What is ascendent?

  • (adj): Most powerful or important or influential.
    Synonyms: ascendant, dominating
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on ascendent:

Nakshatra - Use in Astrology - Hindu Given Names
... A further refinement or opportunity is to instead use the Nakshatra that the ascendent resides in at birth ... The ascendent passes through all 27 Nakshatras every 24 hours, being in each one for 53 and a third minutes of time, and is in a Pada for 13 and a third ... By using the ascendent's nakshatra, instead of the moon's nakshatra leads more to comfort of the Self, rather than comfort of the mother ...
Nakshatras - Use in Astrology - Hindu Given Names
... A further refinement or opportunity is to instead use the Nakshatra that the ascendent resides in at birth ... The ascendent passes through all 27 Nakshatras every 24 hours, being in each one for 53 and a third minutes of time, and is in a Pada for 13 and a third minutes of time ... By using the ascendent's nakshatra, instead of the moon's nakshatra leads more to comfort of the Self, rather than comfort of the mother ...

More definitions of "ascendent":

  • (noun): Position or state of being dominant or in control.
    Synonyms: ascendant