There are three central points in the horoscope: Sun, Moon, and ascendant. Sun expresses consciousness, Moon means the subconscious, while ascendant describes the personality. It’s like a gate, the entrance to the horoscope.
The ascendant describes the person’s appearance, first impression, how they interact with the world, their gestures, facial features, or even circumstances they were born. However, it is essential to consider the whole horoscope.
Your ascendant position in Zodiac Sign you can find here:
Ascendants in fire/air/earth/water zodiac signs
- Fire signs give the character passion and activity,
- Air signs provide dynamics and communicability,
- Earth signs fill the person with stability and practicality,
- Water signs are mysterious and introverted.
- Fire ascendant gives bright, protruding facial features, the person may have a red face, curly hair, men can go bold at an early age,
- air ascendant gives light, slightly pointed facial features such as chin, nose, and long limbs,
- earth ascendant resembles features as sculptured from the clay,
- water ascendant offers just soft, round, sometimes “washed” features.
Movements and gestures
- Fire person moves confidently,
- air person moves dynamically, easy,
- earth person moves stable, fundamental,
- water person tries to move invisibly. They walk like a cat.
Ascendants in Zodiac signs
Appearance, gestures, and character. They are straightforward, bold, leader-type personalities and communicate directly, openly. In a disharmonious case, they can be rough and forceful. They do not hide behind their back; it is natural for them to be in the center of attention. Simplicity, openness, strength are their traits. Usually, they like sports activities. In one way or another, the characteristics of Mars are evident: angular jaw, dense eyebrows, large nose, red face, but not because of shyness, but out of anger. They sometimes seem like boxers. Men may be prone to early baldness.
Celebrities. They do not have any planet in the Aries, only the ascendant, which fires these personalities. Perfect examples of such an ascendant could be celebrities like John Lennon (Sun in Libra), Barbra Streisand (Sun in the Taurus), Shakira (Sun in the Aquarius).
Appearance, gestures, and character. Prominent features of the face and body lines are characteristic of such people. They look lovely, harmonious – features are neither sharp nor swollen, but round, embossed. They are beautiful people: soft jaws and lips, muscular build, rich features, but they can have a short neck. Often they are stocky than elongated. Such people are practical and sober-minded and have good manners. They love the comfort and beautiful things, but at a reasonable price – so they can gain prosperity quickly. They move softly but firmly and confidently. If they sit on a chair, it’s not on edge, but steadily and comfortably. They look at others calmly and can hold a glance for a long time.
Celebrities. This ascendant reflects Melanie’s Griffith and Claudia Cardinale’s feminine grace. The multi-millionaire Dodi Al Fayed, who impressed Princess Diana, had this ascendant too.
Appearance, gestures, and character. These are living and dynamic people. It’s hard for them to sit in one place. Even if they are not very talkative – which is most dependent on the position of Sun and especially Mercury – they are still open to the world, constantly ready to communicate. It seems easier for them to get in touch and start speaking with strangers like familiar people. Externally, Gemini’s ascendant gives features of sharp elongation, especially profile’s: there may be a sensitive nose, pointed chin, and long arms. Well, they are curious, interested in everything, nosy. This is the expression of the increasingly powerful Mercury, the ruler of Gemini. There are two typical forms of lips with this position of ascendant: either like a tied ribbon or thin, but the shape of the lips mostly depends on the influence of Venus. Pretty standard eyebrow shape.
Celebrities. Bruce Springsteen (Sun and Moon in Libra), Rickie Martin (Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Pisces), Michele Pfeiffer (Sun in Taurus, Moon in Virgo) – their faces are animated by that playful smile and the open gaze as they say: “Well, what are you saying?” They are not afraid of communication; they are the masters of communication; they feel great on stage. The youngest British Prime Minister, Tom Blair, can be a good example. If the ascendant is not harmonious, they can be nervous, flexing, obsessive, with compulsive movements. In general, they are charming people who have conquered many hearts with their charm and artistry – like Pamela Anderson, Gina Lollobrigida, Rickie Martin, and Greta Garbo. They all like diversity, new impressions, and public attention.
Appearance, gestures, and character. Their features are expressive, maybe a bit blurred eyes, soft, slightly swollen facial features, silky hair, and pale skin. Women have a beautiful busts. These are sweet, gentle people who create a sense of security around them. Ascendant in Cancer gives the impression of tenderness, sensitivity, even fragility. Such a woman is like a beautiful virgin in a meadow – romantic and gentle, caring, loving children, and giving the impression that someone must take care of her. Again, the Sun in Scorpio or Capricorn can make this impression deceptive – a hard nut lies beneath the soft exterior. Men are of two types: “a Daddy” or “a Good fellow.” No matter how many women they have, they always care for the family and children.
Celebrities. The best representatives of this ascendant are Mel Gibson, Robert De Niro, Ben Affleck, John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and such icons of feminine beauty as Liv Tyler, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Mariah Carey, Cher, and Cindy Crawford.
Appearance, gestures, and character. This ascendant stands out with a dignified posture: straight back and head high. They have a kingly, straight posture and a relaxed, open sight (while Sun in Scorpio is not so). The face is not agile; it may look like a mask. They have luscious curls. When the ascendant sign is Aries, or Sun is in Aries, the rings are small, but the Leo ascendant or Sun gives large lush curls. They do not like “laced” or too neat hairstyles, stylish ones they like. In general, they have good style, walk like models or showpeople and are often ones. They prefer good quality and fashionable items. Men’s shoulders are broad, hips are narrow, and they like to highlight this.
Celebrities. Ideal representatives of this ascendant are such creative and royal celebrities as Freddie Mercury, Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Sting, Jean Michel Yare, Justin Timberlake, Princess Alexia, and Grace.
Appearance, gestures, and character. Their appearance usually expresses a certain modesty and grayness – it seems that intellect, not feelings prevail in their world. Small, pointed features and analyzing, anxious glances are characteristic of them. They are clever, curious, and intellectual people. The head is usually heart-shaped: wider at the top with prominent forehead, pointed nose and chin, eyes are close enough, thin lips. These people are great analysts, critical, attentive, precise, but adaptable; practical, duty-bound, interested in health topics, perfectionists, intolerant of clutter (though their sense of order sometimes may seem strange).
Celebrities. They may be a type of “scholar,” “freak genius,” or “analyst” like Benedict Cumberbatch, Woody Allen, Nicolas Sarkozy. However, modesty and supposed grayness should not deceive you: such eccentric stars as Madonna, Sharon Stone, and Uma Thurman also have an ascendant in Virgo, as well as charismatic Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, and illusionist David Copperfield. Even if shocking is necessary for the stage, these people seem thoughtful, intellectual, and sometimes ironic.
Appearance, gestures, and character. Women and men have good body proportions, are elegant, stylish, discreet, and have good manners. They stand and sit gracefully – know how to sit down nicely: women’s knees neatly folded, hands neatly positioned. Generally, it is the graceful zodiac sign. Their hairstyle is light, fluffy, or sleek but not heavyweight. These persons tend to agree with the companion. If they can’t decide on the spot, they say “yes,” and they make up their mind later… (Scorpio acts vice versa, they say no and think after). These persons look open, accessible, cute but keep a distance. They know how to behave on stage and fascinate the public.
Celebrities. Typical representatives of this ascendant are such beauty icons as Alain Delon, Britney Spears, the charming J. F. Kennedy, Leo Di Caprio, Harrison Ford, Omar Sharif, Jennifer Lopez, the attractive creators as Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder, and Jenifer Aniston. Strangely, Jean Claude van Damme and Jon Bon Jovi also have this ascendant. Well, Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky too. Perhaps none of them you will not call aggressive.
Appearance, gestures, and character. There are a lot of representatives of this ascendant in our latitudes, so don’t think that every one of them will have some mystical appearance. Yes, their glance isn’t open but exploring, penetrating. If they notice you watching, they will take their eyes away, then come back to examine you. In this way, this ascendant is different from the surrounding zodiac signs (Libra’s and especially Sagittarius). These persons may have large feet, pronounced lower jaw, protruding eyebrows, or another disproportion.
People are not interested in well-known paths, easy-to-read books, and easy victories in superficial relationships. On the other hand, their appearance can be curious. They won’t be scared of anything and try to please everyone because they find shallow people irritating. In the company, they will initially take the position of an observer, a researcher; even if they are talking, they are still exploring the situation. The so-called fatal women and men often have this ascendant. Such an ascendant gives depth, passion, and perhaps drama. They have some mystery and power, sexuality and danger, and you do not know what to expect from them.
Celebrities. Nastassja Kinski, Michael Douglas, Nicole Kidman, passionate Julio Iglesias, dictator Vladimir Putin.
Appearance, gestures, and character. These are energetic, straight people glowing with an open gaze. Joy, optimism, a broad outlook, social interests are their key traits. They are full of energy, positivity, certainty, independence, authority are interested in travel, higher education, or social activities. They do not like to live “in their village,” prefer to explore the world, exotic countries, and cultures. May tend to the large body size and radiates authority. Because of not proportional upper and lower body parts, they may need different sizes of suit parts. They are like centaurs: with strong, powerful legs, wide hips, prominent belly, and more petite tops. Or, for example, men’s chest is hairy, and legs are not. The face is usually oblong, oval, or rectangular, large head, a high forehead, large ears, a cleft chin. Men tend to get bald early.
Celebrities. These are adventurers and public figures such as Angela Markel, Ronald Regan, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Lee, Brad Pitt, Pierce Brosnan, influential Marlon Brando, scandalous Paris Hilton, impressive Katherina Zetta Jones, princess Diana or such volcanoes on stage as Elvis Presley, Bob Dilan, Jimi Hendrix.
Appearance, gestures, and character. Prominent cheekbones, elongated faces, deep-seated eyes, and tiny lips are the typical facial features of Capricorn. In general, they have a pronounced bone system. They never are reddish; on the opposite, the skin of the face may even be greyish. In their appearance and behavior, you feel a certain degree of rigor. Movements can also be a bit sharp. Men somehow resemble moose; women are somehow reminiscent of goats. They are serious, responsible people who appreciate order and hierarchy.
Celebrities. They are tough nuts to crack, as Gary Kasparov, Anthony Hopkins, Sean Conery. Their strength and realization grow over the years. It seems that they aren’t afraid of time. Many beautiful women have this ascendant. Their beauty is monumental, sculptural: these are Monika Bellucci (Sun in the Libra, Moon in Capricorn), Patricia Kaas (Sun in Sagittarius, Moon in Aquarius), Katherine Deneuve (Sun in Libra, Moon in Leo), Naomi Campbell (Sun in Gemini, Moon in Sagittarius), Sophia Loren (Sun in Virgo, Moon in Aquarius) and Queen Elizabeth II of England.
Appearance, gestures, and character. They radiate lightness and freedom. One interesting feature, both the Sun and the Ascendant Aquarius, is that their joints can bend abnormally even in the opposite direction. This expresses their tolerance, freedom, and non-attachment. As a rule, they are thin prolonged. Even if they are plump, they still look light. Character is unpredictable and spontaneous; it is difficult for them to plan what will happen in a week or even the next day – if other indicators in the horoscope do not provide stability. They can match seemingly unmatchable things, colors, etc. They do not pay much attention to appearance, dislike limitations, break all boundaries, are friendly and free-spirited.
Celebrities. Examples of this ascendant are David Bowie, Audrey Hepburn, Christina Aguilera.
Appearance, gestures, and character. Ascendant brings big, blurry, wet, enchanting, sometimes sleepy eyes, gazing somewhere to the depth or distance. They have pale, round, full face, fluffy, soft, like “washed” features – both face and figure; full, though not necessarily significant lips, receding chin, small arms and legs, feet, perhaps flat-footedness. This ascendant gives the impression of romance and subtlety: the person looks spiritual, subtle, artistic, “not from this world.” They are gentle, emotional, and secretive people. He needs to sleep rest enough, and they can draw a lot from dreams and meditation.
Celebrities. Many adorable women looking like goddesses are with this ascendant: Demi Moore (Sun in Scorpio, Moon in Taurus), Whitney Houston (Sun in Leo, Moon in Aries), Gwyneth Paltrow (Sun in the Libra, Moon in Gemini), as well as the romantic superman Antonio Banderas (Sun in Leo, Moon in Aries).