Being the center of attention is where they live to shine for those with an Ascendant in Leo. 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. For them, life is a game, and they want to be at the center of it!
Leo Ascendants, much like Leo Sun's, live their lives in the moment and look to enjoy life to the fullest. For then, there is no room or no need for self-doubt. They are perceived as arrogant and self-centered from the outside as if the world must revolve around them. But those who have the time to get to know them can be the kindest and most loving 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 ascendants can excite and win over others with their visions of future possibilities and true grand ideas with enthusiasm, warmth, and a positive attitude towards life. They have the skill to motivate and lead with their self-confident charisma, and they are particularly well suited for leadership positions at work. They like to hold the reins in their hands by taking the lead in life.
Strengths of the Leo Ascendant
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 the proper convention.
The Descendant of the Leo Ascendant 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.
They are self-confident, creative, independent, optimistic, heroic, kind-hearted, generous, loyal, honest, distinguished, characterful, and most importantly, dignified.
Weaknesses of the Leo ascendant
They are boastful, vain, arrogant, domineering, self-sufficient, pleasure-seeking, wasteful, in need of validity, arrogant, they like to be the center of attention, and love admiration and praise from others. Recognition is their motivation.