There’s so much more to your astrology than your sun sign! Your sun, moon and rising signs are the “big 3” in your natal chart that represent a deeper understanding of your cosmic fingerprint. If you want a clear snapshot of your personality, emotions, inner world, outer world and so much more, you need to know the your big 3 in astrology.
With the trend of astrology only growing in popularity, knowing your sun, moon and rising signs is vital to keep up with the times. It’s also a major flex on a first date to know your big 3!
Your sun sign is a drop in the ocean of your unique astrology. And your big 3 are still just the tip of the iceberg. But by discovering and working with your sun, moon and rising signs together, you can get a clear view into your personality, triggers, strengths and weaknesses. And who doesn’t want to understand themselves more?
The combination of your sun, moon and rising signs together set you up to discover so much about yourself.
Astrology is a complex and fascinating practice that goes far beyond your sun, moon and rising signs. There are many other elements at play, like the positions of the planets, the houses and the aspects, all of which interact with each other to create a complete picture of your cosmic fingerprint. “Location, location, location,” doesn’t just apply to real estate!
Let’s get into what your big 3 in astrology – your sun, moon and rising signs – say about you and how to find them.
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How to Find Your Big 3: Your Sun, Moon and Rising Signs
Based on your birth date, time and place, your natal chart renders a snapshot in time of when you were born. You can find your sun and moon signs with just your birthday, but to find your rising sign, you’ll also need your time of birth.
If you don’t know your exact time of birth, you can estimate based on what you’ve been told. Rising signs change roughly every 2 hours, so get as close as possible. You can also work with an astrologer to decipher your rising sign.
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Once you’ve created your natal chart, it will tell you the exact sign, house and degree of all your planets. Astrology is an incredibly layered and nuanced practice that takes years to master. But you can easily learn about your sun, moon and rising as a foundation to dive into the rest.
Pay close attention to the house your sun and moon signs are in as this will help you dive even deeper. Your rising sign (Ascendant) will always be in your first house, the house of the self. So, for example, if you’re Scorpio rising, you’ll see Scorpio in the first house on the left-hand side of your chart, at the horizon line.
The combination of your sun, moon and rising signs together set you up to discover so much about yourself. Astrology can be a very validating process of self-discovery as you learn why you are the way you are.
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Once you understand yourself on a deeper level, you can move into acceptance of who you are. And we all deserve to feel self-love!
Here’s What Your Big 3 In Astrology – Your Sun, Moon and Rising Signs – Say About You
These three astrological signs provide a powerful tool for self-discovery and understanding. By decoding the energies and traits associated with each sign, you can gain valuable insights into your strengths, weaknesses and tendencies.
This understanding can help you make better decisions, form stronger relationships, and ultimately, live a more fulfilling life.
Knowing your big 3 in astrology – your sun, moon, and rising signs – takes the question “what’s your sign” to the next level!
We all know this one! It’s been printed in newspapers and talked about in movies for decades. This is the sign of the zodiac that the sun was in on the day you were born and it represents your identity, your sense of self and the way you approach life.
Your sun sign is your core and your confidence. It’s the nonnegotiable part of your foundation that defines you. However, if you don’t resonate with your sun sign, there could be more dominant energies at play — which is where your rising and moon signs come into the picture.
The house your sun sign is in is also incredibly important. For example, anyone with the sun in their 4th house (the house of home and family) will have a literal spotlight on creating a safe and nurturing home in their life, no matter what sign the sun is in.
Your sun is your fire, your driving force. So embrace that fire and let your Sun sign shine!
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While the bold and luminous sun influences your core attributes, including your sense of self, the soft and brilliant moon shapes the way you experience emotions and intuition.
Your moon sign is an indicator of your inner world, and it’s your internal compass. The phrase “we live by the sun and love by the moon” has confused many astrology novices. While the moon does have a gravitational pull on your emotions, it’s not about how you love in a romantic relationship. That’s your Venus sign.
The moon is what moves you through your inner and outer worlds. It is an insight into the currents of emotions flowing through you and the driving force that moves those currents.
Your moon sign gives you insight into how you need to be nurtured, cared for, and how you need to care for yourself. A divine feminine energy, the moon is all things flow and surrender. While the sun, a masculine energy, is all things action and achievement.
Again, the house your moon sign is in plays a huge role in how it shows up in your life. Often, learning your moon sign feels like learning even more about what drives your emotions on a day-to-day basis. This insight can help you move through life with more ease and grace as you understand the reasoning behind your emotional actions and reactions.
Also known as the Ascendant, this is the sign that was rising on the eastern horizon at the exact time and place of your birth. Unless you know your exact time of birth, this can be a tricky one to decipher with just your birthday. The rising sign changes every two hours on the horizon, so every minute counts!
Your rising sign represents how you show up in the world. Often said to be the first impression you make, this is how you show up in the world to be seen.
Where some contradiction can come into play is if you don’t particularly resonate with your sun sign, but feel your rising sign more accurately represents you. Rising signs are powerful and can sometimes be dominant to sun signs. Let your rising sign work for you and don’t be afraid to let your true self shine!
Interestingly, your rising sign can also influence your physical appearance as it rules the external self. And I’m not talking about what you wear. I mean your physical features! But that doesn’t mean that dressing for your rising sign isn’t an amazing way to boost your confidence and turn heads when you walk into a room.
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It’s important to remember, astrology is not a science and its predictions should not be taken as law. While it can offer valuable insights and understanding, it’s just one tool in the larger toolbox of self-discovery and understanding.
Astrology is a tool for radical self-love!
So, are you ready to embrace the power of the stars? There’s never been a better time to tap into the power of your sun, moon and rising signs. Empower yourself, understand your relationships, and live your best life–all with the help of astrology!