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 looking about curiously. If we have Leo rising in our chart, we must be the best chick to ever hatch, and we will not emerge…...

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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 the company of strangers, but who becomes extroverted when in the company of family and friends. That fraction of yourself that you present at the initial meeting is revealed by your ascendant…...

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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 first entry into a new birth and what we call the nature of self-consciousness. Liz Greene articulates this point when describing the Ascendant as the…...

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Ascendant: A Soul Ascending

DANE RUDHYAR says that the “Eastern Angle (on the left-hand side of the chart): The ascendant is the point in the sky where the sun rises each day at daybreak; it is the zodiac degree in the East where a baby breathes his first breath. Its polar opposite is the Descendant, often known as the sunset point. According to Theosophist Alan Leo, birth was only one of many happenings in the cyclic growth of a spiritual Self (or “individuality”), which time…

Ascendant: A Psychological View

The ascendant is also known as the persona in psychological astrology. The word persona means the person-as-presented symbolizing the outer layer of an individual that is shown to the world. It is sometimes unfairly called a mask as if we have no relation whatsoever to your outer appearance and behavior; this surface veil is not perceived to be associated with the real personality. In the horoscope, the ascendant is the initial presentation of yourself adopted to serve specific purposes. The…

The Ascendant: Two Versions of the Self

We all don a psychological mask every time we enter into a public situation. The Ascendant in the chart is what represents this mask. Everybody has an outer surface, and when we get to know others we enter into their interior selves. Inside of us is a unique piece of our world that is ours and only belongs to us, and it is only when we are not wearing our psychological makeup that we reveal our hidden selves. We always…

Scorpio Ascendant Man

I was joking with my partner the other day over this reading for a Scorpio Ascendant Man. The interpretation is taken from Love Planets by M.J Abadie and Claudia Bader. My other half is extremely private in public and hates anybody knowing his business. He sure has that fix in his eyes and will stare anyone down, and has a love for the Supernatural #the series. The part about money multiplying in his hands – he wishes! Based on this…

Ascendant: Life Journey

The word “journey” is overly used and it is a bit cliché. Nonetheless, it doesn’t’ make our spiritual path any less profound. Our passage begins with our birth. The date, time and place of our first emergence in the world is very important. Astrologers use this information to cast a birth chart and position the signs and the planets in the twelve houses of the horoscope. The Ascendant point, represents the moment that anything is brought into being, and the…

The 1st House

The 1st house provides most of the information about your outer personality, appearance, and approach to life. It also indicates how you’re perceived by others, immediate conscious reactions, and the general impact that you make on everybody. In fact, this area powerfully influences everything that surrounds you, and it holds the key to the immediacy of your expression on the surface. It is probably more accurate to say that it reflects the way in which you view things and hence becomes…