Ascendant

The Ascendant Sign: Don’t Blow my Cover! Ascendant

The Ascendant Sign: Don’t Blow my Cover!

Question: I frequently see people downplaying the ascendant and its relevance in a chart. It's sometimes referred to as a mask, a superficial layer that someone throws on when you first meet them. I've even seen some claim that this aspect of the chart is false and that you are a blatant knockoff of…
Gemini Rising: The Sophisticated and Cool Type Ascendant

Gemini Rising: The Sophisticated and Cool Type

Question: I have found two styles of presentation most common with Gemini rising people. One style is bubbly, changeable, talkative, and a little quirky. These natives are interesting and fun. They constantly explain things, whether it's their own behavior and opinion or those of the world around th…
Thank God for the Ascendant Ascendant

Thank God for the Ascendant

  The Ascendant, ruled by the element of FIRE, is naturally the first energy we project outward into the world. It's where we first entered into life, and it's symbolic of our first breath. Everyone born in the world on our date has generally the same set-up of planets - everyone born close to …
Pluto Square Ascendant Ascendant

Pluto Square Ascendant

It is possible that Pluto square your Ascendant results in overpowering tensions and a perpetual battle with your identity, which is powerfully influenced by the Plutonian elements in your chart. In addition, this aspect of your life generally brings in Pluto's natal house themes, and it has the eff…
The Ascendant: Highly Visible Ascendant

The Ascendant: Highly Visible

You have two distinct personalities: a "public you" and a "private you." Close friends may recognise you for who you are; nevertheless, the rest of the world is only aware of what the ascendant has revealed about you. Specifically, the ascendant in your chart indicates how people see, view, and perc…
The Nature of Man: Spirit, and Soul – Sun and Moon Ascendant

The Nature of Man: Spirit, and Soul – Sun and Moon

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 each …
Sun, Moon, Ascendant: The Big Three Ascendant

Sun, Moon, Ascendant: The Big Three

The Sun One is what one is. The Sun in the chart reflects a fundamental creative urge to be yourself. But what does that mean? When astrologers use words like 'individuate' and 'purpose,' mostly we mean to do something significant that fills the life with meaning and that you feel it right in the ce…
The Ascendant: The Arrival Ascendant

The Ascendant: The Arrival

Howard Sasportas likens our birth Asc to the hatching of an egg, and he once gave a funny summary of the process in an astrological lecture, illustrating how we peck our way out of the egg in our own unique style. Example: if we have the sign of Gemini as our ascendant, we'll come out chirping and l…
The Ascendant: First Impressions Ascendant

The Ascendant: First Impressions

Whatever your interactions are like in social circumstances, you have to confess that when no one is looking, you behave in a completely different manner. In addition, you'll behave differently in different scenarios as well. Consider the example of someone who is very timid and introverted while in…