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 Use of Astrology

THE 7 PLANETARY GODS. Erasmus Franciscus, The Lust House of the Upper and Lower World, Nuremberg 1676.
THE 7 PLANETARY GODS. Erasmus Franciscus, The Lust House of the Upper and Lower World, Nuremberg 1676.

From that which precedes, it becomes clear to us, that in order to find harmony, we must learn in our present physical existence to have our lower self, with all its desires and habits, ruled by our conscience, correctly speaking our higher self, which is our real being. That higher, true self, struggles to conquer “the dragon,” the lower self, by which it gets the opportunity to re-unite with its divine Source.

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.