What Does Your Ascendant Sign Mean?
You may have come across it and by now realized its importance but still wondering what does your Ascendant sign mean?
The rising sign and any planets in the 1st house describe the image you present to the world. The Ascendant is the most crucial point from the 4 angles. It contains all the information about your deep self. In other words, the Ascendant is the very beginning of your own unique story. It represents the first page of your “book”. What type of “book” do you want to write? Science, action, drama, romance? Perhaps you may want to cover all of them, but what qualities and potential do you really have in order to take a specific direction? Before starting to analyze anyone’s natal chart, it’s essential to have a correct start. In other words, you have to locate and identify the character, the quality of that soul, the abilities of that person. You have to see the big picture, each piece of that machine, in order to comprehend how it will function.
So, what does your Ascendant sign mean?
If you have the Ascendant in Aries, that means you could be born a leader; you may like to take action and initiate things. You seem to be not easily intimidated; you might have the courage and ambition to compete and to be first. You seem to be a fighter; generally you want to win.
If you have the Ascendant in Taurus, you seem to be a very loyal and honest friend. However, you could see the world through a material lens, and you might want stability in life. You may know how to persist, and new changes may not always attract you. It seems vital to have comfort and loyalty. Nevertheless, your identity seems to shine in some particular way.
If you have the Ascendant in Gemini, you seem to understand the world from a logical and intellectual view. The informative world seems to be the place where you could live better. Your mind could be alert all the time. You may like to think and re-think, to use your knowledge and continuously learn new things. For this reason, you could be very flexible, very curious and you may tend to run multiple projects at the same time.
If you have the Ascendant in Cancer, you seem to be willing to open your heart, and take the first steps towards people in need. You may be sensitive, receptive, and more than that you are open to help. So you could be connected to the outside world by feelings and emotions. Your intuition seems to be an essential tool, so you better listen to your inner voice.
If you have the Ascendant in Leo, the life you live seems to be your playground. You seem to be the center of everything, and others may need to play your game in order for them to be accepted by you. Despite your ego and pride, you seem to be the most generous person. You may like admiration, and you might like to be the best of the best.
If you have the Ascendant in Virgo, that means nobody might serve others better then you do. Also, it seems like you don’t have a problem with following others suggestions. You could be receptive and analytic, practical, and efficient. You might have focus and attention for any meticulous job. You could be an excellent intellectual. From my research, I have noticed that famous writers have Ascendant in Virgo. For instance: Ernest Hemingway, Agatha Christie, Larry Levis (American poet).
If you have the Ascendant in Libra, you seem to be the most balanced person. It could be very natural for you to have diplomacy, to cooperate nicely with others. You could be an excellent mediator, peacemaker.
If you have the Ascendant in Scorpio, your world is intense and you seem to know how to navigate through deep emotions. You might be not afraid to draw yourself into the most mysterious or secretive world, to swim with your intuition in order to discover your version of the truth.
If you have the Ascendant in Sagittarius, you could be tempted to exaggerate, but the idea of exaggeration is because you need to be significant. You might need a space to point far and then to travel to that place. Life may have a philosophical shadow, and you could be religious in your own way. You may have a positive view and optimistic approach to everything that is new.
If you have the Ascendant in Capricorn, you could be living in a purely material world, where everything seems to have a price. Your early life could bring you several hard lessons in order for you to achieve superior results later in life. You know how to structure things, how to manage your time, and how to deal with life duties.
If you have the Ascendant in Aquarius, you seem to be unique; nobody could have such an original identity. Your mind seems to be abstract; you could function in a very unpredictable way because most of the time, you may not like routines, rules, and old customs. You may like extravagant things, and you could navigate differently than others through life. Your style, your hair, your attitude could be different and could be easily spotted.
If you have the Ascendant in Pisces, you seem to be the most sensitive and patient person. You may have the all-human life experiences, especially when it comes to emotions. For these reasons, you understand others’ attitudes, even if others can humiliate you. You have compassion, and you have a lot of love to share. When you are tired of the outside environment, you could navigate in your imaginary space where you can see the bright things that are not visible for everybody.
All in all, the Ascendant in astrology is as important or even more than your horoscope sign. That is why is good to understand what does your ascendant sign mean. It’s the starting point of your life project. You are the creator of your own life. It’s important to know why you like to approach things in a very particular way. It’s important to understand the first step of your temptations. It’s like you open a door in a specific, unique style. Where will your steps take you further depends on your inner qualities.
Maria Stiopei is a professional astrologer and research member of the American Federation of Astrologers. For services offered and requests you click on her profile page.