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The face you present to the world.
The characteristics associated with sun signs don't always
fit: we all know Leos who aren't party animals and Virgos
who aren't practical. Sun signs tell only part of the story
- it is the rising sign that holds the key to the image we
present to the rest of the world...
Your sun sign is determined by the date on which you were
born, but your rising sign (also known as the ascendant) is
determined by the constellation that was rising on the eastern
horizon at the time of your birth. This rising sign changes
about every two hours. Although you may identify with the
characteristics of your sun sign, it's likely that you hide
some of these traits behind a mask, or persona. It's your
rising sign that influences the facade you present to others,
particularly when you are faced with a new or unknown situation.
Apart from personality traits and mannerisms that project
a certain image, the rising sign is also associated with your
appearance and physical features. In addition, the opposite
sign of the ascendant - the descendant - describes the type
of person you are likely to attract in relationships.
What impression do you make on others, and what sort of mask
do you present to the world? Follow this guide to learn a
little more about yourself...
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