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Keys to Your External Self: LIBRA Rising and Decans

by Elbert Wade, PMAFA - Professional Certified Consultant Astrologer
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The rising sign or ascendant (the external self) is second in importance only to the Sun-Sign (the inner self). For most people who know you less than intimately, it may be the determining factor as they see, identify, and know you. It also influences how you view, act, and react to others and the environment. While your Sun-Sign is determined by your birth date (and in some border-line cases the time), the rising sign (ascendant) must be calculated for the exact birth time and place. Theoretically, the rising sign advances one degree (of 360 degrees of a full circle -- a 24-hour day) every four minutes, meaning each 30-degree sign takes about two hours to move upward -- due to counterclockwise axial rotation of planet earth -- across the ascendant point: the eastern horizon. Definition: decan (decanate) -- a ten-degree distance (division or portion) of a sign; each zodiac sign has three decans, which collectively equal thirty degrees. First decan (any sign) is 00.00 to 9.59.59 - second decan is 19.59.59 - third decan is 20.00 to 29.59.59.

[Rule-of-Thumb or "ballpark": If you were born during the first 40 minutes of any rising-sign's beginning hour (see second link below for ascendant table), the first decan 0 to 10 degrees likely will be ascending; if born 41 to 80 minutes (1 hour +20 minutes) after the sign's beginning hour the second decan likely will be ascending; if born 81 minutes (1 hour +21 minutes) to 2 hours after, the third decan likely will be ascending.]

The rising sign (and its decan) are of great significance in determining your personality, mannerisms, character, mentality, emotions, weeknesses, health and life-pattern, as well as characteristics to cultivate, or correct. If you or someone you know has Aries rising, you'll want to study the "Overview" first and then the decan information.

Hopefully you know your rising sign (ascendant). It not, refer to the easy-to-use ascendant (rising sign) table here.

OR -- If uncertain about (or need to verify) your own (or anyone's) natal horoscope's true Rising Sign (Ascendant) and the Decan -- [First Decan: 00 to 10 degrees / Second Decan: 10 to 20 degrees / Third Decan :20 to 30 degrees], you can find out fast and FREE (plus get sign/degree/minutes for Moon Sign / Sun-Sign / Midheaven (10th House sign), and latitude/longitude of birthplace) HERE. After finding Rising Sign (AS), click its link near bottom of the "Atlas/Astrological Atlas" page to read about your own (or anyone's) Rising Sign and its Decan.

Use also to read your SUN-SIGN (inner self) and MOON SIGN (emotional self)

[Hint Number One: The information following can be applied as well to your Sun-Sign (your inner self). Relate the "Overview" to natal Sun in Libra. Also read "First Decan" if you were born in the first 10 days of this sign -- Sun in 0 to 10 degrees; "Second Decan" if born in days 10 to 20 -- Sun in 10 to 20 degrees; "Third Decan" if born in days 20 to 30 -- Sun in 20 to 30 degrees.]

[Hint Number Two: The descriptions following can also be applied to your Moon-Sign (your emotional self). Relate the "Overview" to natal Moon in Libra. Also read "First Decan" if your Moon is in the first 10 degrees of this sign; "Second Decan" if your Moon is 10 to 20 degrees of this sign; "Third Decan" if your Moon is in 20 to 30 degrees of this sign.]


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Lovely, sweet, soft Venus--goddess of physical beauty -- rules the external egos and facades of all with this sign rising. Libra is the sign which rules the seventh house in the natural zodiac -- the "other-persons" sector. You are very conscious of your everyday contacts with those in your environment, and want to see fairness become a reality in the world.

You basically feel that everyone should get a fair share of what he/she deserves, based upon your personal belief that positive rewards should be forthcoming to all who deserve them, and that equal punishment is due these who violate the rules of justice and cause harm to others.

The words balance, form, order, color, and symmetry have a special meaning and importance to you whether in your personal relationships, career, business, hobbies or recreation. No doubt you have some artistic ability that you do (or at least should) express on a regular basis. If you haven't yet discovered your particular best talent, you should continue to look and experiment until you find it.

With Libra rising, individual heights vary a great deal; but many are well above the average. The body usually is well-proportioned. The head may be very round at the top, rather long, may taper markedly toward the chin. The bone structure of the face may be unusually symmetrical.

The hair is fine in texture, silky in appearance and tends to the lighter shades. Skin tone often is excellent in youth but may become less so rather rapidly with age. The speaking voice is gentle, soft and melodious in tone but can command a lot of attention when necessary. Many with Libra rising may be able to sing rather well. Grooming in both sexes is usually in excellent taste.

Some mannerisms are rather interesting. For example, when weighing any even slightly-puzzling statement, proposition, or decision, you may carefully balance a small object -- such as a pencil, ruler, or stick on the tip of a finger, or if standing, balance your weight on your toes. With the best specimens of Libra rising, there is a most equable disposition, a natural love of justice, and an idealistic outlook.

Unfortunately, a few very confused, discontented, quarrelsome, and far-from-content individuals are born under this influence. Since this ascendant desires to balance opposites, this makes for much discrimination; but this also means these natives are in a frequent state of mental and emotional flux, making it very difficult to form a firm foundation.

Libra rising makes you highly imaginative and intellectual, but your memory may be somewhat below par. You are most skillful in discussion or debate and are quite the master of evasion. The emotions tend to be somewhat superfical rather than very deep. While you generally have a give-and-take attitude about emotional matters, you nearly always get the better of any such exchange. (The seventh-house influence will bring many interpersonal exchanges on various levels throughout the lifetime.)

As far as most potential weaknesses are concerned, it can be said that the majority of them stem from the very energies which are usually considered most desirable -- the peace-loving, adaptable instincts. These, when misapplied, can make for too great an inclination toward compromise, vacillation, and evasion of decisions and responsibilities.

The overall constitution is basically sound but the central nervous system may be rather sensitive. Your general health, attitude, and sense of well-being are very much affected by others and the environment generally. Fortunately, since there is a natural inclination to moderation in all things, little serious or long-term illness is normally experienced. The life-pattern, though seldom stable, is usually rather fortunate overall. The 24th, 36th, and 48th years tend to be especially significant.

The main characteristics of an desirable nature and good for cultivation are indicated by such words and terms as: justice, sympathy, thoughtfulness, foresight, graciousness, modesty, refinement, artistic ability and interest, adaptability, cheerfulness, love and affection.

Less-than-desirable characteristics for correction are denoted by these words: uncertainty, indecision, impulsiveness, recklessness, procrastination, pushiness, vanity, aloofness, shallowness, carelessness and vacillation. Most or perhaps all of these undesirable traits already have been or can be improved or corrected by the sensible application of your many outstandingly-positive talents and abilities.

FIRST DECAN of LIBRA Rising (00.00 - 10.00 degrees)

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This Libra/VENUS decan of Libra rising is, of course, the most typical. Very much of what was covered above applies fully, but them is more to consider. You may be somewhat better looking than the average, including those with the other decans of Libra ascending. Your general demeanor and approach to most matters is calm, easy, and "cool." You very much want to have your own way but would prefer to get it without a fight if this is at all possible. You're effective with talking things out and negotiating, but you are prepared to fight if all else fails.

Venus can be especially helpful to you if you should elect to utilize your artistic talents and abilities professionally and/or recreationally; these can include expertise in one or more of the following categories: design, painting, sculpture, music or the theater. Further, you may be able to handle mathematics, law, counseling, or architecture very artfully.

It's not probable that you'd prefer to spend much of your adult life single or otherwise unattached, as you tend to envision yourself as a member of team. Personal partnerships and associations are important to you, of course, but so are other "team-ups" -- such as in business and most other areas of your total experience. Making decisions can be especially troublesome for you, and you may let some wonderful opportunities pass while you're weighing and measuring all facets of the issue in question. This practice of yours can be exasperating to others who accuse you of "fence-straddling" -- and equally frustrating to you personally.

You are especially careful of personal grooming and wardrobe as you work very hard to look your best at all times. Surely, neatness and good taste are an important part of your everyday life. You dislike involving yourself in any activity which might soil your person or your reputation. While you probably aren't really much of a materialist, you certainly are mindful of the tangible factors of any contractual agreements in which you might involve you. You insist upon being treated fairly.

SECOND DECAN of LIBRA Rising (10.00 - 20.00 degrees)

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The important sub-influence of this Aquarius/URANUS decan can induce numerous rather interesting differences. Aquarius is the natural ruler of the eleventh house of friends, hopes, wishes, social activity, and business-related income; therefore, you are friendly and socially-oriented, an individual normally hopefully optimistic about life generally, and the future particularly.

You are naturally inclined to look for the basic good in mankind, even though you may be disappointed frequently. Since Aquarius is a fixed sign, you may not adjust quickly or easily to changes in your everyday life and activites. Routine and stability are very appealing to you; chaos is extremely upsetting.

With Libra as your rising sign, you are, of course, other-persons-oriented; but your orientation may be less intimate and personal than if you had the first decan of Libra rising. You may be especially concerned that you receive adequate compensation and rewards from your career endeavors or your business partnerships.

Being basically socially inclined, it's probable you'll seek membership in various clubs and groups which support your basic motivations to improve conditions for the general benefit of mankind. In some areas you might accurately be described as a refomer because you will put your total support behind causes in which you fully believe. Many of you may be known to champion the causes of the "underdog." No one should ever think that you are predictable, as the unexpected urgings of Uranus often prevail.

You may be that unusual personality who, when observed by others over a short perlod of time, is regarded as inconsistent and extremely difficult to understand; but if observed over longer periods, it's much easier to see there is "method" in your "madness."

There is much stability and deliberate purpose behind your actions, however unorthodox. In relationships, you protect your feelings by not allowing yourself to became too close or too intimately involved with most others, preferring to remain somewhat aloof emotionally, limiting your unions mainly to those that stimulate you mentally, philosophically, or perhaps politically.

THIRD DECAN of LIBRA Rising (20.00 - 30.00 degrees)

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The sub-influences of this Gemini/MERCURY decan can induce quite exciting and interesting characteristics. You are very much mentally-oriented and involved. Gemini is the natural ruler of the third house of the conscious mind, the central nervous system, and "local" activity. Mercury is the planet of communication; you love to talk, read, write, and otherwise immerse yourself in communications at all levels, and with all types of people.

When you speak, it's not easy for you to get your point across without the aid of hand and arm gestures which you just naturally use profusely. Relationships with brothers and sisters (if there any) will definitely be accented either positively (you'll be very close) or negatively (you'll have little if anything in common).

It's most probable that your physical appearance is such that others guess you to be younger than your actual years. Mercury keeps you so active mentally and physically that you don't have much time to worry about the passing of a few year.

Nothing frustrates or bores you more than running out of something to do. You stay on the go as much as you can, always on the lookout for something new and interesting in which to involve yourself. You have a definite need to relate to others and you should attempt to be in contact with many individuals daily if at all possible. Read newspapers, watch television, visit bookstores and the library often.

It's a good idea to exercise some reasonable restraint to avoid involving yourself in too many projects at the same time. You can spread yourself so thin that you may rush around very busily accomplishing little if anything of consequence or value. Professional writing is a very distinct possibility. Some types of writing (novels and longer works) might not appeal to you, but writing for newspapers and magazines can be rewarding. Also try short stories poetry, and essays.

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