Most of us know our own and our friends’ star signs aka sun signs. It’s how we all make passive aggressive judgments, while bigging ourselves up, via zodiac memes on Instagram, right? We also know what our moon signs are. But did you realise you also have an equally important RISING SIGN?
Your rising sign is the planetary influence which was rising, i.e. on the Eastern horizon, when you were born. It typically reflects how others see you IRL, and can predict your gut, spontaneous reactions to stuff. It is, also, alas, another potential personality malfunction to consider.
Your rising sign is also known as your ascendant (given its link to the rising sun) and many think of it as your social personality, so it’s likely that if someone is guessing your sign then they might get your rising sign before your sun sign! It’s how others experience you, which is an experience you’ll never have yourself. This makes it a super interesting part of your birth chart to explore: to know who you are to other people.
Rising sign calculator
Look at the left of the below chart to find the time you were born, and trace along to the column for your star sign (signs are shown along the top). Then use the key at the bottom to work out what your rising sign is.