Chinese Astrology

The Chinese Ascendant - Chinese Rising Sign

The ascendant also determines the character in Chinese astrology
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Ascendant in the Chinese horoscope
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In Chinese astrology, not only the zodiac sign and the element shapes the character, but also the ascendant / rising sign . The Ascendant is responsible for how one presents oneself to the outside world. In Chinese astrology, the ascendant also changes every two hours but at fixed times.

This small cycle begins at 11:00 p.m. with the zodiac sign Rat. So if a person is born at midnight, his Ascendant is the Rat, and this animal sign may also influence his character. If your birth time is known, you can refer to the table below to see which zodiac sign your birth time is dominated by.

1 am to 3 am Buffalo
3 am to 5 am Tiger
5 am to 7 am Rabbit
7 to 9 am Dragon
9 am to 11 am Snake
11 am to 1pm (13:00)  Horse
1 pm to 3 pm (13:00 - 15:00) Sheep
3 pm to 5 pm (15:00 - 17:00) Monkey
5 pm to 7 pm (17:00 - 19:00) Rooster
7 pm to 9 pm (19:00 - 21:00) Dog
9 pm to 11 pm (21:00 - 23:00) Pig
11 pm - 1 am (23:00 - 01:00) Rat

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Everything about the Chinese horoscope and the Chinese zodiac signs. You can also learn everything about the ascendants and the elements in Chinese astrology.