The Type Of Intelligence You Have, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Intelligence is more than just an IQ score.

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When talking about a person who has intelligence, we mostly think of a brainiac who's more encyclopedia than human. It turns out that intelligence is about a lot more than you think — and your zodiac sign plays a part in what type of intelligence you have. 

Vedic astrologer Amit Narayan Thakur took to Quora to discuss the different types of intelligence in astrology:


To me, intelligence has two forms:

  • Analytical intelligence — this is the one measured by the IQ test and relates to cognitive ability
  • Perception — this is recognizing and understanding the emotional and physical world as it is

Sheldon Cooper, one of the main characters in The Big Bang Theory, has high doses of analytical intelligence (something like an IQ of 185, if I recall). Yet he can’t tell if someone around him is angry and that the anger relates to a nasty comment that he made.

Sheldon Cooper is analytical but not perceptive. His intelligence is a defense against the emotional world around him. His intelligence is so strong that it forms a shield. Yet he sees himself as working toward helping that mankind, the very mankind he wants nothing to do with.


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The signs I see most intelligent in terms of analytical and perceptive intelligence are:

  • Analytical — Aquarius
  • Perception — Scorpio

But as we know, an intelligent person is more than just a person with a high IQ score. There are many factors to gauge how smart a person actually is. Read on to find out the type of intelligence you have, based on your zodiac sign. 

Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) 



They have intuitive intelligence. They see the possibilities and take the risks. Have you seen some product or service that’s made a bazillion dollars and think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Maybe you did even think of that. It’s the fire signs or the fire in your chart that drives you to make the bazillion dollars, to convince others it can make a bazillion dollars.

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Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) 



These signs have practical intelligence, from balancing the checkbook to solving problems in the workplace. The Sheldon Coopers of the world don’t do well in the workplace because you have to solve a problem now that isn’t perfect or ideal but makes money.

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Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) 



Air signs have idealistic, analytical intelligence. These signs live in the world of ideas and are associated with socializing. These signs prefer ideas to emotions and love any kind of categorization. Socializing provides stimulation of ideas.

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Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) 



Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces all have perceptive intelligence. They are the ones who understand your motivation and understand how you feel. In Chinese astrology, water is associated with intelligence. Water signs are connected to others and what is the world but others? The word “genius” in the West brings up images of Albert Einstein who was a Pisces.

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