What does it mean to have the sign of Leo Rising or in a particular house (or sector) of your birth chart?
The house that is dominated by Leo or has Leo on the “cusp” is where you are automatically idealistic, artistic and poetic. You don’t WANT to be pragmatic or grounded there. It is where you are a fabulist and a story teller.
When Leo is Rising, you display all this in your look. It’s important to you that your very appearance has an impact. See here for some examples of Leo Rising vibe.
The House where you have Leo is where you are competitive and hyper-aware of rivals, even though of COURSE you strive also to be most noble and utopian in this area.
It can also be where you are either keen for recognition and to be SEEN or you just dial it down completely. The old “if i can’t compete at Wimbledon, what’s the point of me even learning tennis” self-limiting Leo syndrome.
The Leo part of your chart is where “normal” or “functional” is not enough – you want fuq-off-amazing or nothing. To nurture the Leo part of your astral energies, be aware of this aspect of it and that any realism directed at that area of your life is at least ‘magical realism’.
But resist Dark Sun Leo energy where you actually suck in light and radiate out only darkness, so disappointed at the options of reality that you power down your own light.
The saving graces for where-ever you have a disappointment or reality check in the Leo area of your chart? Humour and Creativity.