Soul Purpose of a Libra Rising

Adjust Your Sails
5 min readAug 1, 2020

I am going to do a series on each Rising or Ascendant Sign and the soul purpose of that sign. Your Rising Sign is your soul, and it’s what you’re meant to evolve into this lifetime. The rest of your chart can tell us more about how you’re meant to evolve it, the challenges and triumphs you may face along the way, but as a general rule the mission itself is the same.

We’ve made our way through Leo, Scorpio, Cancer, and Pisces Rising. Let’s now discuss the soul purpose and mission of the Libra Rising. The hardest thing for this placement might be Scorpio in the second house. This makes you value the darkness and the taboo, so that no matter how much you want to escape it you keep going back to it.

If you’re a Libra Ascendant your descendant in the 7th house is Aries. You love power and control. You’re attracted to people who have it. Those who assert themselves. So, one of the ways you will learn balance is through power and control dynamics in your romantic and business partnerships.

Your purpose is to bring a larger degree of balance and harmony into the world through the right relationship. You resonate with harmony, even though you’re often stuck in the disharmony of the darkness. This is why it’s so important to learn from your relationship dynamics.

You’re the only sign that is literally meant to be in a partnership for sure. The thing is with Taurus in your 8th house you value transformation, death, and rebirth as much as you do harmony, love, and light. You do hold the scales.

Because Sagittarius is in your third house you are likely funny, wise, and communicate well. Part of your mission is learning how to speak your voice through writing, television, radio, etc. To find a community of like-minded souls. With Gemini in the 9th this group should be a religious or spiritual community, or political allies, even people into poetry and literature.

You may struggle with depression a lot because you have Capricorn in the fourth house. Wherever Capricorn is we experience delays, lessons, and karma. This is the house of emotional foundations and family. So, your family life hasn’t likely been easy at all.

There is a lot of karma surrounding your family because you’re meant to bring balance to it. To learn how to value and appreciate your family. Even if your family was cold or there were traumatic events like divorce there is a need for you to make peace with it.

Your goal isn’t to focus solely on the light, Libra Rising. When you do that it’s to the exclusion of our other half. This moves you away from the harmony that you are so deeply wanting. Harmonizing is a bringing together, an integration, of both the shadow and the light. It’s all equally valid.

Your highest vibration is harmony, peace, love, and beauty. However, when you are filtering things through your ego based human mind this can color what you see. If you’re experiencing fear or negative emotions you will try to keep the peace by manipulating the people and the environment around you.

Yes, your desire is for peace, but that isn’t going to bring it. You cannot control the external environment around you and those in it. The peace and harmony must be cultivated within you. It’s an inside job. You remind me of one of my favorite lessons. Your relationship with yourself is a mirror that reflects in every other relationship you allow into your life.

See, for you the purpose is balancing relationships. It’s why people always joke about how Libras can’t be single. But your main goal is to balance the relationship between you and other people. What you tend to do is hide from uncomfortable issues that may rock the boat. Instead you place your attention on meeting everyone else’s needs to keep the peace. This never works long.

The reason that won’t balance a relationship is because it will lead to resentment. You will not be happy or feeling harmonious in relationships where you’re the only one jumping through hoops. So it’s time to go within. To look closely at yourself and the role you’re playing in other people’s lives.

Fine-tune your skills, Libra. This is about coming into a right relationship with yourself first. When you cultivate what you need within you have more to offer others. We cannot give them what we do not have. Likewise, those without inner peace can’t give you the peace you’re seeking. No matter how many hoops you jump through.

So, your soul purpose is to love yourself, to cultivate inner peace, and then to partner yourself with other people who have done the same. Once you live in harmony with yourself you will live in harmony with the universe. You’re a cardinal sign, all about leadership.

You are here to pioneer in the field of right relationship, and to bring innovative solutions to world peace and harmony. No pressure. When you allow yourself to become afraid you tend to avoid the discomfort and seek only pleasant experiences. You have to feel your feelings. Validate the fear, tell it thanks for trying to protect you, but you’re not in need of protection.

Look directly into the face of your fear and discomfort. Then take action to integrate it into your experience. This allows you to access the realms of higher love ,which loves both the darkness and the light; just like you. Then you will teach others how to do the same through your relationship skills. Skills you learned building a relationship with yourself first.

It’s okay to love the darkness. It really is. All of it is part of the oneness. You’re meant to love both as a Libra Rising. You’re meant to discover both within yourself and learn how to balance them within. You can’t do this by avoiding one or the other. There is nothing to fear but fear itself.


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You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors. ― Andrew Boyd