Read A Birth Chart

Step 4: Name the Ascending Sign (Ascendant)


Re-visit the Ascendant. You already know where the Ascendant is. It is the point where the eastern horizon, extended into infinity, intersects the Zodiac. If you look carefully you will see that this intersection happens within a sign of the Zodiac, within a piece of the belt.

Find the Sign. Compare the sign that the Ascendant intersects with the list of all the signs. In our example it is Pisces.

Learn the Terminology. The proper terminology is as follows: "This Ascendant is (in) Pisces." Find the Ascendant in your chart using the provided list of the signs of the Zodiac.