Ascendant in Synastry House Overlays
Ascendant (also known as Rising Sign) in synastry generally tells us about how the first impressions go in a relationship. In synastry house overlays, it is not as significant as other planetary influences (Especially personal planets- Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) but it gives us an insight on the potential of the connection.
Ascendant in partner’s 1st house:
This house overlay in synastry means that there are some similarities between them- the way they present themselves, their world views, likes and dislikes, or their personalities. This often creates an instant fondness and attraction, which helps the connection to grow. In some cases, too much ‘’sameness’’ can cause the relationship to stagnate.
Ascendant in partner’s 2nd house:
This can indicate aligned values, as well as similar views on money, beauty and pleasure. House person often feels a physical attraction towards Ascendant person. 2nd house may provide comfort and security to them or share their possessions. They can raise each other’s self-worth. Ascendant tends to feel more indulgent around 2nd house.
Ascendant in partner’s 3rd house:
Intellectual compatibility will play a big part in the first impressions. Upon first meeting, the way Ascendant person expresses themselves catches 3rd house person’s attention. As they are getting to know each other more, they may find that their communication styles might be similar, or they may like the same TV shows, podcasts, books, etc.
Ascendant in partner’s 4th house:
This can create an instant feeling of warmth and comfort, especially if there are harmonious aspects. Upon first meeting, 4th house may feel a familiarity towards the Ascendant person, which can go both ways. If the house person has a lot of emotional baggage regards to their family and home, this feeling of familiarity may upset them instead. Otherwise, there is a great potential to build a deeper emotional bond.
Ascendant in partner’s 5th house:
They may find that it is fun and easy to be around one another. Ascendant person’s looks and self-expression can be sexually attractive to the 5th house. Ascendant may feel more adventurous, confident and creative around the 5th house. They may share similar talents or views on having children. This interaction has a potential to turn into something more romantic, but it may also just stay on a superficial level.
Ascendant in partner’s 6th house:
Ascendant has an influence on 6th house person’s daily life, wellbeing, and responsibilities. With this house overlay, there is an emphasis on importance of physical looks and health. Initial meeting might take place in a work environment, hospital or gym. 6th house can offer cooperation and organization, and in return Ascendant can influence them to pay more attention to their health.
Ascendant in partner’s 7th house:
When someone’s Ascendant falls into their partner’s 7th house, an instant feeling of attraction is indicated- Even if they are not each other’s usual types. Ascendant person has some qualities that 7th house is looking for in a romantic relationship or partnership, at least in first impressions. Even though this house overlay doesn’t guarantee a long term compatibility, it indicates a good start.
Ascendant in partner’s 8th house:
This is an intense and provoking placement in synastry, because upon first meeting the 8th house person can see their own darkness and secrets in the Ascendant. Sexual attraction is very likely, which can turn into obsession. There is a potential for Ascendant to dive deeper into 8th house matters with this connection (occult, psychology, traumas, taboos), especially if the 8th house person feels comfortable sharing their shadow side.
On the other hand, 8th house can become very possessive and controlling towards them.
Ascendant in partner’s 9th house:
Upon first meeting, Ascendant may recognize some similarities in their views on religion, politics, education and philosophy. 9th house can inspire them to ask life’s big questions, dive into their spirituality, explore different cultures, broaden their horizon. This house overlay in synastry can also indicate a long distance connection, or meeting through travel or education.
Ascendant in partner’s 10th house:
They may have similar views on importance of status, career, goals, as well as how they want to be viewed in public eye. On surface level, 10th house may find that Ascendant person’s looks and mannerism is something to be admired. As the relationship evolve, they can either motivate each other to succeed or compete with envy.
Ascendant in partner’s 11th house:
With first impressions there is a mutual sense of friendship. With 11th house influence, Ascendant person may feel inspired to do more extroverted activities like meeting groups or joining organizations. They may also feel the same friendly feeling towards 11th house person's friends. How the relationship will develop depends on other factors in the synastry chart, but this is generally a good start.
Ascendant in partner’s 12th house:
Soon after the initial meeting, they may feel an unusual empathy towards each other, which can feel like a psychic connection. Ascendant can uncover a lot about their own subconscious patterns and spirituality with them. However, 12th house’s hidden and elusive nature can feel restrictive to the Ascendant after a while.