Libra Rising Sign: All about the Libra Ascendant

A Libra Rising, or the Libra Ascendant, in your chart means you are a true lover of beauty.

All about Libra Rising/The Libra Ascendant

You’re the picture of elegance, floating through the world with the grace of a runway model, ballet danseur and socialite rolled into one. And wow, do you look good doing it!

Are you a Libra 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 Libra Rising/The Libra Ascendant

Libra is a free-flowing air sign, governed by glow-up goddess Venus. This aesthetically oriented ascendant makes you a true lover of beauty. You may express it through art, music or dance—or create a feast for the eyes with your keen, sartorial fashion sense. Or both! You have excellent taste. Expensive too. You’ve never met a fine bottle of wine, soft-spun silk or luxury bedding set that you didn’t like.

Libra is symbolized by the Scales, so maintaining balance is a lifelong quest. Focus too heavily on external appearances and you risk reading as superficial or vain. With your exquisite appetite, you can overdo it on the shopping. The one-of-a-kind designer French sofa may scream “royale,” but it could end up being a royal pain-in-the-a** to pay off! 

On the subject of balance, this ascendant may bless you with symmetrical features, the kind that photograph like a dream. On camera or off, you’re a captivating sight to behold! Classically beautiful features like dimples, kissable lips and long, elegant fingers can be hallmarks of this rising sing. Since Libra also rules the lower back, you fill a pair of jeans like nobody’s business. Look out now!

Libra Rising is about harmony

When life starts feeling flat, lean in to the justice-focused side of your ascendant. Not only are you principled, but your diplomatic nature makes you a natural bridge-builder. This ascendant gives you the rare ability to bring together warring factions or open people’s eyes to inequities around race and gender. 

Even as an activist, peace, love, and harmony” is your M.O. Many people born with Libra rising are avid animal-lovers with pets as companions; you may have become a vegetarian at a young age. 

Speaking of companionship, Libra is the partnership sign of the zodiac. You’re happiest when surrounded by others, whether a close BFF or a romantic partner who you share your life with. Loneliness is a real fear for you, but one worth confronting head-on. Cultivating a sense of independence is liberating for you. The trick is to sit with the emotions and let them wash over you like a wave. Before you know it, you’ll be picking up a book, choreographing a dance or watching a lecture from a legendary activist. Learn to love your own company and you’ll never be lonely again.

Celebrities and famous people with Libra Rising

Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Harry Styles, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, Idris Elba, Bill Clinton, John F. Kennedy, Kate Winslet, Zoë Kravitz, Tom Brady, Isaac Newton, Mahatma Gandhi, Geena Davis, Quincy Jones, Barbara Walters, Katie Couric, Harper Lee, Eddie Van Halen, Venus Williams, Maisie Williams

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