The 4 Street Smart Zodiac Signs (Who Know How To Avoid Being Taken Advantage Of)

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Some zodiac signs are born with street smarts, just like some signs are born with book smarts. But whether your intelligence comes from an academic sense or a real-world sense, both are incredibly useful in their own way.



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For example, if you're considered book smart, it means you have knowledge that comes from reading, studying, and learning in a classroom, rather than from practical, real-world experience. You're able to succeed by using your brain to solve problems because that's what you've learned.

Street savvy people, on the other hand, learn from experience. It's like the saying "you never know until you try" – you can't know how something will play out until you get your hands dirty and really experience life.

Street smarts is the knowledge and intelligence that you have learned outside of school, rather than from books. While both are valuable in their own sense, many times street smarts can be more useful than solving problems within the confines of a book.


Instead, you're getting out into the world and diving in with both feet. Street smarts is the difference between assuming the outcome of a situation and going out to experiencing it first-hand. Without being in the thick of it, how will you know for sure what will happen?

Street smarts can come in many forms – which means that no two zodiac signs that are the same in their level of being street-smart. For example, your street smarts can come from how you interact with others.

You know how to be welcoming and polite with some people, assertive and on-guard with others, and you know how to get along with pretty much everyone. While this is certainly helpful when meeting new people, it can also get you out of a jam.

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Or maybe your street smarts come from being able to defend yourself. Sure, anyone can know not to go to a bad neighborhood at night, but in any situation – whether you know the area you're in or not – it's still important to know self-defense tactics; you just never know what can happen, do you?

Street smarts can also come from common sense. There will be times when you don't need a reason not to trust someone or not to go to a certain part of the city because it's common sense that people and places can be really dangerous.

And lastly, street smarts can come from intuition. Some people are able to use street smarts (and their gut) to know when you're messing with them. Even if you have everyone else fooled, they have this magic ability to see right through you.



And if you know someone's true intentions, then you can make sure that you avoid being taken advantage of. Because there are so many different ways that street smarts can manifest, no two street-smart horoscope signs are alike.

And because of that – if you're the kind of person who's more book-smart – it's a good idea to have them in your life.

I know that I don't always use common sense when I'm in a not-so-great situation, but I do know that my more street-smart friends are able to protect themselves and me if we were ever in any danger.

Are you the one everyone turns to for advice and help or do you need someone like this in your life? Here are the most street-smart zodiac signs, according to astrology.


1. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus, you are one of the most practical zodiac signs. You almost always never do anything without thinking through the possibilities first. You might be an emotionally-driven person in some respects, but you tend to use your head over your heart in most matters.

You've got a lot of common sense, and you can be the friend who keeps the rest of the squad in check when they need a leader. You know that things are not always what they seem, so rather than doing things blindly, you have the know-how to keep everyone safe and sound. People look up to you because you're the one they can trust the most.

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2. LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo, you are a natural-born leader; the one that keeps all the other little ducklings in line. This is where your street smarts come from – you know how to deal with and get along with almost every person you meet in life, no matter what situation you're in.

Sure, you might not get along with everyone you meet, but you certainly know how to be polite and friendly enough to get out of a pickle. You can be warm and inviting to some and assertive and bold to others, but however you do it, your street smarts come from who you know. If you're ever in a bad situation, all you need to do is utilize your charm and personable nature.

3. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio, you are one of the most resourceful zodiac signs there is. You know how to use your brain and imagination to look at things in a different way. Sometimes, when others feel stuck or helpless, you know that all you need to do is look at something differently to find an answer.


You're also incredibly brave. Anyone who knows you even a little bit knows not to mess with you... EVER. You don't care about anyone but yourself when you're in a bad situation because all that matters is using your street smarts to keep you safe. You're the kind of person to have some very effective self-defense techniques up your sleeve... you know, just in case.

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4. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces, your street smarts come from your wise, intuitive personality. You're always willing to help as many people as possible, but you also know that it pays to be smart. Whether you're in a new, unfamiliar situation or a situation you've been in many times, you always listen to your gut.


You know that not everyone is who they say they are. As soon as you get a bad feeling about someone or something, you're out of there. You use your intuition to read people and know exactly what's going on under the surface. You have fine-tuned BS and lie detection, and your wise-beyond-years personality keeps you levelheaded and smart.

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 non-fiction book in the future.