by Lorraine Valente
The Sagittarius/Gemini Ascendant/Descendant Relationship Axis (1st house/7th house)
Knowing your partners 7th house cusp (the relationship house) and the ruling planet of that house, provides insight about the type of partner you're attracted to (or attract into your life), and the method of relating within that relationship.
The Ascendant or Rising sign is the sign rising on the horizon at the time of birth. This is the face shown to the world, our “mask” for which the Sun hides, and how others see us. This is our outer personality, temperament and disposition as well as how the early home environment was experienced. It also hints of the physical appearance. The ruler of the Ascendant and the aspects (connections to other planets in your birth chart) further delineate and define your physical appearance.
Look towards the Descendant, or 7th house cusp, its ruler and its aspects. The 7th house is the house of all partnerships including marriage, legal contracts, and the house of open enemies or the Defendant in a law suit.
In relationships, Sagittarius has planetary rulership with expansive Jupiter. Whatever Jupiter touches, expands. If you have a Sagittarius Ascendant, you are jovial, friendly, philosophical, and an independent thinker and tend to attract lively, youthful partners with a flair for words.
With Mercury ruled Gemini on the descendant you seek an affable, fun-loving, youthful and witty partner. Attraction to a partner with those qualities who is younger, intelligent, sociable, fickle, a natural born communicator is likely. It is quite possible to attract a second partner or marriage later in life with this placement. In both male and female charts, the tendency to attract a teacher or mentor type is possible as well as meeting another who appears androgynous in some way.
One of the first things to look at when provided birth data of a potential partner, is their Mercury placement, since Mercury rules your descendant. If Mercury is favorably aspected in your partners chart, those communicative benefits are brought into your relationship with him or her. Your own Mercury placement and the aspects it makes to other planets demonstrates the way you approach communicating relationship needs as well.
A Sagittarius Ascendant may attract a partner with Mercury prominent in their chart. Mercury would form favorable aspects to the Sun, Moon, Mars or Venus, or elevated in conjunction to the MC (10th house), IC (4th house), conjunct or ruling their Ascendant (Gemini/Virgo) or Descendant. The Sun sign in Gemini or Virgo are other possibilities.
Knowing the date, time and place of birth is important in making the determination for the Rising sign. This cusp sets up all other house cusps that divide chart houses and areas of life.
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