Ascendant in Libra
Libra Rising is pleasant and nice to be around… charisma is their middle name. They attract people to them easily. With their charming demeanor and gentle take on life, you’d think their relationships would be smooth sailing. This isn’t always the case. Many times, Libra Ascendant will have many problems in their personal relationships. Despite this, they don’t like to be alone. They really don’t know what to do with themselves if their partner isn’t with them. They often will do anything to preserve a relationship, because not only do they not want to be alone, they don’t like conflict. At the same time, in times of crisis, Libra Rising will meet the challenge and then some.
Libra Ascendant usually looks good. They know the best way to walk, dress their hair, and what colors suit them best. They like physical comfort, personal luxuries and anything that is pleasing to the senses. This ascendant can be very persuasive, preferring to use a “soft sell” when they want to influence others rather than a heavy hand. They have a tendency to pass blame when they can so they can keep up the image of being nice. They make wonderful mediators and are very accommodating. This rule applies to almost everything which means that you will appreciate architecture that is symmetrical, paintings which are in perspective and well balanced, music that is harmonious rather than discordant, landscapes which are soft and mellow instead of harsh and stark, clothes which balance and complement your looks and personality, and so on. Your immediate surroundings, and in fact your total environment, influences you greatly, and you will not be happy unless it is harmonious and elegant. Therefore, your home will always be tastefully decorated to suit your particular taste, and you will spare no expense when you see something ‘special’ which appeals to you. Your artistic and creative ability should never be neglected. You have a talent for such fields of endeavor as painting, interior decorating, jewelry, flower-arranging and other types of floral art, music, sculpture and creative design.
Even in your thinking and planning, you will usually take time to balance things out in your mind, weighing one aspect against another and taking a good look at both sides of any I situation. For this reason you appear to be indecisive to those people who make snap I decisions. They may lose patience with you, especially if you procrastinate, as you so often I do, when you are not satisfied with the balance and relationship of all the factors involved. Because of this tendency to procrastinate, many of your talents will probably lie dormant, and most of your good ideas will never be put into practice.
You are a very tactful person. Because serenity, peace and harmony are so all-important to your well-being, you will never deliberately do anything to ‘stir the pot’ and cause trouble. You absolutely abhor any type of discord, tension or friction in the home or the workplace and especially in any close personal relationships. Consequently, you will run a mile from an argument. You will even be willing to tell a little white lie if you think it will avoid a confrontation. You are supreme when it comes to diplomacy. You are a brilliant strategist, which means that after deciding on a particular goal you wish to achieve, you then select the person you consider will be most able to assist you, after which you manipulate that person into doing exactly what you want. You have oodles of natural charm, and this position of Libra frequently indicates a beautiful woman or a handsome man, so almost inevitably, you will be attractive to other people.
For those born with Libra rising, life is experienced as a constant series of choices. Thus, deliberation and carefully chosen action become your hallmarks, as you consider everything from the various points of view involved. Libra is an air sign, concerned with fairness, equality and right human relationships. Thus, you are likely to feel the need to be objective and fair in all your dealings, which may be somewhat crippling if a decision or resolution cannot be reached. Reflective judgment is the key note here, for your quest is to find the right principle in a given situation, and then commit to it- maintaining your position as one who upholds the Law, without changing your mind.
The tendency to change your mind is ever-present, and may lead to vacillation, indecisiveness and a tendency to fence-sit if the appropriate mode of action cannot be chosen. Often, your desire to be liked, and a willingness to please others through how you conduct yourself can lead you to “people-please”, rather than commit to what is right or fair. In order to guard against this potential, a reliable, fair and objective system of values needs to be established- you would do well to think about principles like the Law, which govern and guide activity.
Coupled with this objectivity is the need to become aware of any intrinsic desire to avoid decisiveness in order to be liked, for this will lead to others experiencing you as a fickle, and somehow opportunistic personality, rather than the finely balanced, fair-minded individual that you truly are. You may be easily imposed upon by others because of your tendency to avoid openly displaying what you really want. You yourself are likely to feel rather frustrated by this inability to choose, until you take a closer look, and admit what your true motives are. Are you seeking approval by avoiding action? Do you know what the right path is, but are not sure you should say so in case someone else disagrees?
A balance must be found between the masculine and feminine principles of the psyche, between activity and passivity, head and heart, intuition and logic. Negotiating conflict through charm and objectivity is your forte, yet you might tend to avoid confrontation at all costs. You need the energy of competition to know where you stand. When you find these points of balance, you are able to express the grace, poise and beauty which are also characteristic of this sign. Thus, you can appear as very pleasing to others and willing to compromise (which you are), but can also be exceedingly principled when a decision is made, once you have decided on what you want.
The search for the perfect system, relationship or ideal often leads you into many areas of interest and exploration. Your natural inquisitiveness can lead to many diverse experiences. This is a mental sign after all, so research is a key theme. The arena of relationship is a major concern, and you will get the best from this search when you learn to define who you are, and what you need first, and then compromise to make things agreeable. This is the sign of partnerships, and you may feel that you need to be partnered to be able to project yourself fully. Through relationships, you are likely to learn to assert yourself, to adjust to others, and to stand up for the principles which you believe are fair.
Symmetry, proportion and balance are also important principles, and you are likely to prefer to be in harmonious, refined and graceful environments. You are likely to need to be surrounded by beautiful and symmetrical things and will function best in an organized and aesthetic environment. This is important for mental balance. You are likely to be quite refined, with a sense of fashion, style and taste that is often innate. Sometimes, those with Libra rising are very concerned with the projection of a stylish and aesthetic appearance, and so, may be very fashion conscious.
You are also probably known for your listening and negotiation skills, and may be known to give very good advice. This is the sign of wise counsel, and your ability to make a detached assessment is likely to be valued by others. You may be somewhat lazy, or inclined to the easy path in life until you know exactly what you want. Then you will focus yourself, often when you have a partner in mind. You may also be very domesticated, with a highly refined sense of quality in the domestic environment.
Libra Rising is attracted to those who are competent and active. They may argue a lot or compete with their partners until they learn it is okay to just be themselves. They can appear learned, even if they are not. Libra Ascendant is usually a fan of art, music and literature. They may have their own creative and artistic talents as well that reach beyond their appearance. Even though they are friendly, they may appear emotionally detached and shallow. If they sense an imbalance around them, they can get upset, demanding and even bossy until they feel all is in balance again.
Libra Ascendant is usually polite. Some may see them as insincere, but that isn’t necessarily true. They feel most comfortable when they can grease the wheels to balance and harmony. Libra Rising is romantic and gracious. It is difficult to say no to this ascendant.
On the negative side, Libra Ascendant can be antisocial, rude or shy. They may be vain and obsessed with remaining young no matter the cost. They may be terribly indecisive. They may be stronger than you think. They may come across as soft, but behind that silky exterior is a will of iron. They are good at getting their own way through diplomacy.
Libra Rising is a social butterfly, and they have many friends and acquaintances. For all this, they can’t help but see themselves through the eyes of others. This causes them undue amounts of worry that they don’t come across at their best at all times. At the same time, Libra Rising has an amazing ability to reflect others back at themselves. They have a tendency to try to be all things to all people, which can make some people wonder if they have an opinion to call their own.