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The Luckiest Quality Of Each Zodiac Sign

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Do you feel like some people have all the luck? Are you destined to fail, or will you ever catch a break? 

An astrology chart doesn't show everything that’s going to happen to you or what you’re going to do about it. The stars and planets show us what we have to work with, but destiny depends mostly on your own choices and attitude. 

That said, some of the zodiac signs seem to slide through life more smoothly than others. This isn’t because the universe just likes them better, though. Our zodiac sign describes the basic personality traits, and it’s no secret that whether someone is lucky or not has a lot to do with how they approach challenges and recognize opportunities.

It’s nice when we reap the benefits of a fortunate coincidence or a happy accident, but usually, we all have to make our own luck. The harder you work, the more flexible you are to beneficial changes and the more opportunities fate will have to bring good things into your life. 

If you are one of the luckiest zodiac signs, don’t let this make you lazy. Good luck is never consistent, and it has a tendency to run out at the worst moments. It’s still your responsibility to turn that luck into something you can rely on over the long-term.

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On the other hand, if your sign isn’t high on this list, that doesn't mean that you should just give up and assume that you’re doomed to failure. You have to take control of your own direction and learn to recognize opportunities in everyday life.

No matter what sign you are, there are plenty of ways to take advantage of your own abilities and experiences and bring more good luck into your life. So, here are the luckiest zodiac signs, ranked from most to least lucky.

1. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius is first on this list by default; its ruling planet is Jupiter, which has always been associated with good fortune, generosity, and abundance. For Sagittarius, life itself is a rich tapestry of priceless experiences and adventures.

Sagittarius makes their own luck simply by being the most optimistic sign of the zodiac. They can see a beneficial side to almost anything that happens.

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2. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn might not be the first sign that comes to mind when you think of “lucky accidents,” but Capricorn is driven to succeed no matter how long it takes. That’s a pretty lucky trait to have. Capricorn’s determination to take charge of their own fate with ruthless efficiency gives them the power to create as much of their own luck as they need.

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3. LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Everyone loves Leo! Leo especially loves Leo! Self-confidence is a key ingredient to creating a life full of good luck. Leo attracts all kinds of positive energy from other people simply because that’s what they expect.

They’re comfortable with telling an audience exactly what they need, and their presentation is so engaging that people are usually glad to give them what they ask for.

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4. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus is drawn to wealth, beauty, and comfort. Their natural sense of value and insistence on security makes them shrewd investors, and not just when it comes to material wealth. Taurus’ sense of territory includes quality people and ideas as well as fine objects. Bad luck is simply not allowed on their property.

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5. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Back when humans hadn’t yet discovered any planets past Saturn, Jupiter was also Pisces’ ruling planet. Neptune holds that position these days, but many of the old associations still apply.

Pisces’ greatest talent is empathy: the ability to understand other people on a deep, emotional level. They tend to know what others need and are quick to help, which earns them a wide variety of useful connections in their social and professional networks.

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6. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Fairness and balance are Libra’s main concern, not luck. In fact, if Libra has a run of good luck for too long, they’ll start looking for the negative side that they know must be coming.

Libra isn’t a cynic by any means, but they do tend to be keenly aware that everything good has a downside (and vice versa). Happily, Libra can use their negotiation skills to increase their chances of staying away from that downside as long as possible.

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7. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius is clever and intellectual, but also eccentric and often surrounded by the forces of chaos and change. Sometimes these changes bring happy surprises and an excellent turn of luck. More often, they create an inconvenient mess.

Aquarius is one of the most flexible signs, and they’re good at spotting promising opportunities in the midst of the worst situations. Their luck is determined by their ability to follow through and pursue these opportunities.

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8. ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries relies on brute force, and they’re determined to have their way regardless of their luck. This often works to their advantage, since they push through every obstacle in their path. However, this approach tends to make a lot of enemies, too.

Aries’ enthusiasm is admirable, but success will usually come faster and more often if they can rein it in and learn how to get what they want without turning everything into a contest.

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9. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini, one of the most social of the signs, is great at impressing people and being a team player. Gemini’s biggest problem comes out when they have to go it alone; they just don’t function well in solitude for very long. They need input, opinions, and validation from others.

Gemini’s luck depends on other people’s luck, and to me, that’s bad luck.

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10. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

It’s not that Virgo attracts bad luck. Virgo just doesn't trust good luck. Virgo trusts lists and databases and research, and whether something good or bad happens, they start looking for patterns. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but you can’t reproduce good luck in the lab.

Virgo tends to get so wrapped up in logic that they overlook new information that doesn't fit their theory, causing them to miss out on a lot of unexpected opportunities.

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11. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

If luck depends on attitude, Cancer isn’t doing itself any favors. This sign tends to be defensive, passive-aggressive, and to hold grudges forever. Of course, Cancers have their sweet side too, but since they’re naturally shy and protective, it’s hard to reach that part of them.

If you want to increase your good fortune, you have to leave your house and take a few risks, and poor Cancer has a tough time with that.

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12. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio’s ruling planet is Pluto. Because that planet is associated with tragedy and traumatic life lessons, Scorpio naturally comes last on this list.

But are Scorpios really the most unlucky people of the zodiac, or do they, like Pluto, actually thrive on drama and challenges? Could it be that Scorpio welcomes bad luck? (And if so, is their bad luck actually good luck? Scorpio is an infinite paradox!)

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Trudi Mentior grew up in Great Falls, Montana, where she spent her formative years wondering just what might be beyond those vast plains, on the other side of those distant mountains. She now lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her husband, three cats, and a loudmouthed hyacinth macaw (who loves to scare the cats). 

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