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Did you know that along with your sun sign—the zodiac sign the sun was in when you were born, or the sign most people read their horoscope for—your rising sign, or Ascendant, shows through in your personality and how others see you?

Your rising sign is the sign that was rising on the horizon at the moment you were born. It’s the ruler of your first house in your natal chart, and it has a big hand in how others see you and relate to you when they first meet you, and in the impressions they form of you before getting to know you well.

So how do you know what your rising sign is? If you know your birthdate, the time of day you were born, and what city you were born in, it’s easy to find. Just enter your date of birth, time of birth, and city of birth into the rising sign (Ascendant) calculator below, then click “Next.” It will tell you what your rising sign is and what influence it has in your personality and how others see you.

Now that you know your rising sign, you can also read your horoscope for your rising sign! Reading your horoscope for both your sun sign and your rising sign can give you even more insight into themes and opportunities happening for you to help you live a starry kind of life.

What’s in focus for you this week? Read your weekly horoscope from Starry Kind of Girl!

Find your rising sign