Your Sun, Moon and Rising Signs

Your Sun Sign describes the centre of your personality, what motivates and drives you, and who you are learning to become

Your Moon Sign describes your instinctive and emotional nature. Whilst your Sun Sign describes qualities you are learning to develop and become, your Moon describes who you already are

Your Rising Sign shows the way you project yourself, how others see you, and the kind of experiences needed to make your life meaningful.

Your Astrology Profile: Find Your Sun, Moon Or Rising Sign

You probably know your Sun Sign, but what about your Moon & Rising Sign (Ascendant)? Click our interactive menu at the top of this page to find out more.

Your Sun, Moon & Rising Signs


Have you been wondering about your Sun, Moon and Rising Sign? Then you have arrived at the right site for a detailed interpretation of who you are and what makes you tick. Millions of visitors a year can’t be wrong! 

You probably already know a bit about your Sun or Star sign but did you know that your Moon and Rising Sign are just as important in terms of understanding your unique personality? Did you know your Sun Sign doesn’t really describe your personality, it’s more correct to say it describes your motives and drives

In fact, by linking together the combination of all three signs you will gain incredible insights into who you are, what you need and what is more – how others respond to you. 

Some people like to call these “The Big Three” of astrology. We prefer to call the combination of your Sun, Moon and Rising Sign “The Three-Fold Pillar” of your personality. The best way to get real insight into your personality through astrology is to blend these three together.

Follow the links given above for a detailed description of every Zodiac sign, Moon and Rising sign combination

When it comes to astrology, knowing your Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign is the best way to learn about your real self and what makes you the individual that you are.


How To Find Your Sun, Moon Or Rising Sign


Working out your Sun sign  is easy! You can figure it out from your birthday. Here’s a useful list to help you do that, but remember if you were born a day or so either side of these dates then you could be one sign or the other. If you need more detail this will be useful

  • Aries: March 21 – April 19
  • Taurus: April 20 – May 20
  • Gemini: May 21 – June 20                           
  • Cancer: June 21 – July 22
  • Leo: July 23 – August 22                               
  • Virgo: August 23 – September 22
  • Libra: September 23 – October 22
  • Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
  • Sagittarius: November 22 – Dec 21
  • Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
  • Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
  • Pisces: February 19 – March 20


However not everyone knows their Moon and Rising signs. Especially if you are new to astrology then we are here to help.

First, you should know that your birth chart (which is unique to you) shows the positions of the planets relative to you at the time of your birth. The time and place you were born REALLY MATTERS because this is what makes your chart so unique. 

The best way to explore your Sun, Moon and Rising Sign is to create your own birth chart. Even if you don’t know the time you were born you can make a chart for 12pm on the day you were born that will still give you lots of information.

We have put together a quick 5 minute video here to help you do just that. Just make sure you come back to this page once you have the information – we have all the insights and tools here you need!


What’s Your Sun or Star Sign? (the center of your personality)


Rather than describing who you are, your Sun Sign points to what you are learning to develop and become. Think of it as the center of your personality, revealing your key motivations and drives. As you express the qualities of your Sun Sign, you experience greater fulfilment and self-confidence. To maximize your potential, you need to find ways to express the qualities of your Sun Sign (as well as its house see below).

Your Sun Sign reveals what motivates and drives you. It describes the centre of your personality around which all of your experiences will unfold. 



Do You Know Which House Your Sun or Moon is in?


It is also important to consider the house in which the Sun and Moon were found at the time you were born. THIS IS ESSENTIAL IN TERMS OF WHERE YOU WILL PUT YOUR FOCUS AND WHY. 

The time of your birth greatly influences how your Sun Sign qualities are expressed, and will make a huge difference in terms of what motivates you and why.

This page tells you all you need to do about your Sun’s (solar) house. This goes a long way to explaining why two people born on the same day or under the same sign can be so different.


What’s Your Moon Sign? (the basis of your personality)


Your Moon Sign is just as important as your Sun Sign and reveals a lot about your emotional responses and needs. 

Your Moon sign will describe what you do instinctively, your emotions and how you are likely to react, as well as what you need to feel comfortable. Importantly, your Moon Sign is often MOST NOTICEABLE WHEN YOU ARE YOUNGER. You develop into your solar qualities as you get older

It’s really important to know that whilst your Sun Sign describes qualities you are learning to develop and grow into, your Moon Sign shows where you have come from and who you already are.



What’s Your Rising Sign? (the way your personality is perceived)


Put simply, Your Ascendant or Rising Sign is the part of the Zodiac that was coming up over the eastern horizon at the moment that you are born. All day everyday as we travel around the Sun, our position relative to the backdrop of The Zodiac changes. Your exact time and location when you were born will show how this pattern influences you.  

Your Ascendant (or Rising Sign) reveals the ways in which you present yourself to others, and how you immediately respond to the world. 

You can think of your Ascendant as symbolizing the qualities you project when you meet a new person or situation. You might also think of your Rising Sign as the face you show to the world.

Together with your Sun and Moon sign, your Rising Sign makes up the pillar of your personality. Together, they provide an amazing tool to help understand your astrological personality profile.



How To Use Your Sun, Moon, Or Rising Sign Combinations


You can get an amazing amount of insight into yourself and the other people in your life with our Sun, Moon, Rising Sign Combinations interactive menu. 

Here’s a simple way to think about it. Your Sun sign shows what you want, your Moon sign what you need and your Rising sign shows how you will go about getting it. 

It’s really interesting to compare the drives, emotions and motivations of your Sun and Moon signs. Do they blend or seem to contradict each other? Think about the way your Rising Sign describes your approach to life. Does this sit well with your Moon Sign and what you need?

By finding the similarities and differences in your birth chart you can identify where you might have conflicts or challenges as well as where your greatest talents lie.

So get started! Unlock the characteristics and traits of every Zodiac sign with our Sun, Moon, Rising Sign / Ascendant menu at the top of the page then keep scrolling down to the bottom of this page for even more amazing information.



What The Ascendant Actually Is (Astrology 101)


The Ascendant or Rising Sign is the degree of the Zodiac that was rising above the eastern horizon at the moment that you are born.

It is especially significant, and can be found on the left-hand edge of your chart, most often marked by the symbol AC. To know precisely what your rising sign and degree is, you will need to know the exact time and place of your birth. If you only have a rough idea, then look at the signs either side of the time you think it is and then work out which one sounds like the best fit for you. 

The Ascendant is so important, because it gives the plot structure or context through which the story of your life will unfold.

Your Ascendant or Rising Sign describes how you project yourself out into the world, how other people see you, how you enter into new experiences, and the kinds of experiences you need in order for life to feel meaningful.



Different Ways Of Thinking About Your Ascendant 


Think of your Ascendant as like the character you project when you arrive at a party. 

Do you turn up feeling bold, confident and happy to be centre of attention? Then you might have a Fire sign rising. Or do you tend to head “straight to the kitchen” – so to speak – to find someone to connect with or how you can help? Then you might have a Water sign on your Ascendant.

 Fire signs on the Ascendant tend to appear confident, extroverted and motivated. Water signs appear emotional and need to connect. Air signs appear inquisitive and love to ask questions, whereas Earth signs take it step by step, wanting to make sure they feel comfortable first. 

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