Ones rising or ascendant uncovers how one behaves when first meeting someone, or when we are facing a new situation. Basically, to other people’s eyes, we are our ascendant until we start opening up to them. Depending of the rising-sun combo, a person can truly be pretty similarly to how they behave at first impression or extremely different. Some people act on their rising more than others. There are some people who act according to their rising more often than they act according to their sun sign.