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Rising Sign Calculator: The One True Astrological Formula

Your ascendant sign refers to the sign that was ‘rising’ in your birth chart on the Eastern horizon at the time of your birth. Calculating your rising sign will give you a fuller picture of who you really are and why you act in certain ways. This element of your personality represents your appearance and how others see you. You obviously know your zodiac sign, but are you wondering ‘what is my rising sign?’. Discover the 'deeper, inner you' here and solve this mystery with our calculator.

Rising sign: How to calculate my ascendant

Date, Time and Place of Birth :

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The ascendant sign can be found in the first astrological house and is indicated by the intersection of the ecliptic. To calculate your ascendant, you need to know where you were born, as well as the date and the time of your birth. 

You can either use an online calculator or the Table of Houses to calculate the angles of the ecliptic at the time you were born, along with the geographical latitude of your place of birth. Once you have all of the necessary information, you have exactly what you need to calculate your ascendant sign and learn more about yourself. 

If your sun sign reveals your inner personality, the ascendant represents our instinctive personalities, our appearance, as well as the impression we give to others and the way they perceive us. 

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Astrologist Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor's interesting astrology fact:

Someone born at exactly the same time as you with the same date of birth, yet in another time zone is likely to have a completely different natal chart and rising sign to you! With the difference in time zones, your planets will be in totally different houses.

Your rising sign traits

Each ascendant sign has its own characteristics, which sometimes counterbalance (or reinforce) the sun sign, especially when they are the same or in opposition. Get a fuller picture of your personality by checking out your ascendant sign characteristics in our table:

Rising sign:

Positive traits:
Negative traits:

Brave, determined

Stubborn, impulsive

Loyal, sensible
Jealous, greedy

Sincere, dynamic
Moody, unfaithful

Sensitive, real
Melancholic, childish

Generous, romantic
Selfish, proud

Loyal, humble
Paranoid, insecure

Diplomatic, sociable
Indecisive, immature

Charming, creative
Spiteful, angry

Positive, decisive
Careless, insensitive

Faithful, independent
Cold, rigid

Inventive, original
Selfish, distant

Kind, sweet
Evasive, confusing

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Discover the rising sign traits in our video 

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Ascendant meaning explained !

Our ascendant signs act as complimentary pieces of astrological information to the 12 zodiac signs. Our rising sign plays an integral part in setting up our astrological house structure, as well as determining where each of the planets fall in our birth chart. 

Knowing essential information about our ascendant sign gives us the intel we need to better understand our personalities, behavior, relationships and life choices. Our Astrologists also believe that our rising sign is linked to our physical appearances. Our rising sign calculator reveals your sign and how your personality is influenced by it. 

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Why is the ascendant important?

According to our expert Astrologers, once we are over 30 years old our personalities tend to be based on our ascendant sign more than our star sign. This reasoning helps explain why lots of people struggle to find similarities between their personalities and the zodiac sign stereotypes

The ascendant sign acts as your ‘inner self’ and is the part of your personality that comes out when people first meet you. When people describe you, they typically refer to character traits which apply to this side of your personality. Your rising sign influence your style, fashion sense and how you act in public. It is related to the traits you are proud of a like to show off.

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Having all the information on your rising sign is critical for understanding who you really are and for acquiring information on your relationships and career. Thanks to our rising sign calculator, you have everything you need for an intense look into your personality. 

What’s the difference between zodiac signs and ascendants?

Your rising sign is associated with your 1st house in astrology on your chart. Your ascendant is 100% you and is worked out by the rising sign calculator. Having this information gives you the most accurate reflection of your personality and reveals how other people see you. Your zodiac or sun sign on the other hand gives you a general overview of your personality. 

➡️  Discover the meaning of the sun, moon and rising sign.

Where do the ascendants come from?

Chaldean Priests in Ancient Greece had mathematicals and geometrical astrology gifts. They were the first to use the ascendants. The historian Bérose established his astrology school on the Island of Kos and began using genethic astrology there. This technique studies the movement of the planets and stars at the time of a person's birth.

Descendant sign: What is the meaning?

If you are wondering how to find out your descendant sign, it can be found opposite your rising sign. The descendant sign emphasizes what you lack and points out what you need to learn in order to move forward in life. When it comes to relationships however, the descendant sign is very influential and impacts your expectations in love.

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By Susan Taylor

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world Astrology, Tarot and Numerology and I also love sharing my insights into every aspect of these domains. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are two of my main passions.

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world Astrology, Tarot and Numerology and I also love sharing my insights into every aspect of these domains. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are two of my main passions.

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I am very confused. I'm a Taurus and thought my rising sign was cancer, but shows different in different sites. I was born May 16, 1982. Andrews, n.c. 8:31 a.m.

Other websites few mnths or years ago told me i was leo rising Scorpio with Aquarius descendant but now this website tells me im a virgo rising ?wow how?

I am very confused. I have used a chart where it told me my rising sign is in Aquarius but I've tried other sights and they say either Capricorn, Cancer or Leo? Which is it? I was born Sept 24, 1997 Honolulu, Hawaii @1:27pm

From what multiple websites told me, (astrotheme, Astro charts, etc.) Your a Capricorn Rising. Your an Early degree Cap Rising so they probably kept getting it wrong but your for sure a Cappie💯. Hope this helps

I am fascinated with Astrology myself. I have really never took the time to learn about my ascendant or descendant though. I want to thank you for providing this information. I really would never have thought to have Sag as my ascendant. Mind blowing.

I used the rising sign calculator. Im a little bit confused though. It says that I'm a Pisces ascendent Capricorn. I'm just trying to figure out which one is my ascendent sign and which is my descendent sign. Could u please explain it to me?

I believe the ascendant is the second one listed (Capricorn).

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