Anytime a movie depicts the cheesiest, most cliché’ pickup line, it is inevitably “What’s your sign?” The question is based on the premise that your sign gives some sort of indication of who you are, and there may be some truth to that. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to read about your sign, you likely recall being rather surprised at the accuracy of the description. Most people are aware that there are 12 zodiac signs based on the position of the planets, sun and moon. Each has a set of traits, attitudes, strengths and weaknesses. Each zodiac sign belongs to one of the four elements — air, fire, water and earth – and that element indicates your energy. Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) tend to be emotional and sensitive, while fire signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) are more passionate and temperamental. Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) are the more grounded type, while air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) are sociable and intellectual. But while you think you know plenty about the zodiac signs, particularly your own, there are some interesting facts about each that you likely did not know. One sign is more likely to produce criminals, while others are more prone to certain ailments. Individuals born under a particular sign are more likely to cheat, while those born under another are more likely to become billionaires. Think you know all there is to know about the zodiac signs? Read on to learn interesting facts about each of the zodiac signs.
Accident-Prone Aries (March 21 to April 19)
Aries is ruled by Mars and is said to be the most active of the zodiac signs. Aries is considered to be the first sign of the zodiac because it marks the start of spring, which symbolizes birth and new beginnings. Also notable is that in ancient Roman times, March was the first month of the year. That was changed to January by Julius Caesar. Those born under this sign like to take action and prefer to lead than to follow. They have exceptional organizational skills and tend to be determined, confident and enthusiastic, but are also short-tempered, moody and impulsive. Famous Aries include Vincent Van Gogh, Heath Ledger, Peyton Manning, Lady Gaga, and Emma Watson. Did you know that Aries is considered to be the most accident-prone of all the signs? According to Aries have “excess nervous energy” and an “inability to control it properly,” making those born under this sign more prone to accidents, bruises and cuts.
Tyrannical Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
People born under this sign are said to be practical and well-grounded and one of the most reliable, as they are the ones who can be counted on to harvest the fruits of labor. Taurus is ruled by Venus, which is the planet of creativity and love. Those born under this sign typically have little trouble making money and maintaining razor sharp focus on long-term projects, making them ideal employees. They appreciate strong work ethics and are highly responsible, but can also be stubborn and possessive. Famous Taureans include William Shakespeare, David Beckham, Pierce Brosnan, Yogi Berra, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Most interesting is that nine of the worst tyrants in history are Taureans. These include Pol Pot, communist leader of Cambodia; Ayatollah Khomeini, Iranian revolutionary who converted Iran from a secular monarchy to a theocracy; Saddam Hussein, dictator of Iraq; Adolf Hitler, German leader behind the Jewish Holocaust; Catherine the Great, Russian leader and conqueror who gained power after a military coup killed her husband; Vladimir Lenin, violent Russian Marxist leader; Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England who conducted brutal conquests against Ireland, Scotland and France; Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese Communist leader who invaded South Vietnam; and Niccolo Machiavelli, who advocated for using intimidation to maintain power.
Governing Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini is said to be ruled by Mercury, which represents communication. Geminis tend to have open minds and be more expressive, which makes them more artistic in nature. They prefer to be around people and enjoy literature, while they dislike being alone and repetitive routines. Some of the more famous Geminis include Morgan Freeman, Marilyn Monroe, Tupac, Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and Clint Eastwood. All of this you may have already known, but did you know that the United States went approximately 180 years before having a president that was a Gemini? The first Gemini president was John F. Kennedy, elected in 1960 and considered to be one of the more popular presidents. JFK was the 35thpresident of the United States and served from 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Conspiracy theories regarding his assassination continue to circulate today. Geminis are one of the least represented amongst the presidents, as there are only three, and the most recent Gemini is the current president, Donald Trump.
Criminal Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer is said to be ruled by the moon, whose phases create mysteries and fickle behaviors in those born under this sign. Cancers are said to be moody, emotional, and manipulative, but also imaginative and loyal. They are often impatient and do not like to reveal too much about themselves. Famous Cancers include Derek Jeter, Joss Whedon, Tobey Maguire and Henry David Thoreau. But did you know that Cancerians are considered the most deadly horoscope in the Zodiac? They are arrested the most, according to which writes, “Mental instability is a negative trait of the Cancer sign, and this can make them likely to offend repeatedly.” The FBI has also labeled Cancer to be the most dangerous sign, as those criminals are known to be violent and commit crimes of passion and tend to leave signatures on their victims. Serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher was a Cancer.
Lithe Leos (July 23 – August 22)
Leo is ruled by the sun and those born under this sign are said to be passionate, warm, enthusiastic and humorous, but also arrogant, selfish and stubborn. Leos are believed to be natural leaders as they are dominant and persuasive. Leo is represented by a lion, known for its bravery and king-of-the-jungle persona. Leos enjoy being the center of attention and are considered to be exhibitionists. Famous Leos include Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Mila Kunis, Ben Affleck and President Obama. Strangely enough, Hello Magazine reported in 2013 that women born under the Leo sign are most likely to go to the gym. A study on 10,000 women in the United Kingdom found that Leo females are nearly twice as likely to go to the gym as any other zodiac sign. This is perhaps because Leos tend to be positive, enthusiastic and confident and therefore are unintimidated by their fellow gym-goers.
Vexed Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgo is ruled by Mercury, and those born under this sign tend to have well-developed communication skills. Virgo is the disappointed goddess who came to help humankind but became jaded by her failure to advance justice and purity and ultimately pulled away and became judgmental and critical of people. As such, those born under this sign can be very critical of themselves and others. They are known for worrying and for taking things too seriously. They are methodical, analytical, and hard-working and crave organization and cleanliness. Virgos are extremely preoccupied with health and nutrition and can actually become over concerned with health to the point of worrying. Famous Virgos include Beyonce’, Cameron Diaz, Blake Lively, Keanu Reeves and Chris Pine. Amazingly, Virgos are such worry warts that they can literally worry themselves sick. Virgos tend to suffer from digestive issues including ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome resulting from their anxiety. According to Virgos have a tendency to internalize their worries when things go wrong and these troubles manifest themselves as digestive ailments. Virgos are prone to hypochondria as well.
Loyal Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libra is ruled by Venus, lover of beautiful things. Those born under this sign are diplomatic, harmonious, gentle and diplomatic, but can also be indecisive. Their hatred of confrontations means they do not often stand up for themselves and can easily be treated like doormats. They hate being alone and are very compassionate and loving. They tend to be cooperative and good team-players and prefer balance, justice, and equality. Famous Libras include Kate Winslet, Matt Damon Neve Campbell, Margaret Thatcher, and Vladimir Putin. Did you know that Libras are considered to be the most committed partner in the Zodiac? According to , a Libra’s intense loyalty, intrinsic desire to please, loving nature, romanticism, and avoidance of conflict makes a person born under this sign likely to be the most committed partner of all the zodiacs.
Standard Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio is unique in that various planets are said to travel through Scorpio all year long, enabling Scorpio’s watery energy to touch everyone, regardless of their zodiac signs. It’s ruled by Pluto, the planet of regeneration and power. Scorpios are said to be protective, loyal and brave, but also possessive and secretive. They are considered to be the best lovers because of the charm, magnetism, and passion that comprises the various incarnations of the Scorpion. Famous Scorpios include Picasso, Marie Antoinette, Whoopi Goldberg, Hillary Clinton, Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey. What you may not know is that Scorpio is the most common zodiac sign in U.S. at 9.6 percent. Likewise, Scorpio is the most common sign amongst world leaders, according to news site Vocativ. In 2015, leaders of 22 countries were Scorpios, followed by Leos, which ruled 18 countries.
Scandalous Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
The ruling planet of Sagittarius is Jupiter, the largest planet of the zodiac, which may explain why those born under this sign are typically larger than life. They have exorbitant levels of enthusiasm, and are intense in all things, including curiosity and a sense of humor. They prefer freedom and adventure and dislike restraint and waiting. Those born under this sign are absolute extroverts and adventure seekers and have open minds, but they can also be impatient and undiplomatic. Famous people born under this sign include Miley Cyrus, Chrissy Teigen, Ben Stiller, Britney Spears, Tyra Banks and Jay Z. A study by Gleeden.com, a website for extramarital encounters, conducted a study which revealed that the most unfaithful astrological sign is Sagittarius, which had the highest percentage of infidelity at 16 percent. Also notable is that those born under this sign are also most likely to submit an amateur sex tape, according to the amateur adult site Homegrown Video. It seems the risk-seeking nature of the Sagittarius sign can get those born under it in some hot water.
Casanova Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Ruled by Saturn, considered the “responsible” planet, Capricorns have a sense of responsibility, maturity and discipline. Individuals born under this sign are considered to be stubborn and unforgiving, but also responsible, family-oriented, and good craftsmen. They have remarkable self-control and are practical, but can also be cold and distant. They take themselves very seriously and favor traditional values, often imposing those values on others rather aggressively. Famous Capricorns include Blue Ivy Carter, Denzel Washington, John Legend, January Jones and Bradley Cooper. Most interestingly, a survey by the open relationship dating site OpenMinded.com found that Capricorns are most likely to be polyamorous of all the signs in the zodiac and by a fairly large majority. OpenMinded attributes this to Capricorn’s curious and intuitive nature, and well as its highly organized and detail-oriented personality which enables born under this sign to handle open relationships smoothly. Because of the maturity and sense of responsibility Capricorns possess, they are capable of ethical polyamory.
Achieving Aquarians (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius is said to be ruled by the planet Uranus, which is timid but can also be abrupt and aggressive at certain moments. Aquarius is believed to also have a visionary quality and those born under this sign are capable of premonitions and long-term planning. Aquarians are often considered insensitive because they tend not to be very good at emotional expression and compromise, but that’s just because they are independent. They often are humanitarian in nature and like to fight for causes. Famous Aquarius-born people include Ronald Reagan, Michael Jordan, Bob Marley, The Weeknd, and Cristiano Ronaldo. But did you know that Aquarius is the most common astrological sign of elite billionaires? According to Market Watch, there are more Aquarius billionaires in the Forbes Top 100 than any other Zodiac sign. This is based on an analysis of Forbes’ billionaires from 1996 to 2015 by Individuals born under this sign make up 12.5 percent of elite billionaires, while Cancer is the least represented sign, at 5.9 percent.
Puzzling Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces is ruled by Neptune, which is connected to music, so those born under this sign tend to reveal musical preferences very early in life. It is also ruled by Jupiter, which is the planet that rules higher thinking. Those born under this sign are considered to be highly compassionate, faithful and loving. They are said to be wise, nonjudgmental and forgiving, and believed to be the most tolerant of all the signs. Famous Pisces include Adam Levine, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, and Kurt Cobain. Most interesting about Pisces is that as the last sign in the Zodiac cycle, it is said to have taken on characteristics of the eleven preceding signs, which is why Pisces-born people are often indecisive. Pisces is believed to be the most confusing of all of the signs because those born under this sign struggle to reconcile their head and their heart, likely resulting from the conflicting nature of all the characteristics associated with all the zodiac signs.