Whats Rising

date and time—6:16 p.m. on December 18, 1946—in our example. You can go back to Spielberg's birth chart in Chapter 3, "Astrology Basics for Your Personal Forecast.")

Write your birth date and time in the appropriate slice. We've filled in Steven Spielberg's stats in this example.

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2. Using the zodiac on the tear-out reference card at the beginning of this book, find your Sun sign.

3. Draw your Sun sign in the same "slice" in which you wrote your birth date.

Draw your Sun sign in the appropriate slice. We filled in Spielberg's Sun sign: Sagittarius.

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4. Now, going in a counterclockwise direction, draw the rest of the signs, in order, in each "slice." If you drew Aries in your slice, for example, you should follow with Taurus, Gemini, and so on.

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Draw the signs counterclockwise on the chart. We've done this on Steven Spielberg's behalf.

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5. Now look to see which sign is shown at the "eastern horizon" of your chart. Remember, on an astrological chart, the "east" is on the left. "X" marks the spot.

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"X" marks the spot. Note that the symbol for Cancer, in the house just below the eastern horizon, is circled—this sign is the ascendant for Steven Spielberg.

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Use this blank chart with ascendant times to figure out what your ascendant is. Follow the same procedures we just used to figure out Steven Spielberg's ascendant.

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When you read the information for the ascendant you found using our quick method, if it seems all "wrong," read the information for the ascendants immediately before and after it as well. This method is approximate, not exact, and so it is possible that you may get a "wrong" reading from it—but it will be close.

Got your ascendant, or rising sign, figured out? Read on to find out what your rising sign reveals about you.

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