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[Image:Natal Chart -- Adam.jpg|thumb|right|The ascendant in this example is marked As and is in the nine o'clock position of the horoscope]] The ascendant of a given geographic location at a particular point in time is the point on the zodiac which is ascending over the Eastern horizon as viewed from that place and time. In astrology, a horoscope is a chart or diagram representing the positions of the planets, other celestial bodies, and sensitive angles at the time of any event, such as a persons birth. ... The geographic location of anything is measured by the latitude and longitude of it, as on a map or globe. ... A pocket watch, a device used to measure time Two distinct views exist on the meaning of time. ... This article is about the astrological and astronomical concept of the zodiac. ... The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST, internally called HT-7U) is a project being undertaken to construct an experimental superconducting tokamak magnetic fusion energy reactor in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province, in eastern China. ... Horizon. ...


The astrological ascendant, or rising sign, is the zodiacal sign that was ascending on the Eastern horizon at a particular moment. For example, if a horoscope was drawn for an individual's birth that occurred exactly at the moment of sunrise and the sun was in Leo at that moment, the ascendant would be in the same sign as the sun-sign, so the person would be said to have Leo rising (or ascendant in Leo) in addition to having the sun in Leo. Hand-coloured version of the anonymous Flammarion woodcut. ... This article is about the astrological and astronomical concept of the zodiac. ... In astrology, a horoscope is a chart or diagram representing the positions of the planets, other celestial bodies, and sensitive angles at the time of any event, such as a persons birth. ... The Rayleigh effect, seconds before sunrise in New Zealand Sunrise, also called sunup in some American English dialects, is the time at which the first part of the Sun appears above the horizon in the east. ... For other uses, see Sun (disambiguation). ... Symbol of Leo Leo is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Leo. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


There are exactly 30 degrees per astrological sign, and because 12 multiplied by 30 equals 360 which is the span of the ecliptic, all twelve signs rise and fall during the course of one 24-hour day. This exact rising degree forms the first house cusp of a horoscope and is said to be of great significance in the interpretation. The planet that rules the astrological sign of the ascendant is said to be the "chart ruler." This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The plane of the ecliptic is well seen in this picture from the 1994 lunar prospecting Clementine spacecraft. ... This 18th century Icelandic manuscript drawing shows the twelve astrological houses with signs for the locations of the planets, the sun and the moon. ...


Since the ascendant usually forms the cusp of the first house in a modern horoscope many astrologers believe that it naturally corresponds to Aries, the first astrological sign of the zodiac, but these assumptions were not always made. Ancient astrologers used whole-sign house systems almost exclusively, which meant that each house of the chart began at 0 degrees of each sign. The first house was the one in which the point of the ascendant fell, but the ascendant itself did not form the boundary of the house. Secondly, the concept of each house having a corresponence to a zodiacal sign, which is sometimes called natural houses or the natural zodiac, is a modern one. In the original formulations of astrology, Mars, which rules Aries, the first sign, actually was most at home and most powerful in the sixth house, not the first. Some astrologers, nowadays, think that the ascendant could correspond to other signs in spite of Aries, like Leo (the sign of appearance, pride, egocentricity and self-importance, all characteristics that could likely be suitable for the first house) or Libra (because Libra rising seems to give the most good-looking appearance, very likable humane characteristics and diplomatic abilities, so astrologers think that is the best position for an ascendant). Symbol of Aries Aries is an astrological sign that is associated with the constellation Aries. ... Astronomical symbols/glyphs representing the Sun, Moon, Pluto and planets, along with the Earth, in Western astrology. ... Symbol of Leo Leo is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Leo. ... Symbol of Libra Libra is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Libra. ...


The Ascendant is of great significance in all schools of astrology due to the fact that it serves as the filter through which everything in a horoscope- including the Sun and Moon- is expressed. Thus, most astrologers believe that the Rising Sign exerts an influence equal to or more powerful than the Sun and Moon. In Jyotish, the ascendant is without question the most individual and defining element in the chart. Hand-coloured version of the anonymous Flammarion woodcut. ... Astronomical symbols/glyphs representing the Sun, Moon, Pluto and planets, along with the Earth, in Western astrology. ... Astronomical symbols/glyphs representing the Sun, Moon, Pluto and planets, along with the Earth, in Western astrology. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Long and short ascension

Because the Earth's axis (see axial tilt) is tiled relative to the ecliptic, the twelve signs do not take the same amount of time to cross the eastern horizon. At the equator, there is very little difference (Pisces, Aries, Virgo and Libra take slighltly less time than the other signs) but as one moves from the equator, larger and larger differences emerge. Earth (IPA: , often referred to as the Earth, Terra, the World or Planet Earth) is the third planet in the solar system in terms of distance from the Sun, and the fifth largest. ... Axial tilt is an astronomical term regarding the inclination angle of a planets rotational axis in relation to its orbital plane. ...


In the northern hemisphere, the signs of Aquarius, Pisces, Aries and Taurus take much less time than the theoretical two hours to cross the eastern horizon, whilst the signs of Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius take much longer than two hours to do so. For example, at the latitude of Paris, France: City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land...

  • Pisces and Aries take only about fifty-five minutes to cross the eastern horizon (this is referred to as the length of ascension or simply as the sign's ascension)
  • Aquarius and Taurus have an ascension of only about seventy minutes
  • Cancer and Sagittarius have an ascension of around two and a half hours
  • Leo, Virgo, Libra and Scorpio have ascensions of around two hours and forty-five minutes

At higher latitudes, these differences become even more marked. At the latitude of St. Petersburg, Russia: Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and...

  • Pisces and Aries ascend in only thirty minutes
  • Aquarius and Taurus ascend in only forty-five minutes
  • Capricorn and Gemini ascend in an hour and a half
    • actually individual degrees near Sagittarius or Cancer ascend twice as slowly as those near Aquarius or Taurus
  • Sagittarius and Cancer ascend in two hours and forty minutes
  • Leo, Virgo, Libra and Scorpio take as much as three hours and fifteen minutes to ascend

Astrologers consider the differences between the rate at which the signs ascend to be of importance. In many house systems, houses can become very large when they cover Aquarius, Pisces, Aries and Taurus because these signs are seen to be much smaller from the perspective of a northern hemisphere observer.


Some astrologers, such as Richard Nolle, consider the prepondance of Ascendants in signs from Cancer through Sagittarius (known as the western signs) to be symbolic of the highly relationship-oriented character inherent in a complex or civilized society as found today in the northern hemisphere but never developed in equatorial or south temperate latitudes where eastern (Capricorn through Gemini), individual-oriented Ascendants are equally or more common (Richard Nolle, Chiron: New Planet in the Horoscope, pages 78 to 82). Cities are a major hallmark of human civilization. ...


In the southern hemisphere, long and short ascension are reversed. For instance, at the latitude of Concepción, Chile: City motto: La Capital del Sur de Chile The Capital of the South of Chile Also called Biobios Pearl Founded October 5, 1550, Original Name La Concepción de María Purísima del Nuevo Extremo Region Bío-Bío Region Area  - City Proper  222 km² Population  - City...

  • Pisces and Aries ascend in two hours twenty minutes
  • Aquarius and Taurus ascend in two and a half hours (see note about ascension in low latitudes above)
  • Capricorn and Gemini ascend in two hours twenty minutes
  • Sagittarius and Cancer ascend in almost exactly two hours
  • Scorpio and Leo ascend in about ninety minutes
  • Libra and Virgo ascend in about seventy-five minutes

See also

Calculate a Rising Sign or AscendantA Simple way to determine your rising sign. In Horary astrology, an accidental Ascendant is determined according to the time and date of the question that is being asked, and the querents is rotated to the point where the Ascendant of the natives horoscope becomes the sign and degree of the Ascendant of the question. ... The Descendant is directly across from the Ascendant (As) in the chart, in the three oclock position In the field of astrology, the Descendant is the point directly opposite, or 180 degrees away from the Ascendant, or Rising Sign. ... The Midheaven is noted as Mc in this Natal chart, close to the top Ptolemys definition: The Medium Coeli is the point which is upper square from ascendant, eg. ... In astrology, the Imum Coeli, or IC, is the point in space where the ecliptic crosses the Meridian in the north, exactly opposite the Midheaven in degrees and marking the 4th house cusp in most house systems (this is reversed in the southern hemisphere). ...


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Ascendant: The ascendant or rising sign reflects your persona – what you choose to show to the world.
The Ascendant is frequently useful in describing your physical characteristics and general health.
Because the Ascendant is the way others see you, physically and in every other way, it pays to understand what they are seeing.
ascendant: Definition, Synonyms and Much More from Answers.com (1017 words)
The ascendant of a given geographic location at a particular point in time is the point on the zodiac which is ascending over the Eastern horizon as viewed from that place and time.
Since the ascendant usually forms the cusp of the first house in a modern horoscope many astrologers believe that it naturally corresponds to Aries, the first astrological sign of the zodiac, but these assumptions were not always made.
The Ascendant is of great significance in all schools of astrology due to the fact that it serves as the filter through which everything in a horoscope- including the Sun and Moon- is expressed.
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