What is an Ascendant?

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The 2nd zodiacal sign

We know that the zodiacal sign is based on the date of birth of a person but, however, to know the ascendant of a person is different. It is necessary to know exactly at what time you were born as it depends on what you see on the horizon just at that time. The zodiac sign usually informs you about the soul of a person, but the ascendant is based on the personality. It indicates the behavior we have, the temperament of the person, physical appearance and how others perceive you. It is considered a very important factor in the horoscope.

Knowing the ascendant of a person can help us knowing the type of energy he or she has and explains the way of acting. The signs are divided into the four natural elements: Fire (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) faces life with enthusiasm, lots of energy, and courage. The air (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) is thoughtful and feels a great need to develop its intellectual skills. The earth (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) stands out for being persevering and having determination. The water (Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio) faces life with sensitivity and emotion.

The ascendant influences not only the character, but also the life of a person. There are beneficial planets, such as Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, and also the Sun. Complicating planets are Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto.

How do you know your ascendant?

The ascendant is the intersection of the eastern horizon with the ecliptic and denotes the degree of the zodiac rising at the given time and geographical location on the eastern horizon. Many online calculators can help you determine the ascendant.