You likely know what your zodiac sign is, right? Most of us do. Even if you’re not super into astrology and zodiac signs, you’ve probably looked up your horoscope at least once or twice because maybe you just needed someone to tell you where your life was heading. We’ve all been there, looking for some comforting words from the stars.
All of this being said, do you know your sun, moon, and rising sign?
The horoscope that you usually read online or in magazines is the sign that you are probably most familiar with. That zodiac sign is actually your sun sign. This sign is calculated by looking up the time of year that you were born.
These three signs together help you to gain a better understanding of yourself, as each one rules over different parts of your personality. Understanding each of these signs can give you a whole new perspective of astrology and if you’re a believer, your life.
Let’s take a look at what the sun, moon, and rising signs actually represent.
Your sun sign is what your daily, weekly, monthly, etc. horoscope is based on. It’s the most common sign that people look to when they want to know about themselves through astrology. When you tell people your star sign (Pieces, Taurus, Libra, etc…), you are actually telling them your sun sign.
This sign is based on the position of the sun at the time you were born. To calculate this, all you need to know is the month and day you were born. Are you not sure what your sun sign is? Take a look at the chart below.
This sun sign represents you! If you think about it, the sun is the center of our solar system and the Earth needs it to survive. Just like the sun’s relation to Earth, our sun sign is also at the center of who we are.
Your moon sign relates more to the hidden aspects of your life, like your emotions, fears, and longings. If you think about the moon, it only comes out sometimes, and it’s more hidden – just like you are with your emotions.
The moon has always been connected with our emotions. You know how they say people start acting crazier when there’s a full moon? Well, the moon affects the ocean tides and many researchers believe that since our body is mostly made up of water, the moon affects us in the same way. Astrologist Dr. Perrakis even states “it’s easy to understand how the moon would pull us and sway us just like the ocean.”
This sign is often believed to really show your true self on a deeper level. Since the moon moves into different stages every 2-3 days, people born 2-3 days apart can be totally different – even if they share the same sun sign.
Your moon sign is based on where exactly the moon was when you were born. To calculate your moon sign you’ll need to know the day and exact time you were born including the time zone.
Don’t know your moon sign? Find it here.
Your rising sign, or ascendant sign, is the zodiac constellation rising on the eastern horizon at the time you are born. This sign is your social personality and it represents your physical body and outward style. Think of it as the energies that you put into the world.
Whereas the sun sign represents your core self and the moon sign represents your inner self, the rising sign is all about how you present yourself. “The ascendant (or rising sign) is often considered the mask one wears when meeting others,” says Café Astrology. Unlike the sun sign, which shows the bigger picture of who you are, the rising sign shows the surface of your personality. Your rising sign is how you appear to other people, how you react, and how you socially relate to people.
To discover your rising sign, you need to know your exact birth date, time, and place, and you can find it from going here.
Find your sun, moon, and rising signs and let us know if you feel it’s more accurate! Drop a comment below and tell us all about it!