Astrology has taken it a step further than simply ‘What’s Your Sign?’
An ancient chart based on the time you were born reportedly reveals what other people think of you. Trippy. And you thought your daily horoscope was telling.
The rising star sign chart correlates your star sign with the time of day you were born to reveal your ‘rising sign.’ This, according to astrologists, can indicate what others think of you when they first meet you.
But how accurate is the chart? Always Astrology explains that the sign that was rising on the Eastern horizon at the time of your birth reflects the way you act when you meet people. The site notes: “Often, if you are confused at how others have described you, it is because they are describing this aspect of your personality.”
Further, they explain, “This sign becomes expressed in your image, style and mannerisms. It is also expressed in how you act.” It’s believed that these traits diminish after age 30 as you have more confidence about yourself.
The Daily Mail explains what each rising sign means, personality-wise, with descriptions such as: “ARIES – You are quick, to the point and often act before thinking things through. Aries are great at getting what they want, can be slightly competitive and often bossy.”
Other signs include: “LEO – Leos love being the center of attention – and they have heaps of charisma which helps them stand out from the crowd. They are very aware of associating with the right people but can come across as very self-indulgent.”
Or maybe you’re a Capricorn, which they explaine as “Extremely serious and deadpan, Capricorns find it hard to let loose. They take great care of how they dress and appear to others – even though they often feel insecure – and are destined for success. Capricorn Ascendant is the one you want to have around when you need a responsible, reliable person.”
Perhaps you’re a Pisces? “Pisces want an easy life; they love peaceful, artsy and quiet situations. They can totally change characteristics from one day to the next, which allows them to blend in with people from all walks of life. People with this rising sign are also irresistibly charming and intriguing.”
Those commenting on the Daily Mail’s coverage of the astrological chart had varying opinions, with some embracing the rising star concept and others not giving it much weight at all.
One person shared: “I had my chart done once by a couple of lads studying astrology and they were spot on to the point of scaring me! They said things that only I knew to be true. There is something in it, although I know the exact time I was born which is very important.”
Another wasn’t sold, however, saying: “Do people actually think that this nonsense is real?”
Yet another, however, changed their opinion when they studied up on the topic, noting: “You’d expect me, if you knew me, to call this a load of crap. But when I was in Saudi, and bored I got hold of a weighty tome dealing with birthsigns, and read it cover to cover. Not only described my Gemini self, but I found I was accurate with other people’s birthsigns, even when I didn’t know them well.”