Sun / Ascendant Aspects



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What you see is what you get. I am who I say I am. Full frontal. Out in the open – like it or not. No place to hide. No rest for the wicked. The Sun Also Rises. 24 hours of daylight. Breaking dawn. Daybreak. The night is past. It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day. Tomorrow is another day. Wake up. Waking up is hard to do. Full presence. Lighting up the room. Baby, baby light my way. Flashlight. Self-propelled. Guiding light.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others? ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tendency to get offended when people doubt or question you. No protective covering. People see you. You make an entrance. No veil. Your day in the sun. Shining bright. Here I am! No hide and seek. Here Comes the Sun. Oh no, here comes so and so. Front and center. I can see clearly now. Bright outlook. Radiant perspective. Life’s a stage. Embodying a role. The actor on stage. Burnout. An artist. A performer. Taking life by the reins. Rising star.

You may get real tired watching me, but I’m not going to quit. ~ Harrison Ford

Outrageous. Outlandish. More of the same. Overwhelming. Overbearing. Scorching everyone in sight. Burned out retinas. I need sunglasses. Ow, my eyes! You’re too much! Get down with your bad self. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. People better find out what it means to you! Pride before the fall. Ready or not, here you come. You can’t hide from your mistakes. You can’t hide from embarrassment. You hate to be embarrassed. You don’t want to show your face, but you have to. You like to bask in admiration. You attract a crowd of admirers. People like to sidle up to your warm glow. You outshine everyone around you – for better or worse. Remember to let others have their day in the sun too.

You look just like Dad. Daddy’s twin. Living a life under your father’s influence. Dad leads the way. Dad shows you your path. You follow in your father’s footsteps. Looking for a father figure. In search of a positive male influence. Personal renewable energy. You’re awake! You call others to action. You lead by example. You walk your talk. Your authority is unquestionable. People can’t question who you are. You have the precedence. You have the authority. You have the jurisdiction. You have the autonomy. Your Sun shines bright. You are born into prominence. Don’t let yourself live in another’s shadow.

Planets in aspect to the Ascendant are also always in aspect to the Descendant. Posts will be split up between Ascendant and Descendant to show the different point of view that each of the angles brings to the natal chart. To learn about the flip-side of Sun/Ascendant aspects, read Sun/Descendant Aspects.

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  • LoveHarmonious Jackson

    My Aries sun is in square with my Leo rising. What does this mean?

    • What do you think it might mean?

      • LoveHarmonious Jackson

        Honestly I’m a little confused. For one, I know both get along very well as theyre 2 sun signs. Aries being the leader, the initiator, pioneer, the self & child like. Leo being royal, the heart, likes to be seen, the big ego but shy as well, flamboyant to a degree, loves children rules the 5th house. The square is what throws me off. Are they competing with one another? Struggle for identity? Or it making me aware or getting me to see that I must own who I am & take charge & be confident in doing so? Lol ok now I’m trying to hard.

        • What degree is each at?

          • LoveHarmonious Jackson

            Hey! My sun is 26* Aries & rising is 0*29 Leo

  • A-lilith

    Is this placement akin to Leo rising ?

    • There are some similarities.

      • A-lilith

        Thanks for responding ! I am an Aquarius sun ( second decan) and have Gemini rising (3rd decan ). I suppose my appearance is affected by the aspect ?I should favor my sun sign more ?

        • Your appearance would be modified some by this aspect.

          The Sun is the center of the personality to most Western astrologers. I think it’s worth favoring the Sun (and Moon) over the other planets in terms of a central point of personality integration.

          • A-lilith

            Sun trine Moon . Grand trine between Sun , Moon and Ascendant.

  • Great post, Michelle! Aries sun semi-sextile Pisces ascendant, here 🙂

  • Vivian

    “Looks like daddy” “daddy’s twin” – you had me there.. too freak to be true for the whole thing.

    • I don’t censor myself when I write the posts so sometimes weird stuff comes up.

      • Vivian

        kk no probs

  • John Addey

    My Sun 28Libra18 on the Ascendant at 23Libra37. You put all the keywords together in so MANY combinations and constructions which are amazingly insightful and accurate.

  • zoca

    my aquarius sun sextile aries ascendant is fine, can take advantage

  • zoca

    this is fantastic

  • Michael Jones

    My Aries Sun is bQ my leo ascendant 🙂
    I sometimes just want to blend in and them I’m like nah

  • Sagittarian Mind™

    this is dope. I have a Sagittarius Sun at 28’46 and A Sagittarius Ascendant at 28’51, so it resonates deeply. Thanks, Michelle.

    • And with the Galactic Center nearby – you are a bright conduit 🙂

  • Christine

    My boyfriend’s Aries Sun is conjunct his Aries rising from the first house. The ruler of his chart, Mars, is conjunct Jupiter in Leo in the 5th house. He has often been told that he is abrasive, aggressive, pushy. He definitely cannot hold his tongue. He is opinionated, bossy, “what you see is what you get”; he definitely has a presence to him and draws a lot of attention, no matter where he is, and has trouble staying patient and managing his temper.

    Interestingly, his Moon in Libra is in the 6th house and his Mercury is in Pisces in the 12th house. (I think his Asc/Des axis falls on mine; his Moon falls in my 12th house and his Mercury is conjunct my Mars in the 5th house.) So, it is usually not his Arien qualities that annoy me — although sometimes they do — it is his Libran traits! I feel like there is a real conflict between his moon and Sun/Rising. On the one hand, he really wants to please me but, on the other, he simply cannot deny himself what he wants. I often wish he would just simply express and do what he wants — the “Arien” thing to do!

    • Does Saturn make aspects to his Arien planets?

      • Christine

        Hey Michelle, thanks for the reply. 🙂

        Just checked, and his Saturn in Virgo is in the 6th house, and makes only a loose opposition with 12H Mercury in Pisces and a trine with Venus in Taurus in the 2nd house.

        His Mars-Jupiter in Leo in the 5th actually also makes a conjunction with his NN, and this stellium squares his Venus-Chiron conjunction in Taurus in the 2nd house. So, maybe this also has something to do with this. Perhaps there is a conflict between expressing himself and being creative (Mars, Leo, Aries) and pleasing others and his self-esteem; maybe there is a lot of pain and hurt involved when these two things aren’t in harmony.

  • m00ny.

    Ascendant is the most challenged point in my chart, squared by 5 planets including the Sun and Saturn, most of them in the 3rd House. I should get a trophy for my unbelievable talent of getting on the wrong foot with people and making the worst of impressions. And the things I blurt out surely don’t help. I feel I’m unable to shine, or that I’m not allowed to. My identity and authority are constantly questioned and brushed away, like they don’t exist and I’m not my own person, instead a product of the influence of others. Others always know better than me, even what I feel or think or how I am. And when I do try to shine in my own way, I burn myself or others, at some point, inevitably.

    “Life’s a stage. Tendency to get offended when people doubt or question you.” – they always do, lol.

    • What sign is on your 3rd house cusp?

      • m00ny.

        Capricorn, does that explain it? Bad stellium, bad.

        • Hm … I can’t know unless I take a peak at your chart.

  • AnnaLFC

    My Scorpio Sun makes a trine with my Pisces AC. It’s true that I look a lot like my father, plus he’s a Pisces Sun Scorpio Rising ! I also fear embarrassment a lot and can’t really hide from that…