What’s My (Rising) Sign? Free Ascendant Calculator Tool

rising signThe “ascendant” (or “rising sign” — these terms are used interchangeably) refers to the sign that is “rising” or on the Eastern horizon at the time of birth.

It sets up the rest of the astrological house structure — the 12 sectors that correlate to important life areas — and determine where the planets and other points fall in a natal chart.

This is why knowing the exact moment of birth is so important to astrologers. Most predictive work relies more heavily on houses (which are again determined by the birth time and thus the ascendant) than most lay people realize.

Even weekly horoscopes and monthly forecasts are written more from the perspective of rising signs than Sun signs.

Scroll down for the Rising Sign Calculator. Or use the table below for  for an approximate representation based on the 12 Sun signs. If your birth time is “iffy” this may help you to determine your rising sign (ascendant). However it’s far from precise and we can’t stress enough the importance of learning your exact birth time if you want an accurate astrological interpretation.

To find your rising sign using this table, locate your Sun sign in the left column and your approximate birth time in the top row. For example, an Aries Sun person born at 2:20 am would — according to this table — have a Pisces ascendant. A Capricorn Sun sign person born at 12:06 pm would have Taurus rising. And so on.

If you’re looking for a book on this subject, The Ascendant by Jodie Forrest is excellent!

Now looking at the table below, see if you can locate your rising sign, even if you know your exact birth time. You’ll be able to check it against the calculator at the bottom of this page as well. The Symbols for each sign are listed in the right column.


If you do know your exact birth time, you can find your ascendant instantly using the ascendant calculator tool below. But first let’s look at what rising signs are and how they apply to you.

The rising sign represents your instinctive approach to life. It’s what people see when they first meet you and how they might describe you to others. It’s your personality and how you present yourself to the world. This also applies to physical characteristics and limitations.

The ascendant — or rising sign — also sets up the entire natal chart structure, which includes houses (life departments) and what are called rulerships. It also tells you where each of the planets in your natal chart fall (which house the fall in and which house they rule). As you can imagine, having this information is critical for getting the full picture as far as not only who you are information about your relationships, career, finances, family, health and so on.

Let’s look at a brief snapshot of each of the 12 rising signs:

aries-glyphAries: Aries rising people present themselves as warm, dynamic, assertive and competitive. They’re movers and shakers, throwing themselves eagerly into new ventures that don’t require a lot of forethought and planning. They can be impatient and can lose steam if something becomes tedious or boring. They’re gung-ho about diving into something new and fresh but not so good about tying up loose ends. They’re drawn to that which is new and exciting — anything that challenges them to push past their fears. They tend to act first and think later, relying on their natural instincts, which are generally very good.  As Mars is the ruler or Aries, this is further defined by the sign and house placement of their natal Mars.

Taurus-glyphTaurus rising people tend to be more slow moving. They’re earthy, practical and sensuous, preferring comfort over extravagance and quality over quantity. They like to take their time easing into things — and that includes relationships. They can be infinitely patient and willing to bide their time rather than rushing in head first. They can be hedonistic and self-indulgent. They enjoy savoring experiences with all five senses. They’re generally cool, calm and collected, but when they get mad, watch out! They can be like a bull in a china shop. They can also be stubborn, possessive and resistant to change. While some may see them as lazy, they prefer to call it rest and relaxation. As Venus is the ruler of Taurus, these characteristics can be further defined or modified by the sign and house placement of their natal Venus.

gemini-glyphGemini: A Gemini rising is all about communication. There is a sharpness of mind and restlessness of spirit although not in a negative way. So many things will interest you and there may seem to be not enough hours in the day to do them all. A Gemini rising usually gives a slender body frame perhaps from all the mental energy expended. You will never be without words within a conversation infact you may be the one waiting for the other person or the rest of the group to catch up with what is going on. You will have many interests and hobbies. Romantically you need to connect with your partner on an intellectual level. If you are involved with someone with Gemini rising then brush up on what is going on in the world and/or find out what interests them and start talking to them about it.

cancer glyphCancer: It’s all about the home and family life for you. You are great at being the caregiver and nourishing those around you. There is a softness to your body which goes well with the mother instinct inside you. For a male with Cancer rising there is the capacity to be on the lookout to what will make the family feel secure and safe alongside wanting to be emotional depended upon by your partner. This works both ways. Cancers are all about emotions, giving and caring which means you will seek a partner and home life that supply you with these traits. You have the ability to listen to those around you and give them advice to help them on their way in life.

leo-glyphLeo: If all the world were a stage and you have a Leo rising then you would be very happy indeed! A Leo rising needs to be seen and appreciated afterall you are the king of the jungle and also the master of your own lair (Universe). There is a sense of the dramatic around you and you make a good actor. Alongside this you have an open heart and are not mean spirited but rather generous with your time, money, emotions. Your partner needs to realise this as if you are not being treated as the “king” you are and you are with a partner who is holding back, being stingy with emotions and finances you will not feel appreciated. You deserve the best because you are the best and there is no getting around that. Just make sure you live up to your innate sense of Leo rising character and don’t take the negative side of it.

virgo-glyphVirgo: You are precise, quick thinking and intelligent. For you the world is seen through an intellectual layer where you are discerning on what you want in your life and what you don’t want in your life. You are extremely helpful to others especially animals and those who are ill. Emotionally you may need to be needed in some way and for this reason you may wish to make certain that you needs are being met on an equal basis by your partner although you probably won’t do this and you have a sense of needing to be the “giver” in anything you do. Emotionally you may have the tendency to nitpick those around you and while you think you are doing this for their benefit it may not always feel like this to the person on the receiving end… infact it may feel very much like criticism.

libra-glyphLibra: You have the need to keep your life in balance and have the need to see all sides of a situation. You are not one to rush into an argument but sometimes because of your need to look at the situation as a whole you may open your mouth and find yourself arguing a cause that you don’t fully agree with but nevertheless have opened a can of worms because you were just trying to see the situation from all sides. Libra rising usually gives you a sense of beauty and refinement. You will like fashion and have a fine sense of style. You’ll enjoy all those feminine things ie trips to the beauty salon, hairdressers and being spoilt by your partner. If you are dating someone with a Libra rising make sure you are well dressed as these people have a need to gaze upon beauty.

scorpio-glyphScorpio: If you like your emotional life intense then try someone with a Scorpio rising. They are the detectives of the zodiac and want to know everything that is going on. Expect deep and meaningful conversations to be the norm as a Scorpio rising will want to know all your secrets and won’t stop until they do. Warning note: this may including snooping around to find out what they think you are hiding from them. They are intensely loyal, emotionally deep and sexy as hell so if you can handle all of these traits then you are onto a winner with a Scorpio rising. If you want to drive them a bit crazy just act mysterious as they like to unravel a mystery especially if it has a good ending. And it better be a good ending because if it’s not they may be out of your life before you know it.

sag-glyphSagittarius: There’s a joviality to your outlook on life alongside a need for a sense of adventure. Sagittarius is considered the lucky sign of the zodiac so having a Sagittarian ascendant is the next best thing. It means you will have a need to always be learning, like travel and foreign cultures alongside being able to comfortable immerse yourself within these cultures. Others may see you as outspoken and brutally honest. You are upbeat to be around and usually a bit of a clown in others company. For this reason people flock to you as you take their minds of the mundane and have the capacity to make them laugh. If you can laugh at yourself then so can others.

cap-glyphCapricorn: Life is a journey for you and the road you travel is every bit as important as the destination. Capricorn rising usually hold their looks well into old age as they tend to be so sturdy and solid in their health that by the time you have reached that time in your life you are ready to have some fun whereas others may be thinking of slowing down you are just getting ready to let your hair down. There’s a seriousness to this ascendant that is hard to break through. It allows you to reach success but may also leave you a bit lonely if success becomes your sole purpose in life. Don’t expect a Capricorn rising person to slow down and loosen up their attitudes to life until later in life but when they do they are more sprightly than most around them.

aq-glyphAquarius: Eccentric and born ahead of your time. That’s what you get from an Aquarian rising. You will place your friends and friendships high on your list of priorities alongside you need to fight a cause. Others may find you a bit stand offish but this is because you get to know people first before allowing them to get close to you. There is also a sense of exquisite beauty usually accompanying an Aquarian rising as it is ethereal and hard to put your finger on. You have a quick mind, a sharp intellect and lightening reflexes when it comes to understanding complexes that are well ahead of their time. Come to think of you you are well ahead of your time. You find love through friendship and friendship through love and anyone who wishes to be your partner should keep these two things in mind.

pisces-glyphPisces: Dreamy and able to immerse yourself in others. You have a healing quality around you just by being in your presence which can work for or against you. If you can manage good boundaries then this healing quality can be used for you to help others but if you allow yourself to become too overwhelmed by others and their problems then you may lose yourself. If Pisces is your ascendant you need to take some time out for yourself and do so frequently in order to replenish your energy levels and get straight in your head what you want versus what others are wanting from you. You’ll be interested in the arts, creativity of all kinds and psychic matters. There is also a high chance that you are a natural born psychic regardless of your Sun sign.

Now use the Rising Sign Calculator to see what your rising sign is. More in-depth interpretations for each rising sign can br found in a good book, such as Jeanne Avery’s The Rising Sign: Your Astrological Mask.

The birth time and place are both necessary for locating your exact rising sign. If you’re still having trouble figuring yours, feel free to post your birth date, time and place in the comments section below and we’ll be happy to let you know what it is.

The interpretations provided for each rising sign were supplied by astrotheme.com.

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200 comments on “What’s My (Rising) Sign? Free Ascendant Calculator Tool

  1. Melodie

    Just as an example of how important having your actual (exact) birth time is, the first table gave me an inaccurate rising sign (it was one sign off) and the calculator tool gave me the correct one (right down to the exact degree and minute).

    1. Mel and Chris
      Mel and Chris

      Hi “anonymous”…According to the birth info you supplied — May 13, 1997, 6:05 PM, Wilmington, North Carolina — You’re 29 Libra rising.. Hope that helps!

      1. Christopher

        April 18, 1991 6:23am Charlotte (Mecklenburg), North Carolina , United States

    2. Kiera

      What’s my ascendant if I was born on January 31, 2001 @ 4:29 pm at Evansville, Indiana. I’m just confused because some sites say I am a cancer ascendant and others say I’m a leo ascendant. hahaha

  2. Anonymous

    May 13, 1997, 6:05 PM, Wilmington, North Carolina.

    1. Melodie

      That’s 29 Libra rising… a minute or so later would put you at 0 Scorpio — this is a good example of why exact birth times are so important!

  3. molo

    I dont know what time i was born my birthdate is September 1 1984 birthplace charlotte amalie us virgin islands help please i need a better understanding

    1. Melodie

      Without your birth time you won’t be able to determine your rising sign / ascendant. Chances are extremely good though that you will be able to get it, since you were born in the 80’s in the Us Virgin Islands. Check out this link: http://vitalrec.com/vi.html. I hope this helps.

  4. Haider Aswad

    The problem is that I don’t really know the exact time for when I was born!! My mom told me that I was born between 10:00 am to 12:00 (12 pm) in An Najaf Iraq 1990-07-01
    so when I checked your tool I got Virgo for 11:00 and 12:00 pm but Leo for 10:00!! so could you help me to figure it out ? is my rising in Virgo or in Leo ?

    1. Chrisalis

      Hi… I’m sorry to hear you do not have your correct time of birth as it can be very frustrating. Would the hospital have records of the time you were born? Or a relative remember more clearly? There is a way to do a chart rectification to ascertain a more approximate time of birth which is more indepth than the tool you have been using on the site.

      1. Haider Aswad

        Unfortunately I don’t live in Iraq I was born there but I live in Sweden, so I can’t ask the hospital 🙁 I did ask my aunt and she gave the same answer :/

        1. Melodie

          I think it’s safe to say you’re Virgo rising, as the ascendant moved into Virgo at 10:05 am where you were born, and was still in Virgo past noon… It also fits (very well) both careers you mentioned. All the best!

    2. Melodie

      Is your date of birth July 1 or Jan 7? It’s helpful to spell out the month because different regions use different date formats. Also what is your career or educational pursuit? that may help to nail it down.

      1. Haider Aswad

        Hey again and thanks for the reply 🙂
        I was born in the first of July 1990, I’m doing my Masters in Engineering, during the weekends I work with sells in an electronic store.

  5. David

    Hi there, here’s my birth date and such.
    October 6, 1994 at 1:43 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia at what used to be South Fulton Medical Center

    1. Melodie

      Hi David — you are 29° Sagittarius 42′ rising. That means if your birth time is one minute off (if you were actually born a minute later, and this does happen — doctor’s watches and hospital clocks are sometimes off) you would be Capricorn rising. I would look at both and see which one you think fits. All the best!

  6. christi

    Female born july 30th,1979 in monroe louisianna I don’t know my correct time of birth but I will like to know my rising sign.

    1. Melodie

      Hi Christie — the rising sign is determined by your birth time so you can’t know it if you don’t have that. But your birth time would have been recorded for sure in 1979. You may not have it on your birth certificate but you can request a long form birth certificate, which does list the time of birth.

      Here you go: Louisiana Long Form Birth Certificate.

  7. katt

    Interesting. ..my birth time is 12:17pm in Huntington Park, Ca. The calculation gave me Leo but in reading it, it really doesn’t sound anything like my character of who I am. So Im confused.
    -Signed, Shocked.


    Why my business are not stable… I m born in 26/10/1976 Time 00:10am at Digboi -Assam-India

    1. Melodie

      Hi there… I’d recommend consulting with an astrologer for an in-depth reading as business-related concerns are definitely showing up for you here. But if your main question is regarding your ascendant it’s 24 Leo in the Western system. All the best.

  9. scar

    Mine says it’d be cancer and my sign because of my birthday is cancer but I don’t act like one for the most part. I had someone do my birthchart and she said my rising sign was a Scorpio which doesn’t match up with this?

    1. Melodie

      what are your birth details? Cancer rising would be about Sun up and Scorpio rising would be around 2-3 in the afternoon (based on your Cancer Sun). That’s a big difference.

  10. MANOJ

    my birth is at oo hrs 55 minutes on 18th April 1975 what is my Date of Birth 18th or 19th April

    1. Melodie

      If I understand your question correctly, it’s the 18th. It would be 55 minutes after midnight on the 18th

  11. Michael

    09/18/1986 11:11am Crawford long Atlanta Georgia I got Sagittarius rising on the chart and Scorpio on the exact time and date chart ! Which one am I ?

    1. Melodie

      You’re 12 Scorpio rising. The chart calculator is always going to be more accurate than the table above… in fact the chart calculator should be 100 percent accurate as it takes time zone changes and longitude / latitude into account, which the table does not.

  12. Jeanette

    I was born 16 May 1991 @ 10:45 pm in Corpus Christi, Tx

    1. Melodie

      You are 29° Sagittarius 59″ rising. Meaning that if you were born less than a minute later, or if your dr’s watch was off, you could be Capricorn rising. I would read both as see which one feels like the better fit.

  13. Nylah

    My birthday is 4-7-1974 time 1:17am in Los Angeles CA. What’s my rising sign

    1. Melodie

      Hi Nylah, did you check it with the calculator? Go ahead and do that and post your results here and we’ll let you know if it’s accurate. 🙂

  14. Robert

    21 january 1989 16:00 or 4 pm..some say leo others say cancer what’s exactly?

    1. Melodie

      Hi Tyshae you need your birth time and birth place both to determine your rising sign

  15. Cristina

    Hi. According to the table, I’m an aquarius ascendant, but when I try on the calculator it says that it’s Capricorn. Which one should I believe?
    I was born in October 31, 1990. 10:17 a.m. Country : Colombia.

    1. Melodie

      Cristina you want to trust the calculator over the table … If you post your City and State I can give you the exact degree. I tried Bogata and it gave 11° Capricorn.

      1. Cristina

        Well, it was in Cali, and you’re right, reading the description of Capricorn rising is more accurate to my personality.

        1. Melodie

          Cali gives it 10° Capricorn 02′. Very interesting chart you have there 🙂

  16. Natasha Ramnath

    Hi! I am having a very hard time finding my time of birth. I have contacted the hospital only to get the run around. I was born January 25th 1976 in Kitchener Ontario Canada. Please help!

    1. Melodie

      Hi Natasha, I’ll do some research on this and see what I can find out. Here in the states, there are two different versions of your birth certificate you can get from your county records department, a short and long form. The birth time is usually on the long form and not on the short form. It may be the same there. I don’t know if hospitals keep those records anymore, especially as they weren’t kept in digital form back in the 70’s. Try this link and see if it works. In your case the Moon changed signs mid-afternoon on the day you were born so getting an accurate birth time is even more important.

  17. Amber Wilson

    Can you tell me what my rising sign is the calculator says Sagittarius 29 degrees 31′. I was born July 23, 1977 at 5:25 p.m. Other sites say its Capricorn or here it says if born between 4pm and 6pm Aquarius.

  18. Amber Wilson

    Oh yeah I was born in Chandler, Arizona!

  19. keldra

    Hello, Keldra November 27 at 9:36 am the calculator is a confusing because it does not give the location option for Durham, North Carolina

    1. Melodie

      Hi Keldra — I just checked and was able to get Durham….(you may have to scroll down to see it). But I can’t give you the correct info without your birth year! so let me know what year you were born and I’ll look it up for you

  20. Danya Marie

    I have always thought I was on the cusp of Scorpio and Libra as my birth sign. And I have always felt more towards the Scorpio but the more I look into actual time of my birth I would be Libra? I know time is important so here is what I got: October 23 1972 I believe at 1:05 am makes me Libra but if its 1:05 pm its Scorpio? I think Im am though… 🙁 Is this correct?

    1. Melodie

      Depending on where you were born you still may have a Scorpio Sun even if born at 1:05am… Since you didn’t list a birth place I looked it up for my own location and it was 29 Libra 58.. When I looked at Los Angeles, CA it was 0 Scorpio 0.’

      So you see the place of birth makes a big difference. You do have Mercury in Scorpio and depending on what time you were born that may also be a prominent planet in your chart (as may Pluto, which is the ruler of Scorpio and very Scorpionic in nature).

  21. Lanique

    Hi my name is Adrianne and i was born June 17, 1985 at 12:10pm in Toledo,Ohio. Someone told me i am a gemini/cancer cusp and im trying to see if that is true so that can know my sign and myself. I have been wodering if it has anything to do with the jobs i get and the people and things that i come in contact with

    1. Melodie

      Hi Adrienne you are Gemini Sun and Moon (Balsamic Moon, which means just before the New Moon) with Virgo rising. And yes you do have some Cancer in you — both Mercury and Mars are in Cancer. It definitely would influence your job choices as all these planets are in your career sector. And yes will also describe your relationships with others. I hope this helps!

  22. Kari Jane

    I was born on the 15th February 1967. In Birmingham UK. I’d love to know what my rising sign is please?

  23. Kari Jane

    Forgot to say that I have no clue of the time I was born and both parents are dead so can’t even ask. Hope you can help.

    1. Melodie

      Hi Kari. I’m sorry but the rising sign is entirely dependant on your birth time. You should still be able to get your birth time through your local health and birth records department. all the best

  24. Ashiviah

    Why do I get different rising signs.. I’ve tried sevral sites and I get Pisces, which actually makes sense. On your site I get Capricorn, the complete opposite of me. Any ideas? Born 10/03/71 @3:30pm, Brownsville, NY

    1. Melodie

      If this is Kings County (as Brownsville shows up as associated with Ontario County as well), you are 29° Cap 50. But this complicates things as a minute later would put you at Aquarius rising and so much depends on how accurate the attending physician’s watch was back then. I can’t see how any site would give you Pisces rising: you would have had to have been born a couple hours later. I know you said Cap rising is the opposite of what you feel you are, but you’re already loaded in Pisces energy (with a 29° Pisces Moon and a Jupiter / Neptune conjunction) which would soften that Capricorn energy quite a bit. Not to mention the preponderance of air planets and trines in your chart. I could see why you might feel more Pisces than Capricorn.

  25. Alison

    This site shows my ascendant is Scorpio, but a couple of other sites show it as Libra. I was born on August 24, 1966 at 11:17 am in Kansas City, Missouri. Can you help? Thanks!!

    1. Melodie

      Hi Alison, you’re 7 degrees Scorpio rising. I’m not sure why the other sites list you as Libra rising (other than a potential misassumption that Daylight Savings Time was in effect in Kansas City when you were born) but you it was Standard time and Scorpio rising. Which one feels more accurate to you? I suspect it’s Scorpio. =)

  26. Alison

    Thank you so much for the explanation. It has really bothered me. I identify more with Scorpio and that is why I was so confused. Thank you again!

  27. Jeffrey Meran

    I was born march 4 91 at around 7:20 i have been told

    1. Melodie

      Hi Jeffrey — where were you born? City/ State / Country. That’s an important part of the equation…

  28. RAJ

    i was born on 16 sept,1996 at 4:31 pm in RAE BARELI ,INDIA
    kindly appreciate with my kind rising star

    1. Melodie

      I’m getting 22° Aquarius 48. (This is Eastern astrology, using the tropical zodiac).

  29. RAJ

    many sites predict capricorn as my rising sign but this site predict that to be aquarius and my home astrologer too.
    kindly help me to get my ascendent..please..
    details are above mentioned

    1. Melodie

      Hi Raj, the difference may be between a sidereal or vedic chart which would shift your ascendant back approximately 23°. A Vedic astrologer (or one who practices sidereal astrology) would see your ascendant as 28° Capricorn 59, but Western (tropical) astrologers see it as 22° Aquarius 48. Which one do you feel fits you better?

  30. Ken

    Hi, what’s my rising sign? The calculator apparently will not accept my non-US birth place. I was born on November 12, 1968 at 19:00 (7pm), in Christ Church, Barbados. I look forward to your response… Thanks.

  31. Melodie

    Hi Ken, I’m getting 3° Sagittarius 40. The calculator does accept birth data for those born in other countries but in your case it looks like the longitude and Latitude for Christ Church was not listed. I calculated it using my own software though and this is correct.

  32. Denise

    Hey I am getting both Leo and Cancer… I was born on April 21st, 1971 at 1020 AM in Augusta, GA

  33. LaQuita Dillinger

    I calculated Aquarius as my rising sign. I was born on Nov. 26 1959 at 9:46 am in Abernathy Texas Hale County Texas. The built in calculator says Capricorn. Why is this? Please give accurate sign .

    1. Melodie

      It’s definitely Capricorn. I got 2° Capricorn 23 with that 9:46 am birth time. I’m not sure what system you used to get the Aquarius rising (as it didn’t move into Aquarius until around 11:43 am your time).

  34. laurboo

    hi i was born on may 10 2002 at 8:00 pm in Kingston, Jamaica i do not know my rising sun? the bulit in calculator said my rising sun is sagittarius

  35. hanabibola

    Does the calculator automatically correct for daylight saving time at the given place of birth for people born in summer, or do I have to take care of that by myself ? Thanks for your reply!

  36. Carole Foster

    I have Sag rising but your chart said it was Cap.
    I don’t quite get it unless it was because I was born
    In Wartime 1943 at 3 :16 in Reno. Nevada
    Perhaps the time change ?
    Thank you for your Site… It is an interesting one

    1. Melodie

      Hi Carole, the calculator should automatically correct for war time. I would check but you didn’t list your birthdate, only the year and time.

      1. Melodie

        Unless you’re referring to the table of ascendants at the top of the page. If that’s the case, yes it could be one sign off… It’s because daylight hours are longer — and nighttime hours shorter — at certain times of the year. The calculator at the bottom of the page should be accurate though.

  37. Karen

    Hey there! So looking at the picture chart, it shows Libra rising, but the calculator says Leo. I have traits from both so I don’t know! LOL! I’m a Gemini, May 21, 1976 born at 12:04pm in West Chester, PA. Can you help? Thank you SO very much! =)

    1. Melodie

      Hi Karen, the calculator is going to be accurate, the ascendant table is more iffy, based on the time of year you were born and the time of day. With that said, you’re 24 Leo rising.

  38. drvm

    o…..k…. so this table states i have an aries rising but im DEFINITELY have a cap rising

    1. Melodie

      Hi there. The table isn’t going to be necessarily accurate, particularly if you were born in the far Northern or Southern regions (which — with that big a discrepancy — it sounds like you were). Remember that the rising sign (and the house cusps in general) is / are calculated using precise astronomical algorithms, which of course this table is not. Check the rising sign calculator at the bottom of the page and see what it says. All the best.

  39. Amber

    another site is giving me leo rising and that seems off to me so just for sure i was born june 24 1994 at 10:15 am in Hoffman estates, Illinois

  40. Ashley

    Hello! The chart says I am Pisces Rising, which is *very* accurate, but the calculator says my ascendant is Capricorn, which is very… not! And other calculators have given me Aquarius Rising. I’m confused!

    I am a Virgo Sun, born on September 8th, 1988, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    If this helps: I’ve checked the time zone other calculators place Las Vegas in and it is Mountain (-7), but Vegas actually operates in Pacific (-8). Maybe this could be why I’m getting mixed results?

    1. Melodie

      I get 27 Cap rising, and the calculator converted automatically for me to PDT for Las Vegas on your birthdate. I do feel you’re Capricorn rising, but you also have a Neptune t-square, which could explain why the Pisces energy resonates with you. I know Capricorn can seem like a real stick in the mud in print, but there’s a lot wisdom, maturity, and old-soul energy in Capricorn. There’s an ability to pick itself up and dust itself off no matter what life throws in its path. There’s a simplicity and an ability to cut to the chase — to distill things down to their purest essence — that no other sign can compete with. There are so many wonderful qualities associated with this archetype that I think is often unfairly portrayed. If you want to check another online calculator to see what it says, try astro.com. That should also give you Cap rising.

      1. Ashley

        Thanks for the reply, Melodie! I can definitely understand the archetype being misinterpreted, and I really appreciate all of the additional chart info! I will have to read about t-squares and more on Cap rising. My brother is a Cap Sun and our connection is naturally strong & smooth despite growing up separately; maybe this is why. 😉 Will definitely be heading to Astro.com as well. Thanks again! <3

        1. Melodie

          Hi Ashley I admit to being very partial to both Pisces and Capricorn… And as a result consider myself an expert. =) I have met some of the wisest, most soulful and most misunderstood Capricorns and think sometimes their best qualities have been overlooked.

  41. D W Forster

    Does a rising sign correlate to a day? 15*44′ Virgo

    1. Melodie

      Hi, in a way it does as the Sun moves approximately a degree a day which means that it would be at that position at the same time every year (in this case around Sept 6th/7th). All of the planets transit through the natal chart — and some will cross that point many times — but only the Sun moves a degree per day.

    1. Melodie

      Hi Rachel the day of the week isn’t important but the birth place is. By the way, did you try the calculator? That should give you the answer you need.

  42. Jeannie Santamaria

    I can’t seem to find my country 🙁 I was born in Canton el Sunza, El Salvador, at 12:40 am on January 6th, 1997.
    Would really like to know my rising sign! Thank you so much!

  43. lunargem

    Hi, I was born on September 2, 1994 in Saigon, Vietnam. Birth time is unsure of. Based of some relatives it was either 8:30am or 10am. The chart says I’m a scorpio risng, but all of the chart GENERATORS have said libra rising. I have asked other people’s impression of me and they’ve all said I lean more towards scorpio but I cannot be sure. I really would like to know my true rising sign. Thank you.

    1. Melodie

      Hi without the actual birth time you can’t know your rising sign. Also know that the chart / table on this page is just for reference and is not always accurate (this is affected by how far into each sign you were born as well as the longitude and latitude of your birth). There is a calculator further down the page which is accurate. I got Libra rising for the 8:30 am time and Scorpio for the 10am time. There are ways to rectify your birth time but that requires getting it done by a competent astrologer. And there are ways to narrow a rising sign down when it’s in between two signs like yours is (though not necessarily the degrees on the ascendant or house cusps) based on certain aspects of your life: career, parents, health issues, etc. All the best.

    1. Melodie

      Hi Mayur, you need your birth place to calculate your rising sign. Once you have that you can input your information into the calculator at the bottom of this page (before these comments) and it will give you your results.

    1. Melodie

      Hi Quddus, you need your birth time to calculate your rising sign. Once you have that you can input your information into the calculator at the bottom of this page (before these comments) and it will give you your results.

    1. Melodie

      You need your birth place to calculate your rising sign. Once you have that you can input your information into the calculator at the bottom of this page (before these comments) and it will give you your results.

  44. Tania Eltisheff

    Hi. my birth records were destroyed in a hospital flood so I don’t know my time of birth. I was born 4th January 1962 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.Can you tell me what is my rising sign?

    1. Melodie

      Hi, Tania. No I’m sorry, the birth time is needed for determining your rising sign. (I’m not sure about Brisbane, but here in the US birth records are not kept at hospitals. They are stored at County Health departments. You may want to see if yours are stored somewhere similar.)

  45. Kelly Williams

    Hi, I was born on September 23, 1984 at 12:12 PM in Saint Louis, MO. Can you tell me what my rising sign is, please?

  46. DD

    Hi question, Do you need the exact place of birth as well to find the rising sign, not just the time? I was born in May 10, 1993 in Detroit, MI at 11:33pm. Every site says my rising sign is Sagittarius, Here it says Aquarius, How so?

    1. Melodie

      Hi, yes you do need exact place of birth. And this one also says Sagittarius (26° SA 16). If you’re looking at the table of ascendants it may give you Aquarius, but the table isn’t going to be precise. This is because the Sun moves a degree a day (approximately) and the table is set up to accommodate the full 30° of each sign. To get the exact rising sign and degree, you need to enter your information in the rising sign calculator, located just above all these comments.

  47. Rohini Maharaj Sharma

    Hi ..My name is Rohini and I was born in Suva Fiji on 18/06/1970. I am a Gemini via Sun Sign, Are you able to assist me with my ascendants and moon sign. If i want a zodiac chart done, will it be based on sun, moon or ascendants sign..Please advice..Thanks Rohini

    1. Melodie

      You can’t know your ascendant (rising sign) without your birth time. I’m sorry. If you have your chart done, it’s way more involved than that. It looks at all of the planets and houses and aspects in addition to the Sun, Moon and rising.

  48. Jeri R Collard

    I cant figure it out can you help me please? born December 1, 1963 @ 10:10am Provo,Utah US Thanks so much!

  49. Jennifer bruning

    I was born on July 23 1987 in Atlanta Georgia at 6:10am. What is my rising sign?

  50. James

    Curious, I was born 08:27am in Bryan, oh on 11-22-1979. Your calculator claims my rising sign is Sagittarius, but according to your chart it says Aquarius. Please confirm thanks

    1. Melodie

      Hi James, the calculator will always been more accurate. That’s because the chart is estimating for an entire month and the hours of sunlight are increasing / or decreasing with each passing day. The rising sign is based on the degree of the zodiac on the Eastern horizon at the moment of birth. In your case, it’s 9° Sagittarius 06′. (You’re also a Scorpio Sun in case you were wondering; the Sun didn’t move into Sagittarius until around 5 pm on the day you were born).

  51. Tyler Phoenix

    I was born July 22, 2003, in the hour of 3 am. What is my rising sign?

  52. Tyler Phoenix

    Forgot to add city. It was: North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada.

  53. Banana

    According to the chart above 10am – 12pm is virgo rising. I placed my birth time and date in the calculator and it says leo rising. Very confunsed.

  54. Bianca O'Grady

    I’m a cancer sun sign but because my mother has passed I cannot find out my exact time of birth, it was between 6-8.30 am is all I know in Johannesburg, south africa. How can I determine my rising signs?

  55. Jacob

    April 24, 2003 6:31PM Las Vegas, Nevada? Libra or Scorpio ascendant?

  56. Melodie

    Unfortunately you can’t without your exact time of birth. You may be able to get your birth time though, from wherever your location maintain’s birth records.

    1. Melodie

      Hi Jacki, you have to include your birth place to get your rising sign. Did you try the calculator and see what it came up with? go ahead and do that and I’ll double check it for you.

  57. Scott

    I was born in los Angeles,Ca on 07/21/1972@ 3:50 am. California was on DST even though it wasn’t a federal mandated law until 1986. Should I subtract 1 hour from my birthtime since the time was manipulated by forwarding the time 1 hour. Confused if I’m Gemini ascendant or Cancer ascendant. A lot of,people think Gemini since I’m a talker with everyone and entertaing the crowd so to speak. I love women with beauty but also someone who can debate their argument or ideas on a educated level. So do you think I’m a Gemini or Cancer ascendant?

    1. Melodie

      Hi Scott, that’s 0 Cancer 32′. Don’t worry about adjusting for DST, the calculator will do that for you. Also you have Venus and Saturn conjunct in Gemini which would explain some of the characteristics you described. The Sag Moon adds a lot too =). All the best,

  58. Scott

    If my ascendant sign then is 0 Cancer 32′ would be considered a weak ascendant?

    1. Melodie

      I wouldn’t consider it weak. I would see it as a new incarnation (not to be confused with a young soul). You may be just getting your feet wet in the realm of emotion, feelings, security needs etc in this lifetime. I do always pay attention though to those very early (or very late) rising signs, because we know someone just looked at their watch and noted the time… so the chance that you are 29 Gemini rather than zero Cancer is there too. You may have to think about that (and look into having your chart rectified) if you feel that’s a possibility.

  59. Lawrence Abante

    Hi ms melodie . Hmm i dont know anything about rising . But i know im cancer . can you help me ? . =) my birthdate is 07/22/1991 11:45am . manila . im also in cusp . Thanks a lot =)

  60. Al

    Hi melodie, I’m really upset about my accendant It is opposite to my sun sign
    I was born 10 Sept 1991 in Baku Azerbaijan birth time ( 24 hour ) 14:15
    Many sites shows Saggitarius accendant but indian site shows more accurate Scorpio sign
    I really need an answer if possible
    Because all afternoon (which I was born 14:15) i feel sensitive often.

    1. Melodie

      Indian sites generally use Vedic astrology which would indeed put you at Scorpio rising. There’s a 23+ degree difference between the two systems, and you are 21 Sag in the Western (tropical) system and 28 Scorpio in the Eastern (sidereal system). These two systems have their own complex nuances and interpretations and you may need to do your own research to determine which one feels more valid, as most of the planets in your chart will have changed signs from one system to the other.

  61. Al

    Maybe You will say Sagittarius too but I dont feel really

  62. Al

    Thanks Melodie for answering

    Is the main character i mean ( sun sign ) play an important role in my life or accendant
    I know that accendant effects but which one are truly important in basic birth chart
    Thanks from heart

    1. Al

      Sincerely sorry
      Last comment by me
      Sidereal time changes everything
      It shows that my sun sign isn’t Virgo it is in Leo moon in Virgo Venus in cancer etc
      Changes all of that
      Tropical or sidereal I’m confused
      Which one is most true?
      I tried to research but I couldn’t find the true answer in web sites

      1. Melodie

        Both are valid as the systems are very different and apply different interpretations. This is something you may want to research yourself before you come to a conclusion. One astrologer may tell you Western astrology is better and another will tell you just the opposite.

  63. Kaleka

    Okay so I’ve been to three different sight and this the third two say I’m a capricorn and one said I’m a Leo. Which is it? I was born July 7th, 1999 at 21:10 p.m.

    1. Melodie

      The one that said you were Leo rising is definitely wrong. Unless you were born somewhere that the Sun rises late in the day. It’s more likely Capricorn but I can’t tell you what the exact degree is without your place of birth.

  64. Yavela

    10 March 1990 female.I was born in Umtata Eastern Cape in South Africa, I was born Saturday but i do not know the time.

    1. Melodie

      Hi, I’m sorry Yavela, there is no way to know your rising sign without an accurate birth time.

  65. Peter

    Hi Melodie
    27 June 1966, 10 am Roodepoort South Africa
    Many thanks

  66. Samantha

    3/29/2000 11:45 am zephyrhills hospital, florida?

  67. mali

    hi Melodie
    i was born in 15th january 1987, around 10;30 pm, Iran, Tehran.

    1. Melodie

      You are a very good example of someone for whom the correct birth time is very important. 10:30 pm gives you 0 Libra rising. Which means that one minute earlier would give you Virgo rising and would change everything.

  68. lisa Abraham

    hi melodie i would like to know my rising sign im a saggitarus born the 12th of december in london middx england and was born at 07.30am

  69. Debbie

    Amazingly spot on! I am pisces rising. Sept 7 1981 5:30pm melbourne australia

  70. Jess Jazzy

    Hi Everyone and Good Morning! I get confused now while I don’t have any idea about my Time of Birth, and it isn’t written on my birth certificate either. I was born in the Tacloban City, Leyte Philippines on March 25,1978 a simple housewife taking care of my family specially my two (2) angels which is 9 yrs old my son and 5 yrs old my daughter. Lives in Florida,USA… Any help could be much appreciated… Thank you and have a woderful day to all of us…

    1. Melodie

      Hi Jess, without a birth time you can’t know your rising sign. I’m sorry.


    November 05, 1985 @ 10:15pm at East Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

  72. Eranjinee

    HI..i am Eranjinee i was born on 29 October 2003…the time is 12:27 a.m …..can i know my rising sign and i am a scorpion

    1. Melodie

      Hi Eranjinee, you are most likely Cancer rising. But because you didn’t supply your city of birth, I don’t know what degree. You can plug your information into the calculator and it should give you the correct sign and degree.

  73. Kelli

    My grandma and mother did charts for years…they always said I was an aquarius rising. Your calculator puts me at Capricorn rising. Thoughts? January 15, 1984 7:28 am. Hayward, California at Kaiser on hesperian Blvd.

    1. Melodie

      I get Cap rising too. You may be referring to the table of ascendandents (at the top) which is not going to be as accurate as the calculator at the bottom. Remember the table is just an estimation that doesn’t take into account things like longitude and latitude or even where (during a roughly 30-day period) someone’s birthday falls. All the best.

  74. Kayla Franklin

    Hi 🙂 could you please tell me my rising sign?? and Does a person have 3 signs?, a rising sign, a moon sign, and a descending sign??
    Born in the town of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
    Time of birth-3:50PM
    Thank you 🙂 i commented once already but i dont know if it posted…

    1. Melodie

      Hi Kayla, we all have a Sun, Moon and Rising sign. We also all have the rest of the planets in specific signs (and houses) too. In your case you’ve got 27 Sagittarius rising (which is pretty much where Saturn and Mercury are right now). Your Sun is in Virgo and your Moon is in Libra. Hope this helps!

  75. Lorelyn

    Hi I was born Jan 31 1980
    Time: 7:55 am
    Place: Lucena city

  76. james

    my name is james birthday is march 13 1970 at 222 pm in rochester ny please contact me

    1. Melodie

      you need your place of birth too Sandy. And you don’t want to ballpark your birth time. It could make a big difference. Sometimes even a couple minutes.

  77. Seeking help

    Can you tell what it is without the exact time you were born?

    1. Melodie

      No I’m sorry. The ascendant / rising sign sets up your entire house system. It’s based on the sign that is on the eastern horizon at the moment of your birth. This changes every few minutes, which is why an exact birth time is so necessary.

  78. Gwen

    That is just like mine my sun sign is Cancer but my rising sign came up as Scorpio which I think is nothing like me … I was born at 5.07 pm in the UK. I think I am very much like a cancerian but not a scorpio

    1. Melodie

      Hi — you would have to say where in the UK you were born (along with your date of birth) to say for sure. But the table is not going to be as accurate as the calculator will be (which should be exact). The table estimates because it’s looking at a rather large (28+ days) window of time for each sign. If by “chart” you mean calculator then yes that would make more sense.

  79. Gwen

    Oh and I meant to say … the chart makes me Capricorn rising and the table a Scorpio rising …. the table should be more accurate but I see the capricorn characteristics more not scorpio ones!

  80. pakirthan

    mine 08/10/1997 toming 03:15 pm palce:srilanka

  81. Christine Hubbard

    Hello. I was born on March 5, 1975 at 8:50am. In Tulsa, OK.. What is my aacending sign? I think it’s Taurus, but i want to be sure.

  82. Joseph

    Would a Scorpio Aquarius rising be compatible with a leo Aquarius rising?

    1. Melodie

      Hi Joseph, sure if there are other indicators in the natal charts. Ideally you’d want favorable interactions between your planets — especially Moon and Venus, but also the Sun, Mercury and Mars — and your partner’s. It’s much more involved than just Sun / rising sign combinations.

  83. Marisela Contreras

    Hi, I was born 03/16/1959 In hav’na Cuba. My mom always told me I was born about 11:45 pm almost on the 17th. But right after sbe passed away I found my birth certificate. It says My birth was registered about 6 months After my birth and it says I was Born at 2 am. I always believed to my rising sign was in sagittarius ,common now I’m confused. Can you please help me with this. Thank you

  84. Priss

    That’s awesome can you please help me with find mine I was born 2_6_87 in corpus Christi texax around 6ish to 8ish .. wha my rising

    1. Melodie

      Hi, I assume you’re listing your birthdate using mm/dd format. But you didn’t say whether you were born in the am or pm. By the way you really do want to get your birth time as exact as possible. For predictive reasons (among other things), 6-8-ish is just not going to cut it.

  85. Marisela Contreras

    Thank you for your reply.
    I would like to know if you are going by the birth time on my birth certificate ( which would be at 2:00 am) or by what my mother told me at 11:45 pm. Both wouldbe on the 16th of March. Thank you!

  86. Melodie

    Hi Marisela — I was going with the 11:45pm birth time. Using the recorded time (2am) gives you 4 Capricorn 42

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