The Ascendant or Rising Zodiac Sign

The Ascendant or Rising Sign.

Appearance, Temperament, General Character.

That part of the sign *) which at birth was rising on the eastern horizon, gives the form of the body, the temperament and the character in general, modified, however, by the signs in which ☉ and ☽ are placed and by the influence of those planets which occupy a prominent place in the horoscope e.g. in the ascendant or in M. C.

The ascendant expresses in general the characteristics and tendencies which the native has made his own in preceding lives in opposition to its antipode the descendant which expresses qualities not sufficiently developed, and which would be desirable in spouse, co-operator or partner in order to form together a harmonic whole. Also the sign occupied by the M. C. has often a very strong influence on appearance and character.

We must not take the expression, that the ascendant gives the form of the body and the general nature of the character, too literally, but rather imagine that above mentioned qualities of body and soul represent the reflexion of the whole heavens with all their constellations at the moment when a certain degree of a sign is rising.

Conceived in that way, it will necessarily lead to the conclusion that at different latitudes the reflexion of the heavens or i. o. w. the effect of the ascendant on body and soul must be somewhat different, because the heavens are different at different latitudes with the same degree rising.


In how far this influence can differ, closer scrutiny will show; for the time being only little is known of it. What is known is, that the difference cannot be very large.

The M. C. is the only point of which we may be completely sure, but this is not the case with the other cusps, included the ascendant. This is observed now and again when the character and the build of the body as they ought to be according to the subdivision of the sign are compared to the image as reality gives it. This gives viz. in such cases sometimes the image of the preceding or of the following sign. We cannot always explain this by an incorrectly given time of birth.

Hiram E. Butler says in his work “Solar Biology” something regarding the transition of one sign
in another and states that this does not take place with all signs in the same way. This may be of importance when the first or the last degrees of the signs are rising or when a planet is placed in them at birth.

*) The ruler of the sign that is rising ought first of all to be considered, next the sign itself, the house and the aspects, and then the sub-ruler of the decanate. Both require profound study when a horoscope is being judged. Also the houses with which the ruler and the sub-ruler run parallel; – e.g. if the first decanate of ♌ is rising, study carefully also the 5th house (house of ♌). If the 2nd decanate of ♌ is rising, the 9th house (house of ♐) as well etc.

Author: C. Aq. Libra

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Relations With Children In a Horoscope

Painting by Donald Zolan
Painting by Donald Zolan

Astrology makes it possible to determine the relationship with children in a horoscope. The cusp of the fifth house, its ruler and the planets in it describe your attitude towards children. And, in particular, points to the possible first child. Whether you want a child, it depends on many factors, and the horoscope as a whole should be carefully studied. 

What is Astrology?

Hans Baldung Grien (attributed) - Horoscope of a solar eclipse with Signs of the Zodiac, Priest, Eagle, Cupid, and Venus
Hans Baldung Grien (attributed) – Horoscope of a solar eclipse with Signs of the Zodiac, Priest, Eagle, Cupid, and Venus

Many of those who take up the study of astrology complain of the great obscurity of the books of study, of the many technical terms, incomprehensible to the laity, and especially of the difficulties of the calculations, which latter are unsurmountable for those who have no knowledge of mathematics and cosmology.

Predictive Astrology: Transits of the Planets

John Martineau | The Little Book of Coincidence | The pattern of a 5 created by venus every 8 years
John Martineau | The Little Book of Coincidence | The pattern of a 5 created by Venus every 8 years

The transits of the planets are the daily motions of them as they move through the Zodiac around the Sun; thus: Jupiter moves through the twelve houses of Zodiac in a little less than twelve years and will transit the twelve houses of the horoscope and the radix or place of all the other planets.

Money Prospects In A Horoscope

Good indications of financial success are Jupiter in the 10th or 2nd house and well aspected; or, Venus in the 2nd house well aspected by a conjunction, trine or sextile to the Sun or Moon; or, in trine or sextile to any planet. If Jupiter or Venus be in the 4th or 7th house and in good aspect to other planets, it is a very good indication of a fortunate and easy life. 

Horoscope Of Reconciliation

Dinner Date - J. Frederick Smith, 1950s
Dinner Date – J. Frederick Smith, 1950s

Aries ♈

Make up with a man-Aries is pretty simple. Despite the fact that quarrels with the representatives of this sign usually pass violently, the conflict quickly ends – Aries is quick-witted and instantly forgets about the insults. Carefully watch your Aries. If he behaves as if nothing had happened, keep the same. If you do not live together, call and suggest a joint weekend. Your voice should sound joyful and cheerful – Aries will like such enthusiasm.