I am very reader driven. I like to respond to the questions my very valued readers have for me. This article falls in that category.Some readers brought up the topic of voids with the Ascendent being the Void element. In other words, one may have a water void and a water ASC. One may have a Fire Void and a Fire Ascendent. This situation has struck me when I have done charts. I have encountered and taken note of it when a person has an actual void and not just a low amount of the element i.e low water. I cannot speak to the case if the person has some water. I would need to observe this more before I commented. I like to spend a great deal of time studying charts before I write articles.
I am speaking strictly of an elemental void and the ASC being of that element. In these cases, I have found a very distressed person. The person does not seem to have a handle on herself. She seems to have an outer part that has no resonance with her inner parts, shall we say. She feels that she does not understand what makes her tick because she may present a very different appearance than what is really there. This seems to puzzle her, as well as others. She seems to be the one that suffers the most, though.
I would think this would be one of those highly stressful chart situations, as is Sun combust Mercury. I liken both of these to stress fractures in rock. It is there. It exists and there is not much one can do with the existing nature of the rock except accept it. I would say that Sun combust Mercury would be harder, especially if it were exact or close to exact. If it is is a wide aspect such as 4-5 degrees, the effect is mitigated a great deal. In difficult aspects, each degree counts!
For the person with an actual void and the ASC the same element, I would love to hear your comments. I am all about learning together. That is a big part of my contribution to Astrology. I like to get discussion going 😀