Read on to continue learning about the Leo rising native (also commonly known as “Leo ascendant”) in astrology!
Below you will find information about the personality tendencies, physical attributes, spiritual growth lessons, and consciousness evolution opportunities for the individual with a Leo ascendant (or Leo rising) in their natal chart.
The rising sign in a birth chart is different from the sun sign (which is determined by birthdate), as it is determined by the exact time of birth of the individual. The rising sign in a birth chart has the function of showing the individual’s instinctual reaction to life, especially to new things, and their reflex way of being.
Just as we are unable to see what we look like without a mirror, in the same way we are unable to clearly see the way that our ascendant sign behaves with objectivity. The rising sign, ascendant, or ASC is the energy that we are learning about, through instinctual action, which is then mirrored to us via the relationships that show up in our descendant. (The descendant or DSC is directly opposing the first house and acts as a balance between self and others.)
For the individual who had Leo on the eastern horizon at their exact time of birth, their ability to express themselves and to self actualize is “rising” into their consciousness.
The individual with a Leo ascendant sign in their birth chart is learning, through instinctual action, what their unique gifting are, and how they can show up and express themselves in the world. They are growing in the understanding of how they can affirm their own giftings and accept the spotlight that comes with the expression of those gifts.
Through the crucible of relationship, the Leo rising individual will encounter people who are offbeat or very different from themselves. These encounters will force them to go inwards and ask questions like “What is unique about me?” And “What is special about me that I can offer to the world?” And “What is my purpose in life?”
Through this search, the Leo rising person comes to identify and appreciate their unique giftings, relative to the group. They grow in the understanding that it is okay to confidently express their talents, and also that the gifts that they have are not only for them, but are also to serve and support the groups of which they are a part.
LEO RISING PERSONALITY
Leo is the 5th zodiac sign and is of the fire element and is a fixed sign, which means that the Leo Ascendant individual will be especially connected to their heart space. They will have a tendency towards creativity and self expression through the way that they dress and show up in the world will be important to them.
The Leo rising individual will have a natural impulse towards achievement and fulfilling their sense of purpose and destiny. The radiance that they project into the outer world will easily make them a natural leader and garner them a lot of attention with little effort. This outside affirmation is a strong need of the Leo energy, as it mirrors back to them the value of their creativity and self expression.
These are people who tend to be very passionate, gregarious and stand out with an inherently dramatic approach. Because the Leo sign also has to do with children, because we refer to children as one of the ways we “create” in the world, this person will have a tendency towards wanting to have fun and be carefree, moving in the innocence and freedom that children move in.
Sometimes this equates to a tendency towards irresponsibility, excess and imbalance. The positive side of this childlike-ness is a very natural generosity, enthusiasm and optimism, and the ability to live spontaneously with the flow of life.
They need to have a sense of joy and passion in their lives in order to feel fulfilled. Leo Risings are known for being brave and generous, and also for needing to be affirmed and given attention.
There is a certain amount of “being on” that the Leo ascendant woman or Leo Ascendant man lives with in their daily lives (even within their home life) ; a sentiment of being on stage and being very self aware of the way that they are being perceived and coming across.
LEO RISING APPEARANCE AND PHYSICAL TRAITS
The lion is known as the king in the jungle. As such, the Leo rising individual will have a natural warmth, magnetism, natural flair and radiance to them (the sun is the luminary connected to the Leo archetype) and they are known for being physically attractive and caring about their style and personal appearance. As for physical appearance, the person with a Leo rising sign typically has a strong physical constitution, and a typical Leo will be known for their hair or their hair will be especially important to them and one of their favorite features.
WHICH BODY PART DOES LEO RULE
The sign of Leo rules the heart, back and spinal column, which makes sense when you think of the regality of the lion and the back helps us to stand tall and show our pride. When we think of the heart, it is the wellspring of both our emotional body and our physical life, which also makes sense when we consider that the sun rules the Leo sign.
LEO ZODIAC SIGN SYMBOL
The zodiac symbol correlating to the Leo sign is the lion and/or the tail of the lion.
FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH LEO RISING
Drake, Meryl Streep, Frida Kahlo, Demi Levato, Tina Turner, Nancy Sinatra, Katie Holmes, Selena Gomez, Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Steve Martin and Glenn Close and Ashley Judd are just a few of the famous Leo Ascendant people whose faces and personalities you can look up to get a better idea of the Leo Ascendant energy.
Learning about the ascendant sign is an excellent way to understand your own reflex responses, and why you approach life in the manner that you do.
As humans, our instinctual responses tend towards the negative, so gaining a deep understanding of both the higher and lower expressions of our ascendant energy is an excellent tool in growing in consciousness.
I hope you enjoyed this article about the Leo rising sign in astrology and found it both useful and informative.
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