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When you dive into the world of astrology, you might feel like you tend to see more of one sign than any others. That’s because the zodiac signs actually aren’t evenly distributed—some of them are more common than others. In this article, we’ll list the zodiac signs from most common to least common, and we’ll also tell you a little bit about each one. Keep reading to learn more about the zodiac signs and how common they are throughout the population.

This article is based on an interview with our astrologer and performance artist, Angel Eyedealism. Check out the full interview here.

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Most Common Zodiac Signs

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    Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) Scorpios are thought to be the most common zodiac signs, which is great—this energetic but cryptic sign is sure to keep things interesting. Never one to get bored easily, Scorpios will always have a trick up their sleeve or be planning their next adventure.
    • Estimated US population: 9.6%[1]
    • Element: Water[2]
    • Ruling planet: Pluto and Mars
    • Symbol: Scorpion
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    Virgo (August 23 – September 22) Trailing behind Scorpio, Virgos are also fairly common, and they’re also extremely kind. Thought to be one of the most intelligent of the zodiacs, they’re always around to help a friend in need or give advice to someone who asks for it.
    • Estimated US population: 9.4%
    • Element: Earth
    • Ruling planet: Mercury
    • Symbol: The Virgin
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    Gemini (May 21 – June 20) These funny, sociable signs will always be the lift of the party. Geminis want to be your friend no matter what, and they have no trouble getting along with everyone in a room. They love their freedom and never shy away from being independent.
    • Estimated US population: 9.3%
    • Element: Air
    • Ruling planet: Mercury
    • Symbol: The Twins
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    Pisces (February 19 – March 20) Sweet, sensitive Pisces is very in tune with their own creativity. Often called the daydreamers of the zodiacs, they always have a new innovative idea that they can’t wait to share with everyone around them. They never say no to a friend in need, and they’ll always be there for the ones they care about the most.
    • Estimated US population: 9.1%
    • Element: Water
    • Ruling planet: Neptune
    • Symbol: Fish
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    Libra (September 23 – October 22) Libra is a very intellectual sign, and you’ll often catch them having friendly debates with friends and loved ones. They exude an air of elegance and class, and they are drawn to both romantic and beautiful things (and people).
    • Estimated US population: 8.8%
    • Element: Air
    • Ruling planet: Venus
    • Symbol: Scales
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    Cancer (June 21 – July 22) Cancers love their space, but they don’t mind letting others in when they need to. They are nurturing, loving, and all around a great sign to have in your life.
    • Estimated US population: 8.5%
    • Element: Water
    • Ruling planet: Moon
    • Symbol: Crab
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Section 2 of 2:
Least Common Zodiac Signs

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    Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) Aquarius is estimated to be the rarest sign in the United States. They’re a sign that doesn’t blend in with the crowd—they want to stand out and do their own thing. If you have an Aquarius in your life, you’ll definitely know it!
    • Estimated US population: 6.3%
    • Element: Air
    • Ruling planet: Uranus
    • Symbol: The Water Bearer
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    Leo (July 23 – August 22) Leo loves to spend quality time with others. Charming and smart, they’ve never met someone they couldn’t have a conversation with. This fun, extroverted sign might not be the most common, but they’re definitely one of the most well-liked of the zodiac signs.
    • Estimated US population: 7.1%
    • Element: Fire
    • Ruling planet: Sun
    • Symbol: Lion
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    Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) Sagittariuses tend to be lone wolves—they need their space, and they enjoy spending time on their own. They’re always open to trying new things, and you’ll probably find them planning their next solo adventure around the world.
    • Estimated US population: 7.3%
    • Element: Fire
    • Ruling planet: Jupiter
    • Symbol: Archer
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    Aries (March 21 – April 19) Aries are very direct, and they aren’t shy about telling you exactly what they want. They are headstrong and confident, and often find themselves in leadership positions. This is definitely a sign that you want on your side.
    • Estimated US population: 8.1%
    • Element: Fire
    • Ruling planet: Mars
    • Symbol: Ram
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    Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) Capricorns are extremely goal-oriented, and they often push themselves to achieve more than anyone else around them. They are hard workers and great supporters, especially to their friends and family members.
    • Estimated US population: 8.2%
    • Element: Earth
    • Ruling planet: Saturn
    • Symbol: Sea Goat
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    Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Taurus are very thick-skinned, and super confident as well. They care a lot about money and are drawn toward the finer things in life. They are extremely loyal and kind-hearted, so they’re a great friend to have by your side.
    • Estimated US population: 8.3%
    • Element: Earth
    • Ruling planet: Venus
    • Symbol: Bull
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      This article was written by Angel Eyedealism and by wikiHow staff writer, Hannah Madden. Angel Eyedealism is an Astrologer and Performance Artist based in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. With nearly three decades of astrology experience, Angel specializes in relocation astrology and astrocartography. Eyedealism has been featured in numerous media outlets such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Refinery29, NBC, MTV, Showtime, and Bravo. Angel aims to help others through a straightforward, kind, and humorous astrological lens, utilizing her entertainment and singing skills for performance art astrology readings. This article has been viewed 1,585 times.
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