Your ascendant is the zodiac sign that was rising on the eastern horizon at the time you were born. You want your ascendant to reflect the way people see you when they get to know you but don’t know you very well yet. In order to determine your ascendant, you need to gather some information about your birth. After you have this information, you can look at an ascendant chart, use an ascendant calculator, or have an astrologer do your complete chart. If you know your zodiac sign, you can interpret it!
- 1 Gather information about your birth
- 2 Identify your ascendant
- 3 Interpreting your ascendant
- 3.1 Find out about the Aries ascendant.
- 3.2 Read about Taurus ascendant.
- 3.3 Understand the ascendant Gemini.
- 3.4 Examine the ascendant Cancer.
- 3.5 Study the ascendant Leo.
- 3.6 Say hello to the ascendant Virgo.
- 3.7 Learn about the Libra ascendant.
- 3.8 Examine the ascendant Scorpio.
- 3.9 Understand the ascendant Sagittarius.
- 3.10 Study the ascendant Capricorn.
- 3.11 Read about the ascendant Aquarius.
- 3.12 Find out about the Pisces ascendant.
Gather information about your birth
Write the day, month, and year of your birth.
You know them well. Write this information down so you have it handy. Check your birth certificate or ask your parents if you’re not sure.
Determine the time of your birth.
If you don’t know the time of your birth, you can get this information by asking your family members or by looking at your birth certificate. The more precise the time of your birth, the more accurate your ascendant is. It’s imperative to narrow the timing of your birth to at least a two-hour window. Make sure you know if the time is AM or PM.
Find out the place where you were born.
The place where you were born also plays a role, partly because of time zones. Ask your parents or look at your birth certificate. Find out the city and country of your birth, or at least try to determine the time zone of your place of birth.
Calculate local time differences if using an ascendant table.
The times provided in an ascendant table are given in two-hour increments. Were you born in a place where the sun rose significantly later (or earlier) than 6:00 a.m.? Then you may need to adjust the time of your birth for the chart to work. You may also need to consider any daylight savings time. If the sun rose much earlier than 6:00 a.m., subtract an hour or two from your birth time. If the sun rose much later than 6:00 a.m., add an hour or two to your birth time. If your birthday fell during daylight saving time, subtract one hour from your birth time. Look at a farmer’s calendar from the year you were born to gather this information. Professional astrologers and ascendant calculators will make these changes for you.
Identify your ascendant
Determine your sun sign.
To determine your ascendant, you need to know your sun sign. This is the zodiac sign you are most likely familiar with. This zodiac sign outlines many aspects of your personality. Sun signs are based on your birthday. Here’s a breakdown: Aries (March 21 – April 19) Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Cancer (June 21 – July 22) Leo (July 23). Virgo (August 23 – September 22) Libra (September 23 – October 22) Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) Capricorn (December 22 to January 19) Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
Consult an ascendant chart.
On the horizontal axis of a table of descendants, you can see the twelve sun signs listed. On the vertical axis, you see two-hour time windows. Scroll over until you locate your sun sign. Then scroll down to the time slot you were born in. Go to http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4745806/What-s-rising-sign.html to see an example ascendant chart. Don’t forget to consider the time of your local sunrise when determining your birth time.
Use an ascendant calculator.
There are many free calculators that can help you determine your ascendant. Enter the day, month, and year of your birth and the location. You may also be asked to provide your name and/or email address. Click enter and you will see your ascendant. Go to https://cafeastrology.com/whats-my-ascendant-sign.html to see an example ascendant calculator.
Have your complete horoscope created.
Find a professional astrologer (in person or online) or use a free online resource to chart your complete horoscope. Your horoscope outlines your sun and moon signs and your ascendant. It also contains more information about the positions of the planets at the time of your birth and how this affects your personality. Go to http://astro.cafeastrology.com/natal.php to request a horoscope. Professional astrologers charge 65 to 140 euros for a personal horoscope.
Interpreting your ascendant
Find out about the Aries ascendant.
People with ascendant Aries are outgoing. They find it easy to start a conversation wherever they are. They give compliments generously, but they can also be blunt when speaking. You know how to act quickly but can be impulsive at times. They enjoy being in leadership roles, although they are often restless.
Read about Taurus ascendant.
People with the ascendant Taurus can remain calm in all situations. If they do get upset or angry, they usually don’t show it. People with Taurus ascendant are good listeners and pay attention when others are speaking. They are also very kind. For these two reasons, they are often good at giving advice.
Understand the ascendant Gemini.
People with the ascendant Gemini are generally curious. You want to try everything once. People with Gemini ascendant may find it difficult to focus on just one thing at a time, but are good at multitasking. You tend to be busy and sometimes nervous. They like to keep moving and their interest can jump from one topic to another.
Examine the ascendant Cancer.
People with ascendant Cancer are excellent problem solvers. They can discuss any dispute and come to an understanding. These people are gentle and pleasant and good at reading the remedies of others. People with Cancer ascendants tend to have strong memory skills and are usually family-oriented people.
Study the ascendant Leo.
People who have Leo ascendant tend to be good-natured, outspoken, and generous people, although they can be a bit energetic at times. These people often make good leaders who inspire those around them to try harder. People with Leo ascendant often have high ideals and a dignified attitude. You are lovable and tend to have many friends.
Say hello to the ascendant Virgo.
People with Virgo ascendant are generally smart and talkative. These people love to learn and can communicate their ideas effectively. They take great care of their personal hygiene and how they look. People with Virgo rising are prone to brooding as they have a very active mind. They are humble and think things through before they act.
Learn about the Libra ascendant.
People with Libra ascendant are usually quite dramatic and enjoy being the center of attention. You are charming and popular. You tend to get along with others. They enjoy beauty in all forms, such as art, fashion, and nature. They dislike disharmony and strive to make most situations balanced and peaceful. They prefer to work with others rather than on their own.
Examine the ascendant Scorpio.
People with Scorpio ascendant can be difficult to read. You may find it difficult to connect with them at first. However, these people are loyal and passionate once you get to know them. People with Scorpio ascendant can be sarcastic or sharp-tongued, and they tend to have a dark sense of humor. These people make good doctors because they are ambitious, serious, and focused.
Understand the ascendant Sagittarius.
People with the ascendant Sagittarius are often jovial and sociable: They get along with everyone and don’t judge anyone. They occasionally slip because they say what’s on their mind without holding back. They enjoy traveling and being outdoors. You often find that they work as lawyers or judges because they have a great respect for justice.
Study the ascendant Capricorn.
People with Capricorn ascendants tend to come across as serious and thoughtful. These people finish what they start and are both organized and ambitious. Because of this, people with Capricorn ascendant tend to be successful in business. They are interested in science and religion. You are independent and have a strong will.
Read about the ascendant Aquarius.
People with the ascendant Aquarius are often deep thinkers who want to make the world a better place. They are smart, rational and good at making arguments. People with Aquarius ascendants are usually popular, although they are seen as eccentric. You have strong opinions but are also generous and compassionate towards others.
Find out about the Pisces ascendant.
People with the ascendant Pisces love to use their imagination and daydream. You may be shy or even sensitive. They tend to appreciate music, art and the outdoors. People with the ascendant Pisces tend to make good writers and storytellers.