The Ascendant (as I wrote about in the previous posts) turned out to be a hot potato. My fellow students and colleges all had something to say about it. Most of them could relate to what I said about the inherent conflict between the Sun and the Ascendant. But it was not only negative things! Of course not…differences and polarities create constructiveness. Without resistance maybe we would just fall asleep. Maybe it is a bit like the squares in the horoscope- the squares put us (hopefully) in to action!
Another brilliant Astrologer Wilhelm Axling explained the Ascendant in a hilarious way (I´ve added my own touch a little)
Something like this:
Imagine that you´re landing on earth , you are just a soul, so you need an “earth costume” to survive. This costume is picked from the wardrobe where you have your birth Ascendant. This costume has all the special tools and qualities that belongs to the sign witch your Ascendant is in. This special designed costume is specially made for your life path and what you have in front of you. Doesn´t it feel so much more positive when you think about it like this? :D You have the best toolbox you can have to get through this life with dignity!
And don´t come and say that the costume with corresponding toolbox doesn´t fit your intentions with life. You have no idea what life has in store for you…
A few examples that I´ve made up myself :
Leo Ascendant got the diva costume. It includes a glitter and glam function that blinds people to that degree that Leo meanwhile takes the chance to take over the world, or at least become the ruler of a small country.
Gemini Ascendant got the speed-of – light and chameleon costume. Gemini can get out of any tricky situation just by changing shape and colour, suddenly melting in to the wall when necessary or becoming a speed racing car (like Barbapapa) when there are no other options then to escape.
Virgo Ascendant of course got the nurse toolbox and costume. And also an analytic and discriminating eye that would make detective Poirot green with envy.
Pisces Ascendant got the smooth operator costume and with that comes the big bleeding sympathetic eyes – very dangerous, can uncover the deepest hidden secrets within anyone. And the worst thing is that it´s impossible to get angry with Pisces or put him or her against the wall. If the bleeding beautiful eyes is not enough weapon against charge Pisces may just dissolve into a drifting fog. Pisces toolbox has similarities with Geminis toolbox.
Thank you Wilhelm for inspiration!
Wilhelms homepage in Swedish http://www.himlaord.nu/