Your Rising Sign is your Ascendant: the Sign that was rising on the Eastern Horizon at the moment of your birth.
The Ascendant Sign reflects the manner in which you present yourself to the world.
Have you ever wondered why you best friend who is a Pisces Sun comes across so brash and headstrong and not caring and spiritual as you would expect of a Piscean?
Amongst many astrological factors, we could simply surmise that their Ascendant is in Aries and what you see is their fearless independence asserting itself as they navigate through the world.
Their Aries Ascendant assists them to accomplish their goal to become the full potential of a Pisces Sun in their own unique way!
This is what our Ascendant does, it helps us to explore, to grow and interact with the others.
It is the mask we wear, our persona and the vehicle we use to navigate our being through this incarnation.
Along with your Sun and Moon sign, knowing your Ascendant is vital to understanding your astrological make-up and how you can experience the best out of life.
I can draw up your birth chart and provide you with a brief one-page summary of your astrological make-up that you can use to get a better understanding of the transits, Moon cycles and other astrological events that I and other astrologer’s blog about regularly.
For example, knowing your Ascendant will give you an indication as to where the Jupiter Pisces ingress will be experienced here on the ground in your daily life. Knowing this will prepare you to use the planetary energies to their full potential.