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The 1st House in Astrology

The 1st House in Astrology

The 1st house of the natal chart is considered an angular house and is traditionally ruled by Aries and Mars. It is located on the east (left) side of the chart and its cusp is called the Ascendant of the natal chart. The sign in which the Ascendant is located is called the rising sign because at the moment of birth it rises on the eastern horizon. The 1st house is also called the sign of the self. It signifies what someone IS. This means, that the body, the mind and the behavior of the native are largely influenced by this house and any planet or mathematical point that is positioned inside it. Everything that has to do with appearance falls under the rulership of this house. The areas close…