The positions of the sun, moon, and planets are shown on the wheel at the point that corresponds to their astronomical position. Each astrology sign has it's own characteristics and having planets in certain signs contribute to our personalities as a whole.
    Our Sun, Moon and Rising/ Ascendant signs play a major role in who we are- how we feel, act and the impressions we leave on others. Sun is internal, Moon is emotional and Rising/ Ascendant is external. These are the three signs most commonly interpreted.
    Our Sun sign denotes the position of the sun in the Zodiac the moment you were born. This is the sign we are all most familiar with. Your sun sign determines your basic approach to life and your general nature. Your internal instincts correspond with your sun sign.
    Our Moon sign reveals your inner self, the way you handle your emotions and fears, as well as how you love and feel. The moon controls our moods- this is the unguarded subconscious you. This is the sign that the moon was in the moment you were born.
    Our Ascendant/ Rising sign is the first impression we make on others, often our mask. It is the zodiac sign that was ascending on the eastern horizon the moment you were born. Up until the twentieth century this was the sign most focused on, not our sun signs. Our Sun and Ascendant signs combine together to make our personalities.