Weekly Horoscopes & What Your Rising Sign Reveals About You
To calculate your ascendant, also known as the rising sign, you need to know the exact date, hour and location of your birth. With this information you can then either consult an astrologer or input it online at a number of sites which are focus on the field of astrology. Once you know your rising sign, you should then be able to easily learn how it combines with your sun sign. Together, your rising sign and birth signs create what's known as an amalgam which defines your personality in greater detail than only your sun sign alone.
Here is a brief overview of the influences particular signs have when they serve as ascendants in a person's birth chart:
Rising fire signs – Aries, Leo and Sagittarius – will add a layer of competence and energy to a person's manner. People with ascendant fire signs will be friendly, outgoing and easily liked by others.
Rising earth signs – Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn – will make a person seem shy and cautious. These individuals will be tactful and pleasant, and often shy away from leadership positions when interacting with others in a group.
Rising air signs – Gemini, Libra and Aquarius – create sociable but independent individuals. People with ascendant air signs will be friendly, while remaining somewhat detached from their social surroundings.
Rising water signs – Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces – tend to be very introverted and private individuals. These people will be inclined to hide their true feelings from the others in an attempt to protect themselves from the outer world.
From what you may have already surmised, rising signs play their greatest influence on our relationships we have with our surroundings and other people. While the sun sign relates to our true inner selves, it's our ascendant sign that filters our personality as we interact with the world. Or, simply stated, our rising sign defines the first impulsive reaction to the social environment we find ourselves in.
Most astrologers believe that an individual's rising sign is most dominate during their youth. There is a psychological reason why this happens. Since our rising sign often acts as a natural defense mechanism in social situations, we are inclined to rely on it more heavily in our youth. Later on, as we mature and gain more self confidence, our true nature, or birth sign behavior, becomes a more dominant influence in our lives
When it comes to the question of how your rising sign affects the meaning behind, for example, your weekly horoscope, there is no straightforward relationship between the two. Of course, if you have a better understanding of your personality, this makes it easier for you to apply to the predictions you read in your weekly horoscopes.
To put it simply, knowing about your rising sign will help you gain a better understanding of the complex influences in your astrological profile. Then again, when you need some insight into the upcoming week, a weekly horoscope will offer just the thing you're looking for. In the end, we can evaluate how various aspects of astrology work best when combined together in your life.