Leo Rising


The person with Leo rising is likely to be incredibly well organized, but also rather bossy or even pompous. The desire to succeed is very strong in those with this placing, but this can lead to the stifling of all other interests in favour of the career. Those with a Leo Ascendant are very concerned with status, and will want to work always to enhance the standing of themselves and their loved ones, although material success in its own right is less important to them than the kudos that goes with it.

    The Leo rising expression of energy is found in the seeking of pleasure, and you proudly project yourself into the world. For some, this projection is almost regal, as they desire to be in control of their environment. You radiate warmth to those who show you appreciation. As a friend you are worth your weight in pure gold. Your idealism and romanticism comes through very strongly here. Blessed is the person who has a Leonine friend. However, if life is subject to excessive snubbing and an ignoble existence, most of Leo's natural traits will evaporate.

Energy from Leo

Not only does it come naturally for Leo risings to bestow good turns on their friends, but with each favor the Leo rising enjoys gaining advantage. They are not above taking an "I told you so" attitude. Find them a citadel to conquer or a worthy enemy to destroy and they will, gladly. Leo rising is a conqueror. Triumph is their middle name, failure their mortal foe. Their innate sense of preeminence is comforting. Remember that with all their apparent panache and pride, Leo rising was once just a kitten.


Although outgoing, spontaneous, warm-hearted and straight forward, the tragic flaw in a Leo rising is gullibility. They are too trusting and generous to people they like and love. They are inclined to treat those close to them as if they were perfect beings incapable of wrongdoing. Because no one lives up to these expectations, Leo rising is often devestatingly disappointed.

     Leo placements are also spendthrifts. Money, come by without too much struggle, eats away at the bottoms of their pockets. Then, once it's all spent on what was deemed "important and essential," they complain bitterly. "Where is my money? My lovely money..."