There can't be more than one ascendant. When you look at your chart, you'll notice a horizontal line running down the centre, which represents your AC and DC. Your rising sign is whatever sign the AC arrow lands into. For example, if your AC is Aries and your DC is Cancer, then your rising sign is Aries.
Since your rising sign rules the part of the zodiac that you were born under, it follows that you can only have one rising sign. However, since planets can change signs every 12 years or so, there have been times when someone has had two different rising signs in a single lifetime. For example, an Aries who's Moon joins with that of a Taurus each time it changes signs will have two Aries rising signs over the course of several decades.
It's also possible to have three rising signs in life but this happens very rarely. If you examine your chart, you should be able to see whether you have three rising signs or not. If you do, then just make sure you don't count them twice!
Finally, there are times when no single sign dominates the chart. In these cases, we say that all signs are present in the chart simultaneously. An example would be when Sun, Moon and Jupiter are all in Aries at the same time.
The majority of people's ascendant figures are incorrect. Sometimes the ascendant sign is wrong by a few degrees, back or forward, but most of the time, someone is a whole other ascendant sign, generally the most prior one. For example, if you look up the ascendant for April 20, you will see that it is Aries. This means that regardless of your birth date, you have always been a Taurus ascendant. Your sun sign is also Taurus.
The astrologer should be aware that there are several different methods used to determine an individual's ascendant sign. Some use only the zodiacal constellations, others include the planets as well. Which method is used depends on which star charts are available. Generally, if you look up your own birth date, then it is using the constellation method. If not, then the planet method is probably being used instead.
It is very common for the sun sign to be different from one's actual ascendant sign. This is because the sun sign represents something about yourself that you are willing to share, while the ascendant sign describes who you are by nature. Since humans are inherently contradictory creatures, your sun sign can't possibly describe you in full. It is safe to say that your sun sign is not entirely accurate.
However, this does not mean that your sun sign is meaningless.
Your ascendant, also known as your rising sign, is always the sign that controls the first house of your zodiac chart (which is where your chart begins). The ascendant is determined by which part of the Earth's surface you were born on. If you were born in the northern hemisphere, then your ascendant is said to be the North Star. Otherwise, it's usually assumed to be the Sun.
The sign that rises with the sun each day is called your rising sign. Your rising sign determines what signs are associated with wealth, health, love, success, and danger. It's also one of the most important factors determining your personality and physical appearance.
There are two ways to determine your rising sign. You can use astrology software or you can use traditional methods. With software, just look up your birth date information on the Internet and this will be listed among other helpful details about yourself. Using software is the easiest method but it's not very accurate. With software, your rising sign will often be incorrect by several degrees!
Here's how to determine your rising sign using traditional methods: Find the sunrise on the day you were born and note when it occurs after midnight. Now, count forward from midnight until you see what sign is rising.
So, for example, if the ascendant sign is Gemini, Mercury will be the chart ruler, and so "set the tone" for the chart in many ways. In addition, the planet nearest to the ascendant, especially located in the first house, is usually called the rising planet and has particular significance in the chart. The rising planet can be either a planet or a moon. It could even be the Sun!
The rising sign is up above the rest on Earth's surface as it rises. It is determined by looking at the position of the Moon, planets, and stars when you look at the sky. The part of the night's sky that we see when the Moon is full is called the lunar horizon. Only the parts of the horizon below the center line are visible because everything else is hidden by the Moon. These areas around the lunar horizon are where you find the signs of the zodiac. If you draw lines from north to south through the constellations, one line going straight down from the North Star (which is always just left of due north) and another line going directly east or west from it, you end up with two circles. The space within these circles is called the zodiac. All the planets except for Saturn, which is too far away, lie within one of these circles. The circle that contains Mars is called the warrior's circle because warriors fight wars everywhere they go.
However, our rising indicators are an important part of our identity, self-image, and outward-facing selves in general. According to astrologer Alby Toribio, "the ascendant in astrology displays your mannerisms, persona, direct personality, and individuality." It is also said that the Ascendant reveals our strengths and weaknesses, what we enjoy most and least about ourselves, and where we see ourselves going in life.
The Ascendant is considered a major point in one's chart. It is the first point in the zodiac that rises as one moves from west to east across the sky. The Ascendant marks the beginning of one's journey as it is the point at which we encounter the world external to us. This point also indicates how we are seen by others - the image we present to the world. It can be seen as our public face or ego identity.
For example, if you look up the ascendants for Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, they are both dominated by their Sun in Aries. This means that they were both aggressive and forward thinking, but also impulsive and lackadaisical. They enjoyed being the center of attention but were often too free with their words. Even though Elizabeth Taylor was born on February 18th, 1911 and Marilyn Monroe on August 5th, 1926, they didn't arrive at the Ascendant until nearly three years after their births.