Zodiac Signs: Facial Features, Body Shape, Physical Traits

By Ellen Ricks

On April 14, 2022

In Astrology

Zodiac Signs: Facial Features, Body Shape, Physical Traits

Your ascendant sign can identify physical characteristics. A Cancer ascendant might have a heart-shaped figure and an Aries ascendant broad shoulders. If you’re curious about what your zodiac sign can tell you about your facial features and physical traits, read on. 

Ascendant Sign 

Our ascendant sign, also known as our rising sign, comes from what sign was rising on the Eastern horizon the moment you came into this world. While it’s one of the hardest signs to find, as you’ll need your exact birth time to uncover it, it can reveal a lot about yourself—and how you look. 

The ascendant sign represents the way you appear to others. This includes your physical appearance, your mannerisms, the type of first impression you give to others, and overall how you project yourself. The ascendant sign also rules your first house in your birth chart, which represents your body, outer appearance, and temperament. 

Because the ascendant sign deals with appearance, the sign that your ascendant is in can influence your physical traits, including your facial features and body shape. However, remember that genetics, habits, and just life experiences influence your appearance, so keep that in mind as you read. 

Ready, to find out how your ascending zodiac sign influences your physical appearance? Grab your birth chart and let’s find out! 

Facial Features 

Aries 

Because Aries rules the head, Aries rising people usually have distinct facial features: birthmarks, scars, and are often considered to be “baby faced”, looking much younger than they are.

Aries usually have a strong nose, a flashing smile, and sparkling eyes. They typically have reddish hair or complexation. 

Taurus 

Taurus rising usually have large round eyes and small ears. Their hair and eyes tend to be dark and have naturally curly hair.

Ruled by Venus, Taurus risings are usually very attractive with symmetrical and pleasing facial features.  

Gemini 

The first thing you’ll notice about a Gemini ascendant is their mouth because it’s always moving! Their face is an open book—extremely easy to read.

They have bright eyes, delicate features, and a friendly smile that lures everyone in. 

Cancer 

Cancer ascendants are famous for their full round faces, similar to the full moon they are ruled by. They typically have soft features, high cheekbones, and very expressive faces. They have a gentle way about them that makes them easy to trust. 

Leo 

The first thing you’ll notice about a Leo ascendant is their hair. Just like their symbol, Leo risings always have a full mane of hair that makes them distinct. Their hair is usually full and thick and rests on a well-shaped face.

They also have nice teeth to go with their dazzling smile. 

Virgo

Virgo ascendants typically have gentle features, including a delicate nose, curvy lips, and bright, clear eyes on an oval face.

Though, be careful. They do have a resting judgment face without meaning to. 

Libra 

Ruled by Venus, Libra ascendants are usually blessed with attractive features, including a good complexion, pouty lips, defined noses, and heart-shaped or ovals faces. They also usually have dimples or cupid bow on their lips. 

Scorpio

The first thing most notice about a Scorpio rising is their eyes. No matter the color or shape, their eyes are always magnetic, piercing, and hypnotic. They also have sharp features, prominent cheekbones, dark eyebrows, and pouty lips. 

Sagittarius 

Like their open minds, Sagittarius ascendants have very open faces with broad foreheads and cheerful expressions. Their eyes are very expressive and always look with curiosity. Their mouths are also defined, and they usually make jokes. 

Capricorn 

Capricorn ascendants usually appear older than they look. Even as children, they looked and acted like little adults with their serious expressions, and deep-set eyes. They often have great teeth, strong noses, and straight hair. 

Aquarius

Aquarius ascendants usually have very unique facial features making them truly one-of-a-kind. However, usually, they will have high wide foreheads, lips in a half-smile, and inquisitive eyes. 

Pisces 

Pisces ascendants typically have a dreamy expression on their soft, round faces and eyes and usually looking off, lost in their daydreams. They also have soft, baby-fine hair, sensual lips, and large eyes. 

Body Shape 

Aries 

Aries risings often have broad shoulders and slim hips on a muscular figure. Even if they aren’t prone to working out, they often appear agile or have an athletic figure. 

Taurus 

Ruled by the neck, Taurus ascendants often have a distinct neck that makes them stand out, either very delicate or very thick. They usually have a sturdy build with a muscular frame. 

Gemini 

Gemini ascendants are often very tall with lithe bodies. They also have very graceful arms and hands that people notice. 

Cancer 

Along with their round face, Cancer ascendants usually have fuller, heart-shaped figures. Ruled by the chest, Cancer risings are often broad-chested, yet their arms and legs are often longer than their torso. 

Leo 

Leo ascendants’ bodies usually move like royalty with their strong, broad shoulders, long gait, and are usually quite tall, looming over others. 

Virgo 

Some may mistake Virgo ascendants for being fragile with their small frame and average height, but they are actually quite strong with lean muscles, especially given they are a health-conscious Virgo. 

Libra 

Like their faces, Libra ascendants bodies are also symmetrical with a typical curvy full figure that is pleasing to the eye. 

Scorpio 

Scorpio ascendants have powerful physiques despite their often short or stout stature. They are built sturdy with strong shoulders. 

Sagittarius 

Sagittarius ascendants often have an athletic build with long arms and legs that are strong and toned with little effort. They also have a lot of restless energy causing them to always be moving. 

Capricorn

Capricorn ascendants are often of average height and are often very boney in apparent which their collarbone peaking out and sharp elbows and hip bones that are a prominent feature on them. 

Aquarius 

 Aquarius ascendants are usually very tall, with long torsos, broad shoulders and hips, and shapely legs. They also have a fine bond structure that prevents injuries. 

Pisces 

Pisces ascendants are usually shorter than average with a pear-shaped body and smaller feet. They also have graceful bodies, perfect for dancing. 

Other Physical Traits 

Aries 

Because Aries’ are typically accident-prone, an Aries rising will usually have a few interesting scars all over their bodies from injuries or accidents. 

Taurus 

Because they are ruled by the neck and vocal cords, Taurus risings often have a distinct voice or manner of speaking that sets them apart. 

Gemini 

Because Geminis have a lot of nervous energy, you may see a Gemini rising to shake their legs when they are sitting or constantly moving to burn off some of that energy. 

Cancer 

Because Cancer rules the fourth house, the house of family, many Cancer rising often bear a close resemblance to their parents (especially their mother), almost to the point of being exactly alike. 

Leo 

Ruled by the sun, Leo risings often have a golden undertone to their skin or a smile that lights up the room. 

Virgo 

Virgo rising blush easily, not because of their prudish reputation, but because they hate being singled out in public. 

Libra 

Libra risings have a natural charm that shows up in their appearance that people are naturally drawn to and respond to. 

Scorpio 

Scorpio risings have a very serious demeanor and have a natural poker face that is tattooed on. Even if they are very happy, it can be very hard for other people to tell as they don’t emote their feelings. 

Sagittarius 

Sagittarius rising often talk with their hands, using their long limps to gesture when they talk to get their point across. 

Capricorn 

Because Capricorns are extremely handwork, Capricorn rising are prone to stress-related skin issues including acne, rashes, and eczema. 

Aquarius

Because of their unique nature, Aquarius rising can often appear a little awkward, especially in their movement which can appear disjointed. 

Pisces 

Because Pisces rules the feet, Pisces risings often have well-shaped feet that are both strong but delicate looking. 

FAQs 

Are Pisces physically attractive? 

All signs can be physically attractive, but Pisces have soft, dreaming eyes and sensual lips that make them very attractive. 

What are the zodiac signs in order? 

Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. 

Can you tell someone’s sign by their physical appearance?

You can tell someone’s ascendant or rising sign by how their physical appearance, but remember that genetics, lifestyle habits, and just life events can affect a person’s appearance. 

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