The four angles are our window on the world. What do they say about how each of us is grounded on the planet. What is our definition of reality and how do we get along with that reality? This lecture goes beyond looking at the elemental quality of the cross of matter and looks at the planets ruling each of the angles and how they interact. As part of this lecture, I challenge conventional astrological practice which often consigns the IC and the Descendant to asterisks unless they are heavily configured in the birth chart.