The Astrological Ascendant is also
referred to as the "Applicable Sun SignRising."
This is the Sign, or sub-division of the Sign,
which was rising on the eastern horizon, (the point in
space where the horizon and The Ecliptic
intersect in the easterly direction), at the moment of a
persons birth. In the Placidian system of
Houses this also
marks the cusp of the First House.
The Astrological Ascendant or Rising Sign has
a strong influence upon the personality
and physical appearance of the person. Its opposite is
the Descendant and is located on the western horizon.
Each Sign takes approximately two hours to
rise above the horizon.
You are a born leader. You are bold but
impulsive. You tend to act first and ask questions later. You
come on strong. You may appear to others as arrogant, self
centered, and single minded.
You take your time in reacting to situations.
Your response to most situations is supportive and even handed.
As a result, you come across as gentle and stable. In
emotionally charged circumstances, you can be very
You enjoy talking and communicating with others.
You come across as intelligent, quick, verbal, and witty. You
are a little on the nervous side as you tend to be all things
to all people. You are very changeable.
Rising You are
comfortable in the role of "mothering" and everyone is
included under your protective wing. You sense things
rather than thinking them through. As a result, you come
across as emotional and reactive.
You always come across as confident and sure of
yourself. Others may possibly see you as egotistical. You are
effusive and very free with your emotions, but, they tend to
stay under your control. You are warm hearted and may wear your
heart on your sleeve.
Your appearance is always neat and refined. Your
analytical, mental, and verbal skills are obvious to everyone
you meet. You pay great attention to details which makes you
careful and precise. You are caring and
You are very social and diplomatic. You have a
natural ability to "mirror" others, always responding in a way
to flatter and please. This makes you tend to be all things to
all people. You are so polite, one wonders if you have a
thinking process of your own.
You gravitate to positions of control and power.
You are penetrating, intense, secretive, and passionate. You
are very sensitive, and as a result, can get to the heart of
You come across as open minded, tolerant, frank,
candid, and your manner is scrupulously honest. You are honest
to the point, at times, of being harsh. You love to travel,
whether it is across the Earth or in your mind with higher
learning such as religion and philosophy.
Rising You come across
as a sharp business and career person. You present
yourself in a very practical, conservative, and objective
manner. You are clear minded. Others may mistakenly
interpret this as emotional coolness.
You are a very social being. You are highly
intelligent. You have the gift of communicating well in groups
especially when the group is working for a worthwhile goal. You
are impartial and open to new ideas. Your idealism is apparent
to all who come to know you.
Your genuine concern for others comes across and
is communicated in everything you say and do. You are very
gentle and peace loving. Your sensitivity gives others the
sense that you are long suffering and capable of much personal
"God created the stars and the heaven for more than
the sake of beauty. He gave them to us for interpretation so that we may live a more productive life. Man is
superior to the stars if he lives in the power of superior wisdom. Such a person, being the master over heaven
and earth, by means of his will, is a Magus, and magic is not sorcery but supreme
"Why did not somebody teach me the constellations and make me at home in the starry heavens, which
are always overhead, and which I don't half know to this day?" -- Thomas
"All anyone can see in a birthchart are tendencies that
will become facts if he does not do something to alter them." --Isabel
"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of
all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first
time." -- T.S. Eliot
"My evenings are taken up very largely with
Astrology. I make horoscopic calculations in order to find a clue to the core of psychological
truth." -- C.G.
"Astrology is Astronomy
brought to Earth and applied to the affairs of men." -- Ralph Waldo
"It is clearly evident
that most events of a widespread nature, draw their causes from
the enveloping heavens." --
"The power of the
spiritual forces of the universe... how active it is
everywhere! Invisible to the eyes and impalpable to the
senses, it is inherent in all things, and nothing can
escape its operation." --
“A physician without a
knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a
Astrology is one of the most ancient Sciences, held in high
esteem of old, by the Wise and the Great. Formerly, no
Prince would make War or Peace, nor any General fight in
Battle, in short, no important affair was undertaken
without first consulting an Astrologer." -- Benjamin Franklin