The horoscope chart with all the components of classical astrology: Zodiac, planets, houses and aspects. Explanations and examples.
Here are links to my web pages where classical Zodiac sign astrology, based on your star sign, is explained and explored.
Books by Stefan Stenudd:
Astrological 2013 Predictions for the World and the Zodiac Signs. This book explains how forecasting with the horoscope is done, and includes extensive predictions for the coming year. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
This book by Stefan Stenudd explains what your horoscope says about your health, according to the old tradition of medical astrology.
You learn what the Zodiac signs, the planets, and the other ingredients of the horoscope reveal about many health issues and different types of illnesses. Also, celebrity horoscope charts are used to show how a health reading is made.
The book contains a quick introduction to astrology, as well, and instructions on how to read a birth chart in general. Click the image to see the book (and Kindle ebook) at Amazon.
This book presents an imaginative reading of the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, consisting of symbolic images. Several spreads are introduced, as well as the meanings of all the 78 cards and their pictures. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
This book is the translated, richly commented and explained Taoist classic by Lao Tzu, who was the first and foremost of the Taoists. In 81 chapters, he presented Tao, the Way, and its calm philosophy of life. The book was written around the 5th century BC and has been a world classic ever since. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Ascendant in the Complete Horoscope
The Key to Appearance in Classical Astrology
The appearance of a personality,
true for the first moment of encounter,
as one wants oneself to be seen.
The Ascendant (AC) is also called the Rising sign. It's the point on the Zodiac that is exactly at the east horizon in the horoscope. Its counterpart is the Descendant, at the west horizon.
So, the Ascendant is not a heavenly body at all, but in astrology its function and meaning is quite comparable to the planets. It moves much faster, though. It passes through the whole Zodiac in 24 hours. Therefore it is important to know the exact birth time, in order to establish the correct position for the Ascendant.
In the horoscope the Ascendant shows how you want to present yourself to others, the impression of yourself that you consciously strive to project. So, it is the first impression others get of you.
The Ascendant is the cusp of the 1st House, i.e. its starting point. Whereas the Ascendant is the image of yourself that you project, the rest of the 1st House shows how others perceive you as they get to know you.
But the Ascendant is the role you play, and the way you prefer others to perceive you.
The Ascendant (AC) in the ZodiacHere are short descriptions of how each Zodiac sign influences the Ascendant, the first impression of yourself that you intentionally give others, when that's where it is in your natal chart.
Aries brings some rudeness, and obvious impatience.
Taurus brings neutral behavior towards others, and an everyday appearance.
Gemini brings eloquence and a sense of humor appreciated by all, although regarded as superficial.
Cancer brings a pleasant way of behaving, with no fear of intimacy.
Leo brings an impressive appearance and the admiration of others.
Virgo brings a critical and demanding attitude, that might put others off.
Libra brings a diplomatic appearance, keen on not being misunderstood.
Scorpio brings a secretive, intriguing attitude.
Sagittarius brings an unattached appearance that many find fascinating.
Capricorn brings an attitude of authority, demanding the respect of others.
Aquarius brings an attitude of sincerity and thoughtfulness.
Pisces brings an attitude of humility and uncertainty.
KeywordsHere are the twelve Zodiac signs, and keywords for the character they give to the Ascendant, i.e. the first impression of yourself that you intentionally give others:
I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer. Apart from fiction, I've written several books about astrology and spirituality. I'm also a historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. Google Profile. Here's my personal website: stenudd.com
Classical astrology is the age old astrological system defined by Ptolemy in Tetrabiblos, which is just as relevant today. The complete horoscope chart consists of many more components than your star sign (where the sun was at your birth). The latter has quite limited applications, which should be respected. This website deals mainly with the complete horoscope, and states clearly when that's not the case.
Try the old deck of Tarot cards for free divination online. How to use the Tarot and what each card means. Click the image to visit.
Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination. Click the image to visit.
Creation stories from around the world, and the old beliefs about cosmology they reveal. Click the image to visit.
Taoism, the ancient wisdom of the taoists Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu, and the classic Tao Te Ching translated and explained. Click the image to visit. See also Tao Quotes and Tao Themes.
The vital spirit, a life force present in everyone, exists in many beliefs and traditions. Here they all are.
The philosophers of Ancient Greece were daringly outspoken about their beliefs and non-beliefs in the gods and the myths about them. Here are their cosmological and metaphysical thoughts. Click the image to visit.
About This WebsiteWelcome to the world of astrology and horoscopes! Here you find an introduction to the basics of classical astrology, in-depth presentations of all the components of the complete horoscope, astrological predictions based on the outer planets, famous horoscopes and elaborate forecasts.
Mundane AstrologyHere are also several examples of mundane astrology - astrological principles applied to institutions, countries and the whole world. This way of using astrology was in the past much more common than personal horoscopes.
Astrology BasicsThe classical astrology basics present the components and their significance in the complete personal horoscope chart. They are the Zodiac signs, the planets, the Houses, and the five major aspects.