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Working Paper on Astrological Physiognomy

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Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan
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April 16, 2010
August 20, 2011 minor updates.

Abstract. Astrological sign- and decan-based rules for determining the shape of the face
were applied to a sample of thirty-six horoscopes. Rules tested include aphorisms taken from
traditional authorities as well as composite drawings from a contemporary sign-based model by
John Willner. Horoscopes were selected with known Ascendants placed in the Leo rising decan
according to the Hindu system.

In a majority of cases, the Sun's influence as ruler of the rising decan was the dominant
predictor of facial appearance. The Sun’s sign placement most accurately predicted the type of
solar influence, not the Sun’s intrinsic nature. Placement of planets and/or Lunar Nodes in the
Ascendant sometimes interfered with the ability of the Sun as ruler of the rising decan to predict
the face. Sun’s placement in Cancer and Mercury-ruled signs produced the most consistent
exceptions to the rule which ties facial appearance to the rising decan and its ruler.

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Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan

Objective

This study tests the ability of the rising decan to predict the shape of the face.

Establishing Study Parameters

Which features to test? Given the variability of models for astrological physiognomy, I have
made several assumptions in order to test a workable hypothesis which others can repeat using a
wider sample. A literature review of astrological physiognomy suggests there may be three
distinct features of human physiology predictable by astrology: (a) shape and features of the
face – frontal view, (b) shape of the face – side profile view, and (c) body type. With headshots
the easiest publicly available photographs to obtain, I have chosen to limit the study to first of the
three listed physical features: shape and features of the face – frontal view.

Which models to use? Authors including Sahl, Haly, and Ibn Ezra indicate the rising decan
is the best predictor of the face. As to choice of decan system, I select Hindu decans over
Chaldean decans.1 Two sets of sign-based models will be used to link the rising decan with the
appearance of the face: aphorisms from traditional authorities and John Willner’s 1991 model.

What model parameters should be examined?

Which factor contributes the greatest influence over facial appearance: the rising decan itself,
the decan ruler’s planetary nature, or the decan ruler’s sign placement?

What is the relative effect of the rising sign versus the rising decan on physiognomy? Haly
says the Ascendant signifies the body and the rising sign signifies the face. If so, then the
rising sign may not be important for determining the shape of the face.2

What is the effect of planets placed in the Ascendant on facial appearance? Most authors
consider planet(s) placed in the Ascendant sign to strongly influence physiognomy;
especially if the planet(s) have dignity and are positioned near the Ascendant degree.

How well does Willner’s sign-based model predict the shape of the face?

Finally, in order to further focus the study, I have chosen to limit the data sample to Leo
rising decans. This decision introduces an additional control which allows examination of
whether the Sun’s intrinsic nature, the Sun’s sign placement, or some other feature is responsible
for the Sun’s contribution to facial appearance.

1
The majority of traditional authors preferred the Chaldean decans. Ibn Ezra, if his delineations of the Hindu
decans are indicative, was the first traditional author to favor Hindu decans. Schoener was another. Among modern
authors, Anrias employed the Hindu decans. Finally my teacher Robert Zoller recommended the Hindu decans for
physiognomy in his Diploma Course in Medieval Predictive Astrology. My own research corroborates the
preference for Hindu decans made by Ibn Ezra, Anrias, Schoener, and Zoller; a choice I maintain for this study.
Note: For source details (Ibn Ezra, Schoener, and Anrias) see the companion article: Working Paper on Astrological
Physiognomy: History and Sources.
2
Unless of course the first decan rises. In the Hindu decan system the first decan is identical to the rising sign.

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Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan

Sign-based rules for Judging the Face

Sign General Features of the Head and Face3
Aries Long in the face, broad forehead.
Taurus Face is full, broad forehead; large nostrils, mouth, and eyes.
Gemini Elongated, handsome, agreeable/beautiful eyes.
Cancer Face is large, wide, and round; sunken eyes, lack of uniformity in teeth.
Leo Face is round, large forehead, sharp eyes, rugged/handsome.
Virgo Eyes, nostrils, lips, and chin features are small and drawn into the face.
Libra Finely-formed and well-proportioned. No dominant features.
Scorpio Face is large, narrow forehead, intense eyes, sharp nose, coarse hair.
Sagittarius Well-shaped, long beard, forehead proportional but emphasized.
Capricorn Face is small, bones are prominent, sharp chin.
Aquarius Face is large, handsome.
Pisces Face is small, abundant hair.

Planet-based rules for Judging the Face

Sun “His face is round and his mouth is wide, for so is the lion.” 4

3
Based primarily on Rhetorius-Teucer of Babylon, ps.- Pythagoras, Dorotheus, and Ibn Ezra. For source details, see
the companion article: Working Paper on Astrological Physiognomy: History and Sources.
4
Ibn Ezra, Book of Reasons, trans. by Meira Epstein, privately published.

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Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan

Sign-based rules for Judging the Face: John Willner (1991)5

There are some features of Willner’s model which are consistent with traditional authorities.
Example: Aphorisms state fixed signs are full (Taurus), round (Leo), large (Scorpio), and large
(Aquarius). Except for Leo described as round, the ‘full’ and ‘large’ descriptors are arguably
similar in spirit to Willner’s ‘rectangular’ and ‘square’ descriptors for fixed signs.

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John Willner, The Rising Sign Problem: A Series of Essays on the Physical Characteristics and Personality Traits
of Individuals for the Twelve Astrological Signs on the Ascendant, American Federation of Astrologers, 1991.

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Summary of Findings: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan
1. It is the Sun’s sign placement which predicts the shape of the face. In no cases did the Sun’s
intrinsic quality (a ‘round face’) contribute to the shape of the face itself. The Sun appears to
contribute its ‘roundness’ to curly hair or hairstyles with round silhouettes.

2. In 23 of 36 cases, the ruler of the rising decan (Sun) was the primary indicator of the face.
Placement of the Sun in signs which do not aspect the Ascendant did not preclude the Sun
from functioning as a physiognomy significator.

3. In 12 of 16 cases when the Ascendant contained no planets or Nodes, the rising decan was
the primary indicator of the face.

4. In only 9 of 20 cases when planets and/or Nodes were placed in the Ascendant did the rising
decan fail to predict the face.

5. In 7 of 13 cases when the ruler of the rising decan failed to predict the face, the Sun (rising
decan ruler) was placed in mutable signs. Mercury-ruled Sun signs produced the greatest
variability. The Sun’s placement in Cancer accounted for 2 of the other 6 cases.

6. Several examples favor the Ascendant as signifier for the physical body and the ruler of the
rising decan as significator for the face. They include John DeLorean (Capricorn face +
Aries body) and William Shirer (Pisces face + Sagittarius body).

7. Willner’s sign-based rules function well for cardinal and fixed signs, though I was unable to
distinguish the proposed ‘square’ descriptor for Aquarius from ‘rectangular’ for other fixed
signs. The rules performed poorly for mutable signs. An ‘elongated rectangle’ for Gemini
was not observed. For Sagittarius, triangular/diamond shapes were observed instead of an
‘elongated rectangle’. For Pisces, round shapes were observed instead of a ‘fluid rectangle.’

Suggested Issues for Further Research
1. There is a need to create a group of individuals who demonstrate close similarity to each sign
which can be used as a teaching reference. Elsie Inglis (Leo) qualifies.

2. Planets placed in the sign which corresponds to the rising decan appear to play a role in
physical appearance. (for an example see Matt Cvetic). What role these additional
planet/sign placement play in physiognomy deserves additional attention.

3. Malefics placed in the Ascendant appear to inhibit the ability of the Ascendant or its ruler
from manifesting physical characteristics. These cases appear to shift the primary
determining factor of physical appearance to the rising decan.

4. If one accepts the same set of significators for physiognomy are valid for temperament
assessment, then the ability of the Sun’s sign placement to predict the shape of the face casts
doubt on the Sun’s season to influence temperament as proposed by Ptolemy.

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Mixed Sun/Libra Jacques Thibaud Aries JU/SA-AR Mixed Sun/Libra Jaya Prakash Narayan Leo Mars/LE Decan ruler – sign Sun/Libra Charles Dutoit Sagittarius JU/NN-SA ASC sign ruler Sun/Scorpio Salvatore Giuliano Aries n.a.com 6 . Decan ruler – sign Sun/Leo Amy Fisher Aries n.a.a. Decan ruler – sign Sun/Gemini Ernst Staudle Aries Mars/AR Planet in ASC Sun/Gemini John Dillinger Leo Venus/LE Planet opposed ASC Sun/Gemini Felix Weingartner Sagittarius NN/SA ASC sign ruler Sun/Cancer Pearl S.a.regulus-astrology. Decan ruler – sign Sun/Pisces Matt Cvetic Aries SA/AR Mixed Sun/Pisces David Baltimore Leo n. Decan ruler – sign Sun/Scorpio Picasso Leo n. Decan ruler – sign Sun/Pisces William Shirer Sagittarius n.a. Decan ruler – sign www. Mixed Sun/Leo Elsie Inglis Leo Sun/LE Decan ruler – sign Sun/Leo Rosanna Arquette Sagittarius n. Decan ruler – sign Sun/Taurus Eddie Albert Leo NN/LE Decan ruler – sign Sun/Taurus Emperor Hirohito Sagittarius n. Buck Aries Jupiter/AR Mixed Sun/Cancer George Antheil Leo Merc/LE Mixed Sun/Cancer George Lemaitre Sagittarius n. Decan ruler – sign Sun/Scorpio Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Sagittarius n.a.a. Mixed Sun/Sagittarius Laurent Jalabert Sagittarius SU/ME-SA Decan ruler – sign Sun/Capricorn John DeLorean Aries Mars/AR Decan ruler – sign Sun/Capricorn Edgar Winter Leo Saturn/LE Decan ruler – sign Sun/Capricorn Victor Lutze Sagittarius VE/SN-SA Decan ruler – sign Sun/Aquarius Queen Beatrix Aries MA/SA-AR Decan ruler – sign Sun/Aquarius Giuseppe Adami Leo SN/LE Decan ruler – sign Sun/Aquarius Kevin McCarthy Sagittarius n. Decan ruler – sign Sun/Sagittarius Christine Pascal Leo n.a. Decan ruler – sign Sun/Virgo James Coburn Aries n. Decan ruler – sign Sun/Sagittarius Tom Daschle Aries n. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Summary of Findings: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Decan ruler Example Ascendant Planets in Indicator ASC Of Face Sun/Aries Frieda Hughes Aries Sun/AR Decan ruler – sign Sun/Aries Jerry Brown Leo n.a.a. Mixed Sun/Virgo Hans Adolf Krebs Leo Merc/LE Decan ruler – sign Sun/Virgo James Hunt Sagittarius n.a.a.a. Decan ruler – sign Sun/Aries Harold Washington Sagittarius MO/MA-SA Mixed Sun/Taurus Sandra Dee Aries n.a.a.a.

But the Aries chin does not form the end of a pointed triangle as do some mutable signs like Virgo. Aries is assigned the choleric temperament. for this reason the Aries body type is thin because its active motion implies many calories burned. the force of Aries is centrifugal.but from a ‘lean and mean’ choleric temperament whose metabolism leaves no room for rounded cheeks. the two curves. a word whose Latin roots can be translated as ‘fleeing from the center. As a cardinal sign. The effect is one of an inverted blunted arrowhead. The vertical line corresponds to the straight and elongated face. Aries is straight ‘as an arrow’ and produces the most erect posture of any sign. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan ARIES Ascendant Sign Ascendant Decan Decan Ruler Example Aries Leo Sun in Aries Frieda Hughes Leo Leo Sun in Aries Jerry Brown Sagittarius Leo Sun in Aries Harold Washington i Aries ~ Cardinal – Masculine – Fire – Choleric The glyph for Aries mimics the face of the ram whose image forms the constellation Aries. Traditional sources describe Aries as long in the face with a broad forehead. Willner modifies an initial oval shape by lopping off both sides from the upper cheek to the chin. 2010. As a body type. Willner gets it right with his description of the Aries facial type as bony ovate. the ram’s horn.’ As a fire sign. All Rights Reserved. analogous to the shape of the ram’s head.not from emaciation associated with wasting diseases -. ©Regulus Astrology LLC. The cheeks appear hollow -. 7 .

astrology-house.astro. Decan ruler Sun is conjunct Ascendant. it seems that Aries is the primary cause of the broad forehead.com 8 .com/astro-databank/Hughes%2C_Frieda Source: quoted BC/BR (Rodden Rating: AA) www. It is difficult to distinguish the relative contribution to the broad forehead by either Aries or Mars/Aquarius. Birth Data Link: http://www. Ascendant sign ruler Mars/Aquarius in a wide sextile to the Sun/Aries should produce a prominent forehead because this is the nature of Aquarius. both in Capricorn. Facial type matches Willner’s bony ovate model for Aries which is the Sun’s sign placement. Influence of Capricorn makes the chin more prominent which would otherwise recede if Aries was the sole influence on the facial type. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Frieda Hughes Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Aries 00 r 00z 00 Spirit 16 v 49 00z w ( 29 v 12 v )03 u 03 00z 00 00z B05 u 12 u *17 u 51 00 Faith 20 u 07 $ 14 w 48 12 11 10 9 8 & 19 w 54 ? 23 w 53 Natal Chart 00z 00 i Frieda Hughes q 00 00z 1 Apr 1960 SAN 06 i 38 5:45:00 AM ! 11 i 30 1 GMT +00:00:00 7 @ 13 i 27 London 00 p 00z England 00z j 00 0w10 00. Sun separates from Jupiter and applies to Saturn. but given the closer aspect of the Sun to the Ascendant (over Mars). painter. author and illustrator of children’s books. 51n30 00 2 6 Subst 23 j 33 3 4 5 > 23 o 53 00z l 00 00z 00 # 08 k 08 00 o k Y 10 k 05 m 00 00z Hyleg 14 k 57 00z Janus Astrology Software www.regulus-astrology.com British-Australian poet.

com American politician.com/astro-databank/Brown%2C_Jerry Source: quoted BC/BR (Rodden Rating: AA) ©Regulus Astrology LLC. 2010. Brown is currently bald (Leo trait). Facial type matches Willner’s bony ovate model for Aries which is the Sun’s sign placement.astrology-house.astro. 9 . All Rights Reserved. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Jerry Brown Ascendant sign: Leo Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Aries 00 00Spirit 01 j 47 B 23 i 16 i 00z ! 17 i 22 00z l k & 02 j 49 00z SAN 10 i 24 00 00z $ 04 j 50 j * 09 i 09 ( 18 j 54 00 Faith 19 j 15 11 9 12 ? 2910j 05 8 # 20 l 19 Natal Chart 00z 00 m Jerry Brown w 00 00z 7 Apr 1938 12:34:00 PM @ 04 m 44 1 PST +08:00:00 7 ) 24 v 25 San Francisco CA 00 v 00z USA 00z o 00 122w25 06. Birth Data Link: http://www. Painting is Jerry Brown’s official portrait as California Governor. California state politics (Governor. 37n46 30 2 6 3 4 5 00z Subst 29 q 54 q 00 > 29 q 05 00z 00 Hyleg 14 q 39 00 u p Y 07 q 41 r 00 00z 00z Janus Astrology Software www. 1975-1983). Photo is more recent.

Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Harold Washington Ascendant sign: Sagittarius Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Aries 00 * 02 p 38 | m 00z > 08 p 06 00 Faith 28 m 02 00z q ) 12 p 31 |p 00z Spirit 18 m 51 00 B 14 p 5000z o SAN 21 p 10 00 11 10 9 12 8 Natal Chart 00z 00 r Harold Washington l 00 00z 15 Apr 1922 @ 21 r 49 11:11:00 PM # 22 r 27 1 CST +06:00:00 7 ( 22 r 33 Chicago IL 00 k 00z USA 00z u 00 87w39 00.com African American politician. More evident is a triangular-shaped chin common to two of the other mutable signs in Willner’s typology. 1987.regulus-astrology. Washington’s face is Aries-Sagittarius mixture. served in Congress and as Mayor of Chicago from 1983 until his death from heart failure on November 25. This photograph was taken in 1981 when Washington served in Congress. Birth Data Link: http://www.astrology-house. Willner assigns an elongated rectangular shape to Sagittarius (Ascendant). 41n51 00 2 6 3 4 5 & 11 j 47 00z w 00 Subst 00 19 w 11 00 ! 25 i 25 00z v Hyleg 23 v 06 i Y 24 i 47 j 00z 00z $ 16 i 14 00 ? 08 i 06 Janus Astrology Software www. This is not entirely obvious. Facial type corresponds to Willner’s bony ovate model for Aries (Sun’s sign).com 10 . In later years his weight ballooned and his facial profile became more round in appearance.com/astro-databank/Washington%2C_Harold Source: BC/BR in hand (Rodden Rating: AA) www. This is consistent with Venus/Taurus placed in the 6th of illness (weight gain from consumption of food).astro.

Taurus descriptors connote stability and strength. and out-of-proportion to overall facial metrics. But unlike a heaviness which falls to the ground. soft rectangular. As a fixed sign. Taurus enjoys eating and sex. traditional authors assign the ‘large’ descriptor to specific features including the nostrils. for Taurus. This reflects the Taurean bull’s flaring nostrils and other facial features which appear somewhat gross. large. With its ruler Venus assigned to pleasure. the nature of Taurus is to hoard. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan TAURUS Ascendant Sign Ascendant Decan Decan Ruler Example Aries Leo Sun in Taurus Sandra Dee Leo Leo Sun in Taurus Eddie Albert Sagittarius Leo Sun in Taurus Emperor Hirohito j Taurus ~ Fixed – Feminine – Earth – Melancholic The glyph for Taurus mimics the face and horns of the bull whose image forms the constellation Taurus. 2010. full. full. large. base. With respect to the face. 11 . ©Regulus Astrology LLC. and heavy are commonly found in traditional sources. Descriptors such as broad. All Rights Reserved. It seems that ruler Venus softens the edges around an otherwise purely rectangular shape. This is the reason why the sign is described as broad. For Willner. mouth. all fixed signs are square/rectangular shaped. and heavy: Taurus eats a lot and hoards its pleasure through additional folds of flesh. and eyes.

com 12 .com American actress and teenage film idol of the late 50s and early 60s.astro. Birth Data Link: http://www. Decan ruler Sun falls in Taurus. 40n40 07 ! 02 j 35 2 6 $ 06 j 01 3 4 5 > 10 o 53 * 28 j 04 00z l 00 00 # 28 l 35 00 00z k ) 19 k 47 m o 00z ( 28 k 15 00z 00 Janus Astrology Software www.regulus-astrology.com/astro-databank/Dee%2C_Sandra Source: quoted BC/BR (Rodden Rating: AA) www.astrology-house. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Sandra Dee Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Taurus 00 r 00z 00 00z w v 00z 00 00z B 09 u 35 u Y 21 u 54 00 11 10 9 ? 10 w 53 12 8 & 16 w 33 Natal Chart 00z 00 i Sandra Dee q 00 00z 23 Apr 1942 5:35:00 AM @ 17 i 54 1 EWT +04:00:00 7 Bay onne NJ 00 p 00z USA 00z j 00 74w06 53. Surely a textbook case of Willner’s ‘soft rectangular’ Taurus facial model.

41n30 34 2 6 3 4 5 00z q 00 00z 00 00 p SAN r Subst 28 r 31 u 18 p 28 00 00z 00z Janus Astrology Software www. All Rights Reserved. Birth Data Link: http://www. I attribute this to Mercury’s placement in the long and lean sign of Aries.astro.com American actor best known for his role in the 1960s series “Green Acres. Mercury is assigned to the nose. 2010.astrology-house.com/astro-databank/Albert%2C_Eddie Source: from memory (Rodden Rating: A) ©Regulus Astrology LLC. square shaped. Albert does not have the large nostrils – a typical Taurus characteristic.” Rising decan ruler Sun falls in the bound of Taurus with ruler Venus in the same sign. 13 . with a broad forehead – a match to Willner’s Taurus model. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Eddie Albert Ascendant sign: Leo Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Taurus 00 i 00z 00 B 23 i 32 00z l ) 07 k 50 k 00z # 21 i 17 00 00z ! 01 j 39 j $ 08 i 11 & 18 j 27 00 ( 25 j 49 11 10 9 Faith 23 l 36 12 8 Y 26 l 21 * 11 w 47 Natal Chart 00z 00 m Eddie Albert w 00 00z 22 Apr 1906 @ 06 m 43 11:30:00 AM Spirit 17 m 04 1 7 ? 17 v 12 CST +06:00:00 Hyleg 09 v 31 > 17 m 12 Rock Island IL 00 v 00z USA 00z o 00 90w34 43. Face is full.

com 14 .astro.astrology-house. Sun/Taurus rules the rising decan. Face is a match to the soft rectangular shape of Taurus. 1926-1989. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Emperor Hirohito Ascendant sign: Sagittarius Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Taurus 00 m 00 00z q B 12 p 33 p ( 26 m 31 00z 00 00z 00z o Y 09 m 57 # 22 o 35 00 11 10 9 12 8 > 23 q 33 Natal Chart 00z 00 r Emperor Hirohito of Japan l 00 00z 29 Apr 1901 10:00:00 PM @ 24 r 02 1 JST -09:00:00 7 Toky o 00 k 00z Japan 00z u 00 139e46 00.regulus-astrology.com Longest serving Japanese Emperor. in addition Venus is cazimi if one takes the measurement by right ascension. 35n42 00 ) 13 u 03 2 6 ? 23 j 33 * 16 u 22 | 3 4 5 ! 08 j 30 00z & 08 j 05 w 00 00z 00 00 j v i $ 22 i 24 00 00z 00z Janus Astrology Software www.com/astro-databank/Hirohito%2C_Emperor_of_Japan Source: news report (Rodden Rating: A) www. Birth Data Link: http://www.

In theory these findings should not be a surprise because (1) a mutable sign rises. Corrective eyewear is commonly worn and becomes an important facial feature. Gemini is leaner. This corresponds to the double-bodied nature of the mutable air sign. Willner describes the Gemini facial type as 'elongated. the Gemini’s intellectual curiosity often results in myopia because of much reading. and Weingartner’s face is oval shaped (Libra). Mercury-ruled rising decans should show the greatest variability and be the most difficult to explain in empirical studies. Here is what theory offers for Gemini: Like Sagittarius. (2) the mutable sign is ruled by Mercury. 15 . unlike Sagittarius which is more robust in constitution (think soccer players). A human sign.' the same descriptor used for Sagittarius. Dillinger’s face is dominated by a large forehead (Aquarius). ©Regulus Astrology LLC. what I have seen with Gemini is the two frontal lobes of the brain emphasized by a receding hairline. 2010. Gemini is considered handsome and is noted for beauty of the eyes. and Jupiter/Libra ruling Weingartner’s Ascendant. and (3) Mercury moreso than any other planet mixes his significations with planets he aspects and signs where he is placed. So far. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan GEMINI Ascendant Sign Ascendant Decan Decan Ruler Example Aries Leo Sun in Gemini Ernst Staudle Leo Leo Sun in Gemini John Dillinger Sagittarius Leo Sun in Gemini Felix Weingartner k Gemini ~ Mutable – Masculine – Air – Sanguine What is notable about these three examples is that they share no apparent common features. In addition. Staudle’s face conforms to the bony ovate (Aries). This means as a first order condition. Gemini is one of the tallest signs. A horoscope review reveals Mars/Aries placed in the Ascendant for Staudle. Dillinger’s Saturn/Aquarius opposing the Ascendant. My findings are different. All Rights Reserved.

astro. 48n40 00 2 6 & 03 j 06 3 4 5 ? 29 o 28 00z l 00 # 00 l 11 00z 00 * 08 k 30 00 o k ! 14 k 42 m 00 00z $ 19 k 42 00z Janus Astrology Software www. This finding suggests that the effect of Mars/Aries in the sign of his rulership conjunct the Ascendant takes precedence over the Gemini Sun as rising decan ruler.regulus-astrology. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Ernst Staudle Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Gemini 00 r 00z 00 00z w v 00z 00 00z B 08 u 14 u ) 16 u 21 | 00 11 10 9 12 8 > 29 w 28 Natal Chart 00z 00 i Ernst Staudle q 00 00z 6 Jun 1913 Y 03 i 29 2:00:00 AM @ 18 i 58 1 CET -01:00:00 7 ( 21 i 52 Heidenheim an der Brenz 00 p 00z Germany 00z j 00 10e08 00.com 16 . Are there any Gemini features here? Decan ruler Sun received by Mercury in his own sign appears strong enough to influence the face.com/astro-databank/St%C3%A4udle%2C_Ernst Source: quoted BC/BR (Rodden Rating: AA) www.com First Lieutenant in Nazi Waffen SS organization (World War II).astrology-house. Birth Data Link: http://www. But the effect of Mars/Aries on physiognomy is stronger. Face appears as a bony ovate consistent with Willner’s Aries model. it is difficult to ascertain which sign is responsible for the length in the face. My take: Staudle appears to have a receding hairline on both sides of his head which emphasizes the two upper lobes of the cranium. a common Gemini feature. The elongated face is common to both Aries and Gemini.

Aquarius yields a prominent forehead which is hard to miss in Dillinger’s face. and (3) Mercury separates from a trine with Saturn.com/astro-databank/Dillinger%2C_John Source: from memory (Rodden Rating: A) ©Regulus Astrology LLC. 2010. (2) Sun falls in bound of Saturn. Birth Data Link: http://www.com American gangster notorious for robberies and escapes during the 1930s. The receding hairline on both sides also leaves the impression of a two lobes on either side of the upper cranium. Saturn/Aquarius influences physiognomy for three reasons: (1) Saturn opposes the Ascendant degree.astro. This is an effect of Gemini’s double-bodied nature.astrology-house. Decan ruler Sun falls in Gemini with ruler Mercury also in Gemini. This grants Dillinger an elongated face. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan John Dillinger Ascendant sign: Leo Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Gemini 00 i 00z $ 09 k 19 00 B 21 i 14 00z l Y 26 k 39 k 00z ? 12 i 02 00 ! 29 k 5500z j # 22 j 24 00 11 10 9 12 8 ) 22 w 33 Natal Chart 00z 00 m John Dillinger w 00 00z 22 Jun 1903 7:05:00 AM @ 04 m 10 1 7 * 08 v 28 | & 14 m 27 CST +06:00:00 Indianapolis IN 00 v 00z USA 00z o 00 86w09 29. 17 . 39n46 06 2 6 3 4 5 00z q 00 00z 00 00 p ( 07 p 19 r u 00z > 12 p 02 00z 00 Janus Astrology Software www. All Rights Reserved. Dillinger appears more of a Gemini-Aquarius composite.

regulus-astrology. Appearance of a prominent upper lip is one match to Leo’s influence. the face appears a compressed ovate consistent with Willner’s Libra model. for Weingartner.astro. Hair is thick and long consistent with Sagittarius rising.com/astro-databank/Weingartner%2C_Felix Source: BC/BR in hand (Rodden Rating: AA) www. Birth Data Link: http://www. consider the overall handsome appearance given by benefics Jupiter and Leo as physiognomy significators.com Austrian-Hungarian conductor and composer in Berlin (1891-1907). The three planet stellium in Gemini should yield readily identifiable Gemini features. More generally. However instead of being elongated. This appears to be a case when the South Node placed in Gemini diminishes the effect of Gemini on physiognomy to the extent that appearance is better judged by other significators. Note that Venus is placed in Leo which is the rising decan.astrology-house.com 18 . Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Felix Weingartner Ascendant sign: Sagittarius Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Gemini 00 m 00 00z q ) 17 p 27 p & 05 m 20 00z 00 B 21 p 42 00z 00z o * 28 o 53 00 11 10 9 12 8 ( 29 l 25 Natal Chart 00z 00 r Felix Paul v on Weingartner l 00 00z 14 Jun 1863 7:50:00 PM ! 23 k 09 > 06 r 03 1 7 $ 21 k 28 | @ 25 r 40 LMT -01:00:57 # 06 k 14 Zara ? 06 k 00 03 k 00z Austria-Hungary 00z u 00 15e14 00. accentuated by placement of North Node in the Ascendant. Ascendant sign ruler Jupiter falls in Libra. 44n07 00 2 6 Y 12 u 34 3 4 5 00z w 00 00z 00 00 v i j 00 00z 00z Janus Astrology Software www. Decan ruler Sun is placed in Gemini along with the Sun’s ruler Mercury and the Moon.

San Rafael. wide. and is noted for a lack of uniformity in the teeth. it is the Moon’s sign placement and configuration with other planets. 2010. Cancer decans exhibit as much variability in appearance and are as difficult to recognize as Mercury-ruled decans. I came to this conclusion by studying horoscopes for individuals identified as ‘Lunar types’ by Friedlander who largely relied on William Benham’s planet-based rules. features sunken eyes.: Marin Bookworks. Buck Leo Leo Sun in Cancer George Antheil Sagittarius Leo Sun in Cancer George Lemaitre l Cancer ~ Cardinal – Feminine – Water – Phlegmatic Along with Aquarius and Pisces. which determines the physical appearance of Cancer decans.' From my own observations. Body Types: The Enneagram of Essence Types. Willner's facial model for Cancer is 'small ovate. The Cancer face is large. 6 Joel Friedlander. Limbs are indicated to be thick supported by large joints and bones especially in the lower body. Woody Allen. p. Cancer is considered one of the short signs for estimating height.6 While the current paper is not a study of ‘planetary body types. In this way. All Rights Reserved.’ recourse to lunar body types can help shed light on this physiognomy study when the ruler of the rising decan falls in Cancer. 2009. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan CANCER Ascendant Sign Ascendant Decan Decan Ruler Example Aries Leo Sun in Cancer Pearl S. 73. and round. not the Moon herself per se. Ca. ©Regulus Astrology LLC. 19 . the torso emphasizes the breasts in women and is indicated to be 'chesty' for males. Friedlander’s examples of lunar types include Meg Tilly.

Pearl Buck is an example of a relatively unafflicted Moon: her Moon is placed in the sign of Cancer where she rules. In these cases. consistent with an afflicted Moon and a physical constitution which was deemed chronically weak. flabby skin. when the Moon’s zodiacal state is improved. Second is Pierce whose Leo Moon matches his square shaped jaw and rugged masculine appearance. Johnson is more Saturnian in appearance. Friedlander observes eccentric. On the other hand. Within the present study. Andrew Johnson. True the Moon’s placement in the bound of Saturn is an affliction. Though the Moon is received. there are four other examples within the Presidential database with Cancer decans rising. Early photographs dating from Civil War service show a lean face. These observations are the opposite of the Moon’s ideal nature of caring and nurture when she functions well. separates from Venus. the Moon is placed in the sign of her detriment and by quadrant houses is placed in the 12th and rules the 6th and 8th (all bad houses). both planets are placed on the angles with Saturn on the Ascendant. however puffiness of the face is absent in early and late photographs.7 Study of the Moon’s configuration for each of these horoscopes reveals an interesting feature: the Moon is afflicted in every case. Franklin Pierce. and fearful behavior patterns. Moon is afflicted in this case. and Benjamin Harrison demonstrate the variability in physical appearance the Moon affords.regulus-astrology. Harrison is a mixed case: the Moon is in detriment. ruled by Mars/Virgo which opposes the Ascendant. the propensity of Friedlander’s Lunar examples to have fleshy. consistent with a slight tendency towards fleshiness of the face during his Presidential term. and Harry Truman. and is void of course. both of which are consistent with physical attractiveness and his reputation as a ladies man. it is difficult to classify these individuals as lunar types using planet-based rules because the classic ‘round’ lunar facial shape does not appear. Fourth is Benjamin Harrison whose Moon/Scorpio separates from Jupiter/Taurus and applies to Venus/Cancer (amplified by conjunction to the North Node). With Saturn conjunct the Ascendant.com 20 . On a physiological note. white/pasty skin color. puffiness is evident in photos late in life following his Presidency. Accordingly accumulated fluids signify a Lunar imbalance. but it does not appear to inhibit her ability to process fluids as evidenced by the streamlined facial appearance given in the 2nd photo example. Madison’s Presidential portrait demonstrates puffy cheeks. The Moon is not placed in nor does it rule any bad houses (other than the 2nd by exaltation). fluid imbalances disappear making physiques appear streamlined. and Truman Capote. First is James Madison whose Scorpio Moon separates from Jupiter/Taurus and applies to Mars/Capricorn. In addition to Harry Truman whose Ascendant and sign ruler Venus is placed in Cancer. Third is Johnson whose Moon/Taurus applies in a close opposition to Saturn/Scorpio. and explain the crankiness of these individuals whose fluid excess makes them more responsive to changes in environmental conditions including the Moon’s monthly cycle. suggest the phlegmatic temperament. unemotional. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Emily Dickinson. yet the Moon aspects both benefics. and puffy cheeks (which form the classic ‘round’ Lunar facial shape given by traditional authorities) is a symptom of an afflicted Moon’s inability to process fluids in the lymphatic system. 7 I am suspicious of birth data presented for Andy Warhol and Tom Wolfe by Astrodatabank and omit these two examples listed by Friedlander. www. James Madison. In his examples of the Lunar type.

com/astro-databank/Capote%2C_Truman Source: Bio/autobiography (Rodden Rating B). Moon rules the 6th (sign) and the 4th (exaltation). 2009.astro. 6th is a bad house.3rd decan of Scorpio rises. Andrew Johnson – 3rd decan of Scorpio rises.astro. Moon’s ruler Mercury/Pisces in detriment. James Madison .astro. Birth Data Link: http://www.com/astro-databank/Dickinson%2C_Emily Source: Bio/autobiography (Rodden Rating B). ruler Venus placed in Cancer. Birth Data: 6 May 1884. Moon/Leo separates from Jupiter/Scorpio and applies to Mercury/Scorpio. pp. Lamar. 21 . 2nd and 8th are bad houses. an angular out-of-sect malefic. bad house.com/astro-databank/Tilly%2C_Meg Source: BC/BR in hand (Rodden Rating AA). Moon is placed in the 2nd and rules the 10th (sign) and the 8th (exaltation). Moon is placed in the 12th house. both bad houses.com/astro-databank/Allen%2C_Woody Source: BC/BR in hand (Rodden Rating AA). Harry Truman Note: 1st decan of Libra rises. Regulus Astrology LLC. Regulus Astrology LLC. Moon’s ruler Venus/Sagittarius is combust. Additional Examples of Cancer Rising Decans from the Presidential Database Source: A Rectification Manual: The American Presidency. Moon/Scorpio separates from Jupiter/Taurus and applies to Venus/Cancer. Moon’s application to Mercury is wide at 16 degrees. South Node placed in Cancer. Emily Dickinson Moon/Libra separates from Mercury/Sagittarius and applies to Saturn/Virgo. Truman Capote Moon/Scorpio separates from Saturn/Scorpio and applies to Mercury/Virgo. 3:53:12 PM CST. 2009. Moon/Scorpio separates from Venus/Cancer and applies to Mars/Leo. Birth Data Link: http://www. 2010.astro. Moon/Scorpio separates from Jupiter/Taurus and applies to Mars/Capricorn. Moon/Taurus separates from Jupiter/Pisces and applies to Saturn/Scorpio. Woody Allen Moon/Aquarius separates from Venus/Libra and applies to Saturn/Pisces. sign Moon rules. some would consider the Moon void. Source: A Rectification Manual: The American Presidency. both good houses. ©Regulus Astrology LLC. MO. Birth Data Link: http://www. Moon’s ruler Saturn/Pisces peregrine. Comment: a time after 5:04 AM LMT would make the 3 rd decan of Scorpio rise (Cancer). Benjamin Harrison – 2nd decan of Pisces rises. Birth Data Link: http://www. 3rd ed. 606-611. Lunar type assessment: mixed. Moon rules the 8th (sign) and the 6th (exaltation). Moon rules 11th (sign) and 9th (exaltation). Franklin Pierce – 1st decan of Cancer rises. All Rights Reserved. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Examples of Lunar Types (Friedlander) Meg Tilly Moon/Virgo separates from Saturn/Capricorn and applies to Venus/Capricorn. 3rd ed.

Franklin Pierce.regulus-astrology. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan American Presidents with Cancer Decans rising James Madison. Benjamin Harrison.com 22 . www. Andrew Johnson.

Jupiter/Aries placed in the Ascendant accentuates the Aries bony ovate. Birth Data Link: http://www.com/astro-databank/Buck%2C_Pearl Source: from memory (Rodden Rating: A) ©Regulus Astrology LLC. sunken eyes. Buck Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Cancer 00 r 00z 00 00z w ( 16 v 44 v 00z 00 00z u B 06 u 30 00 11 10 9 12 8 Y 20 w 20 ? 14 q 29 Natal Chart 00z 00 i Pearl Buck q 00 00z 26 Jun 1892 12:30:00 AM @ 11 i 40 1 7 ) 21 i 17 EST +05:00:00 Hillsboro WV 00 p 00z USA 00z j 00 80w12 48. Buck’s face appears to fall somewhere between the bony ovate of Aries and the small ovate of Cancer. 23 . Decan ruler Sun placed in Cancer contributes a large forehead. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Pearl S. 38n08 07 2 6 > 14 j 29 3 4 5 * 24 o 09 00z l # 26 l 20 & 24 l 53 | 00 00 $ 11 l 40 00 00z o k ! 05 l 00 m 00 00z 00z Janus Astrology Software www. Round eyebrows and a round hairstyle are the finishing touches to the ideal Cancer profile.astro. 2010.com American writer and noted advocate for the adoption of Chinese orphans. All Rights Reserved.astrology-house. and smooth skin (demonstrates Cancer’s watery nature which counteracts wrinkles).

regulus-astrology. Birth Data Link: http://www.astro.com 24 . 40n13 01 2 6 3 4 5 * 00 u 40 | 00z q 00 # 24 q 51 00z 00 00 Y 15 r 41 u p r > 09 r 10 00 00z 00z ) 01 r 39 | Janus Astrology Software www. Venus must also play a strong role in facial physiognomy – here with lips which are larger/fuller than found on average males.com The self-described ‘bad boy’ of the 1920s American classical avant-garde musical scene. With a Taurus 10th house (whole sign houses). Note the rare cazimi Venus-retrograde.astrology-house. Moon/Scorpio (Sun’s ruler) contributes coarse hair (see also Picasso).” With the lips assigned to Venus and the Venus-cazimi condition. Antheil has a reputation for scandalous music – a reputation he encouraged by his autobiography entitled “Bad Boy of Music. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan George Antheil Ascendant sign: Leo Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Cancer 00 i 00 00z l ( 07 k 49 k B 24 i 15 00z 00 ? 09 k 10 00z 00z j 00 11 10 9 & 15 l 46 | 12 8 ! 15 l 48 Natal Chart 00z 00 m George Antheil w 00 00z 8 Jul 1900 6:25:00 AM @ 06 m 37 1 7 $ 11 m 24 EST +05:00:00 Trenton NJ 00 v 00z USA 00z o 00 74w44 36. Decan ruler Sun/Cancer contributes sunken eyes and skin which is pasty in appearance. A 12th house placement (as well as the Sun). Square-shaped jaws are consistent with Leo rising.com/astro-databank/Antheil%2C_George Source: from memory (Rodden Rating: A) www.

Chin is bony and protrudes. Face is large. 2010. Round eyeglasses and round eyebrows complement the curves of Cancer. 50n25 00 2 6 # 23 u 14 3 4 5 00z w 00 00z 00 00 v i ( 14 i 47 j 00z 00z > 04 i 42 00 Janus Astrology Software www. mathematician. All Rights Reserved. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan George LeMaitre Ascendant sign: Sagittarius Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Cancer 00 m 00 00z q ? 04 p 42 p $ 00 m 17 | 00z 00 * 18 p 59 00z 00z o 00 11 10 9 12 8 B 02 q 09 ! 25 l 04 Natal Chart 00z 00 r George Lemaitre l 00 00z 17 Jul 1894 6:00:00 PM Y 26 k 38 @ 28 r 28 1 GMT +00:00:00 7 ) 23 k 37 & 21 k 04 Charleroi 00 k 00z Belgium 00z u 00 4e26 00. 25 . and round. and astrophysicist who formulated the ‘Big Bang’ theory of the creation of the universe.com/astro-databank/Lemaitre%2C_Georges Source: quoted BC/BR (Rodden Rating: AA) ©Regulus Astrology LLC. An effect of Moon/Capricorn (Sun’s ruler).astrology-house. Birth Data Link: http://www.astro. wide.com Belgian Catholic priest.

Eyes are sharp and the forehead is large. Despite the Leo face described as round. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan LEO Ascendant Sign Ascendant Decan Decan Ruler Example Aries Leo Sun in Leo Amy Fisher Leo Leo Sun in Leo Elsie Inglis Sagittarius Leo Sun in Leo Rosanna Arquette m Leo ~ Fixed – Masculine – Fire – Choleric Traditional sources describe the Leo face as round. There is a demonstrable difference in the size ratio between upper and lower body parts. The upper torso is wider at the chest level relative to the hips. and handsome. ‘Round’ often manifests in other features such as the striking hairstyle of Elsie Inglis (pictured center) which appears so radiant as to be literally on fire. The ratio rule can also be applied by comparing the upper torso (defined from the hips up) to the lower torso (defined by the legs). this yields the classic ‘V-shaped’ torso often sought after by body builders. At the lesser extreme is hair which manifests its ‘roundness’ as curls. in my observations I have found the prominent lower jaw common to all fixed signs predominates and agree with Willner’s ‘rectangular’ descriptor for the Leo facial type.regulus-astrology. www.com 26 . rugged. This ratio rule applies in two ways. Leo legs tend to be skinny relative to the upper body as a whole.

Face is a composite of square and triangular shapes. consistent with Willner’s facial model for Leo.com Known as the ‘Long Island Lolita. 2010. Fisher has been a writer and since 2007 a porn star. 40n38 19 2 6 ( 16 o 03 3 4 5 $ 03 o 16 00z l 00 00 * 14 l 44 00 00z k ? 15 k 35 m ! 28 m 35 o 00z 00z & 08 m 38 00 Janus Astrology Software www.’ Fisher was convicted in 1992 on the attempted murder of her lover’s wife.astro. Ascendant ruler Mars/Virgo received by Mercury/Virgo is consistent with the triangular chin. Released in 1999. The fullness of the lower jaw makes the upper face rectangular. All Rights Reserved.astrology-house. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Amy Fisher Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Leo 00 r 00z 00 00z w Y 15 v 03 v 00z > 15 r 35 00 00z u B 07 u 11 00 11 10 9 12 8 ) 14 w 47 | Natal Chart 00z 00 i Amy Fisher q 00 00z 21 Aug 1974 9:26:00 PM @ 13 i 30 1 EDT +04:00:00 7 # 27 p 02 Oceanside NY 00 p 00z USA 00z j 00 73w38 26. Decan ruler Sun also falls in the bound of Mars which is another testimony for the Virgo/triangular shape. Birth Data Link: http://www.com/astro-databank/Fisher%2C_Amy Source: news report (Rodden Rating: A) ©Regulus Astrology LLC. 27 .

com/1684-01%20Granados.com 28 .astro. It resembles fiery flares from the Sun. The hair flares outward but is maintained within a round perimeter. not the round shape given by traditional sources.astro. Prominence of the lower jaw adds a square shape which is more consistent with Willner’s rectangular shape for Leo. sharp eyes. Birth Data Link: http://www. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Elsie Inglis Ascendant sign: Leo Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Leo 00 i 00z 00 00z l k 00z B 29 i 55 00 00z ? 13 j 22 j ( 24 j 23 00 11 10 9 12 8 Natal Chart 00z 00 m Elsie Inglis w 00 00z 16 Aug 1864 4:13:00 AM @ 06 m 25 1 7 Y 29 v 23 ! 23 m 16 LMT -05:17:48 # 00 v 19 Maini 00 v 00z India 00z o 00 79e27 00.com/astro-databank/Granados%2C_Enrique Source: quoted BC/BR (Rodden Rating: AA) Photo: http://www.regulus-astrology. rugged appearance all match the traditional delineation for Leo.astrology-house. see Enrique Granados: Birth Data Link: http://www. Large forehead. The hairstyle is perhaps the most striking feature of this photograph. Inglis is a textbook case of a Leo facial appearance.jpg www. 29n23 00 & 01 o 08 2 6 $ 17 o 31 3 4 5 00z q ) 19 q 14 00 00 > 13 q 22 00 00z u p * 14 p 25 r 00 00z 00z Janus Astrology Software www.com Indian born physician-surgeon who served in Edinburgh from 1892 to her death in 1917. Moon in Aquarius accentuates the prominent forehead.com/astro-databank/Inglis%2C_Elsie Source: bio/autobiography (Rodden Rating: B) For a similar Leo face and hairstyle in a masculine nativity.gaudiallgaudi.

40n42 51 2 6 * 00 u 57 | 3 4 5 00z w 00 00 Y 13 w 20 00 00z j v i ? 06 i 18 00 00z 00z Janus Astrology Software www. Ruler Jupiter in Scorpio yields frontal locks of hair which curve inwards in the imitation of the scorpion’s pincers.astro. 2010.com/astro-databank/Arquette%2C_Rosanna Source: from memory (Rodden Rating: A) ©Regulus Astrology LLC. Sagittarius rising is consistent with an elongated face and lengthy hair. director. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Rosanna Arquette Ascendant sign: Sagittarius Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Leo 00 m 00 00z q > 06 p 18 p ! 17 m 27 00z B 17 p 09 00z $ 09 m 04 | 00 00z ( 13 o 22 o & 16 o 07 00 11 10 9 # 06 q 17 12 8 ) 22 q 48 Natal Chart 00z 00 r Rosanna Arquette l 00 00z 10 Aug 1959 4:45:00 PM @ 24 r 31 1 EDT +04:00:00 7 New York NY 00 k 00z USA 00z u 00 74w00 23. All Rights Reserved. Decan ruler Sun/Leo yields a prominent lower jaw and rectangular face. Leo is also consistent with the leopard-patterned neck scarf. 29 . and producer.astrology-house.com American actress. Birth Data Link: http://www.

regulus-astrology. The triangular shape appears sharp and is consistent with the high level of precision required for secretarial.com 30 . and mouth are often large and protrude from the face. Erect posture is another common feature. www. the Virgo face often appears younger than the true age of the native. and other business professions frequently held by Virgo individuals. Men appear ‘boyish. In contract to Taurus whose eyes. nose. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan VIRGO Ascendant Sign Ascendant Decan Decan Ruler Example Aries Leo Sun in Virgo James Coburn Leo Leo Sun in Virgo Hans Adolf Krebs Sagittarius Leo Sun in Virgo James Hunt o Virgo ~ Mutable – Feminine – Earth – Melancholic One of the human signs. Ruled by Mercury. Virgo bodies and faces are considered proportionate and well- formed. in a Virgo face these features recede. accounting.’ Women appear ‘maiden-like. universal significator of youth.’ Willner assigns ‘triangular’ to the Virgo facial type.

Photos of Coburn smiling strongly bring out the triangular/diamond shape of his lower face. 42n25 46 Y 29 o 13 ) 10 j 25 | 2 6 & 25 o 13 3 4 5 $ 22 o 29 00z ! 08 o 23 l 00 00z 00 00 k > 04 k 43 m o 00z ( 13 k 56 00z 00 Janus Astrology Software www. a planet/sign combination replicated in the Regulus USA National Horoscope. 31 . Mars/Gemini gives Coburn ‘beady eyes’ and his elongated face and limbs accentuate the length given by Aries.astrology-house.com American actor remembered for cowboy and espionage roles. Birth Data Link: http://www. All Rights Reserved. This combination emphasizes the triangular contribution of Virgo depicted here as the diamond shaped lines which outline Coburn’s lips and chin. 2010. Ruler Mars/Gemini signifies gunfire and was an important part of Coburn’s image as a gunslinger in the Western film genre.astro. Coburn’s overall body type is long and lanky consistent with Aries rising.com/astro-databank/Coburn%2C_James Source: from memory (Rodden Rating: A) ©Regulus Astrology LLC. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan James Coburn Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Virgo 00 r 00 00z w v * 12 r 41 00z 00 00z 00z u ? 04 r 43 B 06 u 06 00 11 10 9 12 8 # 21 w 06 Natal Chart 00z 00 i James Coburn q 00 00z 31 Aug 1928 8:15:00 PM @ 11 i 57 1 CST +06:00:00 7 Laurel NE 00 p 00z USA 00z j 00 97w05 22. Decan ruler Sun falls in the bound of Venus. The effects of Sun/Virgo are more subtle but still present. with Venus/Virgo conjunct Mercury/Virgo. As to effects on physiognomy. Coburn’s appearance matches that of the stereotypical western outlaw given by Mars/Gemini.

52n09 00 # 00 o 31 2 6 ! 01 o 23 3 4 5 00z q 00 00z 00 00 * 28 r 29 | u p r > 06 r 39 00 00z 00z ) 02 r 06 Janus Astrology Software www. instead.astro. In general smiling (opposed to sneering) is consistent with the innocence of youth (opposed to the criticality of adulthood).regulus-astrology. Birth Data Link: http://www. Note Mercury placed in the rising sign is in generosity with the Sun. one of two signs ruled by Mercury who is in turn associated with youth. the presence of softer shapes dominates. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Hans Adolf Krebs Ascendant sign: Leo Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Virgo 00 i 00z 00 00z l ? 06 k 39 k 00z B 13 i 56 00 00z j 00 11 10 9 ( 09 l 48 12 8 & 17 l 59 Natal Chart 00z 00 m Hans Adolf Krebs w 00 00z 25 Aug 1900 @ 06 m 17 3:00:00 AM Y 07 m 09 1 CET -01:00:00 7 $ 14 m 21 Hildesheim 00 v 00z Germany 00z o 00 9e57 00. Presence of a triangular chin (not obvious here) also tends to make lips smile instead of sneer. What is boyish? The lack of angularity or chiseled features associated with physical maturity is one characteristic.com German scientist and biochemist.astrology-house. Born just prior to a New Moon in Virgo. Krebs’ face typifies boyish features common to Virgo.com 32 .com/astro-databank/Krebs%2C_Hans_Adolf Source: quoted BC/BR (Rodden Rating: AA) www. This relationship emphasizes the role of the Sun on appearance despite the Sun’s position in the 2nd which is in aversion to the Ascendant.

Note that Saturn is placed in Leo. 51n12 00 2 6 > 27 j 24 3 4 5 Subst 11 j 18 00z w 00 00z 00 00 j v # 12 v 33 i 00 00z 00z Janus Astrology Software www.com British World Motor Racing Champion Decan ruler Sun falls in Virgo as does Venus and Mercury which is the bound ruler of the Sun.astrology-house. Birth Data Link: http://www. There is no obvious triangular appearance to Hunt’s face below the lips. 2010. the sign of the rising decan. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan James Hunt Ascendant sign: Sagittarius Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Virgo 00 m 00z 00 SAN 22 m 44 00z q p 00 00z & 04 o 05 00z o * 15 m 28 ! 05 o 26 00 $ 05 o 57 B 01 q 12 12 11 10 9 Faith 20 l 10 8 ) 20 q 32 Spirit 19 l 39 ? 27 q 24 ( 10 l 12 Natal Chart 00z 00 r James Hunt l 00 00z 29 Aug 1947 4:30:00 PM 7Hyleg 16 k 35 @ 26 r 46 1 BST -01:00:00 Y 03 k 53 Sutton 00 k 00z England 00z u 00 0w26 00. appearing here primarily as facial features which appear small and drawn into the face. All Rights Reserved. 33 . This Sun-Mercury configuration (just shy of cazimi) emphasizes Virgo strongly. This may interfere with the Sun’s ability to generate an otherwise more obvious Virgo appearance.astro.com/astro-databank/Hunt%2C_James Source: from memory (Rodden Rating: A) ©Regulus Astrology LLC.

So much so that the absence of any obvious facial feature is often one clue which favors a Libran influence on the Ascendant. presence of Jupiter in the sign he rules (together with the North Node/Sagittarius) overwhelms the effect of the Libra Sun as rising decan ruler. finely- formed. Libra bodies and faces are generally described as symmetrical. and pleasant.regulus-astrology. Willner departs from the ‘ovate’ descriptor of cardinal signs by assigning ‘compressed ovate’ to Libra. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan LIBRA Ascendant Sign Ascendant Decan Decan Ruler Example Aries Leo Sun in Libra Jacques Thibaud Leo Leo Sun in Libra Jaya Prakash Narayan Sagittarius Leo Sun in Libra Charles Dutoit p Libra ~ Cardinal – Masculine – Air – Sanguine The sign of balance. Thibaud may be one example of this. but so far I have yet to see sufficient evidence to assign Libra anything but ‘ovate. www.’ As an example of where the influence of the rising sign dominates the effect of the rising decan. With Sagittarius rising. Charles Dutoit is a better example of the Sagittarius face.com 34 .

consistent with placement of all planets and Nodes in cardinal signs on the angles. With the concentration of planets in the Aries-Libra axis. Birth Data Link: http://www. it is difficult to determine whether or not Thibaud’s face is a better match to the bony ovate of Aries or the compressed ovate of Libra. I have seen evidence that retrograde planets manifest their physical appearance in the opposing sign through a ricochet effect. that would shift the effects of Jupiter and Saturn (retrograde in Aries) to Libra. an unusual chart configuration. As a tentative finding. 44n50 00 2 6 3 4 5 00z l # 18 l 57 00 00 ? 01 l 39 00 00z o k Y 29 k 09 m 00 00z 00z Janus Astrology Software www. All Rights Reserved. This would confirm the compressed ovate shape of Libra dominates the bony ovate shape of Aries. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Jacques Thibaud Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Libra 00 r 00z 00 00z w v 00z 00 00z > 01 u 39 u B 06 u 20 00 11 10 9 12 8 Natal Chart 00z 00 i Jacques Thibaud q 00 00z 27 Sep 1880 @ 13 i 07 6:00:00 PM & 25 p 25 ) 15 i 47 | 1 7 ( 13 p 58 * 27 i 05 | LMT +00:02:17 $ 13 p 01 Bordeaux ! 04 p 00 59 p 00z France 00z j 00 0w34 00.com/astro-databank/Thibaud%2C_Jacques Source: quoted BC/BR (Rodden Rating: AA) ©Regulus Astrology LLC. 2010.astro. Face is ovate in shape. 35 .astrology-house. If correct.com French violinist.

astrology-house.regulus-astrology. Conforms to ovate or compressed ovate for Libra in Willner’s model Prominent chin most likely from Saturn/Capricorn to which the Sun applies with reception (Saturn receives Sun by exaltation). 25n10 00 2 6 # 28 u 19 3 4 5 * 21 u 21 00z q 00 $ 03 q 49 | 00z 00 & 04 p 05 00 u p ! 16 p 32 r 00 00z > 25 p 31 00z Janus Astrology Software www. Birth Data Link: http://www.com Opposition Leader of Socialist Party against Indira Gandhi in the 1970s.astro. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Jaya Prakash Narayan Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Libra 00 i 00 00z l k ? 25 i 31 00z 00 00z 00z j Y 23 i 59 B 01 j 04 00 11 10 9 12 8 Natal Chart 00z 00 m Jay a Prakash Naray an w 00 00z 11 Oct 1902 12:42:00 AM @ 05 m 47 1 7 ) 07 v 28 ( 22 m 15 LMT -05:42:00 Sitadiara 00 v 00z India 00z o 00 85e30 00.com/astro-databank/Narayan%2C_Jaya_Prakash Source: from memory (Rodden Rating: A) www.com 36 .

astrology-house. 2010.astro. All Rights Reserved. the sign where the decan ruler is placed (Sun/Libra). Note the rounded triangular shape surrounding the chin and mouth. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Charles Dutoit Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Libra 00 m 00z $ 01 p 56 | 00 00z q ! 14 p 01 p 00z 00 B 24 p 2300z ( 06 o 46 o Y 25 o 35 00 11 10 9 12 8 & 10 q 43 # 13 l 47 Natal Chart 00z 00 r Charles Dutoit l 00 00z 7 Oct 1936 ) 19 r 12 1:00:00 PM @ 25 r 50 1 CET -01:00:00 7 ? 28 k 04 > 28 r 04 Lausanne 00 k 00z Switzerland 00z u 00 6e38 00. Birth Data Link: http://www.com Swiss musician and conductor. 46n31 00 2 6 3 4 5 00z w 00 00 * 17 w 16 | 00 00z v i j 00 00z 00z Janus Astrology Software www. Face matches shape of elongated rectangle for Sagittarius in Willner’s model.com/astro-databank/Dutoit%2C_Charles Source: quoted BC/BR (Rodden Rating: AA) ©Regulus Astrology LLC. Presence of Jupiter and North Node (both in Sagittarius which is the sign Jupiter rules) in the Ascendant shifts the facial type to Sagittarius away from Libra. 37 .

www. Giuliano is a good example. and possessing an aquiline or eagle-like nose.com 38 . eyebrows are dark and large which contrast in appearance to the rest of the forehead. Contrasting shades of hair also occur. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan SCORPIO Ascendant Sign Ascendant Decan Decan Ruler Example Aries Leo Sun in Scorpio Salvatore Giuliano Leo Leo Sun in Scorpio Picasso Sagittarius Leo Sun in Scorpio Pierre-Gilles de Gennes q Scorpio ~ Fixed – Feminine – Water – Phlegmatic Traditional sources consistently describe the Scorpio face and eyes as dark/intense. What creates the Scorpio intensity? In my own observations. another natural contrast to the whiteness of the eyeballs. virtually every black haired person with streaks of white I have studied has a Scorpio influence on the Ascendant. with abundant and coarse hair. Willner assigns ‘rectangular’ to the Scorpio face due to the dominance of the lower jaw common to all fixed signs.regulus-astrology. They help accentuate the eyes which are usually dark in color. I conclude contrasting colors/shades are one source of Scorpio’s intensity.

both this condition and the eyes are consistent with Willner’s rectangular shape for Scorpio faces.com Italian bandit chief Intensity of the eyes is augmented by prominent dark eyebrows. Lower jaw is evident giving the face a rectangular shape. 39 . 38n05 00 2 6 3 4 5 > 26 o 44 00z l 00 00z 00 00 k m o 00 00z 00z Janus Astrology Software www.astrology-house. Birth Data Link: http://www.astro. 2010. Giuliano’s primarily rectangular face is softened by the contribution of Libra’s compressed ovate shape from Willner’s model. All Rights Reserved.com/astro-databank/Giuliano%2C_Salvatore Source: from memory (Rodden Rating: A) ©Regulus Astrology LLC. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Salvatore Giuliano Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Scorpio 00 r 00z 00 00z w ( 11 v 52 v 00z & 06 r 59 | 00 00z u B 09 u 40 00 Y 14 w 01 12 11 10 9 8 ! 23 q 26 ? 26 w 44 $ 11 q 56 ) 04 q 29 Natal Chart 00z 00 i Salv atore Giuliano q 00 00z 16 Nov 1922 3:10:00 PM @ 17 i 12 1 7 # 20 p 15 MET -01:00:00 * 15 p 42 Montelpre 00 p 00z Sicily 00z j 00 13e10 00. The present of rounded soft facial features suggests a secondary contribution from Moon/Libra and Saturn/Libra closely aspecting the Ascendant by opposition.

com Spanish artist and a principal creator of the Cubist movement. Birth Data Link: http://www. This means the overall shape of Picasso’s face is less rectangular (Scorpio) and more ovate (Libra) because of Venus. Lower jaw is evident. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Picasso Ascendant sign: Leo Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Scorpio 00 i 00z 00 00z l ? 10 k 49 k 00z B 25 i 04 00 00z * 09 j 27 | j ) 23 j 33 | 00 11 10 9 Y 00 l 08 12 8 ( 12 l 21 Natal Chart 00z 00 m Pablo Picasso w 00 00z 25 Oct 1881 11:15:00 PM @ 05 m 38 1 LMT +00:17:41 7 Malaga 00 v 00z Spain 00z o 00 4w25 00.regulus-astrology. Intensity of eyes is exaggerated by small vertical creases in the forehead between the eyebrows. but like Giuliano in the prior example. 36n43 00 2 6 3 4 5 00z q $ 24 q 14 00 00 ! 02 q 42 00 00z p & 04 p 31 r > 10 r 49 u 00z 00z # 08 r 12 00 Janus Astrology Software www.com/astro-databank/Picasso%2C_Pablo Source: quoted BC/BR (Rodden Rating: AA) www.com 40 .astro. Picasso has a Libra influence on his face because Venus/Libra closely aspects the Ascendant degree. Eyes are intense and nose is emphasized/large but not sharp. An excellent example of ‘coarse hair’ which is a Scorpio feature given by traditional authors.astrology-house.

Lower jaw is not as prominent as would expect with Willner’s Scorpio facial type. This is most likely due to Ascendant ruler Jupiter’s placement in Virgo which yields a triangular chin shape in Willner’s model.com/astro-databank/Gennes%2C_Pierre-Gilles_de Source: quoted BC/BR (Rodden Rating: AA) ©Regulus Astrology LLC. Birth Data Link: http://www.astrology-house. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Ascendant sign: Sagittarius Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Scorpio 00 m 00 00z q Y 16 p 37 p # 21 m 46 00z 00 B 26 p 55 00z ? 14 o 31 00z o ( 19 m 26 ) 15 o 26 00 & 19 o 44 ! 00 q 50 12 11 10 9 8 $ 16 q 36 Subst 27 q 11 Natal Chart 00z 00 r Pierre-Gilles de Gennes l 00 00z 24 Oct 1932 11:20:00 AM @ 25 r 41 1 GMT +00:00:00 7 Paris 00 k 00z France 00z u 00 2e20 00. and coarse hair are textbook Scorpio features and confirm the role of Sun (Scorpio) ruling the rising decan. 2010.astro. a large face. Intense eyes set off by dark eyebrows. 41 . 48n52 00 2 6 * 28 u 30 3 4 5 00z w Faith 20 w 31 00 00> 14 w 31 00 00z Spirit 04 w 45 v i Hyleg 26 i 29 j 00z 00z SAN 20 i 58 00 Janus Astrology Software www.com French physicist and 1991 Nobel Prize winner. All Rights Reserved. The Virgo triangular influence softens what would otherwise be a prominent lower jaw.

the same descriptor he uses for Gemini.regulus-astrology. Hips are often large and legs long. Overall body size and face is considered tall. perhaps Charles Dutoit (see Libra section) qualifies as the archetypal Sagittarius facial type. www. triangular shapes in the lower face appear more often. Daschle is one example (but Mars/Virgo could account for it). it seems for Sagittarius that the Virgo triangle is mirrored by an inverted triangle formed by the mouth and lines which move upwards from the sides of the mouth to the nose. Jalabert is another. From my own observations. Sagittarius women also often wear cowboy boots as a fashion statement (at least in the United States with a Sagittarius rising National Horoscope). Willner defines the Sagittarius head as ‘elongated’. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan SAGITTARIUS Ascendant Sign Ascendant Decan Decan Ruler Example Aries Leo Sun in Sagittarius Tom Daschle Leo Leo Sun in Sagittarius Christine Pascal Sagittarius Leo Sun in Sagittarius Laurent Jalabert r Sagittarius ~ Mutable – Masculine – Fire – Choleric The first fifteen degrees of Sagittarius are considered human in appearance given the half human – half horse centaur figure of the constellation. and strong. Dutoit’s face is also elongated as Willner suggests.com 42 . or laughs. If there is a difference from the Virgo triangular shape. large. grins. The combined shape of two triangles forms a diamond shape and is easily seen when the individual smiles. I add that Sagittarian hairstyles for females are often very long and resemble the flowing mane of a horse. Though I have seen some example of elongated Sagittarius faces.

Bush’s Presidential term.com/astro-databank/Daschle%2C_Tom Source: BC/BR in hand (Rodden Rating: AA) ©Regulus Astrology LLC. mouth is enclosed by a diamond shaped crease created by the lower chin triangle which combines with lines from the nose to the mouth creases. Ascendant sign ruler Mars placed in Virgo can account for the triangular chin. With decan ruler Sun conjunct its sign ruler Jupiter. Face is elongated which fits Willner’s Sagittarius model. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Tom Daschle Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Sagittarius 00 r 00z 00 ! 16 r 54 00z w v 00z ) 10 r 15 00 00z B 07 u 19 u $ 03 r 29 & 11 u 23 00 11 10 9 Y 14 w 19 12 8 ? 21 q 59 # 15 q 49 Natal Chart 00z 00 i Tom Daschle q 00 00z 9 Dec 1947 1:55:00 PM @ 15 i 23 1 CST +06:00:00 7 Aberdeen SD 00 p 00z USA 00z j 00 98w29 10.com Democratic Senator from South Dakota.astrology-house. 2010. Birth Data Link: http://www. Senate Majority Leader during a portion of George W. Sagittarius should strongly manifest in Daschle’s face. All Rights Reserved. Chin is noticeably pointed. 45n27 53 2 6 > 21 j 59 3 4 5 ( 02 o 44 00z l 00 00z 00 00 o k m * 22 m 38 | 00 00z 00z Janus Astrology Software www. it’s possible that the Sagittarius influence also has a role in the triangular shape.astro. 43 .

Birth Data Link: http://www.com 44 . consistent with the influence of Leo. emphasized by dark eyebrows (photo at right) demonstrate the influence of Scorpio.regulus-astrology.astrology-house. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Christine Pascal Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Sagittarius 00 i 00z 00 00z l ) 23 k 14 |k 00z B 17 i 06 00 00z j 00 11 10 9 12 8 ? 26 l 27 Natal Chart 00z 00 m Christine Pascal w 00 00z 29 Nov 1953 9:10:00 PM @ 04 m 20 1 CET -01:00:00 7 Ly on 00 v 00z France 00z o 00 4e51 00. Flowing hair (likened to the mane of a horse) and a triangular chin confirm the Sun’s contribution to facial type by placement in Sagittarius. Weakness of the Sun’s ruler may account for no elongation of the face which appears more rectangular.astro. Intense eyes.com/astro-databank/Pascal%2C_Christine Source: quoted BC/BR (Rodden Rating: AA) www. 45n45 00 2 6 # 23 o 37 3 4 5 > 26 u 27 00z q & 22 q 39 00 $ 17 q 17 00z 00 00 ( 17 p 26 * 04 q 28 u p Y 18 p 03 r ! 07 r 19 00 00z 00z Janus Astrology Software www. Sun’s ruler Jupiter is retrograde and in the sign of his detriment (Gemini). Saturn/Scorpio is the planet which most closely aspects the Ascendant. screen writer.com French actress. and director.

perfectly outlined by the photo’s shadow. Rising from the sides of the mouth to the nose is another set of lines which if viewed frontally would form a diamond shape (see Daschle). All Rights Reserved. Though a preliminary finding. this may be due to the Ascendant/Sun’s ruler Jupiter’s conjunction to the South Node which minimizes Jupiter’s influence. These observations provide evidence against Willner’s ‘elongated’ model for the Sagittarius head. This side profile photo exemplifies the triangular shape of the lower face. triangular/diamond shapes appear the better descriptors. 43n30 00 2 6 & 18 u 35 3 4 5 Y 04 j 46 00z w 00 00z 00 00 * 19 i 06 | j v i # 17 i 36 00 00z 00z > 06 i 17 Janus Astrology Software www.com/astro-databank/Jalabert%2C_Laurent Source: quoted BC/BR (Rodden Rating: AA) ©Regulus Astrology LLC. 45 .astrology-house. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Laurent Jalabert Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Sagittarius 00 ) 02 p 12 00 m 00z q ? 06 p 17 p 00z ( 12 p 42 00z 00z o 00 B 20 p 45 00 11 10 9 12 8 Natal Chart 00z 00 r Laurent Jalabert l 00 00z 30 Nov 1968 $ 04 r 26 9:30:00 AM ! 08 r 12 1 CET -01:00:00 7 @ 25 r 23 Mazamet 00 k 00z France 00z u 00 2e24 00.com French cyclist. Birth Data Link: http://www. Face does not appear overly long. 2010.astro.

From my own observations. Head is described as small with a prominent or sharp chin. As with all cardinal signs.regulus-astrology. the ovate head shape appears like a football when viewed from the side.com 46 . Regulus Astrology LLC. Capricorn glutes are often high and prominent relative to the overall shape of the lower body. This mimics the craggy nature of mountain rocks which is one logical significator for the Saturn-ruled earth sign (hard earth = rocks) as well as the habitat of mountain goats (glyph of Capricorn). I add that Capricorn skin is often wrinkled in appearance. Knees are often ‘knobby’ in appearance. 2009. Willner’s model assigns the ovate shape to Capricorn. 3rd ed. Lutze is a good example of the football shape. This is confirmed with the three examples here. I would add that because of the prominent chin which protrudes (relative to chins for other cardinal signs). Ronald Reagan is another classic example and is one reason why I selected Capricorn as Reagan’s rising sign (see A Rectification Manual: The American Presidency. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan CAPRICORN Ascendant Sign Ascendant Decan Decan Ruler Example Aries Leo Sun in Capricorn John DeLorean Leo Leo Sun in Capricorn Edgar Winter Sagittarius Leo Sun in Capricorn Victor Lutze u Capricorn ~ Cardinal – Feminine – Earth – Melancholic Saturn ruled. DeLorean is one example of this. leanness predominates in the overall body type which is described as medium in height. www. Capricorn is noted for the prominence of bones in the face and body. Similar to the hind quarters of goats. pp. As a result. 646-651)..

com Engineer and auto executive. 47 . 2010. Ovate facial type as well as wrinkles on the face are consistent with Capricorn in Willner’s model. Tall. first at General Motors. lean body type is consistent with Aries Ascendant accentuated by Mars rising. Though Sun separates from Mars. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan John DeLorean Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Capricorn 00 r 00 00z w ? 15 v 19 v $ 26 r 45 | 00z 00 00z ) 04 u 27 00z u & 19 r 44 B 07 u 04 00 ! 15 u 53 11 10 9 12 8 * 12 q 30 Natal Chart 00z 00 i John Z. later as designer of the Delorean car produced by his own company (car pictured at right). Source: BC/BR in hand (Rodden Rating: AA) ©Regulus Astrology LLC. Birth Data Link: http://www. All Rights Reserved. DeLorean q 00 00z 6 Jan 1925 12:00:00 PM ( 11 i 09 1 7 @ 13 i 47 EST +05:00:00 Detroit MI 00 p 00z USA 00z j 00 83w02 45. 42n19 53 2 6 3 4 5 Y 06 o 53 00z l 00 00z 00 00 o k # 08 k 59 m > 15 m 19 00 00z 00z Janus Astrology Software www. note their mutual reception by exaltation.astrology-house.com/astro-databank/DeLorean%2C_John_Z.astro.

com American jazz and rock musician. see: http://www.astro. For additional photos.regulus-astrology.com/astro-databank/Winter%2C_Edgar Source: BC/BR in hand (Rodden Rating: AA) www. some of which detail a (beardless) prominent bony chin. 30n05 09 2 6 ( 08 u 49 3 4 5 ! 06 u 44 00z q & 24 q 31 00 00 ) 19 q 50 00 00z p r $ 22 r 25 u 00z 00z ? 10 r 18 00 Janus Astrology Software www. Winter’s face is ovate-shaped consistent with Willner’s Capricorn model. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Edgar Winter Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Capricorn 00 i 00 00z l Y 04 k 38 k B 28 i 35 00z 00 > 10 k 18 00z 00z j 00 11 10 9 12 8 # 07 w 42 Natal Chart 00z 00 m Edgar Winter w 00 00z 28 Dec 1946 7:35:00 PM @ 05 m 36 1 7 * 07 m 34 | CST +06:00:00 Beaumont TX 00 v 00z USA 00z o 00 94w06 06.com/gallery/ew.edgarwinter.com 48 .php Birth Data Link: http://www.astrology-house.

com/astro-databank/Lutze%2C_Victor Source: quoted BC/BR (Rodden Rating: AA) ©Regulus Astrology LLC. The side profile photo of Victor Lutze demonstrates both the sharp chin (traditional) and ovate facial shape (Willner). Presence of South Node in the Ascendant appears to diminish the effect of Venus (in the Ascendant) and Jupiter (as ruler of the Ascendant) on physiognomy.astro. 49 . If one visually extends the oval line from the chin and jaw past the ear to culminate at the back of the head. 52n17 00 ! 06 u 32 2 6 $ 26 u 08 3 4 5 00z w 00 00 ( 08 w 25 00 00z j v ) 13 v 41 i 00 00z 00z Janus Astrology Software www.com Nazi SS Chief of Staff. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Victor Lutze Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Capricorn 00 m 00z 00 00z q p 00z 00 00z o * 17 o 11 | 00 11 10 9 12 8 B 01 q 21 # 29 l 30 Natal Chart 00z 00 r Victor Lutze l 00 00z 28 Dec 1890 & 04 r 39 7:30:00 AM ? 13 r 24 1 7 > 13 k 24 @ 25 r 36 LMT -00:30:24 Y 02 k 38 Bev ergern 00 k 00z Germany 00z u 00 7e36 00. 2010.astrology-house. Birth Data Link: http://www. one can envision a football-shaped profile. This is something I have seen with many Capricorn examples. All Rights Reserved. the prominent chin is what creates the football shape.

jpg). finer. Traditional sources describe the Aquarius body as short. As with all fixed signs. As an air sign.wikipedia. Willner departs from ‘rectangular’ and assigns ‘square’ to Aquarius. the Aquarian waves are smaller.org/wiki/File:Mamie_Eisenhower. the fixed air sign. who likes to hoard information => more information hoarded = bigger brain! Another personal observation I have made regarding Aquarius concerns hairstyle. (see http://en. the forehead appears similar to the rectangular blade of a bulldozer. In many other cases. Mimicking the wavy appearance of its own glyph. Viewed from a frontal position.com 50 . the head large. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan AQUARIUS Ascendant Sign Ascendant Decan Decan Ruler Example Aries Leo Sun in Aquarius Queen Beatrix Leo Leo Sun in Aquarius Giuseppe Adami Sagittarius Leo Sun in Aquarius Kevin McCarthy v Aquarius ~ Fixed – Masculine – Air – Sanguine One of the human signs. and repeat in rows. and one leg asymmetrical in length/size relative to the other leg. Aquarius yields prominent development in the upper forehead which gives the impression of intelligence. www.regulus-astrology. the Aquarius hairstyle is often wavy. the lower jaw is prominent. I have trouble with seeing the ‘square’ in Aquarius but record the following observation which is what the ‘square’ adjective might be trying to describe. Another source I have seen refers to Aquarius as ‘squashed’ in appearance. Aquarius is said to grant a pleasing physical appearance. This appearance is actually quite consistent with Aquarius. A classic example is the hairstyle of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower whose frontal locks bear a strong resemblance to the Aquarius glyph.

Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Queen Beatrix Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Aquarius 00 # 08 v 54 00 r 00z w ) 09 v 45 v > 02 r 36 00z & 09 v 57 00z 00 ! 10 v 51 00z B 06 u 25 u $ 18 u 29 00 11 10 9 12 8 Natal Chart 00z 00 i Queen Beatrix of Netherlands q 00 00z 31 Jan 1938 ( 00 i 38 9:27:00 AM * 01 i 25 1 7 Y 15 i 03 GMT +00:00:00 @ 17 i 00 Soestdijk 00 p 00z Netherlands 00z j 00 5e18 00.astro. Face is large and handsome (described as ‘husky’ by one biographer). presence of Saturn/Aries appears to interfere with Mars’ ability to grant long and lean features of Aries.com/astro-databank/Beatrix%2C_Queen_of_Netherlands Source: BC/BR in hand (Rodden Rating: AA) ©Regulus Astrology LLC.com Dutch royalty. upper forehead is prominent. All Rights Reserved. With Sun ruler of the rising decan in Aquarius joined by the Moon and two other planets.astrology-house. Queen Beatrix exemplifies many Aquarian features. Though Mars/Aries is placed in the Ascending sign. 51 . Birth Data Link: http://www. 2010. 52n11 00 2 6 3 4 5 00z l 00 00z 00 00 o k ? 02 k 36 m 00 00z 00z Janus Astrology Software www. face is square shaped.

com Italian writer. Birth Data Link: http://www. playwright and librettist.com/astro-databank/Adami%2C_Giuseppe Source: BC/BR in hand (Rodden Rating: AA) www. Note that Aquarius is a Saturn-ruled sign.astrology-house. consistent with Saturn’s color black on the hair and moustache color. North Node/Aquarius conjunct the Sun/Aquarius amplifies the role of the Sun. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Giuseppe Adami Ascendant sign: Leo Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Aquarius 00 i 00z 00 00z l k 00z B 18 i 19 00 00z j ( 02 j 58 00 12 11 10 9 8 * 18 w 36 # 10 w 42 & 10 w 11 | Natal Chart 00z 00 m Giuseppe Adami w 00 00z 4 Feb 1878 4:15:00 PM @ 05 m 02 1 7 > 22 v 48 ? 22 m 48 -00:50:00 ! 15 v 44 Verona 00 v 00z Italy 00z o 00 11e00 00. 45n27 00 Y 00 o 00 2 6 ) 22 u 06 3 4 5 $ 20 u 19 00z q 00 00z 00 00 p r u 00 00z 00z Janus Astrology Software www.astro.regulus-astrology. Prominent forehead in the shape of a rectangle confirms role of Aquarius in defining the shape of the face.com 52 .

Together with Ascendant sign ruler Jupiter in Aquarius and Venus/Aquarius closely aspecting the Ascendant degree.astro. and television actor. Birth Data Link: http://www.astrology-house. McCarthy’s face is strongly Aquarian in features. 2010.com American stage. chunky/rectangular appearance confirm the role of decan ruler Sun’s placement in Aquarius. 53 . Large face.com/astro-databank/McCarthy%2C_Kevin Source: BC/BR in hand (Rodden Rating: AA) ©Regulus Astrology LLC. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Kevin McCarthy Ascendant sign: Sagittarius Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Aquarius 00 m 00z 00 00z q B 24 p 06 p 00z 00 00z o ? 15 o 59 00 11 10 9 12 8 # 01 q 14 ( 05 l 42 Natal Chart 00z 00 r Kev in McCarthy l 00 00z 15 Feb 1914 4:00:00 AM @ 24 r 35 1 PST +08:00:00 7 * 11 k 13 Seattle WA 00 k 00z USA 00z u 00 122w19 51. All Rights Reserved. 47n36 23 2 6 3 4 5 00z w > 15 w 59 00 ) 05 v 48 00 $ 11 w 33 00 00z j v ! 25 v 58 i Y 19 i 19 00 00z & 26 v 51 00z Janus Astrology Software www. film.

www. the shape of the forehead. Willner’s ‘fluid triangular’ Pisces model I find the least successful of his sign models. and broad-chested. as a result.regulus-astrology. The fleshiness tends towards a double chin.com 54 . fleshy. eyebrows. This may be because mutable signs are subject to modification more so than cardinal or fixed signs. including facial hair. and the shape of the upper cheeks which often appear puffed- up Santa Claus style. the ability to develop a purely Piscean facial model is difficult. My own observations add curved shapes to all facial features. Heads are indicated as pale in complexion and plentiful in hair. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan PISCES Ascendant Sign Ascendant Decan Decan Ruler Example Aries Leo Sun in Pisces Matt Cvetic Leo Leo Sun in Pisces David Baltimore Sagittarius Leo Sun in Pisces William Shirer w Pisces ~ Mutable – Feminine – Water – Phlegmatic Traditional sources indicate Piscean bodies are small.

40n26 26 2 6 Y 17 o 11 3 4 5 ) 09 o 05 | 00z l 00 00z 00 00 o k > 21 k 46 m # 15 m 15 00 00z 00z Janus Astrology Software www. 2010.astrology-house. How to tell which ‘soft rectangular’ shape does Cvetic belong? Pale skin and a blotchy complexion are consistent with a Piscean influence.com FBI informant who infiltrated Communist Party during the 1940s Roundness of face and cheeks confirm influence of the Pisces Sun as the rising decan ruler. 1962 is one piece of evidence which favors the birth data. This is inconsistent with Taurus which yields a more robust skin type on account of the heaviness of earth in Taurus. 55 . One can make the case the Moon/Leo closely trine the Ascending degree and falling in the sign of the rising decan contributes Leo’s rectangular shape to the face. Placement of Saturn/Aries in the Ascendant appears to interfere with the ability of Aries to generate a long and lean body type. REG D Mercury/Capricorn P Mars (l=0) c. All Rights Reserved. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan Matt Cvetic Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Pisces 00 r 00 00z w $ 16 v 35 v ? 21 r 46 00z & 29 v 19 00z 00 00z ( 05 u 40 u B 08 u 10 00 11 10 9 12 8 ! 13 w 20 Natal Chart 00z 00 i Matt Cv etic q 00 00z 4 Mar 1909 8:09:00 AM * 09 i 22 1 7 @ 15 i 16 EST +05:00:00 Pittsburgh PA 00 p 00z USA 00z j 00 79w59 46. the following Mars-Sun direction falling near Cvetic’s death from heart failure on July 26. Birth Data Link: http://www.com/astro-databank/Cvetic%2C_Matt Source: original source (from AFA bulletin) not known (Rodden Rating: C) Note: though a C-rated birth time.astro. The combination of the Leo Moon and the Pisces Sun produces a ‘soft rectangular’ shape similar to the pure Taurus model. → Sun 10-Aug-1962 ©Regulus Astrology LLC.

eyebrows.com American molecular biologist awarded 1975 Nobel Prize for RNA research.astrology-house. glasses. Note the lack of influence of Moon/Taurus (conjunct Ascendant by antiscia) and Saturn/Aries (trine Ascendant). Baltimore’s face recapitulates the Piscean round/circular shape in many ways: top of head. overall outline of face.com 56 .astro. Perhaps a full body photo might demonstrate these planetary influences which are absent in the face.com/astro-databank/Baltimore%2C_David Source: BC/BR in hand (Rodden Rating: AA) www.regulus-astrology. beard. Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan David Baltimore Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Pisces 00 i 00z 00 ( 26 i 43 00z l ? 00 k 43 k 00z B 22 i 01 00 00z j * 05 i 18 # 26 j 22 00 12 11 10 9 8 & 24 w 17 ! 16 w 34 $ 15 w 56 Natal Chart 00z 00 m Dav id Baltimore w 00 00z 7 Mar 1938 2:18:00 PM @ 05 m 14 1 EST +05:00:00 7 ) 17 v 59 Manhattan NY 00 v 00z USA 00z o 00 73w59 00. Birth Data Link: http://www. 40n46 00 2 6 3 4 5 00z q 00 00z 00 00 u p Y 15 p 02 r > 00 r 43 00 00z 00z Janus Astrology Software www.

Astrological Physiognomy: Empirical Tests of the Leo Rising Decan William Shirer Ascendant sign: Aries Ascendant decan: Leo Ascendant decan ruler: Sun/Pisces 00 m 00 00z q Y 08 p 43 p 00z 00 B 19 p 25 00z 00z o > 29 o 01 00 11 10 9 12 8 Natal Chart 00z 00 r William Shirer l 00 00z 23 Feb 1904 2:55:00 AM @ 25 r 33 1 CST +06:00:00 7 Chicago IL 00 k 00z USA 00z u 00 87w39 00. Note in the later photograph his face appears slightly leaner. 2010. journalist. 57 .com/astro-databank/Shirer%2C_William_L. Source: bio/autobiography (Rodden Rating: B) ©Regulus Astrology LLC. and historian. Face is round which matches the phlegmatic character of Pisces.astrology-house.com American writer.astro. Ascendant ruler Jupiter is besieged by South Node and Mars. Birth Data Link: http://www. All Rights Reserved. 41n51 00 2 6 & 29 u 04 3 4 5 # 20 j 10 00z w ? 29 w 01 ) 28 w 25 00 00 ( 27 w 05 00 00z v $ 10 v 18 ! 03 w 20 i j 00z * 14 v 15 00z 00 Janus Astrology Software www. suggesting the ability of South Node and Mars to minimize what would otherwise be a tendency to weight gain from the influence of Jupiter.