- What Does Leo Rising Sign Mean?
- What's the Difference Between Leo Sun Sign and Leo Rising Sign?
- What Is Leo Rising Physical Appearance?
- Leo Rising In Love and Relationships
- How do You Behave at Work?
- How Does Leo Rising Affect Family and Friends?
- How can Leo Rising Maintain a Healthy Balance?
- What Famous People were Born Under this Sign?
What Does Leo Rising Sign Mean?
What do astrologers mean when they say someone is a ‘Leo Rising’? Does Leo Rising mean the same as Leo Ascendant? Yes, Leo Rising and Leo Ascendant are the same. Our rising (or ascendant) sign is one of three main components that makes up our birth chart and relates to the zodiac sign that was rising on the Eastern horizon at the exact moment we were born. When astrologers say someone is ‘Leo Rising’ it means that Leo was the astrological sign rising in the Eastern horizon at the moment of their birth.
What’s the Difference Between Leo Sun Sign and Leo Rising Sign?
What is our rising sign in Leo responsible for? Is my Ascendant Sign more important than my Sun Sign? Our sun sign refers to our inner character, our motivation and ambition. Our ascendant or rising sign determines our physical presence, the image we present to the world. The rising sign in Leo is what people first encounter and can often be misleading. Leo sun sign is supremely confident and self-assured, both qualities that help them to succeed in their career.
These qualities are exaggerated with Leo rising (think Leo Sun Sign on steroids) and there is a danger of them becoming overbearing and arrogant. A little humility would go a long way in helping this zodiac sign to achieve a better work/life balance. Symbolized by The Lion, Leo rising are proud, conscious of their originality and have a burning need for approval and recognition.
What Is Leo Rising Physical Appearance?
What are the distinctive facial features and body shape of someone born under Leo Rising? Even though quite a lot has been written about the distinguishing characteristics of the different zodiac signs, personally, I think it is one of the few areas in astrology that is unclear and physical features and body structure can be quite diverse.
The first thing to notice about Leo rising is their radiant expression and cheerful demeanor giving them a child-like air. In fact, it is said that someone born under this rising sign never actually grows up. Like their symbol, The Lion, Leo rising tend to quite tall, have a strong upper body, broad shoulders and a lean, slightly weaker lower body. It is not unusual for this astrological sign to have light-coloured hair and, like the Lion, a head of thick, luxurious locks.
This rising sign are hard to ignore and, if you don’t give them attention, they will demand it as their right.
Leo Rising In Love and Relationships
Do Leo rising make good lovers? Passionate and romantic, Leo rising make generous, loving and committed partners. This rising sign tend to have an idealistic view of relationships and may be in danger of overwhelming their partner with love and attention. This works well if their passion is equally matched but can cause problems with a less confident and less positive partner.
Like the majestic Lion, Leo rising takes great pride in their partners’ achievements and will encourage them to even great heights. Good looks, charm and a wonderful zest for life make Leo rising irresistible. The other fire signs, Sagittarius and Aries make a good match for Leo rising, but also air signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius can work well.
How do You Behave at Work?
What are the best career choices for people who have Leo rising in their birth chart? One of Leo rising’s greatest gifts is their ability to turn the most mundane job into an exciting opportunity. Ideally, this astrological sign needs an environment where they can show off their abilities, flair and style. Many people born with Leo rising work in an artistic setting, like theatre, film and stage as actors, designers and directors. Of course, flamboyant Leo rising can also be found working in the fashion industry, some examples of famous Leo designers are Coco Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent.
Leo ascendant can also be found in the top ranks of the armed forces and some famous Leo soldiers include Napoléon Bonaparte, Benito Mussolini and Fidel Castro.
How Does Leo Rising Affect Family and Friends?
Are Leo Rising good parents, siblings and friends? As in every area of their life, those born under this astrological sign, needs to be the leader and this extends to family and friends. Leo rising is a decision-taker and, since we know that this ascendant sign is always right, why should anyone argue? But, sometimes they do and this can lead to anger and upset in the home. It’s important to back off and give others a chance to assert themselves. Leo rising is ruled by the heart and that is true of all their relationships. They offer continuous support (some might see this as pressure) to partners and friends and are excited about their success. Life with a Leo friend is never dull – it’s fun, exciting and never short of occasions to celebrate.
How can Leo Rising Maintain a Healthy Balance?
Leo Rising can achieve more balance in their life simply by giving themselves (and others!) a break. Don’t worry about always being top-dog! Remember that others may not have your drive so try to motivate them without pushing too hard. Leo rising, like their symbol, The Lion, has a big heart but it has a very soft centre – don’t give it away too easily or you could get hurt.
What Famous People were Born Under this Sign?
Celebrities born under Leo Ascendant include:
Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Meryl Streep, Tina Turner, Kirsten Durst, Reece Witherspoon, Glenn Close, Katie Holmes, Tina Fey, Marilyn Monroe, Selena Gomez, Frida Kahlo, Kate Moss, Vanessa Redgrave
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All Rising Signs
Earth Signs: Capricorn Rising Sign | Taurus Rising Sign | Virgo Rising Sign
Air Signs: Gemini Rising Sign | Aquarius Rising Sign | Libra Rising Sign
Water Signs: Cancer Rising Sign | Pisces Rising Sign | Scorpio Rising Sign
Fire Signs: Aries Rising Sign | Leo Rising Sign | Sagittarius Rising Sign