How To Tell Someone’s Rising Sign

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How To Tell Someone's Rising Sign

How To Tell Someone’s Rising Sign

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?  The ascendant a.k.a the rising sign is how people transmit. It’s their image and stance towards the world. So sometimes, if you’re going off the way someone presents, you would pick up on their rising, rather than their sun.

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 clipped, can’t hide boredom or impatience.

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

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

– Crab Rising – Bony and 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

– 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, active 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 bolt. Possibly with your partner.

Scorpio Rising – if the person looks like a vampire or descendant 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 jewelry, 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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Virgo-Sadge
Virgo-Sadge

Sag rising but I have moon and Uranus conjunct asc. so tend more toward a blend of cancer/aquarius rising. Most people think I am “cool”, and/or that I smoke a lot of weed lol. Not loud at all. Also been called a free spirit and that I’m unaffected by peer pressure. Sag risings to me feel “free” from trappings or others’ opinions and philosophies. Untainted almost. In an innocently stubborn way. Which can make them seem either pretty chill or annoying. My Leo sun bf has cap rising though and I thought he was the saddest most serious person when… Read more »

Multifaceted Scorpio
Multifaceted Scorpio

As a libra rising, I can say that’s accurate. I’ve stolen many people, but only one was a spouse.

artemerosMM Member
artemeros

Sometimes my Libra content (MoonVenusUranus) overrides my Aquarian exterior.

Nunovitch
Nunovitch

Scorpio on point.

heylo
heylo

aq is on point

BrightbrowneyesMM Member
Brightbrowneyes

Im a Saggo rising but have3 planets on Capricorn in my first house. I feel like I channel Capricorn more.

Garnet70MM Member
Garnet70

How I love your writing (and reading the older blogs!) Not being all that astrological aware, I have learnt in the past couple of years that I am a Cap (Aqua cusp – that I already knew) with Pisces Rising (new revelation), so it’s interesting to see what is written and having a few ‘A-ha’ moments. Once upon a time I did have good skin – though since reaching my mid 40’s something has turned it on its ear. The air of bland innocence – that explains why I get the drug/bomb swabs at the domestic airports. My Mum had… Read more »

Juno
Juno

Haha – these are basically true, but we still might get it wrong by picking up on other signs in the chart – for example I’m a cancer with gemini moon and I do that flinging talk bombs thing just to change the subject, my friend is a taurus with an aquarius moon and she hate small talk (in fact she gets really angry with me when I do it). I’m virgo rising and I do like to impart useful information, perhaps a little too much, but so do the virgo suns I know. And then there’s the problem of… Read more »

Msri
Msri

Actually, Leo Risings are said to be some of the most physically strongest signs and they usually have muscular upper bodies.

Jess
Jess

I agree! Leo Rising tends to look athletic and/or muscular.

Me
Me

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.

Me
Me

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… Read more »

Caitlin
Caitlin

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.

FoxTerra
FoxTerra

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

Miss Scorpion
Miss Scorpion

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.

serenity
serenity

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!

JustAnotherPerson
JustAnotherPerson

“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… Read more »

mrsshynebox
mrsshynebox

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…

MiloBloom
MiloBloom

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..

Tropic of Scorp
Tropic of Scorp

“This is just my face!”

😆

Anonymous
Anonymous

Scorpio rising. Nailed it.

dia.astro
dia.astro

FLINGS TALK BOMBS YES!!!!

I’m ramzilla sun, gemini rising, and I cannot conceal boredom, which I resolve by flinging talk bombs.

Aphrodite Rising
Aphrodite Rising

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… Read more »

MsPink
MsPink

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… Read more »

GemCrab
GemCrab

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.

AB FAB
AB FAB

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.

saturnsayshi
saturnsayshi

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… Read more »

AB FAB
AB FAB

What do you mean ‘mars on your ascendant?”

saturnsayshi
saturnsayshi

I mean Mars conjunct Ascendant (planets conj. Asc are sometimes referred to as being “on” it) 🙂

puppyloveprincess
puppyloveprincess

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.

Camille
Camille

I’m from New Orleans and a Scorpio Rising… hope this is a coincidence 😉

dandelion
dandelion

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… Read more »

EternalMysteria
EternalMysteria

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.

Vuldaen
Vuldaen

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

fallen angel
fallen angel

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..

Cygnette
Cygnette

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.

Meggs
Meggs

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….

davidl
davidl

‘Pieces rising’ …sounds like your gunna spew.

fallen angel
fallen angel

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.

jasmine
jasmine

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… Read more »

jasmine
jasmine

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… Read more »

Tropic of Scorp
Tropic of Scorp

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.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I look the epitome of gemini rising in many ways.

AquaBatsLib
AquaBatsLib

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’?

munin
munin

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

Sunrise
Sunrise

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.

Mel Aries Girl
Mel Aries Girl

Well this is spot on for me – Sagg Rising and my Hubby – Scorp Rising. LOVE IT! 🙂

libra girl
libra girl

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……….

Anonymous
Anonymous

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!

scorpiorising
scorpiorising

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.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Well, if your gravitar is anything to go by, you seem to have Scorp/Lib both pretty well covered
; )

scorpiorising
scorpiorising

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!

scorpiorising
scorpiorising

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.

davidl
davidl

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… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

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.)

davidl
davidl

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… Read more »

Sunrise
Sunrise

Very interesting

Anonymous
Anonymous

Thanks David!

Natalie
Natalie

Jeez I hope I don’t look like a vampire!

jxsta
jxsta

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 🙂

Anonymous
Anonymous

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!

Tones
Tones

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… Read more »

VenusRules
VenusRules

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.

Water Pig
Water Pig

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… Read more »

Lucy the Leo
Lucy the Leo

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

quintile
quintile

my aqua granny didn’t wear jewellry and all watches ‘leapt’ when she wore them – apparently typical of aquas

hiddendragonqueen
hiddendragonqueen

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.

Mel Aries Girl
Mel Aries Girl

I love that you know your dog’s rising sign! we’re always trying to guess our dog’s chart. ha ha!!

AB FAB
AB FAB

I never wear any jewellery It annoys the crap out of me. I can constantly feel them on my skin.. who wants that!

AquaMeg
AquaMeg

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. 🙂

Charles
Charles

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… Read more »

ram-madam dingdong
ram-madam dingdong

.. 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!

Charles
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,… Read more »

Tropic of Scoro
Tropic of Scoro

Sounds exciting Charles!!! 🙂

Anonymous
Anonymous

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.

AB FAB
AB FAB

“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?

Charles
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… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

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

PerfectPisces
PerfectPisces

flat face here… lol Leo Rising (:

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