Aries Rising Appearance & Traits

Aries Rising Appearance & Traits

Aries Ascendant people have a strong natural magnetic aura; their look is fearless and confident. They are intense and aggressive, a hallmark of their ability to make any trend or vogue truly theirs.

Aries Ascendants are also independent and straightforward. They tend to be impulsive because they act based on instinct. They jump into new situations easily and have a lot of energy for physical activities.

People can see them as someone intense and aggressive. Their style is marked by bold colors and daring cuts. Their outfits can be revealing at times but it makes them appear even stronger.

Aries Rising Appearance

As a masculine sign ruling the head and face, Aries Ascendants will have the forehead as the prominent feature, especially the men. The brows may be thick and usually low.

They have a strong constitution and robust-looking bodies to prove it. The body is either lean, muscular, or stocky. The head and face will be the focal point of their appearance and they may be prone to headaches.

To others, Aries Risings appear self-assured and dominant.

They make a bold statement with their sense of style. No piece of clothing can overpower their presence and they carry themselves with utmost self-assurance. It is likely that they have or want tattoos.

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Aries Rising Male Appearance

Aries Rising men are relatively taller than their biological family members and have a thin face or neck. Regardless of the rest of your chart, you appear extroverted to others and they don’t mind following your lead.

These men have a good jawline, high cheekbones, and strong chin. The skin may be tan.

You may also have some visible scars on your body stemming from your active lifestyle. You don’t mind, though. To you, they are your battle scars. 
Famous Aries Rising men include Shaquile O’Neal, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Dean, John Lennon, Lin Manuel Miranda, Christian Louboutin, John Lennon, Louis Armstrong, Justin Chambers, and Ron Howard.

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Aries Rising Female Appearance

As Aries rules the head, you may have a rounded forehead, widow’s peak, or noticeable hairline, and even prominent eyebrows.

The eyebrows will likely be low but have a high arch. Aries being a masculine sign, Aries Rising females naturally exude a confident aura, even intimidating to others.

To others, you appear fierce and unapologetic, fully embodying the femme fatale archetype.

Famous Aries Rising women include Rihanna, Shakira, Kendall Jenner, Brie Larson, Barbra Streisand, Aisha Tyler, Bryce Dallas Howard, Penélope Cruz, Cardi B, and Stevie Nicks.

Aries Rising Traits

An Aries Rising’s first instinct is to simply act. Always ready for adventure, you take anything in your stride and can conquer any challenge that comes your way with confidence.

It almost feels like you have two rising signs. This is because your chart ruler is Mars, which governs instinctive action. This means you could initially act and function both like an Aries and your Mars sign.

Once you establish a firm sense of self-image, you are unstoppable. You are a natural initiator and like to take control of situations.

If you were born under Aries Ascendant, you are likely to be restless, impulsive, and quick to anger. But you also possess a keen intellect and a strong will.

Below are some traits of Aries Rising people.

1. What You See Is What You Get

The 1st House represents the self and with Aries being the first sign of the zodiac, it is all about exploring the present moment.

With this placement, what you see is what you get. You follow your gut and respond to things in your environment without pretenses. Your initial approach to things is always with force and authority.

You tend to take on leadership roles perhaps more than any other rising sign out there. It’s easy for you to make decisions and people can rely on you during emergency situations.

2. You Are Confident With Your Looks

More so than the other rising signs, Aries is the most self-assured of their physical appearance. They are known to have large and almost defiant smiles to prove this.

You pull off your style with genuine confidence like it is the easiest thing in the world. These individuals are also usually unafraid to show off their physique, which tends to be on the muscular or lean side.

3. You Need Physical Stimulation

With Mars as your chart ruler, you find yourself always looking for physical activities, which can manifest in your interest in sports or athletic hobbies.

When you feel under attack, you’re quick to anger and lash out, which dissipates just as quickly. This makes you a brutally honest individual, perhaps more so than any other rising sign.

Interestingly, many people also perceive this brashness as a sign of your authenticity.

4. Relax A Little

Aries Ascendants have a reputation for being intense and perhaps blatantly aggressive. Even if you feel calm internally, you still appear fiery externally.

Others may be daunted because you seem to always take on challenges for their own sake. It seems that anything in the world is simply a chance for you to argue. You have the tendency to see everything as a competition and you’re not afraid to jump at it. Too much of this can make you quite literally a battering ram.

This makes it difficult for you to work in a team because you can initially come off as too strong. However, make it up with your relentless energy and determination.

5. You Have a Softer and Serious Side Others May Not See

In relationships and partnerships, you are agreeable and fair. Libra rules your 7th House, making you pleasing yet rational in your one-on-one affairs. Romance and beauty in relationships also come easily to you.

Having Aries in your 1st House also makes Capricorn your Midheaven sign. This means that your vocation is ideally traditional and structured, coupled with your 6th House in Virgo. You are a careful, methodical, and hard worker. A career in administrative roles like politics and entrepreneurship is a good idea.

At home, you are devoted and selfless. You put your family’s well-being above yours (Cancer 4th House).


a) What is a Rising Sign in Astrology?

If you are an Aries rising, it means that you have Aries in your 1st house.

The 1st House or the Ascendant is the sign rising over the eastern horizon at the time of birth. According to astrologer Liz Greene, during our time in the womb, the universe is simply the self.

As we take on a body, we become an individual and our unique charts are formed. Thus, at the moment of birth, the ascendant sign appears as we are. As with the sign that was born, the individual reflects its qualities.

The Ascendant represents identity, instinct, first impressions, appearance, and our initial style of engagement or how we ‘get things started’. The ruling planet of your Ascendant sign is called the chart ruler.

The Ascendant tells us about the clothes we wear, how we relate to our bodies, the car we drive, and even how we style our hair.

To find out your Ascendant sign, you must know your exact birth time as the current sign changes roughly every two hours.

b) What is Aries?

Aries is the 1st sign of the zodiac and is symbolized by the ram. Ruled by Mars, it represents new beginnings, identity, and the self. As a fire sign, Aries is brave, confident, and enthusiastic.

Aries is a cardinal sign, meaning it is open to new experiences and is excitable when starting anew.

Combined with its fire element, Aries is the warrior of the zodiac known for their independence and leadership.

Aries is dynamic and is always looking to spur action, thanks to its Mars influence. They enjoy being in charge and dislike taking orders and having to do so may set off their hot tempers.


An Aries Rising’s first instinct is to act. These are confident and active individuals who don’t mind stirring the boat. Independence is their top priority.

You love to make a bold statement. Straightforward and confident in your actions, you are quick to label yourself and others without wasting too much energy in analyzing the situation.

The first impressions others have of them is that they are honest and straightforward with their thoughts. They don’t like to waste time in unnecessary politeness. Your Ascendant sign is only one point in your chart. It is helpful to study the rest of your natal chart, especially the sign of your chart ruler, Mars, to understand how your Rising sign is affected by other placements.