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The Ascendant As A Mask

“What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.” –Joseph Campbell In a birth chart the placements that move most quickly are the most personal. The


My First Impression Is Off-Putting

Dear Elsa, I’ve noticed all my life people have found me difficult to talk to when they first meet me. I’ve had all sorts of comments about their first impressions of me such as: intimidating, analytical, player, unapproachable. Could you please tell me why? I’ve also noticed that I’m deeply emotional to a ridiculous degree,

Leo rising with Aries

Appearance And The Ascendant

“First appearance deceives many.” –Ovid The ascendant has a distinct impact on the appearance, both physically and in the intangible. Mars-ruled, the ascendant sign shows itself in both appearance and physical attitude. A planet conjunct or closely aspecting the ascendant also has an impact on this forward face. Mars rising brings a martial aspect, also

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