Leo Ascendant: The Leo Rising Sign Characteristics
Leo Rising sign: The Ascendant in Leo and its meaning
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!
Leo ascendant personality traits
To have a Leo ascendant means that the Sun is the ruling planet of your first house and a very important planet in your horoscope. The Sun showers you with light and helps you never go unnoticed. Your ascendant makes you generous, ambitious, proud and –usually- very talented. You like to be admired and be the center of attention, although self confidence is hardly ever an issue for you and you always seem to be young at heart. For the same reason, you also tend to over-dramatise the events in your life, as everything seems to lie under a magnifying glass way too often.
As a Leo Ascendant person, the general concept on love and being loved in particular is very important to you. As a result, when you feel neglected or not worshiped the way you deserve, you shut down and get turn into an iceberg. You enjoy directing people and situations and being the leader in any situation. In spite of your generous nature, you value your personal space greatly and can make any place rather un-hospitable if you have been hurt or insulted.
A person with Leo Ascendant can express themselves in a very animated way, conveying their exact feelings and emotions at any given time. This trait, combined with their need to create, makes for very good actors therefore and, in fact, some of the greatest actors of our time have their Ascendant in Leo. Above all, what a Leo Ascendant really needs is to lay solid foundations for the desires and goals while surrounding themselves by people who love and admire them.
Loyalty and love are driving forces that motivate you in everything you do. As such, when you feel that someone truly loves you and has earned your trust, then you can be the most generous soul, devote yourself completely and wholeheartedly. To love and be loved is what gives you the energy and power to achieve almost anything!
One of the key focuses in your life will be to work with other people towards a goal that is greater than life itself. Goals that most people think unreachable and noble activities of humanistic or educational nature will be important to you and once you find the right people during the course of your life, those pieces will fall into place.
Leo Ascendant Man
Leo Ascendant men thrive on attention. They are driven by the desire to impress and will do everything in their power to earn the admiration of others. They want to be able to feel proud of their partner, but would hate to have their thunder stolen by her, so they’re usually drawn to women who prefer to keep a low profile. They also expect to be the center of attention in bed. Their sexual drive is strong, but unless their partner is primarily focused on gratifying their own desires, they won’t stick around for long; they’ll go searching for someone else. They generally expect their partner’s taste to match their own.
Leo Ascendant Woman
Leo Ascendant women love being in the spotlight, especially when they’re surrounded by members of the opposite sex. They are – or, at least, appear to be – very confident in their sex appeal and overall charm. They’re usually attracted to progressive, self-reliant men who appreciate self-confidence and determination in women. They often tend to react in a theatrical, exaggerated manner, but also have a whimsical side to them. They also have a taste for luxury. When it comes to sex, they're quite similar to men with the same Ascendant; they expect their own pleasure to be their partner’s number-one priority. If they feel overlooked, they’ll waste no time in finding someone eager to worship them. They sometimes tend to be emotionally detached, which can be a source of friction in their relationships.
Celebrities with Leo ascendant
Famous people with Leo Rising are Donald Trump, George Bush, Marilyn Monroe, Luciano Pavarotti, Tina Turner, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Jessica Lange, Prince Charles, Meryl Streep, Camilla Parker Bowles, Johnny Depp, Jennifer Lopez, Al Pacino, Frida Kahlo, Robbie Williams, Jack Nicholson, Sting, Eva Green, Alfred Hitchcock, Andy Warhol, Michelle Williams, Rita Ora, Mystic Meg, Tina Fey.
Leo ascendant and its Sun sign combinations
Find here all 12 combinations of Sun signs combined Leo rising sign. Read the characteristics the Leo ascendant gives to your personality, in combination with your Sun.