Leo Ascendant from the Cosmo Natal Report:
“Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, you like to be impressive and to be seen as Somebody Special. You are not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and are rarely content being in the background or in the subordinate position. You are a natural leader, and do not take orders from others very well. You must have something of your own, something creative – be it a business, a project, a home or whatever – that you can develop and manage according to your own will and vision. Whatever you do, you do it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. You like to put your own personal stamp on it.
You also have a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and are deeply offended if someone treats you in a humiliating or dishonorable way. You will rarely confront the offender – you are too proud to do so – but you will lose your affection and respect for them. You dislike pettiness and hate to be snubbed or ignored.
You admire others who are strong individuals like yourself. When you befriend someone, you are tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy.
Famous People with Leo Rising:
Muhammad Ali (Leo Ascendant, Sun in Capricorn)
Maya Angelou (Leo Ascendant, Sun in Aries)
Ingrid Bergman (Leo Ascendant, Sun in Virgo)
Johnny Depp (Leo Ascendant, Sun in Gemini)
Ava Gardner (Leo Ascendant, Sun in Capricorn)
Katie Holmes (Leo Ascendant, Sun in Sagittarius)
Henri Matisse (Leo Ascendant, Sun in Capricorn)
Al Pacino (Leo Ascendant, Sun in Taurus)
Luciano Pavarotti (Leo Ascendant, Sun in Libra)
Pablo Picasso (Leo Ascendant, Sun in Scorpio)
Mark Spitz (Leo Ascendant, Sun in Aquarius)
Princess Stephanie of Monaco (Leo Ascendant, Sun in Aquarius)
Meryl Streep (Leo Ascendant, Sun in Cancer)
Justin Timberlake (Leo Ascendant, Sun in Aquarius)
Lily Tomlin (Leo Ascendant, Sun in Aries)
Leos are honest and faithful; being children of the day star, they love light and truth, are above subterfuge and aim straight at their object. Their will is firm to attain by honorable means, They make good orators and hold their audiences by personal magnetism. They are very attractive to the opposite sex, and the lower nature should be held firmly in check, otherwise serious trouble and heartache may ensure. The French, as a race, are ruled by Leo, and afford ample illustration of this point.
The lion is the king of beasts and even in captivity is an embodiment of stateliness and pride. The typical Leos of the Zodiac also express pride in every movement and a stateliness which will not escape attention of the keen observer; the expansive chest, the massive shoulders, the strong arm and the large head contrast noticeably with the more slender but still muscular under body; and as Aries has the sheep face, so the typical Leo has certain feline features. The complexion is florid, eyes large and full, blue or grayish in color, expressing laughter, cheerfulness and content. The whole frame is well knit and strong, having great endurance and recuperative power.
It is really wonderful how the symbology of the signs is brought out in the different kinds of people born under them. People who are born under Leo always want to be noted; they are aggressive and want to attract attention everywhere they go. They aim to be leaders, not followers.