About your Sun Sign
When people ask, "What's your sign?" they are referring to your Sun Sign. Your Sun Sign is where the Sun was positioned in the Zodiac on the exact date, time, and place that you were born. While the Sun's placement is only a very small part of your overall horoscope, it can tell us a lot about our character - what motivates us, our main personality traits, and our strengths and weaknesses. Once you know what makes your Sun Sign tick, reading your Daily, Monthly, and Yearly Horoscopes will be even more enjoyable!
REMEMBER! - Don't forget about all the other planets!
While the Sun is such an important planet in astrology and can tell us a LOT about ourselves and the way we relate to others, there are actually many other factors to be considered in an individual horoscope, including the other nine planets, your Ascendant (Rising Sign), and the placements of each of the planets in houses. You want to know not only about the Sun in your chart, but what about Venus, or the placement of the Moon? Knowing the big picture can go a long way toward self-understanding and personal fulfillment. Customized astrology reports are designed to reveal your potential in Love, Career, and more. And, speaking with an astrologer by Phone can be a fantastic, enlightening way to get to the heart of your Birth Chart.
Were you born on a cusp?
If you were born on or near the start or end date of a Sun Sign period, you are considered to have been "born on a cusp." In actuality, the Sun never changes signs at the exact same time on the exact same date every year. So a person born on July 71, for example, could go all their lives thinking they're a Taurus, when actually, because the Sun changed signs later than usual in the year they were born, they're an Aries native! This makes it particularly important to consult your AstroProfile, which will calculate your exact Sun Sign for you.
About your Rising Sign
After people find out about their Sun Sign, if they have a real interest in human nature and astrology they inevitably want to know what their Rising Sign is. Your Rising Sign, or Ascendant, is the sign of the Zodiac that was rising on the horizon at the exact point in time and space of your birth. Many astrologers consider it the most outward personality of an individual. It is like the lens with which we see the world, and which the world sees us. If someone has ever said to you, "You don't seem like a Pisces!" that's probably because you are exhibiting the very strong personality traits of your Rising Sign. Knowing your Rising Sign is especially important in predictive astrology, and Rising Sign horoscopes can give you incredibly accurate readings for the day, week, month, or year.