrologically. You will also want to know your rising sign and moon
sign to get a better picture of what makes you tick. We do not have to
be absolute experts to have a lot of fun with astrology. Your rising
sign is very easy to calculate by looking at a simple chart or table,
or using a calculator
(see below). Let's look at how knowing this sign will help us.
What Is A Rising Sign?
Our rising sign figures
prominently in our overall natal or birth chart and gives us a huge
insight into what makes us tick. Some people put a lot of emphasis on
our sun sign, yet our rising sign is just as important. In fact, the
configuring of our entire chart depends on the sign that was rising at
the moment of our birth. This means, our rising sign is just that; it
is the zodiac sign that was rising on the eastern horizon. As you will
soon notice, our rising sign depends on our location, as different
signs are rising simultaneously depending on where we are located. And
this too solves the mystery of why we must give an astrologer the time
and location of our birth - so they can look at our rising sign.
Another name for rising sign is ascendant. What our ascendant actually
shows us is the "face" that we wear in public. If your ascendant is Leo
(the sign of Leo was on the eastern horizon when you were born), you
will have a lot of Leo characteristics that others can see. People may
mistake you for a Leo sun sign because you will appear very Leoine to
them. It is usually our first or lasting impression we make on other
What Does The Rising Sign Govern?
Our rising sign governs our appearance and personality, so just from
these two factors can we see how important our rising sign is on who we
are. You will dress according to your ascendant, and it will affect
your overall style. We also tend to act like our rising sign. This does
in no way cancel out the effects of our sun sign (the sign the sun was
in when we were born). It merely means our rising sign may well be more
obvious to others before they can recognise our sun sign.
Learn Your Rising Sign
Now you know how important this sign is in the chart, you may be
asking, how do I find out my ascendant? This part is really easy. You
will need to know your date and time of birth as well as location. Then
you simply need to input these into a rising sign calculator to get
You can find a rising sign calculator Right
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