The Transit Lounge: Transits To The Ascendent

Your Ascendent is the same as your Rising Sign. If you do  not know it – and you do know the time of your birth – you can check it out via Astrodienst.

Transits to the Ascendent are MAJOR. Especially when featuring one of the Outer Planets: Uranus, Neptune & Pluto. They have profound, overt, life-altering and enduring effects. Your Ascendent is how you relate to the world, your appearance & stance in relationships.  Let’s just do Outer Planets for now. These planets have such long retrogrades that the phase in which  you can consider your Ascendent as being affected by the transit can go for as long as two years.

These are the times when someone walks into your life and changes it, your appearance morphs and/or you reorient yourself radically. An Outer Planet transit to the Ascendent is like having someone hit the ‘restore to factory settings’ buttons on you. Non-you habits, ideas and attitudes that have kind of stuck to you over the years just fall away. It’s amazing  how often a relationship is the catharthis for such a transformation.

All transitting aspects to the Ascendent are interesting but the conjunction is the most powerful. If you have your Ascendent at 20 to 24 degrees of Pisces, then you’ve got Uranus on your Ascendent all year – this is the ‘give me freedom or else’ astro-passage. If you’re not doing it enough, people come into your life who either disrupt it (not so good) or whom inspire you toward emancipation. You’re flip, intellectual and very easily bored.

If your Ascendent is Zero to Four of Capricorn, think Pluto.  This is a super-intense makeover moment going for a couple of years: Ye olde ancient angst surfaces to be burned away by your new-found superstrength. You’re volatile, Phoenixing and unable to tolerate inauthentic situations. If your Ascendent is 23 to 24 degrees of Aquarius, you’re doing Neptune. You’ll be mysteriously alluring, very creative and given to prophetic/lucid dreaming but also amazingly sensitive to drugs and WATCH the ‘redemption’ style relationships.

Any outer planet transit to your Ascendent is a fab time to reorient yourself, be whom you truly are & alter your personal appearance. The Pluto transits in particular are associated with incredible metamorphosis. Strength training and/or martial arts & anything that works with Qi such as reiki or acupuncture is always fantastic during these kinds of transits as they do affect the physical body & you’re trying to channel a whole new you.

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LA
LA

Just dug this post up from the archives when thinking about my Uranus crossing ascensent! What a MAD transit. In the harsh bits of it – it’s like a birth canal to realiry – like uranus in 12th (mine was there for 13yrs as my 12th is big) was so inwards and the 1st is like a a blast to reality and this back and forth over asc js like being shoved in and out of the birth canal – a lot of self worth issues coming up and having to allow myself to be worthy of being HERE. On… Read more »

BeautifulThings
BeautifulThings

Hmmm. I have Pluto squaring my Libra ascendant. What should I be expecting?

Uranian&Plutonic Virgo
Uranian&Plutonic Virgo

I know you said Uranus, Neptune, Pluto Mystic, but the only one I can think of is Saturn coming to conjunct my Scorp Ascendant in a few years’ time. I also had a dream in which I was told that’s when I’ll be getting married…! Not the ‘union of masculine-feminine sides of self’ type, already had that one (was sooooo beautiful…) but literally getting married. The dream told me that Saturn conjunct Asc, when I’m turning 35 or just about to, is the time to be married, the way I want to, plus it told me I had some years… Read more »

dizzarina
dizzarina

Nine years later, I am interested to know if the dream came true or not!

spaced out pisces
spaced out pisces

Damm straight Mystic, get em told!!

I have Saturn coming to conjoin my Pluto ascendant on Monday. Its an interesting vibe. Im finding the more practical and organised I am the better I feel, and it leads to more ways to be organised and practical. I hardly relate to my Virgo ascendant, but can see it in action now.

Lark
Lark

Oh and neptune will transit my ascendant in about a year but already I am prepping for it 🙂

Lark
Lark

Strange horrible nightmares the last three nights. First of me cheating on my partner, then my partner cheating on me, and then last night all these spirits attacking me trying to vampire into me. Was literally shocked awake.

Is this is in the astro or am I psychoing out?

Saturn in the 7th could be playing up my betrayal fears, what fear-mongering tendencies of late showeth the stars?? Is the triple Scorp I set firm boundaries with last week getting revenge astrally?

Anonymous
Anonymous

poss do some psychic / astral boundary setting as well? in case that triple scorp really is?

Bella
Bella

Tell me about it. Pluto conjunct acendant, and chiron is directly opposite pluto. Saturn has just passed over so feeling rather more wrung out than usual. But this has been going on since saturn started squaring ascendant.

william
william

did you say pluto conjunct asc?

hmmm, do you play lottery?

do you have your life insurance paid up?

just thoughts that cross my mind…

(but I am joking sort of, and know very
little astrology)

might want to look at that tho’ – pluto can be trippy as all get…

just saying, ’cause from my own experience… it’s like a club you belong
to if it happens to you…. the pluto transit club…

Christopher Reeves was a member… (just joking again…)

but maybe check it out babe seriously…watch that pluto stuff, whoa

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Had Pluto opp. Ac-Mars for quite some time. I think if we look at where we are in life and decide where we need to make changes we use the energy consciously and the energy does not use us by fateful things transpiring from the outside in.

As Pluto came upon my Dsc., I let go of people, places and things and moved and started a new job. It was scary because it was the unknown but I was in control of my life and it was good…

Bella
Bella

Yup. And north node. No. No. This ain’t no transit babe, it’s my life!!!!! I’ve been told several times it’s all about reinventing myself, over and over – death of the old me rather than the corporeal me. With uranus in leo in the 12th as well, and saturn in cap in the 5th, it’s a bit like being on a permanent yoyo. Throw in cancer moon and I’m beginning to understand why people find it hard to get to know me – I don’t know who I am myself. Now anger and rage are peeps I know well. The… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Hey Bells, I hope you will be with us as far as time and your Soul permits. When Chiron conjuncted my Jupiter, 6th, which is sq. Pluto-IC and MC, I had a terrible accident and so do understand certain kinds of limitations. I’m 63% disabled but it hasn’t stopped me so far. I became an even better massage therapist and healer. An expert with the low back and the various emotional turmoils that come with that and the reasons leading to such a state. My experience with Pluto opp. Chiron though (and the nodes involved as well) was in a… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

My daughter had Saturn conj. Ac @ 14 Virgo and of course it’s still now in range but in the 1st.

It was very constructive for her. She finished college this spring (straight A’s I might add 😉 , moved, and is getting married soon. Oh, and she did it while raising a seven year old…

Her Saturn return coming soon @ 3 Libra. Think she’s layed alot of ground work.

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

That post was for Anon above regarding Saturn…

william
william

so I see my asc at 22 degrees virgo conjunct saturn right now is that something?

Saturn conjunct asc is good right?

Saturn not too mysterious or hard to understand or anything I hope….

phew, worried there for a moment…

shell
shell

i’ve saturn just starting to go over mine as well.
transformation involving day to day hard work?
Coven as ascendent transits seems like a great idea Mystic.

Anonymous
Anonymous

saturn conj asc = sudden maturity phase? your image / how you come across to the world at large starts to mature / serious / work / respect ? also if you’re off track, maybe it’s also a big fat reality check. not 100% sure

something fishy
something fishy

Thank you so much Mystic for your comments – most of my probs stem from avoiding managing the administrivia (and bigger fish) in an adult manner. My lack of assertion with this comes from not feeling adult and worthy (although I don’t appear to be as lame as that sounds; it’s surprising what people are hiding inside themselves even if they appear to be the opposite). All of this has come to a head and I have resolved to deal with it properly and change my ways! YES! The hard-core gym work is EXACTLY what I need; I need to… Read more »

matthew-minerva
matthew-minerva

OK OK
IVE GOT
MY AC IS

SEXTILING MY MOON
SQUARING MY MERCURY
TRINEING MY VENUS
OPPOSED MY MARS
SQUARING MY JUPITER
CONJUNCT MY SATURN
&
SQUARING MY PLUTO
matt
x

ps. i understand that Saturn Cong AC means that a troubled childhood…??
or life lessons learnt as a child??

FishMa
FishMa

I have Saturn conj my ascendant in Leo and it means that I have massive self-esteem issues where I should be all leonic with my ego.

davidl
davidl

Saturns just finishing up squaring my asc, been going on for a couple of years ?

something fishy
something fishy

i have mars transitting my cancer ascendant – evrything seems to be going a la merde in my life suddenly. Can i point the finger in mars direction???? feeling desperate!

melissa
melissa

Yes have neptune transiting my asc at the mo and have never had such intense weird dreams – and that i remember! That in itself is quite strange as often only remember snippets of dreams, but now can remember whole long rambling ones. I feel like my subconscious is demanding me to take note(s)! A couple of weeks ago when think Neptune was quite active (can’t remember exactly what was going on, just remember Mystic saying could cause quite vivid dreams), had constant full-on dreams 3 nights running – all bizarre and long and very insightful…

Baristagem
Baristagem

I have pisces asc at 29 trine uranus, squaring sun & venus & in opposition saturn. Does this mean changes are to come?

starstrokes
starstrokes

My Cap asc is 5 degrees, my Venus in Virgo is 0 degrees. I humbly love Pluto & I really appreciate your positive emphasis on “phoenixing”. I actually had an astrologer/ past-life regressionist tell me just last week that I had no way of clearing my “issues” until I had a chart-reading & minimum 6 sessions with her & that her astro alligned with mine in such a way that the universe had presented her to me for just this reason & I’ll take cash thanks etc etc. That was catalyst enough to bring out the inner Popeye in me… Read more »

davidl
davidl

I’ve been watching since the 70’s when things were starting out for the ‘new age’.
I’ve seen how ‘new age’ concepts have been corporatised, capitalised and even debt funded. Welcome to the new age starstrokes. Ultimately she’s selling a product. Its a living. US style sales strategy though is a little hard to take. Now, did you ask for a discount ? A family pack ?

whatever
whatever

That sales style is everywhere and probably started in England aeons ago.

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

Starstrokes, it’s lucky you’re the feisty, self assured woman you are. What alarms me most about these con artists, apart from bringing an amazing tradition of insight and healing into disrepute, is that her spiel will work on certain vulnerable people. Imagine if you believed your issues couldn’t be healed in this lifetime. You might end up jumping out a window like that poor woman who killed herself after those new age seminars. It makes me furious.

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