Are you wondering how to find your rising sign? Well, to calculate it, you need to know your birthplace, as well as the day and the exact time of your birth. Then, a study of the astronomical tables will follow to determine the location of your ascendant in the sky along the Eastern horizon at the time you were born.
The rising sign, also known as the cusp (or beginning) of the first astrological house, is indicated by the intersection of the horizon with the point of the ecliptic. In order to calculate it, you can use a computer program or use the Table of Houses, which indicates the degree of the ecliptic where the ascendant is located according to the sidereal time of the birth chart and the geographical latitude of the person's birthplace.
The Sun takes about a month to cross a zodiac sign, yet the Earth's rotation indicates that the sign that rises on the horizon changes every 2 hours. Your ascendant is therefore determined by the time and place of your birth. This is why someone born on the same day and year as you, is not necessarily like you at all!
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Susan Taylor has spent many long hours transcribing this complex calculation. She has taken into account many parameters, such as the different time zones, summer or winter hours etc... This explains why sometimes you won’t find the same rising sign on different websites, and trust us; we receive many messages informing us of this. Although, rest assured that the rising sign given by our simulator is the correct one.
How do you manually calculate your rising sign? - Use our rising sign chart below to find your ascendant;
Just like your astrological sign, your ascendant is one of the essential elements of your natal chart. It is the sign of the zodiac that rises in the East at the exact moment of your birth and requires that you know its exact time of birth in order to calculate it.
* Note: If you were born between April - October, deduct one hour from your birth time. *
1= Aries, 2= Taurus, 3= Gemini, 4= Cancer, 5= Leo, 6= Virgo, 7=Libra, 8= Scorpio, 9= Sagittarius, 10= Capricorn, 11= Aquarius, 12= Pisces.
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What is my rising sign, and what does it mean? – It represents your deeper, inner self
According to Susan Taylor, our head astrologer, we tend to be more like our ascendant sign rather than our sun sign after the age of 30. Indeed, this probably explains why many of you don’t recognize yourselves in the description of your sign.
The rising sign is your "inner self", what you are intrinsically in the first astrological house. It’s located opposite the descendant, in house 7, which represents "me + the other", and therefore influences your relationships and love stories.
The description of a native's personality will be more complete if we look at the position of the Sun in their chart AND the position of their ascendant. We can have signs that are quite different, but which are complementary! If you do not recognize yourself in the description of your sun sign, it is possible that your rising sign has taken the upper hand on your personality, unless it is your Moon sign that predominates, this is particularly the case for many women.
Why is my rising sign most important?
The ascendant sign is considered important in astrology because it influences how you present yourself to the outside world and how you are perceived by others. Here are a few reasons why it is often considered significant:
- Influence on appearance and behavior: Your rising sign is determined by the precise time and place of your birth. It can influence your physical appearance, style of dress, and behavior, giving others a first impression of your personality.
- Impact on the way you express yourself: It can play a role in the way you communicate, your energy, and your style. It can influence your general approach to life and the way you interact with others.
- Relationship with your Sun sign: Your ascendant can modify or complement the characteristics of your Sun sign (your main zodiac sign based on your date of birth). It can add nuances or additional traits to your personality.
- Revealing your life path and destiny: Some astrologers consider the ascendant sign to represent your life path and destiny. It can reveal the challenges, opportunities, and important themes you're likely to encounter in the course of your life.
What role does your rising sign play in shaping your personality?
Each ascendant has its own strengths and weaknesses that combine with the characteristics of your zodiac sign. In short, our ascendant plays a fundamental role in defining a complete picture of our personality and inclinations.
|Rising sign:||Your strengths:||Your weaknesses:|
|Brave, determined||Stubborn, impulsive|
|Taurus||Loyal, logical||Jealous, greedy|
|Gemini||Sincere, versatile||Fickle, unfaithful|
|Cancer||Sensitive, real||Sad, gloomy|
|Leo||Generous, romantic||Selfish, proud|
|Virgo||Faithful, humble||Paranoid, insecure|
|Libra||Diplomatic, sensitive||Vengeful, indecisive|
|Scorpion||Charming, creative||Resentful, vindictive|
|Sagittarius||Positive, focused||Fake, insensitive|
|Capricorn||Independent, strong||Rigid, indifferent|
|Aquarius||Bold, original||Cold, unsociable|
|Pisces||Sweet, kind||Invasive, insecure|
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What house is my rising sign in?
Your rising sign is the sign that was on the horizon at the moment of your birth, and it represents the way you present yourself to the world and your first impression on others. The house of your rising sign is the house that starts at the degree of your rising sign.
For example, if your rising sign is in Aries, and it is at 10 degrees, the house that starts at 10 degrees Aries is your first house. Your second house will start at the degree that follows, which would be 11 degrees, and so on. Knowing the house of your rising sign can give you insight into the areas of life where you are most likely to focus your energy and attention, as well as the themes and qualities that are important to your personal identity and self-expression.
How does your ascendant impact your zodiac sign?
After discovering your rising sign with the help of our ascendant calculator, scroll through our slideshow below for more insights into its influence.