Do you have any natal planets conjunct your Ascendant? If so, are the planets in the 1st house, or the 12th house?
The 12th house rules all that is hidden. You keep aspects of your personality and life away in this house, and you only show these sides of yourself to those you trust completely. Even people who know you very well might not know this hidden side of you.
The 1st house, on the other hand, represents our persona. This part of us is in plain view to others. It is the mask we wear when we face the world. The energy of the first house planets will be very apparent to others. For example, if you have Mars conjunct your Ascendant in the first house, others will see you as a very assertive and action-oriented.
How do conjunctions from the 12th house to the Ascendant manifest?
Sun in the 12th house conjunct the Ascendant:
This aspect indicates you stand out to others and get attention easily. You appear quite confident and even intimidating. However, on the inside, you are very sensitive and dislike too much attention.
Others may see you as a social, outgoing person, but may be surprised at how much time you spend on your own. You might feel that people who are close to you don’t really know the real you.
Moon in the 12th house conjunct the Ascendant:
This aspect indicates an emotional persona. You might not realize how much you wear your heart on your sleeve. The Moon in the 12th house wants to keep emotions hidden, but they might be written all over your face, for all to see. You may even have special psychic abilities, but you only tell people you really trust.
Mercury in the 12th house conjunct the Ascendant:
Mercury in the 12th house indicates you are very imaginative and intuitive. This aspect indicates people see you as very communicative and curious. However, you may feel that you are often misunderstood or misinterpreted by others, which may cause anxiety and insecurity.
You are likely much more quiet, emotional, and introspective in private that you are in public. Others may describe you as an intellectual and logical, but you might not see yourself that way.
Venus in the 12th house conjunct the Ascendant:
This placement can indicate you are a very attractive person. 12th house rules what is hidden, so you might not realize how attractive you are. You might have a interest in art, fashion, design, etc., which you keep hidden from others.
Mars in the 12th house conjunct the Ascendant:
The 12th house is a rather dreamy, impractical house that is not particularly action-oriented, so Mars feel stifled there. The conjunction of Mars to your Ascendant means you come across as very strong and assertive, but inside, you are not as confident.
Perhaps others look to you as a leader, but you lack the self-assurance to believe in yourself as much as others do. You might be a lot lazier and unmotivated than others think.
Jupiter in the 12th house conjunct the Ascendant:
Jupiter represents expansion, generosity, and optimism, so when it is conjunct to your Ascendant, a larger-than-life personality is indicated. You come across as very animated, fun-loving and happy to others, without really trying to.
People are drawn to you and find you warm and positive. Despite your big presence, you are sensitive and easy overwhelmed and need a lot of time alone.
Saturn in the 12th house conjunct the Ascendant:
This placement indicates you come across as very responsible and mature, but also perhaps cold and unfeeling, in reality, you are a very sensitive person who fears vulnerability. You might have an interest in 12th house activities, such as dreams, astrology, and helping the less fortunate, but you do not share this interest with others. Others find you very serious and cold, and you might not understand why.
Uranus in the 12th house conjunct the Ascendant:
A 12th house Uranus conjunct the Ascendant means you come across as quirky and eccentric without really even trying to. You have a very rich inner world full of brilliant ideas, but keep these hidden from view. Others find you very interesting and engaging, but you are not sure why.
Neptune in the 12th house conjunct the Ascendant:
Neptune on the Ascendant can make it hard for you to define your own identity, and you may feel others do not understand you. You are a very sensitive, compassionate person with a rich imagination, but keep this side of yourself hidden from others. You come across as very sweet and sensitive without trying to.
Pluto the 12th house conjunct the Ascendant:
Pluto on the Ascendant gives you a powerful, dominating presence. At the same time, you might not truly recognize the depth of your inner power, or the power you have over others. You might intimidate others without trying to. You bring extreme reactions out of others, and you don’t quite understand why.
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