And that is what I want to explore here.
When I was born, Scorpio was rising. Go to an astrology conference and ask which planet rules Scorpio and you may start a fistfight. Classically, the answer is Mars.
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Modern astrologers favor Pluto. People argue vehemently on both sides of the question.
To me, that is silly. Both rulerships are valid. Mars and Pluto each have an affinity with Scorpio, and that is what rulership is about. And astrologers, since time immemorial, have recognized that the planet which rules the ascendant plays a dramatically underscored role in a persons life. Thats why it came to be called the ruler of the chart. But why exactly? To answer that, we need to think some deeper thoughts about the nature of the ascendant.
That is a big subject, but one elemental observation is that the ascendant represents a persons style of manifestation.
Daily Horoscope's contributing Astrology writer, Fern Feto Spring
Heres what I mean: You meet someone at a party, they say how are you? You say, Fine thanks, hows about you? They say, Fine thanks. And you instantly like themor dislike them! Something of their core nature shone through that superficial social behavior. We can learn a lot about someone by how they say, Fine, thanks. Energy comes through every human gesture. I always think of the ascendant as the stained glass through which the light of the psyche is shining. It translates the deeper n-dimensional layers of the psyche into the 3D world of social behavior. The ascendant is how you act in the world.
And that is the key to understanding why the planet that rules the ascendant is so important. Like the ascendant itself, the ruler of the ascendant is behaviorally activated. We see it very clearly in the existential and social behavior of a person. The astrological birth chart holds many clues about profoundly intimate, even hidden, elements of a persons experience and character. The ruler of the ascendant may carry such deeper meaning as well.
But it always carries that simple signature of the ascendant itself: visible behavior. So, off I go to yet another airport, to teach yet another class. Thats what my life looks like. Is that what I am? Yes, sureand I am grateful for it. But I am not that simple.
And neither are you. There is a planet that rules your ascendant too.
Its in a sign and a house and it makes aspects. Have a look at it from the point of view we have explored here. Do that and you will, to paraphrase the words of the great Scots poet, Robert Burns, see yourself as others see you.
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