Articles tagged "ascendant"

The Ascendant (Rising Sign)

The Ascendant is another name for the cusp of the first house. It marks the part of the Zodiac that is rising, or directly on the Eastern horizon, at the time of your birth. That’s why the sign of the Ascendant it is also called the rising sign.


The Angles and Angular Houses

The angular houses are houses 1, 4, 7, and 10. These houses represent the basic needs, the most important things in human life.


The Sun, Moon and Ascendant

These “big 3” signs are your astrological “handshake.” When you meet another astrologer, or introduce yourself to a group of astrologers, it’s a polite gesture to offer this information. It tells astrologers who you are without revealing too much!