How To Tell Someone’s Rising Sign

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It’s annoying when people say “what’s my sign?” in super-cocky style, especially when you’ve just met them.

As that’s when you’re just going to clock the rising sign, you know?

But F.Y.I. here are some quick cheats to guess peeps rising signs – they sound trite but they work a treat.

* Aries Rising – head pokes forward, pugnacious stance (like a boxer) talks fast and/or clipped, can’t hide boredom or impatience.

* Taurus Rising – juicy looking, like they make more collagen than normal people, cow-eyes, moves slowly, big-bonded.

* Gemini Rising – tends to being thin, the ladies like things that jangle, fidgets, flings random talk bombs into the conversation just to change the subject.

* Crab Rising – Bony and/or muscular with bulbous eyes, often remains super quiet and then when they open their mouth, it’s a quality statement.

* Leo Rising – looks and acts just like a cat, sometimes has flat face & big mane, a la a Lion. Can crack a tantrum when attention is off them.

* Virgo Rising – quick, effective movements, like a martial artist or dancer, nimble, thrums with nervous energy. Likes to impart useful info.

* Libra Rising – they look like the elves in The Hobbit, symmetrical features, easily disturbed by discordant or coarse environments. They just bolt. Possibly with your partner.

* Scorpio Rising – if the person looks like a vampire or descendent of aristocratic but vaguely evil New Orleans Witch dynasty suspect Scorpio Rising.

* Sagittarius Rising – loud, long legs & a ready laugh + they’re always just back from someplace exotic or going someplace exotic soon.

* Capricorn Rising – mournful countenance in repose but lights up beautifully, cheekbones, seriously good strategic planner & likes one upmanship.

* Aquarius Rising – if they seem like they could plausibly be an alien or a walk-in, suspect Aquarius Rising. Also: hates jewellery, body clutter, small talk, most traditions.

* Pisces Rising – Goo-goo eyes, good skin, deceptive air of bland innocence – fluctuates alarmingly between hyper-gush/you-are-my-soulmate and genuinely not giving a shit.

Your Thoughts?

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142 thoughts on “How To Tell Someone’s Rising Sign

  1. hm. will have to disagree with a lot of these, mostly because sometimes a moon/mars/sun in certain house/etc pops out at me. was sure a toro friend of mine was saggo rising. turned out to be virgo rising, and that description is not really fitting. his sun’s in the 9th house tho.

    leo rising peeps will just talk like their word is the gospel. not many kitten-looking ones that I know, unless they’re women. cat-eye makeup is their thing.

    I have pisces rising and have been plagued with bad skin since adolescence. (sun in 2nd house). the fluctuating infatuation/indifference is spot on tho.

    scorp rising is the only one I wholeheartedly agree with. they do that spooky vibe thing without even trying. same thing with 8th house suns.

    • Yeah, I’m Pisces rising and thought “good skin!?–I wish!”. However the skin does fluctuate (much like the hypergush) so it’s not always bad.

      I have often been told that I do “possum eyes” or “puppy dog eyes” so I guess that’s spot on too.

      I wish I knew more people’s rising sings so I could guess them!

    • Hmmpph Scorp rising with Sun in 8th house… I do tend to freak peeps out sometimes, and I really think it is in the eyes… it’s the eyes, and ok maybe the black leather attire sometimes.

    • I’m a 17° Scorpio Rising and certainly am anything but scary. If anything i put people at ease. My boyfriend is Gemini rising and that boy loves baubles and bangles! Lol but he’s also very quiet and only says things when necessary or if it will be quality stuff. (Capricorn mercury) I’m the talker! ;-) (Pisces mercury trine AC)

    • I wish I was symmetrical!!! so unfair :-( and im definitely not elf like I wish I was Sag rising… I thought I was for a very long time only to find I had made a mistake and am actually Lib rising I was horrified. My job status can be quite exotic as well as how I live but ive never been out of the country I do however love camping anywhere even if its just down the road at one of our secluded beaches

  2. “* Aries Rising – head pokes forward, pugnacious stance (like a boxer) TALKS FAST (yes) and/or clipped, CAN’T HIDE BOREDOM OR IMPATIENCE (and yes).”

    Also look for reddish color or highlights in hair, striking eyebrows (attractive or prominent) and scars on face/hands; also walks with PURPOSE…lol

    • same here, only I have venus in aries in the 1st house.
      (all of aries is in my 1st house, along with the late degrees of pisces and beginning of taurus…)

    • I love my Aries Rising!
      Reddish highlights: check.
      Fantastic eyebrows: check.
      Been described as having an “athletic” body even though I rarely hit the gym – comparatively easy for me to lose weight and tone muscle when I want to.
      Split my head and needed eleven stitches when I was 11 y/o, so… check.
      And, Mars in Leo = Hot temper!

      However, I don’t give a great first impression – usually people think I’m too assertive/aggressive/direct/brash when they first meet me. (Until they get to know my multiple-conjunct Libra side!)

  3. He he… I’ve never doubted your gift or knowledge base for second…. But unfortunately all my peeps including myself just don’t fit all. Gemini rising..morbidly obese… Sagitttarian rising never left the country and has been to two states… Me I can’t sit still and generally have the energy level of a four year old… It goes on… And yes with respect it’s just a twelfth of piece of a large pie : )
    Crazy times : )

    • Ainslie–Three people I’ve met who were just HUGE -two were Geminis and Gemini rising and the other was Aquarious rising do’t remember the sunsign…
      I always thought these people needed the weight to feel grounded…It was always a puzzle to me.

  4. * Virgo Rising – quick, effective movements, like a martial artist or dancer, nimble, thrums with nervous energy. Likes to impart useful info.

    * Libra Rising – they look like the elves in The Hobbit, symmetrical features, easily disturbed by discordant or coarse environments. They just bolt. Possibly with your partner.

    hmmm.. interesting. I am Libra rising and can maybe agree with the disturbed discordant or coarse environment.. But I am Virgo sun and lived in the martial arts for 10 years. Lived, loved and breathed every minute of it.. and I miss it tremendously. I am very quick and can be a little startling to some because I just appear. I am always on a mission.

  5. My astro teacher Babula Clement from many moons ago told us a few rising sign hints that resonate…

    Cap rising- subtle pan-like/elfin facial characteristics, even in the older ones
    Aqua rising- Airiness to the walk or posture, chin raised as though head slightly disconnected from body
    Sag rising- Likes to have red hair, natural or otherwise

  6. ha, my libra rising brother is a dead ringer for an elf, long platinum blonde hair and all. come to think of it, so is my oldest. she even has pointy ears! and ha ha, i jangle. :)

    • How funny!

      My best friend and mum are Libra Rising they look like cutey little elves!! :D

      Mind you, I’d never say it to their face. Lol

    • My autistic boy was fluttering his hands about & a friend said, ‘That’s an autistic feature? I thought he was just copying you!’.
      I have Latin hand speak. :-) yeah, Gem Rising.
      Thought the convo bombs were Leo cat-amongst-the-pigeons stuff, but no!

  7. Yeah, I’m gem rising and not especially thin, I don’t think. I don’t like things that jangle. Am very noise sensitive, actually.

    Boyfriend is Libra Rising and a little hobbit-esque, I must admit. Handsome and symmetrical as eff. Dislikes arguments/confrontations immensely. Wants “everyone to be nice to each other”. He has a little boy innocence despite being Mars rising to boot.

  8. lol. excellent..

    talk bombs, so true, it really annoys my friends who dirge on and ON about some topic that has nothing to do with anything and especially when you can’t get a word in …because THEY DON’T EVEN SEEM TO STOP FOR BREATH so it’s just this freaking monologue. about something tedious to do with their work or a friend of a friend who was involved in some banal drama that basically illustrates how much of a pain in the ass that friend is, and therefore who even wants to waste time on how much of a pain they are?!?
    Last I heard, a conversation was a dialogue or more. Trialogue? Anyway. Even when I throw in a relevant line of conversation – NOT talk bomb – their eyes glaze over and they just keep talking as though the point was for them to steamroll any contribution to the discussion.

    wow, surprise grizzle there. clearly annoys me lolololol

    other than that, I veer between slim-ish gem rising, travel-light 9th house sun, and emotional eating jupiter in toro? /cap moon? /pisces sun?.

    • my roommate is like this, it catches me by surprise every time, he just ignores the interesting things I say, it hurts my feelings a bit at first, but then im like, oh I see you didnt really want to talk WITH me you just wanted to steam roll your way to this anecdote or observation that wasnt even that great or clever, ill just nod and uhuh till you leave me alone, it kind of even offends me, all leading up to, “and you know, isnt it weird how….” and its never that weird, and the thought is never that novel, I forget more interesting thoughts then this guy will ever force others to hear

      • As Gem rising I throw the bomb in but the trick is to make sure the convo goes back to the other person so they can pick up where they left off..

        Just excercisng the brains is all.. :) Sorry some are selfish David. Maybe thats my Libran NN…

        Mind you I am silent most of the day when doing massage which suits my Moon just fine, so not like I doin’ the bomb that often lol

        And yes, like things that jangle so I can do a jig or tap dance haha

        NO, I rather have spurs jangling and ride in to town and kick some arse.

        Older man I see walking in the hood MUST be an
        Aries rising as I’d often thought of what Mystic had said about Aries.

        Head jolted forward walking briskly with such intent! Yipes he makes me exhausted just watching him.

        • The spurs and tap dancing/jig is Mars conjunct Asc..(Mars rules 1st traditionally, in Aries). Always took dance growing up.

        • All this talk of jangling spurs has me singing the Lee Hazlewood/Nancy Sinatra song ‘Summer Wine’…

          I walked in town on silver spurs that jingled to
          A song that I had only sang to just a few
          She saw my silver spurs and said lets pass some time
          And I will give to you summer wine
          Ohh-oh-oh summer wine

          *sigh* such a fab song!! and I wondered if Lee had any Gem in his chart. Wouldn’t ya know it!! Venus conjunct Jupes (5° orb but still…) in Gem. Gee I love astro! :razz:

            • We gotsta find us some cowboys!

              Had a real cowboy sleep in my bed about a yr and a half ago. Met him at a bar where we were having a going away party for other chiro doc.

              Not sure how, but we ended up out in the desert on some dirt roads…we’d had too much to drink/smoke and I let him stay over. He actually slept on top of the bed while I was at my computer. Then I kicked him out and made him sleep on the couch and locked my bedroom door lol.

              In the morning, his cowboy hat was sitting on top of his boots.

              Sadly, no spurs….and he wasn’t cute…Just nice and fun and drove me all around in his convertible.

              • oooh I’d love to do a cowboy! :D
                Got my photo taken with a genuine cowboy when I went through Sedona on my trip to through the West Coast.. Was so excited!!

                Meh, don’t like that version of Summer Wine. The original is much better. I’m not fan of The Corrs or Bono to be honest!

                • Me too. Think Bono was trying a bit hard to sound cowboy rough hehe

                  Yeah, his wallet was there too with convert car keys…Trusting soul but of course I simply put the coffee on… :)

                  • From the passenger’s side I’d had a smoke and he said “just throw the butt out”. I said “nothat’s a $500 fine.

                    Would you believe a cop car had been right behind us? Would have been pulled over for sure.

                    • TofS, so good you’re around…so fun darlin’ But then you know I’m partial to Sagg Moons x

                    • and ya know, I could stay on my no carb plan if I would quit eating the tops offa pizzas and nibbling on the crust. :)

                  • throw the butt out the window :shock: I would have told him off!! Can’t stand peeps who don’t dispose of their butts properly and I’m an ex-smoker!

                    Glad you’re around too Sweetpea. And I’m partial to Cap moons. Goes well with my Cap asc. :)

                    I’m off to have dinner with the Saggo man/child. Mystic’s Daily today was about unconventional relationships. Hello! :) That’s us. x

              • Would have been so cool to wake up and see the cowboy hat on top of the boots. :) It’s those little things that make an experience memorable

        • oh I do agree about allowing the talk bomb to segue back to the topic at hand. it’s sort of like a little “refresh” to the conversation or maybe a chance to add something relevant too. unless it really IS a way to change the subject lol

  9. Aquarius rising. CANNOT STAND JEWELLERY. Hate it. And I feel very slighted if people give it to me as gifts, because they obviously haven’t noticed I never wear it. Have let my pierced ears close over and used to get in fights when I worked retail with my manager for not accessorising

    • ME TOO and I am Cap rising. I ALWAYS receive it as a gift because I think people assume I don’t wear it because I don’t have any or something? Body clutter sums it up perfectly.
      Carine Roitfeld believes jewellery should never be worn by women between the ages of 16 and 65. Right on, Carine.

    • I’m with you on the jewellery – and I’m Gemini rising. I’ve never jangled anything. Haven’t ever worn any jewellery other than my very simple watch. I feel a little insulted when people give me costume jewellery as gifts – haven’t they noticed I don’t wear any of it? Do they think I need dressing up? (I do understand that a lot of people just give what they’d like to receive – especially my lovely Leo friends).

      I don’t gesticulate or drop word bombs. Perhaps I used to? I appear younger than my age and keep my weight down.

      Out of my five daughters I have TWO Aqua-rising artists with Cancer sun. Both adore jewellery and adornment of all kinds. Perhaps they’ll grow out of it. Their ascendents are pretty clear as they really do dance to the tune of their own pipes – and others follow.

      My Aries rising Virgo chipmunk fits the profile – she really is VERY Aries with her Mars conjunct Sun in the fifth house. Unstoppable.

      Daughter number two is a multiple Sadge with Gemini rising (same degree as me) and she looks very very Sadge – tall with long lean legs and long thick horsey hair. But at 17 she’d rather stay at home and watch Barbie movies with her little sisters than go out – she’s still very much a (Gemini) child. (thank Goddess)

      Youngest offspring is a Taurean like me with Libra rising. She has the symmetry as a matter of genetics but the Libra-ness expresses as PERFORMANCE and charm.

      I reckon I’m pretty good at guessing rising signs – much easier in social settings as the asc is the ‘persona’ which we adopt in order to make it in the world.

      A round up of how each sign would behave at a party would be fun.

      • I am an Aqua rising, and I totally agree. Jewellery just feels annoying on me, I don’t have anything that I wear every day other than a watch. If I’m going out I might put on a big ring.

        People always buy me jewellery as presents, or suggest I wear it. If it wasn’t for people giving it to me, I probably wouldn’t own ANY. (Thanks mum for every birthday and Christmas EVER)

    • LOL….the only jewelry i like are cuff bracelets and the occasional necklace. Used to wear rings, and also had double-pierced ears when I let close over like 10 years ago. Even so, whatever jewelry I wear I end up fidgeting with …so distracting. :)

  10. Saggo rising: I have long legs relative to the rest of my body, but not long legged compared to the population at large.

    Yes, we are loud at all times. :D
    We have recognizable and contagious laughter..kinda goes with the territory of being loud.

    Travelling is da best!

    I’d also like to add
    most Saggo risings I know:

    like non-restrictive clothing and shoes. If we wear high heels we clomp.

    we can be clumsy sometimes but graceful in the heat of “battle”…..

    thunder thighs! What is this thigh gap you speak of????

    many of us are polyglots or try hard to be.

    Messy long hair clipped up in a dishevelled way or short hair…. sometimes dreads…i think manh a saggo rising has experimented with this even if it wasn’t a long term thing.

      • You know what else i forgot?

        We probably invented fusion cuisine with all our travels. We’re like …. just cook all this crap together and see what it makes….

    • “Clomp” :D. That perfectly describes my Saggo rising, Saggo male friend!
      He’s definitely got the thunder thighs – just like the hind legs/arse end of the Centaur :)

      … and he clomps.. :lol:

    • I wonder if Joan of Arc was a Saggo Rising? I imagined her when you described yourself. Strong, tough, fun loving, forthright.

    • Im still laughing about the gap between thighs!
      Im sagg rising and thought the leg thing was way off until you said thunder thighs..
      still giggling!

      • yesh! Big strong legs can be horsey too…Depends on whether you are a coldblood or a hotblood “horse breed”. xD

  11. I just asked a woman for her birth date and info. I charted it and it says she’s Pisces, Gemini ascendant. But I don’t think that’s right, it doesn’t fit her at all. I recently heard that many people should rectify their birth time by up to 45 minutes back, because sometimes the nurse is busy and doesn’t get around to recording the birth accurately. Even 10 minutes back and this woman would be a Taurus Ascendant.
    I am rarely interested in looking at other peoples’ charts but this Pisces woman and I seem to be either inseparable, or deliberately ignoring each other, and we both don’t know what is going on. So I check synastry, our Venuses are exactly conjunct in Aries. This would explain why I get the vague feeling we are both straining to not rip each others clothes off.

    • .. Now that’s got me thinking!!!

      Just 15 minutes earlier for my birthtime brings my Chiron at the zero Aries point over to the fourth house .. This makes a lotta sense right now!

      Thanx Charles!

      • Well chart rectification is a big can of worms you’re opening up there. The article I read was about medieval astrology, it was apparently standard procedure to do rectification of the birthdate on any chart, since back then they didn’t keep birth records like we do today. And this is usually done by checking significant life events against the angles of the chart, and there are a few other tricks. There are some tutorials out there, if you look around the web.
        But in this case, I just asked my friend it she had a copy of her birth certificate, and she said she did so she’s going to double check it. She probably wouldn’t have known her birthdate if she hadn’t seen it on her birth certificate. But she didn’t seem too certain she remembered it correctly.

    • pisces and Toros are like that. it’s a sextile sun thing, is my theory. we connect over indolence and mutual respect for mindful (or embodied) pursuit of sensual , uhm, goals.

    • “This would explain why I get the vague feeling we are both straining to not rip each others clothes off.”

      I just checked the venus on this new guy i’m seeing because your statement up there sounded eerily familiar. We met 5 days ago – the craziest 5 days of my life.

      His Pisces Venus conjunct my Pisces venus smack bam on 11 degrees.

      Our Aquarius Mars are 26degrees and 27 degrees
      is that relevant too Charles?

      • This sounds like a call for Mystic. Maybe you should check out her Luna Luxe (look up in the menu bar under the Oracle).

        Some people say their archetypical mate is the opposite sex in Mars/Venus, so guys are looking for a woman with the same placement of Venus, women are looking for someone with the same placement of Mars as in their chart. So for example, I could be looking for someone who is like my Venus in Aries, a passionate, firery lover. By this guideline, you are the type of woman he’s looking for.

        But some people say look at your opposite sex in Sun/Moon. I have Moon in Taurus, so I’d be looking for a woman with Moon in Taurus, for stability and emotional support.

      • Shazzam!. I just met a guy 5 days ago also, we are both Toro sun. My moon is Aqua, his is Sagg. I’m gem rising, and pretty sure he is Pisces. His mars is on my Venus in Aries. His Venus is in Gemini, my rising. My mars is in Aqua. Hoping this all bodes well…

        Funnily enough my initials are also AB.

        Hope we both get what we seek! Good luck

  12. Goo-goo eyes, check. Joke I could be Sly Stallone’s (a Crab, natch) daughter. LOVE old stuff, history, puppies/babies, and the like. Just got a new job and am super-quiet, only to open my mouth once in a while for a table-full of odd looks. Am decorating the gray cubicle with ye olde Victorian art, an antique tea cup for paperclips, and tea and novels tucked in the drawer. :)

  13. I met an astrologer in a waiting room one day and she asked if I was a Leo. Later, I realised it’s my rising sign. I think some leo rising like to wear colourful clothes because colour brings warmth. I like to sit in the afternoon sun. I do like the warmth of leo rising because I have quite a reserved chart, otherwise. I have heard leo rising can be very proud of their dogs. I love it when people stop to pat my dog because she is so cute. She is sagittarius rising so we like to go to the beach and people really are drawn to her. My dog has been on a plane a couple of times but I don’t think she liked that- even with sag sun, too. She is like a spirited adventurer and loves to go out. She always makes me laugh.

    I have an aquarian moon and I can’t tolerate much jewellery and haven’t worn a watch in years. I don’t like noisy bangles. Even more so if worn by a gemini rising who gestures a lot. A little bit is fine but if you see them every day, after a while, it’s distracting.

    I know a pisces rising and that sounds about right. You can always tell the watery eyes. You know when you don’t want to stare at someone though it can be tricky to tell if they are moon eyes (cancerian) or watery eyes (pisces). I think I read somewhere that cancer rising can have small hands and feet- or was it one extreme or the other?

    • Maybe the jewellery thing is just generally Uranian? I cannot stand a watch either and have Venus in very close trine with Uranus.

        • my aqua rising mum either. absolutely no adornments. i tried to teach her to apply makeup when i was 11… it did not take. it blows my mind. alien of this earth.

  14. I think the dead give-aways to my Taurus rising are the things I want to spend any surprise money on: Expensive perfumes, sensuous fabrics, fine lingerie, flowers, and music. Not food so much, though.

  15. I think the crab, gem, pisces, scorpio and libra ones are spot-on. I would have said the aries one too, but MM missed the most obvious feature- fabulous eyebrows. I would also add to it that we look good in hats and like wearing fire-engine red.
    As for the others, I don’t really know anyone with cap, virgo or sag rising. My nephew has aqua rising and he’s delightful! But so much nervous energy he can look tormented.

    Actually, I tend to go with the Parkers’ and believe that we now broadcast our sun sign and keep the rising sign for those that know us the best.

  16. You got me – classic Aries rising!
    The forward head, fast talker (in fact, fast walker, talker, doer!), and my not-so-subtle ability to hide my boredom and frustration!!
    Love it Mystic :)

    • Hubby is Aries rising/ you can always see the horns! Talks on his feet- for a living- pugnacious- big fuq y’all vibe.

      Son Aqua Rising to a Tee!!! Spacey/ zealous by turn.Other son Fidigity Gem. Daughter Kataka- sensitive Oh Lord- but feisty Venus in Aries redhead! She and middle son are both 29 degrees. He practically leaped off the delivery table- he’s 29 Virgo Sun and 29 Gem rising. No calm waters in this life! LOL!

  17. Astrology was always big with the ancient Hebrew rabbis. They studied and applied it for a couple of thousand years then dumped it. Why i mention this was that in those days being able to discern the sign by physical features, while also being able to predict actual life events based on that information was considered the highest form of the art. The dumping came after a story was circulated that the most respected rabbis in the art were incorrect with a prediction that seemed to be assured. The decision was made to accept that life events could be random and that fate is ruled by a higher force than the spheres.

    • That’s interesting David. Do you know around when the dumping occurred? As in how it might fit in with the development/destruction of other religions (Christianity and paganism for e.g.)

      • The debate has raged the whole time, from Abraham etc. He was said to have the constellations tattooed on his chest ?? They took on a lot from the Chaldeans around 500BC ? Probably peaked in the middle ages, then has been on the outer since. Except with Kabbalists today who still study middle ages philosophy.
        There was always an acceptance of astrology’s validity but one that at any time could be countered by Gods direct influence.
        The word ‘mazel’ as in ‘mazel tov’ as in ‘luck’ a common word used in jewish culture, actually means ‘constellation’ so in fact your wishing your friend good stars
        I actually found this interesting if you want a little more.
        http://www.rationalistjudaism.com/2012/04/review-of-secrets-of-stars.html

  18. These are cool thoughts – fyi i was being kind of flip with my observations…these are more like clues to help you guess as opposed to well thought out astro analyses…eg IF there is a vague Vampire look or long legs or whatever, then u look to see what else is there. And yes, planets rising totally mess with this lol

    • I suppose in those days knowing your time and date of birth plus GPS positioning was uncommon. So maybe physical was all an astrologer had to go by. Hebrews had to have some idea because their initiations were supposed to occur exactly 12 or 13 years from their birth time, but generally I think people probably had little idea of their stats.

    • thought the planets there mess with it – i have venus in virgo and leo rising but i’ve always wanted to look like a ballerina – refined and graceful.

      • Venus in Aries and have always wanted to be a red-head, obsessed with eyebrows and large hats, even though I don’t look particularly good in them. (Cancer rising, Jupiter in Leo in first house)

  19. Not sure if I look like a vampire, but an elf yes. Very young looking for my age.
    Interesting! I do attract vampires there might be something to this.
    I should ask my friends.

      • thanks! I do have a strong Scorponic/Pluto vibe though esp. in my art. Dark humor.
        Compared to a blonde, Barbie doll type I do have a darker, exotic vibe to me.

        I am currently trying to guess all of my friends acquaintance rising signs. This is quite fun!

        • FYI: I am not bashing blondes, I am just not a blonde Barbie type. My post sounded a bit rude wanted to clarify, I love my blonde friends.

  20. I think planets on the ascendant can also affect the appearance. I have Virgo ascendant but conjunct Pluto and, yes, I have been told many times that I look like a vampire. And that is effortless!

  21. This is soooo uncanny – I’m a Leo rising and can really so can throw a tantrum – comes on like a flash from nowhere hahahahaha – I will have to ask if I look like a cat – I don’t think I do but that’s only my opinion – have crap hair though and it’s always been like my second job you know endless quest for hair nirvana……….

  22. does the progressed ascendant count? ‘ cause i look a lot more like that than my original asc.
    “Gemini Rising – tends to being thin, the ladies like things that jangle, fidgets, flings random talk bombs into the conversation just to change the subject.” – check, check, check (add also the fact that i talk with my hands) and check
    as for the Taurus Rising… “juicy looking, like they make more collagen than normal people, cow-eyes, moves slowly, big-bonded.” – naaaaaaaaaaaaaah
    i completely agree with libra risings looking like elves

    • I think so, totally! I am about one degree away from progressing into an Aries ascendant, and I just realised yesterday that I couldn’t hide my boredom and need to move the conversation on.

      I talk very clipped, like the words are snipped off, with short sentences – I grok stuff quickly, and don’t care to hang around while you try to understand it. Can’t bother with people I have no interest in.

      Maybe Saturn in Libra took away all my charm too, but also the doormat qualities that lay therein.

  23. Word to jewellery as body clutter! The libra in me wants to enjoy wearing jewellery, but it just gets in the way or doesn’t go with the outfit or whatever. Only a watch gets past this embargo – maybe that has something to do with Saturn as ancient ruler of Aqua? It is digital though! ;)

    @Mystic: By ‘walk-in’ did you mean ‘bats’?

  24. Cap rising is SPOT ON!!! for me.

    ” mournful countenance in repose” made me crack up. True!!

    Agree with Anonymous above about the “subtle pan-like/elfin facial characteristics”

    I get called “pixie” a lot and that I have an impish grin :)

    I find it hard to pick rising signs though. I always pick up on either Moon, Venus or Mars, even Mercury but have never picked the ascendent.

  25. oh mystic, even if you were being flip, i can tell you mine works for me

    “cap rising – mournful countenance in repose but lights up beautifully, cheekbones, seriously good strategic planner & likes one upmanship.”

    i’ve got the mournful countenance down, even if i’m just sitting there thinking about lunch, but have also been told my smile lights up the room. i’ve got the cheekbones too.
    my best childhood friend used to call me a know-it-all. i guess that could be my one upmanship showing.
    however i think my mars in scorpio hides my strategic planning from people. on the surface i think i look quite disorganized.

  26. oh mystic, even if you were being flip, i can tell you mine works for me

    “cap rising – mournful countenance in repose but lights up beautifully, cheekbones, seriously good strategic planner & likes one upmanship.”

    i’ve got the mournful countenance down, even if i’m just sitting there thinking about lunch, but have also been told my smile lights up the room. i’ve got the cheekbones too.
    my best childhood friend used to call me a know-it-all. i guess that could be my one upmanship showing.
    however i think my mars in scorpio hides my strategic planning from people. on the surface i think i look quite disorganized.

    i think the aries- and pisces- rising work for my 2 younger sisters. i can see it. funny!

    i love when you post things like this! it’s fun to see if it works or not with the people you know

  27. Once upon a time, in a lifetime long, long ago, I’d no idea wot my Rising Sign was. Myst of course, just KNEW. I found my birth time et voila, Virgo Riser.. all that, describes me to a T. The quick nimble movements i.e. there wasn’t a shelf/tree/out of reach something I wouldn’t climb, and in the office, I’m the next stop if google doesn’t give up the goods.

    Eerily accurate.

  28. I’m Libra Rising, also Libra Sun and yes, in my younger, wilder days I might well have run off with someone’s husband. Actually, pause for reflection, I DID! My husband was married when I met him but his marriage was in strife and I was the catalyst. I do have a photo of us side by side two years before we got together, neither of us taking any notice of the other because we were then in committed relationships. But 2 years down the track, I was on my own and was making plans to split over a longer-term basis until he met me and moved in the same day. I can also say in all due modesty that, until I met my husband, I did spend most of my ‘twenties horizontal with a fair few lovers but, looking back, more from a Libran sense of need for partnership and not really respecting myself too much. I do not like crude, vulgar behaviour nor bad taste nor ugliness in the sense of putrid stuff. People can be ugly but still amazingly beautiful from the light within. And I LOVE jewellery, the more bling the better. Got a corkboard up on our bedroom filled with jewellery pinned on. Husband is Aries Rising – impatient, intolerant, doesn’t suffer fools gladly, always on the go and running around like a flea in a fit. With Moon in Aquarius, I’m not interested in small talk, parties bore me witless with their inanities, really need my space, don’t fence me in.

  29. OMG! I’ve just got out of a relationship with Pieces rising – clearly! Relationship was on/off/on/off. He loved me hopelessly then he loved me but wasn’t sure he could see us together forever then he loved me & started planning moving in & babies & THEN he decided he didn’t like me but still loved me. No wonder I have a headache….

  30. Love this! I am Pisces rising and totally fit the profile, although am beginning to wonder about the Aqua thing…. Leo rising are the easiest to pick I think – they have this “I am your king/queen” thing going down, the last one I met also had the most incredible mane of hair I’ve ever seen. Met a couple of Virgo risings who reminded me of energiser batteries. Sis is Sag rising and never stops talking… or travelling.

  31. OMG, the guy I’m fauning over atm is a Libra rising and the joke is that he is an elf because he has the sharp facial structure of them and even has the big pointy ears lol

    • Elfs are EFFING Hot! They’re on my To-Do List if I ever wander off to Middle Earth.. lucky you.

      The guy I’ve been liking is a Capricorn, he’s got the “mournful countenance” down but the smile makes up for it. However, he also vibes very father-like. In a hot saturnine sort of way haha..

  32. I’m Scorpio Sun/Moon with a Sagittarius rising. I totally agree with this. I am very easily amused with an obnoxious laugh to go with it.

  33. This makes me sound like a pisces ..I’m not. The only pisces I’ve got in my chart is a North node ..but this description fits to a tee, though I usually fein interest awhile when I’m bored.
    I’m a sag sun sign(and moon) with a scorp rising(thought I’ve always questioned this because of my birth time – 3.44 – which puts me technically two hours before sunrise where I was born – aka a sag rising – do I have this right? but online charts always have me as scorp rising) <<can anyone confirm or correct this??
    ..I like to think of myself as mysterious, a deep dark scorpio ..but I really do just come across as the bold laughing Sag. …with a bit of mournful countenance for good measure.

  34. i’m an aries rising and i do tend to talk really fast. i also can’t hide my boredom or impatience even the littlest bit; actually, i have NO poker face whatsoever. whatever i’m feeling is right there on my face. at all times.

  35. Saggo rising – spot on, Mystic. Known for having a *cough* distinctive bum and long legs attached to it. Always off somewhere adventuring physically or just mentally, back from some hike up a frozen waterfall or off to bellydance class, no actually I’m writing a book of poetry or constructing a memory palace using the Ancient Greek method of loci. My ears always perk up at any mention of camping. Or concert-going or boozing or car-tripping. Long hair always flying everywhere.

    Esp. with Mars on the Ascendant, I can summon superhuman strength when needed, but then leave myself completely, utterly exhausted.

  36. PISCES RISING – fluctuates alarmingly between hyper-gush/you-are-my-soulmate and genuinely not giving a shit.

    hahahahahhahahahhahahahahahahaha. MM – made my day.

    Why am I like this? It’s true I really do fluctuate between both and I can’t help it.

    It must drive people mad…………

    lol.

  37. Virgo sun/Scorpio rising… I can’t tell you how many times I used to hear this from friends after they got to know me: “when I first met you, I thought you were such a bitch (hated me/ were judging me/ etc.).” They would be apologizing and we would laugh about it (“I don’t even know why I thought that!”) but it made me kind of paranoid for a while (esp. in school). I think it really made me become more self-aware, though… Scorpio rising is amazing “armor” for an introvert ;) but when you’re not paying attention, you’re still projecting something that other people pick up on… and you should at least know when what you’re projecting is “death rays.” :)

    • Love scorp rising. If I could be another rising sign, apart from Gemini, that would be it.

      One of my serious ex boyfriends was scorp rising, aqua sun. He seemed super detached and other worldly but had the deepest thoughts. Not particularly affectionate or chatty but when he spoke it was worthwhile.

  38. Libra with Cap Rising….You wouldn’t believe how many people ask me what’s wrong on a daily basis and I’m like “nothing! I’m trying to relax, what’s wrong with you!?” so I guess my face is quite “repose” at rest. though I do identify with Libran urge to bolt in abrasive situations….might explain my problems with keeping a job…

    • Ha! My mom is a Cap Rising, and all her life people have been asking her, “What’s wrong? Are you okay?” And she’s always had to say, “This is just my face!” :-) But when she does smile, it’s like light beaming!

      She also has joint issues like WHOA, that’s probably a Cap thing, too..

  39. “Capricorn Rising – mournful countenance in repose but lights up beautifully, cheekbones, seriously good strategic planner & likes one upmanship.”

    I can see much of this. I often get queries as to the assumed negativity of my emotional state regardless of how I’m feeling. I’m often read as “sad,” or, “stern,” depending both on my state (restful is often read as sad, concentration or thoughtfulness is often read as stern) and the other person’s inclinations. That said, however, I’ve often been told as well that I have a beautiful smile. I’ve often been encouraged to smile more, but I prefer not to smile when it’s not genuine or unless it has some social purpose. Not that smiling is bad, it’s just that I don’t see the purpose in adjusting my expression to suit others. My face is fine as it is.

    Not so much cheekbones as my face is round and plump which I honestly think could be moon in the first, honestly. Strategic planner usually out of necessity as I often find myself in positions (regardless of whether I want to be there or not) where a lack of strategic planning would be problematic and lead to unnecessary chaos which would cause unwanted stress.

    One upping people not so much. I’m sure people might perceive that, but that’s not what it is. I simply strive to excel because I see no reason not to. When others do better than I do, I do strive to improve myself not to one-up them, but because I assume I must be lacking or failing in some area and am therefore on the verge of being an enormous disappointment to others.

    Something to note that has also been a repeated theme which I would think ties in with the concept of Cap (and Saturn and Time) would be the way my face seems to be aging. When I was younger, I was always read as being much older than I was. Now that I’m entering the 30+ stage of life, I’m being read as being much younger than I am. I’ve had many acquaintances comment to me that I really haven’t changed in a decade.

    One other addition/point I would like to make. I’m often read as a “know-it-all.” Again, I see this as a misinterpretation. It’s more simply that I know that I know what I know, and I know quite certainly. So, though I most certainly don’t know everything (much to my dismay, yet as an appreciated homage to the accepted limitations of my humanity) what I DO know, I know very well.

  40. Ain’t that the truth! Of course I love my scorpio risings. Sexy beasts. I’m a cap rising. Yes, under all that seriousness is actually another sexy beast that knows how to crack a whip!

  41. What a crock or sarcastic crap.

    Clearly, the author of this blog is unbalanced and has worked her way through several signs, pissing them all off one by one.

  42. I do act like a cat. (I rub my face like one and sit like one too!) But, I mean, shouldn’t the attention be on me? It seems like a must.

  43. Scorpio Rising was completely on point…the most accurate of all. I get the “omg you remind me of a *insert creepy / sexy aristocratic factor here* ” thing all the time. Comes with the territory…and I rather like it. ;)

    Scorpio Rising conjunct Pluto in Scorpio

  44. I am an Aquarius Rising and I love jewelery, ha! My daughter is named Jewel, even funnier. I’m Scorpio Sun and Virgo Moon, so maybe those signs influence me more. I do HATE small talk though. People always describe me when they first meet me as either cool, detached, hard to read, or very innocent…and I am definitely not innocent.

  45. lol Descriptions are funny though like most, I have to disagree. Libra rising here and I look nothing like an elf from LOTR. Most people compare me to a lion or a wolf… Probably because my venus/mars is in leo.

    • I figure I write a little more since I came on here to look for a pattern and see who wears red a lot. I wear a good amount of red and so does the girl I like though, I don’t think she’s a libra rising – I think she’s an aries since she’s mega bratty (though mega hot).

      Most people would describe me as charming, mischievous, fun, and well dressed. I’m good with small talk and can talk a mile a minute about nothing.

      I don’t think I’d run off with anyone’s girlfriend or wife knowingly – if they lied, that really isn’t my fault. I do have a code of conduct.

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