Keywords: Appearance, First Impression, Mask
Location: First House Cusp
The Ascendant is at the cusp of the first house, also known as your Rising sign. It marks what was rising on the eastern horizon at the exact moment of your birth. That is why birth times are imperative to calculate an accurate natal chart in astrology. This placement can show your conditioning in early childhood and what affected your upbringing. Your conditioning can highly affect how you choose to present yourself to the world, as you cultivate a mask for survival. This part of yourself may be what you’re most comfortable sharing on a surface level. Ask yourself: What parts of my conditioning affect how I choose to present myself?