A planet in conjunction to the Ascendant always takes on powerful proportions in the native's life and personality. A distinction is made between planets in the twelfth house in conjunction to the Ascendant, and planets in the first house in conjunction to the Ascendant. When found in the first house, the native feels freeand compelledto express the planet’s energies. When behind the Ascendant in the twelfth house, that planet is just as powerful, but it has problems expressing itself in a direct and uninhibited manner.
Venus conjunct the Ascendant
^The energy of Venus in conjunction with your Ascendant adds a sense of style and grace to your personality and self-projection. Others may find you attractive, especially if you’ve learned to enhance your best attributes. You may be physically attractive, but are also capable of allowing your inner beauty to shine through which compliments you in a very positive way. Your love of beauty and desire for harmony are high priorities, but you must be careful to avoid becoming too self-serving, expecting that just because you find something valuable that you must necessarily have it.
*You have a friendly, affectionate attitude towards others and a great deal of personal charm. Your attractiveness is one of the first things others notice about you, and is probably something you care a great deal about. You get along well with people and know how to please them. You have a good sense of style and beauty.
Venus square the Ascendant
^With Venus in square aspect to your Ascendant you may continually underestimate your worth or value as a person. You may have fallen victim to the idea that your appearance is the only key to your beauty and, whether or not you think you are physically attractive, may never be quite satisfied with the way you look. On a deeper level, you may be dealing with a sense of inadequacy which may stem from a feeling that you are not lovable. Being lovable begins with the way you feel about yourself, and by becoming more accepting and loving toward yourself, you nurture the true essence of love – which resides at the core of your inner self. You may also struggle with the experience of putting yourself at risk or putting forth effort in order to achieve the realization of your desires. You may find that you actually appreciate something more if you attain it through your own efforts than if it were simply given to you.
Venus sextile or trine the Ascendant
^With the energy of Venus in sextile aspect to your Ascendant you may feel a greater sense of ease and self-acceptance. Your easy grace and charm are directly related to your sense of self-worth. Your energy and vitality radiate an inner beauty which has a direct effect upon the way others see you, and you may love the experience of creating your self-image. You have a good sense of color and style, and may enjoy wearing beautiful clothes and jewelry. But you can be a bit self-indulgent, and need to set reasonable limits – especially in the realm of sweets, which can be your downfall.
^The energy of Venus is in a supportive trine aspect to your Ascendant, providing a strong base of inner strength which is the result of a positive self-image. You may also find it easy and natural to support and compliment others, since your own self worth may not be in jeopardy from such demons as jealousy. Although you may not like highly competitive situations, you’re usually capable of rising to the occasion when you do need to prove yourself. Your sense of artistry and eye for refinement are always noticeable, and you may choose to develop your talents as part of your life path. But you may also need to be on the alert for tendencies toward laziness and self-indulgence. Just loving the best things in life is sometimes not enough to have them all the time!
The trine aspect is the more dynamic of the two harmonious aspects. Those with the sextile can call upon these traits when needed, and those with the trine between the Venus and the Ascendant have incorporated the traits of the aspect into their personalities, expressing them naturally and consistently.
Venus semi-square or sesquiquadrate the Ascendant
^The energy of Venus is in a semi-square aspect to your Ascendant, indicating that you may feel some frustration between having what you want and dealing with the cost. Cost, of course, can be in the form of time, energy or money. When you take a good look at your discontent, it may be that you are simply dissatisfied with yourself because you’ve been judging yourself according to values which really do not fit who you are. Learning to accept and fully embrace yourself is the key to softening those rough edges.
Venus quincunx (inconjunct) the Ascendant
^The energy of Venus is in a quincunx or inconjunct aspect to your Ascendant, which can be the core of your tendency to overcompensate in order to gain acceptance. You may try too hard to please, and may even alienate those who would be supportive if you carry this behavior to the extreme. Gaining a sense of positive self-esteem is not always easy, but it does have an easy beginning. Ask yourself whether you would value or accept certain behaviors or attitudes if they were not “important” to achieve recognition by someone you deem valuable or important. Your real value lies not in what others think of you, but in how you feel about yourself. The adjustments you need to make may be just as simple as determining what you need and want from your life. But when you start to think about it, you realize that this is not as easy as it sounds – after all, what would somebody else think? Oops… there’s that trap!
Venus opposition the Ascendant
^With Venus in opposition to your Ascendant, you may be blessed with many social graces. You’re quite comfortable around other people, and may enjoy time spent with companions. Your determination to gain acceptance and to improve your status in life is strong, and you may use your social contacts to reach those positions. Of course, that’s how it’s done in life, but you do need to watch a tendency to use people just because of their status. Developing relationships from a purely honest perspective is quite possible for you since you do appreciate what others have to offer. You must also learn to appreciate what you bring into any situation as well.