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The Moon 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.


The Moon and the Ascendant in harmonious aspect

In this article, we discuss the major favorable aspect between the Moon and the Ascendant, whether it be a favorable conjunction – meaning it receives no negative aspects – a sextile, or a trine.

The Ascendant, one of the four angles of the celestial chart, forms the relational axis with the Descendant. It is the gateway to the first house which pertains to the native's personality, sometimes describing their appearance, how they present themselves, and their behavior in society. It also provides information about their vitality and health.

With the Descendant opposite, it indicates how others perceive them, even if this perception does not necessarily correspond to their true self or character.

It is important to note that the position of the Ascendant in a zodiac sign changes about every two hours, making it very personal. Thus, natives born on the same day, but a few hours or minutes apart, will not be alike.

Additionally, the presence of a planet in close connection with the Ascendant has a significant impact, adding a color, an additional symbolism to those of the sign where the Ascendant is located. Sometimes the compatibility is great, in other cases, the mix is less obvious, creating interesting contrasts.

The Moon is also one of the key factors to analyze when examining a natal chart. While the Sun reveals our needs for achievement and expression, our will, the Moon governs our inner world, our reactivity.

It concerns our emotions, our sensitivity, and our connection with the nurturing function due to its association with Cancer, the sign related to motherhood and maternity.

It is appropriate to differentiate the interpretation of the Moon depending on whether the natal chart belongs to a woman or a man. In the former case, the configuration of the Moon in sign, house, aspects, and dignity will describe how the native experiences the feminine principle.

In a man, it reflects his perception of women in addition to his own sensitivity and can indicate the characteristics of the women with whom he feels comfortable and his ideal spouse.

When the Moon is in a positive aspect with the Ascendant, it brings gentleness, kindness, childlike freshness, generosity, and adaptability, which manifests as a character that avoids conflicts and seeks ease.

Individuals affected by this aspect appreciate their private sphere being preserved. This aspect tends to make one sensitive, emotional, imaginative, spontaneous, inspired, changeable, distracted, and fanciful in the best sense of the word.

It grants good popularity and emphasizes the importance of family, home, and for a man, his spouse.

It bestows an easy, innate charm, and often facilitates good relationships with children.

In order to better explain this aspect, we are mentioning several well-known personalities, here Sigourney Weaver (favorable conjunction), Vincent Cassel (trine), Ornella Muti (favorable conjunction), and Robin Williams (trine).

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 the Moon 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.

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver / Author: Angela George 12-2009 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

Sigourney Weaver, an iconic figure in American cinema, will forever be associated with the role of Sergeant Ripley in the Alien saga.

Coming from a media and artistic background, she knew from her adolescence that she wanted to be an actress. However, like many personalities influenced by the Moon, she was more chosen than she had to fight for the role. Immediately popular worldwide, she then evolved her image without being confined to a single genre.

She has garnered praise for other moving films, such as Michael Apted's Gorillas in the Mist, an evocation of the real life of Dian Fossey, an anthropologist who dedicated her life to the conservation of these creatures.

In her case, the Moon is in conjunction with her Taurus Ascendant, well-placed in the sign where it is exalted, enhancing her affinity for nature and the simple pleasures of life.

She has no issue with materiality, later becoming one of the actresses advocating for status and better recognition for all her female peers.

Moreover, her Moon is sextile to Uranus, bringing a touch of originality and daring, adding nuances to these characteristics.

Author: Gage Skidmore
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Born:Saturday, October 8, 1949
In:Manhattan, New York (NY) (United States)
Sun: 15°20' LibraAS: 6°27' Taurus
Moon:5°19' Taurus MC: 20°21' Capricorn
Dominants: Taurus, Libra, Capricorn
Moon, Jupiter, Venus
Houses 6, 1, 5 / Earth, Air / Fixed
Chinese Astrology: Earth Ox
Numerology: Birth Path 5
Height: Sigourney Weaver is 5' 11" (1m80) tall
Pageviews: 99,972

You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Sigourney Weaver.

Below, you will find the horoscope of Sigourney Weaver:

Astrology: horoscope and birth chart of Sigourney Weaver (Placidus) Image taken from the horoscope, birth chart and astrological portrait of Sigourney Weaver, born October 8, 1949, 6:15 PM, Manhattan, New York (NY) (United States) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 28° 19' 20° 21' 23° 00' 16° 39' 24° 22' 19' 27' 01' 17° 48' 19° 29' 14° 02' 17' 14° 56' 15° 20' 16° 28'

Vincent Cassel

Cindy Crawford / Author : Georges Biard 05-2013 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

The natal Moon, for example, when associated with the sign of Aries, can also be particularly energetic, lively, and impulsive, while retaining its beneficial effects due to its link with the Ascendant, as we see in the following theme.

The dynamic French actor with an international career, Vincent Cassel, is energized by the Fire combination of his Sun in Sagittarius and his Leo Ascendant, perfectly aligned with his Aries Moon.

He shows no lack of confidence, quite the opposite. His self-assurance is extreme, marked by spontaneity, enthusiasm, and impetuosity.

Thus, we know that he fell deeply in love with Brazil, a country where he lives as much as possible between films, driven by desires that completely change him from his European habits.

This Moon in Aries makes him very reactive: he is unable to hide his emotions, anger, or outbursts. This trait has undoubtedly served him well in certain intense roles such as in Mathieu Kassovitz's La Haine in 1995 or Gaspar Noé's Irréversible in 2002.

In his personal life, after having been in a highly glamorous relationship with Monica Bellucci for several years, he remarried a model who perfectly embodies the rebellious child-woman, very typical of a Moon in Aries, with whom he lived from 2015 until August 2023.

Author: Georges Biard
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Born:Wednesday, November 23, 1966
In:Paris 15e (France)
Sun: 1°09' SagittariusAS: 14°31' Leo
Moon:13°22' Aries MC: 29°16' Aries
Dominants: Leo, Sagittarius, Virgo
Mars, Sun, Jupiter
Houses 4, 2, 9 / Fire, Earth / Mutable
Chinese Astrology: Fire Horse
Numerology: Birth Path 11
Height: Vincent Cassel is 6' 1½" (1m87) tall
Pageviews: 178,777

You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Vincent Cassel.

Below, you will find the horoscope of Vincent Cassel:

Astrology: horoscope and birth chart of Vincent Cassel (Placidus) Image taken from the horoscope, birth chart and astrological portrait of Vincent Cassel, born November 23, 1966, 10:30 PM, Paris 15e (France) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 20° 43' 22° 55' 17' 13° 22' 29° 16' 16° 11' 28' 14° 31' 20° 24' 23° 49' 24° 28' 17° 53' 22° 15' 09' 50'

Ornella Muti

Ornella Muti / Author : 9EkieraM1 02-2016 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

Ornella Muti, the Italian actress with Slavic roots, charmed from her very start without much effort. The proximity of the Moon to the angle of the Ascendant likely explains her early breakthrough at just 14 years old, when she was merely accompanying her sister on a film set.

As we all know, she acted in numerous successful films during the 70s and 80s, in Italy as well as Hollywood. Despite a varied and prolific, sometimes uneven, career, Ornella Muti always maintained a level-headed approach to her fame, easily understood through a Virgo Ascendant tinted by the rising Moon.

The Moon, positioned in the sign of Libra, reflects the actress's ability to align with others' expectations, particularly those of directors who sought her talent.

Nonetheless, Muti, who became a mother at a young age and has always been very protective of her family, chose to use a pseudonym to distinctly separate her public role from her real name, Francesca Rivelli.

In her chart, the Moon also forms a beautiful trine to Venus in Aquarius, enabling her to comfortably embrace her femininity, to charm, and to cultivate kindness and benevolence.

With maturity, she has stated that she became a Buddhist, which aligns well with this soothing aspect.

Author: Georges Biard
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Born:Wednesday, March 9, 1955
In:Rome (Italy)
Sun: 18°23' PiscesAS: 25°23' Virgo
Moon:1°15' Libra MC: 24°36' Gemini
Dominants: Aquarius, Libra, Virgo
Mercury, Moon, Sun
Houses 5, 1, 6 / Air, Water / Fixed
Chinese Astrology: Wood Goat
Numerology: Birth Path 5
Height: Ornella Muti is 5' 6" (1m68) tall
Pageviews: 70,585

You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Ornella Muti.

Below, you will find the horoscope of Ornella Muti:

Astrology: horoscope and birth chart of Ornella Muti (Placidus) Image taken from the horoscope, birth chart and astrological portrait of Ornella Muti, born March 9, 1955, 6:40 PM, Rome (Italy) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 53' 24° 36' 19° 58' 23° 49' 25° 02' 25° 23' 15' 27° 50' 21° 07' 10° 46' 16' 39' 20° 58' 12° 31' 18° 23'

Robin Williams

Robin Williams / Author : Kingkongphoto & www.celebrity-photos.com 10-2010 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en)

The immensely talented actor Robin Williams graced the cinema with his presence, creating memorable characters from the late 1980s through the following decade.

His performances in films like Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, and Mrs. Doubtfire showcase his fragile strength. His vulnerability and sensitivity were notably highlighted in Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting.

A Water Grand Trine dominates his celestial chart with a Scorpio Ascendant, forming a trine with Mars and Uranus in Cancer and the Moon in Pisces. This latter planet is particularly powerful in his case, as it rules this duo as well as the Sun, also in Cancer.

Perfectly embodying this aspect, he gained fame in Happy Days, portraying an alien with fierce humor and a high-pitched voice. These elements align well with the lunar character, capable of improvisation and blessed with great imagination.

His suicide on August 11, 2014, deeply affected countless fans worldwide, all moved by the extraordinary talent and sensitivity of this unique actor.

His action was likely driven by the realization of a disease that could have altered his personality.

Focusing on the positive sides of his aspect and his life, it's evident that he inspired dreams, laughter, tears, and offered the best one can expect from a deeply emotional artist with an exceptional gift.

Author: Eva Rinaldi
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Born:Saturday, July 21, 1951
In:Chicago (IL) (United States)
Sun: 28°13' CancerAS: 12°34' Scorpio
Moon:9°32' Pisces MC: 22°15' Leo
Dominants: Leo, Cancer, Scorpio
Pluto, Mercury, Moon
Houses 9, 10, 8 / Water, Fire / Fixed
Chinese Astrology: Metal Rabbit
Numerology: Birth Path 8
Height: Robin Williams is 5' 7" (1m70) tall
Pageviews: 324,652

You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Robin Williams.

Below, you will find the horoscope of Robin Williams:

Astrology: horoscope and birth chart of Robin Williams (Placidus) Image taken from the horoscope, birth chart and astrological portrait of Robin Williams, born July 21, 1951, 1:34 PM, Chicago (IL) (United States) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 23° 53' 03' 10° 51' 11° 56' 28° 13' 18° 49' 22° 07' 22° 15' 10° 13' 27° 52' 16° 54' 12° 34' 32' 10° 31' 13° 53'