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Astrology - The Acendant or Rising Sign

It is clearly evident that most events of a widespread nature draw their causes from the enveloping heavens.

Claudius Ptolemy

Astrology Chart
Chart showing the midheaven or medium coeli, the Imum Coeli and Ascendant
Astrological symbol or glyph for the sun The Sun is in Sagittarius Astrology symbol for Sagittarius, one of the Zodiac Signs

The Moon is: Waning Crescent

When calculating a chart, the Acendant is calculated (which gives the outer personality of the subject) and opposite to this exists the Descendant.

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The most important piece of information for the calculation of a Birth Chart (Horoscope) is the Sign that is rising from the eastern horizon at the time of birth. This is called the Ascendant or "Rising" Sign and is why Astrologers ask for the time and place of birth of an individual as well as the date

Astrologers, when composing a Chart, assume that the Earth is a fixed point and that all other cosmic bodies revolve around it.

This is then applied to the Horoscope and the main circle of the Chart is divided into 12 portions. Each portion becomes a "House" and, using the Equal House system, is of two hours duration. The Ascendant or "Rising" Sign is the entry point to the First House - The Starting Point.

The Outer and Inner Self

The Ascendant or "Rising" Sign reveals the way we feel and portray ourselves, it is the "Outer" personality, how we are seen by others and gives insight into an individual's approach to life. With the "Rising" sign changing every two hours or so, it can be seen why even twins born very shortly apart can have two seemingly different personalities, as they could quite easily have two different Ascendants.

As the "Rising" sign governs the first house, the "Ruling Planet" of that sign becomes the ruler of the Horoscope.

In the interpretation of any Chart, the "Rising" sign or Ascendant, the "Sun" sign and the "Moon" sign are the three most important elements.

So if you find that you're a Libran but Capricorn seems more 'you' it's probably your ascendant that's the reason. The only way to use astrology to really discover the real you is to calculate the chart based on your birthdate, place and preferably time.

Each astrological chart and the interpretation is derived from various elements - find out more on these components below:

The Astrological Ascendant

The Midheaven or Medium Coeli in Astrology

The Elements and Qualities in Astrology

The Aspects in Astrology

The Houses in Astrology

The Zodiac Signs

The Planets in Astrology

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