The Ascendant is an essential element of your natal chart, indicating the sign rising on the eastern horizon at the time of your birth (this is why it is sometimes called the rising sign).
It is also known as the First House in your chart. The First House is the House of the Self. It is “home” to your personality, character, manners, style, temperament, and (in classical astrology) physical characteristics.
Calculate Your Rising Sign
What is you Rising (ascendant) sign? In order to calculate your ascendant, you need to know your birth details: place, date, and time.
It is important to know the specific time when you were born, or it is impossible to precisely determine your ascendant and know the abilities and skills you should use in order to adapt the best possible behavior to meet your goals.
Thanks to your ascendant, you will then know precisely what other people see in you and what they think about you. As a consequence, you will have a clear vision of how you should behave and communicate with other people.
The 12 Ascendant (Rising) Signs
You need to know your astrological sign and ascendant precisely in order to better know yourself. You might be convinced that you do not have some merits or fail to recognize yourself in the portrait you will read below.