The Zodiac Signs Who Can Make Split-Second Decisions, Ranked From Most To Least Likely

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Are you quick and efficient, or brooding and uncertain?

Do you hate making decisions? Some people can’t even settle on what they want to have for lunch, let alone how to deal with potentially life-changing situations. They become overwhelmed with choices, projections, and endless what-if scenarios running through their heads.

Other people can’t stand to wait too long, and they’ve got no patience for over-thinking. They’ll pick something — anything — just for the sake of taking some kind of action and moving on.

And when it comes to the decisive zodiac signs, some are simply better at making a choice. Though a horoscope can provide great details into how we react in our daily lives, would your zodiac sign know how to make a split-second decision?

It’s not a bad thing to carefully consider all of your options and imagine what kind of repercussions and benefits each choice might bring down the road. On the other hand, if you take too long to made a decision, you’re going to miss out on a lot of opportunities.

There’s no guarantee that any direction is going to be the “right” one, and some things in life just won’t wait — you’ve got to move when you get the chance. However, impulsive decisions can create a lot of trouble in the long run, too. It’s no good to make your choice before at least seeing what else might be available.

There’s got to be a happy medium. Staying informed about anything relating to your own goals will help a lot. It’s always better to be prepared to make a decision, even if you don’t know quite what your choices are going to be.

1. ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

As stated above, quick decisions aren’t necessarily the best decisions, but Aries is the master of impulse and action, so they’ll never spend more than a few moments hemming and hawing about what to do next. Do something! Anything!

This gets them in a lot of trouble, to be sure, but just as often, it’s exactly what a situation calls for. Many great things have been accomplished by impatient Aries who just wasn't about to sit around waiting for someone else to do something about a problem.


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2. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio only seems to be making snap decisions. In reality, they’ve probably been planning this for long time, and aren’t surprised when things go exactly as they’d expected. Very little surprises Scorpio.

When they do get taken unawares by an unexpected change, they’re so tunedin to the underlying energy currents and patterns of existence itself that they can easily adapt and see the most advantageous course to take.


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3. LEO (July 23 - August 22)

When left to their own devices, Leo’s decisions are almost always based on what’s best for Leo. This is the sign of the Self and self-interest — that can be a positive thing! There’s nothing wrong with looking out for “number one.” 

But it’s easy for them to make snap decisions if it’s clear which choices will bring them the most personal benefit. This doesn’t mean that those are necessarily the best decisions, and sometimes Leo needs to be reminded to consider others’ needs too.


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4. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius already has a master plan. They see the “big picture” very clearly, so when it comes to minor details, they’ll make choices seemingly at random. If something is important to their goal, they’ve already worked it into the agenda. If it’s not, then it doesn’t really matter what decision they make.

Curious and eccentric, Aquarius will often make the most outlandish choices they can think of just to see what will happen.


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5. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

With all that studying, theorizing, and varied life experience, Sagittarius knows a little bit about almost everything. When faced with a decision, chances are that they’re already at least a little bit informed about the issue, and they can even predict the effects their choice will have on seemingly unrelated situations.

However, Sagittarius is optimistic to a fault, too, and they often assume a best-case scenario that doesn’t quite measure up to their expectations. Luckily, they can switch gears easily and accommodate changes in plans.


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6. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus is skilled at preparing for the future, especially when it comes to financial and material security. They know what they like, though, so they don’t waste a lot of time reviewing every possible option.

Instead, they’ll keep an eye on their favorites — it’s easy for them to make quick decisions within their areas of expertise, because they’re already so familiar with the nuances and possibilities. If they’re asked to take charge of something they’re not interested in, though, Taurus will get bored and easily discouraged.


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7. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces knows what they would like to have happen, but the line between decision-making and wishful-thinking is kind of blurry for these emotional dreamers.

Pisces spends a lot of time telling themselves stories and imagining all the wonderful (or horrible) things that are in store. They make decisions based on how things would go in their own internal world. It’s nice to have such a vivid and creative inner life, but Pisces tends to be surprised a lot when reality fails to follow their fictional scripts.


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8. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer is fine with deciding what goes on in their own homes, but out in the world, far from their comfort zone, Cancer becomes uncertain and nervous. If they can establish a “home away from home” where they feel secure (a private office at work, for example), they do quite well.

But again, their confidence is limited to the confines of that micro-environment and the familiar things that they can control.


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9. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini is great at helping other people make decisions. One of the most flexible signs, Gemini finds it hard to settle on only one idea; their sharp intellect and communication skills enable them to understand an issue from many different perspectives.

This makes Gemini an excellent advisor. When they’re put on the spot themselves, though, they can have trouble picking out just one perspective, so they tend to defer to the rest of the group.


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10. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

While they’re not as overly-analytical as Virgo, Capricorn needs some time to think about any decision that presents itself. This is, after all, the sign of long-term planning and rationality. Making decisions too quickly is a big risk.

Once the agenda is set, any proposed deviation from the established course is going to require a lot of thought and evaluation. Capricorn’s advantage here is that all the planning they’ve already done has given them a very good idea of how things are likely to go in any situation.


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11. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Before Libra can make a decision, they have to check in with the rest of the group first. They want to make sure that everyone gets a say in the proceedings, that no one is being treated unfairly.

Libra is a great negotiator and a diplomat, but if the whole thing rests only on their shoulders, they might feel a little paralyzed. How can they make a call all by themselves, without knowing how it will affect other people?


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12. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

If you want to see Virgo in a tizzy, try forcing them to make a quick decision regarding something they know nothing about. Virgo’s life revolves around analysis, research, and problem-solving.

Even if they are familiar with the issue, they’ll want to check their notes first... and then sleep on it... and then check their notes again in the morning in case they missed anything. Because of this, Virgo usually makes very good decisions — they just take forever to do so.


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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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