Ascendant, also called the rising sign, is a zodiacal sign that rises in the sky at the time of your birth. It doesn't have to be the same sign as your Sun Sign. It is one of the most important and most significant points in the horoscope. Often called the second sign of the zodiac, it is even more important than the Sun sign. It informs us about the type of body and face features we will have and how others see us, how we project ourselves.
When we first meet someone, the first expression and what we see is the ascendant and not the Sun Sign. Ones we get to know this person, we will start to notice its Sun Sign characteristics, however, initially, we will see his rising sign features. Ascendant is, therefore, a mask that we wear for the world, or glasses, through which other people perceive us.
When your Ascendant is in Aries, you are very active, slim and have an athletic figure. Your face is usually triangular with a high forehead. Apart from that, your chin is strongly marked, your nose is rather sharp and you have a distinctive glance. Often people with Aries on their ascendant have also curly hair.
With Taurus on your ascendant, you are a very attractive person and good looking person. Your eyes are big and round. On the negative side, you may have a tendency to gain weight.
With the rising sign in Gemini, you are slim and tall. You walk fast and burn calories quickly, as you cannot sit still. Your eyes are big and sharp and your nose is long. You also have long arms and large but thin lips. You keep your youthful body shapes for a long time.
With ascendant in Cancer, you are rather short, have a round, chubby face like the Moon, the ruler of this sign. Your figure is rather round with full lips. Women with Cancer on their ascendant have often large breasts and men have a tendency to grow a belly.
If your ascendant is in Leo, your body is well built with wide shoulders. Your eyes are beautiful and they often look like cat eyes. Your head may be large, and your hair is rather of a lighter shade like of a lion. Men with Leo on their ascendant often grow a beard
With ascendent in Virgo, you are rather slim. Your nose is narrow and eye close together. Your hair is straight and lips narrow. Growing up you may have looked older than your actual age, but this won't be the case in your adolescence.
When your ascendant is in Libra, you will be a good looking person full of grace and charm. You are of a slim figure, with a small nose, full lips and rather a light complexion. You have beautifully curled eyelashes, which bring other's attention. With age, your body may change and you will be more round than in you were in your youth.
With ascendant in Scorpio, you will have a square face, often bushy eyebrows, and thick hair. Your eyes or probably your best feature, you look deeply in people's eyes. Some may find it uncomfortable and mysterious.
Sagittarius on your ascendant will give you a wide, happy smile. Apart from that, you have got big lips and teeth. You are tall and slim, due to your hyperactive personality. However, Jupiter, which rules Sagittarius, will make you gain weight with age.
Capricorn on your ascendant you will be of a slim nature, with a face with strongly defines cheekbones and chin. Your nose will often be rather long and hooked. Women with Capricorn ascendant have fine and weak hair. Men, on the other hand, become bald very quickly.
If your rising sign is in Aquarius, you are of a rather eccentric nature. You can have an unusual and attention seeking personality. Your complexion can be quite distinct with exotic features. You are rather tall with big eyes and thin lips.
Finally, if your ascendant is in the sign of Pisces you are of a rather small body built. Your skin colour is clear and light, your nose is usually small, lips are full and eyes are dreamy. You are very easy going.
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