Facts To Know About the Most and Least Common Zodiac Signs

by Anne B. Robinson

It’s almost eerie how often zodiac predictions, personality maps, and traits fall close to the mark. They give you a near-accurate impression of your underlying character or nature, which can help you explain the uniqueness that stems from it. Some zodiac signs are common, some are rare.

There are often very few similarities between the different Zodiac signs on any aspect, but they each bring with them an essence the world needs to change in a new direction for the common good. Here are some fun facts to know about the most and least common Zodiac signs.

4 Most Common Zodiac Signs

1. Scorpio (October 23–November 23)


Scorpios are the most layered individuals who are known for their intelligence, cunning, and aptitude. They’re the ambitious or visionary game-changers of society. However, they’re also known to be very possessive and paranoid.

Quick Facts:

#1. Scorpio is the 8th astrological star sign in the zodiac, symbolized by the scorpion and ruled by the planets Mars and Pluto.

#2. It falls under the element of water, along with Pisces and Cancer.

#3. Most of the world’s leaders, such as presidents and CEOs, are Scorpios.

#4. An estimated 9.6% of the total population in the US are Scorpios.

#5. Scorpio is the most common star sign in America and, to many, it’s also the sexiest.

2. Leo (July 23–August 23)


Leos are the most charismatic and warm-hearted people in the world. They tend to have liberal, progressive attitudes and choose to live life to its fullest. They are also known to radiate joy and positivity.

These qualities make Leos natural leaders in society. Unfortunately, Leos can also be very self-centered and arrogant when it comes to pursuing their goals.

Quick Facts:

#1. Leo is the 5th astrological star sign in the zodiac; it is represented by the lion and ruled by the sun.

#2. Leo falls under the element of fire, alongside Aries and Sagittarius.

#3. According to a 2008 survey, Leos are more likely to earn USD 100,000 or more annually compared to most other star signs.

#4. Leos make up 7.1% of the US population.

#5. Leos tend to hit the gym more often and work hard to look good.

3. Cancer (June 22–July 23)


Cancerians have a reputation for being hyper-emotional, temperamental, and vengeful or spiteful. They come off strong but usually are very delicate inside with vast reserves of empathy and compassion.

Cancerians are stubborn but this often manifests in good ways. For instance, there’s arguably no star sign as protective of their relationships and family as Cancer.

Quick Facts:

#1. Cancer is the 4th astrological star sign in the zodiac and is symbolized by the crab and ruled by the moon.

#2. Cancer falls under the element of water, alongside Scorpio and Pisces.

#3. Cancers are more likely to commit crimes and are also the most arrested star sign. Their crimes are also more serious than the average.

#4. An estimated 8.5% of the U.S. population are Cancerians.

#5. Cancers are highly loyal to their partners and typically have low divorce rates.

4. Virgo (August 24–September 22)


People are often drawn to Virgos for their manners, kindness, and etiquette along with their remarkable wit and intelligence. Virgos are also excellent problem solvers and always find the right words to advise their friends and family. Virgos may also struggle to form deeper connections; they need to find you very special to make time for you.

Quick Facts:

#1. Virgo is the 6th astrological sign in the zodiac and is represented by the maiden and ruled by the planet Mercury.

#2. Virgo falls under the element of Earth, alongside Taurus and Capricorn.

#3. More people have been born in September than any other month of the year. If your birthday is in mid-September, you’re in a large club of Virgos.

#4. An estimated 9.4% of the US population are Virgos.

#5. There’s a theory among astrologers that Virgo is responsible for crop circles, since Virgo represents the grain of Mother Earth to many cultures and tribes.

4 Least Common Zodiac Signs

1. Capricorn (December 22–Jan 20)


Capricorns are among the strongest of all zodiac signs. They’re ambitious, hardworking, and very realistic. They don’t need validation from anyone. They set their own goals and decide their own limitations. Capricorns are some of the most independent and well-off people in the world.

Quick Facts:

#1. Capricorn is the 10th astrological sign in the zodiac; it is symbolized by the horned goat and ruled by Saturn.

#2. Capricorn falls under the element of Earth, alongside Virgo and Taurus.

#3. Capricorn is one of the signs least likely to make more than USD 35,000 a year.

#4. Capricorns comprise 8.2% of the population.

#5. Although they may earn less, Capricorns report much higher job satisfaction rates compared to all the other signs.

2. Aries (March 21–April 20)


Aries are natural-born leaders with feats of achievement in the real world that rival that of Leos. They’re fierce, highly competitive, and very direct in their approach. Like the rams they represent, they can easily be tempted into locking horns with anyone that tries to stand in their way.

This aggressiveness, however, is by no means off-putting. Aries knows how to inspire, charm, or seduce people into banding with them and cheering them all the way.

Quick Facts:

#1. Aries is the first astrological sign in the zodiac; it is symbolized by the ram and ruled by the planet Mars.

#2. Aries falls under the element of fire, alongside Leo and Sagittarius.

#3. Aries make up 8% of the billionaires listed on Forbes from across the world.

#4. Aries people comprise approximately 8.1% of the US population.

#5. Being the hyper-energetic people that they are, Aries are more accident-prone than the rest of the Zodiacs.

3. Aquarius (January 21–February 19)


Aquarians are known for being excellent out-of-the-box thinkers. You may think you understand something, but a conversation with an Aquarius sharing his/her perspective can completely blow your mind.

They are capable of handling diverse conversations with dignity, intelligence, and class. An Aquarius is the kind of person you never mind having around because they only bring good vibes and occasional wisdom.

Quick Facts:

#1. Aquarius is the 11th astrological sign of the zodiac; it is symbolized by the water-bearer and ruled by the planet Uranus.

#2. Aquarius falls under the air element, alongside Gemini and Libra.

#3. Schizophrenia is the most common among Aquarians compared to other zodiacs.

#4. Aquarius people comprise approximately 6.3% of the US population.

#5. Aquarius is the least common of all the zodiac signs.

4. Sagittarius (November 23–December 21)


Sagittarians are among the most honest, open-minded, and free-spirited people in the world. They’re natural philosophers seeking to ask more questions about the truth and free their minds. Sagittarians are also very brave and driven, even in the face of chaos or uncertainty. They know how to absorb blows and come back stronger.

Quick Facts:

#1. Sagittarius is the 9th astrological sign in the zodiac; it is symbolized by the archer and ruled by the planet Jupiter.

#2. Sagittarius falls under the element of fire, with Leo and Aris.

#3. Sagittarians are twice as likely to become famous or popular than the average person because of their individuality.

#4. Sagittarius people make up about 7.3% of the US population.

#5. Every sign tends to be born with some special physical attributes. Sagittarians, in particular, are rumored to have long legs.

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