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A study has revealed the most popular zodiac signs that will get you all starry-eyed...

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The most popular zodiac signs have been revealed. Whether you're an Aries, Capricorn or Gemini, you'll of course have your own best qualities—however a new study has revealed which of the 12 people are most drawn to. 

People with certain astrological birth charts fare better than others in the celestial rankings, according to a Twitter survey by PsychicWorld.com (opens in new tab). While one sign emerges as the star, there's another that is unfortunately considered the Mercury retrograde of the zodiac.

Read on to find out the results of the cosmic popularity contest—including which fire signs get us hot-headed and the water signs we gravitate most towards. If the findings aren't quite what you were hoping for, then what better excuse to indulge in some fun astrology gifts...

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Can we have a drumroll, please? According to PsychicWorld, here are the zodiac signs in order of preference. Apologies to the water sign in the #12 spot. (We love you, always!)

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  1. Aries (Fire)
  2. Sagittarius (Fire)
  3. Leo (Fire)
  4. Libra (Air)
  5. Pisces (Water)
  6. Capricorn (Earth)
  7. Taurus (Earth):
  8. Cancer (Water)
  9. Virgo (Earth)
  10. Gemini (Air)
  11. Aquarius (Air)
  12. Scorpio (Water)

It seems 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)

Then we have the empathetic water signs. This is a trait that makes them popular, although Scorpio's desire to seek meaningful relationships with a smaller group—meaning they might seem a bit closed off—may explain why they're in last place.

Meet the expert: 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.” (opens in new tab)

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

Interestingly, the dependable earth signs fall right in the middle, a trait that you'd think would send them soaring up the rankings. "They are super reliable, loyal and tend to be pretty straightforward," Watt said. "You don't get a lot of games with earth signs because they'd rather direct their energy toward enjoying life and being productive." Not that those who responded to the survey felt this way...

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. 

You can catch her columns on astrology.com.

The good news is that, whatever your star sign, astrology compatibility means that there there will awlways be people drawn to particular star signs. Indeed, all of them have their positive points.

"Anything can work," says astrologer Liz Simmons (opens in new tab). "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."

Whatever you do, don't let the rankings send you into a tailspin. Our 2022 horoscope indicates that we're all expected to work through some wobbly moments this year!

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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, new TV shows and relationship trends.  


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. 


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