Can you guess the most popular zodiac signs? This study gives us the cosmic scoop

Secret's out: the most popular zodiac signs have been revealed! Where do you stack up?

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Ever wonder about the most popular zodiac signs? Who do the astrologically-attuned admire the most? 

There are 12 signs in the zodiac, and no birth chart is exactly alike, but some are apparently more beloved than others. (opens in new tab) did some digging via Twitter, and the celestial popularity contest has been eye-opening. 

Per the findings, certain fire signs seem to reign supreme, but on the other hand, a few water signs might not be terribly pleased with their standings. If you're curious what's happening—and where your sign stacks up compared to the others—read on!

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By scanning thousands of tweets, aimed to uncover if the public's view on each sign is more positive or negative. Here are the results: 

  1. Aries (Fire):
    62.30% positive, 25.76% neutral, 11.95% negative
  2. Sagittarius (Fire):
    59.67% positive, 25.34% neutral, 14.99% negative
  3. Leo (Fire):
    53.41% positive, 32.98% neutral, 13.61% negative
  4. Libra (Air):
    51.91% positive, 34.27% neutral, 13.82% negative
  5. Pisces (Water):
    51.68% positive, 33.09% neutral, 15.22% negative
  6. Capricorn (Earth):
    50.65% positive, 29.61% neutral, 19.74% negative
  7. Taurus (Earth):
    51.91% positive, 32.61% neutral, 17.19% negative
  8. Cancer (Water):
    49.54% positive, 29.75% neutral, 20.71% negative
  9. Virgo (Earth):
    46.1% positive, 31.97% neutral, 15.19% negative
  10. Gemini (Air):
    45.76% positive, 34.07 neutral, 20.17% negative
  11. Aquarius (Air):
    45.19% positive, 41.09% neutral, 13.72% negative
  12. Scorpio (Water):
    44.29% positive, 33.96% neutral, 21.75% negative

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When going by the crowd-sourced data, it appears that people love fire signs' liveliness yet they take issue with emotionally reserved air signs

"Air signs are some of the wittiest and most intellectual members of the zodiac, and they are especially skilled at flirting and charming the pants off of those they encounter... but only if they're in the mood to do so," says astrologer Renée Watt. (opens in new tab)

Perhaps this tidbit has deterred some people?

Then we have the empathetic water signs, a trait that makes them popular, though Scorpio's desire to seek meaningful relationships with a smaller group might explain why they're last. It might make them seem a bit closed off. 

"I think the idea that water signs are always emotional is a pretty bold misconception," Watt adds. "Sometimes water signs shut down because they've been berated by too much emotion recently and they need a time out."

Interestingly, the loyal and reliable earth signs fell right in the middle. Perhaps their need to be straightforward landed them in a lower spot than we might have anticipated? 

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Were you surprised by the data? Do you agree or disagree with any of the findings? The good news about each sign and their astrology compatibility is that any combination is possible and all signs have their positive points.

"Anything can work," says astrologer Liz Simmons. "If you're not willing to work with a sign, then maybe you have to figure out why. That probably says more about you and the shadow aspects of your own zodiac sign more so than theirs."

But in reality, there are more important things to be concerned about in the astrology world. Check out the best astrology events in 2022 to learn how to manifest your best life through astrology, no matter the preconceived notions about your sign!

Renée Watt

Astrologer Renée Watt has offered her expertise for a variety of publications, including Cosmo, InStyle, Girlboss and more. She hosts a weekly podcast called "The Glitter Cast" (opens in new tab) and is a cohost of the occult livestream  “Betwixt The Shadows.”

Liz Simmons

Liz Simmons' astrological practice blends traditional Hellenistic with modern techniques that utilize the tropical zodiac, Placidus House system, and Whole House system. Plus, she incorporates her psychology background into her work. 

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Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 

When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a new book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)