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Are You A Beta Vs. Alpha Woman, By Zodiac Personality Type

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Are You A Beta Vs. Alpha Woman, By Zodiac Personality Type

The presence of alphas and betas have been around forever. It is, after all, the easiest way to put someone into one of two categories, based on their personality. But we can also put the zodiac signs in the alpha category or beta category, based on what astrology says about them.

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While each of the zodiac signs has their own unique personality that makes them different from all the other signs, certain zodiac signs share similar traits that can put them into the alpha or beta group.

Of course, even if this distinction doesn't match up perfectly with your personality, it can still describe your zodiac sign in a general sense. Alphas and betas both have certain traits that make them unique.

And even if your zodiac sign doesn't relate to all the traits, you can still be an alpha or beta female overall. Let's start with alpha women since they love being first anyway. The alpha woman is someone who is the leader of her squad.

She's the one who calls the shots and influences everyone she comes across. While this might make her come across as aggressive or out for herself, she's really just passionate about what she does in life – whatever it is she chooses to do – and she's not afraid to get her hands dirty to get what she wants.

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The alpha woman is one who sticks to her guns; she knows who she is and what she wants, and is a serious force to be reckoned with. That tingle you get right as soon as she walks into a room? Yeah, it's the same tingle of electricity you get right before lightning strikes – it's a sign that she can influence you, even without words.

Alpha women are usually very independent; they might like being a part of a squad, but they tend to continue to do things on their own. Alphas are outspoken, confident, and often extroverted. The beta woman is sweet, caring, and introverted.

She's the one who prefers to be part of a team than go at something on her own. Betas tend to be more of the strong and silent types but will speak her mind and share her opinion when she feels like it's important.

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Betas are emotional, spiritual, passive, and great at communication, but most importantly, they're comfortable in their skin. When we talk about alphas and betas, it's important to see each as positive ways to describe women – not pit women against each other.

Alphas are not mean or better than betas, betas are not weak or nicer than alphas; each is special in their own ways. And based on your zodiac sign, they are ways to describe your personality.

You might exhibit some alpha traits as a beta, and some beta traits as an alpha, but deep down, each horoscope sign is either a beta or an alpha woman, according to astrology.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries, you are an alpha woman to your core. You power through life with your chin held high and a look of determination in your eyes, ready to kick butt and take names. While some people might find you a little intimidating (classic alpha behavior), they also can’t deny that your tough, go-get-‘em attitude (also classic alpha behavior) is incredibly inspiring.

Sure, you can often be aggressive and bossy, but that’s just because you know that you deserve the best in life – and you’re willing to do whatever it takes to get the best. If any other zodiac sign needs alpha lessons, they should come to you.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

What makes you a beta woman, Taurus, is that you are the best BFF. You are the kind of person who always has your friends’ backs because you truly value friendship. You aren’t the kind of person to be the top dog of your squad, but you still hold a very important role as expert wing-woman, great listener, and best shoulder to lean on.

As a beta, you’re not crazy about direct action – confrontation, leadership, and the like are not your forte – however, special skills you hold show others that you can be a leader in other ways. Support for your friends, finances, cultivating relationships – you’re a pro at all of these!

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini, what makes you a beta woman is how understanding and easygoing you are. You’re the kind of person who just shows up to things for the fun of it; as long as you get to hang out with friends, you’re happy! There’s none of this “must plan, need to be in charge” feeling that comes with alphas. Your main goal of any situation is to just go with the flow and have fun.

As a beta, you are flexible and adaptable. You would much rather let someone else call the shots than do it yourself because there’s always so much pressure to succeed and please everyone else. You’ll happily take the backseat and enjoy yourself just as much.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer, your ability to embrace all emotions you feel is what makes you a beta woman. Rather than staunch down your true feelings for no other reason than the fact that crying in front of something is a little embarrassing, you wear your heart on your sleeve. Who cares if you tear up during movies or if you snap after being pushed around? You’re going to express what you feel when you feel it.

A lot of people see this as a negative trait. If you can’t control your emotions, then you must be weak, right? Wrong! Being in touch with your emotions means that you are much more empathetic and sensitive to others and that you never compromise on who you are.

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo, you are a dominating, assertive alpha woman who loves being in charge. In fact, you rival Beyoncé as the ultimate queen bee! You know that there are people who there who look up to you and those that envy you, so you use your alpha status to show them who’s boss. As an alpha, you are most likely to show just how confident and serious you are by climbing the ladder to success in your career and your relationships.

Every new situation you’re in is an opportunity for you to shine. You’re confident, self-assured, and a natural-born leader. But even though there are times when you have to remind people that you’re the boss and you don’t play around, you’re ultimately an alpha for yourself, no one else.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, your alpha-woman status comes from needing total control. There’s no way you could ever stand by idly while someone else takes the lead. You are one of those people who not only fall into leadership roles naturally, but you also seek out any opportunities where you get to call the shots. Whether you’re applying to a new job or meeting a new potential partner, you prove right away what an important asset you are.

Another thing that makes you an alpha is that nothing scares you – not new and scary situations, not sudden changes, and certainly not people trying to tear you down. Once you realized just how much power you hold as an alpha, all of your fears and doubts went away.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

You are a beta woman, Libra, because you believe in collaboration and friendship over everyone fending for themselves. You believe that being a good friend, and being kind and caring, are much better qualities than being cold and calculated. While many alphas tend to have ulterior motives or agendas, betas just want to go through life with as little stress and hassle as possible.

You also exhibit the classic beta trait of shying away from confrontation. Your whole personality revolves around peacekeeping and making everyone happy, and the thought of confrontation or arguing scares you. You much prefer mediation, going with the flow, and ignoring the drama.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

If it were socially-acceptable (except maybe now it is), you would get the word “ALPHA” in all caps tatted on your face, Scorpio. It’s not like anyone can forget it – what with your dominating personality, need for control, and love for confrontation when things don’t go your way – but you like to remind people who they’re dealing with. While your alpha status can be positive, it can also be negative for you.

When things don’t go your way, you tend to embody the negative alpha status quite a lot. You often butt heads with people you don’t agree with or dislike, but at the same time, you display positive alpha traits by being fiercely loyal and dedicated to the people you care about the most.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius, you are definitely an alpha woman, but your alpha status tends to be unassuming at times. Maybe it’s because you don’t exhibit as many negative alpha traits as other zodiac signs, but you definitely prove that you don’t have to be scary to be an alpha. As an alpha, you live like solely for yourself. You’re not afraid of being laughed at or misunderstood because whatever feels right is the right way to live, in your opinion.

You also believe in standing up for what you believe in (no matter how unpopular your opinion may be), and you stick up for your friends and yourself. Because of this, many people flock to you for advice or to look up to, so you always try to use your alpha status for good.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn, you are the alpha woman that people can’t help but whisper about when you walk into a room. Not only are you a total badass, but you’re also a legend to betas AND fellow alphas. You may be controlling and a little cold (you prefer to use your brain over your heart to make decisions), but you know that you have to be tough to make things happen.

One of your most admirable alpha traits is how resilient you are. Life might get you down every so often, and you might fail at times, but you constantly pick yourself up and try again. You refuse to give up, and that determination proves that you can’t be messed with.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius, you are a beta woman, however, you are another zodiac sign that can be considered an unassuming beta. There are parts of your personality that could be considered alpha material, but deep down you’re a beta. You’re very intelligent and spiritual, and you like being able to slow down for a bit and just have a deep conversation with someone. You also tend to be introverted and quiet, unless you’re around friends.

As a beta, you prefer collaboration and teamwork over going at things solo. For you, life is much more satisfying when you’re surrounded by friends who support each other no matter what. You may be more analytical and outgoing than most betas, but you’re still a true beta at heart.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces, you are a beta woman through and through. Not only are you sweet, gentle, and a little shy, but you are also very in touch with your emotions. You are probably one of those most intuitive zodiac signs; no matter what decision you make in life, you always go with your gut. Instincts and feelings are very important to you, and you use them in your career, relationships, and personal life.

You also exhibit classic beta traits with your introverted personality. Comfort is key in your life – there’s a good chance that you consider your home or bedroom your sanctuary. As a beta, having a space that makes you feel safe and comfortable whenever you need it is vital.

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.