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What is your rising sign and what’s it mean?

June 4, 2018

What is your rising sign and what’s it mean?

We all have a star sign (and most of us know the ins and outs of ours only too well…) but did you know we all also have an equally important RISING SIGN. This reflects which planetary influence was rising, i.e. on the Eastern horizon, when you were born. It describes your outer shell to the world and how others see you. So, it typically captures the way you react to situations spontaneously, without your guard up.

Look at the left to find the time you were born and trace along to the column for your star sign (signs are shown along the top). Then use the key at the bottom to work out what your rising sign is.

What does it mean if your rising sign is…

ARIES – You can swiftly default to being bossy and tactless when something gets your back up. There’s an inner warrior which others have, no doubt, been the brunt of at times…

TAURUS – Lazy as hell. Stubborn as the devil. Determined as a demon. Many will remember encounters with you as being like a rock meeting a hard place!

GEMINI – A fast and furious, anxious bundle of nervous energy when you don’t have yourself under full control. A tendency to slip into gossip and bad mouthing (oh, but it’s SUCH fun)… till you feel guilty about it, and stop.

CANCER – Your over-sensitive, sentimental, emotional and raw reactions can shock others who hold themselves in tighter check; more of a ‘feeler’ than a ‘thinker’, you’re also incredibly intuitive, if not a bit psychic.

LEO – You positively beam and glow with pride and satisfaction at compliments and praise, you love to be loved, and you’re equally loving in return. You also have a jealous streak about three miles wide. 

VIRGO – We all dread the words: ‘I need to talk to you’- it makes us think of EVERY bad thing we’ve ever done. Virgo rising signs feel like that ALL the time, because you’re anxious to please and help and be found not wanting. Stop worrying about what others think so much.

LIBRA - Completely unable to make up your mind about everyday tasks and decisions, even at the expense of your other great hang-up: pissing people off. That aside, you’re charming, diplomatic and easygoing. Great company.

SCORPIO - Extreme, secretive, passionate. Sooooo deeply guarded about your own life, but extremely interested in probing into what everyone else is up to. People don’t dare cross you twice, that’s for sure.

SAGITTARIUS - A loose cannon happily freewheeling around getting up to mischief. You get away with it because you’re genuinely warm and funny- you just can’t help blurting out stuff without thinking it through sometimes.


CAPRICORN - Calculating and self-controlled. Often a source of advice for others because you instinctively see and always know exactly what needs doing and aren’t afraid to point it out. A rock for others.

AQUARIUS - Eccentric, independent and completely detached from the usual human emotional rollercoaster. To be found floating somewhere outside the box, thinking about space and time or whatever.

PISCES - A vivid dreamer and intuitive thinker. You’re able to read the content of others’ hearts and minds but are usually too nice to say what you really see. If only they knew what you know…

Written by TarotBella
A Gemini, a bookworm and a fiend for cheese! I am Cosmopolitan.com/UK’s first resident tarot expert, and I also write for Soul & Spirit and The Sun. I have a community of happy clients all over the world, and you can book a personal, written reading, which comes as a beautifully illustrated brochure, with me at www.tarotbella.etsy.com or follow me at www.facebook.com/mytarotbella or www.instagram.com/mytarotbella

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