right! We're finally beginning to get a little steamy by discussing
astrological romantic attraction!
Sun Signs are pretty much as far as you've ever gone, then you've
likely never even heard of the incredibly important birth chart point
called the Ascendant.
Ascendant (or Rising Sign) is the Zodiac sign that was rising on the
horizon at the exact moment of your birth. The Ascendant in your birth
chart represents the exact dawning of your life on planet Earth. It's
the part of the Sky that literally came out to meet and greet you
at the exact moment of your birth.
a nutshell, the Ascendant aids us in answering the question: "who
am I in this world?" The Ascendant colors your approach and outlook
on life. The Zodiac sign on the Ascendant represents the "outer
package" or "outer behaviors" that you regularly display
to the people around you.
In the not too distant past, the Ascendant of the birth chart was
considered to be of (at least) equal import with the placement of
the Sun. In ancient Greece, if someone asked what your horoscope
sign was, they were asking about the sign located on your Ascendant.
In the 20th century, the Sun's placement became much more popular
- in part - because you only needed to know the month and day of
your birth. The Ascendant, on the other hand, requires knowing the
exact time of your birth.
Comparison - Rule of Thumb
If my Ascendant is located in the same Zodiac Sign (Sign conjunct)
as your Sun, then that can spell out a very strong potential for mutual
romantic attraction. My Ascendant Sign (my outer behaviors) attract
and draw in your Sun Sign (your heart and creative energy).
My Ascendant is located in the Sign of Gemini. When I meet someone
whose Sun is located in the Sign of Gemini - then that's often a
strong potential for mutual attraction! With my Ascendant in Gemini
- I'll give you three guesses which Sun Sign my ex-wife has (and
the first two guesses don't count)? I only wish I had a nickel for
every synastry comparison I've done for married couples where one
person's Ascendant was in the same Sign as the other person's Sun!
this "signature" a little further - Sign conjunctions with
the Ascendant are virtually as powerful when comparing one person's
Ascendant with the other person's Moon, Venus, and/or Mars.
I suppose (for the slightly more advanced folks who wandered in here)
the fact that I consider "Sign conjunctions" – and
choose not to consider any of the other traditional “in orb”
aspects – bothers more than a few of you. So I should probably
do a little name dropping, and mention that I am not completely alone
in my opinion about Sign conjunctions.
excerpt from the astrological classic How To Handle Your Human
Relations written by Lois Haines Sargent (whose book was highly
recommended by Stephen Arroyo):
important in judging attraction is the aspect between the Ascendant
of one chart and the planets of the other... Sun, Moon, Venus, or
Mars in one horoscope in the Sign ascending or descending in the
other horoscope is an astrological testimony of a strong attraction."
Ascending or Descending?
Hmmm... Ascending or Descending... I suppose I should have mentioned
that the Ascendant is actually part of a 2 point chart axis, involving
the Ascendant and the Descendant?
Ascendant/Descendant axis of a chart is sometimes called the “magnetic
axis.” So when the Sun, the Moon, Venus, and/or Mars in another
person’s chart are located on your Ascendant/Descendant axis,
the two of you may be literally magnetically drawn to each other.
a birth chart axis, if your Ascendant is located in Virgo, then your
Descendant is located in (the opposite sign) Pisces. Or (vice versa)
if your Ascendant is located in Pisces, then your Descendant is located
As Sargent has said... this Rule of Thumb that I have just shared
with you is of greatest import when judging attraction and testimony
of strong astrological attraction. Whether it becomes "romantic"
attraction is yet another matter.
are 2 or 3 other very important, what I call, "incarnational
axes" in the birth chart that I first look at and consider when
performing a comparison, however I have just shared with you the initial
and/or primary axis that I look for.
to get your Birth Chart calculated online.
for those folks that want learn about the Ascendant/Descendant
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