In astrology, the ascendant, also known as the rising sign, is the zodiac sign that is rising above the horizon at the time of a person's birth. It marks the beginning of the first astrological house. The ascendant is considered one of the most important elements in a natal chart as it influences how a person presents themselves to the external world and how they are perceived by others.
Rising Sign Calculation
To determine the ascendant in a natal chart, the exact time and place of birth are required. The ascendant is influenced by the Earth's rotation around its axis and the location of the zodiac sign that the ascendant falls in at that moment. Due to the Earth's rotation, the ascendant changes approximately every two hours, which means that two individuals born on the same date but at different times can have different ascendants.
Rising Sign Importance
The ascendant has a strong influence on a person's personality and physical appearance. It can indicate how a person approaches life, the first impression they make, and even their preferences and needs in relationships. Astrologers study the ascendant along with the positions of the planets in the natal chart to gain a more complete understanding of a person's personality and destiny.
Here you can calculate the rising sign according with your date of birth and the town where you were born.
If you've already made your birth horoscope on this site, you probably already know where is your rising sign (from the astral map image).