Astrology Ascendant: What Does It Mean? Why Is It Key?

An Astrology Ascendant sign other wise known as the ‘rising sign’, is the Zodiac sign the Sun rose from, before it settled in the position of what you know as your Star sign (Sun sign). The Astrology Ascendant meaning is key  and is what allows you to understand yourself, personality and emotions on a deeper level.

The Ascendant sign also shows you who you are internally, in private. It’s not your ego otherwise known as the Sun sign. Ego, meaning what you show to the world you are, as a person, and your traits within your personality on the outside. The Ascendant sign can show you who you will become later on in life, as it is said that we all develop the traits of our Ascendant sign as we mature in life. It can take many years for the Ascendant sign traits to show themselves fully within a person’s character.

How Am I Empowered by my Astrology Ascendant?

Well, it will help you to balance out your understand of you. For example, I am an Aquarius Sun Sign through and through! The traits of Aquarius resonate with me on an outer-ego level, however my Ascendant is Virgo. So, while I may radiate the ego of an Aquarius e.g. liking mental stimulation as one example, as a Virgo I can be a perfectionist or nit-picky on the finer details, I like to do a good job and have a good job well done. This is 100% true, I am my own worst critique over perfection with everything I do.

Once a person is aware of their Ascendant sign, they are so much more empowered in terms of knowing who and what they are, more rounded and can go through life with a better understanding of themselves internally as well as externally via their Sun ( Star) sign and the Ascendant sign. You can also, read up and learn about your Ascendant sign for a good understanding of the traits of that sign, and ultimately you as you mature!

Lastly, you may read your  Sun (Star) sign horoscope and it totally may not resonate with you, or watch a YouTube clip on a prediction or reading for your Sun sign and not feel the vibration or message. If this is the case it could be down to your Ascendant, it might be worth checking out the prediction, clip or reading for your Ascendant sign also.

The Ascendant Sign Meaning and Relationship Compatibility

Well, this is where astrology really gets interesting! You can have two people who on the outer level their Sun signs are opposites or view life from different views. For example, I’ll use me Aquarius and Leo, on the face of it many may think ‘these two people may not get along’ .The same for Aries an Libra or any two opposite signs. Well, not really if we look deeper at the two people we can get a better understanding, for example one person’s Ascendant sign may ‘soften’ the clash of approaches to life the two different energies of signs have, or both person’s may do this. This will add to a more balanced, calm, happy, relationship between two people of opposite energies, naturally based on just the Sun signs.

Also, of course this can work in reverse the Ascendant signs could add more drama too. The key here is, the Ascendant meaning interpreted along with the rest of a person’s chart and when doing Synastry or relationships astrology, can offer a good insight into compatibility and help explain mutual attraction or fights like cat and dog!

The Astrology Ascendant is Key Because…

If you wish to gain a very detailed look at yours or someone else’s birth chart you can not leave this interpretation out. It’s that simple, it is very important as it shows another layer to a person, their personality, how their life and destiny in this incarnation may be experienced. In relationship astrology, it would be very difficult to FULLY see how two people can get along, or not get along with out this layer of interpretation. Just using the Sun sign is a 2D way of looking at things, very basic, very flat, and not really ( in my view) that accurate you need the bigger picture. If you want to truly understand yourself and how best to guide your direction, life, destiny in a way that is for your highest good, leaving this out in interpretation would be like waking up each morning, having a shower and putting clean clothes on but purposely not brushing your teeth! It’s incomplete in terms of hygiene or the best way to start the day. If you are going to do something…do it well ( sorry my Virgo Ascendant speaking there.)

Where or How Can I Found Out my Ascendant Sign?

Simple friends! You have a birth chart done.  A personal birth chart will give you all the information you need to know and an interpretation of you, based on the Sun, Moon and Ascendant signs that are yours for life. Read up on this here.

Your Moon sign is also a key part of your make-up in Astrology terms for information on why this is important you can read up on that here.


2 Replies to “Astrology Ascendant: What Does It Mean? Why Is It Key?”

  1. I learned something new again! I had no idea there was an ascendant sign! I’m obviously not knowledgeable about astrology. I know my basic sign based off my birthdate as everyone does. I’m an Aries! The ascendant sign might be why the horoscopes don’t always seem to fit with me, as you said. One of these days, I will do a birth chart and find out my ascendant sign. Thanks so much for the post. 

  2. I had not heard of astrology ascendant until reading this post, so this is great, thank you. Astrology ascendant sounds very fascinating, especially in that it allows understanding of things like personality and emotions. Very interesting that this can show you who you will become and I appreciate that it provides balance. This is a very well written post, but what else would I expect from a fellow Aquarius! I am looking forward to reading more 🙂

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