Being independent is a trait that we all possess in certain ways. Some of us have more independence than others, and we display it in different ways. Independence allows us to make our own decisions, move forward in our lives, grow, and survive in the world. When it comes to the connection between our varying levels of independence and our zodiac sign, there’s more to it than meets the eye.
Here are a few of the ways that your zodiac sign can influence how independent you are:
- The Cardinal Signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn are initiators. They start the seasons and are often the bringers of change. These signs are often the ones who get things going; they start projects, move relationships forward, and provide the catalyst many of us need in order to actually get things done in life. Aries are highly independent as the head of the zodiac, while Libras take the lead when their lives or relationships are out of balance.
- Cancer signs are independent and want to stand out from everyone else, while Capricorns maintain their independence by going after their goals.
- The Mutable Signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces frequently try new things and independently push through their personal and professional boundaries. They aren’t afraid to shake things up and are often associated with being restless trail blazers.
- Geminis are explorers and Virgos are self-starters who get things going. Sagittarius signs are freedom-seekers and need to feel like they are independent, while Pisces signs often act out their independence when they find themselves in negative situations.
- The Fixed Signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius build their independence atop a strong foundation. These signs are known to push themselves both literally and figuratively- up mountains and up the corporate ladder.
- Leos remain stoic in their independence, relying on themselves and their own strengths to accomplish their goals. Aquarius signs use their independence to think outside the box, while Scorpios cover new ground with their independent sides. Taurus signs know they can make it on their own, no matter the circumstances.
Of course, our sign isn’t the only thing influencing our independent sides. How we were raised, where we were raised, and the skills we have all contribute to how we act out our independence. No matter what your signs or experiences have been, we are all independent, powerful, and whole unto ourselves.