Being pretty isn’t just something physical. You can be pretty – and even beautiful – based on something that’s not on the surface. In fact, some of the prettiest qualities are things that you can’t see on someone’s face.
Think about what you admire most about a person. Is it the way they know how to strike up a conversation with just anyone? Is it the way they know how to stick up for themselves and how much confidence they have?
Whatever it is that makes this person special to you, those qualities that you admire so much are what make that person pretty. Being pretty is a quality that everyone has the potential to have, just like everyone has the potential to be ugly.
Not physically ugly, that is, but ugly in the way that arguing with strangers and being selfish can be ugly. What makes you pretty can also make you attractive to other people.
When you ask someone what they find attractive in another person, they might list physical characteristics that they like in a partner – like a nice smile or muscular body – but they probably also talk about how they like when someone has a good sense of humor or a sense of curiosity for life.
These things don’t make you physically attractive, but they do lend themselves to what makes you pretty overall. Being pretty can be a lot of different things to a lot of different people. What your zodiac sign might consider pretty might not be on the radar of someone else’s zodiac sign.
In that same vein, each horoscope has something different that makes them uniquely pretty. And what attracts someone to you might be because you have a quality that they find incredibly sexy or beautiful.
I know it sounds confusing, but psychology plays a big role in whether or not someone is attractive or pretty – and you can’t only rely on the physical aspect of beauty to know exactly why someone is considered pretty.
You might not be able to explain why you think someone is pretty because it’s just something you’ve always been drawn to. That said, I know you’re interested to know what makes you so attractive, too.
Keep reading to find out what makes you pretty according to astrology, based on your zodiac sign.
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
You have an energy unlike any other zodiac sign, Aries. When others might give up or get frustrated, you constantly keep up an optimistic energy that keeps you ahead of the curve. You see the best in yourself and everyone else, which isn’t easy for everyone to do.
This energy of yours is the reason why you accomplish so much in life. Not only do you not let people or circumstance bring you down, but you also prove just how far a little positive energy and a smile can take you. A lot of people are intimidated by you when they should be looking to you for inspiration.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Your deep, penetrating eyes aren’t just eye candy, Taurus. They also help you see into people’s souls. Where others might judge people based on what’s on the surface, you know that there’s so much more than meets the eye. You see passion, kindness, and grit in others.
This gift to see people as who they really are is a magical trait. That, plus your amazing penchant for patience, makes you the kind of person who never judges, only learns, from others. You know that there are a million different stories out there and that people just want to be related to, so you always try to listen and support however you can.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
You often get the short end of the stick, Gemini, because people so frequently equate you with your negative traits without knowing who you really are. But even when people are quick to judge, you don’t mind. All you care about is surrounding yourself with positive people.
One of things that makes you prettiest is how much you would do for the people in your life. You don’t flaunt your selfless nature, but you do so much behind the scenes that it’s impossible for others to not see the amount you do for your friends and family. You don’t expect anything from others, either. As long as you can make someone happy, you’re satisfied.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
A lot of people think that the definition of being strong or mature means holding back with what you truly feel, because being objective is more important than letting yourself show emotions. But what makes you prettiest is the fact that you are able to embrace your emotions honestly.
Your emotional availability is something that every other zodiac sign should admire, as well as aspire to achieve. Not only are you able to cry or get angry without feeling like you’re “taking things too far,” but you’re also able to be sensitive to other people’s emotions. Your empathy and kindness make you someone people can open up to without judgment or fear.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Maybe you’re used to it by now – being the leader and an example for others that walking into the unknown can be rewarding – but even still, your strength and bravery are some of the best parts of you. People may talk about your beautiful smile or your witty humor, but they always remark on how courageous you are, too.
Even when you’re scared, you never let the fear of the unknown stop you from living your life. Your curiosity for life and your ambition to achieve your goals pushes you forward and makes you a model for others.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
You spend so much of your time being a good friend and helping others that that alone can be what makes you pretty, Virgo. While some people see you as picky and a stickler for the rules, you’re really incredibly warm-hearted and generous.
What makes you prettiest, besides wanting to help people, is your open-mindedness. You don’t judge others for who they are or what they like – your main goal is to just lend a helping hand or a piece of advice. You see the good parts in everyone you meet, otherwise you wouldn’t go to such great lengths to help them however you can.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
Seeking out the best of both worlds – whatever those two worlds may be – is your ultimate goal in life, Libra. You like being the center of attention at a party and having your alone time, being a team player and doing things on your own, being committed to one person and playing the field.
Finding this perfect harmony isn’t easy – and you work hard to find a balance that makes you happy. One of your best traits is your adaptability, not only in situations you create for yourself but also ones that may be uncomfortable or new. It also helps that your ever-positive energy always lets you see the bright side of things so that you can adapt to them.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
You believe that life should be lived to the fullest extent, which is why you never half-ass anything. Whether you’re investing your time into a new relationship, a personal project, or your job, everything you put your mind to is done with your whole heart and soul.
This dedication to everything you do in life is what makes you prettiest. You inspire people to live their own lives without reservation because they see you refuse to dull your shine for others. You want life to be worth living, which means doing everything that makes you happy, rather than living by someone else’s rules. Some people only wish they could be more like you.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
The one thing you hate the most, Sagittarius, is the word “no” – which is why you do so many things just to spite the people who tell you that you can’t do something. You would rather live with making mistakes than never taking any risks in life, anyway.
Your enthusiasm and optimism are some of your best qualities. You go into every single situation with the mindset that you’re going to kick some butt and take some names. Even when things don’t go your way, you think about how you can still come out on top. Your “glass half full” mentality is inspiring to all who have the pleasure of meeting you.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorn, you are no stranger to hard work. In fact, you enjoy having something to strive for, no matter how much blood, sweat, and tears must go into it for you to succeed. You know that, big or small, putting your mind to something important is worth the effort.
One of the things that makes you prettiest is your perseverance. Even when you hear the word “no” 100 times, and even when things feel like they’re falling apart around you, you still push through to the end. The world may beat you down, but you always pick yourself back up. You even encourage others to go after their own goals – if you can do it, then anyone can do it.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Anyone who uses the word “weird” as a way to tell you that they just don’t get who you are is just intimidated by you, Aquarius. Of course, you don’t need people to understand you for you to be happy – you like being your own person, whether people “get” it or not.
Your originality is what makes you, you. You live life on your own terms, and so many people admire that. You believe that being your own person is important, which is why you’re so open-minded to people’s differences. You show the world that everyone is unique and that we should embrace our differences instead of excluding people because of them.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
No other zodiac sign has a compassionate nature quite like yours, Pisces. You are so quick to show kindness to others because it’s in your nature to show everyone that they’re welcome in your life.
What makes you prettiest is this compassion you have for everyone you meet. You are able to welcome anyone into your life with a warm smile and kind words.
You are the kind of person that can brighten up a room as soon as you walk in because you always bring light and joy to a situation or to someone in need.
Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She’s passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a non-fiction book in the future.