The Ascendant and its meaning in Astrology
Discover what it means to have a Leo ascendant and read all about your horoscope.
The Sun, ruler of your ascendant, endows you with some of your shine and you certainly never go unnoticed. You are ambitious, generous, tenacious and, above all, proud.
You have great self-confidence, like to be admired and do all you can to get other people’s attention. Irrespective of your age, you are always young at heart. You tend to over-dramatise the events in your life.
You enjoy directing people and situations and having the leading role in all aspects of your life. You are even capable of plotting, in order to be the ‘leader’. Although you are generous by nature, you prefer to use underhand means, even for the most minor disagreements. You pay great attention to your external appearance and personal space, in this way creating a pleasant atmosphere that can have a positive psychological impact on both yourself and others.
You tend to use the ‘markers’ of physical gestures as a way of expressing yourself to other people, either to entice them, to convince them or even to threaten them. Because the concept of love and, in particular, having others love you is the foundation stone of your ‘ego’, you instinctively use body language to attract the attention of those around you.
You are not interested in examining your identity introspectively but aim for people’s acceptance through continuous collaboration, as this increases your inner strengths. You aspire to working with other people towards humanistic, political or educational goals, in order to have the chance to distinguish yourself and be validated in the eyes of others.
You feel an urgent need to create. Whether it’s a work of art, a romantic involvement or a child. This need to create is related to the construction of the ‘ego’ and the sense of confirmation that success brings you. Above and beyond all, what you really seek is to lay solid foundations for your desires, your aspirations, your goals and your own self, to ‘put down roots’ in an environment that is your own ‘home’.
Love and faith are the driving forces that motivate you in everything you do, from even the simplest acts to your greatest efforts in your personal and professional spheres. When you feel that someone is in love with you and has truly earned your trust, then you devote yourself to them heart and soul. To love and be loved gives you the strength to do anything!
Celebrities with Leo ascendant: Marilyn Monroe, Luciano Pavarotti, George Bush, Tina Turner, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Jessica Lange, Prince Charles, Meryl Streep, Camilla Parker Bowles.
If your star sign is:
Aries with Leo ascendant
You are sincere and open-minded. Success is very important for you and you are able to remain patient and keep your cool in order to reach a higher position. You are generous and talented and everyone loves your company. Foreign countries will play an important role in your life and it is very possible that you will profit significantly from legal affairs.
Taurus with Leo ascendant
You are very ambitious and the most important thing for you is to secure a good position in society, which you are usually able to do. You are kindly and have a big heart, in which everyone can find a place. You are particularly attractive to the opposite sex and steal hearts wherever you appear! Nonetheless, when in a relationship you remain true to your partner and no one could ever accuse you of being unfaithful.
Gemini with Leo ascendant
You are an artist who seeks to play a variety of roles in your life, with great success. You are decent and polite and people easily accept you and forgive your mistakes. You tend to exaggerate your abilities so as to score a higher position in society. In your love life, you are sincere and constant although must watch out when choosing a partner, as you tend to attract rebellious types.
Cancer with Leo ascendant
You have many qualities and talents although you do not manifest them easily. You are faithful, polite and kind-hearted but only the people who know you very well can see this. You are very loyal to your friends and rarely make enemies. You love your family and would do anything to keep it strong and to hand your family values down to your children.
Leo with Leo ascendant
The double influence of Leo endows you with great self-confidence, which makes you seem especially proud and optimistic. You know how to behave, how to convince and how to defend your interests. The high life is very important for you and you want to enjoy all life’s luxuries. You are very generous and your love is demonstrated in both your words and your actions, which are unforgettable.
Virgo with Leo ascendant
You are very impressive and kind-hearted and like to win everyone’s trust. Money is your greatest interest and you can either easily waste it or save up manically, at the risk of being seen as a miser. Love plays an important role in your life and you are looking for a partner who will love you deeply and provide you with security.
Libra with Leo ascendant
You are very charming and extremely sensual. Love is the be-all and end-all for you and you like being honest as you believe communication is a very important element in a successful relationship. You can succeed professionally as you have many talents. Whatever you do at work your contribution will soon be recognised and, in many instances, you will feel that luck is on your side.
Scorpio with Leo ascendant
You are very ambitious and always ready to respond to the demands of your career. You have a great belief in yourself and face every challenge as though it’s an opportunity for you to get further ahead. Patience and persistence are the means that you use to achieve success and a great financial situation. Family is very important for your personal development.
Sagittarius with Leo ascendant
You are independent, active and ready to meet any situation. You feel secure and proud of your abilities, which will lead you to success and glory. You want to prevail at any cost and love having difficult goals, which you can easily achieve without much trouble. When you fall in love you want to have an immediate response, and this soon comes thanks to the passion and self-confidence you exude.
Capricorn with Leo ascendant
You radiate a grandeur and seriousness that inspires awe in others. Even so, when someone approaches you they can feel the warmth, generosity and love that you are ready to offer. You have many priorities and your life will be very interesting as your ambitions are never-ending. Achieving one goal only leads to another. You will give much thought to choosing your partner as you do not like the idea of failure one bit.
Aquarius with Leo ascendant
You are a dynamic and very independent person who sometimes has a domineering personality. It’s not easy for someone to get you to change your mind. In the professional sphere, you need to find yourself a leadership position as you don’t like taking orders from anyone else. Even so, embarking on a risky business may lead to financial loss. In your love life you want to control and guide your relationships.
Pisces with Leo ascendant
Although this is a difficult combination, it makes you kind-hearted and gives a warmth and sincerity to your feelings. Money is a sensitive issue for you and someone who doesn’t know you well might think you’re a miser. The truth, however, is that you burn through your money in record time whenever you have any. You can achieve a very high position in your career but you will need to work hard for it.