You're pretty much an expert on your sign by now (heck, you even know what kind of dog you should get according to the zodiac). But do you have any clue what your "rising sign" is? Astrologically speaking, it's whichever constellation popped up over the eastern horizon at the time and place of your birth. Also referred to as your your "ascendant," it indicates the face you project to the world and the first impression you give others (your social mask as opposed to your true zodiac self). Basically, it's what enables a hyper-serious Capricorn gal to let loose like a madwoman at happy hour or a flighty Gemini to work so hard on her pulled-together appearance.
Scroll through to see what your rising sign says about you:
Curious about your own rising sign? Use a calculator (like this one) to plug in your birth date, time and location, and then consult the cheat sheet below to find out which of your own social behaviors it's responsible for.
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