What Your Rising Sign Says About You
June 13, 2024 10 min read

What Your Rising Sign Says About You

By Lady Saoirse

Many will ask “ What is my Sun Sign'' and learn nothing else about what is on their personal Birth Chart. Okay, some will find out their Sun and Moon Signs, and look no further, however, there are so many other things to learn about yourself if you cast your full Birth Chart and learn what everything on it means about you. One very good thing to ask beyond what is your Sun Sign is what is your Ascendant Sign? Of course, there are more things to learn than just that, but today, you can join us at Mysticsense as we learn what a Rising Sign is and what it means to you.

What is a Rising Sign?

“What is my Ascending Sign, or Ascendant Sign?” and “What is the Rising Sign to begin with?” Also called a Rising Sign, it is said your Sun Sign which is based on date of birth is your personal identity but your Ascendant Sign is calculated by your exact time of birth down to the minute combined with your exact location of birth. The Ascendant Sign is characterized as your social self because it is how we present ourselves and how others perceive us. It combines with our Sun Signs to create aspects of personality and mannerisms. The Rising Sign is the sign rising above the Earth at the moment of birth, and it is said to be what was rising when we took our initial breaths, and our soul entered us and we became who we are.

Before we go any further, if you have not already, you can cast your Birth Chart for free here: Free Astrology Birth Chart Report (cafeastrology.com)

What’s My Rising Sign?

What’s My Rising Sign?

“What are my Rising Signs personality traits, and what’s my Rising Sign making me do?” is the next thing to ask after getting the answer to “What is my Rising Sign?” Your next question will be “What does my Rising Sign mean?” Some would say to learn the basic elemental meanings of signs and that will tell you all you need to know. The elements of signs are fire, earth, air, and water. You can simplify to ask “What is my Ascending Sign element and what does that element mean?” The Fire Signs are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius while the Earth Signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Then the Air Signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius and the Water Signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.

Each of the Fire Ascendant Signs tend to have strong lifeforce and vitality, able to withstand adversity as well as being high energy, and can be impulsive and change their minds quickly. They are natural born leaders and are not cut out to be followers. Earth Ascendant Signs are independent, but cautious, conservative, and deliberate in their actions. They are reliable and can be stubborn as well. Air Ascendant Signs are intellectually driven and can be agreeable and kindly as well as talented in the arts, intellectual and scholarly pursuits, and are highly sociable. The Water Ascendant Signs have powerful empathic and psychic abilities and are highly supportive and emotionally inclined. Water Signs are flexible to change, and they can be timid and self-isolate for self-preservation.

You can certainly look at what element you are to see what is your Ascendant Sign’s meaning, but if you want to know what each individual sign brings to that, you can explore your individual sign. What is your Rising Sign’s meaning combined with your Sun Sign? They combine to show how you behave and how others view you. So, a Sun in Libra with a Leo Ascendant will be somebody who is good at harmonizing with others, but who is not afraid to be in the spotlight. This combination can make you good at public speaking and sales because you will be good at communicating with strangers and crowds. Read on to learn what the Ascendant Signs traits are and read about each of the Sun Signs as well in the links provided.

Aries Rising

If your Ascendant is Aries, you are a man or woman of action. You are not afraid to leap before you look, and you are known as an ingenious, enterprising individual. People know you are not afraid to take risks and you know that somebody has to take chances to get the ball rolling on new things. You are not necessarily as good at finishing projects as you are at starting them, but that’s okay because you were born to lead, and you can select people to add to your team who will help see things through. You can be impulsive, quick to anger, and your ambition knows no bounds. You are straightforward in how you speak to others, and although you can sometimes get angry fast, you seldom hold grudges.

If you are an Aries Sun Sign and you want to know what’s your Sign meaning, read here: Aries Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility

Taurus Rising

Those with a Taurus Ascendant are reliable, and resistant to change. That’s not because they want to be a pain, it’s just that they have figured out how they feel things are best, so they want to stick with what they know. They have amazing loyalty and will stick by the people they love and keep on the teams and projects they dedicate to with single pointed determination few others possess. They can cross over to unbudging stubbornness and can be biased and will refuse to listen to another viewpoint when they feel like it. Anger can overtake them, and they can overindulge too much in whatever it is they enjoy. They will be highly protective and generous with those they love.

Gemini Rising

While people with a Gemini Rising Sign love their friends and social circles, they can be shy at times, and introverted. They are highly intellectual individuals who live to learn and are very fast learners, studying all their lives. They tend to have a pleasant disposition and are kind hearted and care deeply about others. Even the shyer Gemini Rising folk have a quick wit and can be the life of the party, knowing how to entertain friends and even groups when the occasion calls for it. These folks value their freedom, even if they have significant others, and won’t smother their loved ones. They admire the arts even if they do not excel in them and have a great appreciation for the written word.

To learn all about Gemini Sun Signs see here: Gemini Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility

Cancer Rising

People with Cancer Rising come across as approachable, kind people who are humble and sympathetic. They can be terribly shy, having retreated into themselves, or take quite well to being popular in a public life. They form strong bonds with family and close friends and seek security in life. They also seek reliability from the people they form relationships with and will be cautious with money to assure they have all they need. Don’t worry about them blowing money however, because they like material things and will sacrifice whatever they have to in order to assure financial stability.

Leo Rising

These people can be very straightforward and honest in their communications, which can be off putting to more timid people, but you don’t have to question their honesty or trustworthiness. People with a Leo Rising are quite ambitious and seem to fear nothing. Their willpower and drive make them see things through to the end, and on teams, they can be the people who get things accomplished. They appreciate credit for their accomplishments and take pride in all they do and have no tolerance for being disrespected or disregarded. They come across as generous, trustworthy, and cheerful.

To learn more about the Leo Sun Sign, see here: Leo Traits and Love Compatibility

Virgo Rising

People with Virgo Rising may come across as snooty, but they don’t mean to. They are highly analytical individuals and just need time to observe people and situations before they get comfortable with them. It may take them a while to decide things, but they always make precise decisions once they gather all the information they need to do so. They can be very quiet, listening more than they speak, and they are taking everything in, because their active mind is thoughtfully considering everything. They are focused on learning and using their brains, but they tend to notice small details many don’t, which also makes them highly sympathetic individuals who reach out to those in need of help.

Libra Rising

People with a Libra Ascendant Sign are charismatic people who unintentionally draw people to them with their beautiful personalities and good nature. This is in their favor, because they don’t do especially well alone, and are drawn to smart, energetic people although they don’t mind a lighthearted squabble every now and then. They are highly persuasive people who are outstanding mediators who seem to know just how to accommodate everyone. They have a soft touch and easy demeanor that puts people at ease and makes people want to be around them. They attract so many new people, they can find themselves leaving a lot of new relationships that are only meant to be temporary.

To learn more about the Sun Sign for Libra, see here: Libra Traits and Love Compatibility 

Scorpio Rising

People with a Scorpio Rising Sign have a powerful presence many immediately respect and some even fear. Indeed, their anger flares when they feel prodded and they can be impulsive and hold strong viewpoints. They are nearly impossible to sway once they have made their mind up about something, and they have unbreakable will that is difficult to impose upon. They can be highly secretive, even paranoid, and they will be watching things, carefully observing people and situations, which gives them uncanny insight that is highly accurate. They can be hardworking and focused on things they are interested in but they pretty much don’t bother to apply themselves to things they find boring or pointless.

Sagittarius Rising

Highly energetic and adventurous, people with Sagittarius as their Rising Sign can be downright unsettled because of their need to constantly stay moving and experiencing new things. They love traveling to faraway places as well as traveling closer to home and love to stay physically active doing things like athletics or dancing. They have a phenomenal sense of humor and seem to be able to keep a lighthearted outlook even in the worst of times, often making others feel better when they are down. They can be highly generous and devoted to friends. They speak their minds and love sharing all of their opinions with people.

To read about Sun in Sagittarius, see here: Sagittarius Traits and Love Compatibility

Capricorn Rising

People with a Capricorn Rising Sign get things done through slow and steady hard work as opposed to getting instant results and they are excellent at organizing and management. They are focused on financial gain and seek to make themselves secure and comfortable to the point they want to acquire plenty of wealth, not just save for a rainy day. They might make success look like it was effortless for them, but often these folks have been hard workers all of their lives, and have not been handed any advantages, let alone given any breaks. They don’t just look out for themselves, however, as they are always watching over loved ones who they protect and support for as long as they can.

Aquarius Rising

People with an Aquarius Rising Sign are humanists who seek to make the World a better place. They are often educated in psychic or occult disciplines, and they give excellent advice. Like those with Suns in Aquarius, these people are inventive and chock full of new, brilliant ideas nobody else ever thought of. They are surrounded by a lot of friends and followers who are thankful for all the good things they do to help. They are very friendly people who can talk to pretty much anybody and they are not easy to shock as they are very open minded and accepting of many diverse types of people.

To read about Aquarian Sun Signs see here: Aquarius Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility

Pisces Rising

Pisces Rising Sign people are seen as highly changeable individuals and that’s simply because they are. They can not really be labeled because they are easily impressionable and receptive to doing things differently. They are highly understanding and empathic people who are very affectionate and have a high emotional intelligence who inspire others with their desire to reach for their dreams. They can be shy and private, but they open up to the people who are right for them quite easily. Pisces Rising gives these people a desire to not make decisions that would confine them or limit their options or freedom, and they enjoy having the flexibility to change their minds as they see fit.

When people ask about who you are, telling them the Sun Sign ascribed at birth, your Rising Sign’s meaning, and all the other elements of signs and their meanings on your Birth Chart might not be the first thing out of your mouth. However, learning all on your Birth Chart will help you to understand how you are and why you are that way. Asking “What’s my Ascendant Sign?” is just one question you can answer to learn all of that. You are a one of a unique individual and casting your Birth Chart and reading all about yourself will help you and your loved ones understand everything about wonderful you.

Would you like to know about your love life, your career, or even your personal lifepath? There are hundreds of psychic advisors just waiting to get a call from you today. To ask about love, relationships, personal enrichment, or what the future holds, start a call with a Psychic today! 

About the Author: Lady Saoirse has studied magic and lore for most of her life but started walking her own Magical Path after being spiritually reborn in the desert. Today she is a High Priestess for The Temple of the Goddess, she is a psychic advisor and spiritual counselor, she shares her gifts as a Psychic and Content Writer for Spiritual Blossom, and she writes for The Green Egg. She has written for Mysticsense and PaganPagesOrg emag.