The zodiac sign that was emerging over the Eastern Horizon at your time of birth is known as your rising sign or ascendant. It is an important one because your Rising sign influences the way people perceive you as well as the lens through which you see the world. The Rising sign in your chart is the mask you wear in new situations. Express.co.uk chatted to astrologer and author of Astrology IRL, Francesca Oddie (@francescaoddieastrology on Instagram) to find out what each Rising sign is like.
Your Rising sign determines everyone’s first impression of you because it’s where you get your style, vibe and in some circumstances looks from.
You’ll need to know your time of birth to the nearest minute to know for sure what your Rising sign is.
If you don’t know it precisely but know within a few hours, once you’ve used a Rising sign calculator or birth chart calculator, ask your friends if the traits sound like you.
What YOUR Rising sign reveals about you
People with Aries Rising, such as Kendall Jenner, Penelope Cruz, Joan Collins, Shakira, Amber Rose, John Lennon and Shaquille O’neal, are bold.
Francesca said: “An Aries Rising person comes across as decisive, direct and impulsive.
“Arise Risings are often athletic-looking and have strong eyebrows.”
If you’ve got a Taurus Rising, you’ve basically won the attractiveness lottery.
Francesca said: “Taurus Rising projects a steady, calm and unassuming persona… and they are also pretty hot.
“Loads of models like Gigi Hadid and Elle Macpherson have Taurus Rising.”
Non-model celebrities known for their looks with Taurus Rising include Robert Pattinson and David Beckham.
Gemini Risings are always asking questions, according to Francesca.
She said: “This Rising sign can bring an air of restlessness and impatience.
“They’re generally very clever and always observing the world around them.”
Gemini Risings can count Jessie J, Priyanka Chopra, Charlie Sheen, Amy Winehouse, Tim Burton, Mick Jagger, Sandra Bullock, Helen Mirren, in their ranks.
Cancer Risings often come across as shy, but people always pick up on their kindness and consideration to others.
Francesca added: “They tend to have guy/girl-next-door-style good looks.”
Paul Rudd, Miranda Kerr, Kate Hudson, Cher, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and Meghan Markle are all Cancer Risings.
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Francesca said: “Leo Risings are easy to spot as they’re all about bright colours with perhaps bleached hair or a penchant for animal print.
“They can be heard loudly giving compliments to everyone.”
Melissa Joan Hart, Celine Dion, Eddie Murphy, Johnny Depp, Marilyn Monroe, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are all Leo Risings.
Virgo Risings come across as quiet and unassuming, according to Francesca.
She said: “Those with Virgo Rising often wear specs, and check their bag for a diary or planner!”
Emma Watson, Paul McCartney, Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell, Julie Andrews, Donald Glover are all Virgo Risings.
Francesca said you can spot a Libra Rising a mile away because they will be “groomed to perfection with the perfect shoes for their outfit.”
Libra Risings, such as Jennifer Aniston, Kate Winslet, Harry Styles, Adam Lambert and Kendrick Lamar, are very hospitable and remember everyone’s names.
Scorpio Risings have penetrating eyes that look right into you, Francesca said.
She added: “They often come across as secretive and it can be hard to get to know them.”
Chris Pratt, James Franco, Mara Wilson, Jaden Smith, Jessica Chastain, Grace Kelly all have Scorpio Ascendants.
Sagittarius Risings are loud, clumsy, larger than life characters, according to Francesca.
She said: “Sagittarius Risings crash through life, unafraid to tell you what they think.”
Some examples include Scarlett Johansson, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton and Brad Pitt.
Capricorn Risings come across as mature, sensible and responsible, even when the rest of their chart is more fun and wild. Francesca said.
She noted: “Look out for their heavy eyebrows, good bone structure and strong teeth.”
Stephen Moyer, Dave Franco, Kylie Jenner, Dakota Johnson, Zac Efron, Megan Fox and Ariana Grande are all Capricorn Risings.
Aquarius Risings project an unconventional vibe, there’s something different about them.
Francesca said: “They may go for an androgynous look and can come across as aloof and cool.”
David Bowie is the ultimate Aquarius Rising Shia LaBeouf, Hilary Duff, Janis Joplin, Christina Aguilera and Adam Brody are all Aquarius Risings too.
Pisces Risings are usually seen as gentle, slightly confused dreamers who are lacking boundaries, Francesca said.
She added: “They tend to have big, kind eyes in a watery colour.”
Morgan Freeman, Kourtney Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres, Kaley Cuoco, Ryan Gosling, and Gwyneth Paltrow are all Pisces Risings.