The Most Popular Zodiac Signs, Ranked

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How popular are you?

Do you make friends easily? Are you one of those kinds of people who can walk into a room full of strangers and leave with a whole bunch of new friends? If you’re popular how much is it due to your personality and how much is because of the sign you were born under?

Like anything, our zodiac signs can influence our personalities, the way we behave, and how we attract or repel others. There are some zodiac signs that tend to be popular and others that tend to be more comfortable solo. And though your horoscope can give you insight, it's best to leave things to astrology.

Being popular is a good thing but it has its challenges too. When you’re super popular you may feel as if you never get any alone time and that you’re always giving to other people.

When you’re popular, you have certain responsibilities to your public. Think of famous performers and how much work goes into being popular: you must make appearances, keep up your social media, and deal with all the people who want something from you.

It’s hard to juggle a ton of people in your life, especially since some people are always going to feel cheated and left out. You can’t give everybody equal amounts of your time, no matter how hard you try.

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Of course, there are a ton of benefits to being popular: you’re never lonely, people enjoy doing things for you and give you gifts, you get constant support and your ego is kept large with a steady stream of compliments. For some people, being popular is like winning and like any successful winner, it takes work and perseverance to keep your popularity going.

In some cases, the sign that you were born under can be an asset to that quest of everlasting popularity. If popularity wasn't so important, there wouldn't be a song about it in the musical Wicked. Here are the most popular zodiac signs, ranked from most to least.

1. LEO (July 23 - August 22)

This is a no-brainer. Leos are known for being hella popular. They're friendly, outgoing, and people love them. They have the qualities that make for popular people — they're attractive, optimistic, energetic, and kind. The best thing about them is that as much love and loyalty they get, they give it back tenfold. Leos are every school's most popular and they tend to be the people we look up to the most.

Read: Characteristics Of The Leo Horoscope Sign That Makes Astrology's Lion The RULER Of The Zodiac

2. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius individuals are fun. They have a lust for life that's contagious and attractive. Add in their openness and fantastic sense of humor and it's no wonder they're one of the most popular zodiac signs. They have huge hearts and are extremely generous. Sagittarians are very well-liked and perhaps it's the transitory nature of their personalities that makes others want to be around them as much as possible before they depart on another adventure.

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Sagittarius, As Written By One

3. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

A Pisces would do anything for anyone — they're selfless which makes them very popular. They're usually hugely creative and can help us to see the world in an inspirational way. They get along with everyone and while they might have their solitary moments, when they do decide to be social, you'll find them in the center of a crowd holding court.

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Pisces, As Written By One

4. ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

If life gave out awards for "best all around," the entire sign of Aries would win. It's hard not to love Aries because their adventurousness and liveliness can make almost anything seem fun. It doesn't matter that they're super competitive; that competitive spirit makes the people around them strive to do better. It's the Aries' energy that makes people gravitate to them and want to be their friend.

Read: The 13 Brutal Truths About Loving An Aries, As Written By One

5. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis wrote the book on how to be popular and make friends. They're impressively socially adept and can find some common point of interest with anyone. They make other people feel interesting and worthy and who doesn't like that? Geminis can absolutely turn your bad mood around and they make everything better just by being there.

Read: The 13 Brutal Truths About Loving A Gemini, As Written By One

6. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras tend to be popular because they're very likable and for another thing, they really take popularity seriously. A Libra who isn't popular in high school is a very sad Libra indeed. Having lots of friends and being well-liked is extremely important to a Libra. The idea that someone doesn't like them will torment them. Why don't they like them? What can they do to change their mind? Do other people not like them? 

Read: 11 Brutal Truths About Loving A Libra, As Written By One

7. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarians are effortlessly popular. People just seem to like them without much effort on their part. Maybe it's because they can come off as kind of aloof and that makes getting their friendship a prize worth working towards? Aquarius individuals make people feel comfortable and like they can truly be themselves and that's a very rare thing. An Aquarius will support another person in being honest about the weirdo they are and to embrace it.

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving An Aquarius, As Written By One

8. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus individuals have style and they have that ability that draws people to them. Taurus aren't shy and they like being the center of attention (just like Leo) which is good because they're captivating. It's hard not to be impressed with Taurus and their ability to command a room. People love Taurus as long as they don't get into an argument with them. Taurus won't concede or compromise which can make holding on to friends sometimes rather tricky.

Read: The TRUTH About Being A Taurus — The Most Stubborn Sign Of The Zodiac

9. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

It's not that Cancers don't have friends or even many friends — they do, it's just that having one or two strong friendships is worth more to them than having a whole crowd of friends. They need to be able to trust the people in their lives and that's a hard task when you're talking about a ton of people. Intimacy and sharing are more important to a Cancer individual than popularity.

Read: The 5 Brutal Truths About Loving A Cancer, As Written By One

10. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns don't have time to be popular — they've got work to do. It's not to say that they don't have friends, they do. Capricorns tend to have a few close friends and consider some of their co-workers (past and present) friends. But Capricorns don't have a natural ability to cultivate new friendships nor do they have the desire to do so. They can come across as stern or even awkward with people they don't know. 

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Capricorn, As Written By One

11. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos don't sugar-coat anything, so a diplomatic career probably isn't a good fit for them. Virgos have friends but they're not always instantly likable. They can be harsh, critical, and fussy which can put potential friends off. It's okay with Virgos if they're not the most popular sign in the Zodiac; they're fairly certain that they're the smartest and that those people who love them, love them for who they are, not a fantasy image of them.

Read: Complete Virgo Compatibility Guide: Understanding Love, Sex, And Relationships

12. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio is more about intense, special relationships with a few people than being friends with everybody in sight. A Scorpio would never casually call someone their best friend if they didn't really mean it. They take their relationships very seriously and would rather have fewer people that they can trust in their life than a whole bunch of people who will use and disappoint them.

Read: 14 Brutal Truths About Loving A Scorpio, As Written By One


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Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and teacher who loves writing and performing personal narratives. She's had pieces in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman's Day, Purple Clover, Bustle, and is a regular contributor to Ravishly and YourTango. Check out her website or her Facebook page.