The role the ascendant in Shamanic Astrology varies considerably from its function in most other systems. The sign on the Ascendant, taken together with the house of the north node and the sign of Jupiter offer lucid instructions as to the intent of an incarnation. Beyond the assemblage points of the personality or the path of least resistance, the Ascendant reveals the 12 different Mystery Schools of Life Purpose. This serves as major intuitive verification and motivation to accomplish the original intent of the soul. The 144 storylines of life purpose will be explained from a non-hierarchical and non-patriarchal perspective.