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Rising Sign Meaning

Gateway to Your Birth Chart

The rising sign is one of the most important points in your birth chart. Get my free 10-day mini-course designed specifically to help beginners understand and work with the meaning of the rising sign. Download the study guide and get started with the free lessons today.

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Cut through the confusion and get to know your Rising Sign

Getting into your birth chart is really fun! Your chart is the blueprint for this life journey– and it contains a ton of information about you. The insights often validate and illuminate your lived experience, and there is something really satisfying about that. 

But it’s hard to get there without a guide. When you first start to get to know your birth chart, you soon find out that the birth chart contains a level of detail that can quickly become overwhelming. Thing A means this, Thing B means that, Thing C means that… and so on until your eyes glaze over and your brain turns to mush. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone!

Beginner-Friendly Lessons

This free 10-day course slows it all down so you can focus on this one piece of the birth chart– and get to know it well. We’ll break down the interpretation to make it simple, digestible, and understandable. 

You’ll be guided to examine your rising sign from a few different angles, so that you get a deeper and broader view of this super-important part of your birth chart. And maybe you’ll learn a bit about yourself in the process.

When you sign up, you’ll get an email welcoming you to the course. Over the next ten days, you’ll get a series of follow-up emails, each with an easy assignment designed to help you learn that day’s lesson and prepare for the next.

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Here's what's in the free course

  • Day 1: Welcome! Here’s your study guide.
  • Day 2: Find your rising sign
  • Day 3: Start interpreting your rising sign
  • Day 4: [VIDEO] Face shape, facial features, and the rising sign
  • Day 5: Your rising sign’s landlord (a.k.a. your chart ruler)
  • Day 7: Your “astrological handshake” (Sun, Moon, and rising)
  • Day 9: [VIDEO] Class: The rising sign and the first house
  • Day 10: Course Evaluation

I’ll be honest with you. The Zodiac sign rising on the eastern horizon at the moment of birth, the ascendant, the rising sign. Whatever you want to call it. This was one of the last pieces of the chart that really fell into place for me.

I mean, I knew the keywords:

  • Your “mask”– mannerisms and style
  • Your identity
  • Your presentation
  • Your approach to life
  • The “you” people see when they first meet you

But I still didn’t totally feel like I “got” the meaning of the rising sign. For a long time. My messy “farmer chic” aesthetic and love for salty language never totally fit the grace, poise, and neat appearance that my Libra rising is supposed to represent.

I feel like I have a better handle on it now. That’s why I created this 10-day beginner-level course all about it.  You’ll get a series of email lessons and a printable or fillable PDF study guide that starts with “How to find your Rising Sign.” 

Face shape, facial features, and the rising sign (Day 4 of the course)

Get my freshest research on the connection between the ascendant and facial appearance. I had a lot of nerdy fun putting this presentation together, and even more fun teaching it!

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"If you want to get insight on how others see you and how you relate to the world, taking this course will help you!"
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"It's an excellent introduction to seeing beyond your sun sign, and getting a glimpse of the depth and complexity that astrology offers as a tool for learning about yourself and others. The delivery is excellent - clear, organised, fun and engaging!"
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"This is a simple course that can introduce to you to an amazing world of astrology and you get to know yourself better; bit by bit."
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Molly Gauthier, CNTP - Astrologer and Holistic Nutrition Therapist

Sometimes I wish I could go back to the 1990s and discover astrology again. I remember being a new student, looking up my sign placements and aspects for the first time, finding all of these wonderful nuggets of truth and validation.

The best feeling is when the truth-nuggets start to come together and form a picture that reveals even deeper truths. The chart comes to life… and the light turns on.

I love that.

I help people who are excited about astrology take their knowledge and skills to the next level. I also practice medical astrology and nutrition therapy to help individuals identify and address deeper issues and meanings impacting their health.

© 2021 Molly C. Gauthier

Rising Sign Mini-Course

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