How much does your natal ascendant tell about who you are attracted to? Mine is Libra and I am never in no way at all attracted to Libra men. On the contrary- I find them manipulative.
How exactly does the descendant play out? Who do we attract? Lover or foe?
Hi, curious lilith,
Strictly speaking the ascendant does not show who you are attracted to. But it does show who you’re attracted to, indirectly because your ascendant determines the sign on your 7th house cusp.
We tend to be attracted to the qualities of the sign on our 7th house, but attraction is complex. It’s not going to be told by a single element.
For example, Venus shows what we’re attracted to. A person can go for something they want (Mars), foregoing the veneer of attraction (Venus).
As an example, a beautiful woman can marry an ugly man, forty years her senior, to obtain the security she wants. See? Attraction isn’t necessarily a factor.
I know that is a weird thing to write, but I’m trying to illustrate how open this stuff is. If you try to simplify it too much, you’re going to come up with the wrong answer.
As for the descendant, it’s not generally considered to be a point of attraction. Generally, people project their 7th house.
As for who you attract, I know this will be unpopular, but I think you usually get what you want. I’m sorry if people have a conniption fit over that, but this is my blog and I’m the one she asked!
Lots of people want to spar in relationships. Maybe even most people? They want a challenge. A lot of people turn their lovers into foes or the foes into lovers, for that matter. So there you go. This is what l I have to say on this subject!
Ya’ll tell her what you think, in the comments!
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