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or rising sign is the sign of the zodiac which appears on the Eastern Horizon
as seen from the place and time of birth. A sign changes approximately every
2 hours. The exact birth time is important to accurately calculate a chart.
Each 4 minutes off from the correct birth time will change your ascendant by
one degree. There are 24 hours in a day, thus the 12 signs.The following graph
is a quick way to find your ascendant based on your Sun sign and your time of
Depending on your birth location, your Ascendant may be immediately before or after the Ascendant given for your birth time. Remember for Daylight Savings time, subtract 1 hour from your birth time.In India we do not have any daylight saving time.The following calculation is done for Tropical ('Sayan') Zodiac.
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The Aries Ascendant endows you with robust health, courage and daring. You will shrink from nothing, dare to undertake anything and stick to it through thick and thin. You do not like to be in an inferior position but wish to be at the head of the pack. There is a tendency to be impulsive and you are capable of violent outbursts without too much provocation. Inherent leadership potential and unlimited energy for action can bring much success if applied correctly - you need to be more decisive and less vague. Qualities lacking to some degree, which may be found in you partner, are courteousness, sympathy for others, a dislike of unpleasantness and a feeling for justice.
Aries on the ascendant shows a person who quickly moves from thought to action without thinking through to the possible outcomes. You are aggressive, competitive and don't waste any time getting started once you have an idea. You are impatient and outspoken. However, your enthusiasm doesn't always see things through to completion before you jump to the next idea; especially if things don't turn out as you intended. You are also very athletic and extremely competitive, always out to prove yourself. Be careful though because Aries are prone to head injuries.
The Taurus Ascendant endows you with practicality, self-assertion diplomacy and an affable disposition. You are quiet natured and not easily roused to temper. However, once your passion is roused you can be very dangerous - the raging bull. There is a tendency to laziness and an over attachment to material values. Qualities lacking to some degree, which may be found in your partner are aggressiveness, sympathy for others, passion, energy and a capacity for sustained work.
Taurus on the ascendant makes you graceful, affectionate, and a lover of the good life - good food, good sex, and a nice home to live in. You are very easy going until pushed, and then the bull shows, unreasonable, often with an uncontrollable temper ! There is often a talent towards singing or at least public speaking. A Taurus ascendant can also make you overindulge, that's what Venus loves to do, and can often cause a weight problem since you tend to be lazy. That favorite easy chair or futon is just the place you relax - and easily fall asleep on.
The Gemini Ascendant endows you with an inquiring nature fond of study and intellectual debate. An inner restlessness keeps you perpetually employed in research or other work. The danger lies in overstrain, the exacting of too much from body and spirit. You can on occasion be irritable and downright rude. Qualities lacking to some degree, which may be found in your partner are generosity, honesty of purpose and true wisdom.
Gemini on the ascendant makes you witty and clever, but also high strung and quickly bored. You love a lot of action around you and can keep up where others would quickly fall behind. Even in the middle of chaos, you will know where everything is and what's going on around you. The more hustle and bustle the better. Geminis have to communicate and like good reporters and writers. Since Geminis are so high strung, they often have two jobs. Physically you are trim since you burn off so much nervous energy. Like a hummingbird flitting from flower to flower as quickly as possible to get the job done and moving to the next, remember to take a moment to smell phe flower and enjoy the colors. You like a fast-paced life, but don't let it pass you by.
The Cancer Ascendant endows you with a sympathetic, idealistic and sensitive nature capable of much emotional warmth. There is a need for domesticity and a happily family life where your nurturing quality can find expression. Emotional experiences are all important and on occasion they may dominate your life, for better of for worse. A shy, sensitive and timid nature makes you vulnerable to emotional pain. Other dangers are moodiness, fantasising, restlessness and a predisposition to hypochondria. Qualaties lacking to some degree, which may be found in your partner are practicality, perseverance and ambition.
Cancer on the ascendant makes you moody, like the ocean tides, changing often. Since Cancer is rulyd by the moon, you are also very protective of yourself and others. You are probably the mother of your circle of friends. You are also easily influenced by the energies that surround you since you are psychic - even though you may not realize it or even allow yourself to tune into it. In fact, you probably draw into your shell, like a crab, protecting yourself whenever you may feel threatened. If you find yourself around negative people or an a negative situation , leave !!! You are very vulnerable and it is best to be with those who are a positive influence on you and will not abuse your shyness or take you for granted. Your mood swings can be so overpowering that it is easy for you to be at the height of elation at the beginning of the day, and in great despair and depression by the end of the day. Keep you moods swings in check.
A Leo Ascendant endows you with courage, kindness and an air of authority. Friends find you courteous and generous. Yet on occasion you may allow uncertainty, conceit or inaccessibility to spoil your social image. Impulsiveness is a further danger. Qualities lacking to some degree, which may be found in your partner are originality, intuitive wisdom and a true universal love for mankind.
Leo on the ascendant makes you proud, courageous and generous. You carry yourself in a manner that commands respect. You are not arrogant (unless your ascendant is afflicted and makes you pompous) and your sunny disposition makes you have a large circle of friends. You are popularity. You have a quick temper, but usually one loud roar, and all is forgiven and forgotten. You do not hold a grudge. You are loyal to your friends and even if you rose to the very top of stardom, you would not forget your old pals. Your flair for the dramatic would make you a good actor/actress. Be careful though because you are so sure of yourself, it's easy to forget your limitations. We all have them. These are not faults, just where you need to draw the line between courage and carelessness.
A Virgo Ascendant endows you with an unemotional, self-reliant, calm, intelligent, inventive, and systematic approach to life. You have a sound business sense and a good eye for detail. An overly critical attitude; egoism and coldness towards others may be the negative traits. Qualities lacking to some degree, which may be found in your partner are sensitivity, imagination and humility.
Virgo on the ascendant makes you very methodical and systematic in all of your affairs. You are extremely thorough and take care of every last detail. If not careful,this can make you too picky and find that this nitpicking makes you lose sight of the overall picture. The tiny loose thread that you pull on will totally en gross you until the entire length of thread has been pulled out and you now have a jacket without a sleeve and the entire lining is loose. You can easily become a workaholic so remember to put aside time in your daily reminder for yourself. Virgo's are never mean, even when they criticize, and are usually very good-looking. Virgo's make excellent researchers, a teacher or a statistician.
A Libra Ascendant endows you with a courteous, kind, honest and sensitive disposition with a strong sense of justice. You strive for the beautiful and more refined things of life and will evade unpleasantness at all costs. Apathy, lack of perseverance and emotional fragility are the dangers. Occasionally good music, rest and seclusion are needed to restore inner equilibrium. Qualities lacking to some degree, which may be found in your partner are will-power, daring, assertiveness and courage.
Libra on the ascendant makes you good at debating without provoking a fight. There are more lawyers and diplomats than any other sign with a Libra ascendant or a Libra sun. You like to keep yourself and your surroundings neat and orderly. You are gracious, sociable and diplomatic. Your diplomacy is a great asset, however remember to speak the truth and not say what you think others want to hear. You are often afraid to make waves thus changing the status- quo and creating a temporary imbalance. Remember the scales of justice need to be tipped just the tiniest bit every so often to make sure that they are accurate. Also, remember that it's o.k. to show others assertiveness - don't wait for someone to promote you, you are worth it to toss your name in with the others seeking higher positions. Don't take a back seat to those pushy Arians!
A Scorpio Ascendant endows you with strong willpower, much physical energy, passion, determination and deep emotions. You look after your friends and go out of your way to help those in need. Although you can be very rude on occasion, you also have a predisposition to jealousy. Qualities lacking to some degree, which may be found in your partner are self-reliance, efficiency in practical matters and diplomacy.
Scorpio on the ascendant makes you deeply emotional, yet you very rarely show any emotions, very mysterious because you don't let people into your innermost thoughts, and boy oh boy are you vindictive! Don't ever cross a Scorpio. A Capricorn will wait an eternity to see you fall from graces, but a Scorpio will push you off the hill and be there waiting to see you land flat on your face. You are so secretive that you don't brag, this will make others unsure if you actually set them up for the fall or not. Scorpios are suspicious of everyone, in control of every situation and are rarely caught off guard. You usually get exactly what you want. You are protected by your tough exterior and when the going gets tough, you are the one who will get the job done, come hell or high water, and don't let anyone tell you that you can't !!. You will find anyone's weakest point and blind side them with that mighty Scorpio sting. When the dust has settled, you will still be standing. Count on it !
A Sagittarius Ascendant endows you with optimism, enthusiasm for life, good humour and tolerance for others. There may be love of travel and a desire for higher education and religious or philosophical study. On occasion you are inclined to be irritable, impulsive and combative. Qualities lacking to some degree, which may be found in your partner are versatility of mind and a non-conformist/non-dogmatic approach to life.
Sagittarius on the ascendant makes you friendly and free loving so that you can take everyone and everything for granted. If your friends were there for you, remember to return the favor. Sagittarians don't like to listen to negative people or have to deal with their problems. You are quick to brush people off without a second thought. You don't want to deal with your problems, never mind someone else's. You would tell your friend who has the problem to just forget it and it will go away! You are very blunt and your speech is direct and to the point. Sagittarians are nature lovers and great philosophers. You can easily assimilate complex situations, but mundane details bore you. You probably have large open spaces for your home and your office. You hate restrictions of any kind. In fact if a partner is suspicious or jealous, they will not last long with you. You love to travel and if you feel any threat to your freedom, you may just not return from that trip for a long time!
A Capricorn Ascendant endows you with the ability, tact and talent to cope with serious practical issues responsibly. There is a capacity for hard work and in time you will acquire a self-disciplined and methodical approach to life's problems. You are ambitious and have desires for power and social status. Providing you do not allow a negative, pessimist and on occasion, depressive attitude to cloud your judgement social success will ultimately be achieved. Qualities lacking to some degree, which may be found in your partner are sensitivity to the problems of others and emotional warmth.
Capricorn on the ascendant makes you serious, responsible and patient. You are very ambitious, yet the amount of money you make means less to you than the degrees of achievement you have earned. You are a perfectionist always keeping yourself in check. People may think that you are a snob, but you are actually very shy. You probably inherited the task of caring for younger siblings who were allowed to play while you worked and studied. You often feel unappreciated yet unworthy of fun. Even as a child you felt older and were treated older than your years. Your patience will pay off in climbing the corporate ladder, for any setbacks make you even more determined, and you do not give up; you are not easily discouraged. You come across as being coldhearted, even to those who are close to you. You just don't get all mushy. Remember that even though you don't have to jump and shout to the world your feelings for someone, they would appreciate hearing it from you. Especially your children.
An Aquarius Ascendant endows you with idealism, sociability, sympathy and a magnetic social presence. Friends are all important as you believe strongly in the brotherhood of man concept. There is an innate need to study the more profound aspects of life - metaphysics may attract. On occasion, others may view you as a little eccentric and changeable. Qualities lacking to some degree, which may be found in your partner are self-confidence and courage.
Aquarius on the ascendant makes you unique. Ruled by unpredictable Uranus, you are independent, ingenious, detached, creative and very spontaneous. You act on a spur of the moment, on a let's go here now basis. It is captivating to some and very confusing to others. Aquarians are humanitarians, friendly to all, but seem cool and distant. You treat everyone equally. Remember that the kindness you show to others, when reciprocated, should be graciously accepted. Do not push others away. There is a difference between independence and isolation. At work, you enjoy being your own boss. You are stubborn and don't like being told what to do. You would be much more productive if allowed to do things your own way. You have a creative and scientific mind and would do well in technology, the airline industry or as the administrator for a charity. There you could really shine.
A Pisces Ascendant endows you with sensitivity, gentleness, sympathy for others, artistic ability and a harmonious disposition. You enjoy peace and seclusion and the more simple things of life. Others may take advantage of your kind and self-sacrificing nature. On occasion you can be lazy, wasteful and dreamy wishing to escape the harsh realities of life. Qualities lacking to some degree, which may be found in your partner are self-reliance, practicality and a calm, intelligent approach to life's problems.
Pisces on the ascendant makes you extremely imaginative. You are the daydreamer of the zodiac. You are the romantic poet, the crooning singer, the dramatic actor, or the fashion designer. Whatever you choose to do, it is creating something beautiful. Since you are terrible at organizing your thoughts as well as finances, it may be wise to hire an accountant. Pisceans also make excellent nurses, counsellors and religious followers. Do not let others take advantage of you though; you are a soft touch and could easily be persuaded to donate all of your money, or to be bullied by others. You react to unkind words and even tragedy's on the news affect you so much that you can become ill. You are quick to find the easy way to cope, the bottle of pills, the bottle of alcohol, overeating, etc. If you feel ill, Pisceans respond amazingly well to holistic healing as an alternative to prescribed medications. Since Pisces rules the feet, it is very important to have comfortable shoes and to take care of your feet. Being barefoot appeals to you the most.
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