How to Determine a Person's Astrological Sun Sign Using Physical & Personality Traits
What Is a Sun and Ascendant Sign?
Many people familiar with astrology know that the sun sign, also known as a star sign, is the position within the Zodiac that the Sun resided at their time of birth. A sun sign will depict a generalized set of personality traits for people born under its influence. The traits assigned to each of the 12 Zodiac signs when in the sun position reveal the image you illuminate and show to the external world around you.
The sun sign is essentially the "core" of your unique personality. A sun sign reveals how your will and ego behave, as well as how you are likely to absorb new experiences. When combined with a view of a full natal chart however, things drastically change. An ascendant is the Zodiac sign that was rising on the eastern horizon the moment you were born and is more likely to be linked to a person's physical build. Sometimes, an ascendant sign can be identified by a person's external appearance while a sun sign can easily be determined by their personality characteristics—if you know what to look for! Understanding the basics of a person's sun sign and ascendant can give you greater understanding of their character, as well as help spot them in a crowd. Being skilled in identifying these signs could give you an advantage when interacting with the people in your life.
Please understand that what I've written was primarily designed to help pick out someone's sun sign. Although I've mentioned a lot on the ascendants, the key is to look for physical features blended with personality. I've been able to spot the signs of many people in a matter of minutes when talking to them. Some people are not always pleased about this, but I ask to validate my assumptions. I've also been wrong many times. Astrology is a very old art form used for personality profiling, however, I've rarely seen it inaccurate!
If you use my tips and your initial thought is wrong, chances are you've picked up on the person's ascendant. Ask if they know it to see if you are correct.
An ascendant sign is more likely to reveal a person's physical build.
The Three Main Parts of a Natal Chart
- Sun sign: The sign the sun was in at the time of birth. Defines one's personality/how they show themselves to the world.
- Ascendant/Rising sign: The ascendant and the sun sign fuse together forming the personality, with the sun being primary, ascendant secondary. The ascendant also determines how the rest of a natal chart will look and better defines how a person physically looks.
- Moon sign: The position of the moon at the time of birth. Defines your hidden emotional nature and desires.
Aries WomenClick thumbnail to view full-size
- Eccentric and quirky
- Sporty and energetic
- Headstrong and independent
- Adventurous daredevils
- Childlike innocence and naïveté
- Selfish and impatient
Strong, angular bone structure
Athletic/muscular build of average height
Thin, fair or auburn hair
Light to medium complexion
Protruding arch of the eyebrows
- Jealous and possessive
- Greedy and self-indulgent
- Very appreciative of food and snacks
Oval or square-shaped faces
Round, slightly turned-up noses
Well and evenly proportioned body
Thick, shiny hair
Soft, but sturdy, build
Stylish classic dress style, good taste, and often well-refined
- Nervous and tense
- Two-faced and gossipy
Slim builds with long limbs
Average to tall in height
Vibrant, sparkling, expressive eyes
Appear swift, yet controlled and laid back in style
- Sensitive and intuitive
- Cautious and protective
- Values home and security
Rounded, soft facial features
Tend to become stalky, heavier/rounded in middle age
Dark hair, sometimes sparse or thin
Short to average in height
- Warm and sunny disposition
- Enjoy attention and being center stage
- Bossy and intolerant
Strong features with wide foreheads
Tall bodies and long legs
Large, defined noses
Thick, fair-colored hair, often red or blonde
General appearance of class, harmony, pride, and nobility
- Serious disposition
- Sympathetic and helpful
- Industrious and diligent
- Silly and slapstick
Average to tall in height
Slender builds—more prominent in males
Preppy and elegant in dress style, not overly adorned
Pointy or elongated facial features
- Favor all shades of blues and reds
- Romantic and charming
- Manipulative and sulky
- Artistic, creative, and poetic
- Good mediator
Oval, pleasant facial features
Average to tall in height
Straightforward, charming, and sophisticated clothing and accessories
- Charming and powerful
- Emotional and intuitive
- Determined and resourceful
- Obsessive and jealous
- Good memory
- Brooding and complex
- Brave and loyal
- Investigative and tenacious
- Hot-tempered and intense
Wide shoulders and sturdy strong builds
Well-defined, sensual lips
Thick brown to light brown hair
Square faces with clear-cut features
- Bold, blunt, and sometimes downright rude
Thick, full hair
Strong builds, tall to above average in height
Bright open eyes, smiling, and radiating charm and energy
Casual and comfortable dress style
- Disciplined and patient
- Miserly and pessimistic
- Hardworking and goal-oriented
- Anxious and shy
Small to average height
Well-defined, almost chiseled features
Slender, lean (to almost bony) build
Wavy or frizzy hair
Deep set serious eyes
Their look is often neutral, ordinary, and sobering
- Have a taste for exotic and fine cuisine
- Friendly humanitarians
- Loyal and generous
- Unpredictable and perverse
- Cranky, rude, aloof
Dark, thick hair
Pleasant, yet serious, facial expressions
Slim, lean and tall builds
Original, eccentric, or serious style of dress. Look for a unique piece of jewelry they will wear religiously.
- Emit an air of mystery, elusiveness, and quiet benevolence
- Sentimental, poetic daydreamers
- Make excellent business-people
- Prone to addictions
- Dependent and passive
- Intuitive, sensitive, and compassionate
- Secretive and vague
- Gullible and easily seduced
- Absent-minded and spacey
- Popular and multi-talented
- Pisces can take on all traits of the Zodiac which makes them often the hardest to spot.
Average to plump stature, although women tend to be more lean and fluid.
Large, expressive, attractive eyes that are often hypnotic.
Does this sound like you?
Do these personality profiles describe your sun or ascendant sign?
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
© 2013 Rebecca