The Sun is who you are at the core of your being. It vitalizes you and gives you energy. Your Sun sign describes what you must have to feel vital and alive. The Suns of two individuals should be engaged, in one way or another, if a relationship is to thrive and shine.
The Moon shows your inherent emotional nature, how you form bonds, what you need to feel nurtured and cared for, and how you nurture and care for others.
Mercury is the planet of the thinking mind. Its sign placement reveals how you communicate, what you’re curious about, and how you understand and process information.
Your Ascendant, sometimes called the Rising Sign, is the sign that was rising on the horizon at the location and moment of your birth. You’ll need complete birth data (date, time, and location) to know both the Ascendant and Descendant. Once you know your Ascending Sign, the sign on your Descendant is easy. The sign on your Descendant is the sign opposite your Ascending sign. As an example, if your Ascending sign is Aries, the sign on the Descendant will be Libra.