For those with the Ascendant in Leo, being the center of attention is where they live to shine. They love to be admired, respected, and praised by others because recognition motivates them.
People with a Leo Ascendant are here to achieve something in this world . They work hard to shape their environment and create something meaningful. Although their ideals aim high, they go about achieving their goals with fun and positive energy. Life is a game for them, and they want to be at the center of it!
To understand a Leo Ascendant, one needs to look at their ruler - the Sun, the center of the solar system. The Sun shines brightly on all life, and without the Sun, there would be no life. It makes things happy, literally, giving humans vitamin D, and helps plants and life grow. That is why Leo rules children, like the Sun, it brings things to life, through creation .
In Greek mythology, the Sun was Apollo, one of Zeus' greatest and favorite children, the god of music, healing, and more. Apollo was a very beloved god that did good. Leo is a masculine Fire sign that is of the Fixed modality.
Leo Ascendant Motto and Looks
You may think the motto for a Leo Ascendant is "I am the center of the Universe," but it is not. Leo's true motto is "I create ," for a Leo AC's life purpose is to create, whether it be a family of many children, a massive work project, or a new idea in the world. Without the ability to create, a Leo Ascendant shrivels up inside.
A Leo Ascendant almost always has long, wild hair . The females often have natural red or fake red hair - they like to put a brilliant red shine in their hair. Their nails are often long and painted red. They are often in good shape (as they love exercise - they need to look good for others and themselves), and they wear the colors of fire - red, orange, yellow, blue, purple, white, and black.
Leo Ascendant Qualities - The Good
Much like Leo Suns, Leo Ascendants live their lives in the moment and look to enjoy life to the fullest. For them, there is no room or need for self-doubt. Those who have the time to get to know them realize that they can be the kindest, most loving, and generous people . At their heart, Leo Ascendants are gentle kittens and have difficulty accepting or hearing criticism or harmful advice; it hurts them too much.
Leo Risings can excite and win over others with their visions of future possibilities and true grand ideas with enthusiasm, warmth, and a positive attitude toward life. They have the skill to motivate and lead with their self-confident charisma and are particularly well suited for leadership roles at work. They like to hold the reins in their hands by taking the lead in life.
For the Leo Ascendant, being open to learning new things is a means to interacting with new people. They adapt well because they aren't much for adhering to old ways.
Leo Ascendant Qualities - The Bad
From the outside, they can be perceived as arrogant and self-centered , as if the world must revolve around them. They can also be narcissistic at times because they often put their needs first at the exclusion of others' needs or wants. They can be very direct and hurt others with their words without caring about any damage caused.
Leo Descendant - Aquarius
The Descendant of the Leo AC is Aquarius . This polarity helps keep Leo's egoism in check. Over time, this can help them become less self-focused and experience a greater sense of community.
Leo rules the fifth house of children, creativity, and fun! Aquarius rules the 11th house of society and others. These people often attract others with exceptionally high ideals and can create exceptional things with others. This 5th house/11th house balance helps them navigate life easily, attracting many friends and becoming very popular!
Leo Ascendant Positive Traits
They are self-confident, creative, independent, optimistic, heroic, kind-hearted, generous, loyal, honest, distinguished, characterful, and most importantly, dignified .
Leo Ascendant Negative Traits
They are boastful, vain, domineering, self-sufficient, pleasure-seeking, wasteful, in need of validity, arrogant, like to be the center of attention, and love admiration and praise from others. Recognition is their motivation .
Famous Leo Ascendant Celebrities
The list of famous Leo Risings includes action star Arnold Schwarzenegger, singer Justin Timberlake, hip-hop star and multi-Grammy award winner Drake, and the late, great, gorgeous actress and original blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe .
Strengthen of Rising Sign Leo
Self-confident, creative, independent, optimistic, kind-hearted, benevolent, generous, faithful, honest, dynamic, enthusiastic and active.
Weaknesses of Rising Sign Leo
Bouncing, vain, insolent, domineering, autocratic, pleasure-seeking, prodigal, egocentric, arrogant, fond of being the leader and likes to be praised.
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