The rising sign, or ascendant, is the Zodiac sign that was rising eastern of the horizon when a person was born. The ascendant is known as the mask one wears when meeting new people. It takes in both appearance and personality, which is why some may identify with their ascendant more than they do with their sun sign. The rising sign represents the first personality traits people exhibit naturally or in uncomfortable situations.
If you are unsure of what your ascendant is, calculate your birth chart to determine your rising sign. Time of birth is required.
Virgo Ascendants are somewhat understated in their appearance and mannerisms, though the placement of Mercury in their chart (the decision planet of Virgo) has a big impact on this rising sign. For the most part, there is a reserved and intellectual air about Virgo rising people that is well-known to the people around them. They are slightly timid individuals who tend to analyze things around them before they warm up to the circumstances and individuals. This trait may be interpreted just as that, but to some people it Virgo risings may come off as stand-offish, cool, or even critical.
One of the biggest attributes of this rising sign is body-mindfulness. Virgo Ascendants are very sensitive to any discomfort in the body. Many are particularly worried about physical wellbeing, and some are pulled in to mind-body mindfulness activities, like yoga. Virgo rising individuals are frequently specific about food as well. Though they can have good appetites, there may be pickiness in what they put in and on their bodies.
Virgo risings tend to stress a considerable amount, particularly when faced with new situations. They take note of the smallest details that others typically don't remember.
Numerous people with this position tend to pull in (or be pulled in to) others who require help. Their connections might be confusing due to this. In spite of the Virgo rising propensity to show up professional and collected, relationships can once in a while be messy because these people don't always view their partners clearly.
There's a peaceful charm to most Virgo Ascendants. When they have the opportunity to warm up to new individuals and circumstances, you'll see that they have a considerable amount to offer to others. They'll help you to out of a sticky situation, put it all on the line for you, and surprise you with a characteristic modesty under a somewhat critical manner.
It is important to note that the Virgo Ascendant is modified by the position of Mercury in a person's chart. Calculate your personal birth chart to learn more.