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What is a Rising Sign?

Rising Sign

Rising Sign is known as the Ascendant and relates to the zodiac sign that rises on the eastern horizon at the time of our birth.

The Ascendant is one of the three fundamentals that determine a natal chart or a natal chart, and the Ascendant make up the foundation of an individual’s personality. While the Moon Sign reflects the inner self, the Ascendant reveals more of the exterior or how people perceive us.

Meaning of Rising Sign

Rising Sign refers to the zodiac sign that rises on the eastern horizon at the time of one’s birth. It is called the Ascendant and is a direct connection between the Earth and the zodiac path.

In a horoscope, the Lagna signifies the Ascending Sign at the time of one’s birth. The First House is the Lagna or the Ascendant, which is the most individual and defining aspect in the natal chart.

In a natal chart, the Ascendant can be found on the cusp of the First House. It is the base or foundation on which the rest of the house cusps are calculated. The First House is said to be the backbone of the horoscope. It is the First House in a natal chart that reflects the physical aspects of an individual. It also represents an individual’s childhood, health, character, physique, mind, nature, and inclination towards life.

The planet ruling the Ascendant is known as the chart-ruler. The ruling planet, in association with one’s Ascendant, can give more insight into the personality of an individual.

This sign acts as a filter through which every zodiac and planet is filtered. It is very important to have the accurate birth time, rather than an estimate, and specific place to determine the horoscope. A difference of even minutes in birth-time can change the sign. It changes every two hours. So, it is very important to have the exact time of birth and destination as the Ascendant is highly sensitive to correct time zones.

The Ascendant signifies the first impression we make, our appearance, demeanor, and attitude.

It embodies our physical appearance and health, how we present ourselves to the outside world, the image and impression we create, as well as our effect on the environment. The sign reflects our personality traits. It is often interpreted as the mask we wear in public. It determines our outlook on the outside world as well as what impression people have of us. It also acts as a shield and impacts our physical appearance and behavioral traits.

It is also believed that people having the same Ascendant can have different personalities. This sign can be determined when they are in sync with the energies of any planet that aspect them. A person can have a Rising Sign, but only if they have blended in with the energies of the planets that aspect their Ascendant.

It is believed that the Ascendant may make an individual behave in a manner to suit the world around them. Sometimes it can also be attributed to the strong or dominant sign of a parent.

How to Identify Your Rising Sign

An individual must identify his/her Ascendant with details of their date of birth, day, month, and year. What is vital here is the time of birth, that must be exact because a couple of minutes can change the Ascendant degree. The Rising Sign that comes up on the eastern horizon changes approximately every two hours.

An individual’s nature, characteristics, and tendencies can indicate his/her sign. Here are some characteristics of the 12 zodiac signs to look at that will give you an idea of the Ascendant of an individual.

  • Aries – An individual under this zodiac sign is energetic, impulsive, aggressive, assertive, fiery, independent, competitive, combative, and headstrong.
  • Taurus - An individual under this zodiac sign is strong, patient, practical, stubborn, loyal, quiet, determined, stable, passive, and unassuming.
  • Gemini - An individual under this zodiac sign is flexible, friendly, communicative, clever, witty, and temperamental. They can be highly-strung, and nervous at times.
  • Cancer - An individual under this zodiac sign is compassionate, sympathetic, nurturing, protective, sentimental, quiet, moody, receptive, and tenacious.
  • Leo - An individual under this zodiac sign is proud, generous, extroverted, egotistical, vain, emotional, self-confident, courageous, and showy.
  • Virgo - An individual under this zodiac sign is practical, careful, analytical, methodical, reserved, critical, exacting, thoughtful, and discriminating.
  • Libra - An individual under this zodiac sign is refined, gracious, appealing, sociable, charming, cooperative, indecisive, creative, and artistic.
  • Scorpio - An individual under this zodiac sign is secretive, reserved, courageous, willful, mysterious, self-reliant, self-controlled, persistent, and stubborn.
  • Sagittarius - An individual under this zodiac sign is active, idealistic, enthusiastic, aspiring, philosophical, extroverted, breezy, opinionated, religious, or agnostic.
  • Capricorn - An individual under this zodiac sign is sensitive, reserved, practical, controlling, ambitious, hard-working, responsible, duty-conscious, and down-to-earth.
  • Aquarius - An individual under this zodiac sign is friendly, impersonal, considerate, humanitarian, intellectual, independent, rebellious, and unusual.
  • Pisces - An individual under this zodiac sign is idealistic, impractical, sensitive, empathic, procrastinating, affectionate, and easy-going.

An Ascendant can be used as a tool to understand people’s behavior. Another aspect to remember is that any person born at the same time as you as well as having the same date of birth, yet in a different location in a different time zone, will have a different Ascendant and natal chart. Due to the difference in time zones, the planets will be in different houses.

What is a Rising Sign Calculator?

This calculator can determine your Rising Sign or Ascendant. Most people have awareness about their zodiac signs but often wonder about their Ascendant. Knowing your Ascendant gives a clearer and complete picture of your personality, how it influences your appearance, and how others perceive you.

You can find out all about your Ascendant by entering details of your birth date. You can input your exact time of birth by the hour, minute, month, day, year, and place of birth. The Rising Sign Calculator helps you explore in-depth your inner self.