Your Sun, Moon and Rising Signs
Your Ascendant is Libra
Your Ascendant (or Rising Sign) reveals the ways in which you present yourself to others, as well as the ways in which you immediately respond to the world around you. As such, it describes the ways in which we project ourselves out into the environment as well as the kinds of experiences we need to have in order to make life meaningful.
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).
Planetary ruler: Venus
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 its various points of view. Deliberation may be your hallmark, and eventually justice your middle name.
Libra is an Air sign, concerned with fairness, equality and right relationships. Thus, you are likely to feel the need to be objective in all your dealings, and will specialise in relationships. However the need to consider all perspectives may be somewhat crippling if a decision or resolution cannot be reached. Reflective judgement with a committment to equity is the key note for you. 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.
The sign and house position of the Sun in your chart will give you many clues as to how this is happens for you. Once integrated, this will also show the area of life where balance can be achieved, leading to a sense of purpose and deeper meaning.
Shall I Do This Or That?
The temptation to change your mind is ever-present. This can lead to vacillation, indecisiveness and a tendency to fence-sit when a choice is not made. You need to become aware of any intrinsic desire to avoid making a decision, as this will lead to others seeing 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 yourself are likely to feel frustrated by this inability to choose. It is important to reflect on this and admit to yourself what your true motives are. Are you seeking others approval by avoiding action? Do stop yourself doing what you know is right 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 or fair. In order to guard against this tendency, a reliable, fair and objective system of values needs to be established. You would do well to be guided by principle rather than popularity in the choices that you make. Sometimes working with a therapist or client-entered astrologer is the best way to understand how unconscious patterns undermine your ability to commit.
A balance should be found between activity and passivity, between head and heart, intuition and logic. 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 your best, you are able to express the grace, poise and consideration which is characteristic of this sign. For a well-rounded picture, the qualities of your Sun Sign and House should be considered, as well as the qualities of your Moon.
Harmony and Balance
Symmetry, proportion and balance are also important, and you are likely to prefer harmonious, refined or well-designed environments. You need to be surrounded by beauty and will function best in an organized and aesthetic space. Harmony is important for your mental balance. 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, and so, you may also be very fashion conscious.
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. 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 arena of relationship is a major concern, 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 to keep things agreeable. Libra is the sign of partnerships, and you may feel that you need others to be able to fulfill yourself. Doing things collaboratively brings your best qualities to the surface. You may find it easiest working toward a goal when you have someone else to do it with. Through relationships, you learn to assert yourself, adjust to others, and to stand up for the principles which you believe are fair.