Spiritual Health

The Number One Reason Why People Are Attracted to You, According to Your Rising Sign

Mary Grace Garis

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While we spend much of our lives defining ourselves by our Sun sign (that whole, "sorry I'm late, I'm an Aquarius" yarn), it's your rising sign that people usually deal with. Your rising sign, or ascendent, is the public-facing visage you present to the world. It's how people perceive you, particularly before they get to know your true self (ahem, moon sign). To that end, the aura of your rising sign is what initially draws people in, begging the question...what are the most attractive rising sign traits for each astrological persona?

Welp, we're all capable of very charming first impressions, but let's make sure we have the right information first. If you're not deeply acquainted with your chart, hop over to an online generator like this one and figure out what your rising is. Then, scroll down to find out exactly why people find you so lovable.

The most attractive rising sign traits, according to an astrologer

Aries Rising

An Aries rising arrives in this world as the spark that lights the flame. They just have a natural gift for getting people riled up and ready to act.

"Your energy is far from subtle," says Alexandria Lettman, resident astrologer for The SoulUnity. "People are naturally drawn to you because you have a way of inspiring, motivating, and encouraging others without having to say a word. You are magnetic and you exude confidence, passion, and leadership."

Taurus Rising

Imagine Taurus rising as the perfect hostess of an intimate cocktail party. They'll invite you into their luxe-looking home, serve you a cocktail in crystal barware, and have a cranberry walnut baked brie at the ready.

"You have a way of making people feel comfortable and well taken care of," Lettman says. "People are drawn to your dedication and dependability, and stick around for your hidden complexities and inner mystery."

Gemini Rising

Gemini rising has a vivaciousness that people can't get enough of. Few people can balance playfulness and a sharp mind the way they can.

"People are attracted to your excitable, light-hearted, and inquisitive nature–you're a fun person to be around," Lettman says. "You have a unique ability to connect with many different people and your energy is contagious."

Cancer Rising

Cancer rising finds it effortless to open up their heart to someone, and that allows others the rare opportunity to be truly vulnerable.

"You have a natural ability to sympathize with and hold space for others which makes people feel safe with you," says Lettman. "People value your advice and are drawn to your caring, responsible, and intuitive nature."

Leo Rising

Leo rising is all about carrying a star presence. When you walk into a room, it's all eyes on you. At first glance it's because of your inner confidence, and upon double-take it's about your willingness to share the wealth.

"You have a natural ability to command attention, even when it’s unwanted, and people are drawn to you because you are a shining beacon of light," says Lettman. "Your generosity and pride are what make you so charming."

Virgo Rising

Virgo has a covert "healer" reputation, partially due to its co-ruler, Chiron, the wounded healer. While the sign is known for their perfectionism, that need (and skill) to fix any problem is actually wildly impressive, when you get down to it.

"There is far more to you than what meets the eye and when people get to know you, they get to see how big and open your heart really is," Lettman says. "At the surface level, people are drawn to your reliable, sociable, and trustworthy nature."

Libra Rising 

Someone with a Libra rising appears fair and slow to judge, a perfect ally when you're alone in a crowd and just looking to talk to someone.

"Your charm and diplomacy are radiant, and your ability to consider multiple perspectives makes people feel included and understood," Lettman says. "People are drawn towards your welcoming nature and balance between your head and your heart."

Scorpio Rising

Scorpio rising comes across alluring, and almost feline when it comes to other people. You might only catch glimpses of them throughout the night...but you'll always be on the look out for them.

"You’re great at giving away enough of yourself to entice people and draw them in, yet not enough to still keep up your mysterious persona," says Lettman. "People are attracted to your depth, passion, and accurate, intuitive judgements."

Sagittarius Rising

Sagittarius rising just wants you to chill, and we all need that friend, especially in a time like this. They're surrounded by happy-go-lucky energy that can disarm anyone high-strung.

"It’s your effortlessly expansive outlook and optimism that draws others to you," Lettman says. "Your zeal and love for life are enchanting, and you have a natural ability to help people forget about their worries when they’re around you."

Capricorn Rising

To wit, Capricorn Rising looks like they have their sh*t together. People are literally in awe of how you're the CEO of your own life (and maybe even everyone else's).

"Your responsible, ambitious and mature nature makes you come across as well put-together, and prepared for anything," says Lettman. "People are naturally attracted to you because you motivate others to hold themselves to high standards as well."

Aquarius Rising

Aquarius rising is an excellent idea person, and a fascinating mind to watch at work. People admire how you're thinking light-years ahead.

"People are attracted to your hopeful and visionary outlook and appreciate the dedication and awareness that you have for group interests," says Lettman. "It’s your strong sense of self and innovative spirit that inspires everyone you meet."

Pisces Rising 

Finally, people love Pisces rising because you show a particular sensitive, gentle nature. They see you as an ethereal, precious being.

"Your glowing outlook on life, imagination, and forgiving nature make everyone around you feel at ease," says Lettman. "People are drawn to you because of your compassion, helpfulness, and ability to brighten anyone’s mood."

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