What is a Sun, Moon and Rising Sign?

What is a Sun, Moon and Rising Sign?

With Astrology playing a very big role in my life this year I wanted to take a moment break down the holy trinity of your zodiac signs, your sun, moon and rising. I first discovered how to map my signs when are a market and my dear friend pulled out an app on her phone and mapped my signs.

So I am a Aquarius Sun, Gemini Moon, and Capricorn Rising, AMAZING but I still didn't know what that meant for me? If anything I felt more confused because I was no longer 1 sign, I was 3. The truth is, it doesn't complicate how you view yourself, if anything it helps makes everything clearer and allowed me to connect with myself and my natural instincts. 

I would love to share with you what sun, moon and rising signs mean for your personality and when you are down reading click the link on the bottom to map your own chart and share your sun, moon and rising signs in the comments below!

So lets break it down, 

SUN SIGN: Define Your Individuality

The sun represents your will and purpose, your sense of vitality, and your evolving higher self. In simplest terms your sun sign is your "you-ness", it is (usually) the most obvious part of the personality.  This sign is chosen based on the position of the Sun at birth, where you are placed within one of the twelve zodiac signs. When you look up your horoscope you are searching for your sun sign. 


MOON SIGN: The Inner You

One of the most important pieces of your astrological chart is your moon sign. The moon shapes your emotions and your soul, it's your darker, emotional inner self that you don't necessarily reveal to others. If you're especially sensitive, you may connect more with the characteristics of your Moon sign than your Sun. The Moon Sign also comes out when you feel very safe - either by yourself or with people you trust. 

Your moon sign is chosen based on the position of the Moon at birth, the moon moves into a different sign every 2-3 days, which plays a huge role in who you are as an individual. 


RISING SIGN: The Outer You

Your rising sign can tell you more about your "outer" self, much of your outward appearance, or the way you present yourself to others is determined by the Rising Sign. This sign represents your horizon - your aspirations, what you look for in the world, and what you want to reflect. In other words, your rising sign is what people first see when they meet you. Think of it as your "first impression" sign.

Your Rising Sign is not based on planets but the zodiac constellation that was rising over the horizon the moment you were born. The Rising Sign changes continually throughout the day - so Birth Time and Place are essential pieces of information in determining the Rising Sign.

Why is the Rising Sign so important? Once you discover why you have the particular Rising Sign you do, you will be on the road to realizing and sharing one of your most powerful gifts. It represents an important aspect of what you were born to work on perfecting in this life. 


So, how do you find out what your sun, moon, and rising is? 

I recommend Astro.Cafeastrology  or you can get Time Passages from the app store, I like the app a lot because I can save all of my friends charts which I think is fun! 

All you need to do is plug in your exact time of birth (check your birth certificate!) your city/country and your birth date/year. They’ll generate a chart for you on the spot, free, and explain it too. Make sure to share your signs in the comments below!


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LeeAnne Driscoll

Sun sign is Sagittarius
Moon sign is Scorpio
Ascending sign is Sagittarius

Bethsua Calleros

If I am reading my graph correctly…
My Sun Sign is Leo
My Moon Sign is Aquarius
My Ascendant [Rising Sign] is Capricorn.

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