• Brie Cosma

How to find out your rising sign

Updated: Apr 10




Your rising sign is also known as your ascendant/ascending sign. It is one of the most personal and impactful parts of your astrological natal chart as it represents what motivates your soul to action. Your ascending or rising sign describes your outer personality, the image you project to the world (which maybe different to who you really are) and how others see us. Any planets that are conjunct the ascendant (in the same sign and close to the same degree) will add their influence and modify the expression of your rising signs' attributes.


Knowing the sign of your ascendant, allows you to connect more deeply with the astrological transits of the sun and moon and lunation cycle. Once you find out the sign of your ascendant, you can track the lunation phases according to the placements of the houses (areas of life) in your birth chart. For me personally, this information is the most useful to have and provides the most potent and personalised information to work with. It was an absolute game changer for me personally when I started to work more deeply with the magic of the moon and its cycles and never fails to amaze me with its accuracy and potency of what is showing up for me in my life.


Find out your the sign of your ascendant sign here.

  1. Type in your accurate time, date and place of birth (accuracy is crucial).

  2. Once you have typed information is in, the sun, moon and rising signs will appear in the right hand corner of the window. The sign to the right of AC indicates the sign of your ascendant (see example below).



Aries Rising


Ruling Planet: Mars

Element: Fire

Core need: to be independent and develop self-awareness.

Core motivation: the drive for freedom of action, power over their own lives, and the influence or wherewithal to bring their visions into manifestation.



Taurus Rising


Ruling planet: Venus

Element: Earth

Core need: to be resourceful and get productive results.

Core motivation: the drive for physical and material security in their lives such as a roof over their heads and money in the bank.




Gemini Rising


Ruling planet: Mercury

Element: Air

Core need: to communicate and make mental contact with others

Core motivation: the drive to explore and express their ideas without restriction, and to receive positive acknowledgement for what they think and say.



Cancer Rising


Ruling planet: Moon

Element: Water Core need: to give and receive emotional warmth and security.

Core motivation: the drive for emotional support, security, bonding, and intimacy, with the reassurance that things are as they seem and will turn out all right.



Leo Rising

Ruling Planet: Sun

Element: Fire

Core need: creative expression and appreciation by others.

Core motivation: the drive for freedom of action, power over their own lives, and the influence or wherewithal to bring their visions into manifestation.





Virgo Rising


Ruling planet: Mercury

Element: Earth

Core need: to be of service, analyse, discriminate and function efficiently,

Core motivation: the drive for physical and material security in their lives such as a roof over their heads and money in the bank.


Libra Rising


Ruling planet: Venus

Element: Air

Core need: to relate to others and create harmony and balance.

Core motivation: the drive to explore and express their ideas without restriction, and to receive positive acknowledgement for what they think and say.



Scorpio Rising


Ruling planet: Mars

Element: Water

Core need: deep involvements and intense transformations.

Core motivation: the drive for emotional support, security, bonding, and intimacy, with the reassurance that things are as they seem and will turn out all right.




Sagittarius Rising


Ruling Planet: Jupiter

Element: Fire

Core need: to explore and expand mental and actual horizons.

Core motivation: the drive for freedom of action, power over their own lives, and the influence or wherewithal to bring their visions into manifestation.





Capricorn Rising


Ruling planet: Saturn

Element: Earth

Core need: structure, organisation and accomplishment.

Core motivation: the drive for physical and material security in their lives such as a roof over their heads and money in the bank.




Aquarius Rising

Ruling planet: Saturn

Element: Air

Core need: to innovate, be original and create social change.

Core motivation: the drive to explore and express their ideas without restriction, and to receive positive acknowledgement for what they think and say.



Pisces Rising

Ruling planet: Jupiter

Element: Water

Core need: to commit to a dream or ideal and work toward its realisation.

Core motivation: the drive for emotional support, security, bonding, and intimacy, with the reassurance that things are as they seem and will turn out all right.





The ruling planet of your rising sign is considered to be the steersman of your life and guides your life journey. The sign which this planet occupies in your birth chart describes the manner in which this occurs, and the house in which this planet is located indicates the topics that steers our life towards its destination. For more information about your chart ruling planet, book a natal chart reading with me here.


For more detailed on the transits of the sun, moon and lunation phases tailored to your ascendant sign and the house placements in your natal chart, purchase my astrology planner here.

#aries #taurus #gemini #cancer #leo #virgo #libra #scorpio #sagittarius #capricorn #aquarius #pisces #sun #moon #venus #mars #mercury #jupiter #saturn #fire #earth #water #air

© 2020 by Brie Cosma

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram