The first house of your natal chart is also referred to as a rising sign or your Ascendant in astrology.

Your rising sign is the version of yourself that you present in social situations, or the manifestation of your inner and outer world. The zodiac sign that was positioned on the Ascendant at the time of your birth reveals the first impression you leave when others meet you.

The best way to find out your Ascendant sign is to know your exact time of birth. You can find your natal chart and rising sign for free here.

But what does it mean to have a Leo Ascendant or rising sign?

What It Means To Have A Leo Ascendant Sign

While the Sun spends 30 days or so in each zodiac sign, and the moon spends about 2.5 days in each zodiac sign, your rising or Ascendant sign indicates which zodiac sign was on the horizon at the exact time you were born.

So, because it’s so specific, if your birth time is off by even a few minutes, you could have a different rising sign than you thought. Everyone has an Ascendant sign, even if they don’t know what it is.

A Leo Ascendant sign means you are charged with extra positive personality traits — everything that makes a Leo, a Leo is magnified. And while a Leo Ascendant is a person who is ruled by the Sun, since that is Leo’s ruling planet, that doesn’t mean that your Sun sign will also be in Leo.

If you are born with a Leo Ascendant sign, your career sector may fall within Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn. A Leo Ascendant sign means that you work well with money, can be financially responsible, and are driven to lead.

Although a sign in Leo could lead you to think that this means you prefer to take risks, it’s actually untrue. Your zodiac sign has fixed energy, which means you need stability in your life.

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People born with an Ascendant sign in Leo attract Aquarius partners in marriage and in business.

An Ascendant sign in Leo means that you admire and respect individuals who are creative and try new things. You can’t be forced to do something you don’t believe in. A Leo Ascendant sign also means that your twelfth karmic house is in the zodiac sign of Cancer.

Your home life is a priority, and you will do whatever it takes to make it an enriching environment for yourself and others. Knowing that you have a Leo Ascendant sign can explain why you act the way you do.

So after looking online and providing all your details of your birth, you find yourself having a Leo Ascendant sign but you have no idea what that means. Well, there are specific personality traits associated with a Leo rising sign.

Leo Ascendant Personality Traits & Characteristics

1. Bold

Leo is ruled by the Sun, and having a rising sign in Leo means that you are naturally happy and confident. With a Leo rising sign, it makes you very self-aware and body-conscious, aware of others, and how you come across to people.

2. Alert

Leo rules the fifth solar house of astrology, which is about romance and enjoying life. This means you are always aware of your surroundings, which includes the people you’re with, the environment you are in, and how it affects your public image.

3. Exhibitionist

Leo is one of the fire signs, so there’s lots of energy and you love to please the crowd. Basically, anywhere you go is the stage and you are the only performer; the world’s a stage, even in a little cafe surrounded by strangers in town.

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4. Calculated

An Ascendant sign in Leo means you take calculated risks.

Leo is the opposite of Aquarius, which is about innovation. So, even though Leo is a fixed fire zodiac sign, there’s an element of danger that appeals to your personality, but not without weighing the risks first.

You aren’t likely to give in to making rash decisions. Rarely will someone see you throw a dramatic temper tantrum.

Even though you might come off as bossy when in charge, you prefer to remain calm at all times. This parallels your drive to commit along with idealism that keeps you out of trouble.

5. Courageous

Leo is represented by the archetype, the lion. As the lion of astrology, you were destined to lead. Leadership requires a level of bravery that is not found in other zodiac signs.

6. Protective

You are born to protect others and to seek out the best for your friends. You have a heart of love and nothing gets in your way when you make a decision.

7. Strong

Leo has a naturally strong body frame and hair that is thick and mane-like.

You have a strong physical constitution, and you pay attention to your personal appearance and mannerisms. You choose a style that carries a youthful glow and carries manners that show you are strong.

8. Young in spirit

No matter what age you are, you always are a kid at heart. Your friends love you for your fun-loving energy, your warmness, your generosity, and spirit.

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Isabell Tenorio is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, and relationships.

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