Please forward this error screen to 216. Astrological Chart — New Millennium. According to astrological theory, celestial phenomena practical astronomy with your calculator or spreadsheet pdf or determine human activity on the principle of ‘as above so below’. Thus astrologers believe that the ascendant signifies a person’s awakening consciousness, in the same way that the Sun’s appearance on the eastern horizon signifies the dawn of a new day.
Because the ascendant is specific to a particular time and place, to astrologers it signifies the individual environment and conditioning that a person receives during their upbringing, and also the circumstances of their childhood. For this reason astrologers believe that the ascendant is also concerned with how a person has learned to present themself to the world, especially in public and in impersonal situations. To astrologers, in some circumstances, it can function as a shield or mask to guard a person’s real nature – in other words the ‘defense mechanism’ every person has to cope with unfamiliar or uncomfortable situations. Astrologers believe the ascendant also has a strong bearing on a person’s physical appearance and overall health. Sun and Moon- is expressed. Although Babylonian astronomers had observed the actual rising times of the signs, there is no specific mention of the ascendant in the texts that have survived on clay tablets. By the 3rd century B.
For values referred to the standard equinox J2000. Between those instants the Ascendant’s longitude actually decreases. Longitude of Ascendant at different northern latitudes. Above the Arctic Circle, discontinuity occurs when the horizon is parallel to the ecliptic.
In the northern hemisphere, the signs of Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus and Gemini take much less time than the theoretical two hours to cross the eastern horizon, whilst the signs of Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius take much longer than two hours to do so. At higher latitudes, these differences become even more marked. Astrologers consider the differences between the rate at which the signs ascend to be of importance. Ascendants are equally or more common. In the southern hemisphere, long and short ascension are reversed. If the sun for example occupies that degree, it will neither rise nor set, but will lie upon the horizon for 24 hours.
As we move into higher latitudes, more and more degrees of the ecliptic will neither rise nor set, until at the north pole half of the ecliptic degrees will not rise above the horizon and can never become the ascendant. There of the omission of extreme latitudes from most house tables due to the added complexity of calculating the ascendant, that there is no ascendant at these latitudes. There are a couple of factors that influence how strong or weak a force in the chart the ascendant may be. Firstly, it is generally believed that the closer towards the beginning of the sign the ascendant falls, the stronger it will be. This is because most of the first house will fall into that sign. If the ascendant falls late in a sign, most of the first house will fall into the following sign, and thus weaken the effect of the ascendant’s power.
In addition the ascendant is thought to be stronger in influence when the sun is in a weak position in the chart. This is because the sun was literally on the other side of the earth when the subject was born, hidden from view. The sun may also be weaker in influence if it is unaspected, in other words if it forms no strong aspects or connections to the other planets. Another factor concerning the effect of the ascendant is the theory that people become more like their sun sign after around 29 years old, as they grow older and more confident and thus have less of a need to present a public face to others.
It is also theorised that when the progressed ascendant moves into the following sign, it weakens the influence of the natal ascendant. Planets can assume added importance in the birth chart due to their relationship to the ascendant. So for example, if the ascendant sign is Libra, Venus will be the chart ruler, and so ‘set the tone’ for the chart in many ways. If a planet is actually in conjunction with the ascendant it then becomes vitally important in its effect on the personality, to the extent of being almost as important as the sun in some cases.