Your Ascendant

Calculate Ascendant: A Comprehensive Guide

When we take a closer look at astrology, we realize that there is much more to the horoscope than just the Sun sign. One of the key elements that is often overlooked is the Ascendant. But what exactly is the Ascendant and how can we calculate it? In this article, we explain how to calculate your Ascendant and what it means to you.

What is the Ascendant?

The Ascendant is the sign of the zodiac rising on the eastern horizon at the time of your birth. It is of great importance in astrology as it determines your personality, appearance and how you are perceived by others.

Calculation of the Ascendant

To calculate the Ascendant, we need three key pieces of information:

  • The exact time of your birth.
  • The exact place of your birth.
  • The date of your birth.

Step 1: Determine the sidereal time

Sidereal time is a method of measuring time based on the daily rotation of the Earth on its axis. To calculate it, we need the date and exact time of your birth.

Step 2: Find the longitude

Next, we need the longitude of the place of birth. This information is important because it determines which zodiac sign rises on the eastern horizon.

Step 3: Finding the Ascendant

With the above information, we can now calculate the Ascendant. There are several online tools and charts that can help us with this.

Calculate your ascendant!


🤔 What is the Ascendant?

The Ascendant indicates the rising degree of the zodiac in the eastern horizon at the time of birth. Therefore, the time and geographical location of your birth are necessary for its determination. Every two hours, another sign of the zodiac rises above the horizon line in the east.

💯 How to calculate the ascendant?

Basically, this is astronomical calculations of the starry sky at a certain date and time, as well as the place in the world from which you look at this starry sky. So, the Earth rotation, Earth rotation around the Sun, as well as the planetary movements around the Sun are taken into account.

🧚 What does the ascendant say?

The ascendant forms the beginning of the so-called first house of the twelve-part astrological circle of houses. The ascendant is considered with the age increasing very important factor in a horoscope. According to many astrologers, the ascendant also describes the personality or at least a decisive part of it.

Meaning of the Ascendant

The meaning of the Ascendant varies depending on the sign in which it is located. Each sign has its own characteristics and qualities that shape the personality of the individual.


Calculating the Ascendant is an important step in astrology that helps us get a more complete picture of our personality and destiny. It requires accurate information about the time and place of our birth, but can be easily achieved with the right tools and information. Hopefully, this guide has shed light on the often misunderstood concept of the Ascendant and helped you better understand your own chart.


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