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Calculate your rising sign / ascendant / natal / birth chart

Find out more about your personality
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Calculate your rising sign / ascendant / natal / birth chart

Find out more about your personality
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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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Rising Sign (Ascendant) FAQ

Calculate your ascendant - I don't know the time of birth!

Often the time of birth is written in the baptismal certificate, in the mother-child-passport or in the birth certificate. But if you can't ask your mother or she doesn't remember, then you have a problem... If an astrologer cannot find out the time, then he usually takes 12:00 as the time for the horoscope creation. But this does not help in the calculation, because it changes every two hours. If you have no other option, then you click through all 12 and see if one fits particularly well - or which comes into the closer choice. (The self-assessment should also be checked by a friend... maybe he has a completely different view).

I don't know the place of birth!

The place is also crucial, as is time. However, it is not so important if you know exactly where you were born. A few miles up or down do not change the result substantially. (Unless you were born exactly on the border of a time zone, then you really need to know exactly).

What is a house in astrology?

The "houses," also called "fields," divide the chart into twelve sections. Each house can be associated with a sign of the zodiac. In astrology, character predispositions are symbolized by the relationship of the heavenly bodies to each other. The houses refer to the view from the earth.

Due to the rotation of the earth, once in 24 hours, different projection images of the zodiac signs are obtained at different times. This projection of the zodiac signs onto the earth is captured by the "houses". Accordingly, the apex of the first house is the rising sign, the ascendant. The Ascendant sign can be any of the twelve signs of the zodiac - depending on the time and place of birth.

The Ascendant is the sign rising in the East at the time of birth. If you are born at sunrise, the zodiac sign and the rising sign are the same.

I have another question!

We welcome feedback! You can either leave a comment or email us: [email protected].

Why is our ascendant calculator so good?

  • Our calculations are correct! Other ascendant calculators have problems to consider e.g. the daylight saving time and the time zone correctly, which can lead to a wrong result easily.
  • Any location is possible - worldwide. In our international database are (pretty much) all places. Other calculators have e.g. problems with places outside the USA. Or they have problems if the location name contains special characters like umlauts and similar.
  • We calculate not only the ascendant but also the zodiac sign, the moon sign, or the complete birth chart for free.
  • We offer help on frequently asked questions
  • Visitors can ask us questions.
  • The calculator is mobile-friendly.

You can contact us by e-mail if you have a question or if you have suggestions for improvement: [email protected].

Video - 10 things about the rising sign

What are the most important things about the ascendant?

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The ascendant (Rising sign)

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, the exact place of birth and the time of birth are 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 people's reaction 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.

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

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The Descendant

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 fascinating 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.

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Rising Sign - Ascendant

The ascendant (or rising sign) is the second most important astrological sign in a horoscope. Learn the meaning of each sign.

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

Your Ascendant shows your dream partner

The key to happiness in love lies in your Ascendant sign