They say it’s important your first contact with someone be positive. That it’s hard to undo a person’s first impression of you. I don’t know that this is true.
It’s true in some cases! There are people who make a strong first impression and it sticks with me until the end of time. But generally speaking, this is not the case. My thoughts and feelings about a person evolve as I get to know them better, over time.
The ascendant in your birth chart, and the planets that aspect it, describe your first impression. You might say that the rest of the chart describes you.
If your veneer (your ascendant) is very different than the rest of you, it can be hard for people to classify you.
I think I’m this way. At this point in my life, I don’t expect anyone to get to know me, deeply. I may be wrong about that and I wouldn’t mind if I was. I guess I’ll see what happens once Pluto leaves my 12th house. Right now, I’m pretty hard to reach. I think just being friendly and cordial is plenty.
Update in 2022.
Someone commented on this post today which brought it to my attention. I mentioned Pluto was transiting my 12th. It’s now in my 1st house conjunct my ascendant. It’s overwhelming on so many levels and it’s certainly not the first impression I’d prefer to make!
What is your first impression? Is it true, you never forget your first impression of someone?