Fierce Zodiac Signs Who Clap Back At Their Haters, According To Astrology

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Clapping back means to quickly respond to negative comments, critical remarks, shade, or unfair treatment. It’s a fierce comeback and it’s a way to destroy the person it’s aimed at.

When you clap back, you’re confident, assertive, and not afraid to be in someone’s face. You’ve got pride and you’re not going to let someone make you feel less than.

Who are the fierce zodiac signs in astrology that clap back?

These are the signs of the zodiac who refuse to bite their tongue and, not surprisingly, include a mix of fire signs and air signs, as well as earth signs and water signs also aren't afraid to put it all out there.

People who clap back say what needs to be said, and say it in such a way that it makes an impact. When you clap back, you’re always ready to make a statement, and the kinds of statements you make don’t go unnoticed.

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Most clapping back happens on social media. Someone slams you for something, then you get on Twitter or Instagram and you clap back, making them sorry they ever tried to bring you down.

When you clap back, you always have a target because you’re responding to something that was aimed at you. There are some insults and negative comments that will only grow in significance if you don’t react to them, so you need to shut them down with style.

Here are the fiercest zodiac signs ranked, according to astrology.

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1. Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Fire signs are fierce and Aries is the fiercest zodiac sign amongst them. But Aries is also the one that is practically fearless.

Aries is never going to wait and think about things before they react to a negative remark; they're going to clap back immediately. They're also not going to censor themselves in any way.

Aries will say whatever comes into their head first, and if it's harsh, they'll deal with it later. Aries doesn't shy away from confrontation, especially if they think they're being treated unfairly or someone is deliberately being mean.

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2. Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

When Aquarius claps back, they're going to do it in the most creative and unpredictable way possible. Their clap back won't be coming from an emotional place but from a cerebral one.

Aquarians are stubborn and determined, so if they don't get the reaction they want, they'll keep clapping back until they do. They don't do anything halfway or from a safe place — it's all or nothing with them.

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3. Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Leos clap back as a way to stand up for themselves and for others. They're energetic and kind, so it doesn't matter how much they have to do. 

When it comes to having someone's back or making sure they're not the victim of unfair criticism, Leo is going to take over the situation and clap back.

When Leo claps back, the intended target won't know what hit them, and it will definitely put them in their place. You don't want a reprimand from Leo.

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4. Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are clever and know what to say in every situation, so when they clap back, it has the desired effect.

Another thing Gemini has going for them is that they're very witty and have a sharp sense of humor, so it may take a moment for the target to realize how thoroughly they've been reprimanded.

It's pointless to try to go another round with Gemini because they're always going to win.

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5. Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo is supposedly one of the angriest zodiac signs out there, specifically when someone interferes with their plans.

Virgos put the person who made the comment on notice and will say something like, "I'm sure I didn't hear you right. You didn't mean to be rude/inappropriate/stupid, did you?"

And then, depending on if the person backpedaled and tried to make it right, or if they stood by their comments, Virgo goes in for the kill with a clap back so devastating that it makes the person's head spin.

Don't try to outwit a Virgo or you'll be sorry.

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6. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

What's that old expression? You don't want to anger a Scorpio because they'll mess you up? If that's not it, it's something like it and it holds true.

Scorpio is not going to stay silent or not do anything if they think they've been insulted or wronged. Scorpios will clap back with a vengeance, and it might not take many words, but it will make a huge impact and cause their target to evaluate their entire life.

Yeah, the Scorpio clap back is that powerful.

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7. Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus credits its savagery to its stubbornness and possessive side. Being so stubborn is Taurus's hamartia, and despite being so composed, can lead to clap backs people aren't expecting.

This stubbornness is what makes Taurus charge forward with hateful comments and steamroll the other person until they have nothing left to say.

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8. Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

When it comes to Cancer's fierce/savage level, they are set off when they are hurt. Cancer is an emotional sign, yes, but when they get offended or feel threatened, they can turn mean.

Cancer is already a moody zodiac sign, so when their emotions become messed up like this, their clap back usually comes from a place of hurt.

Cancer is the sign that will go off in the comments and say some pretty nasty things that they will inevitably regret later. Because, underneath that fierce persona is someone trying to express their pain.

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9. Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Ranked as one of the most dangerous signs of the zodiac, being vicious doesn't always mean fierce; in fact, sometimes, it's far from it.

And though Capricorn can be dangerous with their sharp tongue and cunning, their ability to withstand makes them even more powerful.

Capricorn is the queen of getting the last word, so prepare for an all-out Twitter war if you get into it with Capricorn. They can go all night long and will never back down.

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10. Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius, being the chillest sign of the Zodiac, usually goes with the flow. However, they don't put up with everything.

Sagittarius doesn't like drama and despises attention-seeking individuals. They would much rather focus on the important things in life: new experiences, optimism, and humor.

But when it comes to people who start drama for the sake of starting drama, Sagittarius has no patience for them and will cut the mean comments off abruptly. In the words of a Sagittarius, "Ain't nobody got time for that."

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11. Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Libras become savagely fierce when they feel taken advantage of. No one can get one over on Libra without facing the consequences.

On the other hand, Libras are sassy and sweet, and hardly ever want to clap back. In fact, they are one of the least confrontational zodiac signs, and would prefer to sweep the issue under the rug and keep moving forward.

But don't underestimate them! Because when they want to be mean and defend themselves, they come for your throat.

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12. Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces, being the people pleaser of the water signs, is at the bottom of the fierceness totem poll, all because they are actually the oldest soul of the bunch.

This means they have more maturity, creativity, intuition and wisdom than the rest of the signs.

When it comes to clapping back, Pisces is more likely to ignore mean comments and be the bigger person. It usually helps that they are living in their own little bubble and may not even notice the attacks coming their way.

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Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and astrology lover. She's had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, and Woman's Day. Visit her website or and her Instagram.