How do other people see your personality? Your rising sign will reveal it.
The ascendant (abbreviation AC) is the Zodiac sign that appears on the Eastern horizon at a person's birth, more precisely: the intersection of the Eastern Horizon with the Ecliptic. Due to the movement of the Earth's axis, this Sign changes approximately every two hours. The entire zodiac is traversed within 24 hours. Therefore, not only the exact place of birth but also the time of birth is required to calculate the personal ascendant. The term can derive from the Latin word "ascendere." That means "to ascend."
The ascendant is, therefore, an essential point in the individual horoscope interpretation. Especially in connection with the Sun sign, new statements can be made about each person.
While the Sun sign describes the ego, thought, and personality, the ascendant stands for the reaction of people to their environment and others. The ascendant tells us something about how a person affects our environment on the one hand and how we are perceived and seen by other people on the other.
The ascendant symbolizes what skills and potential are in people and how they respond to the external inputs and deal with certain situations based on these properties.
The descendant (abbreviation DC) lies on the horizontal axis, precisely opposite the ascendant. It is the Zodiac Sign that disappears on the Western Horizon at the time of a person's (the intersection of the Western horizon with the ecliptic). The word descendant also has its origin in the Latin language. It comes from the Latin term "descendere," which means "to descend" in English.
In contrast to the ascendant, which describes our dispositions and shows how we react intuitively to situations, the descendant instead describes what persons do not have, what they lack. It shows how people must deal with everyday things that overwhelm them due to their disposition in the ascendant. The descendant symbolizes what people still must learn or how their potential can be better used.
The descendant stands for the outside and the influences that affect and challenge people. It can also become a projection surface for things that the individual does not live out or would like to live out. It is described as you point in the horoscope.
It is particularly interesting to look at the descendant within a partner horoscope. It shows how you perceive your counterpart and what you still must learn about a happy partnership.