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The Ascendant Sign in Esoteric Astrology


(Artwork by Kagaya)


This is the light that oscillates until a point of balance is achieved. It is the light which is distinguished by a moving up and down.

From the Soul-centered perspective, Libra on the Ascendant of the chart represents a pause, an interlude, a time of assessment and a point of contemplation within a series of incarnations. People incarnating with Libra rising may use this “karmic hiatus” as they prepare, along with the rest of us, for the greater conflict awaiting them when the wheel of life moves one notch to Scorpio. The particular tension and duality of Libra rising is often expressed by a person who has experienced the Presence of the Soul to one degree or another, but who has not fully anchored this Presence in his or her consciousness.

This individual is thus quite polarized, tending to waver back and forth between the desires of the personality and the transpersonal nature of the Soul. This rhythm alternates, for at certain times the lower self may predominate while at other times, the Soul is very much the predominant factor. This conflict is present for Libra rising for a very good reason. The individual is to learn to recognize and differentiate between the energy fields of these two fundamental poles of human nature. It is then that the Libra rising person will be in a position to harmonize these two currents into a greater focus of awarenes .

We should remember that Venus is the exoteric ruler of Libra and the esoteric ruler of Gemini. In this respect, Venus serves to relate and balance all opposites and dualities until they are fused into a more harmonious synthesis. Our primary duality (and the one which Venus handles with expert grace) is the conflict between the lesser ego and the greater Self. Uranus is the esoteric ruler of this rising sign as well as the exoteric ruler of Aquarius, sign of human relationships in general and group relationships in particular.

Thus the Soul-purpose of a person with Libra rising is to reorient the focus of his or her relationships. This means gradually releasing one’s emphasis on the personal, idealistic, romantic aspects of life in order to integrate those relationships with a greater focus of impersonal service and a collective, group orientation. The magnetic charm of Venus and the “urge to merge” of this planetary ruler can then be used for the more transpersonal use of the Soul through Uranus and group relationships.

(Reference Alan Oken)

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