Rising Sign: Calculate Yours Using The Most Reliable FormulaYour rising sign is an essential point of your natal chart. In astrology it highlights the way you behave, your attitude towards others and dictates how other people see you. Discover your ascendant with our reliable and free calculator and learn how it affects your sun sign and your relationships!
In astrology, your rising sign plays an important role in the formation of your personality and it brings complementary information to your zodiac sign. Are you wondering what’s my rising sign? If so, you’re in the right place because there you can figure it out easily thanks to our simulator, which was developed by Susan Taylor.
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To calculate your ascendant sign, you need to know your birthplace but also 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 at the time you were born.
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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 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 that is the ascendant. 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.
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What is an ascendant sign in astrology?
In addition to having a sun sign you also have an ascendant. It represents an essential point of your birth chart which must imperatively be distinguished from the sun sign, also known as your zodiac sign. It indicates the way you behave with others, plus it also illustrates the image you give off to people whom you don’t know. This sign is also closely related to your physical appearance and style.
The rising sign represents your "inner self", meaning who you are intrinsically. It can be found in astrological house 1, which is the sign that rose in the east at the time of your birth.
The description of a native's personality will be more complete if we look at the position of the Sun and the position of the ascendant in their birth chart. This way, you can have signs that are quite opposite, but which in the end are quite 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, unless it is your Moon sign that predominates, this is particularly the case for many women.
What is the role of the rising sign? – It represents your deeper, inner self
According to Susan Taylor, our head astrologer, we tend to get 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!
For example, a Capricorn sun Aries rising will be much more reflective and analytical than an Aries sun Aries rising, who will be above all instinctive and irritable.
Can a person's rising sign change?
No, the ascendant does not change during one's life, since it depends on the date, time and place of birth of the individual, it is an integral part of the birth chart and therefore never changes.
What is the difference between your Moon sign and ascendant? Is your rising sign important?
There is no correlation between our Moon signs and ascendants and yes, your ascendant is (somewhat) more important than the Moon sign.
- The Sun sign is the position of the Sun in your natal chart. If the Sun is in Capricorn on January 13th for example, then you are a Capricorn.
- The Moon sign is the position of the Moon in your chart. This position depends on your birth time because the Moon travels through the zodiac very quickly! It is said that the lunar sign is more impacting for a woman than for a man because it represents the way she expresses her femininity and the type of woman she is (e.g., a woman with the Moon in Leo will be more dominant and will have a flamboyant side even if it is not in the characteristics of her solar sign). For a man, the lunar sign will be less emphasized and it is the solar sign that will be noticed more in him. The position of the Moon in his natal chart will represent his feminine part, his sensitivity but also the type of woman he is attracted to, his mother or his childhood...
- The rising sign is just as important for both men and women. It completes the characteristics of the astral sign (thus the solar sign).
One can have a star sign and a rising sign that complement each other. For example, a Virgo sun Capricorn rising: whose common characteristics are the element "EARTH": mean this personality is realistic, concrete, organized and introverted too.
One can have a very different astrological sign and ascendant which are both very different. For example: an Aries sun Capricorn rising; here the Aries will be lively, fast, impulsive and extroverted, on the contrary to the Capricorn who is slower, more settled, mature and determined. This kind of combination sometimes gives rise to inner conflicts but upon reflection, one realizes that it produces rich personalities, the ascendant being here complementary to the sign, it “balances”
Before going into the details of the planets, the astrological houses and the interplanetary aspects of the natal chart, an astrologer has quite a bit of information about your personality by looking at your natal chart (in the following order):
1/ The position of the Sun in sign, i.e., your astrological sign. This represents you, your will, your conscious part.
2/ The rising sign, which illustrates you and your physical appearance.
3/ The position of the Moon in sign, which highlights your inner world, your sensitivity and, your feminine side.
➡️ Discover the meaning of the sun, moon and rising sign.
Source: The Rising Sign: Your Astrological Mask, Jeanne Avery, Publication date: January 15, 1982
Rising sign Aries
Full of courage
The Aries rising is brave and impulsive, which explains why they are also so far ahead of the others. Being competitive and outspoken are important factors in your life, although your brashness can at times get under people’s skin. Your spontaneity is charming and adds a touch of excitement to your personality.
♥ Aries love compatibility: for you, Libra, Leo and Sagittarius are charming signs.
Rising sign Taurus
Openly sweet and passive, the Taurus rising has a stubborn side to their personality that shouldn’t be messed with. Your calm and wise behavior always helps you get out of tough situations. When it comes to communication, these folks are amazing and know exactly how to express their ideas.
♥ Taurus love compatibility: You will find affinities with Scorpio, Virgo and Capricorn.
Rising sign Gemini
Full of laughs
The Gemini rising is a real chatterbox and loves communicating and sharing their ideas. You love being connected and socializing with other people is most definitely your thing! Although, you get bored very easily and have trouble focusing on things. The truth is your curious mind gets distracted very easily and you lack the maturity you need to concentrate.
♥ Gemini love compatibility: You get on best with Sagittarius, Libra and Aquarius.
Rising sign Cancer
The Cancer rising feels an immense need to love and take care of people. You are prepared to do whatever it takes to keep the people close to you happy and safe. You understand people and find it quite easy to make new friends. You are hugely sensitive and are the most affected ascendant when astrological instances like the New Moon or Full Moon take place. You like keeping yourself in good shape and pushing your body to the limits.
♥ Cancer love compatibility: You get on best with Capricorn, Scorpio and Pisces.
Rising sign Leo
Loyalty is important
The Leo rising loves shining brightly and showing off their talents. Having fun and being the center of attention are all important to the Leo ascendant. You are highly loyal but often have trouble putting your trust in other people. Understanding other people’s problems isn’t easy for you because you are fairly self-centered.
♥ Leo love compatibility: You find lots of common ground with Aquarius, Aries and Sagittarius.
Rising sign Virgo
A real hard worker
The Virgo rising is one of the most complicated and temperamental amongst the signs, even the slightest inconvenience could send Virgo spinning into a tantrum. You take everything to heart and are extremely affected by changes in your environment. You love setting yourself objectives and working hard to achieve them. Your determination and motivation are second to none, for you nothing is impossible.
♥ Virgo love compatibility: Pisces teaches you to relax and think about the value of everything. You also feel comfortable in the company of Capricorn and Taurus.
Rising sign Libra
A peace lover
The Libra rising loves to live in harmony and focuses on creating a peaceful environment. Arguments and disputes make the these folks uneasy because they really don’t know how to deal with conflict. They often have lots of professional success, although romantically things are slightly more complicated.
♥ Libra love compatibility: Gemini and Aquarius, signs of Air like you, stimulate your intellect while Aries dangerously attracts you!
Rising sign Scorpio
Emotive and secretive, you don’t like revealing much of who you are, Scorpio ascendant. Opening yourself up and letting yourself be vulnerable is tough for you and if people want to get to know you, they really have to work hard. When you fall in love, you fall hard and aren’t prepared to give up on your relationship.
♥ Scorpio love compatibility: Taurus understands your needs, so does Cancer. You have a crush on Pisces, but beware, they will drive you crazy!
Rising sign Sagittarius
A shining star
The Sagittarius rising has an amazing mind that is open and ready to learn. They often gets ahead of themselves which means they have trouble focusing on what’s in front of them in the present. Luckily for you, your good sense of humor and bright smile save you from having to deal with other people’s wrath. You have a really active mind and feel need to constantly be on the move. When you are forced to focus and properly concentrate you often quickly get bored.
♥ Sagittarius love compatibility: Gemini fascinates you, Leo and Aries share your inspired vision of life.
Rising sign Capricorn
A great leader
The Capricorn rising is very serious and never lets their stoic face slip. You have your head on straight and know what you want. Failure and wasting time are two of the things you hate most in life. Money acts as a huge motivator for you and brings out your determined and focused character. If you are under 30 years old, you no doubt feel a lot more mature and settled than your peers.
♥ Capricorn love compatibility: Cancer appreciates your protective behavior. The signs of Taurus and Virgo know how to play with your sensuality.
Rising sign Aquarius
The Aquarius rising is very sociable and loves having a good time, although their love of partying can sometimes be at the detriment of the family relationships. You have amazing charm and charisma which really get you noticed. You are full of life, laughter and love! Your sparkling personality means other people instantly love you.
♥ Aquarius love compatibility: You can't resist the company of Leo who teaches you that some people are more righteous than others. On the conversation side, Libra and Gemini are interlocutors at your level.
Rising sign Pisces
Sensitive, compassionate and receptive are the best adjectives used to describe the Pisces rising. You are like a sponge, you absorb people’s emotions and immediately form a connection with them. You hate drama and arguing with people dear to you. When you feel bad about something, rather than confronting the situation, you often flee.
♥ Pisces love compatibility: Cancer and Scorpio share your ideals of love.
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