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Astrology rising signs are also known as “Ascendant Signs”. The Astrology rising sign marks the exact degree of the sign rising on the eastern horizon at the time and place of birth, and is always positioned in the first house of your chart. The Astrology rising sign is the point which sets the overall tome of the birth chart as it represents your personal “window” on life, both in terms of how you view the world and how the world sees you. Along with the sun sign (see zodiac birth signs) and moon sign (see find your moon sign), your Astrology rising sign is of great significance when having your birth chart interpreted. The opposite point of the Astrology rising sign is known as The Descendant, which is positioned on the seventh house of your birth chart. The Descendant sign can offer valuable lessons , often acting as a point of balance for the astrology rising sign.
TABLES FOR CALCULATING ASTROLOGY RISING SIGNS
There are a few places on the internet which provide tables to help you work out your Astrology rising sign, but invariably these produce inaccurate results and should be avoided. Calculation of Astrology rising signs is a complex procedure which can only reliably figured out by an Astrologer who has access to professional software. If you don’t wish to purchase a full astrology reading but would like to know what your astrology rising sign is, we can calculate it for you for a small fee and have the answer to you within 24 hours. Please note that to calculate your astrology rising sign you must know what time you were born. This can also be worked out for you – please see our how to find your birth time section.
Astrology Rising Signs: ARIES
aries If Aries was rising at birth, the urge to achieve will be a dominant force in the person’s life. During childhood this can lead to rivalry with siblings. Aries – Ascendant people find it particularly easy to adapt to circumstances, but may over-simplify the problems they face. It is advisable for people born with this astrology rising sign to cultivate the facility to look coolly and analytically at any difficulties they encounter, rather than make decisions which are rushed or impulsive. Arians thrive in a steady emotional relationship, and will strive to understand and support their partner.
Typical strengths of the Astrology Rising Sign Aries: Enthusiastic, assertive, direct, honest. Needs to channel dynamic energies into enterprising ventures. Actions can be fearless and often inspired. Single-minded, self-motivated, takes the initiative. Strong leadership ability.
Typical weaknesses of the Astrology Rising Sign Aries: Overly-aggressive, abrasive, impatient. Lack of progress generates great frustration. Fiery temper which can be destructive.
This Astrology Rising Sign has Libra on the Descendant: Aries shows a need to take account of other people’s feelings and opinions. May gravitate towards Libran types in order to learn about this, and the value of things like peace ability, relaxation, diplomacy, tact.
Astrology Rising Signs: TAURUS
taurus If Taurus was rising at birth, there will be an almost irresistible urge to acquire possessions – even stronger than if the sun occupies this sign. People with Taurus as their astrology rising sign like to be surrounded by the physical evidence of their success and status, and this can make them appear worldly and materialistic in their outlook on life. They are likely to have intense personal relationships, but possessiveness can often be a problem for those born under this astrology rising sign.
Typical strengths of the Astrology Rising Sign Taurus : Methodical, steady, practical, self-reliant. Needs a stable environment in which to function. Sensual- derives huge enjoyment from physical pleasures, refusing to be rushed.
Typical weaknesses of the Astrology Rising Sign Taurus : Lazy, stubborn, over-indulgent, uncommunicative. Becomes easily habit-bound. Can rush into things head-on , without considering the implications.
This Astrology Rising Sign has Scorpio on the Descendant: Taurus will experience the call for outmoded patterns of behaviour to be transformed. May gravitate towards Scorpio types in order to learn this, and other lessons.
Astrology Rising Signs: GEMINI
gemini If Gemini was rising at birth, the disposition to be ruled by logic will be strong. People born under this astrology rising sign will endlessly question themselves, their attitudes and motives. In relationships, those with this astrology rising sign will insist that their partners fulfil themselves and achieve their ambitions, and intellectual compatibility will be necessary. Friends are very important to them, and they will be reluctant to confine themselves within a relationship that denies them the freedom to have close friendships with others.
Typical strengths of the Astrology Rising Sign Gemini: Inquisitive, lively, versatile, mobile. Needs constant and varied stimulation to occupy the mind. Enjoys communicating, exchanging views and dealing with people. Unconventional, interesting, bright-minded, quick to learn new skills.
Typical weaknesses of the Astrology Rising Sign Gemini: Talking too much, changeability, easily distracted, scatters energies too thinly.
This Astrology Rising Sign has Sagittarius on the Descendant: Gemini is to learn the value of finding a mental framework that is able to gain depth of understanding, and may attract Sagittarian types into their lives to learn about this, and other lessons.
Astrology Rising Signs: CANCER
cancer If Cancer was rising at birth, the caring instinct is particularly strong. The home -making impulse can be very powerful in people born under this astrology rising sign, and in a partnership they are supportive and ambitious for their lover. Those without a family will channel their home-making instincts into a worthy cause – often charitable or ideological.
Typical strengths of the Astrology Rising Sign Cancer: Intuitive, tenacious, shrewd, gentle. Needs to use acute sensitivity in a nurturing rather than a defensive way, although can be immensely protective and supportive of loved ones.
Typical weaknesses of the Astrology Rising Sign Cancer: Moody, easily slighted, subjective. Can be far too dependent emotionally.
This Astrology Rising Sign has Capricorn on the Descendant: Cancer is provided the strength and detachment to stabilize fluctuating emotions by this placement, and may attract Capricorn types into their lives in order to fully experience this.
Astrology Rising Signs: LEO
leo If Leo was rising at birth, organizational ability will be enhanced – but so will self-assurance, possibly even to the point of pride and vanity. Some individuals born under this astrology rising sign may find it difficult to see this fault in themselves. Creative instincts may be sacrificed because attention is given to acquiring wealth.
Typical strengths of the Astrology Rising Sign Leo: Dignified, authoritative, big-hearted, warm, courageous. Needs to feel appreciated to make the most of creative talents. Enjoys splendour and good living. Strong leadership qualities.
Typical weaknesses of the Astrology Rising Sign Leo: Self-important, arrogant, bossy, pretentious, may expect respect as a matter of right.
This Astrology Rising Sign has Aquarius on the Descendant: This placement encourages in Leo a sense of awareness that is beyond the needs of the self. May attract Aquarian types into their lives in order to fully realize this.
Astrology Rising Signs: VIRGO
virgo If Virgo was rising at birth, there will be the need to examine situations in great detail, and communicate the results. The personality tends to be well integrated, but those born under this astrology rising sign may have a disposition that is inclined to worry, sometimes excessively. Self praise is something Virgo needs to cultivate more of. Finding the ideal partnership should not prove difficult, but Virgo’s often have a tendency to choose the easy option.
Typical strengths of this Astrology Rising Sign: Discriminating, modest, conscientious, observant. Needs to acquire practical, detailed information about how things work. Dislikes being kept in the dark. Strong sense of logic and enhanced analytical ability.
Typical weaknesses of this Astrology Rising Sign: Fussy, over-critical, pedantic. Can be obsessed with correctness.
This Astrology Rising Sign has Pisces on the Descendant: This position indicates a need to become more “fluid” by dismantling over-rigid boundaries. May attract Piscean types into their lives in order to learn about this.
Astrology Rising Signs: LIBRA
libra If Libra was rising at birth, there will be a strong need to relate to others, and in particular, to have a close, loving relationship with a special someone. People born under this astrology rising sign may rush into love affairs or permanent relationships, however, and will experience a sensuality and greater enthusiasm for sex than is often the case with a sun-sign Libran. The Libran influence upon people born under this astrology rising sign can make the individual rather self-satisfied, disinclined to criticism, and likely to use considerable charm to disguise personal flaws. Self analysis is useful to those with a Libran rising sign, who would benefit from knowing and understanding themselves in a deeper way.
Typical strengths of this Astrology Rising Sign: Charming, placid, sociable, friendly, considerate, diplomatic, tactful, romantic, mentally agile. Needs a partner to provide balance and purpose in life. Has a fine aesthetic sense and an awareness of how to please.
Typical weaknesses of this Astrology Rising Sign: Narcissistic, frivolous, indecisive, often craves approval.
This Astrology Rising Sign has Aries on the Descendant: This placement encourages the need to take a firm stand and fight for what one wants. May attract Arian types into their lives in order to learn this lesson.
Astrology Rising Signs: SCORPIO
scorpio If Scorpio was rising at birth, Scorpionic characteristics are more powerfully expressed than if Scorpio was the sun sign. Those born under this astrology rising sign have a tendency to be secretive, and indeed this may become something of an obsession. Scorpio is highly guarded and does not give much of themselves away. Sometimes preoccupied by their faults, those who have Scorpio rising should give themselves credit for their virtues. Emotional security is very important to this astrology rising sign, and Scorpio will stop at nothing to protect and preserve what they hold dear.
Typical strengths of this Astrology Rising Sign: Resourceful, dedicated, intuitive, passionate. Capable of self-regeneration. Strong will power. Needs to channel intense emotions positively. Enjoys exploring what makes other people tick, but does not always know when to pull back.
Typical weaknesses of this Astrology Rising Sign: Secretive, wilful, ruthless, jealous, vindictive, fears letting go of control. Can be fanatical.
This Astrology Rising Sign has Taurus on the Descendant: This placement suggests a need to temper extreme reactions and create a more harmonious environment. May attract Taurean types into their lives in order to learn this lesson.
Astrology Rising Signs : SAGITTARIUS
sagittarius If Sagittarius was rising at birth, the need for challenge will be paramount . Life without personal goals can seem rather meaningless to people born under this astrology rising sign, and in such predicaments, they may succumb to depression. Early encouragement will give them a head start, and great expectations should become superb achievements. They must allow plenty of time for thought – resolving problems without proper consideration can be seriously damaging. Friendship and intellectual rapport, as well as sexual compatibility, are very necessary within a personal relationship for people with this astrology rising sign.
Typical strengths of this Astrology Rising Sign: Optimistic, open-minded, fun-loving, spontaneous, jovial, cheerful, happy-go-lucky, beneficent, generous, active – often sporty. Needs to direct energy and enthusiasm toward far-reaching aims, usually with some ideal in mind. Likes to learn, especially when the subjects relate to religion, spirituality or philosophy.
Typical weaknesses of this Astrology Rising Sign: Can be irresponsible, hypocritical, disorganized, preachy, self-pitying. Can take other for granted.
This Astrology Rising Sign has Gemini on the Descendant: This position suggests accepting the world for what it is rather than constantly wanting to change it. May attract Geminian types into their lives in order to learn about this lesson.
Astrology Rising Signs: CAPRICORN
capricorn If Capricorn was rising at birth, self confidence levels may fluctuate quite strongly, leaving the person with this astrology rising sign feeling rather unsure of themselves. Capricorn rising would benefit from taking themselves at others’ high evaluation. With Capricorn as the astrology rising sign, showing emotion is more easy compared to people who are sun-sign Capricorns, and also gives the ability to be more caring and sensitive to their partner’s needs.
Typical strengths of the Astrology Rising Sign Aries: Comes across as reliable, steady, sensible, organized, self-contained, capable. Driven by worldly ambition, but often ploughs as solitary, cautious furrow. Usually very successful, but this may be delayed until later years.
Typical weaknesses of the Astrology Rising Sign Aries: Pessimistic, unimaginative, a reserved exterior often masks considerable self-doubt.
This Astrology Rising Sign has Cancer on the Descendant: This position suggests that ambitions are nurtured by an emotional need to be accepted by one’s public. May attract Cancerian types into their lives in order to learn about nurturing and expressing feelings more fully.
Astrology Rising Signs: AQUARIUS
aquarius If Aquarius was rising at birth, the craving for independence is even more acute than for sun-sign Aquarians, and the individual may have a distant or aloof air that makes it difficult for others to get to know him or her. The best quality of those born under this astrology rising sign is their desire, even need, to help others. Properly employed, this characteristic can make it somewhat easier for them to open up and allow others to support them. Stubbornness and personal rigidity can be a problem with this astrology rising sign.
Typical strengths of this Astrology Rising Sign: Comes across as gregarious, broad-thinking, perceptive, fair-minded. Looks for freedom of movement and expression, often has interest in ground-breaking ideas or technologies. Inventive, creative, bright.
Typical weaknesses of this Astrology Rising Sign: Undisciplined, rebellious, intolerant, unrealistic, likes to dominate a group.
This Astrology Rising Sign has Leo on the Descendant: This position suggests as need for a more personal approach in dealing with others. May attract Leonian types into their lives in order to learn about this, and other lessons.
Astrology Rising Signs: PISCES
pisces If Pisces was rising at birth, then the ability to fit into any environment will be prominent, but people born under this astrology rising sign may then tend to become so much a part of their surroundings that others take them for granted. However, their work behind the scenes will be unremitting and often valuable. Self-knowledge is difficult for people with this astrology rising sign, as Pisces is not really given to much inward reflection. Instead, their may be a tendency to invent a persona and shape themselves around it, or to be what others expect them to be, rather than a seeking out of their own personalities.
Typical strengths of this Astrology Rising Sign: Comes across as easy-going and imaginative. Takes a wait and see approach to career, often relying on lucky breaks. Can have a creative flair or concern for the welfare of others. Sensitive, compassionate, kind, tolerant, loving, lovable, romantic.
Typical weaknesses of this Astrology Rising Sign: Indecisive, manipulative, chaotic. May try to be all things to all people. Can be overly dependent on things/people.
This Astrology Rising Sign has Virgo on the Descendant: This position suggests a need to make a clearer distinction between real and imagined ambitions. May attract Virgoan types into their lives to learn about this, and the value of other things like being organized, methodical, logical, analytical.