How Your Rising Sign Influences Your Sun Sign
by James Herlehy

Everybody knows their Sun sign, but do you know your Rising sign? So what is your Rising sign in relation to your Sun sign in your natal chart? Here we will look at the interaction of these two chart components and look at some examples to give you a better idea of how your Rising sign influences your Sun sign!



Calculating your Rising Sign

The rising sign is an astrological point in the chart, calculated based on the exact location that a particular zodiac sign was ascending or rising on the horizon at the time of your birth. Every 24 hours the Earth makes a total rotation on its axes, causing a different sign to be in the backdrop of the horizon approximately every 2 hours. You can calculate your rising sign here.

The Importance of your Rising Sign

The Rising sign is an extremely important part of your chart, because it differentiates you from everyone else born around the same Sun sign period. It is one of the most individualistic aspects of your chart because it changes position so quickly.

The Rising sign is sometimes expressed more dominantly than one’s Sun’s sign because it is symbolic of your surface personality. It shows us a detailed look into the “masks” you wear and the aspects of your personality other’s see first.

When your Rising sign matches the energy of your Sun sign you may come across to others effortlessly. If your Sun and Rising sign are wildly different zodiac signs, other people may have trouble “figuring” you out. One aspect we can look at to see how the Rising Sign interacts with your Sun sign is by the element of the signs. Each zodiac sign is assigned a particular element water, fire, earth, or air. You can find out more information about zodiac signs here: https://numerologysign.com/astrology/zodiac/

Below you will find explanations of possible ways for how your Rising sign will influence your Sun sign by looking at the interaction between the elements.

Water Rising Sign: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Water Sun: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

If you have a water element Rising sign and your Sun sign is also a water sign then your self-identity will flow well with what you show the world. You tend to be emotional on the surface and on the inside.

Earth Sun: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

With a water Rising sign and an earth Sun sign you tend to create a very harmonious combination. The fluid nature of your outer personality attracts many friends or lovers your way while the emotionally grounded aspect of your Earth Sun sign is able to discern who has your best interest in mind.

Air Sun: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

A water Rising sign with an air Sun sign creates a very interesting dynamic. The air Sun sign part of your personalty wants to come across as knowledgeable, articulate, and rational while your sensitive water Rising sign side would like to express a full range of dramatic emotions.

Fire Sun: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius 

The combination of a water Rising sign with a Fire Sun sign is like steam. People are often really intrigued by people who have the passion of the fire element with the emotional depth of a water Rising sign. You are able to process emotions and are in touch with your gut instincts with this combination.

If you have an Earth Rising Sign: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Water Sun: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

With an Earth Rising sign and water Sun sign you come across to others as very grounded and put together. Having an earth Rising sign is very helpful for making sense of all of the emotions you feel as a someone with a water Sun sign.

Earth Sun: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Having an earth Sun and Rising sign make a very harmonious combination. You may have a tendency to see things from a very serious perspective. Your self identity certainly lines up with what your are showing the world about who you want to be.

Air Sun: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

An earth Rising sign may have a tendency to hide your air Sun sign energy. You want to chat, discover, and explore, but an earth Rising sign may put a shy spin on this.

Fire Sun: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius 

This can be a very powerful combination. You seem very grounded on the outside with an earth Rising sign, but when you get riled up, expect you fire Sun sign to come roaring out. This is a great combination for crisis intervention work!

If you have an Air Rising Sign: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Water Sun: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

With an air Rising sign you express yourself with ease, are often goofing off, and find it really easy to relate to others. This may lead you to attract people to you that do not understand your deeply sensitive water Sun sign nature.

Earth Sun: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Your air Rising sign helps you articulate the insights and observations of your earth Sun sign. This Rising sign can help an otherwise shy earth Sun sign come out of their shell!

Air Sun: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

When you have an air Rising and Sun sign you can express yourself with effortlessness. Your inner self matches your outer self because you are process and communicating information on the same wavelength.

Fire Sun: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius 

An air Rising sign is excellent for communicating the brilliant ideas that your fire Sun sign often does not have the patience for! In this case you Rising sign has a very harmonious influence on your Sun sign identity expression.

If You have a Fire Rising Sign: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Water Sun: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

A fire Rising sign may come off as more combative then the water Sun sign personalty you actually are. This Rising sign element helps you stand up for yourself, which your water Sun sign may have trouble doing at times.

Earth Sun: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

People may very surprised when they get to know you after first interacting with your fire element Rising sign! You seem so much more calm then people first suspect with this sign combination.

Air Sun: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

A harmonious combination is created with a fire Rising sign person being able to act as quick as your air Sun sign wants to. Your Rising sign may respond impulsively to your air Sun sign element whims.

Fire Sun: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius 

Having a fire Rising and Sun sign can give you a very headstrong outer and inner energy. You often are unpredictable, and others expect this from you!

Conclusion

The Rising sign is a very valuable piece of information to have when discovering the significance behind the expression of each component of your astrological chart. This area of your natal chart tend to color your personality; creating a unique personal identity! How do you think your Rising sign influences your Sun sign?

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