The Ascendant in Chinese Astrology

The Companion Sign
Birth Time and Personality
Chinese Symbol for Good Luck

The "Companion Sign"
Is the Chinese Counterpart of
the European Ascendant / Rising Sign

In Chinese astrology, the 12 Earthly Branches (later replaced by the 12 Chinese zodiac signs) are also used to record the time of day. The 24 hours of the day are divided into 12 two-hour intervals, each ruled by one zodiac sign.

People born within each time interval have the coresponding Chinese zodiac sign as companion sign (aka Ascendant, or Rising Sign). Therefore, in Chinese astrology just as in European astrology, the Ascendant is determined by the time of birth.

The companion sign in Chinese astrology plays a similar role to the Ascendant (Rising Sign) in European astrology: a supplementary influence on one's personality, one's "hidden self".

The hours of the Rat are 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The Rat Ascendant makes the sign more communicative and sociable. They are also more careful when it comes to money, disciplined, cautious and temperate.

Having the Rat as companion sign is especially good for people born in the Chinese years of the Horse, Monkey, Pig or Rabbit.

The hours of the Ox are 1 a.m. to 3 a.m.

The Ox Ascendant lends the sign patience and self-control. They are also more determined, hardworking and reliable.

Having the Ox as companion sign is particularly beneficial to people born in the Chinese years of the Goat, Rabbit or Tiger.

The hours of the Tiger are 3 a.m. to 5 a.m.

The Tiger Ascendant gives the sign more passion and impulsiveness. They are also affectionate, humanitarian and generous.

Having the Tiger as companion sign has a good influence especially on people born in the Chinese years of the Horse, Ox, Snake or Tiger.

The hours of the Rabbit are 5 a.m. to 7 a.m.

The Rabbit Ascendant makes the sign more reserved, graceful and diplomatic. They also tend to be cautious, sensitive and discreet people.

Having the Rabbit as companion sign is favourable for people born in the Chinese years of the Dragon, Monkey, Rat or Rooster.

The hours of the Dragon are 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The Dragon Ascendant lends the sign more determination and strength. They can also be fiery, impetuous and very ambitious.

Having the Dragon as companion sign is especially beneficial to people born in the Chinese years of the Dog, Goat, Monkey or Rabbit.

The hours of the Snake are 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Snake Ascendant makes the sign more intuitive, creative and meditative. They also tend to be more independent, distrustful and solitary.

Having the Snake as companion sign has a good influence for people born in the Chinese years of the Goat, Pig or Tiger.

The hours of the Horse are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Horse Ascendant makes the sign bolder, more active and inclined towards adventure. Sometimes they can also be unpredictable and impulsive.

Having the Horse as companion sign is especially beneficial to people born in the Chinese years of the Dog, Pig, Rabbit or Snake.

The hours of the Goat are 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Goat Ascendant makes the sign more sensitive, compassionate and tolerant. They can also have special creative talents in artistic fields.

Having the Goat as companion sign is generally beneficial to people born in the Chinese years of the Dragon, Ox, Rooster or Snake.

The hours of the Monkey are 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Monkey Ascendant lends the sign a higher adaptability and a special sense of humor. They can often be energetic and resourceful.

Having the Monkey as companion sign is good for people born in the Chinese years of the Goat, Ox, Rat or Snake.

The hours of the Rooster are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Rooster Ascendant makes the sign more practical, organized and responsible. They are usually meticulous, even perfectionists.

Having the Rooster as companion sign is especially beneficial to people born in the Chinese years of the Horse, Ox, Rabbit or Tiger.

The hours of the Dog are 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Dog Ascendant makes the sign more reasonable, open-minded and fair. They also tend to be loyal and faithful partners.

Having the Dog as companion sign is particularly favourable for people born in the Chinese years of the Goat, Dragon or Tiger.

The hours of the Pig are 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Pig Ascendant makes the sign more sociable and gallant. They can also be easy-going and self-indulgent.

Having the Pig as companion sign is especially beneficial to people born in the Chinese years of the Dragon or Monkey.


Astrologer: Ariana
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