Libra Rising gives you an energetic, success-oriented personality, so you are dedicated to putting your best foot forward. You are charming and unfailingly polite, although others may sometimes fail to recognise your sincerity. Insensitive types do not realise that you genuinely feel most comfortable and are able to function successfully in a more harmonious environment, rather than hiding behind false manners and charming smiles.
Libra Rising implies a distinct mental orientation. Expressions and mannerisms can give a scholarly appearance, even if you are not particularly learned. You are indeed fond of books, music, or art and though you may seem emotionally detached, your disposition is friendly and eagerly cooperative. However, should something in your physical or mental environment be off balance, you can become cross, demanding, or even tyrannical, until you manage to restore your personal equilibrium.
Libra is ruled by Venus, planet of sensuality and beauty, so you are fortunate enough to be physically attractive. Even if you are not thought of as being physically beautiful, that charming personality will enhance your actual appearance. You are fond of personal luxuries, physical comfort, dressing well, and enhancing your appearance with cosmetics and other beauty aids.
Venus is the planet of romance and sociability, so you are romantic, charming, and gracious. You may have a strong spirit of co-operation and diplomacy, but not necessarily the Libran ability for strategic planning and organization. The negative potential of a Libran ascendant includes the possibility of individuals who are shy, rude or antisocial. It also can mean individuals with either total disregard for their appearance, or the reverse, a vain obsession with retaining youth and beauty at all costs.
You have a definite appreciation for the arts and may be artistically or musically skilled. Interior design, architecture and the law are other areas in which you may take particular interest. You are just as good at taking photographs as you are at posing for them. Common physical complaints are apt to be lack of energy, and ailments that result from addiction to rich foods, particularly sweets.