Sun vs Rising. Which is more important or are they equal? How important is reading “transits, charts, etc…” of your Rising sign, natal planets?
When reading astrological reports, a person is usually referenced to her/his rising and or natal planets. I always read my rising sign monthly, along with my sun sign. How does one bring what’s in the charts together and make it work?
I’m Libra with Cancer rising. Which of the two is more important?
A lot of people are confused by this. I think I can sort it for you. The sun and the rising sign are completely different things.
The Sun represents your life force. It describes your creative self and your vocation. People who live their sun know that they are vitally alive and shining in the world.
The rising sign shows your first handshake. It’s how you present yourself to people. It also determines timing in your life.
To understand, just imagine a child, shining in first grade and then elementary school and then middle school and beyond. Later they might shine at work or in their marriage. It’s the same life force, see? But the life itself, unfolds. Each life in it’s own way!
As you can see, these things can’t be compared. People get confused due to the way horoscopes are written.
You’re told to read for your rising sign, because most horoscopes are written using a solar chart. That is, the writer uses the sun sign as the rising sign as if they were one in the same.
This method has obvious limitations but when you’re trying to write for ALL Aries (or whatever sign) in the world, it’s the best method we’ve got.
To better understand this, don’t miss this post – Live Your Sun, Satisfy Your Moon
What is your Sun / Rising combo. Can you see how they work together?