Libra Rising – What Is The True Meaning Of Your Libra Ascendant

Libra rising meaning

Understanding your Libra rising sign and how it fits in with your Sun and Moon signs can be a bit confusing.

This is why I have created a separate article on the Rising Sign Meaning, which you can check out here.

In short, the zodiac sign, which stands as a rising sign in your horoscope determines the specific manner in which the energies and qualities of your Sun sign will be manifested in your lifetime.

For example, someone with a Leo Sun sign and a Libra rising will have the chance to manifest their creative, warm, leadership-oriented nature, which seeks to get ideas out into the world (Leo) a lot more easily, because they will be driven by the inner motivation to connect with others, find a common ground with them, therefore will tend to more easily find an audience and supporters – all qualities of their Libra rising sign.

The very same person would find it a lot harder to realize this Leo-driven nature with a Capricorn rising, which would make them more serious and introverted.

This is why one of the very first things to be analyzed in a natal chart is how harmonious the interaction between the rising sign and the Sun sign is. Whether they are placed in signs that complement or contradict each other.

In addition, we should also consider and closely examine the planet, which rules the Ascendant and therefore the whole natal chart (in the case of Libra rising, the ruler is Venus); where this planet is placed by sign and by house, and how it interconnects with the Sun and Rising signs.

Usually your physical characteristics are determined by the combined influences of the signs, where the Sun, Moon, rising, and the ascendant ruler are placed.

For example, if you are a Virgo with a Sagittarius rising and a Leo Moon, and your Jupiter (the ruler of your ascendant) is placed in Gemini, we will say that your Sun sign is Virgo, your Moon is in Leo, your Rising is in Sagittarius, and your horoscope and ascendant ruler is in Gemini. The latter will further color the characteristics of your rising sign.

The rising sign is something that you need to manifest and demonstrate gradually throughout your life, and this is why some of the traits and characteristics of this sign can be overemphasized and more obvious than some of the qualities of your Sun sign.

For example, someone with a Leo rising is ‘more Leo than the Leos’. They wish to be noticed at all cost, and they suffer if they don’t receive the attention they seek. Their strong desire to be the center of attention provokes their inventiveness, but their manners would also be a bit more demonstrative than those of a Leo Sun sign. In comparison, someone with a Leo Sun has the calm confidence that they are the king and he or she receives the attention they deserve with dignity. A Leo Sun attracts this attention effortlessly.

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Now that you have a good idea of the meaning and significance of the rising sign, let’s move on to

Libra Rising Appearance

Libra rising meaning

Libra rising people are known to be one of the most charming and beautiful among the rising signs.

They usually have medium height, slender, elegant figure, round face, with beautiful features, dark hair.

Gentle, light skin, large eyes, light or light brown, nice teeth, beautiful smile, dimples, beautifully shaped ears.

Libra Rising Meaning – An Overview

Libra rising meaning

As a rising sign Libra definitely gives some of the most attractive and charming people.

Their demeanor is soft, diplomatic. They are gentle and pleasant to communicate with. Manners are calm and polite, which does not always reflect inner calm. Often this rising sign can mask the power of the underlying sun sign.

They have an innate artistic talent and a strong fondness of the arts, which often become their profession.

Other professions related to communication are also suitable. But art and beauty do bring the greatest joy in Libra rising hearts’.

Libra rising usually care a lot about their partners.

They always find a way to express themselves through cooperation and through their partner.

Libra Rising Traits – Psychological Motivation

Libra Rising Traits

For those born with a Libra rising sign, qualities such as justice, balance, respect for other people’s opinions, harmony, balance, beauty, are extremely important.

All these qualities are ruled by the planet Venus, the patron saint of Libra. In ancient Greek mythology, the goddess was called Aphrodite and symbolized the ideal woman.

That is why some of the qualities inherent in this goddess can always be noticed on the face of the representatives of this rising sign, regardless of their sex. Venus is known primarily for her beauty, charm and charisma.

Therefore, these qualities are no strangers to Libra rising born people. They do not always work as models, but in any case, the charm of Venus hovers around them. It doesn’t matter if they are classified by other people as beautiful or not. The important thing is that above all they are charming and amiable, and for this reason others can hardly refuse to fulfill their desires.

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Libra Rising Traits – Mythology Throwback

Libra Rising Traits

According to mythology, Venus – the goddess of beauty and harmony – spent most of her time in luxury and indulgence. She was so charming that her devotees voluntarily gave her everything she wished for.

Venus was the complete opposite of Mars. While the god of war was constantly busy fighting to win back what he wanted to possess, Venus, lying in bed all day, received just as much, if not more, without moving a finger.

Many astrologers believe that Libra (ruled by Venus) is a relatively weak sign, because it does not expend much energy, while the opposite sign Aries (ruled by Mars) is considered strong, because it is very active and dynamic. As a matter of fact, however, we must note that both signs are equally strong and achieve the same end results, but by different means.

Mars, for example, is militant and aggressive. He knows exactly what he wants and wants it in an instant. If his wishes are not granted to him immediately, he is ready to enter a battle to win it back.

Venus, on the other hand, is not aggressive at all. She just lies in her gorgeous boudoirs. Sexuality, romance and captivating beauty radiate from her whole body. Innocent or not, she seduces her followers and they themselves voluntarily offer her everything she wants. Most importantly – they insist that Venus accepts their gifts, to which she favorably agrees.

Libra Rising Traits And The Character Of Its Ruler – Venus

Libra Rising Traits

We see that in the end both energies (Mars and Venus) are the same in strength, but opposite in action. The action of Mars is directed inwards, so it can be said that it is largely selfish, or so it seems at first glance. The action of Venus is directed outwards – towards the others, so from the very beginning it seems more altruistic.

Like the two signs of Aries and Libra, which are in opposition in the Zodiac, the principles of these two planets are opposite, too. It is interesting to note, however, that according to the law of unity, these two principles imperceptibly overlap and complement each other.

For example, the heightened selfishness of Mars and his desire to have the chosen partner often results in huge sacrifices made for the latter. Therefore, most often it is the partner, who is highly favored. On the other hand, with an enhanced Libra principle, where the emphasis is on indulgence, conciliation and the desire for compromise, one must learn how to defend one’s own interests in order to survive in a relationship.

Libra Rising Traits – Biggest Strengths

Libra Rising Traits

The most positive thing that Libra rising can derive from this sign is the proper use of their innate sense of harmony, balance and justice. They are guided primarily by the desire to live in peace, beauty and synchronicity with the world around them.

Most Libra rising are extremely charming, with magnetic sexual radiation. They are sociable, graceful, often born with certain musical and artistic talent. Consciously or subconsciously, they constantly try to get the approval and praise of other people.

Libra rising want to be popular and loved. To achieve this, many of them resort (again consciously or subconsciously) to different tactics. For example, they can only say what others want to hear. They are skilled master flatterers, unsurpassed in making compliments.

Libra rising cannot thrive in a disharmonious environment, amid constant hostility, competition and struggle. They want everything to be balanced, calm and tactful.

It is extremely difficult for Libra rising to say ‘no’. They tend to use various means (including lies) to avoid direct confrontation and the need to utter out loud their own opinion in front of everyone else. For Libra rising, appearance is of uppermost importance.

Libra rising are extremely diplomatic and friendly. They love discussions and exchanges, but successfully navigate away from any heated arguments. They often agree to make a number of compromises in the name of peace and understanding.

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Libra Rising Traits – Decision-Making

Libra Rising Traits

Libra rising have the tendency to explore all possible points of view before making a decision. It is easier for them to understand things if they learn them through comparisons and analogies. Sometimes they go so deep into both sides of a process that it is difficult for them to make any final decision.

Libra rising have the ability to see the strengths of both viewpoints, but find it hard to draw the final conclusion. The expressions “but” and “on the other hand” are extremely characteristic of them. Therefore, they are known to delay indefinitely the final decision on any issue.

This could become a major problem, especially for those closest to them. Deciding on whom to marry can become a major life drama. In this case, the people around them can tactfully offer them the best solution to the problem.

Libra rising challenges

Libra Rising Traits

Libra rising should notice that if they are in complete harmony with themselves, the world around them will reflect this inner peace in the same way. But when something is not right in their own attitude, emotions, or mind, they experience the hurtful and disharmonious attitude of others.

In this sense, it is correct to say that for Libra rising, it is absolutely imperative to live in peace and understanding with the surrounding world, because such harmony would show them that they are in harmony with themselves. This is the deep reason why rising Libra makes so many compromises with other people.

Furthermore, it can be seen that the reason why Libra rising find it difficult to make decisions is rooted in the fact that they have not yet formed their own value system. They are still in the process of building such a system.

Libra rising ability to see things from several different perspectives can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, they have flexible thinking, but on the other, they can relatively easily be convinced of the validity of any opinion.

Libra rising often swing between two completely different ideas without being able to make a final decision on the matter.

After all, one of the main life lessons of those born with a Libra ascendant is to develop their own value system on all important life issues and to base their decisions on it. In addition, they must learn to bear the consequences of their decisions, whether “good” or “bad”.

For many Libra risings, this may be a very frightening prospect. However, they must understand that if they do not build this courage in themselves, they will never manifest themselves as independent individuals in this lifetime.

Libra Rising Path To Self-Growth

Libra Rising Traits

Most people born with a Libra rising hate the very thought of considering themselves as selfish.

Any such hint from someone else throws them into great confusion. Most astrological texts describe Libra rising as self-sacrificing and compliant peacekeepers, and they very much like such a reputation.

However, Libra rising would benefit from asking themselves the questions – why do they need to make all these compromises? Are they strong enough to say ‘no’ when they have to?

Should they learn to better assert their own rights and still not hurt others? Are they afraid to face their opponents openly?

In any case, Libra rising should remember that any shortcomings in their dealings with others help them see their own weaknesses, reflected as a mirror. This is even more valid for this ascendant than for others.

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Libra rising Love Life

Libra Rising Traits

Because Venus is a personal planet for anyone born with a Libra ascendant, one of the main driving forces in the lives of these people are their personal relationships.

In general, the whole sphere of romance, love, marriage, and partnerships is of great importance to Libra rising, and they devote much time and energy to being happy in this one area of their ​​life.

It is not uncommon to see Libra risings marrying very early in life, blinded by the idealization of their first love. Unfortunately, disappointment is soon followed by divorce.

The tendency of Libra rising to fall madly in love with love itself should not be overlooked. Many of them try to pursue the ideal love partner throughout their lives. Through a series of disappointments and sorrows, they need to understand that any ideal concept exists only in books and novels.

Libra rising often provoke major quarrels without any serious reason. They often do this unconsciously, simply in order to check how strong their partner’s love is. That’s why they “shake the boat” for no reason in order to see whether their partner will come to the rescue if they fall overboard.

However, they must not forget that if they do this all the time, with or without a reason, they will most likely sink without being saved. Libra seeks the perfect love, symmetry, harmony and beauty. When they are not found in the material world that surrounds them, they suffer and are tormented.

To some extent, the problem is rooted in the fact that people born with a Libra ascendant need to understand that they are not ideal themselves. Libra rising would very much benefit from deep self-analysis in order to start forming truly harmonious and loving relationships.

Libra rising Compatibility

Libra Rising Traits

When Libra rises on the eastern horizon, their descendant, or 7th house of love and partnerships falls in the opposite sign of Aries. This means that Libra risings need the qualities of an Aries in their partners in order to feel balanced and fulfilled in love.

This does not mean that their partner needs to be an Aries, but rather someone, who is decisive, upfront, and an initiator. They need a partner, who is honest, straight-forward, and brave in their decisions.

Please remember that Sun Moon and Rising signs are not enough to properly evaluate compatibility or one’s personality.

You can see a very accurate and beginner-friendly step-by-step guide on how to check compatibility with your partner, taking into consideration the most important elements in the birth chart here.

And if you wish to order a full in-depth analysis of your natal chart that examines the interrelatedness of all elements and also provides a report with remedies on how to overcome your weakest points and challenges, you can do so here.

Dawn Rose

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I'm an evolutionary astrologer, focused on love, relationships and compatibility, helping you live your BEST life! Learn how to use the astrological forces at your advantage and manifest your dreams and desires with ease!

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