Rising sign physical appearance


Scorpio Ascendant

The Ascendant or Rising sign is the name given to the sign on the eastern horizon during the time of birth of an individual. Having Scorpio as your Ascendant means that during your birth, the sign of Scorpio was rising from above the ground, the same way that the Sun rises. People who have Scorpio as their rising sign, have Pluto (Scorpio’s ruling planet) as their overall chart ruler. Before the discovery of planet Pluto, Mars was considered to be the ruler of Scorpio, and even now he is used as the sign’s co-ruler. Thus, you should also be examining the condition of Mars when referring to your Ascendant.

Our Rising Sign is a very important astrological parameter, even though many theories are proposed by different astrologers and astrological systems. Still, most agree that the Ascendant defines our body and physical characteristics, also playing a strong role in the development of our character. This is quite natural, as the 1st house (the Ascendant being on its cusp) is responsible for our ego, self-perception and behavior. We should keep in mind, that when the Ascendant is at the beginning of a sign, the sign’s traits are more potent than when it is placed at its end. When the next sign occupies the biggest part of the 1st house, it naturally gives a lot of its traits to the native’s character and even to his body. If your Ascendant is at the last degrees of a sign, you can consider the next sign as a co-Ascendant. Many people though, experience the next sign to behave as the Rising sign a lot more than the one which is actually rising.

Before we continue with the traits the sign grants, we should mention that depending on the geographical latitude, each sign needs slightly different time to ascend. If we are born near the equator, the differences are hardly visible. Yet, the closer we are born to any of the two poles, the better the differences between signs can be visible. This is also the reason why people born in rather extreme northern or southern latitudes can experience rather strange natal charts, with some houses being huge while some others quite small. As always, we propose to our readers to use the Placidus system in calculating their houses, because we find it to function better both on our own charts and on the charts of other people that we have analyzed. In the northern hemisphere, Libra is rising rather slowly. When someone is born at 50 degrees Northern latitude, the sign will need two hours and forty minutes to rise fully. At a city placed at 60 degrees Northern latitude, the sign will need around three hours and fifteen minutes. Thus, a person born on the Northern hemisphere has statistically more possibilities to have a Scorpio Ascendant, when the average time a sign needs to Ascend is two hours.

As we already mentioned, individuals with a Scorpio Ascendant will have Pluto as their chart ruler. The planet of death and transformation will be very important in their lives, and also strongly connected with their physical body, vitality and appearance. Mars, as the old ruler of the sign, will have his part of influence too. Their body and self will be affected not only by transits of planets through their Ascendant, but also by transits to Pluto (and Mars). In addition, natal aspects of other planets to the chart ruler, while also its location in a particular house, will play a strong role. People with Scorpio rising, must take care to empower their Pluto and Mars in healthy ways, as their functions will always have a positive or negative effect overall on their chart, touching all their life areas.

Having Scorpio as your Ascendant feels like having Pluto in your 1st house. The native has a seductive look, and a highly sexual body. The eyes are piercing and hide promises, full of mystery and lust. The nose can frequently be crooked, and the eyebrows may be representing some nightly bird. The overall appearance of the face is usually quite powerful, and could be more easily described as dangerous than sweet.

The native’s body is usually slim and seeps eroticism, making others feel attracted to them quite easily. The muscles are well-shaped and the overall condition of the body appears to be athletic, even if the individual is not exercising. Even when a Scorpio Ascendant person is not beautiful, he still has those dark erotic vibes, luring others to become their sexual prey. Especially when the chart owner is a woman, her body can be flexible as a snake, being able to hypnotize others with its “dancing” movements. As Scorpio is a water sign, it will make the overall presence of a Scorpio Ascendant person liquid. People with this natal placement will dance in a seductive way, while also will have good athletic abilities (mostly because of Mars being the co-ruler of Scorpio).

Scorpio Ascendant people have this deadly sex-appeal, both fascinating and frightening, which even if it easily attracts may also make fears rise in other individuals. Even the most dominant signs will sense the creeping anxiety of losing a power battle to a Scorpio Ascendant. One important reason for such reactions is the Scorpio Rising person’s tendency to play their games on a clandestine level, and the general secrecy that surrounds them. Dark hair usually prevails in their appearance, combined with dark or green eyes. In addition, they may frequently choose to wear black clothes, adding power to their deadly look. Women Scorpio Ascendants may use a lot of black eyeliner, to make the eyes even more dangerous.

A Scorpio Rising person will adore feeling his body treated by Plutonian energy. They will enjoy many types of extremes, as Pluto is the planet of death and transformation. As Scorpio is the most sexual sign, such individuals will have a very heightened libido, and their desires will be rather unquenchable. It is not uncommon for them to have dark fantasies and fetishes, involving pain, role-play, domination or restriction as sexual pleasures. One way or the other, they still definitely have the most sexually potent Ascendant that a person can have.

Natives with their Ascendant in Scorpio will be rather suspicious about other people, and will frequently try to discover lies. They like to be in control of their own body, thus can be inclined to neither drink nor consume substances that can fog their mind. They do not appear aggressive, but from the first moment they make others understand that in case they are touched, they will sting. Scorpio Rising people do not like intruders in their personal space, and will give the necessary warnings beforehand. Indeed, they will not sting unless provoked, preferring to have everyone at a safe distance. They usually develop some kind of paranoia about people and their motives, created by their naturally suspicious character. We should also notice that individuals with a Scorpio Ascendant will be more jealous than other people, while also can develop revengeful behaviors. Passion and love are experienced at a very deep level by such people, and when they get hurt, be sure that they will strike back in some ways. They are very good tacticians and know how to manipulate others. Being a water sign, Scorpio will grant them a very strong intuition, and they really are able to read other people’s eyes (or even minds).

The Scorpio Ascendant body is governed by Pluto, so it may also experience dysfunctions connected and ruled by the sign and the planet. Scorpio rules our reproductive system, sexual organs, bowels, while Pluto is also connected with metabolism and elimination. Thus, difficult transits to such an individual’s Ascendant or natal Pluto can bring problems to the native’s genitals, or affect the other body parts mentioned above.

Always have in mind that any planet present near the Ascendant point will definitely alter both the physical appearance and the characteristics of the native. We could say that in the first 10 degrees of the first house it will have the strongest influence on the Ascendant, while also the last 5 degrees of the 12th house. The planet’s energies blend with the Ascendant ones; we can imagine the sign as a canvas while the planet as the paint that will, in the end, create the unique picture of the individual. Of course, it is possible to have more than one planets (or astrological points/ asteroids) in conjunction with the ascendant – furthermore complicating the big picture. To understand better your body, your Ego and how they function you should analyze all those planetary influences. This is why knowing your Ascendant does not necessarily mean jumping to correct conclusions about your life.

You can use our free natal chart generator, in order to understand better not only your Rising Sign but also any possible planets that are present near it. Also, do not forget to pay attention to your natal Pluto placement, so that you discover the functions of your chart ruler and how it will affect your life and priorities. Finally, do not forget to read the article about natal Pluto in the 1st house, as it has many similarities to having a Scorpio Rising.

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Next to the sun and moon, the ascendant is also an important part of the triad of astrology. The ascendant is the ‘vehicle’ or ‘mask’ that you use to present yourself to others. In our early years we behave more like the ascendant sign until we are able to grow into the full expression of the sun sign. When we are interacting with others for the first time we will also behave more like the ascendant sign.

The ascendant will show information about how we came into life (how we were born) and how we come into any new and unfamiliar scene. The ascendant will show whether we are shy and reserved or aggressive and outspoken. The ascendant can be aggressive while the sun sign is more reserved which can create a situation where we reveal ourselves to strangers but then retreat when the relationship deepens.

The ascendant/sun and moon blend also needs to be examined to ensure that the moon is not ‘railroaded’ by the energy of the ascendant and sun. For example a person with a Pisces moon will be deep and impressionable but if the sun and ascendant create situations where the moon may feel uncomfortable, the moon will be sent deeper underground. Understanding the nature of the moon and how it fits with the sun and ascendant is important in achieving a sense of peace and harmony with the world around you.


Ascendant in Aries (Ruled by Mars)

Entering any new situation, you immediately take the role of leader. Your confidence and take charge attitude makes others believe in your abilities. The Mars influence of this ascendant can make you come on too aggressively at times and other more cautious signs may feel a bit intimidated by your assertiveness. None of this has any influence on you however, because you are fast to size up any situation and jump right into the heart of it. Even as a child, you managed to take leadership of any situation. A strong competitive streak can make it difficult for you to be a team player. Others see that you have your skin in the game and often you win through intimidation. They often follow you because you demonstrate a sense of certainty that your way is the right way. There is a magnetic quality to your self confidence and even if you lose your temper you don’t hold grudges. Your physical appearance can be muscular and athletic and since Aries rules the head, it is not uncommon to have some type of scar on your face from your youth. You may dress in khakis or sportswear or in garments that allow for free movement.

Ascendant in Taurus (Ruled by Venus)

You are a traditionalist and may be slow to open up in new situations, but once a part of a group you are in for the long haul. As a friend, you pride yourself on your tenacity and loyalty. Others appreciate your patience and the stability you provide. You do not like to initiate change and once it is underway you can be stubborn about your needs as you seek to reassemble your pasture in a way that makes you comfortable. Cautious and careful, you are heavily focused on security in any new situation. The Venus influence on this sign makes you appear sensual and attractive and the earth ruled Taurus makes this a very organic and earthy attractiveness. Your appear very earthy and stable and you provide comfort to those who are around you because of your calm. While you dress extremely conservatively for work, you may wear earth tones and loose fitting sweaters. There is a sturdiness to your body which can portray your tenacity and strength and teeth for Taurus rising can sometimes be prominent, with large smiles. The skin tone is often of the olive complexion and even the hair can be sandy colored or in the middle of the extremes of blonde or brunette. Even when dressing down in comfortable clothes, Venus always brings a sense of style that adds flair to anything you wear.

Ascendant in Gemini (Ruled by airy Mercury)

Others see you as nervous because your face can be read like a book, reflecting any particular mood of the moment. You are extremely expressive and inquisitive when entering new situations and others enjoy your ease of conversation. Strangers are always telling you: “I can’t believe I am sharing this with you – I haven’t told anyone this before!” Gemini rising often can appear youthful or childlike, with round features and big eyes. There is a lot of energy in their physical presence as if they never quite settle into the moment and are always looking for the next interesting thing that captures their attention. They crave newness and often bite off more than they can chew, promising themselves to all sorts of social situations. The eyes are always sparkling and it may seem their expression is always on the verge of breaking into laughter. Gemini will always be wearing clothing that reflects their youthful spirit so younger fashions appeal to them. They love wearing the new trends in fashion and therefore dress ahead of the times. They are demonstrative in their expression, using their hands when they talk. No matter how old a Gemini rising may be, they will always appear youthful and energetic.

Ascendant in Cancer (Ruled by the Moon)

As a water sign ruled by the Moon, Cancer is emotionally driven to understand the world because of how it makes them feel. First impressions resonate deeply for Cancer and while others can use logic or reason to overcome there emotional dependency on the responses of others, this is not easy for Cancer. There is a motherly and even psychic tendency of Cancer to pick up exactly what another is feeling and to apply whatever it takes to soothe another. There can be a roundness in the face and a teddy bear quality to the Persona. Others feel they can trust you and your integrity even with strangers is unquestionable. At the same time Cancer can act like the Crab who wears armor for emotional protection. Cancers are notorious for knowing they are moving forward even while others observe them to be skedaddling sideways. To the unsuspecting you do not look engaged in forward movement. The desire to nurture is strong and the outer appearance can be subdued, not flashy. There is an obvious emotional depth in the eyes and the features can be moist and pouty with fleshy lips. Tenacity, while not obvious, is driving them and they can often hold onto grudges that others would have released long ago. They remember everything and since the Moon rules the subconscious, letting go is not an easy task for them. They are drawn to darker tones, flowing styles and practical comfort.

Ascendant in Leo (Ruled by the Sun)

Leo as the rising sign almost always reveals itself in the mane of healthy hair that embodies the proud Lion as the mask you wear. Even people with short hair will begin to grow it when the sun or ascendant is progressing into Leo. Their physical appearance is more feline, with an alluring qualilty and languid approach. They may choose the rich jewel tones of a King or Queen, or decide on animal prints that capture their feline inspiration. One thing is certain: they will turn heads when they arrive! Pride and the demonstration of power is something intrinsic to this rising sign and you immediately assume the position of leader in any type of interaction. Unlike Aries who conquers through force, Leo wins through calculated confidence. In ancient times, Leo was the preferred rising of a King because of their power to lead. This placement lends a sunny and cheerful disposition and since the first house and ascendant are focused on the self, a hunger for stroking and admiration will keep you in the limelight. Even with strangers you are benevolent and kind, always fighting for the rights of the underdog. Much emphasis will be toward self actualization, creativity and the expression of the character. You are quick to offer advice to anyone in trouble although you are not one to ask for anything other than respect. This position can give you a larger than life character that often makes one a performer of some type, even if it is just to amuse your friends. Gregarious and sociable, Leo is happiest when they are the center of attention. It will be important to build a life for yourself where the freedom of self expression and the demonstration of your passion remains unbridled.

Ascendant in Virgo (Ruled by earthy Mercury)

Virgo on the Ascendant can make one a bit of a wall flower. In any new situation you would rather observe what is going on in an analytical way prior to revealing your thoughts. Once people get to know you and you feel comfortable, you can be quite clever. You have a profound type of tenacious intelligence that will ensure your success in any situation. The Virgo woman shares the same dead pan humor of a Taurus man. The Virgo man is a bit more analytical and cautious. Ruled by Mercury, your mind is always churning and evaluating, inspecting and quick to notice areas of improvement. You are probably happiest at a social gathering when you are serving others or helping the hostess. You are not one to need a lot of reassurance and find comfort and value in demonstrating your helpfulness. You can work long and hard following your vision without any input from others. The appearance for Virgo rising will usually be conservative, not one to draw a lot of attention to themselves. Even a librarian get up however, could never cover up the intense curiosity behind the eyes. The Virgo man might even be a race car driver on the weekends! What you see and what you get with Virgo rising is not always obvious on first appearance. Your only challenge is when you are self critical or critical of others. You may need to lighten up and accept the fact that just because you would rather remain reserved, others are not like you. If you feel judged by others it is only because you are judging them. Most people are busy thinking about themselves and would accept you warts and all. The satisfaction of knowing you are a steadfast friend and supporter is your highest aim.

Ascendant in Libra (Ruled by airy Venus)

Libra rising is ruled by Venus and since the ascendant and rising sign describe the outer appearance, this usually is a placement that makes one magnetic and attractive. The life of the party, there is a zaniness to how you like to pull the rug out from beneath the unsuspecting. There can be a bit of indecisiveness associated with this placement because Libra is always seeing all sides of everyone’s opinion and sometimes forgets their own. This placement can make one very inquisitive in social situations, asking questions in order to understand how others tick. The pursuit of harmony and a dislike of discord is something Libra finds challenging. There is always a desire to smooth out difficulty or bridge differences among others so that everyone can get back to the party. The only challenge is the Venus influence that can lead to over indulgence of all sorts, so moderation may need to be developed. The appearance for Libra, which is Venus ruled can seem blessed by the deities, giving the male an irresistable masculine charm. The Libra woman will have the body that is the epitome of feminine attractiveness. The reason I say it is blessed by the deities, is because while other signs work hard to look good, Libra achieves it naturally. They can be voluptuous or toned without even working at it, much to the envy of other signs…unless of course, they overindulge. Even as they age and grow more fleshy, their attractiveness will remain.

Ascendant in Scorpio (Ruled by Pluto)

This is perhaps the rising sign most likely to rush in where angels fear to tread. If we look at the rising sign as the vehicle we ride around in, Scorpio rising makes one challenge any sense of rules or lines on the highway with the pedal to the medal. Not that they are thrill seekers like the fire signs. They just seem drawn to taboo, especially when it involves the psychology between people. Since Scorpio rules the 8th house of sex and transformation, having a Scorpio rising makes one rather curious about the whole subject of fear as if they are here to open the door and look at it, just so they can transform the boogeyman into deeper self awareness. The water aspect of Scorpio can make you deeply sensitive and even psychic to the moods and feelings of others. You have chosen a path of deep transformation with this Persona, so enjoy the ride. The appearance of Scorpio rising is often sexy and magnetic ensuring that you are able to explore the power of intimate interaction with others.

Ascendant in Sagittarius (Ruled by Jupiter)

With Jupiter ruling Sagittarius as a Persona or mask this placement can make one jovial, generous and having tendencies of the Archetype Bacchus who loved nothing more than social interaction and endlessly flowing wine. The appearance can either demonstrate the sporty and active side of Sagittarius or the over-indulgent waistline of the gregarious type. Regardless, you love philosophical discussion and are not one to tell white lies just to keep a stagnant situation from collapsing. Truth is important and you can sometimes be so blunt that others find you to be crude. Having Jupiter as your ruler however, you just shrug it off with a laugh and move on to the next adventure. You find the most satisfaction from competitive sports or simply testing your own abilities against nature. A love of travel can lead you to take up residence in foreign places. You may follow the Sagittarian path of being a life long student, whether that is in university or simply on the road. Your path is about finding the deeper meaning of life and you are not one to engage in superficial talk.

Ascendant in Capricorn (Ruled by Saturn)

Capricorn on the Ascendant can add a rather sober and reserved quality to how you interact with others. You are not known to be emotionally expressive and prefer to keep your thoughts to yourself. In fact, you would be a minimalist in all you do and would actually thrive well in a monk like lifestyle of living with just the basics. Your passion to achieve your ambition however, is unquestionable. You are an earth sign that is known for being practical, reliable and not one to deviate from routine. In fact, some might accuse you of being obsessive about being economical. Saturn as your ruler can make you a workaholic or taskmaster. While you are extremely ambitious, you may doubt your ability to achieve anything worthwhile. This is why routine is so satisfying for you. For you it is more important to set the daily tasks and go to bed with a sense of accomplishment than to chase after rainbows or castles or other grandiose schemes. In terms of your appearance, you may have a collection of several key pieces of clothing bought in duplicate. Its not that you are not fashionable, but like everything you do, it is just easier to wear the same thing without needing to waste a lot of time and energy out shopping when what you have works just fine. You can appear skeptical or disinterested but behind those steely eyes is a mind that misses nothing.

Ascendant in Aquarius (Ruled by Uranus)

Aquarius likes to be known for being different. When Aquarius is the rising sign, this is most noticeable. Like Uranus the planet that spins differently from the other planets, you come and go like a wild wind, leaving others wondering just who you are. Like Einstein, you may even have a unique way of wearing your hair. Even while you court the idea of being known as an iconoclast, you are the first one to be of service should anyone need a helping hand. There is nothing selfish about you and you are probably driven to correct social injustices. It is obvious to others that your mind is eccentric and bordering on genius. Your fearlessness is expressing your unusual ideas brings you great satisfaction. A lover of freedom, you may be tough one to tie down to any type of commitment. Everything you do ~ you do on your own terms. The only challenge for you will be in the emotional realm. You can tend toward intellectualizing your emotions rather than feeling them. If you feel lonely it is only because you are so good at being aloof and distant that others don’t show up when you need them. You have a difficult time showing vulnerability so others never realize you have needs. Living in the mind like you do, you really don’t need anything except the freedom to remain inspired.

Ascendant in Pisces (Ruled by Neptune)

Having Pisces on the Ascendant can make it hard for people to understand who you really are. Your feeling nature is intense and you are a natural peacemaker and nurturer. It is difficult however, for you to fathom the enormous inner world that you have access to. Attempting to label the vast ocean you call home with something like an ego description is foreign to you. Therefore, Pisces as a Persona can appear a bit nebulous. To take a bucket of sand and call it a beach or a drop of water and call it an ocean…well, you feel so intrinsically connected to everything around you that perhaps you don’t need a clear sense of individuality. If you did, it would be something musical, spiritual, a boundless soul that serves humanity because it just feels right to do so. There can be a misty quality to your eyes, a deep and profound thoughtfulness that is immediately recognizable. There is also a vulnerability that is marked by Pisces rising. You are here to cross the boundaries that separate the self from the cosmos. Its your boat and you can sail it where you like so don’t compare yourself to others. They just love that you are always there for them.

Ascendant and Physical Appearance

I’ve recently read into (Evangeline Adams’ book on rising signs) what your rising sign has to do with your appearance and it’s pretty interesting so I thought i’d make a post about it, it may even help people guess other people’s dominants in their chart.
Before I get started though, it is very important that people read this part; this post isn’t me telling you what YOU look like (Especially for those people who only know their sun sign, for the love of God, do not use only your sun sign); this is for you to use as a tool to understand why you look the way you do (ex. why is it that my hair grows excessively, why do I have high cheek bones, why do I have a square chin, etc.) AND to help you guess the dominant of others.
The second important thing you should know before you read the descriptions; Harmonious aspects contribute a lot to appearance. What this means is that even though your Ascendant may be Capricorn, you may have a lot of fire conjunctions and trines which will contribute greatly to your appearance or you may have a planet that sits closely to your Ascendant that will modify parts. Also, if your Ascendant happens to be a mutable sign, the affects of other planets will almost always change or contradict the description of your Ascendant’s appearance
If you don’t know the strong influences in your chart, I would suggest having someone help you look at it if you don’t know how.
Finally, you should know that these descriptions are the extremes of each sign, they are the purest form of each ascendant which is very rare for a person to have.
So if I receive any messages saying something like “the way you described Sagittarius is nothing like me!” Well, you obviously didn’t understand or read anything I wrote before reading your description because chances are, there is some other influence in your chart that is contributing greatly.
Alright, lets get started.

There are two types of Aries appearances, the masculine/active Aries and the feminine/passive Aries. Regardless of sex or gender, a person can have either type.
Masculine Aries: Their movements are spasmodic and assertive. They are usually tall, slim, and muscular. Their body is very well formed and rarely accumulates excessive fat. Their forehead tends to be a prominent feature. Hair is often reddish or light brown. Eyes are cold a possess a keen and haughty expression. They have straight standing out noses, a thin mouth, and sharp chin.
Feminine Aries: They have a rounder head compared to Masculine Aries. Their eyes are pale and wider, they carry a timid expression. Their nose is fleshier than Masculine Aries as well as they have fuller lips and a rounder chin.

Their movements are much slower compared to a Fire or Air elemental. Their body is overall thicker, including their shoulders which tend to be very prominent. Their limbs are somewhat shorter in proportion to their body. They have a square shaped face. Their face is strong-willed with a sense of affection. Their hair is usually dark, in rare cases almost white, with a crinkly texture. Their eyes are also dark. Their nose is usually short and plump, their lips are full and voluptuous.

Their movements are swift and their eyes dart around in awareness. Overall their body is quite small and slim with long arms and fingers. Their hair is usually of a blonde shade. Their eyes come in colours from grey to brown. Their complexion is sort of pale. Their lips are usually small and thin and their nose is long and aquiline.

The Cancer appearance again is divided into passive/feminine and active/masculine, but they do share some similar traits. One common Cancer trait is that even if they are not plump in their early years, they tend to accumulate it in their early years. Also again, regardless of sex or gender, a person can possess either active or passive traits.
Feminine Cancer: Movements flow like water, obviously. Their face is round and flat with a very pale complexion, similar to the moon. Their mouth is large, nose is snub, eyes are large and pale. They have arched eyebrows that give a curious expression. Hair is usually blonde, but in cases where it’s black, it is very straight and lacks shine. Their body is short with rounded limbs. In women, they tend to have nicely shaped breasts as Cancer rules over motherly duties.
Masculine Cancer: Their face is aquiline instead of round. Their complexion holds a pinkish-rubicund colour. Their mouth is thin and firm. Eyes still pale, but piercing. Their body is sort of clumsy and plump.
The Leo type is divided into two different kinds of Leos, the Noble type and the Degenerated type.
Noble Leo: Ruled by the sun, they represent sort of a masculine beauty. Their movements are proud and quick. They have a frank expression. Their complexion ranges from dark and ruddy to clear and rosy. Hair is usually blonde, sometimes reddish. Their hair can be quite prominent when it is grown out like a mane. Their eyebrows hold an expression of bravery and challenge. Their forehead is high, but overall their head is equally proportioned. Their eyes are fearless and commanding. Their nose is neither very large nor very small and is straight. Their mouth is well shaped and small. Chin is rather square. Overall their limbs and body are well proportioned, but hips tend to be slim and shoulders to be broad.
Degenerated Leo: Easy to spot, they have sort of a “bull dog” type face. Complexion is almost always dark and flushed. Their whole face seems pinched and squinted. Their body is a lot smaller and weaker from the noble type, but still broad.
Their appearance is often modified by other influences in their chart; it’s rare to find a pure Virgo. The Virgo appearance is divided into the Earthy type and the Mercurial type, they are very different from each other.
Earthy type: Movements are slow, as earth signs typically are. Their head is pretty large for their body. They have wide nostrils, the nose is sometimes the most prominent feature of their face. Their eyes are clear and small with a cunning expression. Their lips are small and narrowed. Their body can be very oddly proportioned and limbs ill set. Their hair can either be light or dark and it’s very striking and either crisp or wavy; it tends to stand up away from their forehead which is a strong characteristic of an Earthy type Virgo.
Mercurial type: The more common type of Virgo you’ll see. Their bodies are very small, well proportioned and active. Their face is feminine and long with small facial features. Their hair is usually like brown and their eyes are usually grey or hazel, sometimes blue. Their eyes have a intelligent expression. Their nose is small and straight, still with the wider nostrils. Earth signs tend to be thicker, but for Virgos, they tend to stay very thin and their movements are quick like an air sign.

They are divided by two types, the Venusian and Saturnian/Scorpio type. Their movements are graceful as air signs tend to be.
Venusian type: Their body is small, delicate, and slim. Facial features are small, soft, and pleasing. They tend to be callipygian (nice butt hehe). Their complexion is usually olive-ish and their hair is very dark with a glossy warmth to it; it is usually very straight. Their nose is small and Grecian, straight with no indentation on the bridge. Their lips are dark and seductive.
Saturnian/Scorpio type: Their body is much more muscular and square compared to the Venusian Libra. Their shoulders are prominent and square. Their eyes are more intense and somewhat sinister. There is something mysterious about Saturnian/Scorpio Libras. Their complexion is courser compared to Venusian Libra.

There are two types for this one, the masculine/active type and the feminine/passive type. Any gender or sex can possess either type.

Masculine type: Their hair is usually very thick and dark, sometimes curly. Their face is square, similar to Leo, but their cheekbones are much more prominent. Their eyes are deep-set and intense. Their nose varies, but always carries an aggressive and powerful expression. Their mouth is large and compressed usually. Their jaw is square and strong. Their body is thicker-set, but strong.

Feminine type: Their face is usually a perfect oval and they have an overall alluring expression. Their lips are full and loose. They have a body that is thinner and smaller. They tend to get moles and dark freckles.

They have a finely proportioned head that is slightly long. Their eyes possess a similar dreamy look to Pisces; they are usually a grey or light brown colour. Their nose is long and straight; a Jupiter influence will tip the nose down almost like a hook, while a strong moon influence will turn it back up. Their chin is narrow and rather pointed. Their hair is usually auburn. Sagittarius can be easily recognized by their doe-like expression/face. Their complexion is a rosy pink. Their bodies are some what similar to Libra, but more athletic as fire signs typically are. Their movements are graceful, restless, and active. Their legs are long and prominent.
Their movements are slow, again just as earth signs are. Their skull is broad and their forehead is high. They have small, piercing eyes. Their nose is long and bony, mouth is thin and compressed. Bone structure is the most prominent part of their appearance; they are tall and lanky, limbs are big boned and long. Women with Capricorn influence often complain about having too much hair. Their expression is intense and kind of bitter. Wrinkles appearing early in life is common, but despite aging, they tend to keep keen eyesight.
Movements are graceful and swift. Their skull is broad compared to length, their face is long and oval. Their hair possesses a beautiful glint, it is usually curly. Their eyes are slightly wider set apart, the colour ranges from hazel to blue; they are large and luminous. Their nose is neither very long or very short, nor very thin or very broad. Their lips are of medium size, but somewhat thin. Their body is very average and well proportioned; not very robust though. Aquarian men tend to be a little effeminate while Aquarian women tend to be a bit masculine.

Their face is very soft and rounded. Their eyes are very prominent: dreamy with almost a sleepy expression. Their lips are full, their neck is short, shoulders are round. Their hair is usually brown. Their limbs tend to be short and squishy.

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Ascendant in Scorpio Woman

Women of the Scorpio Ascendant is distinguished by a beautiful piercing look, according to which they are remembered. They are endowed with sexuality and eroticism. To them the opposite sex stretches. They easily put people to their people and cause sympathy. Their face expresses inner fearlessness and determination. These women have developed musculature, and often have a dense physique, although there are exceptions. They love sexy clothes, but prefer practical. These women create a special style that distinguishes them from the crowd. They like costume jewelry, which they often endow with secret meaning. They like perfume and often choose sharp exotic scents.

If the woman’s horoscope is a rising sign is Scorpio, then it is recommended that her emotions and feelings be less likely to follow. The success of a woman on a personal plane often depends on how she uses her energy. Reckless decisions that she can take on impulse are likely to involve her in an unpleasant situation. Often women with an ascendant in Scorpio are successful and happy people. Confident and determined, they quickly achieve what they want. They build their future with their own hands, without asking for help from relatives and men. In everything, they rely only on themselves.

Women have a very strong sexuality, so if they wish they can subjugate any partner. Despite strong energy, purposefulness and strength, these women very often face difficulties that they create themselves. They can not communicate with people on an equal footing, but try to prove to them their advantage, subordinate partners who have been set for a serious harmonious relationship. They are encouraged from time to time for remove the mask of pride and arrogance to fill their lives with loyal and faithful friends. Otherwise, in old age, these women turn out to be lonely and unwanted. Successful career in old age often does not bring any satisfaction.

Scorpio Rising Woman

Ascendant in Scorpio in a woman shows her power-hungry and very attractive for men. She is a passionate and mysterious woman who can become incredulous if she feels a danger in a relationship. Men find her incredibly sexy, which is quite fair. She has some kind of hypnotic ability, from which not to hide, or hide. But her stubbornness, at times, puts a man at a dead end — how to behave with her, and how to entice yourself? She is not a prudent person in communication, but she appreciates honesty and independence. A woman with an ascendant in Scorpio is an intelligent and beautiful woman, which is not so common.

With her opinion it is necessary to reckon, otherwise lightnings will sparkle in the eyes, and revenge will be merciless. Despite her sociability, she is a secretive person. It is difficult to approach it if it does not allow it. She needs to trust the man completely to reveal her soul. But when he takes possession of it, he will not be able to give up this stormy hurricane and the hot fire of desires. She fascinates at first sight, and after a kiss the man is no longer able to cope with himself. A sensual and temperamental lady who tries to protect herself from her own vulnerability. In fact, willpower and confidence are given to her from birth, which is noticed all around.

If she appears in society, then all eyes are turned on her, because the Ascendant in Scorpio in a woman demonstrates her fantastic sexuality. She has many boyfriends, but she gives preference to someone who will also be hot, impulsive and risky, like her. But, he must belong only to her, and she — to him. She is ardent and passionate, but in moderation, not to provoke herself to extravagance. This woman can not be forgotten, if at least once met with her, especially, twisted love story.

She likes men who are wealthy, practical and talented. It can be artists, artists and fashion designers who are not devoid of vanity and know how to make money. But, a man should remember that her love is not bought and not sold. Wisdom and wealth — that’s what a woman with an ascendant in Scorpio puts above all else. By the way, she will also pay attention to the “wealth” of his spiritual world. It is often called a “fatal woman”, which is true. But, emotions and feelings she always wants more than a banal intimate connection. If the partner is destined to unravel her secret, hidden behind the “seven locks”, then he will create a happy and long union with her.

Appearance and the Rising Sign


You’ve probably noticed as you read descriptions of the Signs of the Zodiac many times they refer to certain physical characteristics, indicating the potential for either problems or extra sources of strength within one’s physical body.

A person’s physical appearance is most strongly affected by the Ascendant, or “Rising Sign.” This is the sign of the Zodiac that is on the horizon at the exact moment of birth. The Ascendant is the Ruler of the First House in the birth chart.

An important keyword for the First House is the House of the “Self,” including any issues of the basic personality, how others view you, and, most importantly, the physical appearance, facial structure and basic body type and the way you and others are likely to react to your individual physical appearance.

The ability to recognize and deduce the Sun or Rising Sign of a person is a skill that can be learned. Learn the physical characteristics associated with each Sign. Just remember, if any particular Sign predominates in a birth chart (for example, many planets in Cancer, even with an Aries Sun Sign) that individual’s physical appearance will have characteristics of the predominant Sign.

Anyone can have fun recognizing the way physical appearance is affected by Astrology. Think about people you know well and whose Sun Signs you know. Mentally examine their physical attributes and try to separate out those who closely resemble their Sun Sign. Take a moment, knowing the physical characteristics of each sign, and look more deeply into their physical appearance. Does that Capricorn friend with the strong jaw and straight nose have a softer, rounder face incongruous with the rest of their general appearance? Perhaps there is a Cancer or Pisces ascendant asserting its effect.

How about the genial, laid-back Sagittarius with the piercing eyes, compelling gaze, and chiseled cheekbones? Perhaps a Scorpio Ascendant, is present?

While the Sun sign will generally provide the “basics” as far as physical appearance goes, these basics are “refined” by the influence of the Ascendant. Practice “guessing” the Signs of your friends and with a little experience, you’ll most likely be surprised at how close your “guesses” become!

Remember, our physical appearance is shaped by genetics. An Asian Aries will obviously not look exactly like an African Aries; a Swedish Scorpio won’t superficially resemble a Latino Scorpio. Take a deeper look, while keeping genetics and racial differences in mind, and use the Sign Appearance descriptions in their most general manner. For example, when “light colored eyes,” or “straight hair” are listed, this simply means that the eyes themselves will be a lighter shade, not that they’ll be pale blue. An African or African-American individual with an Ascendant usually associated with “naturally straight hair” will not somehow magically be born with straight hair, but there may be a more relaxed curl to the tresses. It’s unusual to find an “olive complexion” on a freckle-faced Irishman, but there may be an underlying “olive” tint to the fair, freckled face. With that in mind, here are general physical characteristics associated with the various signs for you to study. Have fun and make sure to take that second look!

ARIES: Tend to have sharp and distinctive features and prominent brows. Aries rules the head and face, and some may have birthmarks, scars, etc. on the face or head. Males may tend toward baldness — all that testosterone, perhaps? Strong bone structure, quick movements, and an upright posture are associated with this sign. Some of this sign have a ruddy complexion; all will tend to have a strong constitution. They may tend to glance around the room, as opposed to maintaining a steady gaze, and tend to have a confident, brisk manner of walking.

TAURUS: Frequently large bodied (not necessarily plump or fat), but could also be muscular and sturdy. Dark hair and eyes – remember, eyes could also be dark blue and hair dark blond as well as brown or black, with a serene and steady gaze. Interestingly, members of this sign often have smaller-than-expected ears. Their hair tends toward naturally curly or wavy. Ruling the throat and neck, this bodily area is often eye-catching — maybe a thick, “bull-like” neck, or perhaps a long, graceful one, but generally prominent in some way.

GEMINI: Highly expressive faces, reflecting their mood-of-the-moment. These people give off a feeling of energy, even when at rest. They may jitter a bit or shake their legs, but even if they’re not actually moving, there’s a sense of energy, simply waiting to explode. Often graced with “small features” — it sounds odd, but look at the face, and it may seem somewhat doll-like, with the features more centered than spread out. Fast-paced speech goes along with extremely quick minds. Physically agile with a naturally slim build (although some weight gain is a possibility) they just seem like they “should” be tall and thin, even when they’re not. Most often pale-complected, with restless eyes that seem to take in everything all at once, they frequently possess high foreheads.

CANCER: Their most prominent feature is a round face. Even when skinny they frequently have rounded soft features, and apple cheeks. This sign rules the stomach and breasts, and these are often noticeable in some way. The stomach may be rounded and Santa-like, or flat with six-pack abs; the female’s breasts may be large or small, but tend to be well-formed and pleasing to the eye in either case. Rounded eyes tend to give a “moony” or “dreamy” expression. High cheekbones and a prominent brow compliment the look. Extremely expressive features with long limbs compared to the trunk — even short natives often have a “lanky” look to their arms and legs.

LEO: In keeping with their Zodiacal symbol, lions frequently have mane-like hair, framing their keen-eyed, well-shaped faces. They tend toward high color in complexion, sometimes tending to ruddy. These natives will have a regal bearing, erect posture, and graceful movements. Their movements can be slow, but dramatic and extremely “leonine!” Eyes tend to be almond shaped, often a dark shade — again, not necessarily brown or black, but dark blue, dark green, dark hazel. They may have a tendency toward “bad backs,” or pain in the back, neck, and sometimes the shoulder area, although the shoulders themselves tend to be strong and broad.

VIRGO: Gentle and graceful of movement, as well as a youthful appearance, they tend to seem younger than their years. Some blush easily, though more often because they’ve been embarrassed by being singled out, rather than from prudishness. While this sign’s symbol is the Virgin, this doesn’t mean they are cold or asexual, but they do tend to be modest. Look for bright, clear eyes with a gentle but direct expression, delicate noses, and well-shaped, curvy lips. They can be obsessed by their own appearance, seeing flaws that no one else does, and they go to lengths to “hide” them. You may catch them staring at their own expressions in the mirror, busy analyzing perceived flaws, but only when they think no one’s looking. When it comes to the things they can manage about their appearances, Virgo goes to extremes: neat beyond imagination or the consummate slob – both typify this sign’s nature. Frequently they can look somewhat fragile, but surprise you with their physical strength. Digestive problems, upset stomachs, and outbreaks of nervousness and insecurity are frequent.

LIBRA: Truly Venus’s children, with well-shaped lips and noses, sometimes heart-shaped or oval faces, dimpled cheeks and cleft chins can be common. Generally, they have well-proportioned features and pleasant expressions, even when they’re not in a pleasant mood. Their movements tend to be graceful, and facial features tend to be more rounded than angular. Another characteristic is a clear and mellifluous speaking voice. Even when not conventionally attractive there will be a certain charm to them — their faces have character, whether they’re what would be considered beautiful or not. They are graced with a gorgeous smile and lovely, infectious laughter.

SCORPIO: This intense sign is really is all about the eyes. Dark or light, the gaze will be piercing and direct, and unless they’re shooting vengeful daggers from them, people will often comment on how beautiful their eyes are. Direct eye contact is this sign’s hallmark, they are never “shifty eyed.” Sharp features, prominent cheekbones and noses, are common, some what similar to that of a bird of prey. These people tend to have strong constitutions, and often powerful-looking physiques. Many are pale-complected (remember, “paleness” does not always equate to “whiteness”) and can maintain the famous poker-face, able to keep their inner emotions from their outward expressions. Ruling the reproductive organs, these natives may be prone to possible health problems in this region of the body. Magnetic and mysterious, sensual and compelling is their natural gift.

SAGITTARIUS: “Clumsy grace” is this sign’s most noticeable physical trait. This may sound contradictory, but it’s really not. Think of a newborn foal, teetering and tottering on its legs, while still showing glimpses of the powerful, athletic horse it will one day become. Openness and friendliness show in the Archer’s face and posture. You may find these natives may lean forward when conversing with you, getting physically closer to engage emotional closeness. Broad foreheads and cheerful expressions are the norm, as are quick movements and dramatic gestures. They sometimes play with their hair, mostly unconsciously, casually tossing their head to sweep it back, or grabbing a lock and tugging at it. They often have beautiful, clear, sparkling eyes. Naturally, they tend toward a strong, athletic build, but can become plump due to their love of food, drink and (due to their ruler, Jupiter) excesses.

CAPRICORN: When talking to a native of this winter sing, you may often be struck by their well-modulated, often deep speaking voices. Frequently they have naturally straight hair, and dark or olive complexions. Lacking the jittery energy of other signs, the Goat will generally make slower, more deliberate movements. When at rest, they’ll exhibit steady, somewhat serious expressions. This face will generally sport a straight, well-shaped nose reaching up to seemingly prominent eyebrows exhibiting the “T” shape this sign is known for. Their skin tends to be sensitive, sometimes subject to rashes, outbreaks, or easy bruising. You notice their teeth — perhaps because they’re straight, white and even or crooked or have many fillings. Graceful in manner, but sometimes because they have difficulty relaxing; this sign may appear uptight, bored, or uncomfortable. Once they get past their discomfort, they will appear fresh and warm.

AQUARIUS: One common trait of this sign is a “high,” well-defined forehead. Generally soft-spoken and polite, this sign can fly off at a moment’s notice into eccentricity. They often have dreamy, light-colored eyes, naturally straight and light-colored hair with finely-chiseled, attractive facial features, and lovely profiles. They’re frequently broad through both hips and shoulders — males and females alike with strong, shapely legs. Members of this sign are very sensitive to weather and barometric pressure, so expect to find them bundled up in the winter and stripped down in hot weather. These people are great listeners and equally known as great story-tellers.

PISCES: Gentleness combined with keen intuition that shows in the soft, dreamy round eyes is the keynote of this water sign. Graceful, quick movements that resemble the fish that represents their sign are common. These natives tend to have a quite charming manner and a lovely smile. Ruling the feet, they often have small, delicate feet, or overly large “clodhoppers.” Their hair tends to be soft and fine, sometimes naturally wavy and most often lighter-colored. Their skin is almost always soft and may tend to be pearl-like. Elegant, flowing movements are indicative of this sign and they seem to appear “small” for some reason, even the tallest among them. Look for tranquil expression, giving a languid affect along with beautiful smiles, mischievous grins and tinkling laughter.

Appearance and the Rising Sign ©

By StarzJC

Aries Ascendant: The Aries Rising Sign Characteristics

The ruler of Aries ascendant is Mars, who has endowed you with an athletic physique and a youthful spirit. Your vitality is boundless and you are always ready to take any initiative.

Aries Rising Sign: The Ascendant In Aries and its meaning

With an Aries Ascendant, you are independent, love adventure and can succeed in anything you do. Image is very important for you and so you pay special attention to your dress sense. You are honest and straightforward and aren’t afraid to tell the truth, even if this hurts others. There is nothing nasty in your intentions, but you are simply a faithful friend of the truth.

You act immediately and when something attracts your attention you try to make it yours straight away. You don’t like wasting time. You are impatient and always want to be ‘first’. If you see that something isn’t turning out at the pace you’d like it to, then your interest and enthusiasm wane.

This type of behaviour, however, can be the cause of you losing many important things in your life and so you must ‘train’ yourself not to insist.

You will learn to do this if you plan your steps and don’t make any rushed moves, which will not bring positive results. In any case, your goals and priorities are clear and you have the ability to overcome any obstacle that you encounter.

You are a sociable person and enjoy interacting and making friends, but these relationships rarely last long however. People stay in your life when you share common interests. When your interests are different, you seek a new company.

Throughout your life, you will meet many people who are willing to help your progress, but you have learned to rely on your own resources and don’t like to feel that you may have been promoted to a position that perhaps you don’t deserve.

You believe that your own personal efforts will, sooner or later, be acknowledged and that success will taste sweeter. On the contrary, you do what you can to aid your friends and refuse to accept that someone will reject your help.

You have very strong emotions and passions and this may lead you to a rushed wedding at a young age or long-term cohabitation, as you will feel the need for a partner by your side. If this relationship does not work out then you will be very hurt but will learn to control your emotions and be more cautious in the future.

Exercise is very important to you as it helps you maintain a good physical condition and mental outlook.

Aries ascendant personality traits

As an Aries Ascendant, when something gets your attention, you’re likely to act upon it immediately, especially when we are talking about a love interest. You certainly don’t like wasting time, so when something (or someone) doesn’t prove to be worthy of your attention, you give up relatively easily. If there’s an area that you can work on to save yourself hurt and resentment, it’s your patience and persistence –some things are good enough, they just need some more time. Since, as an Aries Rising sign, you’re probably quite sociable, you can make friends easily, but might not keep them for long periods of time. Building common interests with the people around you might strengthen those bonds.

Life has probably already taught you how to rely on your own resources in order to make it and be self-sufficient. A good lesson you can teach yourself though is not to always reject the assistance of your friends, as they can help you progress in life and share emotions that you wouldn’t have experienced otherwise. Think what a great feeling it is to be there for someone important to you –wouldn’t it be great if you allowed them to feel the same way every once in a while?

Aries ascendant physical appearance

Your Aries Ascendant has probably been very generous for your outward physical appearance, giving you a sporty and fit physique, together with a youthful spirit. You have amazing physical resources and your vitality is always high, allowing you to pioneer in every venture, in many aspects of your life. As an Aries Rising sign, the idea of “image” is likely to be of special importance to you, making you very careful about what you wear and how you present yourself in general. One of your main traits is how straightforward you are, not afraid to share what you feel is the truth, even if it might end up hurting someone else. Given that your predisposition is never harmful, this trait makes you a loyal and trustworthy friend.

Since you’re here: How to tell someone’s sign by their looks.

Aries Ascendant Man

Aries Ascendant men like to be in control. They are driven by ambition and have the tendency to act impulsively. They require absolute honesty of their partner, but often only do so as a way of getting what they want. Aries Rising men love the chase, as they’re always up for a good challenge and relish the thrill that comes with winning a woman’s heart; the greater the challenge, the greater their attraction to the woman they’re after. They’re usually drawn to spontaneous women. They want to be seen as unique and irreplaceable, which is why they want to know nothing about their partner’s former lovers. They need a partner who can assuage their anxieties, as they sometimes find it hard to express themselves sexually. Once they’ve conquered a woman’s heart and feel comfortable with her, their aggressive façade gives way to their more vulnerable side.

Since you’re here: What do men want for women, based on their sign?

Aries Ascendant Woman

Aries Ascendant women rarely shy away from confrontation. They appreciate independence in men because they’re self-reliant. They’re in no rush to settle down, and will only do so once they have fulfilled their ambitions. Aries Rising women prefer being single to settling for a relationship that doesn’t live up to their standards. When they’re attracted to someone, they let it show. They often lack the patience to let things flow naturally, so they usually encounter many problems in their romantic life. Aries Rising men, sometimes have difficulty expressing their sexuality because they hate feeling exposed and vulnerable. Unless their natal Moon is in a feminine zodiac sign, such as Pisces, they tend to avoid clothes that highlight their femininity.

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Celebrities with Aries ascendant

Celebrities with Aries Rising are Shakira, Rihanna, Richard Burton, Che Guevara, Penelope Cruz, Heath Ledger, James Dean, Kendall Jenner, Joan Baez, Barbra Streisand, Heather Locklear, Evita Peron, John Lennon, Martina Navratilova, Bette Midler, Morgan Freeman, Joan Collins.

Since you’re here: The Planet Ruling your Ascendant

Aries ascendant and its Sun sign combinations

Find here all 12 combinations of Sun signs combined Aries rising sign. Read the characteristics the Aries ascendant gives to your personality, in combination with your Sun.

Before you go on, don’t forget to check our FREE compatibility report based on your and your lover’s date and place of birth!

Aries Sun with Aries ascendant

The characteristics of your ascendant are emphasised even more. You are very brave and always ready to ‘fall in battle’ to make your dreams come true, even if you have to exhaust yourself. You often dress impressively and try to ‘shock’ the people around you, since you believe you are a trailblazer.

Taurus Sun with Aries ascendant

You have an ambiguous charm and can be fairly enigmatic as you like to wait until you are sure of your partner’s intentions before expressing your own feelings. You like to have fun and are often the life and soul of the party. Money is essential to you, not just so you can buy whatever catches your fancy but also to impress others.

Gemini Sun with Aries ascendant

You want to conquer the world and, when communicating, use your charm as a weapon. You may be rather aggressive at a young age but will mature as you grow older. You always like to be at the centre of attention and, when this doesn’t happen, get bored easily. You are rather flighty and have mood swings. You make friends and find companions easily but when your relationships are not harmonious, you quickly replace them.

Cancer Sun with Aries ascendant

A contradictory combination, which makes you irritable and impatient, with the result that you often act thoughtlessly. Family is important to you and you should think it through thoroughly before deciding to get married. Your partner’s appearance is very important, but you should also consider their character, because a divorce will cost you dearly. Since you’re here: Do opposites attract?

Leo Sun with Aries ascendant

You are full of energy, enthusiasm and dignity. You enjoy exercising your influence and try to create an environment in which you will be essential and adored. Your problem is that you believe that the glory is all yours and don’t have the patience to take steps that are slow but sure. Even so, your natural glow, good mood and optimism will make you very popular, and you will thus achieve your goals.

Virgo Sun with Aries ascendant

Logic comes first with you and, in many cases, holds you back and doesn’t allow you to make the effort needed to achieve your goals. You don’t have much faith in yourself and your abilities and always need a helping hand to give you a ‘push’. You need people around you who will support you and raise your morale, so you can succeed in life. But, when you are alone you can appreciate your true strengths!

Libra Sun with Aries ascendant

You appear enthusiastic and daring, but appearances can be deceiving! You have great self-confidence and aren’t as independent as you like to show. On the contrary, you have the great need to ‘lean’ on a relationship. You have a huge desire to form a harmonious relationship and your impatience often leads to defeat. Try to avoid a rushed marriage that will end in divorce.

Scorpio Sun with Aries ascendant

Both your ascendant and your zodiac are ruled by the planet Mars. This will result in powerful, overwhelming feelings and equally great passions. There is a thin line between love and hate for you and one wrong move from your partner could ruin everything. Your attitude and your jealousy frighten your partner and prevent you from being yourself.

Sagittarius Sun with Aries ascendant

Your sun and ascendant belong to the fire element and make you very independent and active. You are honourable and honest and face even your opponents with all your cards on the table. Important benefits will come from abroad and you may even live in a foreign country, either when you get married or through your profession.

Capricorn Sun with Aries ascendant

You can achieve anything. Your methodical approach, your stubbornness and your hard work will lead you to the top of your chosen field. However, you often neglect your love life and hide your feelings, with the result that you distance yourself from your partner. You prefer to focus your energy on your professional activities and on friends who support you.

Aquarius Sun with Aries ascendant

You attract people around you like a magnet and are exceptionally popular and much loved. Yet, your relationships don’t last long. When the first problems arise or when you simply stop having the same interests you disappear and go off to make new friendships, which will come to the same end. This fact influences and shapes your love life.

Pisces Sun with Aries ascendant

Fire and water are incompatible and this combination creates many contradictory tendencies. You are very different from how you appear and your inner world is very strong. Even though you want to be independent, your timid nature often stops you from making the moves that will lead to success. You are very different from what you show and your internal world is very strong. You are selfless, but this may cost you in time and money. Find out about Aries best and worst matches in our FREE zodiac sign compatibility guide! Read more here about the characteristics of another ascendant.

  • Aries Rising Sign: All about Aries Ascendant

    Aries rising amplifies Aries based traits in a person, even if they are not an Aries at all. To know if Aries is a person’s rising sign, they first need to know what their star sign is, which is based on a person’s birthday. Next, they will need to know what time they were born in.

    The close to the minute a person knows their birth time; the more accurate their rising sign guess will be. To be safe, a person needs to at least have it down to the hour they were born. For Example, an Aries born between 4 am – 6 am is in Aries ascendant, but an Aries born at 6:30 am would still be an Aries, but instead would have Taurus as their rising sign.

    Aries Rising Personality Traits

    What does it mean to be Aries rising? A person’s rising sign is set at birth, just like their sun sign, so it does not change. A person’s rising sign traits often catch a person’s first impression, rather than their actual sun sign traits. This is because the rising sign traits act more dominant at first, even though the sun sign traits are likely to take up much more of a person’s actual personality.


    People who have the Aries rising sign are likely to seem outgoing on a first impression, even if they are really shy most of the time. They have moments of acting spontaneous, which could cause people to think of them as being outgoing.

    Aries rising people are often louder than they realize they are. These people are more ready to try new things than other people in their same sign because of Aries rising. All in all, Aries rising gives the signs the extra energy and motivation they need to complete a task.

    How Aries Rising Affects the Zodiac Signs

    Each zodiac sign comes into Aries ascendant (Aries Lagna) at different times. They are approximate as they are based on a 6 am sunrise. However, if the sunrise was earlier or later in the day, time can be added or subtracted from the times below to match up. For example, if the sunrise was at 7, Aries times would instead be 5 am to 7 am.

    What time is Aries Rising Sign

    No Sun Signs Time of Birth
    1 Aries 4 am to 6 am
    2 Taurus 2 am to 4 am
    3 Gemini 12 am to 2 am
    4 Cancer 10 pm to 12 am
    5 Leo 8 pm to 10 pm
    6 Virgo 6 pm to 8 pm
    7 Libra 4 pm to 6 pm
    8 Scorpio 2 pm to 4 pm
    9 Sagittarius 12 pm to 2 pm
    10 Capricorn 10 am to 12 pm
    11 Aquarius 8 am to 10 am
    12 Pisces 6 am to 8 am

    1. Aries (4 am – 6 am)

    Aries people who are born under Aries rising have all of their usual Aries traits; only they are amplified. There is nothing this double Aries person can’t handle.

    They are determined to finish every task they begin, and they don’t care what they need to do to be able to do this. However, Aries aren’t only full of positive traits. These people can also be extra stubborn, arrogant, and angry when they don’t get their way.

    2. Taurus (2 am – 4 am)

    Taurus people are usually relaxed but stuck in their own ways. A Taurus person with Aries ascendant is likely to be a little more movable than the average Taurus person.

    They will also gain extra determination when they are working on projects. A Taurus with Aries rising is also likely to be much more creative than the average Taurus person.

    3. Gemini (12 am – 2 am)

    Gemini people are smart and creative, and both of these Aries rising traits are amplified if they are born under this rising. These people will have more determination than Geminis usually, do, which admittedly still isn’t a lot.

    This sign will be encouraged to learn about many different things, which could be argued is a great benefit of being easily distracted. They are likely to make great strides in their lives.

    4. Cancer (10 pm – 12 am)

    Cancer people are usually sensitive and quiet people, and while still sensitive under Aries rising, they tend to voice their opinions much louder when under the influence of Aries rising.

    These people are less nervous and anxious and more impulsive and energetic than the average Cancer person. These Cancer people dare to be bold, strong, and a little wild.

    5. Leo (8 pm – 10 pm)

    Leo people already have much in common with Aries people. They are hardworking, determined, energetic, and charismatic. Being born under Aries ascendant sign only gives this sign more energy and determination to complete their goals.

    They may be more willing to work with others to accomplish their goals. Anyone who questions their methods is likely to have to see all of the anger of a true Aries rising sign.

    6. Virgo (6 pm – 8 pm)

    Virgo people are organized, quiet, and they act the part of a perfectionist as well. Being born under Aries rising makes this sign more courageous than its other Virgo counterparts. This sign is no longer afraid to speak their mind when they are born under Aries rising. They will also be more determined to complete their goals.

    7. Libra (4 pm – 6 pm)

    Based on the Aries rising meaning, Libra people try to keep everything in balance in their lives, and they want to treat everyone as fairly as possible. If born under Aries, they will be more determined to complete their goals.

    However, when their life is not as balanced as they would like it to be, they can become angrier than a Virgo person would usually get because of the Aries rising in them.

    8. Scorpio (2 pm – 4 pm)

    Scorpio people are passionate about everything they do, and their creativity and sense of secrecy help to mold their lives. Born under Aries rising, Scorpio people are likely to be more sexually charged than other Scorpios.

    They will have more energy in other parts of their lives, but they will need to be extra careful to make sure that they do not use this energy negatively.

    9. Sagittarius (12 pm – 2 pm)

    Sagittarius people love to move around; they hate to be in one place for too long. When born under Aries ascendant, this sign is likely to have even more energy than they usually have, which will drive them to explore the world even more.

    However, if they are stuck in one place for too long, they will get more agitated than this sign would usually get if it was not born under Aries rising.

    10. Capricorn (10 am – 12 pm)

    As per the Aries rising predictions, Capricorn people are practical, calm, and ambitious. When born under Aries rising, they are likely to assert themselves more. They are more determined than ever to complete their goals.

    They may even become a leader instead of a follower. However, they are likely to deal with extreme feelings of guilt if they do someone to hurt someone else on their path to success.

    11. Aquarius (8 am – 10 am)

    Aquarius people have a zest for life and everything in it. When they are born under Aries rising, they become even more excitable and energetic. They will run through life, not caring if they get in trouble along the way.

    Some may think of them to be careless, while they think of themselves as people living on the edge. Either way, the Aquarius and Aries in these people are obvious.

    12. Pisces (6 am – 8 am)

    According to the Aries ascendant sign, Pisces are sensitive, creative, and they are more likely to have their heads stuck in the clouds than here on Earth. When this sign is born under Aries rising, they tend to stay on Earth more than their other Pisces counterparts.

    They can also be less sensitive and more forceful than other Pisces. They still will be creative, and they may have the motivation to do more projects and even to make a living from it.

    Aries Rising: Conclusion

    Aries rising affects all of the signs in basically the same way, giving them a little bit of traits. But it has a wonderfully unique effect on each sign, and even on each person, depending on how they react to the traits. Aries brings a little more energy and fun into any sign’s life.

    Read Also: List of 12 Rising Signs or Ascendants

    1. Aries Rising

    2. Taurus Rising

    3. Gemini Rising

    4. Cancer Rising

    5. Leo Rising

    6. Virgo Rising

    7. Libra Rising

    8. Scorpio Rising

    9. Sagittarius Rising

    10. Capricorn Rising

    11. Aquarius Rising

    12. Pisces Rising

    • Contents

      Aries rising people are straightforward and quick to act. They like to compete and love it when they’re winning at something. Not at all patient, it’s difficult for them to be around slow individuals who refuse to be active.

      Known as impulsive and for having a quick temper, they still deserve all the admiration of others because they don’t hold grudges. Also, independent and very confident, they usually manage to make their dreams come true.

      Aries Rising in a nutshell:

      • Strengths: Dignified, ambitious and daring;
      • Weaknesses: Irritable, clumsy and absentminded;
      • Perfect Partner: Someone who chases harmony rather than adventure and puts them first;
      • Life Lesson for Aries Ascendant: To put those close above anything else.

      The rising sign should always be considered when reading a birth chart because it determines how a person looks and acts around others. It is also an important element when it comes to what impact the individual has on everyone, symbolizing the first impressions people get about a person.

      Aries Rising personality

      Having a tendency to be selfish in the most ruthless way, Aries rising can’t really be too considerate because it would mean for them to interrupt their energy flow and to no longer focus on their own goals.

      There’s something in their personality though, a kind and loving attitude for the one they are sharing their life with, coupled with a desire to live a peaceful and beautiful life.

      In short, when it concerns their lover, they are more like Libra, their opposite in the zodiac. But their closest friends won’t even notice this about them for it will only be something they’re only revealing to their partner.

      Their determination and impulsiveness can overwhelm others but are traits they find to be very important for their upbringing. These natives need high ideals and to have a purpose because they’re only motivated by good results.

      Only when working on something, they feel fulfilled and wanting to release all of their emotional and physical energy. But expect them to be aggressive, restless and very impatient.

      You will always recognize them in a crowd for they have sparkling eyes that make them look like they’ve just got out of bed. It’s normal for Aries rising to pay attention to their own image and to put on the coolest clothes that reveal their great taste.

      They have a dignifying look and live the most dynamic lives. Anyone can notice their body is always stretched and ready for action, which completely makes sense because their energy levels are incredible.

      These natives can’t be stopped from getting what they want and for always wanting to do something.

      Ruled by Mars, through their ascendant they’re the fighters and the winners of this game called life. Mars is known as the planet of war, after all. Expect them to always focus on what they have to do and to want the center of the stage, not at all to be in the shadows.

      They simply love life and know how to live it at a fast pace. Cheerful and enjoying every moment to the maximum, these people have passion, are agitated and can’t wait around for things to just happen.

      That’s why they want a partner just like themselves. However, it’s also possible for them to be attracted by the soft signs ruled by Venus.

      Hating stupidity, they will surround themselves with intelligent people. When things are not going the way they want them, nervous breakdowns start to take over their life.

      Because they lack patience, it’s absolutely normal for them to just give up on some things and projects. It’s just that they want immediate results, not to just wait around and to expect for things to happen.

      When in a competition, all they will do is think about the end and about winning. It’s possible for them to learn patience if fate will force it into their life. So, a marriage, a friendship and also parenthood will teach them to wait for the good things.

      While not showing it all the time, Aries ascendant people are very courageous. But others should be very careful not to make them angry or to tell them things twice.

      Being told too many times what to do makes them feel stupid and they surely don’t like feeling like that. What’s good to know is that their anger doesn’t last for too long and a good joke can have them cheerful again.

      Decisive in nature and powerful, they sometimes force their intentions upon others. Preferring to show off their talents, Aries rising won’t just sit and wait for someone to appreciate them.

      If they’re the introverted type, the assertiveness specific to Arieses will be later on revealed in their personality. If it won’t, they’ll end up frustrated and famous for throwing tantrums out of anything.

      When people have Libra Descendant like them, they become less aggressive and more attentive to what others need. However, in order for these natives to be more composed and calm, it’s necessary that they get their boldness, power and independence straightened out first. And only after that, they can start to be more courteous, thoughtful and discrete, but only in a gradual manner.

      These people won’t waste their time with someone egotistical and mean. The more gentle and less competitive a person is, the more attracted they feel towards him or her.

      Aries rising may have a contradicting side because, when young, they are independent and flirtatious and at the same time want a stable home and to get married.

      This is not abnormal because their fourth House of family and home is ruled by the Cancer and thus, the Moon. As young people, they won’t even think of establishing a career for themselves because they’re too impatient.

      The physique of Aries Rising

      Aries rising are known for their fast walk and sudden movements. Their facial bones are prominent, and scars may be present around their eyes or on their cheeks because they seem to always injure themselves around the face area.

      Their body is strong and athletic, so many will be sure they’re always working out. Proud of their physical appearance and youthful in spirit, these natives have an incredible energy and lust for life that make them want to take on new challenges.

      Giving a lot of importance to how they look and present themselves in the world, Aries rising will be careful at what clothes they are putting on and how they are wearing them.

      Very honest and straightforward, they will always speak the truth and not care if others get hurt. They don’t have bad intentions and you can be sure they’re reliable and devoted.

      Their body is ruled by Mars, so when the connection between their vibes and this planet will be interrupted, they won’t feel so good.

      Ruling over the head, these natives will often have migraines. Some dermatological diseases on their face are also common for them, together with feverish dispositions.

      Sporty and always on the run because they have this amazing energy, Aries rising could put up with a lot of physical effort. They pay attention to how fit they are, so it’s not impossible to find them at the gym after work.

      Aries Ascendant man

      The Aries rising man needs to be always in control. Ambitious and impulsive, he’ll most likely get to fulfill his dreams. This male native requires his partner to be completely honest because this is how he is as well.

      He likes to chase and loves a woman who poses as a challenge for his conquering abilities. The thrills of the courtship make him thrive, so the more she doesn’t give into him, the better for her.

      Ladies who act fast immediately turn him on. He likes to be seen as the most important person in the life of his woman, this being the reason why he hates to hear about her ex-partners.

      His lover should calm down his anxiety and teach him how to express himself sexually. As soon as he has won a lady’s heart and he feels comfortable, he starts to show his more aggressive side.

      ► Aries Ascendant Man: The Bold Entrepreneur

      Aries Ascendant woman

      The Aries rising woman is not afraid of any challenge or conflict. She likes independent men because she herself is like this.

      This lady won’t hurry to get married because she first wants to make her other dreams come true. If she would feel a relationship isn’t for her high standards, she would rather be all alone.

      When in love, she makes sure the person of her interest finds out about her feelings. Not at all patient or open to let things just happen, she’ll most likely have some problems with her love life.

      ► Aries Ascendant Woman: The Uninhibited Lady


      Aries ascendant people are highly energetic, eager to start things, impulsive, and opinionated. They are known to be restless but thoughtful and straightforward and they simply hate being tied down or told what to do.

      It’s suggested they learn how to be more tactful, patient and thoughtful because if they would know how to focus their energies on something more constructive, they would be much more successful.

      Just like the ram that symbolizes them, they’re using their head to face obstacles and hope to always have the power to knock down anything they may be dealing with, including their opponents.

      They love being challenged because their spirit is competitive and aggressive. Finishing a project before starting another one is suggested for their life to take the right turns.

      Explore further

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      Sun Moon Combinations

      Zodiac Soulmates

      Planetary Transits and Their Impact From A to Z

      Health For Capricorn Ascendant

      Capricorn suffers from disease arise by vita(wind). Capricorn Ascendant people do not readily yield to disease, but once sick they hold onto the symptoms and can become hypochondriacs. Capricorn rules the joints, hair, teeth and skin and nervous system in particular. The accidents from this sign are broken bones, sprains, dislocations and hurts from the knees and below.

      Temperament & Personality For Capricorn Ascendant

      Capricorn Ascendant people often make big show of being religious but in reality they are not as religious as they pretend to be. They are self centred, cunning, secretive and determined. They do more talking than listening; hence often lose control on what they are saying results in hurting others. A typical Capricorn has good organizational skills, is neat and tidy, have hard headed practicality. They have strong work ethic, materialistic tendencies, a conservative streak, conventionality and great respect for authority. Capricorn Ascendant people are ambitious, serious and dedicated to duty but sometimes vindictive; are self-disciplined, responsible and practical but at times, they can lurch in self-pity. Reasoning ability is excellent and has strong sense of purpose and direction. A Capricorn may appear sober and reserved in their dealings with others, but once they give the trust, they are a loyal and committed friend. Socially oriented, willing endeavour for work for anything they desire, and their self-esteem is extremely important. They have materialistic approach rather than philosophical. They are capable of falling in love for their own pleasure.

      Physical Appearance For Capricorn Ascendant

      Capricorn Ascendant people are quite slender, bony, awkward presence and of small to average height. The features are fine and seem cut with a chisel, with deep-set and serious eyes. They have stiff hair on the eyebrows and chest. Usually have big head and large teeth sometimes protruding outside the lips. The general appearance gives an impression of sternness, solidity, deepness, and maturity. Their look is marked by neutrality, sobriety, and ordinariness. Their concern is practicality and not aesthetics, which they pay no attention to. They often look like a scientist or a philosopher, a scholar or a wise person.

      Physical Appearance By Rising Sign, According To Jensen

      Can you tell how a person looks according to their Rising Sign? According to Magnus Jensen, yes. He wrote these Rising Sign descriptions in 1922 (Everybody’s Astrology by Magnus Jensen). (Find out your rising sign with our Rising Sign Calculator.)

      How an Aries Rising person looks:

      Quick and daring in thought and action, lively and energetic. Impulsive, enthusiastic, self-assertive and aggressive. Venturesome, resistful of control. Very determined. Excitable, and fiery in temper.

      When ascending (in addition to the above) the body is generally lean, but strong and enduring and of average height with wiry brown or reddish hair, light complexion. A broad forehead and pointed chin. A keen eye. A brisk lively gait. Liable to hurts about the head and face, and loss of hair.

      How a Taurus Rising person looks:

      When ascending, the body is generally stout and rather below the average height. A round thick neck and round face. Dark hair. Eyes dark, large and pensive. A measured, decisive step. Liable to throat afflictions.

      If born about May 19, especially if close to sunrise the eyesight is afflicted.

      How a Gemini Rising person looks:

      When ascending, the body is straight and generally slender and rather tall. Dark hair and brown eyes. Long arms and hands that are always busy with something. In short, Gemini persons are exceptionally expressive in hands, feet, eyes and tongue. Well shaped forehead, oval face. Liable to hurts about the arms and shoulders.

      How a Cancer Rising person looks:

      When ascending, gives a body of medium height, weak and unproportionate, a large upper body and slender limbs. Hair brown, complexion sandy or pale, and blue eyes. A round face. Crablike manners and a graceless gait. Liable to digestive troubles.

      How a Leo Rising person looks:

      When ascending, the body is usually large, well built and of a stately carriage. Ruddy complexion, light brown or golden hair and blue or gray eyes. A sonorous voice, and elastic step. Liable to hurts to the back.

      The days about July 28 and August 18 give weak eyes, especially when born close to sunrise.

      How a Virgo Rising person looks:

      When ascending, the body is rather short. The face appears triangular, the forehead being broad and well formed. Dark brown hair, brown or gray eyes and a sallow complexion. Somewhat jerky movements in walking. Liable to stomach troubles.

      How a Libra Rising person looks:

      When ascending, the body is generally above medium height, in youth slender and growing stout in later years. Symetric form and fair complexion. Brown or dark hair and blue eyes. Head and face of fine proportions. Square faced. Polite and graceful deportment. Weak kidneys and the small of the back.

      How a Scorpio Rising person looks:

      When ascending, the body is large boned and stout, strong and robust. Hair and complexion dark. Eyes dark, sharp and penetrating. Square face and large teeth. Abrupt in manners. Determined steps in walking. Liable to troubles with the genitals.

      How a Sagittarius Rising person looks:

      When ascending, the body is generally tall, of athletic build. Dark brown hair and dark eyes, sometimes gray. An open genial contour. Oval face. A carefree carriage. Liable to hurts to hips and thighs.

      The days about November 30 and December 16 and 19 give weak eyes, especially if birth is close to sunrise.

      How a Capricorn Rising person looks:

      When ascending, the body is weak, but tenacious to life. Small stature, ill-formed, dark complexion, dark brown or black hair and small dark piercing eyes. Thin neck and pointed features. Liable to consumption, and weak knees, apparent in the walk.

      How a Aquarius Rising person looks:

      When ascending, the body is seldom above medium, of fine build, round features, rather delicate. Sandy or dark flaxen hair. Restful eyes. Calm and reflective manners. Liable to injury to the legs.

      How a Pisces Rising person looks:

      When ascending, gives a small stature, fleshy, weak and tired. Brown hair and water colored eyes. Round face and small teeth. Walks with a waddling gait. Frequently troubled with their feet.

      The days about February 27 give weak eyesight, especially if born close to sunrise.

      See also our Ascendant in the Signs – Interpretations.

       Rising Signs

      Many people study astrology to learn more about themselves and others. It is quite interesting to learn about one’s rising sign in their chart. The rising sign can tell us many things, but most importantly, it tells us about the persona that we present to the outside world. This more than any other part of our sun sign astrology chart is how the world first sees us.
      If you were to ask people in a poll, they would most likely describe you or your loved ones using characteristics from your rising sign when they first met you. Those that know a little about astrology may automatically assume that they can “tell” your astrology sign from your persona. But those who truly know astrology know to look deeper. They know that they have merely met your face to the outside world and not the true “you” deep inside.
      It can be quite interesting when people have rising signs and sun signs that are not traditionally harmonious. This does not mean that your personality does not somehow get along. Typically what this means is that when people first meet you, they develop one opinion of you and as they get to know you they develop another, more true opinion of exactly who you are.
      When rising signs and sun signs are more complementary, they can mesh together and there can be much less difference between the two. An example of a great difference could be someone with a rising sign in Leo and a sun sign in Pisces. A rising sign in Leo would make them bold, confident and someone who sought out the spotlight. Their outside persona would certainly be likable and quite the confident type of person everyone wants to meet. The Pisces sun sign goes a bit deeper in their chart. As a Pisces sun sign, this person is sensitive, psychic and creative. Sometimes this person may have a tendency to isolate themselves. Listening to these descriptions, these certainly sound like two different people! So getting to know someone that came on like gangbusters but was a very deep soul and kind of an intense person that kept to themselves — this would be someone where the rising sign and sun sign showed you two different people at first.
      Many people also show some physical characteristics of their rising sign. Each astrological sign is known for some physical attributes. We all look so different that it is easy to see that these physical attributes manifest differently in everyone. A Cancer is known for having beautiful hands and a lovely complexion. If you have this sign as your sun sign or your rising sign, you might have one or even both of these characteristics. The Libras are known for being beautiful — even if they are not conventionally beautiful when you look at them. Libra is a sign of great charm, so it would make sense that the Libra would give anyone beauty physically and as a personality characteristic. Your physical appearance often has a variety of traits from both your rising and sun signs.
      Aries Rising: Confident and at times a bit aggressive. Likes sporting events and other competitions. Loves the colors red and orange. Typically quite popular and social and the very center of the social group. Physically the Aries is often medium height or even stocky and has quite an athletic build. They are much more graceful than they look.
      Taurus Rising: Known for loving beauty and being a collector of lovely things. Even if a Taurus has a modest income, they have a beautiful home and a gorgeous wardrobe. The Taurus has a very sensuous personality, loving to experience each of the senses. They are an excellent dancer and also a gourmet cook. Physically the Taurus tends to be petite and have delicate bone structure. They have excellent skin and great flexibility.
      Gemini Rising: You can always tell a Gemini because they can have a sparkling conversation with a parking meter! Witty, charming and forever the social butterfly. The Gemini is the natural public relations pro or even the politician. They know everyone and also know how to connect them to their needs. People draw to Geminis like the moths to flames. But Geminis are not great at intimacy, they don’t like it when people get too close! A Gemini will dress in the latest fashions not simply because they love to be in style, but especially to have something to talk about at the water cooler or the cocktail party. Physically Geminis are tall and slender. They tend to be slightly pale and have a lot of nervous energy.
      Cancer Rising: They say that the Cancers are “the mothers of the zodiac” and this is not quite true. Oh, Cancer is a very nurturing sign. But they don’t want to nurture everyone. They do however want to improve everyone! You can count on your fellow Cancer family members, friends and coworkers to nag you gently (and sometimes not so gently) to quit smoking, go on that diet, find a better job or to finally get married. Its not that they don’t think you’re perfect — you are! They just want to see you happy — they way they think you should live your life. Cancers are kind of neat freaks and don’t care so much about the finer things in life. They’d rather save their money for a rainy day. Physically Cancers are often medium height and curvy or muscular. They have lovely hands and beautiful skin.
      Leo Rising: The Leo is the star of the zodiac. These folks love to draw attention to themselves. They are the top salesperson in the office, the best house on the block, the best pie at the state fair and the girl with the cutest dimples at school. They’ll be glad to “top” you at just about anything — and often they do. But you simply have to love these Leos, even as they show off their fabulous selves. They have deeply generous hearts and would give you the silk shirt off their backs if you needed it. They write big fat checks to charity, even if they do brag about it a little too much. Physically Leos are a little shorter than they’d like but they always seem to have a gorgeous mane of hair. For some reason it is most often red.
      Virgo Rising: You know you have a Virgo in your life because they are always dependable and they are the person that walks into your life first when the crisis hits. You’ll often find Virgos in the first-responder type of jobs: police, fire, emergency services positions. You’d think Aries or Leo would beat them out for it. But Virgos are all about service. Many Virgos become teachers too. Caring for other people is important to them in ways that other signs don’t completely understand: it is a true mission. Virgos are also known for keeping things organized and spotless. You can actually eat off of a floor a Virgo has cleaned. But don’t: they’d probably strangle you for getting it dirty again. They are a bit fussy at times. Then again, they are busy saving the world so you have to forgive them. Physically Virgos are tall and thin with bright cheeks and dark hair.
      Libra Rising: It almost isn’t fair, but every Libra is beautiful. Even the ones that don’t look classically beautiful. They have wonderful skin and charming dimples. Libras have loads of charm and they totally know how to use that to their best advantage. Each one of them channels some sort of inner southern belle most of the time. They bat their eyes and get the best tables and parking tickets just go away. Physically Libras are very good looking and are known for having great skin.
      Scorpio Rising: Scorpio is a sign that is admired for its intensity. If you love passion, you’ll love Scorpio. Some people are afraid of Scorpios because they have heard of them having truly horrid tempers. This isn’t quite the whole story. What Scorpios really have is passion. If you get a Scorpio angry: you are going to be on the business end of a whole lot of angry passion. The wise ones only get mad when those that are vulnerable get hurt. Those still learning wind up taking anger management courses. Scorpios are very creative when they channel their passions properly. Physically they are most often average build but very muscular. They are quick and light on their feet.
      Sagittarius Rising: The Sagittarius is most known for their light-hearted and friendly way. You can always tell that there is a Sag in the room because of their great sense of humor, they can make anyone laugh! Somehow, the Sagittarius always seems taller and larger than they are. They have great natural charisma. They are the type of people that are great with a crowd of people and know how to encourage people to get along. Physically the Sagittarius is most known for having a tremendous amount of energy and for having great teeth. But they can be just about any height or any type of other physical characteristics. You’ll know that Sag because of their great energy level!
      Capricorn Rising: Some people are a little afraid of the Capricorns. They have a great reputation for being so very serious. But when you get to know the Capricorn, you realize this is not quite the case. What they are truly known for is being very responsible. Your Capricorn can be recognized for their maturity and wisdom that is far beyond their years. The teenagers never seem to miss curfew and the children always brush and floss their teeth. Don’t think your Capricorn doesn’t know how to have fun: they do. They are just much more rational about their fun than most of us! Physically the Capricorn is known for having lovely bone structure. They simply look stunning, even the ones that aren’t classically beautiful. There are many unique looking Capricorns out there that look just amazing.
      Aquarius Rising: These are unique folks, that is for sure. Aquarians simply think a little differently than most of us do. That’s why many of them are scientists, artists or engineers. They are creative, in ways that shape our world today and for tomorrow to come. The smart ones realize early that they walk to the beat of a different drum and they hum along to that tune. The ones that have a tougher time are those that try to conform to the song everyone else happens to be listening to. Aquarians do better when they let their freak flag fly. Physically Aquarians often have tall, thin and wiry physiques. They have lots of energy and often have sensitive systems that require very specific diets. You’ll know the Aquarian in the restaurant ordering his hamburger medium well done with a well grain bun. They always have great passion in their eyes and are often musical.
      Pisces Rising: The Pisces is a sensitive soul. Quite often, a Pisces has a lot of psychic ability, which if they learn how to manage it well can help humanity as well as themselves. Sometimes Pisces are known for trying to get people to feel sorry for them so they’ll do their errands or maybe lend them something till payday. But for the most part Pisces folks use their sensitivity to care for others — and they do care about everyone, from society to different causes and even the pet rock. Pisces people often have many pets and plants that they happily talk to all day long — and why not? They are after all talking right back to them! Physically Pisces people are often muscular and slightly curvy. All Pisces people have beautiful eyes, most often deep set and looking slightly watery.

      While the sun sign describes your fundamental character, desires, and wants, it’s the rising sign or ascendant that represents the lens through which you see the world, how you go after what you want, and the part of your personality that’s most readily seen by others. Astrologers call it your astrological mask; however, the rising sign is much more than that.

      Determine Your Rising Sign

      Your rising sign can only be determined if you have an accurate time of birth. Hand calculating your ascendant takes a lot of mathematical gymnastics and patience. However, you can easily and quickly find out what your rising sign is online at Astrolabe, the well-respected developer of Matrix astrological software. All you’ll need to do is fill in the form with your birth information, submit, and you’ll know almost instantly.

      What Is the Rising Sign?

      The rising sign, or ascendant sign, is the zodiacal sign and degree that was ascending on the eastern horizon at the specific time and location of your birth. It’s the lens you see the world through and describes how others perceive you when they first meet you. It’s as significant as your sun and moon signs because everything else your birth chart reveals, your entire life’s story, is filtered through this sign. Many excellent books are available on the rising signs, and what follows offers only the basics.

      Your rising sign describes the influences that became a part your life the very moment you took your first breath. It speaks of:

      • The circumstances of your birth
      • Early childhood family conditioning and environment
      • How you first present yourself
      • The first impression you make on others
      • Your physical appearance and overall health

      It also describes:

      • Your demeanor
      • Your automatic response to your environment
      • Your survival instinct
      • Your natural defenses
      • How you cope with day-to-day issues
      • How you start things
      • Your most natural first reaction to new people and new things

      Its Importance

      The rising sign is one of the most important parts of a birth chart because it’s the most personal.

      There are untold numbers of individuals born each day that have the same sun and moon signs and planetary placements. It’s the sign that was rising at moment of birth that leads individuals born on the same day to have very different lives and experiences.

      Astrology’s Twelve Faces

      Behavior related to your rising sign is instinctual; it’s something that’s done without thought so if you’re sometimes confused at how others described you, it’s because they’re describing your rising sign and not your sun sign. While the descriptions below may not perfectly match your outward appearance (your rising sign), to a greater or lesser degree you will take on those characteristics.


      Aries rising has a smile on his or her face and a fighting spirit. Their demeanor is enthusiastic, outgoing, energetic, impulsive, and always in a hurry. They go after what they want in an assertive (perhaps even aggressive) manner and must guard against impatience and anger when things don’t go their way.

      • Physical Appearance: Strong and angular features with a prominent chin, nose, and mouth are characteristics of Aries rising. Most have broad shoulders and slim hips. They’re athletic, agile, and act and look younger than their years.
      • Health: Generally in good health, Aries rising may be plagued by sinus or eye problems and headaches. However, they do tend to have accidents that could affect their health.


      Those with Taurus rising are seen as a comforting presence. Their demeanor is steady, peaceful, practical, hardworking, and quiet. They go after what they want in a calm, tenacious manner. Taurus rising must take care they don’t appear plodding and obstinate.

      • Physical Appearance: Physically, they are sturdy and stable and move calmly and slowly. Their eyes may be round, and their ears small. They may also have a hairline that forms a peak in the front.
      • Health: Those with Taurus rising are usually healthy and robust. However, they are prone to throat problems, which extend up into the ears in the form of infections or ear aches. Their general health is most affected by a penchant for overindulgence.


      Those with Gemini rising are perceived friendly, versatile, adaptable, inquisitive, restless, lively, chatty, witty, fun, and a bit impatient. They go after what they want in a light-hearted manner but must guard against becoming too carefree and scattered.

      • Physical Appearance: Physically, Gemini rising individuals have a youthful look, sparkling eyes, a lithe, slender body, elegant hands, and delicate facial features.
      • Health: Their bodies might seem frail, but there is no serious concern because they generally have robust health. They are, however, susceptible to respiratory problems, infections, and flu.


      A Cancer rising individual’s demeanor is typically shy, cautious, and prudent. They can appear sweet, caring, and nurturing on one day, but on another day moody and difficult to approach. Cancer rising individuals go after what they want in a quiet and indirect way and must guard that they don’t become overly defensive and self-protective.

      • Appearance: Those with this rising sign have a full, round face, are small to average in height, and have a stout body and a tendency to gain weight as they age. Their hair is often sparse, and their hands and feet small. They also tend to have broad chests or large breasts.
      • Health: They have a tendency toward indigestion. Their general health can be improved if they are careful about what they eat and avoid overindulging in food when upset.


      A Leo rising’s demeanor is sunny, good-natured, kind-hearted, and generous. They are charismatic individuals who appear passionate about life, easily draw others to them, and go after what they want with a sense of authority, perhaps even entitlement, and must guard that they do not come across as overly aristocratic and demanding.

      • Physical Appearance: Thick hair, keen almond shaped eyes, a well-shaped face, and strong, broad shoulders are typical with Leo rising.
      • Health: They are vital and strong but may have a tendency toward developing a heart condition. Their general health can be improved if they are disciplined about matters of health and adopt a strict workout routine.


      Those with Virgo rising have a shy and aloof demeanor and can appear to be modest, extremely discriminating, watchful, and the epitome of tact, neatness, and order. They go after what they want in an organized step-by-step manner and must guard against being overly self-critical.

      • Physical Appearance: Bright, clear eyes, a delicate nose, and graceful movements are typical if of individuals with Virgo rising. They are of usually a little above average height and tend to be moderately plump.
      • Health: Their general health is usually excellent, and their endurance long lasting, but they are prone to worry and have nervous reactions, such as rashes and allergies.


      Libra rising gives an impression of straightforwardness, calm, class, sympathy, and finesse. Their demeanor is pleasant, courteous, agreeable, modest, and refined. They have a great smile and an infectious laugh, which makes them immediately likable to others. They go after what they want in a charming and friendly but indecisive manner and must guard against waffling between one thing or another.

      • Physical Appearance: Libra rising individuals always look great. They are youthful, attractive, move with grace, and are often slender. They typically have a well-defined nose, a round to oval face, and a good complexion.
      • Health: A potential weak point is the kidneys and bladder, and they are prone to gain weight, but their general health is usually good because of their constant concern about remaining beautiful, young, and attractive.


      Scorpio rising bestows a demeanor of quiet intensity that conveys an impression of charm, power, secrecy, mystery, suspicion, skepticism, and seriousness at the same time. They are determined to get what they want and must guard against being manipulative.

      • Physical Appearance: They are quite sturdy with strong, wide shoulders. The face is often square with clear-cut features, penetrating magnetic eyes, and sensual lips. They tend to be of average height or just below it, and they can be stout.
      • Health: Scorpio rising individuals may suffer from constipation or other digestive problems, but they typically are strong, resistant to health problems and if a health issue does come up, they have remarkable powers of recovery.


      Those with Sagittarius rising are charismatic and radiate energy and charm. The first impression they make on those they meet is that they are fun, friendly, and open. They go after what they want in a straightforward and enthusiastic manner and must guard against wanting too much too soon.

      • Physical Appearance: They tend to be strong and tall but not particularly athletic. In most cases, they have long arms and legs and move their feet while standing in place. The face is typically long or oval with a more rounded forehead, full open features, and inviting eyes.
      • Health: They are usually strong and healthy but easily stressed. They have a high level of energy during the first part of their lives but as they age, over-indulgence and excesses of all sorts can cause weight gain and health problems. Their weak spots are the liver, hips, and the thighs.


      Capricorn rising individuals project ordinariness and competence. A serious and stoic demeanor that makes them seem unflappable is typical of this rising sign. They are practical, responsible, and tenacious in getting what they want. They must guard against coming across to others as cold and unapproachable.

      • Physical Appearance: Straight hair, prominent eyebrows, serious deep-set eyes, a well-shaped nose, noticeable teeth, and a slender body of average height that moves deliberately are typical of Capricorn rising.
      • Health: They are almost always healthy because they resist getting sick, their penchant for pushing on makes it difficult to relax, and they are prone to tiring themselves out. Rheumatism, arthritis, and stress-related skin conditions are common in those with this rising sign.


      The first thing others notice about an Aquarius rising individual is they are friendly but a bit detached and eccentric. Their demeanor is that of an intelligent, discriminating, unique, and one-of-a-kind person. They go after what they want in unpredictable ways and must guard against random, irrational acts and total unpredictably.

      • Physical Appearance: Heights vary but often the trunk of the body is longer than average, the hips and shoulders broad, and the legs are strong and shapely. They usually have finely chiseled, attractive facial features, a high forehead, and lips that seem to be half smiling all the time. Their physical movements are quick and at times can seem a bit disjointed.
      • Health: A strong constitution means they will seldom have a serious illness to contend with, and their life expectancy is long. However, attention should be given to the arteries, veins, calves, and ankles.


      Individuals with this rising sign come off as irresistibly charming, intriguing, and gentle. Their demeanor is one of mystique and dreamy melancholy. Showing kindness and courtesy usually gets them what they want but knowing want they want is often a problem. Those with this sensitive rising sign must guard against being too easily influenced by those they are near.

      • Physical Appearance: A full, round face, soft dreamy round eyes, delicate features, and soft, fine hair are common to those with this rising sign. They are often short in stature, with a pear-shaped body and small feet.
      • Health: Those with Pisces rising tend to be delicate and susceptible to the pains and ailments of others in a psychosomatic and empathetic way. Their biggest health problems come from overindulgence in alcohol, drugs, nicotine, caffeine, sex, or an unwise diet. These can all play havoc with their health.

      The Rising Sign Is Always Modified

      Your rising sign is always modified by planets that are in aspect to the ascendant, and the position and sign of its ruling planet.

      As an example, a person with Leo rising and its ruling planet, the sun, in Sagittarius will respond to their environment a bit differently than another Leo rising person whose sun is in Scorpio. Similarly, an individual with Leo rising who has Saturn conjunct their rising sign will present differently than someone with a Leo rising who does not have that aspect in their natal chart.

      Who Am I?

      Your sun describes what you want. Your moon describes what you need. Your rising sign describes the style in which you go about getting those wants and needs met. Astrologers consider that these three elements of your birth chart reveal on the most basic level who you are.

      Rising Signs by Appearance

      CONTENT TAKEN FROM: http://mysticlivingtoday.com/view_page.php?ID=920

      “Your ascendant will often designate how you look, and if you have any particularly strong dominants or large planets very close to your sun, they will also have an influence on your physique.

      ARIES: Often have distinct facial features, prominent eyebrows. Possible birthmarks or other scars on the face or head. A strong, upright bone structure paired with quick movements is characteristic of Aries rising. Some may have a “ruddy” or weathered look to their complexion, and choose to let their eyes wander around a room, as opposed to holding their gaze in one place. Aries rising will most likely walk in a brisk, confident way.

      TAURUS: Frequently large bodied (not necessarily plump or fat), but could also be muscular and sturdy. Dark hair and eyes (not necessarily brown, just darker shades), and typically hold a serene and steady gaze. Interestingly, members of this sign often have smaller-than-expected ears. Their hair tends toward naturally curly or wavy. Taurus rules the throat and neck, so taurus risings will often have noticeable neck areas- either thick and “bull-like” or long and graceful.

      GEMINI: Gemini risings are the kind of people whose faces are an open book, you can often tell what they’re feeling just by the look on their face. These people give off a feeling of energy, even when at rest. They may jitter a bit or shake their legs, but even if they’re not actually moving, there’s a sense of energy, simply waiting to explode. Facial features may be “delicate” or doll-like, with the features more centered than spread out. They will often naturally speak very fast. Also naturally slim and agile, and even if there is weight gain, they just seem like they “should” be tall and thin, even when they’re not. A pale complexion is also typical, with restless eyes that seem to take in everything all at once. They frequently possess high foreheads.

      CANCER: Their most prominent feature is a round face. Even when skinny they frequently have rounded soft features, and apple cheeks. This sign rules the stomach and breasts, and these are often noticeable in some way. The stomach may be rounded and Santa-like, or flat with six-pack abs; the female’s breasts may be large or small, but tend to be well-formed and pleasing to the eye in either case. Rounded eyes tend to give a “moony” or “dreamy” expression. High cheekbones and a prominent brow compliment the look. Extremely expressive features with long limbs compared to the torso – even a short cancer rising will often have a “lanky” look to their arms and legs.

      LEO: a Leo rising will frequently have mane-like hair, framing their keen-eyed, well-shaped faces. They tend toward strong color in their complexion, sometimes tending to ruddy. They will stand and move like trained royalty. Their movements can be slow, but dramatic and extremely “leonine!” Eyes tend to be almond shaped, often a darker shade. They may have a tendency toward pain in the back, neck, and sometimes the shoulder area, although the shoulders themselves tend to be strong and broad.

      VIRGO: Gentle and graceful of movement, as well as a youthful appearance regardless of age. Some blush easily, though more often because they’ve been embarrassed by being singled out, rather than from prudishness. While this sign’s symbol is the Virgin, this doesn’t mean they are cold or asexual, but they do tend to be modest. Bright, clear eyes with a gentle but direct expression, delicate noses, and well-shaped, curvy lips. They can be obsessed by their own appearance, seeing flaws that no one else does, and they go to lengths to “hide” them. You may catch them staring at their own expressions in the mirror, busy analyzing perceived flaws, but only when they think no one’s looking. When it comes to the things they can manage about their appearances, Virgo rising may take to extremes. Frequently they can look somewhat fragile, but surprise you with their physical strength.

      LIBRA: Truly Venus’s children, with well-shaped lips and noses, sometimes heart-shaped or oval faces, dimpled cheeks and cleft chins can be common. Generally, they have well-proportioned features and pleasant expressions, even when they’re not in a pleasant mood. They will normally be very graceful when walking, and facial structure will be more rounded. Another characteristic is a clear and melodic speaking voice. Even when not conventionally attractive there will be a certain charm to them – their faces have character, whether they’re what would be considered beautiful or not. They are graced with a gorgeous smile and lovely, infectious laughter.

      SCORPIO: This intense rising sign is really is all about the eyes. Dark or light, the gaze will be piercing and direct, and unless they’re shooting vengeful daggers from them, people will often comment on how beautiful their eyes are. Direct eye contact is this sign’s hallmark, they are never “shifty eyed.” Sharp features, prominent cheekbones and noses, are common, some what similar to that of a bird of prey. These people tend to have strong bone structure, and often powerful-looking physiques. Many are pale in complexion (pale don’t equal white jsyk) and can maintain the famous poker-face, able to keep their inner emotions from their outward expressions. Magnetic and mysterious, sensual and compelling is their natural gift.

      SAGITTARIUS: “Clumsy grace” is this sign’s most noticeable physical trait. This may sound contradictory, but it’s really not. They’re like baby horses, just trying to find their footing so they can grow up to be a magnificent racehorse.Openness and friendliness show in the Archer’s face and posture. These rising signs may lean forward when conversing with you, getting physically closer to engage emotional closeness. Broad foreheads and cheerful expressions are the norm, as are quick movements and dramatic gestures. They sometimes play with their hair, mostly unconsciously, casually tossing their head to sweep it back, or grabbing a lock and tugging at it. They often have beautiful, clear, sparkling eyes. Naturally, they tend toward a strong, athletic build, but can become plump due to their love of food, drink and (due to their ruler, Jupiter) excesses.

      CAPRICORN: You may often be struck by cap rising’s well-modulated, often deep speaking voices. Frequently they have naturally straight hair, and dark or olive complexions. Lacking the jittery energy of other signs, they will generally make slower, more deliberate movements. When at rest, they’ll exhibit steady, somewhat serious expressions. This face will generally sport a straight, well-shaped nose reaching up to seemingly prominent eyebrows, like a T-shape. Their skin tends to be sensitive, sometimes subject to rashes, outbreaks, or easy bruising. Teeth are noticeable for being either a dentist’s dream in the good way or a dentist’s dream in the bad way. Graceful in manner, but sometimes may appear uptight, bored, or uncomfortable because they have difficulty relaxing. Once Capricorn risings get past their discomfort, they will appear fresh and warm.

      AQUARIUS: One common trait of this rising sign is a “high,” well-defined forehead. Generally soft-spoken and polite, this sign can fly off at a moment’s notice into eccentricity. They often have dreamy, lightly shaded eyes, naturally straight and lightly shaded hair with finely-chiseled, attractive facial features, and lovely profiles. They’re frequently broad through both hips and shoulders – males and females alike with strong, shapely legs. Members of this sign are very sensitive to the weather and air pressure, so expect to find them bundled up in the winter and stripped down in hot weather. These people are great listeners and equally known as great story-tellers.

      PISCES: Gentleness combined with keen intuition that shows in the soft, dreamy round eyes is the defining aspect of this water rising sign. Graceful, quick movements that resemble the fish that represents their sign are common. The Pisces rising tend to have a quite charming manner and a lovely smile. Ruling the feet, they often have small, delicate feet, or overly large ones. Their hair tends to be soft and fine, sometimes naturally wavy and most often lighter-colored. Their skin is almost always soft and may tend to be pearl-like (not white just light and soft probably). With flowing movements like the ocean or a dancer, they always seem “small,” even the very tall ones. Sport a tranquil expression, along with beautiful smiles, mischievous grins and tinkling laughter.”

      Libra rising produces a rounded, ovate head that is normally smallish unless altered by planets or other factors. Even the chin tends to be rounded and with a dimple or cleft.
      The energy is initiating and persuasive, people smart and people-pleasing, aesthetic and tactile, more cerebral than its fiery counterpart, Aries. The voice can be especially soft or smooth (unless fire factors significantly energize things).
      The eyes and mouth are generally well-shaped and attractive, even if they are not models or beauty queens. The eyes are generally light, and in Caucasians can be of mixed color (blue-green). The skin is normally smooth, soft, and complexion good. One characteristic that can often determine a genuine Libra rising is a swayback. It is as if they are holding back their vulnerabilities and it becomes a permanent posture. Another contrasting feature with Scorpio is that the shoulders tend to be more rounded or the body lighter boned. They have good taste and want to enjoy the good life. These people are lovers and people-oriented, initiating friendships easily. Their charm and easy-going approach to people makes an impression. However, many are either indecisive or changeable, or love to argue for kicks. The women especially will adorn themselves and know how to increase their attractiveness with bangles, jewelry and clothing. They can be people-pleasers, indulgent, procrastinating. They lead by persuasion. The men (and some women) often have a knack for mechanical things, machines, computers, etc.
      Scorpio rising generally shows a squarish/rectangular head.
      Their energy is unrevealing but penetrating or searching, deep, hidden, intense, magnetic, powerful. The voice is generally restrained or obscured with many (especially males) speaking with clenched jaw or through their teeth (ala Clint Eastwood’s characters). Many have strong resonant voices. Speech obscurities may show or the person may just not be very communicative. Men tend to appear as the ‘strong but silent type.’
      The eyes tend to be dark, but can be intensely bright. There is a tendency for many to partly obscure their face or eyes with hair, wearing tinted glasses or covering the eyes with a cap pulled low. The view into a Scorpio rising person is obscured on many levels. They can be short to tall, but will often be powerfully built or quietly imposing in some way. The overall look tends to be dark, but they can have very bright eyes, especially lined with a dark ring. The most common build is somewhat blocky, at least once they’ve reached adulthood, but the women can be especially curvy and desirable.These people don’t let just anyone close and they can be hard to get to know. They can be very creative and have great capacity to excel, even rising quickly to the top. Their deep sensitivity can be either a great asset or cause for ongoing isolation. They can be very magnetic, often even erotic in their outer appeal. They are easily distinguished from Sagittarius or Libra by their private nature.
      Sagittarius rising produces a longer head than normal, or at least a narrower one, and often with a back-sloping forehead or a noticeable ridge at the brow. Sometimes the head simply tapers from a wider forehead to a narrower chin in a V-shape like Virgo.
      The energy is expansive, believing, outgoing, friendly and open, but many have “fled-to-the-head” with the expansive principle of Jupiter. The voice bears the same quality and the laughter can be especially uplifting, infectious and attention getting. The speech can sometimes involve stuttering because of enthusiastic thought energy that is so rapid it cannot be translated into words. At the very least excitability shows unless there is adequate earth, fixity or water to calm things down.
      The ears and lobes are long most often and this distinguishes them from Capricorn, which has little if any ear lobes. The distance from mouth to chin is often elongated. The eyes can be especially brilliant, sparkling or twinkling and the energy is close to the surface nearly all the time. They are of the tallest in the zodiac, and the most extroverted. These people love freedom and truth, and are adventurous in their exploration of people, nature, philosophy and lands. They are actively open to the world, optimists, but oddly, often hypochondriac. The build is athletic, slender most often, but sometimes with more width. Even if short, the extroverted nature and breezy, friendly, open attitude gives them away. Their vision is farsighted and they must reach what captures their interest. They are restless and need to move and travel. The women are often tomboys in youth, going along and doing what the boys do, but can find full expression of their femininity in womanhood.
      Capricorn rising gives a rounded-ovate head, often with compact faces and smaller, sharper features. The ears often stick out and there are little if any lobes. This sometimes creates an elfin or impish look.
      The energy is reserved, formal, paternal, yet down-to-earth. Sometimes they seem to play the role of Pan, as dancers and mischief-makers. There can be restraint in the voice, in vivid contrast to the volume and exuberance of Sagittarius. Speech can be commanding when necessary, but normally is subdued (unless enough fire or air factors alter it).
      The neck is usually thin and/or longer than average. The build is most often slender, even delicate looking, but there is strength and endurance underneath. They can be short to tall, but the seriousness or personal reserve and desire for respect will give them away. Energy is held in reserve for longer lasting, more important achievements, but some can be lusty and earthier. They enjoy work, even thrive on it, and some can become irritable or depressed without a challenge or without the respect and authority they desire. They are generally either capable or crafty in getting this respect. Their reserve can come across as haughtiness to some, but they are generally polite and understand the need for tradition, rules and chain of command. Their active groundedness is actually in the legs so they are sure-footed and can be very graceful, so some are natural dancers.
      Aquarius rising produces a squarish head more often than any other sign, but the head can be more rectangular.
      The energy is a contradiction of the outward-directed outside-in (centripetal) dynamic: social but individualistic. Their magnetism draws people because they are different and because the project comfort with being different. This is reflected in the voice, which can distinct and be projected for great effect, but may not be loud one-to-one.
      They build tends to be solid or blocky or at least square-shouldered. Often the lower body is solid and strong. The height is normally medium to tall. They are distinctive people and can show this in something unusual about their appearance. They have insight into human nature and are strong-willed, intellectual, and very opinionated at times. Many are crowd-pleasing performers. They enjoy being different and revel in it. Justice and being kind to the underdog are common attitudes. Sometimes they themselves are the underdog. Their energy is extroverted, but often in an introverted way, happy to be with others even when quiet. Many of them are complex and identify as much with what must be done in society as with their own personal identity.
      Pisces rising has a narrow/longish face, sometimes v-shaped, but curved.
      Their energy is subtle, not normally direct, mysterious, but not necessarily secretive, visionary, intuitive. The voice is soft, easy and gentle, in direct contrast to the pace and sharpness of Aries.
      The skin often has a clear appearance that is luminescent. This is much like their personalities, which are the most humble, transparent and sacrificial in the zodiac. The eyes are often large and round or bulging. They tend to be dark or of mixed color, but can be bright. They are generally inquisitive and can be great listeners, giving you their full attention. There is mystery about them that makes many of them very alluring. Their sensitivity comes out at times when they speak to empathize with or defend others, especially who are not there to defend themselves. Prejudiced attitudes are hard to find among these people. They are empathetic and forgiving more than others. Their talent for and love of music, poetry, dancing, role-playing can give them away when paired with the facial features. Many of these men have a knack for computers and intuitive navigation of mysterious worlds.“

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