The Most Popular Zodiac Signs In Astrology, Ranked

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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? You may find it interesting to know how much the question of how popular you are (or aren't) is it due to astrology and the zodiac sign you were born under.

Zodiac signs influence our personalities, the way we behave, and how we attract or repel others. So it follows that there are some zodiac signs that tend to be more popular and others that tend to be more comfortable apart from the crowd.

Which zodiac sign is the most popular?

That noble lion Leo takes the prize for most popular zodiac sign, as people born under the sign of Leo, between the dates of July 23 and August 22, are natural born leaders of the pack.

Being popular is a good thing, but it does come with challenges. 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. After all, you have certain responsibilities to your public. Think of famous performers and how much work goes into being popular enough to maintain celebrity status: making appearances, keeping your social media fresh and exciting, and dealing with the hordes of people who want something from you.

Of course, there are a ton of benefits to being popular: you’re rarely lonely, people enjoy doing things for you, you get constant support, and your ego is fed a steady stream of compliments. For some people, being popular is like winning. But like any initial win in life, it takes work and perseverance to keep your popularity going.

The zodiac sign you were born under may be an asset to your quest for everlasting popularity, or it could be the mysterious factor that seems to be constantly holding you back.

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 popular. They're friendly, outgoing, and people love them.

These fire signs 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 on most every school's most popular list, and they tend to be the people we look up to the most.

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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.

Sagittarians have huge hearts and are extremely generous. They are 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.

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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.

Pisces 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.

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4. Aries (March 21 - April 19)

If life gave out awards for "best all around," the 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.

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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.

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6. Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Libras tend to be popular because they're very likeable. They also tend to take their popularity quite 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?

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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 rare thing. An Aquarius will support another person in being honest about the weirdo they are and to embrace it.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 likeable. 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 zodiac sign. 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.

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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.

Scorpios 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.

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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 YourTango. Check out her website or her Facebook page.