Rising Sign describes in detail about characteristics of people born in a particular ascendant according to Western Astrology. The rising sign is also known as the ascendant. Along with the sun sign and moon sign, the sign that is ascending at the time of birth is also considered very important in astrology. This is the sign in the eastern horizon at the time of birth and is known as the Rising Sign or the Ascendant. The rising sign changes in every two hours and all 12 signs of the zodiac ascend in one period of 24 hours. So the sign ascending at the instant of birth happens to be the first house in the birth chart or the horoscope. In Western astrology, the different zodiac signs that can be your rising sign are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.