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