Pluto Square Ascendant

With Pluto square the Ascendant it can give overpowering conflicts and a constant war with your identity, which is profoundly touched by the Plutonian aspects of life. Such an aspect also invariably brings in Pluto’s natal house themes, and it works at cross purposes in your life. While it gives a tremendous amount of power,...

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The Ascendant: A Major Theme

The degree of the zodiac which was on the eastern horizon at the moment you drew your first breath is called your Ascendant. It is the ‘dawn point’ of your human experience and expression, and it is the beginning point of the first house of identity. When I think about the Ascendant, I can’t help...

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The Ascendant: Highly Visible

You have a “public you” and a “private you.” Close friends may know you for what you are; the rest of the world knows only what you choose to show them.  The Ascendant in the chart represents how others see, view, and perceive you in outer life. Most people have an awareness of how they appear...

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The Tripartite Nature of Man: Spirit, Soul, and Body – Sun, Moon, & Ascendant

The Sun, Moon and Ascendant blending show the body as garment (Asc), Soul as memory (Moon), and Spirit as God (Sun). The triad of the threefold nature of body, soul, and spirit. We possess a body with which to explore on this plane of mass and matter. By analogy, spirit and soul are related to...

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Sun, Moon, Ascendant: The Big Three

According to astrology, if the Sun and Moon are in the same sign we are inundated with both the positive and negative traits of that sign. This causes us through amplification to become aware of both the most and least desired qualities of that sign. When the Ascendant and Moon are in the same sign...

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The Ascendant: The Arrival

Howard Sasportas relates our birth Asc to the hatching of the egg and once had a funny rundown in an astrological seminar showing the style of pecking our way out of the egg. For example, if we have Gemini rising, we’ll come out cheeping and be looking around curiously. If we have Leo rising, then...

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Thank God for the Ascendant

The Ascendant sets the whole chart in motion, and it’s commonly referred to as the most important point in the horoscope chart. What’s popularly known about this part of a person is that it will often misrepresent their internal essence, and it can easily hoodwink any observers. This isn’t as negative as it sounds, since...

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The Ascendant: First Impressions

Whatever your relationships in social situations might be, you have to admit you behave differently when nobody’s looking. Also, you’ll also act differently in different situations. Take, for example,  how someone could be very shy and subdued in the company of strangers,  but when in the company of family and friends is extroverted. It is the ascendant which...

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The Asc Vs 12th House

Question: What are the major differences between the 1st house and the 12th house? With the Ascendant we could ask: where does a person begin? I think this would be a good place to start. As this is the part of the chart symbolizing the entering of a body and embodies individual existence. It’s the...

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Ascendant: A Soul Ascending

The Ascendant in the horoscope chart is often seen as representing the point a soul enters into a physical form. This view is especially true if we lean heavily towards spiritual astrology. The angle is elevated to the rank of being an extremely important degree on the horoscope. So much so, that it falls into […]