You can’t forge your astral signature, and why would you even try? It is your Sun, Moon and Rising Sign, seen as a whole. Of course, there are many other factors in a natal birth chart. But the astral signature alone gives a galaxy of insight.
See the Sun as the self you’re trying to actualize; you feel a broad affinity toward people with the same Sun Sign. You are complex, nuanced, and unique but just as the place you live in or the generation you were born into says something about you, so too does the Sun Sign. The Sun – by the house and by sign – is where you are most adept at dazzling.
The Moon is like your night-time self; your Moon has a secret history that runs parallel to the official timeline. Your Moon psyche has memories, echoes, and personally relevant reflections, and that is it. It’s your inner terrain and past-life recall. It is gut instinct, hormones, lymph, and mind-bod connections.
Your Sun, Moon and Rising Sign Are Your Astral Signature
And the Rising Sign or Ascendant is persona and image. It’s often the version of yourself that you present in relationships, and even if you don’t, the world projects it onto you anyway. It’s the constellation rising at the time of your birth. Aligning with it in your style and manner is not so much ‘lucky’ as it is useful. Weirdly, you can be “yourself,” and people who don’t know you well will think something’s wrong. It seems like you’re skewing the narrative or going off-character.
For example, if you’re a Water Sign Sun or Moon with an Air Ascendant, others perceive you as losing it or emotional when you’re neither breezy nor aloof. Or, friends see Fire Ascendants as being ‘a downer’ if they express a more classically Earth-style opinion.
The Moon Is Your Twilight Psyche
Like it or not, we’re often typecast as our Ascendant so why not play along with that?
People whose astral signature is harmonious – Sun, Moon, and Ascendant all in the same or simpatico elements – are given mad cred for being ‘together’ – even if they’re not. There is no conflict between their aspirations, image, and inner life.
While, when you’ve got – say – the Sun square Ascendant, it’s like a non-stop identity crisis. Or, to paraphrase the old saying, an identity opportunity. It’s certainly productive.
And if you’ve got the Moon in tricky angle to the Ascendant? You can feel like you’re forever trying to be understood or appreciated for your twilight psyche.
But that part of your persona that was only ever for you and you alone. Animals – especially familiars – relate to your Moon, and there is a theory that the Moon aspect becomes more potent with time.