This is a repost from ages ago because (a) many people have asked about it and (b) it’s timely – we could all do with the lightness, no?!
It’s annoying when people say “what’s my sign?” in super-cocky style, especially when you’ve just met them.
As first meetings are when you’re most likely to clock their rising sign aka the person’s initial projection. The ascendant a.k.a the rising sign is how people transmit. It represents their image and stance towards the world.
So often, if you’re going off the way someone presents, you would pick up on their rising sign, rather than their Sun.
And the ‘betcha can’t guess what sign I am‘ crowd are rarely aware of their ascendant so even if you’re correct, they’ll add your ‘fail’ to some secret scorebook in their hubris laboratory aka brain.
Even so and strictly FYI, here are some quick cheats to deduce people’s rising signs. They may sound trite but they work a treat.
Aries Rising – head pokes forward, naturally pugnacious stance (like a boxer) talks fast and clipped, will issue proactive or unsolicited advice, can’t hide boredom or impatience.
Taurus Rising – juicy looking, like they make more collagen than ordinary people, beautiful ‘cow-eyes’, moves slowly, big-boned, often wear touchable sensual textures and can have an elegant stately gait.
Gemini Rising – vibes svelte at any size, likes jingly things, fidgets or thrums legs when sitting down, mobile eyes that dart around the room, can change topics super-abruptly, first to dance.
Cancer/Kataka Rising – Bony and/or muscular with prominent or sanpaku eyes, distinctive pectorals or boobage, often remains super quiet but when they do speak, it’s a high-quality statement.
Leo Rising – looks and acts just like a cat, may have flat face & big mane, a la an actual Lion. Sleek, feline, fashion or cinema enthusiast, dislikes inadvertent drops of water splashed on them, crazily photogenic.
Virgo Rising – quick, active movements, like a martial artist or dancer, naturally nimble, likes to impart useful info, chic with put-together aura and will be blatantly incredibly observant of the surroundings.
Libra Rising – vibe like Lord of the Rings elves, symmetrical features, layered + thoughtful scent aesthetic, easily spooked by discordant environments and will power-flirt as basic m.o.
Scorpio Rising – could plausibly pass as a Hollywood vampire or descendant of an Anne Rice witch dynasty, seem as if they may have something over you, high-energy yet super-self-contained.
Sagittarius Rising – high-volume talker and a ready laugh, often has long legs, Bugs Bunny-ish vibe, usually en route someplace, prefers outdoors to indoors and near-zero tact.
Capricorn Rising – mournful countenance in repose but lights up for substantial content, cheekbones, looks younger than chronological age, does not splash money and will seek highest point in any situation.
Aquarius Rising – could easily be cast as an alien intelligence in human form, space hippie eyes, dislikes polo neck tops, tight clothing, fluorescent lighting, body clutter, small talk and most traditions.
Pisces Rising – goo-goo eyes, often remarkably good skin, air of bland innocence or stupidity, zones in and out during conversations, fiercely resents dress codes, highly mobile facial features and comedic delivery.