"Because your rising sign defines where all the houses or regions of life are built up in your birth chart, reading for your rising sign offers your horoscopes a dead-on precision that you just can't obtain from sun signs." -Richard N. Haller.
The rising sign is one of the most important points in an individual's chart. It not only indicates what time of day it is when one wakes up but also what part of the world one is born in. One's career, marital status, and even whether or not one has children may be indicated by the rising sign. Astrologers believe that the moment of birth determines a person's unique set of traits, experiences, interests, and abilities. No two people are exactly alike, and the same is true for animals and plants. The only thing we can say about someone's birth chart is that it shows the planets at which they were born and how they relate to each other at the time of their birth.
The rising sign is determined by looking at where the Sun is in Capricorn when it comes out of the last bit of night and begins its ascent into morning. If one was born at midnight then one's rising sign is Capricorn; if one was born at 6am then one's rising sign is Aquarius. One cannot be born during a full moon as this would hide one's rising sign until after it was determined.
It's time to start reading your horoscope for your rising sign as well as your sun sign (aka your regular ol' zodiac sign), since you'll likely find it to be a lot more accurate. The roman astrologers who created our current system of 12 constellations didn't know anything about human anatomy or physiology, so they had to make assumptions based on the position of the stars at birth. They assumed that humans will behave like animals in the constellation in which they were born. For example, people born under the sign of Taurus are supposed to be loyal and faithful to their relationships, just like cows. This idea has been used by fortune-tellers for centuries.
Nowadays, scientists have discovered many differences between us and other animals, including behavioral traits such as love and hate. So using animal behavior as a guide for predicting human behavior is very inaccurate. But even if we stopped trying to explain human behavior with astrology, there are still several reasons why reading your horoscope for your rising sign is useful. First of all, it can give you an insight into how this particular person is thinking and what matters to them. It can also help you understand where they might be coming from when they do certain things - for example, if someone is acting cold toward you but they're actually suffering with low self-esteem, this might not be obvious to them.
Why Should You Read Your Horoscope Using Your Rising Sign? Your sun sign reflects your essence; your moon sign represents your inner, emotional self; and your rising sign represents how you present yourself in the world, particularly to others. Reading your horoscope using your rising sign can help explain who you are at a deeper level. It can also reveal patterns that may influence how you act today or what situations you find yourself in tomorrow.
Your sun sign is the major factor in determining what type of personality you possess. Your rising sign changes this equation slightly: it is the minor factor but one that is still very important. Your sun sign determines where you were born and what house you belong to when playing the tarot. It also has a huge impact on what types of relationships you are likely to have. Knowing these things about yourself can help you understand why you do the things you do and what motivations drive you.
For example, if you're born under the sign of Aries, then you are known for being independent and courageous. This means that you would be a good leader because you could look after those below you while still going wherever your mind desires. If you were born with the sun in Taurus, then you are loyal and stable, two qualities that people look for in a partner. With Mars as your rising sign, you would find it easy to gain confidence and speak up in front of others.
It's the "first impressions" persona you present to others before they get to know you. So, why not read your horoscope based on your rising sign? The rising sign is also known as your "zodiacal sign."
Here are some general traits associated with each rising sign:
Aries (March 21-April 19): Aries people are often known for their independence and courage. You can be sure arizes will always do whatever they think is right. They like to take risks and have no problem putting themselves out there. You can trust arizes to always follow their instincts.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): Tauruses are very reliable and consistent. They like to stick to a routine and plan ahead. You can count on tauruses to always show up when they say they will. They value loyalty over freedom and love comfort above all else.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): Geminis are curious, intelligent, and versatile. You can trust geminis to give you honest opinions and won't hold back their feelings. They are free thinkers who enjoy a good debate. You can count on geminis to always keep their promises.
Your rising sign is always the sign on the cusp of the first house in your birth chart. This is why it's referred to as a "rising sign," since it was the sign rising on the eastern horizon at the moment of your birth. It's impossible to overlook. The Moon is always within half signs of the planets that define its exaltation.
The first house represents your physical body and any material possessions you may have. Thus, it is natural that this house would be significant in choosing a residence. In addition, the first house indicates how you perceive yourself and your position in life. If yours is a strong, healthy-appearing body, with no apparent disabilities, then you are satisfied with what you have to offer the world. Otherwise, you would not be reading these words! On the other hand, if your physical presence is weak or diseased, there is a good chance you will not want to live in your first house.
The first house also includes whatever you possess materially. So if you're rich, famous, or both, this would definitely affect where you choose to live. As for everyone else, it's probably not going to matter too much unless they are in your particular line of work. For example, if you're a doctor or nurse, living in the hospital or nursing home is likely to be important to you because that's where most of your patients will be found.
If you don't know the time you were born, use 12:00 p.m. (noon) and the place where you were born. The Rising Sign is the sign that falls on the cusp of the first house in your personal horoscope. This is your public face, how people perceive you, and your astrological mask. The Rising Sign is important because it reveals much about your nature. It indicates whether you are a morning or evening person and if you are a man or woman. Your Rising Sign also tells us what kind of personality we have, whether we are active or passive, ambitious or humble.
For example, if you were born between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., the Rising Sign for you is Aries. Aries people are said to be brave, courageous, energetic, and dynamic. They like to take charge and often act as leaders. In order to understand your own Rising Sign, look up your birth data on our page and consult the corresponding table. Then simply compare the values of the planets involved with this sign in your chart to the values listed next to Aries. If there's a planet which matches more than one value, you can make a guess by looking at other signs too.
You can also calculate your own Rising Sign based on the date and time you were born.