# How to calculate your ascendant easily

1. Find the sidereal time corresponding to your date of birth in the Table of sidereal hours. (see below)

3. Check if you were born in winter time or summer time in the Table of summer hours. If you were born in daylight saving time, you must subtract 1 hour from your birth time. (NB: In 1942, the time is advanced all year round from February 9 across Canada, until September 30, 1945).

4. Once added up, if your number of hours exceeds 24 hours, subtract 24 hours from this number. If your number of minutes exceeds 60, subtract 60 minutes and add 1 hour. The result will tell you your ascendant.

5. Refer to the Table of ancestors (see below) for this one.

### Example 1:

You were born on March 13, 1966 (standard time) at 6:58 in the morning.

Add: 6:58 a.m. (your birth time) + 11:20 a.m. (sidereal time). The total is: 17 h 78 min.

If the number of minutes exceeds 60, subtract the 60 minutes and add 1 hour: 17:18 p.m. (17:78 p.m. - 0:60 a.m.) + 1 hour = 18:18 p.m. (actual ascending).

You are therefore Pisces ascendant Aries.

### Example 2:

You were born on September 7, 1984 (summer time) at 6:58 in the morning.

Add: 6:58 a.m. (your birth time) + 23:02 p.m. (sidereal time). The total is: 30 h 00 min. Since September 7, 1984 is daylight saving time, subtract 1 hour: 29 h 00 min.

If the number of hours exceeds 24, subtract 24 hours from the total: 29 h 00 - 24 h = 5 h 00 min (actual ascending).

So you are Virgo ascendant Virgo.

## Table of sidereal hours

 Day Jan. Feb. Mars April Mai June Jul. August Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. 1 6 hours 8 hours 10 hours 12 hours 14 hours 16 hours 18 hours 20 hours 22 hours 0 hours 2 hours 4 hours 2 6 hours 8 hours 10 hours 12 hours 14 hours 16 hours 18 hours 20 hours 22 hours 0 hours 2 hours 4 hours 3 6 hours 8 hours 10 hours 12 hours 14 hours 16 hours 18 hours 20 hours 22 hours 0 hours 2 hours 4 hours 4 6 hours 8 hours 10 hours 12 hours 14 hours 16 hours 18 hours 20 hours 22 hours 0 hours 2 hours 4 hours 5 6 hours 8 hours 10 hours 12 hours 14 hours 16 hours 18 hours 20 hours 22 hours 0 hours 2 hours 4 hours 6 6 hours 8 hours 10 hours 12 hours 14 hours 16 hours 18 hours 20 hours 22 hours 0 hours 2 hours 4 hours 7 7 hours 9 hours 10 hours 12 hours 14 hours 17 hours 18 hours 20 hours 23 hours 1 hours 3 hours 5 hours 8 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours 13 hours 15 hours 17 hours 19 hours 21 hours 23 hours 1 hours 3 hours 5 hours 9 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours 13 hours 15 hours 17 hours 19 hours 21 hours 23 hours 1 hours 3 hours 5 hours 10 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours 13 hours 15 hours 17 hours 19 hours 21 hours 23 hours 1 hours 3 hours 5 hours 11 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours 13 hours 15 hours 17 hours 19 hours 21 hours 23 hours 1 hours 3 hours 5 hours 12 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours 13 hours 15 hours 17 hours 19 hours 21 hours 23 hours 1 hours 3 hours 5 hours 13 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours 13 hours 15 hours 17 hours 19 hours 21 hours 23 hours 1 hours 3 hours 5 hours 14 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours 13 hours 15 hours 17 hours 19 hours 21 hours 23 hours 1 hours 3 hours 5 hours 15 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours 13 hours 15 hours 17 hours 19 hours 21 hours 23 hours 1 hours 3 hours 5 hours 16 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours 13 hours 15 hours 17 hours 19 hours 21 hours 23 hours 1 hours 3 hours 5 hours 17 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours 13 hours 15 hours 17 hours 19 hours 21 hours 23 hours 1 hours 3 hours 5 hours 18 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours 13 hours 15 hours 17 hours 19 hours 21 hours 23 hours 1 hours 3 hours 5 hours 19 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours 13 hours 15 hours 17 hours 19 hours 21 hours 23 hours 1 hours 3 hours 5 hours 20 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours 13 hours 15 hours 17 hours 19 hours 21 hours 23 hours 1 hours 3 hours 5 hours 21 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours 13 hours 15 hours 17 hours 19 hours 21 hours 23 hours 1 hours 3 hours 5 hours 22 7 hours 9 hours 12 hours 13 hours 15 hours 17 hours 19 hours 22 hours 23 hours 2 hours 4 hours 6 hours 23 8 hours 10 hours 12 hours 14 hours 15 hours 18 hours 20 hours 22 hours 0 hours 2 hours 4 hours 6 hours 24 8 hours 10 hours 12 hours 14 hours 16 hours 18 hours 20 hours 22 hours 0 hours 2 hours 4 hours 6 hours 25 8 hours 10 hours 12 hours 14 hours 16 hours 18 hours 20 hours 22 hours 0 hours 2 hours 4 hours 6 hours 26 8 hours 10 hours 12 hours 14 hours 16 hours 18 hours 20 hours 22 hours 0 hours 2 hours 4 hours 6 hours 27 8 hours 10 hours 12 hours 14 hours 16 hours 18 hours 20 hours 22 hours 0 hours 2 hours 4 hours 6 hours 28 8 hours 10 hours 12 hours 14 hours 16 hours 18 hours 20 hours 22 hours 0 hours 2 hours 4 hours 6 hours 29 8 hours 10 hours 12 hours 14 hours 16 hours 18 hours 20 hours 22 hours 0 hours 2 hours 4 hours 6 hours 30 8 hours 12 hours 14 hours 16 hours 18 hours 20 hours 22 hours 0 hours 2 hours 4 hours 6 hours 31 8 hours 12 hours 16 hours 20 hours 22 hours 2 hours 6 hours

## Table of ancestors

 Ascendant Leo 00:34 a.m. to 3:16 a.m. Virgo Ascendant 3:17 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Ascendant Libra 6:01 a.m. to 8:43 a.m. Scorpio Ascendant 8:44 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. Sagittarius rising 11:26 a.m. to 13:53 a.m. Capricorn rising 13:54 a.m. to 15:42 a.m. Aquarius rising 15:43 a.m. to 17:00 a.m. Pisces Ascendant 17:01 a.m. to 17:58 a.m. Aries Ascendant 17:59 a.m. to 18:58 a.m. Taurus Ascendant 18:59 a.m. to 20:17 a.m. Gemini Ascendant 20:18 a.m. to 22:08 a.m. Ascendant Cancer 22:09 a.m. to 00:33 a.m.

To know the influence of your ascendant on your astrological sign, select your astrological sign from the following list:

 Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgin Balance Scorpion Sagittarius Capricorn Verseau Fish