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The Basics of Astrology
Jupiter and the Ascendant in favorable aspect
Astrological aspects: general introduction
The analysis of a natal chart must be as comprehensive as possible. This is what we do as we make our personalized reports available in our e-shop. It must be borne in mind that many astrologers concentrate on the interpretation of planets in signs and in houses, and of angles, without paying enough attention to aspects. On the contrary, we believe that when aspects involve personal planets between themselves or slow-moving planets, they are of fundamental importance. In all cases, they are at least as significant as the Ascendant or the Sun. This is particularly relevant when the orb is tight (i.e. when the aspect is exact). This is the criterion we apply for this new series of articles which describe how well-known personalities experience certain aspects.
Jupiter and the Ascendant in harmonious aspect
This article deals with an aspect between a planet and an angle of the sky chart. The aim here is not to analyze the combination of two energies, but rather Jupiter's impact on one area of life.
Let's not forget that the Ascendant represents the native's personality as he or she wishes - more or less consciously - to present it to the world, and which often corresponds to his or her appearance in the eyes of others.
An aspect to the Ascendant concerns one's way of being, dressing, behaving, and reacting. We also find valuable indications of health, vitality, and charisma (if any).
The Ascendant plays a very important role in character analysis, as it is highly personal: it depends on the precise moment of birth. It's often said that the Sun, the Ascendant, and the Moon, are the three most important elements in the sky chart.
The Ascendant forms an axis with the Descendant and opens the first house of the zodiac. Any planet closely linked to the Ascendant has a significant influence, adding color and symbolism to those of the Ascendant's sign. At times, the compatibility is great, other times the combination isn't as obvious.
In all cases, Jupiter, the planet traditionally called the Great Benefic, through its positive aspect with the Ascendant, shall bring amplification, openness to others, pure luck, opportunities that can change the course of destiny, extroversion, optimism and even material success. It also brings natural authority and leadership.
The natives concerned are inclined to see the glass as half full rather than half empty. Moreover, such an attitude encourages others around them to be trusting.
In short, from the outside, envious people might think they're blessed by the gods. But in reality, it's their jovial, empathetic, and benevolent nature that generates a virtuous circle.
Even the best aspects can't protect you from life's daily issues, but if Jupiter is well connected to the Ascendant, you'll often be able to tackle tricky situations. There's an element of luck which is present, like the harmonious Sun-Moon aspect, that acts as a protective barrier against life's pitfalls and dangers and favors success.
In order to better explain this aspect, we are mentioning several well-known personalities (here Naomi Watts (sextile), Dustin Hoffman (harmonious conjunction), Katharine Hepburn (trine) et Ben Stiller (harmonious conjunction)). This article deliberately isolates the aspects so as to better describe them. For this reason, it claims on no account to be a psychological analysis of the celebrity in question, for whom many other articles are available in the "Focus" section.
It is possible to find thousands of other horoscopes having Jupiter and the Ascendant in favorable aspect (or any other aspects), with the online tool search. The planets, positions in sign and in house as well as the orb, are configurable.
The case of the actress Naomi Watts is an interesting one, because while she may be famous today, she herself might not have bet on such a success, a few years ago.
Even though she had a precocious vocation, for a long time she thought she wouldn't get her chance. In fact, she had to wait until she was over thirty before good fortune came along, in the form of David Lynch. The famous director changed the course of her life, by giving her the role of one of the heroines in the film Mulholland Drive.
In her chart, Jupiter in the 10th house (although not angular) forms a sextile that supports this Ascendant.
It's also worth noting that the films that have contributed to her success are Scorpio-centric: they explore the genres of horror, fantasy, and drama, mostly.
In short, the actress was able to use the strange fascination she naturally exerts on those around her to gain valuable support. Unlike other configurations, Jupiter's position in Virgo meant that she was able to remain simple and modest, even after a series of blockbusters.
Although she has been more discreet over the last decade, she has landed convincing roles in a number of series, while also being committed to demanding projects.
You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Naomi Watts.
Below, you will find the horoscope of Naomi Watts:
Dustin Hoffman is an unequivocal case. For him, Jupiter is located on his Capricorn Ascendant, bringing together several influential planets in a beautiful Grand Trine, in his natal chart: the Moon, which is in close conjunction with Neptune in Virgo, Mercury (a little earlier in the sign) and, last but not least, Uranus in Taurus.
In this position, Jupiter plays the role of conductor, giving him an extra touch of authority, which this Leo native already had.
Through this Capricorn sign, the Earth element is highly valued and ensures long-term success.
Going back to his early days, even with his pleasant but not the leading stud man, Dustin Hoffman quickly asserted himself after The Graduate, and took advantage of the spin-offs of his success through great practical intelligence.
He took on a variety of roles, not all of them were flattering, but they did represent a remarkable acting performance, to show the full extent of his talents.
He remains unforgettable for his portrayal of a woman in Tootsie or a touchingly brilliant autistic man in Rain Man.
Today, it's hard to list out all the films he's worked on, because when it comes to him, quantity has never been at the expense of quality.
Now a producer, he also possesses business acumen, which lives up to the aspect, we are talking about.
This excellent Jupiterian position at the Ascendant is never thwarted by any planet, which has undoubtedly helped him to create a fortune of $275 million and turn into the world's highest-paid actor in 2023.
You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Dustin Hoffman.
Below, you will find the horoscope of Dustin Hoffman:
Katharine Hepburn is an iconic Hollywood actress with a strong temperament, but perhaps much more stable and connected to the material world than she initially appears.
A Taurus native, sign in which Sun is in conjunction to the Moon, while the Ascendant is in the opposite sign, Scorpio. This configuration can lead to inner contradictions that are difficult to accept.
Scorpio makes her sharp, even vindictive, or aggressive in certain circumstances. Fortunately for her, Jupiter in conjunction with Neptune in Cancer, trine to this Ascendant, adds a dash of vulnerability and sensitivity.
Despite her androgynous physique, she often played the generous or romantic heroine. Today, she remains the actress who has won the most Oscars in her life - four times - not to mention countless other prestigious awards, such as the Golden Globes and Emmy Awards.
Her smartly led career made her earn the distinction of being named by the American Film Institute as the greatest legendary actress in American cinema.
However, there was a long way to go, as she had to wait for almost ten years for her breakthrough. But she knew how to take precautions, telling the world bluntly that she had chosen to marry a businessman purely out of convenience, to have free rein and devote herself to acting.
Her debut was inconclusive, but she persevered, winning over the Hollywood studios who wanted to see her compete with Greta Garbo. Here we find the role of her rising sign, favoring luck hastily.
For the record, Jupiter made her very credible in the many queenly roles she landed.
You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Katharine Hepburn.
Below, you will find the horoscope of Katharine Hepburn:
A look that immediately triggers hilarity, at least when he wants to, Ben Stiller excelled in well-built comedies right from the beginning. He quickly became a director of music videos and comedy sketches, perfectly in tune with his Jupiter in conjunction with Gemini Ascendant.
In retrospect, it was only logical that the actor easily attracted opportunities in the light-hearted, humorous, and even caustic Gemini genre.
He's never afraid of going overboard, and everyone remembers some of the famous scenes in There's something about Mary and Meet the Parents trilogy, films that were huge box-office successes.
What's more, his Jupiter forms a beautiful trine to the Moon in the Midheaven, a perfect indication of a career driven through immense popularity.
Since the '90s, he has literally monopolized roles in this particular genre, which has led to major commercial rewards in the 2000s.
Let's not forget that Jupiter brings abundance like it's raining. Described as a clown in a constant search of dignity, Ben Stiller is also a tireless hyperactive... who needs to set his limits, which is difficult because the latter runs counter to the Jupiterian temperament, adding inexhaustible energy to the highly mobile sides of Gemini and Sagittarius.
You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Ben Stiller.
Below, you will find the horoscope of Ben Stiller: