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What's my Rising Sign? Calculate your Ascendant.

Find your Ascendant, the sign that was rising on the eastern horizon at the time of your birth. Your Ascendant is the mask you wear in public and the first impression you make on others. It represents your outward personality, appearance, and the way you present yourself to the world. To calculate your Ascendant, your birth date, time, and location are all required.

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Moon What's an Ascendant?

Your Ascendant, also known as your Rising Sign, is one of the most crucial components of your natal chart. It represents the zodiac sign that was rising on the eastern horizon at the exact moment of your birth. Unlike a Sun Sign, which changes roughly every 30 days, the Ascendant changes approximately every two hours. This makes it highly specific to your unique birth time and location.

While your Sun Sign represents your core identity and your Moon Sign reveals your emotional landscape, your Ascendant is all about first impressions and outward behavior. It's the mask you wear when you meet new people and how you present yourself to the world. In essence, your Rising Sign acts as the interface between your inner self and the external environment.

Understanding your Ascendant can provide deeper insights into your personality and how you interact with the world. It complements your Sun and Moon signs, offering a more holistic view of your astrological profile. Knowing your Rising Sign can also help you understand why you might be perceived differently than how you feel internally, bridging the gap between your inner world and outer expressions.