The Ascendant is the sign which rises in the horizon in the exact time of one’s birth; that is why the hour and minute of one’s first breath is so important to calculate the Natal Chart.
In the physical reality, it is the image of one of the extremities of the horizon line devised in a vertical plane, which separates the visible and the invisible sky. This division originates the Houses and the Ascendant, also known as the First House.
The Ascendant Sign expresses personality. It is an important feature because it shows the behavior that is learned, as well as the way we are perceived by others. It is also related to the manner we begin things. Besides, it gives the idea of our personality apparent to others; physical appearance; temperament; one’s natural disposition.