The 12 signs of the zodiac all come with a set of unique personality traits and are special in their own ways (they each even have a corresponding tarot card and connection to your health). But nothing is as special as being the rarest. What is the rarest zodiac sign, you ask?
It is none other than Aquarius, which includes people born between January 20 and February 18. “There are the least amount of births in January and February, making Aquarius the rarest zodiac sign,” says Lisa Stardust, a New York City–based astrologer and author of Saturn Return Survival Guide: Navigating This Cosmic Rite of Passage.
As the rarest zodiac sign, those with Aquarius sun signs are “known to be the unique thinkers of the zodiac,” says Stardust. They are also considered “the innovators and originators of fresh perspectives.”
When it comes to Aquarius compatibility, Stardust says these signs tend to attract and be attracted to other air signs. “Gemini and Libra tend to be the most compatible with Aquarius, due to the fact that they are able to process their sentiments through communication and thought,” Stardust explains.
Just like there is the rarest zodiac sign, there is also a zodiac sign that is most common. Stardust says “Virgos, who were conceived on New Year’s during celebration and fun,” are the most common signs of the zodiac.
According to Stardust, the second rarest zodiac sign is Aries, and after that, it’s Sagittarius, both of which are fire signs.
Most of us stick with the 12 astrological signs of the zodiac—and have since the Babylonians first cultivated the signs of the zodiac over 3,000 years ago.
These signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces and are based on 12 constellations in the night sky. But when NASA made some tweaks to the constellation map in 2016, they added a 13th constellation called Ophiuchus and thus prompted the question: Is there a 13th zodiac sign?