Congratulations! If you have Libra Rising, you’ve just won the Rising Sign lottery! This is the “best” Rising Sign of all in terms of ease and sociability. Someone with Libra Rising always gets their foot in the door based on their charm and diplomacy.
That’s the fun part. But you’re here to learn and serve as well as the rest of us and for that you must learn about your magic with mirrors.
First of all, your Soul Mates… in ancient astrology, they went much more by Rising Signs. Others with the same Rising Sign constituted your cohort or traveling companions in life.
Those with Libra Rising include Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Leonardo DiCaprio, Britney Spears, Adolf Hitler, Jennifer Aniston, John F. Kennedy, Pope John Paul II, Sir Isaac Newton, Harrison Ford, Charles de Gaulle, Bill Clinton, Frank Sinatra, Kate Winslet, Jon Bon Jovi, Roman Polanski, Sarah Palin, John McCain, Cat Stevens, Omar Sharif, Denzel Washington, Jeffrey Dahmer, Yoko Ono, Paula Abdul, Ingmar Bergman, Eric Clapton, van Leeuwenhoek, Stavros Niarchos, Rod Stewart, Gurdjieff, John McEnroe, Neil Diamond, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jacques Cousteau, Barry Gibb, Colette, Jean Harlow, Rudolph Valentino and Elvis Presley.
What matters to Libra Rising is this. Libra is the first sign in the archetypal horoscope to experience the end of personal hope, aspiration, drive, ambition and achievement – the natural ending as the circle turns — and the first to embrace the beginning of a realization that we are here to do more than express ourselves. We are more than the thrust of ego. We are here to love and there are a lot of us. Libra Rising always takes the other person into consideration and as a matter of fact cannot act from ego at all, which is often mistaken, even by the person with the Libra Ascendant, for laziness or weakness.
Your Ascendant tells you what experiences in life to choose in order to grow. Choose opportunities that permit you to give impersonally without expectation of return. Give because it makes you feel like a million dollars to give and you are the only ones in the zodiac who really get that thrill! At your best, give in the Venutian way. Venus is your ruler and you know the secret: Love is an extended act of kindness, not an emotion or need. Your greatest gift of all is to give the person himself or herself. This is done by forsaking the urge to “win friends and influence people” – by, basically, telling them what they want to hear. Instead, hold up an accurate mirror as only you can. Gift the person with the opportunity of seeing themselves as they really are – and (win-win) you get to be the way you really are, too. As you read this, are you beginning to understand that the charisma of giant supernovas like film star Jean Harlow, President John Kennedy and four performers who held whole generations in thrall — Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Michael Jackson and Britney Spears — is based on something far more than their talents per se?
If used negatively, Libra Rising can become an empty vortex of energy circling around the egos of others to which he or she is unconsciously trying to give expression. You can be all things to all other people and nothing at all. Hitler is a good example and in this context you might say that Jeffrey Dahmer tried to fill up by eating other people.
It’s critical to Libra Rising to understand the difference between balance and flow, opposites versus truth which is whole, originality versus composition, placation and complacency versus intimacy.
Depending on the sign and house of your Sun, you must pull these positive experiences towards you in order to grow. Look for aesthetic and artistic opportunities that allow you to uniquely express your understanding of the inherent nature of reality which flows on the river of love. Love others enough to be real rather than charming and superficial. Be accountable, not a sycophant.
When centered and in touch, Libra Rising understands the results of man’s selfishness to man and is here to address that with intelligence. A conscious Libra fully embodies the Golden Rule.
Your Rising Sign also describes your physical appearance. Libra Rising is often characterized by symmetry and beauty. The face is oval and features balanced. The Libra Ascendant exudes social poise and congeniality. I have often thought Sir Isaac Newton must be the most beautiful man that ever lived.