Ascendant sign is based on your time of birth which is responsible for your personality and the way you are perceived by others. I like to think the ascendant is how you come across to “the man on the street” so to speak.
Ascendant in Aries: Direct, bold, and impulsive is how you will be seen by others upon first impression. Mars is your chart ruler.
Ascendant in Taurus:Sensual,slow moving, and caring is how you come across to others. Chart ruler is Venus.
Ascendant in Geminii: Chatty, fickle, and restless. Chart ruler is Mercury.
Ascendant in Cancer:”Shy”, receptive, and brooding. Chart ruler is the moon.
Ascendant in Leo: Prideful, self-centered, and passionate. Ruler is the Sun
Ascendant in Virgo: Analytical, practical, and consistent. Chart ruled by Mercury.
Ascendant in Libra: Social, charming, and accommodating. Ruler is Venus
Ascendant in Scorpio/:Brooding, intense, and emotional. Rulers are Pluto and Mars.
Ascendant in Sagittarius: Direct, blunt, and talkative. Chart ruler is Jupiter.
Ascendant in Capricorn: Aloof,reserved, and stoic.
Ruled by Saturn.
Ascendant in Aquarius Unemotional,eccentric, and maybe odd. Ruler is Uranus.
Ascendant in Pisces: Dreamy,sensitive, and emotional. Ruled by Neptune.