How to dress if you are Libra Rising?
It is an astrological fact that you ideally look like your ascendant. A.k.a. your rising sign. Unsure of your Rising Sign? Get an Astral DNA for my unique, non-cliche and supportive take on your whole natal birth chart.
So if you are – say – a stealth Scorpio with Leo Rising, it’s auspicious to LOOK Leo. Even if your Scorpionic psyche shrivels at the mere thought of big hair, bling and a 20-meter radius ostentatious entitlement scent from a designer/model/celebrity you personally feel a psychological affinity with.
Libra Rising is the Ascendant of Beauty. Yes, Taurus Rising people are also ruled by Venus but here, expressed through Air, the Venusian vibe is (arguably) even more lucid and direct.
Stardust Swirls When They Flip Their Hair
Libra Rising people have an innate advantage in the symmetry stakes. They look eerily good in anything iridescent. Birds above swerve to avoid shitting on the heads of Libra Ascendants. Stardust swirls when they flip their hair.
Exhibit One, above Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and mother of Windsors.
When it comes to styling Libra Rising people, they don’t need that much. Exhibit Two: Venus Williams, athlete, self-proclaimed “biggest adult supporter of Hello Kitty” and quipper of such Libra-esque quotes as “I guess aside from tennis, fashion is my main art form.”
But seriously, a la the odalisques of the olden days, drape this lot in a bit of chiffon and they look damn good.
Yes, you know you are dealing with a bona fide Libra Rising, when they look like they could be modeled off a statue in a temple.
Profile is BIG with them. Voila, Lee Miller, the Taurus Surrealist Photographer turned war journalist.
Libra Rising boys tend toward being over the top cute and flirtatious. It’s almost like they carry a Venusian vibe in their aura. Millennial It-Boys Brooklyn Beckham and Harry Styles are BOTH Libra Rising.
Resting Petulance Face
But Libra Rising People can look louche and petulant if they are not careful. Their natural cornucopia of desirable secondary sexual attributes and the surfeit of attention they attract can occasionally congeal.
Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet (seen here in the Titanic era) are both Libra Rising. He is a solar Scorpio – she is like an octo-Libra or something.
Their Venusian sexy vibe is too much to withstand the addition of lingerie type clothes. They don’t need it. And when Libra Rising peeps layer on the make-up (as is their instinct) it can look drag very quickly. They can carry off intense florientals and big flower fragrances. Having a signature scent is an aspect of their self-assurance strategy.
Interestingly, two our of best known womanizing but idealistic and beloved Presidential figures have been Libra Rising: Both John F Kennedy AND Bill Clinton. Monica Lewinsky is, like Clinton, a Leo with Libra Rising.
Note again the beautiful Libra Rising profile on President Kennedy.
Libra Rising People Look Iconic, Even If Unknown
In some ways, the excess and exaggerated formality of the Eighties suited Libra Rising peeps completely. It was an echo of the 40s and favored posing. If anyone can wear clashing textures/patterns, it IS Libra Rising – their innate symmetry makes it look well balanced. Eg: Paloma Picasso. In fact, you could argue that it is a visual reflection of their inner ambivalence or indecision. Same goes with BIG jewelry. It can’t overwhelm them.
Sentimentalists at heart, they like their outfits to evoke emotion. It’s not the AWE of pure raw Glamor as appreciated by Leo Rising nor even the weird “WOW-what-is-that?” costume dress up of a Sagittarius Rising but more Britney Spears before the Kevin Federline years.
They are like Rent-An-Icon, even if unknown. People wonder who the fuq they are. It’s not just occasions. Even in deshabille, they project Venusian Awesome. This is Lynda Carter aka the original Wonder Woman in a dressing gown.
Symmetry + Scent Genius
We all have however many bones it is in our face but the ones propping up the Libra Rising faces just seemed to have been designed by a Pilates instructor. And you can put them in whatever you want, that Venusian charm just transmits. Eg; Capricorn-Libra Rising Cary Grant in a ladies dressing gown; he wears it like other guys wear tailored tuxes.
Libra Rising guys specialize in a spot of gender-bending. They’re also blessed with the most amazing Cupid’s Bow lips.
Voila Rupert Everett, Javier Bardem and Vince Vaughn – ALL Libra Rising gents.
Libra Rising People can usually dance and even if they can’t, everyone pretends that they can.
Jean Claude Van Damme is quintessential Libra Rising male.
So wear clashing patterns/big jewels because you can pull it off, appreciate your goddess-given symmetry and accentuate your cupid’s bow…is there ANY problem with Libra Rising and styling?
Well, yes actually. Libra Rising can go way over the top: they have excessive tastes and usually no shortage of people flocking to satisfy such tastes. Especially when younger. Eg; Gia Carangi.
A life in which aesthetics and sensual highs + the money to achieve such matter SO much can be ungrounded. Exhibit A: Anna Nicole Smith, a classic Libra Rising bombshell in appearance, before the drugs and the mania got to her.
But cheer up, if you are not a doomed Playmate type Libra Rising, your Ascendant means you can do pink and wear unicorns or anything really. Nobody will ever think you are vulgar. And even if they do, they’ll still be nice to your face. Because you’re Libra Rising and people seek your approval, whether they want to or not.
The designer Jean Paul Gaultier is Libra rising – voila one of his slinky creations.
Katy Perry is Libra Rising:
So is Dwayne Johnson – the Rock. When he is not playing a machismo-leaking Alpha Dude, he lurks around in t-shirts like this: