The zodiac sign rising on the eastern horizon at a person's birth is their ascendant. Astrologically, this sign reflects a person's appearance and public persona.
First impressions—especially amorous ones—are shaped by the rising sign.
Astrologically, some rising signs are more compatible. Compatible rising signs tend to get along naturally. Those with opposing rising signs may have trouble getting along.
The rising sign affects how a person speaks and listens. Geminis are chatty and like vibrant conversation, whereas Scorpios are more reserved and prefer to listen.
The rising sign affects how a person shows affection and handles conflict. Leos are more demonstrative in their affection, whereas Capricorns are more reserved.
In astrology, rising signs are also considered to influence a person's sexual compatibility with others. A Taurus rising may like sensual and earthy sex, while a Sagittarius rising may prefer more adventurous and free-spirited sex.
The rising sign can also impact the power dynamics and roles within a romantic relationship. A Libra rising may enjoy peace and harmony, whereas an Aries rising may dominate the partnership.
Partners can encourage one other's personal growth and development by understanding their rising indications.