Rising Sign or Ascendant or Lagna Meaning in Astrology

Rising sign is the face you present to the world. Rising Sign or Ascendant is determined by the constellation that was rising on the eastern horizon at the time of your birth.

The characteristics associated with sun signs don’t always fit: we all know Cancer’s who aren’t homebodies and Aquarians who actually like to get cuddly. Sun signs tell only part of the story – it is the rising sign that holds the key to the image we present to the rest of the world.

Although you may identify with the characteristics of your sun sign, it’s likely that you hide some of these traits behind a mask, or persona. It’s your rising sign that influences the facade you present to others, particularly when you are faced with a new or unknown situation.

Apart from personality traits and mannerisms that project a certain image, the rising sign is also associated with your appearance and physical features.

In addition, the opposite sign of the ascendant – the descendant – describes the type of person you are likely to attract in relationships.

In a horoscope of Kundali, the rising sign is considered to be the first house in. The counting of the houses starts from the rising sign or ascendant.