The ascendant ruler is the most important ruler in the chart. Whatever house it resides in will be of utmost importance in the person’s life. It will flavor the entire persona, and be of great interest to the individual. The 1st house ruler is the person. Ascendant / Rising Sun is the zodiacal sign and degree that was ascending on the eastern horizon at that specific time and location when a child is born.
The Ascendant is thus considered to be of great significance in all schools of astrology due to the fact that it in effect serves as the filter through which everything in a horoscope including the Sun and Moon is expressed. In astrology most astrologers believe that the rising sign exerts an influence equal to or more powerful than the Sun and Moon.
It is generally believed that the closer towards the beginning of the sign the ascendant falls, the stronger it will be. In addition the ascendant is thought to be stronger in influence when the sun is in a weak position in the chart.
Planets can assume added importance in the birth chart due to their relationship to the ascendant. The planet that rules the astrological sign of the ascendant is called the Lagna Lord.
After you have determined your Lagna click on your Astrological charts to know more about your personality.