Your Sun, Moon and Rising Signs
Your Ascendant is Libra
The Meaning of Libra Rising
Your Libra Ascendant (or Rising Sign) reveals the ways in which you present yourself to others and how you immediately respond to the world around you.
Libra is a Cardinal Air sign – which means you need to weigh up both sides in every decision.
This page will help you to explore your Libra rising and find out what it means when your Ascendant is Libra.
Keep reading, then scroll to the bottom of this page to find all the astrology tools you need to understand your unique personality
Born With Libra on Your Ascendant
Planetary ruler: Venus Element: Air Mode: Cardinal
Born with Libra on your Ascendant (or Rising), life is likely to be experienced as a constant series of choices. It is important for you to consider everything from multiple points of view, weighing up “the pros and cons” before making any important decision.
Life feels like a constant series of choices. You aim to appear as fair, objective and balanced in all your interactions with others. Because your ruling planet is Venus you may also be gifted with a natural grace or beauty that gives you a pleasing appearance.
Libra is an Air sign, and so is concerned with fairness, justice and equality. Air signs focus on maintaining relationships. Therefore, for you this is probably a partnership lifetime. The need to do things with others is likely to factor strongly in the choices that you make.
Your challenge is to avoid indecision. The need to consider every perspective can be crippling if a resolution cannot be reached. Your task is to find the right principle involved in a given situation, and then commit to it – maintaining your position without changing your mind.
For those who know you well, deliberation may be your hallmark, and Justice your middle name.
Your Ascendant is Libra: The Gift of Libra Rising
You have the ability to weigh up the consequences of every decision in order to make the one that is most fair. This gives you a natural advantage in any situation where patience, deliberation and wise counsel are required.
With Libra Rising, your gift is the ability to approach situations with grace, balance and charm.
You may be very good at helping others see their circumstances more clearly and could make an excellent counsellor, negotiator or collaborator. You know how to connect with others and understand that cooperation is often essential for success.
Libra is the sign of partnerships, and you may feel that you need others to help you bring out the best in yourself. Working collaboratively brings your decision-making abilities to the surface and lets you see your talents more clearly .
Relationships are a major focus for you, and you will get the best from your partnerships when you learn to first define who you are and what you need before then making any necessary compromises. Remember you don’t need to give in to others to keep things agreeable. Just do what you know to be fair, and try to find connections with those who share the same values as you.
You will probably find it easiest working toward your goals when you have someone else to do it with. Through relationships, you learn to assert yourself, adjust to others and stand up for the principles which you believe to be most significant.
The Essential Qualities of Libra Rising
Harmony and Balance
Born with Libra on your Ascendant, you have an innate understanding of symmetry, proportion and balance. You may be known for your style or pleasing appearance. You are likely to come across to others as gracious and refined.
Peace and harmony are important for you. You probably prefer to be in refined or well-designed environments, perhaps more likely to enjoy spending time in a fine restaurant than a dingy bar.
You need to be surrounded by beauty and will always perform at your best in an organized and aesthetic space. In many ways harmony is important for your mental balance. You do not do well in chaos. Ideally, those you share your home with will respect your need for order. This is not about the need for control, but rather the need for balance. When your environment is coordinated you can think at your objective best.
You are also likely to be quite refined, with a sense of style that is often innate. It may be important for you to project a stylish appearance which means you can be very fashion conscious. You probably need your clothes to match and will feel “not quite right” if you are not coordinated.
The search for the ideal system, relationship or ideal can lead you into many areas of interest and exploration. This is a mental sign after all, so that information is a key theme. Rather than seeking conflict you will seek cooperation. Your strength lies in your ability to find similarity in ideas.
You are also probably known for your listening and negotiation skills, and ability to give good advice. This is the sign of wise counsel, and your capacity to make a detached assessment of any situation is likely to be highly esteemed.
The Challenges of Libra Rising
Shall I Do This Or That?
When your Ascendant is Libra, the temptation to change your mind is ever-present. This can lead to vacillation, indecisiveness and a tendency to become stuck when a choice needs to be made.
You should become aware of any intrinsic desire you might have to avoid making a decision, and take steps to be more assertive. Otherwise others may see you as fickle, and even opportunistic, rather than the finely balanced, fair-minded individual that you truly are.
You may be easily imposed upon because of a tendency to avoid openly stating what you really want. You might avoid openly stating your opinion because you fear others may disagree. This can lead you to disruption when you don’t know which path to take. You are likely to feel deeply frustrated by this inability to choose, knowing you are avoiding taking action by trying to gain approval from others.
It is important to reflect on this and admit to yourself what your true motives are. Are you seeking others’ approval by avoiding action? Is it more important for you to be popular than it is to be right? Do you stop yourself from doing what you know is needed in case someone else disagrees?
The Need To be Liked
Often, the desire to be liked, and a willingness to please others can lead you to “people-please”, rather than commit to what is right.
In order to guard against this tendency, a reliable, fair and objective system of values needs to be established. Libra is the sign of Justice and rules over courts of Law. Think of it this way – for society to function and thrive we need a set of laws by which we can abide. Ideally, those laws will be based on well established principles that uphold the rights of the individual as well as the collective.
In a similar sense, you would do well to be guided by principle rather than popularity in the choices that you make.
A balance should be found between being active and passive, between head and heart, intuition and logic. Reflection is essential but not when it turns into inertia.
Negotiation through charm and objectivity is your forte, and you can help bring about resolution through a balanced assessment of facts.
You need to experience both confrontation and compromise to find out what is important to you. Thus, you can be both principled and assertive, willing to compromise yet clear in your objectives once you have decided on what you want.
At best, you are able to express the levels of grace, poise and contemplation that are characteristic of this Zodiac sign.
Libra Rising: Love and Relationships
The Zodiac sign found on the Eastern horizon at the time of your birth (your Ascendant or Rising sign) gives a lot of information about how you as an individual approach your world.
Conversely, the sign that was found on the Western horizon (or on your Descendant or 7th house cusp) describes what you seek in others and so are likely to experience when it comes to important relationships. In other words, the sign opposite to your Rising sign shows what you are likely to appreciate or seek when it comes to partnerships.
Born with Libra rising, you are likely to be drawn toward others you perceive as being confident, daring and direct. You will do best with partners who have the courage and initiative to stand on their own two feet.
You may be attracted to those who show an entrepreneurial spirit and may be drawn to partners who work for themselves or demonstrate a courageous approach to life.
For a more detailed view you would need to consider the sign and house placement of Mars in your natal chart to get a better understanding of what you need when it comes to love and relationships.
Then think how does this compare with your Moon sign and emotional needs? By combining the qualities of your Moon sign, the sign on your Descendant or 7th house cusp, and the placement of Venus in your birth chart you can get a very good understanding of who you are attracted to and why.
The Libra Rising Personality
5 Essential Facts For Libra Rising
- The Libra Rising Element is Air
- The Libra Rising Modality is Cardinal
- The Polarity For Libra Rising is Masculine
- The Ruling Planet For Libra Rising is Venus
Keywords For Libra Rising
Balanced, Gracious, Fair, Peace-loving, Just
Your Ascendant is Libra:
Do You Know Your Big Three Signs?
Some people like to call the Sun, Moon and Rising signs “The Big Three” of astrology. This does make sense because they are the most important and obvious parts of your birth chart.
We prefer to call the combination of your Sun, Moon and Rising Sign “The Three-Fold Pillar” of your personality. Think of it like a house or temple. This is the main pillar which holds up the rest of the structure. Without it, there is only a flat pack. To get a really well-rounded view of your personality as an individual you have to combine all three together.
Your Rising Sign describes the ways in which you project yourself into the world as well as the kinds of experiences you need to have in order to make life feel meaningful.
For a proper understanding of your unique personality you need to think about how your Sun Moon and Rising Sign (or Ascendant) work together.
The combination of Sun, Moon and Ascendant describe what you want (Sun), what you need (Moon), and the style in which you will go about getting it (Ascendant).
The sign and house position of the Sun in your chart will also give you many clues as to where to focus your attention. Once integrated, this will also show the area of life where balance can be achieved, leading to a sense of purpose and deeper meaning..
What is A Rising Sign?
Your Ascendant or Rising Sign is really important for understanding the impression you make on the world around you.
Your Rising Sign describes how you project yourself out into the world, how other people see you, how you enter into new experiences, and the kinds of experiences you need in order for your life to feel meaningful. Just as important as your Sun and Moon signs, together these make up the main component of your astrological personality.
You have probably worked out already that not every born with the same Zodiac, Sun or Star sign has the same approach to life.
Your Rising Sign describes how you approach new experiences as you interact with your environment
To make it really easy for you to understand your unique personality we’ve created this great interactive menu so you can learn all about your Rising Sign, as well as your Sun Sign and Moon Sign.
How To Use Your Sun, Moon, Or Rising Sign Combinations
You can get an amazing amount of insight into yourself and the other people in your life with our Sun, Moon, Rising Sign Combinations interactive menu.
Here’s a simple way to think about it. Your Sun sign shows what you want, your Moon sign what you need and your Rising sign shows how you will go about getting it.
It’s really interesting to compare the drives, emotions and motivations of your Sun and Moon signs. Do they blend or seem to contradict each other? Think about the way your Rising Sign describes your approach to life. Does this sit well with your Moon Sign and what you need?
By finding the similarities and differences in your birth chart you can identify where you might have conflicts or challenges as well as where your greatest talents lie.
So get started! Unlock the characteristics and traits of every Zodiac sign with our Sun, Moon, Rising Sign / Ascendant menu at the top of this page
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