Zodiac Signs Ranked From Nicest To Meanest, According To Astrology

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Looking to astrology can help you better understand why people are the way they are. So if you're wondering why some people are just naturally nice while others are so dang mean, you can look to their zodiac sign's typical personality for some answers.

Some zodiac signs have a tendency to land more on side of the scale from nice to mean than others do, based on their astrological make up.

Of course, that doesn’t mean it's OK to claim you just can't help but me mean or act like a martyr because you’re just soooo nice, but you get my drift.

We've ranked the zodiac signs from nicest to meanest, as it definitely helps to know your Sun sign inside if you want to understand why you are the way you are, and why they are the way that they are.

The Nicest Zodiac Signs In Astrology

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Libra is the nicest sign you will ever meet because they make the most effort to be kind. Libras are born peacemakers, which means that if they notice any sign of discord between among their friends, family or strangers, they will do everything in their power to make things right.

Libra's peacemaking is definitely something they actively work toward; it doesn’t always come naturally. Libra makes a big effort to keeps things happy and light because they are also huge people-pleasers.

A Libra sometimes goes out of their way just to make someone happy, even if it means putting their own feelings aside. Of course, they’ll never admit this isn’t always what they want because it makes them happy to be nice to others.

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces loves being kind to others because it makes them feel like they're doing good for themselves and for the other person. Not only is Pisces incredibly nice, but they're also unselfish.

In other words, their nice attitude isn’t just a ploy to get others to like them more; it’s genuine.

Talk to pretty much anyone who has come across a Pisces and they’ll all tell you the same thing: they're nice and helpful. Pisces are also non-combative. There’s something about confrontation and petty fights they hate, so they tries to avoid them as much as possible.

They aren't one to never get into uncomfortable situations, they just doesn’t see the point in making life harder by being negative. Plus, they're firm believers that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus’ nice personality is more than just doing nice things for others. Sure, they're the type of person to always exchange niceties with strangers, hold the door open for you, and let you go first when it comes to pretty much anything, but that’s not all.

They're also incredibly patient — probably more so than a lot of people you’ll meet. This means that it isn’t easy to get a Taurus mad or make them lose their cool.

Taurus is naturally a sensitive person who knows how to express their feelings rather than bottle them up. This makes it so much easier for them to let things go and focus on things that make them happy. And what makes Taurus happiest? Being an easy-going, nice, overall positive person.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Catch Aquarius in one of their rare bad moods and you might think they're always a mean person, but in reality, they're actually very nice. But instead of being the door-holding, smile at every stranger they meet kind of person, they're more of a friendly being who just wants to get to know you better.

Yes, they might do these other things, too, but their main goal is just to make friends. Aquarius loves meeting new people because it’s when they feel like their most authentic self. They like learning what makes you, you, because they know that people are more open to being friends if they can talk about themselves.

Aquarius is a great listener and uses that skill to show others just how kind they can be. They don't want to be known as anything but their authentic self, so they never hide the person they are from you.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 19)

Sagittarius is one of the kindest signs you’ll ever meet because they makes an effort to be free of anything (and anyone) they deem negative, salty, and just all around not good.

They do their own thing in life and if you want to hang around them, you need to vibe on their level. That means no bad-mouthing people, no talking about things you hate, and absolutely no getting caught up in petty stuff.

It might seem like Sagittarius is just avoiding the inevitable with these life rules, but in reality, they just aren't interested, simple as that. Sag doesn’t care if you want to be negative, just don’t bring that into their life.

They're nice simply because they don't see any reason to be anything but nice. It might be a foreign concept to you if you hang out with one, but it’s also very refreshing.

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The Meanest Zodiac Signs In Astrology

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini can either be very nice or very mean, all depending on what kind of mood you catch them in. That said, you can almost guarantee that you’ll always get a little bit of both, thanks to their dual personality.

When they're nicest, it’s because they can be a little bit touchy and don't want to rock the boat like others would want to in uncomfortable situations. When Gemini is at their meanest, they can be quite confrontational.

This definitely sounds pretty confrontational, but you can’t really be surprised when it comes to this sign. Their moods define how they handle a situation, so when they're in a bad mood, expect lots of accusations and confrontations. When they're feeling happy, expect lots of treats, smiles, and kindness.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer can be super nice, but they do often let their moodiness get in the way of their generally kind personality. It might not actually have anything to do with whoever they're talking to or hanging out with, but their emotions can sometimes make them seem less agreeable than they really are.

When they get into one of their less-tolerable moods, they aren't so much mean as they are cranky. One thing you will almost never experience with a Cancer is a downright mean attitude.

They would much rather talk about what kind of emotions they're feeling at the moment and go from there — whether that means holing up in their bedroom or expressing those emotions through crying — than clam up or take it out on you. They can be temperamental, but they do try to be nice.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Leo is as nice as they can possibly be, which makes it sound like it’s a cop-out for them to be mean, but in reality, they do try to make an effort. They love being friendly and having a good time with people, and knows they can’t do that if they're mean.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that she’s nice to a fault or that she’ll let anyone walk all over her because they can. Leo may be forgiving and compassionate, but one thing she is not is harmless.

Try taking advantage of a Leo or picking a fight with one and you will lose every single time. They have no patience for people who deliberately try to get a rise out of them and can forgive most things, but not when it comes to attacking them emotionally or trying to make them look bad; that’s when you’ll see their mean side.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

To Virgo, being nice is all about letting go and relaxing enough to not let the little things get to you. And unfortunately, they are way too tightly wound to be able to do that for long periods of time.

This uptight personality usually leads to them acting kind of mean, even if they're not necessarily trying to be. Virgo can also be incredibly passive-aggressive, so if they are trying to be mean, they aren't the type to confront you or do something petty behind your back.

They usually make remarks that seem like they’re directed towards you, but you’re not entirely sure if they're being mean to you or just complaining about something else. Eventually, though, you’ll get the hint.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Spend a few minutes with Aries and you’ll understand why everyone calls them fiery. They don't hold anything back because everyone knows that bottling things up only makes you grumpy and a pill to be around.

And, of course, Aries isn’t afraid to start a fight if they know that it’s going to clear the air so they can enjoy their day again.

Aries knows they can be mean, but likes to think of it as assertiveness instead — mean just sounds so… mean. They get their way whenever they want, so there’s no reason for them to skirt around something if they're going to have to get a little aggressive later on.

They don't have time to fight with you forever, though, so expect them to say their piece and get on with their life, even if it’s mean.

Capricorn (December 20 - January 19)

Capricorn is mean more often than not, but it’s the way they express it that really drives people crazy. Instead of sticking to one tactic, they're hot and cold, which only makes them seem that much meaner.

You might see a lot of aloofness when they're being mean, which usually includes the cold shoulder, icing you out, and even blocking you on social media. Brrr!

On the other hand, Capricorn can have a very fiery temper; so much so that they can even be described as rageful. When they get into this kind of mood, they’ll act vengeful, confront you at the worst possible moments, and make you feel awful — all with a few condescending words and some glaring eyes.

Don’t let this hot and cold manner fool you, though. Capricorn knows exactly what they're doing when they're being mean.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio is probably the meanest sign you’ll meet, so be wary when you’re around one. Their play of choice when they want to let you know they're not happy with you or when they wants to punish you is how cold they can get.

They aren't afraid to ignore you until you apologize on your knees with a lot of begging — even if their anger is misplaced. If you’re not to blame, they’ll apologize, but only after you explain.

Scorpio can also be vengeful, making it impossible to talk to them and reason with them until they've calmed down. The storm that comes with their anger and meanness is something you’ll probably never see in another person.

They know it too and will often let you see bits and pieces of their full attitude problem before unleashing it to warn you — and give you a chance to make things right.

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a book in the future.