Zodiac Signs: Physical Characteristics & Descriptions

zodiac signs physical descriptions

When identifying the zodiac signs’ physical characteristics, you don’t want to look at just the Sun sign. You also want to look at the Ascendant (or Rising Sign). The Sun sign is more about a person’s inner drive, willpower, and motivation. The Ascendant is about how individuals present themselves to the world, including how they look.

So if you are a Sagittarius Sun with a Cancer Ascendant, you first want to look at Cancer to learn about your health, behavior, and physical appearance. Then you want to look at Sagittarius.

You will find some matching zodiac physical characteristics when you look at the Sun sign, but half to two-thirds will match the Ascendant.

Determine your Sun and Ascendant Signs

It’s easy to find out the physical traits and features of zodiac signs. If you don’t already know your Sun and Ascendant, no worries! You can use these two super fast and easy methods to find them…

Calculate your Sun Sign

To find your Sun sign, look at the list of zodiac signs below and find your birthday. That’s how easy it is to find your Sun Sign!

Zodiac Sign Date of Birth
Aries March 21 – April 19
Taurus April 20 – May 20
Gemini May 21 – June 20
Cancer June 21 – July 22
Leo July 23 – August 22
Virgo August 23 – September 22
Libra September 23 – October 22
Scorpio October 23 – November 21
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21
Capricorn December 22 – January 19
Aquarius January 20 – February 18
Pisces February 19 – March 20


Calculate Your Ascendant

Try this quick and easy calculator to determine your ascendant. You will need an accurate birth time.

Determining Zodiac Signs Physical Characteristics


Aries Zodiac Sign

Aries (March 21 – April 19) – You have a strong and rugged appearance, with prominent brows, nose, chin and mouth. You are average height with a strong bone structure. You have fair or red hair. Because Aries rules the head and face, you probably have a distinctive mark, such as a mole or scar, on your head or face. You tend to be quite healthy. You have good posture and a fast, confident stride.

Taurus Zodiac Sign

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) – You have a well-balanced face with full, sensual lips. Your face is square or oval, and your nose is round or turns up at the end. You have thick, healthy hair. Your neck is prominent, standing out in some way – it could be thick or long and elegant. You have a strong jaw, neck and shoulders. You dress stylishly, and wear top quality clothes.

Gemini Zodiac Sign

Gemini (May 21 – June 20) – You are tall and strong with shiny eyes. Your face is quite expressive. You give the impression of being full of energy, even when resting. You tend towards a fair complexion. You likely have a high forehead and a long, straight nose.

Cancer Zodiac Sign

Cancer (June 21 – July 22) – There’s a sense of roundness about you, such as a round face with round features. Your facial features tend to be soft with high cheeks, while your complexion tends to be fair and your nose small. Your hair is usually dark and thin. You probably have small hands and/or feet. Cancer rules the stomach and breasts, so yours are prominent in some way, such as a round, soft stomach or six-pack abs.

Leo Zodiac Sign

Leo (July 23 – August 22) – You have strong facial features, usually with a wide forehead, large nose, and thick hair. You tend to be tall with long legs. Physically, you’re inclined to be muscular with strong, broad shoulders. You have an upright posture and graceful movements. Your eyes are usually almond shape and dark – this doesn’t mean dark brown necessarily, but dark in general…dark green…dark blue…dark grey…

Virgo Zodiac Sign

Virgo (August 23 – September 22) – You tend to look serious and discreet. Your height is average to tall, with a slender frame. You tend not to have distinctive features, which perfectly suits your preference to not be noticed. You move gracefully and look younger than you actually are. You might blush easily. Your eyes are clear and bright.

Libra Zodiac Sign

Libra (September 23 – October 22) – You tend to have an oval or heart-shaped face with pleasant features. Your height is average to tall, and you have an average build. You have a tendency to gain weight as you age. You have nice lips and a nice nose. You might have a cleft chin or dimpled cheeks. You have a charming voice with a great smile.

Scorpio Zodiac Sign

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) Your face is usually square with well-defined features, sensual lips, prominent cheekbones and noses, and piercing eyes. Your hair is usually thick and brown. You give off the aura of power, seriousness and secrecy. You tend to make direct eye contact with people. You generally have a fair complexion.

Sagittarius Zodiac Sign

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) – You are quite strong, and tend to be tall or very tall. Your face is open and welcoming, with a great smile and thick hair. You have a tendency to gain weight as you age. You tend to lean forward when speaking. You’re a graceful klutz – often bumping into things or having slight accidents, but you have the grace and natural athleticism to prevent major harm. You have lovely eyes.

Capricorn Zodiac Sign

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) – You tend to be thin and small-to-average height. You features are quite fine, with a long nose. Your eyes tend to be deep-set and serious. Your voice tends to be deep and your hair straight. You usually move slowly and deliberately. There’s something noticeable about your teeth – they could be straight and even, crooked, or gold.

Aquarius Zodiac Sign

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) – You tend to be tall with great legs, and broad shoulders and hips. You have a high forehead. Your hair is usually dark, straight and thick. Your eyes are generally bright and shiny.

Pisces Zodiac Sign

Pisces (February 19 – March 20) – You tend to be small of height and build, with some extra weight. Your eyes are usually large and hypnotic. You usually have a lovely smile and fine hair. You are the hardest sign to classify physically as you look like a mixture of all the other zodiac signs. This is exactly what makes you recognizable as a Pisces.

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