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You’ve likely read your astrology horoscope several times and heard the term “zodiac sign” but did you know that there are actually many different “zodiac signs” that are contained within your unique astrological birth chart? In this article, I will share three that are most commonly discussed: sun, moon, and rising. Knowing this information can allow you to express yourself more fully, relate more to others, and better understand how others may perceive you. This can be incredibly helpful in doing your life’s work.
*This is general information, not directed as a personal reading. If you are looking to get a comprehensive personal reading, you can connect with a professional astrologer. Always do your research before making any lifestyle changes.
The expression of your consciousness or personality. This is the most commonly known sign to the general population. When someone references their zodiac sign, it also means the sun sign, or the zodiac sign that the sun was aligned with in the sky at the time of birth.
This can be important to know in approaching your life’s work because the sun is all about shining, expression, and being awake. When we think about how we share our personality and express ourselves, we can also understand the archetype (or embodied energy) of the sign that the sun is in at our time of birth.
For example, if your sun is in Pisces, you may express yourself with imagination, beauty, and compassion. Also important to know about having a the sun in Pisces, is that because it is a water sign and water relates to emotions, you can be highly sensitive. To support this part of you as you express your personality, you can find ways to ground yourself, especially in hard moments.
The way you connect with others and operate emotionally. In astrology, the moon also works with our intuition and feminine energies. The moon sign refers to the zodiac sign the moon was aligned with at the time of birth. Our moon sign has also been said to be the “soul” of our natal chart. The moon changes so quickly, moving through a zodiac sign every 2-3 days, thus revealing it’s full moon cycle to us every 28 days.
Knowing your moon sign can be wonderful information to be aware of as we navigate changes in life, because with change often comes emotional adjustments. As an example, if you are a libra moon, you may require consistent emotional balance. Harmony can be incredibly important to you. While this is quite beautiful to feel, it can also (at times) take quite a bit of energy to maintain this inner harmony. Libra Moon recognizes the power of emotional well-being.
Rising Sign / Ascendant
The way in which you are perceived by others. The rising sign, or ascendant, is the zodiac sign that is on the Eastern horizon at the time of birth. This can be especially important to know in our life’s work because as we interact with a number of different people, we can not only understand how we are perceived by other people, but how we perceive others as well.
As an example, if you are a Sagittarius rising, or in the presence of a Sagittarius rising person, you can experience an optimistic and active person. They can also be intentional about speaking their truth.
How can you find out your astrology signs?
There are many websites online you can use, for example, Cafe Astrology is a popular tool. It will share with you descriptions of each. What you can also do is once you know the sign for your sun, moon, and rising, is continue research what it means to have those placements.
As always, doing your research is recommended before making any lifestyle changes.
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