Leo Rising Sign: All about the Leo Ascendant

A Leo Rising, or the Leo Ascendant, in your chart means you’ve got presence!

All about Leo Rising/The Leo Ascendant

There’s no missing you when you step into the room. Whether you’re brooding or bouncing off the walls with excitement, you externalize your current mood.

Are you a Leo Rising?

Use our cosmic calculator to discover what zodiac sign the ascendant was in when you were born if you’re unsure. To accurately determine your ascendant, you will need to know your birth time. The rising sign or the ascendant is always “in” your first house—in fact it’s the very first degree or the beginning cusp, found at the 9 o’clock point on every chart. Don’t have your birth certificate? If you were born in the United States, you can write to the Office of Vital Records in your birth state for a copy.

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The ascendant changes zodiac signs about every two hours. Since the sun rises and sets at different times depending on the season, a person born at 10:00 a.m. in April would have a vastly different ascendant than someone born at 10:00 a.m. in November. Fun fact: If you were born at sunrise (or within two hours of it), your ascendant will likely be the same sign as your Sun sign (e.g., Taurus with a Taurus rising—or a “double Taurus”).

Traits of Leo Rising/The Leo Ascendant

Much like this sign’s ruler, the all-powerful Sun, you are the biggest and brightest star in the galaxy. There’s no missing you when you step into the room. Whether you’re brooding or bouncing off the walls with excitement, you externalize your current mood.

Which is why, more than most other rising signs, you need to be mindful of the vibe you’re carrying. Since Leo is a fire sign, you don’t just shift energy. Your flames fan out, touching everyone with their heat. This can warm hearts or scorch souls; the choice is yours.  

You carry yourself with a proud swagger and may have a tall-and-straight posture. Just like a lion wears its mane, you may rock longer locks or a chic, cropped coiffure. Because Leo rules the spine, you may need regular bodywork or chiropractic adjustments to maintain your back health. Salon treatments and scalp massages can be “healing” for a Leo risings. There’s nothing you hate more than blending in. When shopping, you’re on the hunt for outfits that are flamboyant, colorful and trendsetting.

Leo Rising is a born leader

With this regal ascendant, you’re a born leader. Simba from The Lion King couldn’t have sung it better with “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King,” a true musical ode to the power you possess. Yet there’s a lot required to become a true commander-in-chief, and underestimating the level of responsibility involved can get you in over your head. Ironically, although you love to be in charge, you can have a hard time with authority. If people fence you in or boss you around, they’d better prepare for your angry roar!You also have a fierce competitive streak and struggle with not being the best at whatever you do.

To remedy this, carve out your own niche, whether that’s in a corporate environment or on a Broadway stage. Speaking of which, you know how to put on a show and deliver a winning performance! Kids love your playful nature, because you are so in touch with your youthful spirit. Leo risings often attract famous friends or become famous yourself!

You’re a born romantic who dreams of the fairy tale scenario. In love, you fall hard and fast, which can lead to a storied past. But with each heartbreak, you bounce back stronger, searching for the dream partner who deserves a place on the adjacent throne.

Celebrities and famous people with Leo Rising

Reese Witherspoon, Kirsten Dunst, Betty White, Meryl Streep, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Nick Jonas, Glenn Close, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, Sting, Tina Fey, Fanny Brice, Robert Downey Jr., Henri Matisse, Frida Kahlo, Marilyn Monroe, Drake, Heidi Klum, Lucy Hale, Shaun White, Pippa Middleton, Selena Gomez

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