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Fashion of the Rising Signs: Leo

Today we are going to discuss the appearance and style of Leo.  Out of all the rising signs Leo is usually easy to spot.  As always I will be giving celebrity examples that fit the Leo “look”; this doesn’t mean they have their ascended in the sign of Leo.  We will discuss facial and physical features, fashion and behavior. These are based on my observations ions and guessing games. Of course each person is unique and ALL placements in your natal chart play a part in how you look!

Let’s start with some characteristic facial features:

The faces are usually wide with a chin that is square or rounded but seems to be a little short. The structure gives that impression of strength and is usually flat and not very sharp.  The forehead tends not to be high, with rounded corners. The most noticeable parts are the cat-like eyes: not big but elongated and shiny. The nose is usually small, short and very cute with a flat bridge and the tip is wider with a nice round bump. You can also notice how other than the tip the nose tends to flatness. Eye color tends to be more light then dark- usually a mix of colors such as hazel or green.

“typical” Leo faces, Sun in Cancer and Leo rising Selena Gomez and Virgo Claudia Schiffer and Jeniffer Lawrence of course. oh and Johnyy Depp is a Leo rising if I ever saw one- just look at that face shape. jhonny-depp-leo

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They have beautiful thick eyelashes that frame those gorgeous eyes.  The mouth is usually the widest t part of the face and the teeth gorgeous. Leo faces are very appealing and are considered sexy- as they combine cuteness with something a bit feral.

The most famous characteristic is the mane of hair; it is funny but tends to be true. Leo beauties have strong, thick and shiny hair which they style in a way that makes it grab attention.  It tends to be parted to the side, have bangs or sit high up like a crown. Hair color even if dark tends to be warm and lean towards golden tones.

The Leo body is not very tall and wider rather than elongated. Leo They tends to have wide shoulders and strong muscles. This rising sign is usually athletic and that shows.  If not for their active nature, they can have a bit of baby fat and rounded edges.  The legs and arms are large, the neck not very long. I should mention that all this applies to Leo rising males as well although frankly, suite and balck sun glasses are not so intresting to show. Only know that they KNOW how to wear a suite.

Leo looks good for several reasons (other than being beautiful): They have good strong body posture and always they carry themselves with dignity.  They also appear confident not just because of the way they sit or stand but due to their hand gestures and the way they hold their head. There is something regel, calm a bit lazy but always self-contained about their body language.  They don’t wave around with their hands in nervous gestures or jump around – they let you come to them. Notice that they also don’t turn their head more than they have to.

Now to some Leo fashion: Leo doesn’t wear baggy clothes. They just don’t. The clothes have to fit and often times they are tight. They choose clothes which they consider classy- something that isn’t always the new trend but makes them feel best dressed. They like to wear fabrics with some sheen and texture to it and love adding jewelry, bags, and ties- anything for a bit more shine. Some would wear “strange” new trends if it makes them feel good but most start off with classic and end up stealing the spot light.  From all the rising signs Leo is most likely to wear gold. Yes this statement is true. They will wear black- because really what they prefer is dramatic color. Noticeable, are the shapes they choose- they don’t mind dramatic big shapes or very tight fits, they are fearless. At heart they are romantics so big frills, long glamorous dresses and geometrical designs are all a great fit. I should mention Andy Warhol was a Leo with a Leo rising- that gives you some clues.  They are cool. Leo is creative, artistic, romantic and warm and that is obvious in their fashion choices.

Now, are you ready for some super Leo clothes? You may need sun glasses for this one . freddie beyonce-leo

Freddie and Beyonce, two famous Leo risings.

I would only like to add that Leo rising tend to be warm and supportive people. They see the world as their stage and are more than willing to have you there with them. They have tremendous creative drive, passion and child-like playfulness. They respect themselves and as a result they respect you.  They have a big heart and a hot temper but they don’t judge. Leo just wants to shine and fill the world with the light of their personality. As long as Leo has that- they behave. If circumstances take away from their light and warmth they turn to anger and depression. Leo rising must not repress their drive and passion- the world is better when they share the full force of who they are.

 

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Virgo Rising: The Maze

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.  / We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers  – Kurt Cobain, Virgo rising.

A Vigo rising is a bit of a contradiction, today I want to talk about the troubles these folks face- as well as the strengths of their character. The ascendant is often described as a mask- it is not who you really are.  Is that really so? If you think about it- a mask is still something you chose to wear- it is still a part of who you are.  By choice I do not mean you chose to behave like your rising, rather you identify with it. For example, our taste in food, music, fashion and friends all compose our self-image.  

What is the self-image of the Virgo rising?

Virgo rising people are used to being the responsible one, they are familiar with people turning towards them when things need to get done or a question needs to be answered.

Unlike an Aries rising they are not “the wild one” or at least not when growing up- but we will get to that a bit later. You can recognize a Virgo rising person if you meet them and the first thing they do is ask you a question. The Gemini may ask you something to start a conversation but the Virgo will ask you something like: “would you like some water?” they will then run into the kitchen and bring you something. They will not do it like the Libra rising, with a smile and lots of charm- they will always do things without taking the limelight and probably without making a big deal out of it. This is why people tend to view them as reliable and responsible.

Really what the Virgo rising wants and does is only one thing: gathering information. It is their curse and their gift. They may be doing something with you or for you but their mind is always in one place- wanting to know.  Knowing for them is the way their mind works- they always need more information and once they have it they make sure to gather more details – in every situation. The Virgo rising is truly amazing when it comes to what they know- which is a lot- the only problem is they don’t  filter the information at all. It is truly hard for them to figure out what is important and what is useless and so they end up with a messy mind. Worse, they end up obsessed and stressed out and unable to organize their mind.

It is their curse and their gift. They may be doing something with you or for you but their mind is always in one place- wanting to know.  Knowing for them is the way their mind works- they always need more information and once they have it they make sure to gather more details – in every situation. The Virgo rising is truly amazing when it comes to what they know- which is a lot- the only problem is they don’t  filter the information at all. It is truly hard for them to figure out what is important and what is useless and so they end up with a messy mind. Worse, they end up obsessed and stressed out and unable to organize their mind.

I believe it is a misconception to think of Virgo as the clean, organized person- the usual description of Virgo qualities is really a description of who they want to be.The Virgo rising wants to be the perfect person, perfection can mean a lot of different things for a lot of different people.

Usually these are the people who strive to reach that image, and guess what? They really do care what you think of them.  They care because they don’t realize that other people are not necessarily putting them under scrutiny all the time- it is they who are so hard on themselves. They really do need to learn to turn that negative record in their brain: “I’m not good enough; I wish I was better looking, I could do this job better”.

The Virgo rising is rarely relaxed- they are always busy on the inside- trying to learn, analyze or criticize the new information.  They don’t show how tired that makes them feel- usually you know something is wrong if they take a sick day or stop asking questions. This rising sign is an introverted one- they do need time alone to relax and unwind.  More importantly they need time to figure out what matters to them and what is just a response towards the stimulation of the world.

They are not repressed emotionally like the Virgo Moon person- but they are unable to stop their mind from racing. The best way to deal with this is to use their genius ability for the sake of others- if they do research of some sort for a goal that someone else needs, their mind is able to let some of the information go. They should also try and learn about meditation or anything else that relaxes and stops their mind from working.

Another thing they should learn (a very Virgo word) is to organize their life better so that they don’t get stuck on all the details. Instead of having to remember where they put their phone or keys of what bills they need to pay- they are better of turning to work that serves them.

Regardless of all that is going on within the mind of a Virgo rising (it is a very interesting mind), they will appear to have it together- they look like they know where they are going. A Virgo rising can be recognized by the following things:  Their eyes are very penetrating and moving from one thing to the next- their gaze is not steady but it is smart. They just look like smart people- it can be all kinds of smart: street smart, student smart, life smart. Similarly to the Gemini there is an element of clever mischief in their gaze as well.  When they let their hair down they tend to be the quirkiest and funniest people. The sense of humor can be a bit sharp but the lines are delivered in such a gentle way you may have missed the joke!  The sound of their voice is almost always quiet and the timber soft.  They appear to be in control of their bodies- their shoulders, back the tilt of the head and they just seem to know where their hands are at. This may make them seem a bit artificial and maybe snobby- to some signs.

In truth Virgo rising just want to appear perfect and they are worried you might judge them, so they try very hard to control themselves. This is a bit unfortunate because when they don’t focus on their own mind and perceptions of the world- they are able to shine with how clever, funny and perfect they are. That is the irony- they are more perfect than most people, as they put so much time and effort into what they do. They just happen not to be perfect at everything – and their biggest flaw in their inability to forgive themselves and others for their flaws.

Now let’s talk about their wild side. They do have one- in fact, the Virgo rising is the person most likely to do crazy things- when they let go.  Remember they are curious people? So that interest may be turned towards less savory things at times. In addition to the interest to know more- it is good to know their shadow side is Pisces- the big dreamer, the escapist. When your shadow side is Neptune- running away from problems is an issue.  The symptoms of these issues can be using drugs, alcohol or sex to run away. It can be a running away into their maze-like mind, into the obsessive thoughts that keep playing.

The same shadow side is also the answer- they are secretly an idealist and they can turn their wish for perfection towards fixing the world- and themselves.  If the problem is in their mind- the answer is both in the Pisces shadow but also out there- in the actual world.

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At the end of the day, Virgo is a sensual sign and their personal growth can only happen through true and real, honest interaction with the “real” world.  Not the world of ideas, thoughts, memories and information- no. The actual world of the present- where they let themselves be flawed and walk outside into the light- being who they really are- honest about their identity without trying to conform to an ideal.  When they reach that point in their growth- they are beautiful. Shining with their deep insight into everything and most of all- in their ability to see that everything is nothing- and only the now matters.

Fashion of the Rising Signs: Style me Scorpio

As you know, your rising rules your appearance, mannerisms, hand gestures and how others see you. The Chart as a whole can say a lot about how you look: A Pluto in the first house? Magnetic eyes, Jupiter? Makes you fat, Mercury? You look ten years younger than your age. Any aspects to the rising will have an effect as well. Venus and Neptune rule your fashion and sense of beauty, and yet it’s the rising sign that matters. Over the years I practiced enough to be able to guess peoples sign from how they look, move and dress. So today let’s talk fashion and appearance!

I am going to start with Scorpio, why? It’s just an easy one to spot. Scorpio rising people are the ones that enter a room and your head turns. They don’t have perfect faces like Libra rising has, nor are they as glamorous as the Leo’s or unique like the Sags. But they have this something that makes them magnetic, interesting and hard to ignore. The Scorpio rising gives a person otherwise light hearted in personality- an intense gaze, slightly hooded eyes and usually not straight nose. The face is not a smiling face but a more like this (not that they don’t smile but even when they do i’ts still a sharp look) Like Beyonce who is a Virgo/Scorpio rising wiht a Scorpio Moon:

Beyonce-IASF-beyonce-32700249-1280-960There is also something sharp about the mouth area not unlike the Cancer rising mouth and they tend to have strong bodies. The body pose is fierce but in a quite way and the movements are also under the radar. They seem composed but can suddenly erupt in a faster movement and surprise you. The most obvious characteristic is that they are SEXY- it’s all in the hypnotic eyes and the energy around them. The eyebrows are also strong and sharp and rarely thin.I find that the eye+ eyebrow area is the best one to recognize this rising and it looks something like this: Men usually have this nose eyebrows thing going on like Tom cruise who is a Cancer/Scorpio rising:

Tom Cruise Venessa Paradis is known to be sexy even though she has the most pretty not perfect teeth out there.Anyway she sych a Scorpio rising: notice the eyes,teeth and beauty that can not be explained (maybe she is just French)

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As far as fashion goes it can go a little rock n’ roll crazy like adam ant who is also a Solar Scorpio. You can expect the rebel look form this rising but not always.

adamAfter all the dark red lipstick was invented my the scorpio rising similiar to the Aries rising- the style is blod and sexy. Like this lady: Dita Von Teese who is also a Libra and a burlesque dancer, model, costume designer. She had the perfect rising for a Venusian type of person that uses her own beauty and artistic talent to make money (Venus loves money). Her style is moe a Libra style of vintage clothes but the way it shows her body and the history of it? all Scorpio.
DVonTeese_GL_16nov09_pa_b_592x888Anyway. the real Scorpio rising style is that of Mars- they dress up to go to war. War with who? well everone who would dare to hurt them. This rising knows how to dress up in order to win (Beyonce anyone?) and they are fearless about wearing nothing or anything. They also don’t care about what they wear that much they just know how to use it. Also they do look creep as hell at times and even more so if they have Pluto in the first house. Th strange thing is that like most scorpio people they can look very gentle but for the eyes that tell the real story.

Scorpio rising invented: Leather jackets, red lips, leather anything, black lace, metal chockers and rings and also this:

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In general they look like the vampire: They look aloof, hard to approach, pale not matter the skin color, sharp bone structure, amazing eyes and noses with character. They tend to look like a vampire because they enjoy that look and how it affects the people around them. Those who choose a more simple fashion still tend to have something otherworldly about them. It can repel and attract people- but either way they don’t care what you think.

Libra Rising: Be My Mirror

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Libra rising is my sign,we are the charmers so traditional astrology would tell you. Libra here makes a person a walking contradiction. We care so much about beauty and harmony that we work a great deal at creating it in a artificial manner. In other words we are walking photoshoppers in real life.

A Libra rising person is attractive and charming in social situations in a group or a setting that requires following a set of behaviors. we don’t present ourselves as well in big crowds or aggressive vulgar situations. People see the Libra as someone that has got it all together,charming and attractive. Behind all this beauty and charm is one big mess that is the personal life of this Libra rising. The reason for this is that we tend to mask out own issues instead of dealing with them by sharing them with others. We don’t want to disappoint all this people that think we are son nice and wonderful by sharing the less charming truth-that we are human and that we too have problems. Instead a Libra Rising person may spend hours dressing up instead of dealing with the issues or even worse-helping someone else. Though so much energy is spent on being attractive and liked,all in a soft manner. We do disappoint others! When they suddenly find out the person behind the mask they may call you mean or even evil. not because your are but because how you present yourself is so far from who you are underneath. Its the Scorpios that bother to dig in deeper and find out this sad truth. what is this truth? That this beautiful kind person that has been smiling all day and giving them good advice has a huge mountain of issues in their own personal life. Libra rising has some wonderful strengths that are also their weakness.

The talent to create harmony and peace in any environment to just resolve conflict so easily between people. Is both staggering and misleading,for it may seem effortless but in fact takes a great amount of energy and leaves the Libra rising person lonely and exhausted. No one forces us to do this of course,to be helpful and charming and to keep the balance. But we cant help it for we want to be good,since childhood this role had been one we learned to play to receive love and affection. We were taught we don’t deserve love if were bad,and only if we charm and warm up to the grown ups in our life we will be worth of love. Libra rising are amazing at seeing both sides of the coin in all situations in a complete detachment. An air sign they know how to be intellectual about it and that makes them great advisors and diplomats. We are open minded people that are not afraid of different opinions. And yet making a decision is very hard when you can see both sides,finding a balance is the only way to decide what to do for this rising sign. Libra here had a complicated relationship with people,we need them to see ourselves-like a mirror for out self image. other people are important so we can have out own opinions by balancing them in contrast to others. Alone we are confused and unhappy. For then we are forced to face our real selves that are far from he social butterfly that we can be with others. Inside this people are very shy and sensitive with less confidence then they show. That why friends that show this people that they are accepted even when not in ‘working charm mode”,are a treasure. And in return you will get advice that is truly fair and balanced. They will tell you the truth and in such a sweet manner you wont be offended. They need you to be who they are but they also get so tired and even ill if they find themselves in situations that require constant charming. They find an outlet by spending time alone or in  some creative endeavor. They are talented in masking and creating beauty and symmetry out of nothing. The kind of person that would rather make a room look clean then actually clean it,and it works. They have great fashion sense and attention to colors and textures. The style is elegant but unusually so ,but in good taste. Libra here loves the underdog and will fight for a good cause. But thats the only thing a Libra rising will fight with their apposite sign Aries creeping in. Thats why we have a terrible tendency to choose partners that are aggressive action takers that boss us around, until we become sick of it and are forced to develop the same skills they have-so we can have them stop pushing us around. But then the pattern usually leads to The Libra wanting to end the relationship now that the harmony is broken,its all less attractive. But unable to spend long without a partner they find a new one right away. The Libra rising is in a relationship or in between ones,rarely alone. In romance this sign is misleading,after all how can a beautiful kind person like them always end up broken hearted?  Libra Risings  have a strong intellectual side and secretly are smarter then they appear. The only way you for you to find out is be smart yourself when having a conversation with them. You will be shocked by the amount of knowledge behind these pretty eyes. But all this knowledge is there to be used to charm you! if your smart that is,other then that it left unused. After all they still need you to be their mirror. They may idealize you,making you feel so beautiful from the inside out. And its honest,they really do think your wonderful!Beware that you disappoint them though,finding out the world isn’t beautiful makes the Libra rising depressed. they may even feel its their own personal failure.

A Libra rising can be recognized by an air of peace around them,they will speak sweetly and move with elegance. For some reason most of them have a dimple or two and great face structure. The face is very symmetrical and the eyes beautiful.They dress with their own style and some interesting details. They are polite and don’t like bad language or lack of culture in others. They would always compliment you! and give you gifts. They have some artistic talent and probably a wide circle of friends and lovers. If your lucky to get to know them for real you may find a sharp minded person with wide knowledge and good advice. They can make you feel beautiful and would enjoy the process.

Famous people with this Ascendant:

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