The Ascendant, without a doubt, is the important one. It is the hinge for the houses. It is from the Ascendant that all the houses are determined. The 4th is not the mother, the 4th is the mother of the ascendant. Same way, 6th is not the diseases, it is the diseases of the ascendant. It is the Ascendant from which all other aspects are calculated. They have no separate identity than the ascendant. If the Ascendant is active, the person is healthy as well. However, one should put at least a few astrology wall hangings in their homes.
Astrology Wall Hangings In The First House
However, I have a different view as well. Yes, indeed, the first house is the most important in theory, but for me, it isn’t the most crucial aspect. Now, this is my personal opinion and not from any text, but for me, the Moon and the mental/learning aspect (4th-5th house) is the most important. I have seen people with strong ascendants who suffer strongly regardless. They may have a lot of things, they may be given the best of everything, they may be a celebrity respected by a lot of people and driving a Porsche; but without an active moon, a calm mind, what is the point of any of it?
Now, on this point, I have had many debates with both my parents as well, but somehow I still consider Moon as more critical. I’ll tell you both the views as both hold particular importance. Even if many won’t agree with my approach of calling Moon the first most important, it is the second most important.
All the results are relative to the ascendant, and the stronger the 1st house, the stronger the rest. If the Lagna and Lagna lord are powerful, even the bad houses will give average to good results.
If a person has an active moon, no matter what result he gets, he will be able to sail through. People with strong Moon are very mature at taking rejections, failures, disappointments, tragedies, etc. An active ascendant means that you will never lose everything and become homeless. An active moon says that even if you are a beggar on the street, your mind would be constructive, efficient, and relaxed.
More To Know On People Who Disbelieve The Facts
There are always people who have a lot of wealth and commit suicide, who have a lot of fame but cry each night. A primary factor in their condition is Moon (other than the specific factors). And yet other people live a straightforward, average, mediocre, unknown, meaningless life. But they are still more content. That is an active moon.
A few decades back, a known microscopic study was conducted that showed that a large portion of suicides occur in the Krishna Paksha or the waning moon phase, and a number of mental cases are noticed in the waning period as well.
Now, if you think that it is better to have some sorrows but live a good and respected life, then for you, Lagna is essential. If you believe that a man should rather have peace of mind instead of wealth and success, Moon is more important.
Note: When I say an active Moon, I mean free from malefic influence. Even a strong but malefic Moon can wreak havoc.