Your Most Surprising Personality Trait, According to Your Zodiac Sign
If you’re anything like us (which, obvi), then you’re kiiind of obsessed with all things astrology. Whether it’s decoding your natal chart, digging into your rising sign, or getting your aura read, the zodiac (and all things other-worldly) certainly holds a special place in our collective cosmic hearts. And with all this, uh, research we’ve done recently, we’re feeling pretty confident in our understanding of our sun signs — but are always on the hunt for more info. Which is exactly why we’ve put together this list of lesser-known astrological traits to help you round out your astrological personality.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Sensitivity: While it’s usually your Cancerian friends who get the sensitive label, you’re actually quite the emotional sign yourself, Aquarius. You’re individualistic (and a little rebellious), of course, but your expressive, idealistic nature lends itself to your being seriously in touch with your inner self. You’re always after what’s authentic, which is often an emotional journey to make yourself a better person.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Friendliness: Spiritual, sure, but friendly? Pisces, you’re friendly AF. That empathetic quality you have translates seamlessly into an ability to get along with everyone, totally tuning into a person’s vibe to make them feel heard and valued. You can turn on the charm at a party or spend hours one-on-one, and you’re a social chameleon with a compassionate streak a mile long.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Flirtatiousness: Sure, Aries are all about that independent spirit, forever harnessing your fearlessness to push yourself forward, often paying little attention to those left in your wake. But your characteristic bravery can be put to other, more fun uses as well — namely, flirting your face off. Ruled by Mars, the planet of action, you have that bold, adventurous spirit that means you can charm just about any cutie you see. Even though you’re totally fine on your own, thanks much, you crave dynamic social interaction and get a kick out of chatting up your airplane seatmate, bar neighbor, or (and?) local barista.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Sensuality: Ruled by Venus, the planet of love, you’ve got quite the sensual side to you, Taurus. It makes sense, of course, what with your penchant for music, nature, art, and all things beautiful. This love of the finer things translates into a tactile, pleasure-driven personality that your partner will definitely benefit from.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Spontaneity: Gemini, you may live 100 different lives in your mind on any given day, but that’s not to say you aren’t prone to taking IRL risks too. You’re a naturally open person who gets bored easily and craves variety, and your insatiable curiosity can often lead to major life decisions made on a whim. Ruled by Mercury, your mercurial manner means you’re always up for a spontaneous adventure, whether that’s a new job, a fresh haircut, or a tropical getaway.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Creativity: As an emotional creature with depths as far down as the moon is far away, you’ve got quite the imagination. In fact, you’re one of the most creative signs of the zodiac, even if all anyone can focus on is your shifting moods. Because you’re so in tune with your feelings and are most at peace when you’re inside your head, you’ve got quite the creative spirit. What better way to channel all that angst than by painting it out, anyway?
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Anxiety: You love to have a good time, Leo; this much is true. But that dramatic, larger-than-life joie de vivre can also translate into some serious worry if you let it. It’s just that you love everyone in your life so much that you can often find yourself caught up in a cycle of worry, ripe with what-ifs and how-comes. It’s a sweet, if sometimes stressful, quality to have — that fiercely protective lion heart just can’t be stopped!
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Generosity: Your time, your money, your skills, your voice — whatever it is, if you have it, you’re willing to give it. You’re always willing to serve others and feel most fulfilled when you’re working toward a cause you believe in. And that trademark perfectionism definitely doesn’t hurt while you’re trying to make the world a better place.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Aesthetic Appreciation: From splitting the brunch check to a fight between friends, you’re obsessed with making sure everything’s fair. And it’s exactly this sense of accommodation and balance that makes you such an aesthete, totally obsessed with art, literature, and all things beautiful. You’re drawn to elegant interiors, sumptuous fabrics, and luxe linens to make yourself — and your guests — as comfortable as possible.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Inquisitiveness: We’re willing to bet that when your besties’ Bumble match becomes an IRL love connection, it’s you who does the digital digging on the potential bae. You’re passionate and sensual, sure, but you’ve also got a keen, killer instinct for detective work. You know how to pull stuff up from deep down (and not just your own emotional depths), forever figuring out how to get to the bottom of any secretive situation.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Philosophy: Sag, we already knew you were a serious traveler with a constant case of wanderlust, but that quest for transformation resides within too. You’re a spiritual soul with an optimistic, faithful heart, and that openness to possibility and new adventure means you’re super philosophical in the ways you view the world. If you can’t take a journey to Hawaii, a copy of Walden will do you just fine.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Loyalty: You may be concentrating on shooting up the corporate ladder most of the time, but the rest? You’re focused on your friends, family, and S.O. like a laser. You’re one of the most loyal and committed signs in the zodiac, even if at first everyone sees you as a lone wolf, looking to conquer the world solo. That ride-or-die ‘tude should come as no surprise though, since your unwavering devotion to structure and stability totally translates into being a steadfast, unwavering companion.
Do you identify with your sign’s lesser-known personality trait? Tweet us @BritandCo and let us know what you think!
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