Astrology has something called progressions, which adds one day to your date of birth for every year you've been alive to create a new chart called a progressed chart that reflects your maturation and growth. The progressed Ascendant and Descendant change Zodiac signs roughly every 30 years or so, and since this is the axis of relationships (with the self and others), this can impact your ability to connect with yourself and others, and how you do so.
The change isn't bad, but it is a change, so you do have to adjust as you learn a new way of connecting. This can deepen your connections with others and with yourself if you go with it.
Progressed Ascendant & Descendant in the new Zodiac signs:
Progressed Ascendant in Aries & Progressed Descendant in Libra:
The Ascendant-Descendant progress into the signs they naturally connect to, and this can help you feel more at ease with the energy of each. Pisces-Virgo gives greater focus on being of service, of help, and paying close attention to others, while Aries-Libra focuses more on connection and making sure it’s solid both ways. You can become more take-charge and yet also more charming with others.
Progressed Ascendant in Taurus & Progressed Descendant in Scorpio:
Stability and security can become more important, and you can become more concerned with living according to your values, and setting up your legacy. Aries-Libra is focused on connection, but in a more superficial way than Taurus-Scorpio, which wants connection that can endure. You can become more grounded and sensual, yet also more intense and passionate in relationships.
Progressed Ascendant in Gemini & Progressed Descendant in Sagittarius:
Mental connections in relationships can become more important, and you can be busy, active, and engaging. Taurus-Scorpio is focused more on keeping things slow and steady, and Gemini-Sagittarius wants to speed things up; Taurus-Scorpio wants physical connection while Gemini-Sagittarius is mind-based. You can become more curious and social, and crave more adventure with others.
Progressed Ascendant in Cancer & Progressed Descendant in Capricorn:
The foundation of relationships can become more important, and you may want to balance internal and external focuses with others. Emotional expression can be more open, and responsibilities can be taken on with others. Gemini-Sagittarius is more mind-based, and Cancer-Capricorn wants to get to the core and go to new heights. You can become more in tune with your feelings while also more practical with relationships.
Progressed Ascendant in Leo & Progressed Descendant in Aquarius:
Heart-felt connections can become more important to you, and you can be more open, friendlier, and gregarious with your personality while being open to lots of new, different people. Cancer-Capricorn is more serious, while Leo-Aquarius wants to find more enjoyment in connecting. You can become more creative and heart-centric while also expanding your circle and have many casual acquaintances.
Progressed Ascendant in Virgo & Progressed Descendant in Pisces:
More work can be put into finding balance, and you may find you pay attention to the little things a lot more, and focus on compassionate, spiritual connections with others. Leo-Aquarius wants to keep things light while Virgo-Pisces wants to help and serve and sacrifice for others. You can become more work-oriented and detailed while also being better in tune intuitively with others.
Progressed Ascendant in Libra & Progressed Descendant in Aries:
The Ascendant-Descendant progress to their naturally opposite signs, and connecting can become important, but more for the self. Virgo-Pisces is sacrificing and pays close attention, but Libra-Aries wants to turn toward the self to find better balance, and take the initiative in love whenever you feel like it. You can become more focused on improving your relationship with yourself, while having more energy in relationships.
Progressed Ascendant in Scorpio & Progressed Descendant in Taurus:
Stability and security is again a focus, but more based on major transformations and driven emotionally rather than practically. Intensity can pick up, and you can become more concerned with grounding passionate energy in order to feel balanced. You can become more attuned to your depths, to what you hold deep inside of you, and can be more intense and serious, yet also more practical in relationships and work to ground them.
Progressed Ascendant in Sagittarius & Progressed Descendant in Gemini:
Mental connections are again important, but more distance may also be needed. You can crave lots of freedom to roam and have new experiences and expand your life, and you can seem more gregarious and open. Connections may be more short-lived though, until you find those who can keep up. You can become more adventurous, yet also more committed to your immediate environment.
Progressed Ascendant in Capricorn & Progressed Descendant Cancer:
Foundations of relationships are again a focus, and connections with others can be emotional and supportive. You can take more responsibilities and offer more support to others. You can become more goal-oriented and feel more ambitious, yet also focus on having solid emotional connections with others, and achieving and succeeding may be to help support others.
Progressed Ascendant in Aquarius & Progressed Descendant in Leo:
There can be greater focus on independence and individuality for the self, and wanting to make changes or do things in different ways. More attention may be given in existing relationships, and you can be more generous with others. You can become more open to all and desire to shake things up, yet you may want praise and affection in love relationships.
Progressed Ascendant in Pisces & Progressed Descendant in Virgo:
You may feel more imaginative and intuitive, spiritual and compassionate, and you can get lost in spiritual pursuits and creative projects. Relationship focus may be on the little things, and trying to make the little things better. You can pay closer attention to the details in relationships, and need to avoid picking people apart. You can become more guided by intuition, yet take a practical approach to relationships.
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