In Medieval astrology, the Ascendant and its Lord/Lady plays the most important role in interpreting charts. However, before the discovery of the Outer Planets, except for the Luminaries (The Sun and the Moon), each Planet rules two houses/signs in the zodiac one is its Diurnal home the other is its Nocturnal home. This rulership scheme of the planets serves as the expression of their masculine and feminine principle as well. With this, the Ascendant sign will have a “twin” sign of which it is connected to because they have the same Lord/Lady. Here is the list of Ascendant signs, its twin house and the significations of the house it rules.

Aries Ascendant: Mars rules Aries and Scorpio. Scorpio his nocturnal home is the Eight sign/house from Aries. Mars rules both the 1st House and the 8th House of the chart. Mars rules the Life of the native, the finances of the partner or material possession of the partner and indicates the native’s Death.

Taurus Ascendant: Venus rules Taurus and Libra. Libra her diurnal home is the Sixth sign/house from Taurus. Venus rules both the 1st House and 6th House of the chart. Venus rules the life of the native, its sickness, relationship with subordinates, and predisposition to contempt from those below him.

Gemini Ascendant: Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo. Virgo her nocturnal home is the Fourth sign/house from Gemini. Mercury rules both 1st House and 4th House of the chart. Mercury rules the life of the native, his home, real estate matter, his relationship with his father, and old age.

Cancer Ascendant: Moon rules Cancer.  Moon as one of the luminaries owns Cancer only.

Leo Ascendant: Sun rules Leo. Sun as one of the luminaries has rulership over Leo only.

Virgo Ascendant: Mercury rules Virgo and is also the sign of its exaltation. Gemini his diurnal home is the Tenth sign/house from Virgo. Mercury rules both the 1st House and the 10th House. Mercury rules the life/health of the native, his/her social standing in the society,  the honors and recognition one is apt to receive and career.

Libra Ascendant: Venus rules Libra. Taurus her nocturnal home the other sign that she rules is Eight sign/house from Libra. Venus rules the 1st House and 8th House of the chart.  Venus rules the Life of the native, the finances of the partner or material possession of the partner and indicates the native’s Death.

Scorpio Ascendant: Mars rules Scorpio. Aries his diurnal home is the Sixth sign/house from Scorpio. Aries rules both the 1st House and 6th House of the chart. Mars rules the life of the native, its sickness, relationship with subordinates, and predisposition to contempt from those below him.

Sagittarius Ascendant: Jupiter rules Sagittarius and Pisces. Pisces his nocturnal home is the Fourth sign/house from Sagittarius. Jupiter rules the 1st House and Fourth House of the chart. Jupiter rules the life of the native, his home, real estate matter, his relationship with his father, and old age.

Capricorn Ascendant: Saturn rules Capricorn and Aquarius. Aquarius his diurnal home is the Second sign/house from Capricorn. Saturn rules the 1st House and 2nd House of the chart. Saturn rules the life of the native, his/her finances, material possessions, and people who will help the native.

Aquarius Ascendant: Saturn rules Aquarius. Capricorn his nocturnal home is the Twelfth sign/house from Aquarius. Saturn rules the 12th House and 1st House of the chart. Saturn rules the life of the native, his/her secret enemies, miseries, and sorrows. The natives’ secret enemy is probably his or herself.

Pisces Ascendant: Jupiter rules Pisces. Sagittarius his diurnal home is the Tenth sign/house from Pisces. Jupiter rules both the 1st House and the 10th House. Jupiter rules the life/health of the native, his/her social standing in the society, the honors and recognition one is apt to receive and the native’s career/profession.

Knowing what sign or house the Ascendant has the same planetary ruler helps in knowing the effect of transits of the Lord/Lady of the Ascendant in the signs. Also certain events in one’s life can be predicted by using certain techniques and knowing what sign has the same rulership of one’s Ascendant helps in delineating of what things are in stored.

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