The soul of the newly born baby is marked for life by the pattern of the stars at the moment it comes into the world, unconsciously remembers it, and remains sensitive to the return of configurations of a similar kind.
you know your Sun sign—but there’s much more to the chart than that! Your rising sign, also called your ascendant, is the sign that was rising over the eastern horizon when you were born.
Ascendant (ASC, Rising Sign) is the eastern point of the horoscope. The sign of Ascendant symbolizes the way a person behaves and influences his surroundings, how he tries to find his identity and with what or with whom he identifies himself. It represents the desire with which we come into the world and that we have to accomplish in our lives.
You need to know your birth time in order to determine your Ascendant. The Ascendant, house cusps, and points derived from these points are the most time-dependent factors in the birth chart. The Ascendant sign changes, on average, every two hours, but this is quite variable depending on how close the birth place is to the equator.
If you are unsure of the sign of your Ascendant, you can determine it by entering your data below in this Ascendant/Rising Sign Calculator: