How to find out your rising signs, and what ascendant rising signs reveal about your personality

If you want to know how to figure out your rising sign, you’re not alone. In this article, we’ll show you exactly how to find out your rising signs using a birth chart, and how they relate to your sun sign and moon sign. Ready? Let’s find out how to find your rising sign!

The rising sign, or ascendant sign, refers to the sign that is “rising” or on the Eastern horizon at the time of birth. Along with your sun sign and moon sign, the rising sign sets up the rest of your astrological structure, the twelve sectors that relate to important areas of your life – and determines where planets and other points fall in a birth chart. This is why knowing your exact birth time is so important to Astrologers when they want to calculate rising signs for you.

Most predictive work relies more heavily on houses, and these are determined by your time of birth – a lot than most people realize. Even weekly horoscopes and monthly forecasts are written more from an ascendant sign perspective than a sun sign and moon sign perspective (and that’s not even to mention the moon rising sign or air sign!).

But the big question remains about exactly how to figure out your rising sign… So let’s move on.

How to find out your rising signs when you know the time you were born.

There are both complicated and easy methods to work out your rising sign… in this part of the internet, we like to keep things simple. So if you know what time you were born and want to know how to figure out your rising sign without having to study for years and years, have a look at the chart below.

how to find out your rising signs


How to find out your rising signs using the chart is simple… locate your Sun sign (your “normal star sign) in the left column and your birth time in the top row, then find where the row and column meet… that’s your birth chart ascendant sign. For example, someone born on 5th August at 5:20 p.m. would be Aquarius rising Leo sun. Someone born on February 10th at 8:30 a.m. would be Taurus rising Aquarius sun, and so on.

How to find out your rising signs when you DON’T know the time you were born.

If you don’t know what time you were born, unfortunately, there isn’t an easy way how to figure out your rising sign. You need to get the best guess at your time of birth. In most countries you can request a long-form birth certificate to get this information, so all is not lost!

Now that you have the knowledge of how to find rising sign ascendant, sun sign and moon sign [link], you need to know what that means for you and your life!

What to Know About Rising Signs

In astrology, your rising sign represents how you approach the world. It’s the first impression people get of you and how you put yourself out there to the world. Your rising sign represents your personality, physical appearance, and limitations. 

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Let’s explore each of the 12 rising signs in a little more detail:

aries rising sign

Aries Rising

People with Aries rising love to dive into things. They’re enthusiastic and dynamic, but not always the best at finishing projects. They can be impulsive and impatient, which can lead to losing steam or getting bored if something becomes tedious or boring. They love new ventures but are not the most organized or detail-oriented people. When the Aries person is excited about something, he or she will jump right in. The Aries person tends to act first and think later. This is because of their natural instincts, which are generally very good. Their Mars sign and house placement further define this.

taurus rising sign

Taurus Rising

If you’re born under Taurus, you tend to be more slow-moving. You’re practical, sensuous, and a lover of quality over quantity. You like to take your time easing into things — and that includes relationships. You can be infinitely patient and willing to bide your time rather than rushing in headfirst. They like to experience things with all five senses. They can be cool, calm and collected, but when they get mad, it’s time to watch out! They can also be stubborn, possessive and resistant to change. Some may call them lazy, but they prefer to call it rest and relaxation. Venus rules Taurus. Taurus is a fixed sign, so Venus will lead to similar personality traits.

gemini rising sign

Gemini Rising

A Gemini rising gives you a sharp mind and restlessness of spirit. You’re not negative, just busy. There are so many things that interest you that it seems like you don’t have enough time to do them all. Your body frame is slender from all the mental energy you expend. You are the type of person who will always have something to say. You may be the one waiting for others to get the ball rolling in a conversation. You will have many interests and hobbies. Emotionally, you need to connect with your partner on an intellectual level. If you are dating someone with Gemini rising, then learn more about what’s going on in the world and/or find out what interests them and start talking to them about it.

cancer rising sign

Cancer Rising

You are at home with your family. You are nurturing and caregiving. You are soft and caring toward others. For a male with Cancer rising, you can be protective, caring, and emotional. Cancer rising people are often the heart of a family and the glue that holds it together. They are known to be nurturing, helpful, and emotional. Cancer rising people seek partners and homes that will reflect these traits. They have the ability to listen to those around them and give the advice to help them on their way in life.

leo rising sign

Leo Rising

You’re the star of the show. You need to have your spotlight moment in life. Everyone wants to be your best friend, and you’re very popular. You’re a natural leader and have a strong sense of self-worth. You like to make an entrance, and if you can get the crowd to cheer for you, you’ll do it in a heartbeat. You are a generous, open-hearted person. You must be treated like royalty by your partner. If you aren’t, you won’t feel appreciated. It’s obvious that you’re the best. And the best deserve only the best. So, do your best to live up to your Leo-rising character by not being too boastful or arrogant.

virgo rising sign

Virgo Rising

You see the world in a very intellectual way. For you, it’s all about what you want and don’t want in your life. You are always on the lookout for new ways to improve yourself and others around you. For example, you help animals and people who are sick with your knowledge. You need to be needed in some way. So you may wish that your partner meets your needs equally. But you probably won’t do this, and you probably feel like a “giver.” When you’re angry or upset, you may say things out of anger that you don’t really mean. You do it to help the person, but it feels like criticism to them.

libra rising sign

Libra Rising

You must see both sides of a situation, and you do not like to rush into arguments. However, you sometimes open your mouth and argue for something you don’t believe in. This is because you believe it is important to see the entire situation before making a decision or speaking out. Libra rising natives are generally very stylish and love beauty. They enjoy all the little things, such as trips to the salon, hairdressers, and being spoiled by their partner. If you are dating a Libra rising, make sure that you are well dressed; this sign has a need to gaze upon beauty.

scorpio rising sign

Scorpio Rising

If you like deep and meaningful conversations, you should date a Scorpio. They are the detectives of the zodiac and will want to know all your secrets. They are relentless in their search. This may include snooping around to find out what they think you are hiding. Scorpios are intensely loyal and emotional. They are sexy and intense, so people who can handle these traits are lucky to win their hearts. If you want to make them happy, you must act mysterious. They love a good mystery, especially if it has a good ending. And no matter what, you must make sure that the ending is good or they may leave you before you know it.

sagittarius rising sign

Sagittarius Rising

You are a person with a carefree, easy-going nature who is also curious about the world. If you have a Sagittarius ascendant (rising sign), you may feel like you’re living the dream. Sagittarius is a lucky sign that represents curiosity and travel. Those with a Sagittarian ascendant tend to love immersing themselves in foreign cultures, just like you do. People love to be in your presence because you are a breath of fresh air. You have a gift for making others laugh and you can usually find humor in almost any situation. With you, people can forget about their everyday concerns and just have fun. If you can laugh at yourself, then others will follow suit and also laugh along with you.

capricorn rising sign

Capricorn Rising

As a Capricorn, you are very particular about your looks. You hold yourself well into old age when others are thinking about slowing down. But you are ready to have some fun. You’re not like the others. Capricorns have an aura of seriousness that can be hard to penetrate. This seriousness propels you forward and can lead to success, but it can also leave you lonely if you make success your only goal in life. This seriousness seems to lift as Capricorn ascendants grow older, but it takes time for them to loosen up.

aquarius rising sign

Aquarius Rising

The Aquarius rising… a little bit out there at times, sometimes with ideas way before everyone else, you place friendship high on your list of priorities. You are a fighter for a cause but others may find you standoffish because you get to know people first before allowing them to get close to you. Aquarians are blessed with a sense of beauty. They are hard to understand, but their minds are sharp and quick. Aquarians are also very good at understanding complex ideas that are ahead of their time. A person who wishes to be your partner should keep in mind the fact that you found love through friendship and friendship through love. In other words, a relationship is built on trust.

pisces rising sign

Pisces Rising

Your gift is your ability to be other-centred. You have a healing presence, but you need to manage your boundaries. If you can do that, you can use this gift to help others. But if you don’t protect yourself, you may lose yourself in helping others. If you are a Pisces, take time to relax. Do so often, and try to spend time alone. You will be intrigued by creative endeavours, the arts, and psychic matters. If you are a Pisces, you could even be a natural psychic – a lot of Pisces descendants seem to have the ability to read other people well!

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