What Is The Rarest Zodiac Sign?

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Ever run into someone who shares your zodiac sign?

If you're a Virgo or a Libra, chances are this is a common experience for you.

Virgo (August 23 to September 22) is believed to be the most common zodiac sign, as studies confirm that the most common birth month is September, with many of the most often shared dates falling toward the beginning of that month.

What is the rarest zodiac sign?

Following the same logic, the rarest zodiac sign is Aquarius.

The least common month for birthdays is February, probably because it's the shortest month of the year, which results in fewer birthdays.

Aquarius season runs from January 20 and ends February 18, so in addition to being the most idealistic, Water Bearers are also born under the rarest zodiac sign.

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Some refer to Ophiuchus as the rarest zodiac, but that is somewhat of a misnomer.

Those who follow sidereal astrology sometimes include Ophiuchus as a 13th zodiac sign in addition to the 12 signs found in tropical astrology.

Under sidereal astrology, those born between November 29 to December 17 (or November 30 to December 18, depending on who you ask) have their Sun sign in Ophiuchus.

Because this sign is rarely used, some might identify if as the rarest sign, but when most people ask which are the most and least common signs, they really mean within the range of the 12 zodiac signs we typically think of.

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Even though Aquarius is the rarest zodiac sign, there are lots of famous Aquarians — Alicia Keys, Paul Newman, Jackie Robinson, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Galileo Galilei, Shakira, Corazon Aquino, Toni Morrison, Laura Dern, and more...

After Aquarians, Aries and Sagittarius are the rarest zodiac signs.

What all three of these signs lack in numbers, however, they make up for in spunk.

Never cross an Aquarius, Aries, or Sagittarius. They embrace the people they love but are a little less compassionate towards their enemies.

If you haven't already noticed, Scorpios are everywhere, and not among the rarest of zodiac signs. In addition to being the most common, they're also the most likely to announce their sign in any given context. Scorpios just can't help but brag about the fact that they are Scorpios.

Aquarians, on the other hand, keep their mouths shut. Even though they are the rarest of them all, there are probably more Aquarians in your inner circles than you realize.

Aquarians are fueled by their own compassion.

Aquarians are compulsive when it comes to putting others before themselves.

Fueled by their sparkling compassion, their greatest hope is to save the world. It’s not so much that they forget to put themselves first, but rather actively decided to not. Most people we encounter in life have no trouble thinking of themselves.

Known to root for the underdogs on a consistent basis, they throw their kindness like confetti. What's the point of making assumptions? The world is a better place when people have the freedom to truly be themselves.

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Still, they're prone to putting up walls.

Privacy is essential to them. If you’re grappling with which of your friends to reveal your crush to, an Aquarius might be a strong confidante. They’re also not one to pry.

The best thing about boundaries is that you don’t have to explain them. And an Aquarius is always respectful of that.

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We could all learn a thing or two from this Aquarian mindset.

If you are transparent about everything, you will start to disappear. Secrets are what keep your intuition alive.

​Easygoing as they are intellectual, Aquarians are the perfect balance of emotionally available and self-sufficient.

In addition to being generous with their time, they are vigilant about respecting people’s personal space. Perhaps, because they too, requite lots of "me-time" in order to survive.

Aquarians practice what they tweet.

Social Media is like a magic act. Any Problematic Polly can create the illusion that they “wake up for wokeness.”

It’s so easy to curate your personal truth away from them on social media.

An Aquarius, however, knows that true activism comes from the consistency within.

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Izzy Casey is a writer who covers pop culture and body positivity.