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Nergal represent the sun of noontime and of the summer solstice that brings destruction, high summer being the dead season in the Mesopotamian annual cycle.

Standard iconography pictured Nergal as a lion, and boundary-stone monuments symbolise him with a mace surmounted by the head of a lion.  In the late Babylonian astrology Nergal is related to the planet Mars. As a fiery god of destruction and war, Nergal doubtless seemed an appropriate choice for the red planet, and he was equated by the Greeks either to the combative demigod Hercules or to the war-god Ares(Latin Mars) — hence the current name of the planet. In Assyro-Babylonian ecclesiastical art the great lion-headed colossi serving as guardians to the temples and palaces seem to symbolise Nergal.

To the Greeks and Romans Leo represented the Nemean Lion killed by Hercules who wore his skin.  Zeus placed the lion in the sky as the constellation Leo.

Those with ascendant in Leo may appear warm, vibrant, dramatic, bold, heroic, humurous, entertaining, loyal or over-the-top.

The ascendant is expressed when we are focused completely on something beyond ourselves.  For example children completely engrossed in playing or watching television lose all thought of themselves as an individual and resort to their natural state of just being. It is only when they become aware of the fact that they are being observed does the sun and other aspects of the chart kick in to protect the vulnerability of the ascendant.  The ascendant is vulnerable because it represents who we are before social conditioning and peer pressure kicked in it was our first expression as babies content in just being. Those with their ascendant in Leo are likely to find it easier to just be when they are painting, drawing, designing, watching drama, with rescued animals, children or singing along to their favourite music.

Descendent in Aquarius, the descendant represents our relationship to our peers and how we act in their presence. Descendant in Aquarius may appear, zany, unique, original, idealistic or altruistic.

The longer we know friends, the more we will relax enough to show our ascendant side of our personality.  This is also true of work and social situations where we will show our MC and look to impress others until we feel secure enough to relax.

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Posted June 18, 2014 by neptune's Aura Astrology in Ascendant

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