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7 Charitable Zodiac Signs Who Love To Give Back, Ranked From Most To Least

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One of the best things someone can do is to give back. When you give your time or your money to those in need or to help the world to heal, you are committing a selfless act and putting your needs secondary to the needs of others.

While cash donations are wonderful, not everybody has the means to give them, but that doesn't mean there aren't other ways in which to give back that won’t cost you a penny, and you might not even have to leave home in order to do them. If you want to do something good for someone but don’t have a lot of time or money , why not write to a soldier or send them a care package? Just thanking someone for their service is an easy way to show your appreciation.

Another way to give back is to do a charity run or a walkathon. The more sponsors you get, the more money the charity gets, and you get supporters to cheer you on. There's also becoming an organ donor — it's easy and you’ll be able to do a lot of good for many people.

You don’t have to be the only one giving back. If you’re a dog owner, consider signing up your dog to be a therapy dog. Once you’ve both got the training and certification that is required, you’ll be able to brighten the days of people in all different kinds of environments, including nursing homes.

As with all things, we can look to astrology and even our horoscope for insight into our life and personality. Here are the most generous zodiac signs who show great compassion.

1. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Someone born under the sign of Cancer couldn't forgive themselves if they didn't give back to the world. It's their sense of responsibility to make things better for people which causes them to be extremely caring.

Cancers recognize that life is hard, so they do what they can to help. A Cancer individual would share their meal with the hungry and would give their leftovers from a 5-star restaurant to the homeless. They'd give the coat off their backs to someone in need, and even if they only had a few dollars in their checking account, they'd donate it to a crowd-funding campaign.

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2. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are huge givers. If they have the means, they will donate a large portion of their salary to good causes including GoFundMe campaigns, political causes, animal causes, environmental causes, or anything that Gemini feels needs their help.

Geminis are extremely generous and have a huge social conscience. But their giving back doesn't just involve money; Geminis also go on marches for social justice, take part in protests, and volunteer at soup kitchens and free health clinics.

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3. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

One of the strongest parts of an Aquarius' personality is their humanitarianism. Aquarius individuals believe in the value of human life, animal welfare, and saving the environment. Because of their strong beliefs, Aquarians spend a great deal of their time and money championing for the things they believe in.

They don't just work for one charity or cause, they usually work for many, but anything having to do with nature may take a priority. Aquarians are also good at getting other people involved and organizing fundraisers.

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4. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces are extremely unselfish and would do whatever they could to help someone. Anyone who asks a Pisces for help will get it, even if they don't deserve it.

Pisces is especially good at using their many talents for good. If they're a gifted musician, they might perform in a children's hospital or if they're a successful artist, they might donate a painting to an auction where the proceeds went to a good cause. If a Pisces individual is feeling under the weather, that won't stop them from using social media to confront wrongdoers and initiate change.

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5. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos want to help fix a broken world as they're especially gifted at fixing things. It wouldn't be unheard of for a Virgo individual to help a charity by repairing items for them or coming up with ways for them to get donations and grants.

Since Virgos have an affinity with four-legged creatures, they're very likely to foster a cat or a dog, especially those who have been displaced because of misfortune. They are extremely smart and often do things like mentoring, tutoring, or becoming a Big Brother/Big Sister to a child facing adversity.

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6. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

There are two things that Sagittarians love: traveling and helping people. It's not unlikely that a Sagittarius would volunteer in another country, doing something like teaching English in Ecuador or work as an agroforestry volunteer in Guinea.

Sagittarians are blessed with a gift for talking to strangers, so they're also good at getting other people to donate to the causes they think are important. Sagittarians want to unite people, not pull them apart, so they'll do what they can to facilitate this. 

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7. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

If there's one thing that Libras can't stand it's injustice. As they're usually fair-minded and teamwork-orientated, Libras often volunteer for social justice causes. Libras will protest, march, and do whatever they can to change the system if they think that's it's unfair.

Libras are very soft-hearted and want to help people. They'll volunteer, donate money, and hold fundraising events. They love parties, so what could be better than a party that raises money for charity? Libras are people-pleasers and like being thought well of. 

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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.