There are a lot of factors that come together to make you the unique person that you are. Genetics, where you were raised, your family dynamic, and a little bit of luck. And, while you’re made up of a bunch of awesome personality traits that are certainly unique to you, there are (broadly speaking) some that could possibly be chalked up to your astrological sign, too.
Obviously, you want to showcase your very best self to the world whenever possible, so we consulted Donna Page, a professional astrologer with a graduate degree in counseling psychology, to find out what your sign says about your most charming personality traits. This is your best quality, according to the universe:
ARIES (MARCH 21–APRIL 19)
Your best trait: Ambition
You’re driven as all hell, Aries. And, when you see something you want, you go after it. You’re willing to jump in where other people aren’t, making you a born leader. So, don’t be afraid to take charge—it’s in your nature.
TAURUS (APRIL 20–MAY 20)
Your best trait: Reliability
You’re super dependable, Taurus. You tend to go slow and steady, making sure that you’re making the right move whenever possible. People know that they can count on you, and that’s an amazing quality to have.
GEMINI (MAY 21–JUNE 20)
Your best trait: Encyclopedic knowledge
You know a little bit of everything, Gem. You can recite the names of all of the Kardashians’ kids, and quote Shakespeare in the next breath. People love bouncing ideas off of you because you know so much, so don’t hesitate to share a little of your knowledge with friends.
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CANCER (JUNE 21–JULY 22)
Your best trait: Maternal instinct
You’re a nurturer, Cancer. People know they can come to you for a good chat, comfort food, and a warm hug at any time. Your door is always open, and your friends love that about you.
LEO (JULY 23–AUGUST 22)
Your best trait: Generosity
You’re fun-loving, Leo, and people are well aware of it. But you’re not just about making sure you have a good time—you’re open and generous with your buddies, making sure everyone is along for the ride.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23–SEPTEMBER 22)
Your best trait: Helpfulness
You’re super-helpful, Virgo. You’re willing to jump in and tackle projects when others aren’t, and you have zero issues getting little things done that other people don’t see or don’t want to do. Luckily, you can use that to your advantage at work and home.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23–OCTOBER 22)
Your best trait: Empathy
You have an amazing ability to empathize with others, Libra. You get where people are coming from, and why they might behave the way they do. That can help you get far with people—even difficult ones.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23–NOVEMBER 21)
Your best trait: Loyalty
You can weed through the crap to find out what makes people tick, Scorpio, and they’re willing to open up to you as a result. You’re also very willing to fight for the ones you love, which is why you have such a loyal group of friends.
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SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22–DECEMBER 21)
Your best trait: Optimism
You’re an optimist, Sag, and people love your uplifting energy. You’re a glass half full kind of person and are confident in your ability to get things done, now and in the future. That optimism can help propel you forward in life and your career.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22–JANUARY 19)
Your best trait: Follow-through
You’re incredibly dependable, Capricorn—if you say you’re going to do something, you do it. You’re also all about planning things out, and people respect that about you. Your stable nature is a huge asset for when people need help getting things done.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20–FEBRUARY 18)
Your best trait: Friendship
There’s a reason why you have so many great buddies, Aquarius: You’re an amazing friend. You have the ability to mix with different types of people and see things in a different light. And, when people need a friend, they know they can count on you.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19–MARCH 20)
Your best trait: Empathy
You have an amazing ability to know what other people are feeling, Pisces. And, if a friend is struggling, it’s you that comes to the rescue. You’d do anything for the people that you love, and the feeling is mutual.