Have you ever run into someone else with the same zodiac sign as you? Having a common sign is an excellent way to break the ice. You can get insight into certain personality traits and even see if your new acquaintance is someone you’re compatible with!
However, some star signs are not as common as others. In this guide, you’ll learn about the least and most common zodiac signs and their characteristics.
How To Determine Your Horoscope
Contrary to popular belief, there are more ways to tell your star sign than just your birthdate. Here are a few ways to find out your horoscope.
Use Your Birthday
The most popular method of determining your zodiac sign is using your birthdate. There are twelve zodiac signs categorized according to the time of year. While these ranges will sometimes increase or decrease in different cultures, Western astrologers typically use fixed dates.
Study Personality Traits
Another way to determine your zodiac sign is to study your personality traits. While it’s not set in stone, some zodiac signs are more likely to inherit specific characteristics. For instance, a Gemini personality is most often described as talkative and social, while a Taurus personality is more easygoing.
Rate Your Compatibility With Others Based On Their Zodiac Sign
There are other ways to categorize your horoscope according to the zodiac element. These elements are fire, water, air, and earth. The zodiac signs, according to their elements, include:
- Fire signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
- Water signs: Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio
- Air signs: Gemini, Aquarius, Libra
- Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
The Most To Least Common Zodiac Signs
Now that you know how to determine your horoscope, it’s time to take a closer look at the least and most common zodiac signs.
Scorpio Percentage: 9.6%
Dates: October 23 – November 21
Famously mysterious Scorpios are the most “misunderstood” and most common zodiac sign in the world. Puzzling, elusive, and emotionally energetic, Scorpios have to be some of the most complex and dynamic people. While typically popular, Scorpios can sometimes feel alienated by their own cynical views and frequent clashes between their wants and needs.
Scorpios make excellent friends thanks to their tendency to be unwaveringly loyal and protective. However, dating them might require some patience – they take a while to open up.
Virgo Percentage: 9.4%
Dates: August 23 – September 22
Considered the most intelligent zodiac sign, you can expect a Virgo to succeed in just about anything they set their minds to. These logical and practical perfectionists are always looking to improve their skills and outdo themselves with every opportunity.
Virgos will have a quick fix for everything but can sometimes struggle with needing to feel useful all the time. If you’re a Virgo, learn to slow down – your thousands of ideas a minute will always be there for you to revisit another time.
Gemini Percentage: 9.3%
Dates: May 21 – June 20
The third most common zodiac sign is the Gemini, bubbly, talkative, and all-around hilarious. Most people would describe a Gemini personality as entertaining, spontaneous, and playful. They’re so charismatic they could talk to a brick wall and still entertain themselves.
Because Geminis are a jack-of-all-trades, expect them to pull interesting facts out of nowhere. They are driven by curiosity but can sometimes use humor as a clutch.
Pisces Percentage: 9.1%
Dates: February 19 – March 20
Pisces people are dreamy, fun-loving, and will always make you laugh. They are also considered one of the most sensitive zodiac signs. Show an ounce of emotion, and they’ll know just how you’re feeling. Intuitive and empathetic, the typical Pisces can sometimes be drawn in two different directions and struggle to discern between fantasy and reality.
Because they tend to become excessively romantic, Pisces can have a hard time setting boundaries. In addition, they absorb the energy of those around them and can experience behavioral changes depending on who they’re with.
Libra Percentage: 8.8%
Dates: September 23 – October 22
If you’re looking for someone to make a great conversation with, introduce yourself to a Libra. For people looking to experience something new, Libras are a breath of fresh air and love equilibrium.
Sometimes, in their quest for harmony and balance, Libras can become conflict avoidant. So, if you’re in a relationship with one, you might have to make the extra effort to see every side of the equation.
Cancer Percentage: 8.5%
Dates: June 21 – July 22
Meet someone with a Cancer sign, and you’re bound to get to know someone honest, sincere, and emotional. The Cancer horoscope sign is extremely intuitive and will do anything they can to protect themselves emotionally. Because of this habit, they can be a little comfort-seeking or absorb other people’s problems.
If you ever wrong a Cancer, know that these naturally caring people will forgive you…but they aren’t likely to forget what happened.
Taurus Percentage: 8.3%
Dates: April 20 – May 20
The stubborn Taurus hates wasting time. They’d prefer to relax, cuddle in bed, or go to the spa. If you grew up with a Taurus, you might know them to aspire to become one with nature and simply disappear into the woods.
In this sign, intelligence reigns strong, and Tauruses will use it to get out of sticky situations. Expect any Taurus you meet to be logical and grounded.
Capricorn Percentage: 8.2%
Dates: December 22 – January 19
Patient and persevering, Capricorns are responsible and motivated by duty. Talk to a Capricorn, and you might immediately assume they’re a lawyer, accountant, or something similar.
Capricorns are not attention-seekers, so don’t expect them to indulge in unnecessary things or boring obligations. However, they will constantly compete with themselves.
Aries Percentage: 8.1%
Dates: March 21 – April 19
Aries people are very good at getting what they want. This bold, ambitious, and competitive sign will dive headfirst into the most challenging situations and come up the other end unscathed.
A typical Aries personality is full of life and allergic to anything boring. They’ll sometimes pick a fight and forget they even started it in the first place.
Sagittarius Percentage: 7.3%
Dates: November 22 – December 21
Considered one of the laziest zodiac signs, you’ll be hard-pressed to meet a Sagittarius who loves to work. Instead, this less common zodiac sign is adventure-seeking and will be the most entertaining person you meet at a party.
However, they can be highly emotional amidst their true star power – so brace yourself.
Leo Percentage: 7.1%
Dates: July 23 – August 22
In the eleventh position for the most common zodiac sign is the Leo. Leos love to be the center of attention. Bruise Leo’s ego and they might not recover for a while.
If you’re into really big personalities, try dating a Leo.
Aquarius Percentage: 6.3%
Dates: January 20 – February 18
The least common zodiac sign on the spectrum is Aquarius, people who love enjoying life but can be finicky about their commitments. Innovative and progressive, Aquarius is extremely humanitarian and naturally caring.
Because they tend to prioritize personal freedom, Aquarius might feel a little alienated in a crowd.
The Bottom Line
Now that you know a little more about the most common zodiac signs, you’ll probably do better at spotting them in a crowd. If you meet someone you relate to, chances are they might have the same zodiac sign as you.
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