If you have the slightest interest in astrology, you know that you have a sign, but also an ascendant.
On the other hand, many do not really know what it means or how to know what is their ascending sign, or rising in English.
- What is an ascendant?
- How to calculate it?
- How does each ascending sign influence your personality?
It’s complicated, but in summary, the astrological charter contains 12 houses. Depending on which planet is in which sign and in which house, it represents the different aspects of our personality.
All this is determined by the position of the stars in the sky at the time of your birth.
Here is everything you need to know about the ascendant in astrology:
1. How to calculate it
To know your ascendant, you are going to need your place and time of birth.
After sending a small text message to your mom to find out, sites like mon-horoscope-du-jour.com , or applications like Co-Star Astrology will calculate your ascending sign for free.
2. The difference with the main sign
Your astrological sign, or the sun sign, represents your ego, your personality and the fundamental aspects of what you are.
Your ascendancy is rather the mask you wear in society. This is often how people perceive you when you first meet.
3. Effects on your personality
Since your ascendant is related to first impressions and appearances, it is very common for people to find that they are even more like their Ascendant than their main sign.
It’s a bit like the cover of the book of your life! If you meet someone who is very pragmatic, but who is, in fact, a more emotional sign, like Cancer, his ascendant is probably more down to earth, like Capricorn for example. So he would be able to hide his feelings.