The first house is very important to all of us, as it identifies our
particular personality and social style. Anything located in the first
house is likely to be amplified and expressed through the sign of
our Ascendent. The natural affinity of this house is with Aries, symbolizing
our ability to assert our direction, to approach our goals, and to
take charge of shaping our lives. If we fail to do so effectively,
we could become too self-occupied, we might fear appropriate self-assertion,
or we might carry a vagueness around our sense of direction.
The sign on the cusp of the first, or the Ascendant, suggests something
about how we appear to others. It is a lens through which we view
the world and approach our place within it. It is, in a sense, who
we are becoming.
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