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  • Writer's pictureDenisse De La Llata

Your Ascendant-- not just a mask

Updated: Apr 30, 2020

The Ascendant often gets labeled "the mask," as if its purpose is simply to conceal what's underneath the surface. For astrology newbies, the mask is soon forgotten, as they move on to the deeper realms of their chart. They begin to explore their planets, their houses--the North Node! While all of these hold important keys for our self-development, the Ascendant--called "the horoscope" by the ancients--is a major player that can enlighten us to the inner workings of our behavior and limitations. The Ascendant is a vehicle for our body and mind, created specifically for the new environment that was our daily life in our formative years. This is why I like to call it the spacesuit.


This spacesuit was carefully stitched just for you. Every single person that was around you in childhood had a hand in producing this perfectly curated piece of equipment. Did you grow up in a turbulent household? You better not have a light-hearted ascendant. Did you grow up surrounded by constant noise? You better learn to speak up.


By asking questions just like these, your Ascendant's creators got to work, sending you very specific messages about the qualities you'd need to have to survive in this new environment. And you, being the delicate creature that you were at a young age, you listened. You took notes. Sense of humor? Check. Curiosity? Check. And down the line you went, making sure that all the right traits got installed.


And what didn't get installed? What didn't make the cut? Everything that was left in your 12th house. The 12th is the house of the subconscious mind. The house of sleep. It's where you keep hidden fears and enemies. Some call this the house of the "self undoing." These are the traits that weren't going to serve you in the real world, in your real life--which takes place in the first house.


12th house astrology is very interesting to me, as I hold a Sagittarius stellium within it. Why didn't I get to bring my explorative Sagittarius nature into the "real world" of the 1st house? That's for another post.


Until next time, stay exploring and stay weird. <3




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katherinekim1995
25 ene 2023

Hi i think that´s totally true cause i am and consider myself extremly intelligent my IQ is 195 , before diving into astrology i thought it was genetic or pure karma due to i am buddist and i am considered a braham according to hindu chast concept , but as i knew astrology i stack all concepts., first of all i´m scorpio sun with 4 stellion on scorpio , mercury , mars & uranus , moon on pisces and finally virgo rising , knowing that scorpio is the evilest and one of the most intelligent signs among virgo and gemini , my way of thinking has been always to sneaky and mainly strategic , my aprouch to life is like…

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sergpedroza
10 ago 2022

That's interesting to me because if my 12th house is Aquarius but my sun, mercury, and Neptune is Aquarius.. why do I have these Aquarius signs (2 being personal planets) in me if they were to be left behind?

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abhi.bansal1990
10 ago 2022
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donald.jenkins14
05 sept 2020

I'm a Virgo Ascendant I get surrounded by Virgo sun people in the past or a least that what I remember

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abhi.bansal1990
28 abr 2020

Great Imagination!

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