The Smartest Zodiac Signs (And Why)

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If you’re a little familiar with astrology, you probably know that your zodiac sign affects your personality in a number of ways. One of those ways is the amount of intelligence you have. Hold on, what? So your date of birth has an effect on how smart you are? Ok, now that’s not necessarily the case. Intelligence is a result of multiple factors, like genetics, motivation, curiosity, you name it. However, if we focus on astrology only and leave all these other circumstances aside, is there a certain intellectual pattern? In our opinion there is.

How This List Came About

If we take a look at intelligence from an astrological point of view, making up this list isn’t exactly a simple thing to do. What we can do however, is to combine certain characteristics that could define intelligence in the end. For example, we once wrote an article about the laziest zodiac signs. This trait could have an effect on someone’s intelligence in case they’re not willing to study or explore new things. Another example to explain how this list came about, is to take a look at the quietest zodiac signs. Not always, but often this is a signal that people could be deep thinkers. There are multiple other traits that we took into account, but we guess you get the point.


Just to be on the same page, we’re not judging anyone’s intelligence! Like we said, being smart has multiple reasons. This article is meant for entertainment purposes and based on astrological traits that could have an effect on a person’s intelligence. You could be an exception, or even better, we could all be an exception.

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The Smartest To Least Smartest Zodiac Signs Ranked

1. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpios are considered to be the most intelligent zodiac sign. Why? First of all, they are sharp and wise, and they’re not easily fooled by others. They are highly motivated people and great at understanding the world at large. Furthermore, they never want to stop learning.

2. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

An Aquarius is born with a very intellectual mind and they filter everything through that mind. Their cleverness enables them to stand out in a crowd. They are broad-minded enough to know that sometimes the brightest and best ideas come from others.

3. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Because Virgos like to learn a little bit about almost anything, their minds are filled with all types of knowledge. And if they can’t find the answer that suits them best, they simply set out to find the answer themselves. They’re also very keen and continuously ask a lot of questions.

4. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

In addition to being great at collecting information, Geminis are also very fast thinkers. They have a great sense of humor, as most intelligent people do, and they are very creative. They also have great communication skills and make friends easily.

5. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

The Capricorn personality is very structured and organized, so it’s no surprise that they are very intelligent. They make good decisions because of their ability to look at the big picture, and they never give up when they’re working on a project or task.

6. Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

The Pisces is not only intelligent but also very creative, and they always learn from their mistakes. They are also people who enjoy proving themselves better than others, which is what they think makes them different than everyone else in the world.

7. Taurus (April 21 – May 21)

A Taurus is usually somewhat self-centered and therefore takes rejection more personally than they should. They are very often confused and not always super bright, although they aren’t complete dummies either. They are sometimes a bit on the lazy side as well. Be reminded, their “home is where the heart is” lifestyle (which we covered in our taurus dating tips) can make them smart. They could be reading books for hours and hours.

8. Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Leos are a lesson in contradictions. They can be silly and serious, childish and mature, and usually learn from their mistakes so they can do better next time. They do not take rejection personally but they often remain on the wrong path because they try so hard to prove themselves right.

9. Libra (September 23 – October 23)

Libras are not dumb or unintelligent but they are a bit manipulative. Although they like when things are fair and just, they also tend to be a little judgmental at times. And when rejected, they often try to get revenge on the person who rejected them rather than learn from the experience.

10. Aries (March 21 – April 19)

A little self-centered and never taking things too seriously, the Aries people love themselves and can be smart and dumb at the same time. They can also be very insensitive when it comes to the feelings of others, in part because of their selfishness. On the contrary, they enjoy life a whole lot and don’t mind a challenge like we described in our aries dating tips. This could make (some of) them rather smart actually.

11. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Sagittarius people are all about themselves and no one else, which can make them self-centered or egotistic. When it comes to making decisions or even standing up for themselves, they can be (or come across as) rather dumb.

12. Cancer (June 22 – July 22)

Cancers can lack intelligence at times and are considered the cry babies of the entire zodiac system. They also tend to be hyper-sensitive and imagine wrongs even when no proof of them exists. If you read our cancer zodiac sign dating tips, you’ll know that maybe it’s not a lack of intelligence but rather overthinking. In the end, they are considered to be one of the happiest zodiac signs.

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Like we explained in our introduction, our smartest zodiac sign list is based on certain astrological traits that could have an effect on a person’s intelligence. However, this is not set in stone, especially because our “smart levels” go much further than astrology. It’ not as simple as that.

Even though we gave Scorpio the first place, and Cancer the last, be aware that astrology is a pseudoscience. In daily life, there’s a good chance that this list will be way off. Everyone can be smart, no matter their sign.

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Final Words

We cerated a whole bunch of similar lists where we compare the signs and their characteristics. Since they’re all meant for amusement and possible curiosity, they’re all listed in our entertainment category. And hey, that’s not just by coincidence. Even though we create our lists very carefully, every person is different and unique in their own way.

For example, when we talk about the luckiest zodiac signs, everyone can be lucky in the end. These lists are all meant to shine a light on astrology from different angles. And, if we may say so, a little entertainment should be ok, right?

We’re all intelligent in our own way, and we’re all able to grow our intelligence if we want to. If you’re interested, join the discussion over at Quora. That’s where people share their opinion on the topic. And, of course, opinions differ. And that’s how it should be.

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