More on Libra Ascendant, Libra Rising Sign
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- Libra Ascendant (Rising Sign) description
- Libra Ascendant (Rising Sign) with ruling planet, Venus, in the signs.
- Alternate descriptions of Libra Rising
- Famous People with Libra Rising
Everybody seems to like Libra Ascendant natives. They just come across as nice, pleasant, and fair. Look a little closer at their lives, and these nice people may have had quite a few problems in their relationships. Some of them have had a string of relationships, and it can be hard to imagine why! These natives attract others to them effortlessly. Besides, they simply don’t know what to do with themselves without a significant other.
Libra rising generally appear to be smoothing everything over. They have charming smiles, a gentle approach with others, and an easygoing image. Even if they were not endowed with good looks, they are attractive. Most pay a lot of attention to their personal appearance — the colors they wear, their hair, the way they walk.
Libra rising people can be enormously persuasive, although they will almost always use a “soft sell” approach when they want to win others over, which is all of the time! A tendency to pass the buck and keep up that “nice guy/gal” image are their worst qualities. However, they can make excellent mediators and will generally be the first to accommodate you.
Libra rising natives are usually attracted to competent, active partners. Their relationships are often characterized by bickering or competitiveness until they learn to drop their sweet image once in a while and to stop blaming their partners for everything that goes wrong.
The Ascendant (or rising sign) is often considered the mask one wears when meeting others. Perhaps it is most aptly thought of as the automatic responses to one’s environment. The Ascendant shows our natural defenses and how we cope with day-to-day issues. The energies of the sign and condition of the Ascendant are most overt and obvious to others. The Ascendant shows an individual’s first, natural reaction to new people and situations.
The characteristics of Libra Ascendant described above are modified by planets conjunct the Ascendant, planets that aspect the Ascendant, and the position of the ruling planet of the sign on the Ascendant. For example, a person with a Libra Ascendant with its ruling planet, Venus, in Sagittarius will respond to the environment a little differently than another person, also with a Libra Ascendant, but whose Venus is in Scorpio. Similarly, a person with a Libra Ascendant who also has Saturn conjunct it will “behave” differently than someone with a Libra Ascendant who does not have that aspect in their natal charts.
Libra Rising with Venus (Ruler of Libra) in the Signs
The following interpretations incorporate the position, by sign, of Venus, the ruling planet of Libra. The sign position of Venus modifies your Libra Ascendant characteristics. These interpretations are from the Karmic Insight Report, and are written from an esoteric viewpoint.
The point that was on the eastern horizon at the moment of your birth is called the ASCENDANT, or rising sign. While the Sun describes your conscious direction and current life focus, and the Moon your subconscious predisposition and past, the Ascendant indicates a way of being that transcends and embraces past, present, and future. It describes the way you engage and merge with the outer world and how you bring through into life the energies depicted by the Sun, the Moon, and the rest of your birth chart. Everything is filtered through the Ascendant from an esoteric point of view. It indicates your soul’s function and thus a key part of your destiny.
Libra Rising – General
Your soul function involves establishing balance, and harmony in your world, and an awareness of beauty, of relationship, of style, and how things fit or blend together. Reconciling opposites and finding “the middle way” is your path, and the fine arts of compromise, negotiations and cooperation are key elements. You are the dove, the diplomat, the peacemaker, the friend; partnership and personal relations are your forte.
Libra Rising and Venus in Aries
However, your ruling planet, Venus, is in the fiery and self-assertive sign of Aries, suggesting that direct confrontation and even conflict (when necessary) is how you seek to create harmony and relationship. While appearing to oblige or give in, you nevertheless aim to fulfill your own intentions. You are learning about the true nature of love, of giving and receiving, and about personal integrity and honesty in the context of intimate relationships.
Libra Rising and Venus in Taurus
Your ruling planet, Venus, is in the pleasure-loving sign of Taurus, which suggests that you magnetically attract whatever you want and need into your life, and that you influence the world through your considerable physical beauty, personal magnetism, or charm. You are truly a lover of beauty, harmony, comfort, and peace, and you can not flourish in an atmosphere of intense pressure or interpersonal conflict. Laziness, a disinclination to exert yourself, an avoiding conflict even when it is necessary and fruitful are potential pitfalls for you.
Libra Rising and Venus in Gemini
Your ruling planet, Venus, is in the friendly and very sociable sign of Gemini: social relations and facilitating communication and understanding between people is truly your forte. Your innate curiosity about and interest in others, and your ability to speak their language, are gifts that enable you to fulfill your soul purpose as a messenger, mediator, or teacher. Words, language, or music is your forum.
Libra Rising and Venus in Cancer
Your ruling planet, Venus, is in the nurturing, devoted, sympathetic sign of Cancer, suggesting that you have a gentleness and sensitivity towards others that is remarkable. You have a feeling for children or the childlike, vulnerable side of people, and this tender feeling and care is your particular gift to life. At times you may be too “other-oriented”, neglecting yourself for others’ sake or allowing more assertive, dominant or needy individuals to take too much from you. Finding “the middle way” regarding marriage partners and children is essential to your unfoldment.
Libra Rising and Venus in Leo
Your ruling planet, Venus, is in the warm, generous, whole-heartedly loving sign of Leo. You are a big romantic that loves to celebrate love, life, and beauty. You have a gift for performing, dramatic self-expression, creative arts, entertaining, putting on a show. Like Oscar Wilde, you too believe that “In all important things, style is number one. In all unimportant things, style is number one.” You need a stage, an audience, in order to fulfill your soul function, for although you are tactful and concerned about others, you are also in some way a star. Leadership and/or personal achievement and recognition are a part of your path.
Libra Rising and Venus in Virgo
Your ruling planet, Venus, is in the modest, devoted sign of Virgo, suggesting that your humility and your genuine desire to help and serve others are among your most endearing qualities as well as important aspects of your soul function. You may serve as an assistant, the support person, right-hand man, or faithful helper to another as a significant aspect of your life. No matter how far you go, service to others will be your strength.
Libra Rising and Venus in Libra
Your ruling planet, Venus, is in Libra as well suggesting that you influence the world through your considerable personal charm, beauty, finesse, and refinement. You are agreeable, disarming ingratiating obliging – and may avoid direct confrontation, direct and passionate involvement, or “getting your hands dirty”. For you, as for Oscar Wilde “In all important matters, style is number one”. Your sense of beauty; proportion, elegance, composition, harmony, aesthetic vows, and taste are instinctual aspects of your soul-function.
Libra Rising and Venus in Scorpio
Your ruling planet, Venus, is in the willful and passionate sign of Scorpio, however, suggesting an emotional intensity, a depth of desire and of feeling which is belied by your surface equanimity: you appear mild and conciliatory but possess surprising drive and tenacity, especially regarding your loves. Intimate relationships are not only a tremendously impatient means of fulfillment and self-expression, they are also, for you, a crucible. You have a very exotic and creative force which can be used for love, healing, and creative purposes, or which can turn destructive and negative, bringing you (and others with you) down. Beware of allowing yourself to be ruled by those to whom you have a passionate attachment, and/or of wielding your own attractive powers to manipulate others through their desire for you.
Libra Rising and Venus in Sagittarius
Your ruling planet, Venus, is in the idealistic and optimistic sign of Sagittarius, indicating that generosity, playful spontaneity, and a love of adventure infuse your relationships and your approach to life. You will touch many. Part of your soul function is to spread good will, tolerance, and acceptance for many different kinds of people. Traveling or at least moving around quite a bit in order to make connections is a part of this. At your best you bring people together in an atmosphere of openness, friendship, and possibly learning. Beware of your tendency to be somewhat irresponsible towards others or of promising anything because it seems good at the moment (and you want to be agreeable) but which you can not or will not follow through on. Your restlessness and love of freedom may cause you to renege on commitments or to avoid depth and “the hard stuff” in your relationships.
Libra Rising and Venus in Capricorn
Your ruling planet, Venus, is in the objective and unemotional sign of Capricorn, suggesting that you seek new solutions and alternatives in order to create harmony and make the world a better place. A concern for social justice and social betterment are woven into your very fabric. You have an “us” (rather than “I”) approach to life. Active involvement in your community, especially in conflict resolution and facilitating or coordinating groups of people to cooperate and help one another, is essential to fulfilling your soul function. The arts or entertainment may well be a key part of this, also.
Libra Rising and Venus in Aquarius
Your ruling planet, Venus, is in the idealistic, free-thinking, and unconventional sign of Aquarius, suggesting that you seek new solutions and alternatives in order to create harmony and make the world a better place. A concern for social justice and social betterment are woven into your very fabric. You have an “us” (rather than “I”) approached to life. Active involvement in your community, especially in conflict resolution and facilitating or coordinating groups of people to cooperate and help one another, is essential to fulfilling your soul function. The arts or entertainment may well be a key part of this, also.
Libra Rising and Venus in Pisces
Your ruling planet, Venus, is in the sensitive, sympathetic, compassionate sign of Pisces: you are kind hearted, tolerant, giving and forgiving, with an impulse to save, rescue, heal your loved ones – anyone, actually, who is broken or in need. You are a “bleeding heart”, and angel, a care giver in the deepest sense of the word, and this is undeniably an essential aspect of your soul function. When out of balance, however, you tend to be too yielding, too malleable, easily influenced, or have very weak or distorted personal boundaries: everything’s okay, all behavior is acceptable. Take care not to fall into the “co-dependent” or “enabler” role. At best you are a champion of the weak and an instrument for grace to flow into the lives of those around you.
A Spiritual Interpretation of Libra Rising
The following interpretation of Libra Rising is from Your Spiritual Path Report.
“In some ways your persona is the balance of an object at rest. Metaphysically you appreciate the space between activities, so your persona reflects that kind of calm. This contemplative expression indicates that you can achieve a balance between your physical life and your soul life. As you learn to work with duality in a conscious way, your persona becomes calmer and you are able to effect change in the world without stirring up the energy more than necessary.
The tendency to balance and calm is part of what makes you a welcome guest. You can be counted on to enrich conversation both by listening actively and participating with clear questions, ideas, and an occasional opinion. You cultivate harmony among the people around you, and thus make a strong team member who can be counted on to keep the goal in mind in the midst of discussion.
As your spiritual path unfolds, you find that your sexual and other material desires change. You are still a physical being with needs and desires, but your motivations take on the quality of spiritual aspiration. Instead of engaging in sex for the sake of sex, you seek partners who share a spiritual affinity that allows you both to experience ecstasy through your relationship. Sometimes this even means engaging in activities that transcend the physical realm without using physical contact as the avenue of approach.
Sometimes we see an older couple hanging out together. They don’t seem to talk very much, but we can see that they are attuned to each other. They investigate whatever catches the eye, pointing out things to each other. They are calm, not rushing their activity but following its natural pace. The outer appearance reflects an inner spiritual attunement that is the hallmark of the Libra Ascendant.
Libra Ascendants are vulnerable to any excess that throws the physical body out of harmony. This can result in a variety of ailments involving the kidneys, bladder and sexual organs. You can enjoy life best by exercising a degree of moderation. In this way, you demonstrate respect for yourself and your partner on the physical and spiritual level.”
Libra Ascendant from the Cosmo Natal Report:
“You are a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and ready to see the other side of an issue. Even if you strongly disagree with someone, you will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. You often avoid taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. You have a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and express a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. You very much want to be liked and because of your need for approval and acceptance, you are easily influenced by others’ opinions, especially when young. You so much want to please that often you will suppress your own intense or unpleasant feelings in order not to offend others. Sometimes your politeness is interpreted as phoniness or wishy-washiness.
Your need to create harmony extends to your physical environment and personal appearance as well. You appreciate beauty and have a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. You do everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From your home furnishings to your choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
You also feel that relationships are an art, one that especially interests you and one that you are usually quite skilled at, for you possess tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to you and finding the right person to share your life with is extremely important. Being part of a close couple seems natural to you – you are not an independent loner. Having a partner increases your self-confidence. You do have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on your partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being yourself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for you.
Others see you as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and “nice” person. Though there may be much more to you, this is the sort of face you show to the world. You possess personal charm and an understated, noncombative manner. Your motto could be “you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar” for you usually take a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I’m-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.”
Famous People with Libra Rising:
Paula Abdul (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Leo)
Jennifer Aniston (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Aries)
Robert Blake (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Scorpio)
Jon Bon Jovi (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Pisces)
Sonny Bono (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Pisces)
Nell Carter (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Leo)
Chevy Chase (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Virgo)
Colette (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Pisces)
Jimmy Connors (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Virgo)
Tim Conway (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Aquarius)
Alice Cooper (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Pisces)
Geena Davis (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Pisces)
Neil Diamond (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Capricorn)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Scorpio)
T.S. Eliot (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Libra)
Sally Field (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Sagittarius)
Harrison Ford (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Gemini)
Stephen Foster (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Leo)
Redd Foxx (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Scorpio)
Erich Fromm (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Taurus)
Jerry Garcia (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Cancer)
James Garner (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Pisces)
Crystal Gayle (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Aquarius)
Barry Gibb (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Libra)
Andy Griffith (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Aries)
Deidre Hall (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Scorpio)
Anne Heche (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Aries)
Rock Hudson (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Capricorn)
Chrissie Hynde (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Virgo)
Quincy Jones (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Pisces)
Carole King (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Aquarius)
Emeril Lagasse (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Virgo)
Monica Lewinsky (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Leo)
Shari Lewis (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Capricorn)
Courtney Love (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Gemini)
Chad Lowe (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Sagittarius)
Lee Majors (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Pisces)
Gates McFadden (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Pisces)
Ewan McGregor (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Pisces)
Tatum O’Neal (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Scorpio)
Arnold Palmer (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Leo)
Roman Polanski (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Virgo)
Freddie Prinze Jr. (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Aquarius)
John Ritter (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Leo)
Jean-Claude Van Damme (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Scorpio)
Eddie Van Halen (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Sagittarius)
Venus Williams (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Gemini)
Debra Winger (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Aries)
Natalie Wood (Libra Ascendant, Venus in Virgo)
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