According to Very Well Mind, “People described as intimidating are often overly domineering and cause others to feel threatened, overwhelmed, or even afraid.”
When you meet someone who is intimidating, you immediately feel a sense of dread around them. They command a certain type of presence that makes others uncomfortable.
In Astrology, what makes someone intimidating? In this article, we will go over the various natal chart aspects and placements that point to intimidation.
Natal Pluto in hard aspect to Natal Ascendant:
Pluto is the planet of power and control, so your natal Pluto in conjunction, square, or opposition to your Ascendant indicates you have a very powerful presence. You come across as someone confident and in control, which can be intimidating to others, especially insecure types!
Pluto also represents extremes. In hard aspect to your natal Ascendant, it can indicate others have extreme reactions to you – either people love you at first, or hate you at first. If you have Pluto in hard aspect to your Ascendant, do you notice people seem somewhat afraid of you, especially at first? This is Pluto’s influence.
Natal Pluto in the 1st house:
Natal Pluto in the first house indicates you have a very powerful presence. The 1st house represents our persona, or the ‘mask’ we wear when we first meet others. It also describes our personal style and physical body.
Having this planet in your first house indicates your Pluto energies are always on display, for everyone to see. When people meet you, they can feel your powerful presence. You may even find that people have extreme reactions to you; some people might immediately dislike you, and others might immediately adore you!
You come across as powerful and in control, which can be intimidating for other people. You may not even mean to come across this way, but it is hard to hide this energy since it is in your 1st house for all to see.
Natal Scorpio Ascendant:
People with their Ascendant in Scorpio are usually very sexy, intense, passionate people. Scorpio is often referred to as the sexiest sign in the zodiac, and I cannot help but agree. They give off an aura of strength and power, which can be very intimidating to others. Spotting a Scorpio Ascendant is easy: they are mysterious, cool, and give off an aura of intensity and depth.
Like with strong Pluto placements, having one’s Ascendant in Scorpio means your Scorpio qualities are on display for all to see. I personally find Scorpio Ascendants very sexy and seductive, but they do give off a “Don’t F*ck with Me” energy that might intimidate others.
Natal Planets in Scorpio:
Having inner planets, especially Sun and Moon, in Scorpio can indicate you are quite intimidating.
Scorpios are not generally warm and fuzzy people (unless other aspects indicate otherwise). Instead, they are rather intense, provocative, and powerful. People with inner planets in Scorpio have a strong distaste of inauthenticity, lying, and superficiality. They have built-in BS detectors, and can easily see through people’s facades.
Scorpios are penetrating and insightful, and do not tolerate nonsense. As a result, they can be very intimidating to others.
Natal Saturn in the 1st house:
Natal Saturn in the first house indicates you come across as very responsible and serious. Saturn represents duty, commitment, and hard work, so its placement in your first house indicates these qualities are on display for all to see.
To others, you appear as a no-nonsense, cold, and business-like person. You might project an air of superiority or snobbiness without even trying to. Because of this, you might come across as very unapproachable or intimidating.
Natal Capricorn Ascendant:
People with their Ascendant in Capricorn project an aura of competence, maturity and responsibility. Capricorn is naturally ruled by Saturn, so it acts similarly to Saturn in the first house.
Capricorn Ascendants can come across as intimidating, due to a cold and uninviting demeanour. They may even come across as snobby and elitist, even if they do not mean to! People may be afraid to approach them out of fear the Capricorn Ascendant person will reject their advances.
Natal Planets in Capricorn:
Having inner planets, especially Sun and Moon, in Capricorn can indicate you are quite intimidating.
Capricorn people are often described as cold, ambitious, mature, and responsible. Some of them may not be very friendly, especially at first, because a Capricorn needs to trust you before they open up to you.
To others, Capricorns may come off as cold, distant, and snobby. And, of course, intimidating.
Natal Chart ruler in Scorpio or Capricorn:
While your Ascendant represents your persona and outer appearance, the ruler of your Ascendant can give you more clues on how you come across to others.
What is your natal chart ruler?
- If your 1st house is in Aries, your chart ruler is Mars
- If your 1st house is in Taurus, your chart ruler is Venus
- If your 1st house is in Gemini, your chart ruler is Mercury
- If your 1st house is in Cancer, your chart ruler is the Moon
- If your 1st house is in Leo, your chart ruler is the Sun
- If your 1st house is in Virgo, your chart ruler is Mercury
- If your 1st house is in Libra, your chart ruler is Venus
- If your 1st house is in Scorpio, your chart ruler is Pluto
- If your 1st house is in Sagittarius, your chart ruler is Jupiter
- If your 1st house is in Capricorn, your chart ruler is Saturn
- If your 1st house is in Aquarius, your chart ruler is Uranus
- If your 1st house is in Pisces, your chart ruler is Neptune
Now that you know your chart ruler, what sign is it in?
If your chart ruler is in Capricorn or Scorpio, you may come across as quite intimidating to others. Your Chart ruler has a lot of influence over your persona and how you come across to others, so Scorpio and Capricorn influences can definitely indicate intimidation.
Has anyone ever said you are intimidating? Which aspects do you believe are responsible for this?
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