Most of us know what sign we are. . .Libra, Cancer, Aquarius, etc. . .but do you know your moon and rising (ascendant) sign?
These two signs make for a deeper insight into your personality based on when and where you were born. It looks at the position of the moon as well as a constellation the day and time you came into this world. It really is amazing how the planets and stars sure know us pretty well. . .
To find your moon + rising sign, here’s what you’re going to need:
- Your date of birth (easy to remember I hope!)
- Your time of birth (time to call Mom!)
- What city you were born in (Mom will know)
- This website: Astrolabe
My favorite website to find out moon and rising signs is Astrolabe. It’s free, it’s clear and specific and it provides a ton of insight into your birth chart! Pay attention to the first three paragraphs after you receive your birth chart. Those make up your rising, sun and moon sign. I will dive into the other information you will receive at a later time.
Taking a peek at mine. . .I am an astrological combo platter. . .but also with some poignant common threads.
My sun is in Aries (fire)
My moon is in Capricorn (earth)
My rising/ascendant is in Libra (air)
Important to note, all three are cardinal signs. Cardinal signs (there are four, the last including Cancer) are the principal signs. The instigators, pioneers, always engaged, restless to lead and start new endeavors. If you look closer at my specific cardinal signs, Aries is the catalyst, a firebrand that inspires others by being totally committed to vision. Capricorn has a formidable, grounded presence, and a natural authority from being masters of the physical plane. Hmm…I’m pretty klutzy though 🙂 And Libra initiates through new ideas, and by being a balancing force among people.
I’ve always been a natural born trail blazer. . .not necessarily a rule breaker, but as a rule re-writer for my own life.
Now, I’ll take a peek at my rising, sun and moon sign information:
Sun is in 04 Degrees Aries. By nature, you are very energetic and high-spirited. You are fiercely independent — you must be first in everything you do, and you enjoy taking risks. You are the one who will rush in where angels fear to tread. Quite brilliant at initiating new projects, you are terrible at following them through to completion. You are an enthusiastic leader but you tend to be a reluctant follower. Often you are quick to anger, but you usually recover just as fast, regretting later things you said when you were upset. One of your best traits is that you are simple and direct, blunt and honest — just be careful you do not hurt others’ feelings. Your need to be competitive at all costs may provoke resistance from others, but, as long as you maintain your usual Sunny good humor, this should not prove to be a major problem for you.
Rising Sign is in 26 Degrees Libra. Very attractive and popular, your charm helps you to get your own way and prevents others from getting angry with you. “Peace and harmony at all costs” is your battle cry. You always try to ameliorate or to cosmetically hide any physical ugliness or any angry feelings between people. Flashy, but not gaudy, you prefer to dress elegantly. You generally have good taste in music, art and literature. Beware of the tendency to compromise yourself in your attempt to be agreeable at all times. A bit of a social butterfly, at times you can be vain and lazy. For the most part, however, you are gracious and affectionate, and your refined and aristocratic demeanor serves as a role model to others.
Moon is in 13 Degrees Capricorn. You are serious and shy and very uncomfortable in those situations where spontaneous and exuberant emotional reactions seem called for. An achiever, you prefer doing practical, worthwhile things that produce tangible results. You need role models to respect, love and emulate. You tend to feel that you’re a failure unless you get an important and highly respected position in life. Don’t be so hard on yourself! For you, practical needs always win out over emotional considerations. Remember that you too have the right to comfort, security and love. Dutiful and patient, when you make an emotional commitment, you sign on for the long haul — your love is long-enduring.
My take on my chart. . .
Aries (sun sign): Why yes. . .I am awesome at coming up with ideas and starting new projects. Follow through to completion can be a different story. But NOT this year. This year: I am a finisher! And, I am super energetic most of the time, and especially in the morning!
Libra (rising sign): “Peace and harmony at all costs.” YES, YES and YES! And, “beware of the tendency to compromise yourself in your attempt to be agreeable at all times.” YEP. . .working on that! And. . .I am pretty darn charming 😉
Capricorn (moon sign): I do not fit into these traits at all: “You are serious and shy and very uncomfortable in those situations where spontaneous and exuberant emotional reactions seem called for.” And, I don’t agree with this being a part of my personality either: “For you, practical needs always win out over emotional considerations.” I’m highly emotional and attach to those feelings within myself and others with a heightened sense. I think I find most conflict with this sign.
*There are many other resources to find more in-depth information on your rising and moon signs. Astrolabe is one of thousands. If you’re looking to dive deeper into your personality, this is going to sound very trite, but simply Google your specific moon, rising or sun sign that you want more information on!
What do the stars say about you?
Do they draw near-perfect parallels to your personality? Are the traits described in conflict with who you are?
Share and compare!