by Stefan Stenudd
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.
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.
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:
The PlanetsHere are the planets and other celestial points used in astrology, with links to the webpage of each:
ZODIAC SIGNSThe twelve Zodiac signs and what they mean in astrology.
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About meI'm a Swedish astrologer, author and historian of ideas, researching ancient thought and mythology. My personal website: stenudd.com