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Astrology and Physical Appearance

Have you ever come across a person who has met you for the first time and immediately went ahead to try and guess your sun or moon sign? It is quite common isn’t it to try and guess one’s rashi or sign by looking at someone’s appearance? Infact, the link between astrology and physical appearance is indeed true. 

Our physical and behavioral traits are strongly influenced by the planets that are present in our chart at the time of our birth, especially in the ascendant. Well, in biological sciences, it is a fact that our physical attributes are strongly influenced by our genes that we get from our parents and grandparents. But, it has been observed that the rising sign or ascendant defines our physical appearance, our personality and how we portray ourselves to the world. 

In many instances, it has been observed that there is a close connection between the ascendant of parents and their children, which also shows that there are similarities between parents and children in the way they look and behave. It is not just our sun sign or moon sign that determine how we look but a large part of it is attributed to the planets and signs in our ascendant. 

We’ve heard quite a bit of the word ‘ascendant’ so far, isn’t it? What exactly is it? Well, the ascendant is actually the rising sign and from the astrological point of view, it is that sign that is rising on the eastern horizon at the time of one’s birth. The ascendant sign is always in the first of the 12 houses in an individual’s natal chart and is often known as the ‘core’ or the ‘backbone’ of the natal chart.

Physical appearance and House

Depending on the planet/s present in the first house, the individual’s physical appearance is impacted. For example, the presence of Venus in the first house gives the individual a very attractive, beautiful and charming personality. If the Venus is strong and not challenged by other aspects or planets, it makes the individual a balanced and diplomatic individual. The individual with a Venus in the ascendant is also very fashionable, well mannered and elite in his/her ways. Infact, a woman with a strong Venus in her ascendant makes for a very beautiful lady.

Similarly, each planet confers upon the individual its own physical attributes. For example, the presence of mars in ascendant gives a bronze glow to the skin, Saturn in the ascendant makes the native dark or tanned in appearance, and the presence of moon gives a pale texture and color to the skin. When talking about tallness and shortness of the body, the presence of Saturn makes one short, mercury and Uranus make you taller whereas, the presence of Venus and Jupiter make one stout and chubby.

While the presence of the planets in the ascendant gives a broader information about one’s physical appearance, it is the signs present in the ascendant that give the finer details of an individual’s appearance. For example, a person who has an Aries ascendant, means that his/her ruling planet is Mars. But, this Mars can be in any of the 12 signs and each individual will look and behave differently from the other. 

For example, a person with an Aries ascendant with Mars is Aries will appear like a warrior, full of energy and courage, and tend to show signs of a conqueror. But, another person with Aries ascendant with Mars in Taurus will show more steadiness, will begin slow but build steadily towards a foal and is more sustainable in his/her actions. So, we can see that how the planets and signs in each person’s ascendants play out your physical appearance and finer details of it.

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