Our sun sign, moon sign, and rising (or ascending) sign make up the big three of our natal chart. Each of them is a distinct field of awareness that has a significant impact on how you conduct your life. They are:
Sun Sign: The zodiac sign in which your Sun is located at birth. This is the primary source of influence in your chart, since it determines what traits you possess as well as how you express these traits.
Moon Sign: The zodiac sign in which your Moon is located at birth. This influence is just as important as the sun sign, though not to the same extent. It affects how you feel about yourself and others, as well as how you react to stressors in your daily life.
Rising Sign: The zodiac sign in which your Rising occurs. The rising sign influences how you approach daily activities such as waking up and going to sleep, eating meals, attending classes, etc. It also affects how you respond to events and people outside of your immediate environment.
All three parts of your natal chart influence the way you conduct yourself throughout your lifetime. However, due to their different levels of intensity, they can also affect you to different degrees at different times.
While it's preferable to engage with an astrologer one-on-one to translate and better comprehend the specific details of your astrological DNA, a quick glance at your natal chart will show your "big three," your sun sign, moon sign, and rising sign (or ascendant). These correspond to the three major factors in any person's personality: solar energy, lunar energy, and elemental energy.
The sun is the source of solar energy and represents your individual nature. The moon is the source of lunar energy and reflects on your soul like a mirror. The ascendant is the source of elemental energy and manifests as your personal magnetism or charisma.
Your sun sign is determined by where you were born, which planet was positioned closest to the area of the Earth where you lived. Your sun sign determines what traits you possess, such as being honest or not, serious or not, hardworking or not. It can also indicate whether you are a man or woman, whether you are extroverted or introverted, and many other characteristics about yourself and your place in the world.
Your moon sign is determined by which direction the Moon is moving when you were born. If the Moon is going down when you were born, then you are a moonlight sign. If it's going up, then you are a morning glory sign. There are 12 moon signs, each with its own unique qualities and traits.
Your "Big 3" in astrology are your Sun, Moon, and Ascendant. Each of these placements, together with the other planets in your horoscope, governs a different part of your personality and life. Your Leo Sun sign position indicates where you're most like to find courage, pride, enthusiasm, and ambition. Your Leo Moon sign position indicates how you process information and make decisions. The Ascendant is the point on your birth chart that determines which direction your life will generally be moving as you progress through adulthood. This influence may change over time as your life changes, but it is always present.
Leo's sun sign is the lion. It is the sign that rules Aries, the first zodiac sign. Libras are known for their strength of character, determination, and passion. They are also known for their devotion to their loved ones. Leos are courageous and proud. They can be arrogant at times too although this isn't evident right away. They are enthusiastic about life and love deeply. They are also known for their talent in music, art, and sports.
Leo's moon sign is the wolf. Wolves are loyal to a fault and very protective of those they love. They are determined and strong-willed and don't take no for an answer.