Calculate your rising sign | Photo: © iStockphoto.com/D-Keine

Calculate your rising sign / ascendant / natal / birth chart

Find out more about your personality
Calculate your rising sign | Photo: © iStockphoto.com/D-Keine

Calculate your rising sign / ascendant / natal / birth chart

Find out more about your personality

Calculate your ascendant, zodiac sign, moon sign, natal chart, and horoscope of birth.

The ascendant (abbr. AC) is the zodiac sign that rises in the eastern horizon at birth.

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Calculate your rising sign

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What are the most important things about the ascendant?

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Rising Sign (Ascendant) FAQ

Unknown birth time!

  • Ask your parents
  • Look into the pregnancy passport
  • Look into your certification of birth
  • Ask the hospital.

The rising sign is changing every 2 hours. If you can't find out your time of birth, you can read through all rising signs. One of them is yours. You can also ask a good friend if the chosen rising sign fits you.

Unknown birthplace!

It's essential to know your birthplace because of the time zone. So it matters if you were born in London or New York at noon.

My rising sign is wrong!

The other website got a different result; your calculator is wrong!

Most of the rising sign calculators on the web are not using the right timezone (inc. daylight saving time). The rising sign is changing every 2 hours. So, it's essential to know the right time to have the correct result. We have a very sophisticated calculation tool, so, in most cases, we have the right result. (In sporadic cases, our tool is also wrong. If a person were born in Vienna in September 1945 (after the end of the war), there could be three different time zones - depending on the current district.)

What means "house "regarding astrology?

The houses or similarly designated fields divide the horoscope into twelve (12) sections. Each house is assigned to a particular zodiac sign. Astrology symbolizes the assessment values of characters. "The houses "refer to the position of the earth.  

By rotation of the earth, once every 24h, you get distinct projected images of the zodiac signs at different times. These projections of the zodiac signs are recorded by the houses. 

On top of the 1st house, you find the starting point, the ascendant. Each zodiac sign can represent the ascendant depending on time and place of birth. 

The ascendant is the sign that rises on the eastern horizon at the time of birth.  

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How do other people see your personality? Your rising sign will reveal it. | Photo: © iStockphoto.com/PeopleImages

How do other people see your personality? Your rising sign will reveal it. 

Rising Sign - Ascendant

The ascendant (abbreviation AC) is the sign that rises on the eastern horizon at the time of birth – more precisely the point of intersection on the eastern horizon and ecliptic. Caused by the rotation of the earth's axis, this sign changes every 2h. So within 24h, each zodiac sign passes – hence it is important to address the time of the birth besides the place of birth. The term ascendant derived from the Latin origin "ascendere "which has the meaning "rising".  

So this fact is significant for individual horoscope charts. With particular regard to the sun sign compatibility:

The sun sign dictates the personality and individual quality of thoughts. The ascendant represents and shows the reaction of a person's environment and surroundings – the interactions and exchange towards others.       

Descendant

The axis on the horizon is precisely located opposite the descendant – ascendant and descendant are situated as opponents. 

Contrary to the ascendant that defines one person's characteristics, the descendant makes visible what the lack is. The descendant points to the missing link, the lack of what is absent. It offers a chance of how to handle situations that demand too much. It symbolizes what has to be learned and improved.  

The descendent represents the outside and outside influences that impact on a person. It is a challenge to react and interact under the control of the descendant.

It is a prosperous platform to be confronted with the so-called "you "from a psychologist's perspective.    

Concerning relationships and concepts of togetherness, the descendent has crucial importance. It offers the experience of how to become more satisfied with a relationship. 

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Ascendant and descendent at astrosofa.com | Photo: © iStockphoto.com/Kharchenko_irina7
Photo: © iStockphoto.com/Kharchenko_irina7

Rising Sign - Ascendant

The rising sign is the second most of a horoscope. Like zodiac signs, there are 12 different rising sings. We explain the meaning of each ascendant here.

Aries Ascendant

Great energy and assertiveness

Taurus Ascendant

Sociable people who value traditions

Gemini Ascendant

Curious and open

Cancer Ascendant

Emotional and sensitive

Leo Ascendant

Enthusiastic and honest

Virgo Ascendant

Neat, organizational talent, excellent observation skills

Libra Ascendant

Friendly, selfless, sociable

Scorpio Ascendant

Great passion, idealistic and helpful

Sagittarius Ascendant

Social, fair, thankful

Capricorn Ascendant

Stable, confident, factual

Aquarius Ascendant

Independent, creative, individual

Pisces Ascendant

Idealistic, good-natured, generous