I'm still trying to determine whether the description of the degree preceding or following that of a natal planet is more accurate...
What has been the community's experience?
EDIT: I've just decided that I no longer wish to have a late Pisces Ascendant, although I cannot deny that these degrees reflect my somewhat fatalistic outlook on life:
28°15' 31°8'N (2) Scheat, Beta Pegasi. (Mars Mercury) Extreme misfortune; suicide, drowning, perhaps murder.
29°9' 6°32'N (2) Theta Piscium; tail of western fish. (Saturn Mercury) A fatalistic influence.