The location of the chart ruler gives insight as to why the native acts like their Ascendant. The chart ruler does not need to be in the 1st House to be the ruler (and other planets in the 1st House are considered co-rulers, also affecting the developing personality).
A 2nd House chart ruler indicates development through ownership and set values. What this native owns determines how they act. They express themselves through possessions, so flashy attire, accessories, and decorations are common. Behavior is strongly determined by the native’s basic needs, values, and physical surroundings.
A 3rd House chart ruler gives an overall orientation towards expressing the voice. The behavior derives almost entirely from experiences with the siblings and relations to others. Expressing opinions about the looks of others is common; the native also expresses how they feel about their own look often.
A 4th House chart ruler’s behavior centers almost entirely around the family. Their behavior derives from their parents and experiences with the home. This native needs privacy in order to express themselves; very family oriented, emotional security and expression are determined by experiences with the family.
A 5th House chart ruler expresses themselves through their hobbies; behavior comes from self expression and creativity. The native has a deep appreciation for romance and beauty; others are drawn to the native because of an illuminated willpower. Expression is very lighthearted, go-lucky if the chart ruler is unafflicted. Also, the native may express a large majority of their personality positively, even if the traits are negative.
A 6th House chart ruler has great concern over the bodily function; behavior is strongly determined by the health of the native and experiences with animals. Expression comes best in the daily comfort zone; any difference in the native’s day leads to a different attitude from the native. The health of the native is displayed directly in their overall look, physical and mental. Experience with co-workers affects the behavior.
A 7th House chart ruler finds expression through others. Their personality develops through experiences with others, especially in relationships and close partnerships. On the outside, they are not their own person; there are multiple attempts to mold themselves to the people surrounding them. For this reason, they may seem fake or two faced.
An 8th House chart ruler may experience multiple outward transformations; their behavior stems from multiple experiences that trigger a sudden change in their lives. This native is used to change, used to instability, and used to keeping themselves shielded. The shield comes from mistrust for acquaintances. If the native becomes self aware, they are able to achieve emotional and internal stability.
A 9th House chart ruler revolves themselves around foreign and philosophical acquaintances. Their behavior comes from experiences with religion, foreign people, philosophy, and discovery. They may express their fascination with culture in their clothing, makeup, and habits. These natives need an open environment in order to feel comfortable enough to express themselves.
A 10th House chart ruler outwardly expresses authority, and their behavior comes from experiences with the parents, especially the father. They identify with personal successes and ambitions, seeing the world as something to win or lose. Their attitudes are strongly determined by their reputation, and they present themselves in a way that makes them seem professional and collected.
An 11th House chart ruler finds behavior in friendship. They acquaint themselves with multiple people in order to be surrounded, which is a state that they’re most comfortable in. These natives may even begin to dress and act like their group as a way to fit in, and the health of the attitude definitely affects friendships.
A 12th House chart ruler creates a persona revolving around dreams and fears. The creation of this persona is very unconscious, hidden from even the native, and they express themselves best when they’re alone. The native may be very lonely or love being alone, and self awareness helps overcome subconscious fears.