Planet on the Descendant – Superhero Required

I’ve been pondering the Descendant which means I’ve got my usual astrological worry ball. I pick it up, roll and squeeze it around my mind. I put it down for a while, only to start my manipulations again. I carry it through my waking, daydreaming and sleeping hours. This seems to be the resounding pattern of my astrological thinking. Eventually my thoughts coalesce and acquire some kind of essence, usually combined with a pile of new questions. But a foundation is formed and I can continue to build.

The Ascendant and the Midheaven get lots of press. The IC is the cusp of the 4th house, opposite the Midheaven, and is associated with the inner child,  home and upbringing. I’ve got a reasonable feel for that. But the Descendant? I’ve tried the usual internet search, but there’s not that much out there. Planets conjunct the Descendant are always interpreted as an Ascendant opposition.

The sign on the cusp of the 7th house is supposed to represent the type of person you are attracted to. Opposites, apparently, do attract. Planets in the 7th house have an even greater impact. So what happens when a planet is conjunct the Descendant? Does it mean you are really attracted to one type of person? There must be more to it than that…

If the Ascendant is the outer shell of yourself that you show to the world, the crust around your being that every expression-of-self filters through, is the Descendant the hollow deep inside that requires completion through a partnership? Earth with water, fire with air. If a relationship creates balance between your Ascendant and the Descendant, then the expression of self, the Ascendant, must be altered. So does having a planet on the Descendant mean you require a partnership to be complete and when you have one, the change within and without yourself is profound? Maybe.

I have Jupiter and Mercury in the 7th house and there’s no question that I seek an intelligent, communicative adventurer! Jupiter is conjunct the Descendant and my South Node sits half a degree off the Descendant in the 6th house. My 7th house ruler, Venus, has aspects to all the outer planets. There’s no doubt about it, a partnership is extremely important to me, but relationships will be one complex beastie.

But the South Node would suggest that I’ve been there and done that on the relationship front. Apparently I need my other half to support and challenge me so that I can fulfil my destiny through the expression of myself. It would appear that relationships have the great potential to change me, probably far more than I’m willing to admit to. All I can say is that the ‘significant other’ had better be up to the task! I think I need to get me a superhero…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Erika
    Dec 18, 2016 @ 05:32:16

    OMG, thank you for beautifully describing the descendant. I appreciate the accepting manner, believe me i feel the struggle with the outter planets conjunct the descendant although we dont want to admit “needing” a relationship, they do motivate us evolve ourselves. Love, love, love this!

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    • Rose
      Dec 18, 2016 @ 09:16:16

      Thanks. Outer planets on the descendant will be a tough evolution, through relationships, that you cannot avoid. The lessons will be hard but will take you to a higher place, as long as you listen to their teachings. Good luck!

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