Descendant Sign: What Is Yours, And How Does It Influence You?

Last updated by Susan Taylor

You probably no doubt already know your zodiac sign, and your rising sign, but, the question is, do you know your descendant sign? In your birth chart, this particular sign reveals more about your relationships with others and can help you understand what you expect from your romantic partners. So, if you’re wondering what’s my descendant, figure it out here!

Descendant Sign: What Is Yours, And How Does It Influence You?
 Contents: 

What is a descendant sign in astrology?

If the rising sign is on the cusp (the beginning) of the astrological 1st house. The descendant is on the cusp of the 7th astrological house, which represents the others. The 7th House is the one that defines our relationship with others, as well as our way of behaving and our perception of others (spouse, friends, professional partners, collaborator, etc.). It is, therefore, the house that represents our associations, our partnerships, our unions, our commitments, and our social relationships. Thus, in a birth chart, the zodiac sign in which the descendant will be found gives information on the type of partner the native is looking for and the relationships that suit them.

How to find your descendant

In this example, we see the rising sign (AC), in the 1st house in Sagittarius and therefore opposite, the descendant (DS), in the 7th house in Gemini.

What is my descendant sign?

To locate your descendant, you must first know or calculate your ascendant or rising sign. Once you know your ascendant, it's simple, the descendant is at the other end of a line drawn from the ascendant's arrow. Its position, in degrees in a sign, is calculated automatically, once you have calculated the ascendant. For example, in the above natal chart, the ascendant is at 2 degrees in Sagittarius, so the descendant is necessarily at 2 degrees in the sign Gemini. If you have your natal chart, find your ascendant and descendant by their symbol:

  • Ascendant 🡨 AC
  • Descendant -< DS

In fact, the descendant is, therefore, necessarily in the sign opposite the sign of the Ascendant, so:

  • Ascendant Aries = Descendant in Libra
  • Ascendant Taurus = Descendant in Scorpio
  • Ascendant Gemini = Descendant in Sagittarius
  • Ascendant Cancer = Descendant in Capricorn
  • Leo Ascendant = Descendant in Aquarius
  • Virgo Ascendant = Descendant in Pisces
  • Libra Ascendant = Descendant in Aries
  • Scorpio Ascendant = Descendant in Taurus
  • Sagittarius Ascendant = Descendant in Gemini
  • Capricorn Ascendant = Descendant in Cancer
  • Aquarius Ascendant = Descendant in Leo
  • Pisces Ascendant = Descendant in Virgo

The influence of a descendant sign

As we have seen, the descendant gives us indications on our relationships. Knowing it can help us to have more fulfilling relationships, since the descendant reveals what we need and what we avoid. This is especially true for our romantic relationships or if you are looking for love, but not only, the descendant can be a precious help to know what kind of partner and relationship can make us happy. Learning to identify our strengths and weaknesses often allows us to have much healthier and emotionally fulfilling relationships.

♈ Aries Ascendant
Descendant in Libra
You are desperate to be in a relationship. But your biggest concern is balancing your personal interests - which you often seek to prioritize - with those of your spouse.
♉ Taurus ascendant
Descendant in Scorpio
In your relationship, sensuality is very important. No question of looking into each other's eyes without touching. You often provoke conflicts, for the sake of sincerity and transparency, that you love to settle them on the pillow.
♊ Gemini ascendant
Descendant in Sagittarius
Although it's not always easy for you to believe in love, you love relationships and people who teach you something new. You are attracted to people who have a different worldview than you do.
♋ Cancer ascendant
Descendant in Capricorn
You keep a distance from the other person because you are afraid of drowning in the emotional flood. However, your feelings are intense and, very controlled. You are more attracted to rock-solid people than to others.
♌ Leo ascendant
Descendant in Aquarius
You are in search of the other person's gaze. You like your partner to flatter you, especially if his or her personality is original and unwilling to worry about his or her image, unlike you! Likewise, you envy people with an inventive and free spirit.
♍ Virgo ascendant
Descendant in Pisces
You give the other person importance, and you help them to rise spiritually, you offer them wonder and contribute to their inspiration. Helpful, you are incredibly generous with those you love.
♎ Libra ascendant
Descendant in Aries
Despite your gentle ways, you may come into conflict with another if they refuse to compromise and efforts to adapt. Yet, paradoxically, you like feisty and decisive partners, who sometimes cut through for you!
♏ Scorpio ascendant
Descendant in Taurus
At the beginning of a relationship, you are always very careful and suspicious. You analyze the other person's behavior before accepting that you are under the spell. However, once seduced, you easily give in to torrid embraces and possessiveness.
♐ Sagittarius ascendant
Descendant in Gemini
You base your relationship primarily on an intellectual level more than on a passionate one. In fact, in a relationship, you prefer companionship to a sentimental romance. What appeals to you above all is humor, wit, and stimulation.
♑ Capricorn ascendant
Descendant in Cancer
You like to demonstrate to others that your independent nature needs no one to exist. But you seek comfort, warmth, protection, and tenderness in your relationships without admitting it. You appreciate people who express their feelings. This helps you to open up.
♒ Aquarius ascendant
Descendant in Leo
Even though you are more cerebral than sentimental, you still dream of a flamboyant and glamorous relationship. To work in the long term, your relationship must be based on mutual admiration.
♓ Pisces ascendant
Descendant in Virgo
What you are looking for in a relationship is a pragmatic partner who knows how to put your feet up. However, you often leave it to others to solve for you, all the practical concerns, while you encourage everyone to believe in their dreams.

>>> Have you found your perfect other half? 💕 Read up on your horoscope compatibility here.

Susan Taylor’s insights: Focus on what matters

You probably know it, but it is by gaining experience that we know a little better what we need, what we expect from others, and what our relationships should be made of. Knowing your offspring is a big step forward and already have the information you need to make better choices. It turns out, however, that the relationship life and the sentimental life are not a long quiet river. So, if you have doubts about a relationship and feel that you need guidance, don't hesitate to turn to one of our psychics who will be able to enlighten you and offer you spiritual guidance. He will bring you a clear vision of your future and the keys to move forward more serenely.

- The future is mine -

Be sure to read these articles too;

Find similar articles on this topic :

Article presented by Susan Taylor

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

Most recent articles

What Is The Lucky Color For New Year 2023?

This year, Jupiter will be in Aries, meaning each of the zodiac signs will have its fair share of opportunities to create its own success. Indeed, success is within arm's reach for each of us, but the question is, how do we grab it? Well, the answer is simple, seizing amazing opportunities in 2023 comes down to surrounding yourself with a lucky color. That's right, in 2023, identifying prosperous shades will be our secret weapon when it comes to achieving our personal initiatives and objectives. So, what are you waiting for, incorporate as much red, yellow, and white into your life as possible this year, because they are the luckiest colors!

Who Is The Most Outspoken Zodiac Sign?

A straightforward person tells it like it is, without going around the houses, even if it hurts! Now, while not all zodiac signs have the ability to speak their minds without feeling terrible about themselves, for some, getting things off their chest is no problem at all. Which 5 zodiac signs always tell their truths?

Which Zodiac Sign Is The Biggest Heartbreaker?

Relationships are never plain sailing, for the most part, and can become even more difficult to navigate when you and the person you are dating doesn't exactly seem serious about your future. When it comes to love, being on the same page as your partner is an essential element for your story's success, however, it's certainly a tough feat to be on the same wavelength as a natural heartbreaker. Here are the 5 zodiac signs who, inadvertently (or not), are the most likely to crush your feelings.

Which Zodiac Sign Gets Hurt The Most In Relationships?

Ah, love, it's a beautiful sentiment, however, it's not always synonymous with tenderness and voluptuousness, oh no! Sometimes our relationships are in fact more full of arguments, tension, and drama than rainbows and butterflies. In any case, the harsh realities of love stories often lead to painful breakups, and, the stars reveal that 5 zodiac signs, in particular, are most likely to get hurt when love turns ugly. Do you have any idea which signs get their hearts broken the most?

Which Zodiac Sign Is The Best Leader?

Certain signs of the zodiac are obviously born to lead. With a simple intonation of the voice, a little raise of the eyebrows, and... everyone gets busy and dives into their tasks, no matter how motivated they are. The stars may have something to do with it, according to one astrologer. Which 6 zodiac signs are the best leaders? Discover Susan Taylor's ranking for the answer!

What to expect from the night sky

Full Moon Wishes To Make, Here’s What You Must Know

The Full Moon is a perfect time to make a wish; whether it be for love, wealth, health, or in your general activities. When you have a specific wish in mind, there is a suitable ritual for it, and it’s simple to carry out! First, discover the Full Moon wishes for abundance rituals, or wallet game, which comes from Japan, then learn how to practice the second wish and intention ritual. Your dreams are finally about to come true!

When Is The Next Full Moon?

The Full Moon is the lunar phase in which the satellite appears brightest. During this cycle, we see almost all of its surface and also notice many mystical on goings. The effects of the Full Moon are numerous, especially on our sleep and our libido, hence the importance of knowing the date of the next Full Moon. By anticipating the date, we subconsciously prepare ourselves to experience the powerful influence it has on our daily lives. Each monthly lunar event has a different degree of impact on each zodiac sign, so be sure to check back regularly.

Mercury Retrograde 2023: The Dates And Effects Of The 4 Cycles

You’ve no doubt already heard about Mercury retrograde and the effects of this scary phenomenon. Now, whenever bad luck curses us, our first reaction is to blame this destructive planetary movement. From car problems to missed trains; we love to point the finger at this event, but in actual fact, this calamitous motion is indeed REAL! Unlike previous years, this phenomenon occurs a total of 4 times in 2023, so be sure to discover our advice on how to get through each phase, as well as the misfortunes each zodiac sign can expect.

When Is The Next New Moon?

Even though it’s invisible in the sky, a New Moon marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle, and symbolically represents a fresh start for each of us. Its energies urge us to double our efforts and to prepare for the rewards to come. Now, with this in mind, we bet you're wondering what happens during this phase, and what influence the New Moon exerts on our bodies and minds. Susan Taylor answers all of your questions and reveals how can we make the most out of this prosperous instance. Discover all the dates of this important phase, and anticipate this catalyst motion.

Moon Calendar 2022

Discover everything you need to know about the four main phases of the Moon in our calendar for 2022 and learn how you'll be impacted by each of them. Following and anticipating the dates and times of the cycles is essential for daily life, but in particular for gardening, cutting your hair, getting pregnant, and even interpreting your moods. If you want more information about the current phase, look no further because here, you can track them here and foretell all the important insights.

Our most popular astrology rankings

Zodiac Signs Ranked From The Most To Least Stressed

It’s virtually impossible for us not to be anxious at the moment! What with the global pandemic, the constant isolation, money worries and other general frustrations that the situation might trigger. All these factors seem to weigh heavily on our frail shoulders, but some of us manage the pressure better than others. Astrologist, Susan Taylor reveals her ranking of the zodiac signs from the most to the least stressed, and something tells us that you'll inevitably recognize yourself and will definitely agree with your placement!

Amanda's Psychic Experience on Astrofame

Like Amanda, find serenity, success and happiness with the help of a top quality and trustworthy #AstroFame psychic reader. Watch Amanda's testimonial (from @CreateYourKarma) and discover her personal experience with us. Get clarity today for 3 Free Minutes + 50% Off your first session. 👇