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How to tailor your beauty routine according to your rising sign

TextAmelia Quint

We asked some modern-day mystics about how they synced their beauty and self-care routines with their rising signs

While brands like Urban Outfitters and Sephora may have popularised the idea of blending magic with your make-up routine, real-life witches have been using the stars to plan their self-care rituals for centuries. From energy cleansing baths to enchanted make-up, practitioners have been employing a mix of cosmetics and spells to shift their auras and appearances to attract what they desire. 

Particularly popular within the witch community is aligning your signature look with your rising sign. In astrology, the rising sign (also called the ascendant) is one of the most important points of your star chart. It’s the constellation that was rising on the horizon at the time you were born, and it reflects the self you present to the world. If you’ve ever asked anyone to guess your sign, they may have picked this one over your main star sign (your sun sign), since it’s what you project in first meetings. 

According to the witch community, you look your best when you incorporate elements of your rising sign into your make-up and skincare routine. To find out more, I asked some modern-day mystics about how they wove together their spiritual and self-care practices to empower their bodies, both physical and energetic. 

Don’t know your rising sign? Just plug your birth details into your favourite astrology app, or use an online chart calculator like this one. Once you’ve found yours, read on to find out how it shines through in your beauty routine. 

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