The Ascendant – Who´s behind that face?

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In my Astrology class Virgo ascendant is the most common ascendant. Not so surprising because Leo, Virgo and Libra I think if I remember correct is the most common ascendants in Sweden.
My teacher told us that Virgo ascendants often get the role as the “good girl” or boy in the family and life. That is so true in my case! And I almost got irritated now when I got this verified. Haha. Because for me it feels like I didn´t choose this! – But many Astrologers believe that we choose our parents our self before we are born, and then I´m thinking that it might as well be so that we choose our ascendant and our whole horoscope then also! Or…maybe we get a particular ascendant because we have chosen to achieve something particular in this life. I see the ascendant as a tool in our personality. Because It´s the way people see us and the lens through which we see the world. (ref. the ascendant: Your karmic doorway) We can´t get rid of our ascendant no matter how strong our sun sign is!  If we would like to get rid of it..
How one feels about their ascendant is probably very individual, but for me I´ve felt that it sometimes is standing in the way for my sun. I know this is just an illusion and that I´ve probably just haven’t learned how I can have use of my ascendant in the best way. I´m sure there is a reason and purpose with every single part of the horoscope. For me it feels like the ascendant is a filter in front of the sun. Probably the secret is to integrate the sun and the ascendant in a balanced way, so that they can have use of each other.
The ascendant still have something of a mystery fog surrounding it. And different astrologers have different opinions about it – what it stands for.
Yes for me it often feels like my Virgo ascendant is standing in the way for my Gemini sun. But there are also times when I appreciate to hide behind my Virgo face. I think it’s the Virgo ascendant people see when they describe me as mysterious…something that my Gemini sun is laughing at and calls ridiculous. The Gemini sun is not mysterious at all! – rather it would like to say what´s on its mind all the time! But the Virgo face is standing in the way!:P Not always but many times.

What do you think about this? Is there anybody else out there who´ve also had problems dealing with their ascendant? Do you think your ascendant and sun sign are well integrated?
In the next post I will tell you more about how it feels to be “the good girl” and the achiever. ;) – Virgo ascendant