When it comes to Western astrology, the zodiac is divided into 12 signs: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
Your zodiac is determined by the position of the sun on your birthday. You want to know what zodiac sign zone with sun was in on the day you were born. This is why it’s also commonly referred to as a star sign.
Each one comes with its own strengths and weaknesses, along with specific traits and general attitude towards people and life.
As you might expect, certain zodiac temperaments lend themselves resulting in kinder people. Here’s each and every zodiac sign, ranked from kindest.
What is a zodiac sign?
Before we dive in, it’s important to understand exactly what it means when talking about your zodiac sign.
They only make up one piece of the puzzle when it comes to astrology.
The zodiac is made up of 12 constellations and signs, which divide the sky into 12 sections. This is why your zodiac is determined by where the sun is in the sky on the day you were born.
These pieces of the cosmos are ruled by the constellation they are affiliated with, but it goes much further than this. The term zodiac, actually stands for ‘animals’. You will find most of the zodiac signs are represented by animals. Most, but not all. Libra, instead, is represented by balance.
Each of these 12 sections are further defined by the elements they are affiliated with, and the planets they are ruled by.
Elements of the zodiac signs
There are four elements that rule the zodiac: fire, earth, air, or water. Each of these is characterized by different strengths and tendencies. This also means that each star sign is affected differently by these elements as well.
- Water: is known as shy, reserved, and sensitive, but also intuitive very in touch with their feelings. They are very empathetic to those around them, and also very nurturing at the same time. The water signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.
- Fire: is known for passion, creativity, competitiveness, and inspiration.
- Earth: is conservative, realistic, and down-to-earth. They tend to be very patient people, who understand the importance of working towards their goals over time. The earth signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.
- Air: is rational, social, and intellectual. People with this sign are naturally friendly, communicative, and analytical. Their curiosity makes them excellent students, and most continue to self-educate long after they’ve completed formal schooling. The air signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
Planets of zodiac
When it comes to the zodiac, each sign also has a ruling planet. Again, each star sign is affected differently dependent on the planet that rules it.
It’s the planet that influences how the sign is expressed, and also gives us those keen insights into the personality traits that are connected to that particular star sign.
“The ruling planet can show you how to fully embody your life with wholeness and purpose,” transformational astrologer Corina Crysler. “Your birth chart can tell you so many different things about your soul’s mission and who you are, but your planet ruler can be used as the starting point of understanding what that means for your journey.”
Which zodiac sign is the kindest?
It’s clear that our personalities are highly influenced by our zodiac signs. It stands to reason that some signs lend themselves to kinder personality traits than others. There are some who are kind in every situation and strive to be so in everything they say and do. There are others who are kind in certain situations.
On the flip side, you will also find signs that are often rude all the time, while there are others that tend to be rude in certain situations.
Here’s each of the zodiac signs ranked from kindest to…not so kind.
Period of birth: 23 September to 23 October
Let’s start with the nicest sign of them all, Libra. They put the effort in to be nice to everyone, all the time. You will find their kindness isn’t dependent on anything, or any situation. It’s simply who they are.
Libras are born peacemakers, and are always the first to spot any discord in relationships, with friends, family, or even strangers, and will act immediately to bring that balance and harmony back and make things right again. This doesn’t always come naturally for Libras, and can be something they have to work towards over time.
But they will never hesitate to put the effort in and go to whatever lengths needed to find the light at the end.
A Libra is also the first person to push their feelings to the side to make others feel better. They are very selfless people, who strive to bring happiness everywhere they go. Of course, you will never find them openly admitting to pushing away their own feelings – everything they do is selfless and without need for reward in return.
As a result, Libras also make great leaders. They are never rude to their team, spending their time building them up and placing trust in them to help them thrive. They ensure there’s always equity in everything they do, which is an aspiring quality to lead with.
The Two Fish
Period of birth: 19 February to 20 March
Heading down the list of the kindest zodiac signs, you will find Pisces. They love being kind to others simply because they feel like they are doing something good for themselves, as well as the other person. Pisceans like to make people feel special and truly promote kindness in the world through their words and actions.
Their end goal is never to be liked more. They come from a genuine place of caring, and just want to help in any situation. As a result, you will find they have extremely generous personalities and are ready to give back in life as much as possible, and share any good fortunes with those around them – friends or strangers.
Pisceans make some of the best friends to have in life. They care about your wellbeing and will always be sure to check in on you and make sure everything is OK. If you’re feeling down, they are right there by your side, doing what they can to make you feel better.
They have a natural ability to simply sit back and listen and be that shoulder you need to cry on in the hard times. They also have a way with words, providing the ultimate comfort when you need to hear it.
Pisces also hate confrontation. They try to avoid it as much as possible, and just don’t see a point in making life harder by bringing negative feelings into it. Put simply, they believe, “you catch more flies with honey than vinegar”. You don’t have to worry about friendship or relationship blowouts when you’re in their company.
Period of birth: 20 April to 20 May
The Taurus personality goes beyond simply doing nice things for other people. While they’re more than happy to hold the door of the lift to wait for people, open car doors and let you go ahead of them when waiting in queues, their kindness extends before thing.
If you’re looking for a loyal friend, then a Taurus should be you go to. They are loyal and committed and would never turn their eye on someone in need.
You can also trust them with your deepest, darkest secret. They aren’t going to slip up or share with anyone – it will stay between the two of you. They’re also a naturally sensitive person and are all too willing to expression their emotions, rather than leave them bottled up.
They are also very patient people. That means it’s hard to get on their bad side, as they are very unlikely to ever lose their queue. Their patience really is limitless and mad isn’t an emotion they express very often. This is what makes them such good company to be around. You never have to watch your words and wonder whether or not you’ve said something to upset them.
It is worth noting they can also be very stubborn when they want to be. Tauruses aren’t always willing to compromise when it comes to friends and family. They like to have things their way and generally believe they are right, which means they aren’t willing to back down. While they don’t seek out confrontation, they also won’t back down from one.
The Water Carrier
Period of birth: 20 January to 18 February
If you catch and Aquarius in one of their rare bad moods, then you’ll be forgiven for thinking they aren’t the nicest people to be around. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. They’re actually really nice people, and if you don’t see it at first, then it’s worth sticking around for a little while.
While they don’t possess the same kindness strengths are the zodiac signs above, they love meeting people and making new friends. It’s when they most feel like their authentic self – and they love learning exactly what makes you…you. They will never hide who they are from you, so you can always be sure that what you see is what you get.
Aquariuses also make great listeners, which means they are a good friend to have in your back pocket for a rainy day. They will never be anything but authentic with you, which means they will also never judge you for what you have being through. It’s simply an ear to lean on just when you need it. They are known for being a loyal and trusted friend.
They also enjoy humanitarian work and trying to make a difference in the world. One famous Aquariuses who exhibited this trait was President Abraham Lincoln. Through his leadership while President of the United States, he was famous for his passing of the 13th Amendment which led to the emancipation of slavery. An aquarian is likely to go above and beyond their civic duty.
Period of birth: 22 November to 21 December
Sagittariuses put a lot of their time and effort into being nice to other people. The last thing they want is to be surrounded by anything (or anyone) who they feel are negative, or simply not positive to be around.
They like to do their own thing in life and don’t tend to get caught up in drama of any kind. If you want to be around them, then you have to make sure you bring the positive vibes with you.
Otherwise, you’ll find they simply don’t have the time of day for you. You have to leave the bad-mouthing, whinging and complaining at the door to get along.
It’s their carefree nature that makes them so pleasant to be around. They truly embody the saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”.
They simply don’t see a reason to be anything but nice. As you might expect, they are very optimistic people, and are always able to shine light on a dark situation.
The perfect friends to be around when you need a little boost in life.
Sagittariuses also want their friends to be happy – as I mentioned, they don’t want to be around people who bring down their mood. This means they are always there for you, and the best person to call at 3am when you need an ear.
It’s quite refreshing to hang out with a Sagittarius…you can’t seem to help a little of this vibe rubbing off on you in the process.
Period of birth: 21 May to 21 June
When it comes to Gemini, you’ll find they can be nice or rude, depending on what mood you happen to catch them in.
They often have a very gentle heart, and are known for being quick witted and being able to win people over within just minutes of meeting them. You will feel comfortable in their presence almost immediately. You won’t be able to help it! Part of this is brought on through their kindness that simply radiates through.
The problem is, they do tend to get bored easily. Don’t take it personally, it’s genuinely not you, it’s them. You can find that kindness turning on you just as abruptly, coming off as rude and inconsiderate once they decide they’re done and ready to move on.
Geminis, as you might expect, are also known for their mood swings. This can be brought on by the boredom mentioned above, or simply thanks to their busy minds. They like to keep all their options open, which means having lots of opportunities on the go.
You never know what side of their personality you’re going to get when you meet a Gemini – it’s mostly up to luck.
When it comes to a social setting, they are also notorious gossips. You want to watch what secrets you let loose with them around. They love being in the know about anything and everything, and are quite OK with passing that gossip on.
On the whole, they are lovely, kind people, but you do have to have your guard up a little when you’re around them.
Period of birth: 22 June to 22 July
Much like our Gemini friends above, Cancerians are also super nice, when they want to be. It’s very mood dependent and you can never be too sure what side of them you’re going to get. As a general rule, they are known for their kind and caring nature and tend to be incredibly nurturing people.
Cancerians are very in touch with their emotions, which fuels their soft-hearted personality – as long as you don’t find yourself on their bad side.
When they get hurt, angry or irritated, they won’t be afraid to let you know and will quite happily (or rather, not so) speak up. It all comes down to their emotions, mentioned earlier, which they have a lot of.
This can lead to them being overly sensitive about certain issues, which will turn them against you and have them dwelling on it for the rest of the day.
On top of this, they are also known for brooding, which will make them extremely moody with you – and it can be hard to win them back.
Their complex emotions can have them jumping from happy to sad in seconds – before you’re even aware you said or did anything. Don’t take it personally.
At the same time, if you do cross them, you can guarantee you’ll see their vindictive nature. When it comes to getting their way, they’ll always start off with kindness and compassion, but are all too willing to resort to manipulative measures if it works in their favour.
Stay on the good side of a Cancerian, and you’ll experience nothing but kindness, compassion and understanding. Just walk on eggshells, as they can get offended all too easily.
Period of birth: 23 July to 22 August
A Leo tends to be as nice as they possible can and do make an effort to please those around them. They very readily show love and affection to others and will treat them the way they wish to be treated, showing immense care and compassion.
The truth is, Leos like to be under the limelight. They love having a good time with others, and they know that this isn’t possible unless they play nice. It doesn’t always come naturally to them, and there is a selfish motive behind it, but they are very harmless – so lap it up!
Of course, you also need to be careful. If you try to take advantage of a Leo, or to pick a fight with one, you’re guaranteed to lose each and every time. They aren’t going to sit back and let you get a rise out of them.
This will take away from the limelight they are seeking and they aren’t going to take it well. While they can be very forgiving people, if you attack them or try and make them look bad, they will let that mean side of theirs lose.
Period of birth: 23 August to 22 September
Virgos are known for their uptight personality, which means they struggle to let go and open up with those around then. It’s no surprise that they can come across as rude as result of this. They pay such close attention to the smaller details, it can detract from the mood around them and cause them to become introverted, and even rude.
They aren’t necessarily trying to be mean, but their inability to let the little things go and just relax can cause the ‘mean’ side of their personality to shine. In order to actually be nice, you need to be able to ignore all the smaller details and to simply settle back and enjoy being in the moment.
This is very hard for Virgos to do, which is why they often come off as quite rude in a social setting.
Virgos also hate confrontation of any kind. You won’t find them jumping into an argument with you just for the sake of it. But that doesn’t mean they are hurting from things you have said or done. Instead of confrontations, they resort to passive-aggressive ways – you may not even notice it unless you’re on the lookout.
If you pay close attention, you will notice the little remarks being flung at you, hoping you’ll eventually get the hint of how they feel.
Of course, this doesn’t mean they can’t be nice. They are also very humble and affectionate people and always try to see the best in others. Virgos appreciate the smallest bit of kindness (as they pay so much attention to those smaller details) and are always ready to help those who need it.
Period of birth: 21 March to 19 April
Aries aren’t necessarily mean people, but if you spend enough time in the presence of one, you will be quick to discover they have a very fiery personality. They aren’t the time to sit twiddling their fingers. They will let lose and won’t hold back on you, after all, if you bottle things up it will only fester beneath the surface and make them extra grumpy all the time.
If there’s one thing you can be sure about, an Aries is never afraid to start the fight. Their goal is simply to clear the air, just so they can get through the rest of their day, without this grey cloud hanging over their head.
They tend to act without thinking beforehand. The old adage, “Think before you speak, look before you leap,” is a helpful reminder to them, as they often get caught up in the moment and act impulsively. This is why it’s so easy to find yourself in a fight with them.
Aries tend to be very away of this personality trait of theirs, but rather than considering themselves mean, they simply see it as assertiveness. They feel there’s no reason to skirt around an issue, just to save someone else’s feelings. Instead, it’s better to get it all out in the open and deal with the consequences later.
If you’re looking for an upfront friend who is going to tell you as it is, then an Aries is your go to. They won’t have a problem giving their opinion. At the same time, they are also full of energy and very spontaneous, so can be a lot of fun to be around!
Period of birth: 22 December to 19 January
When it comes to meeting a Capricorn, chances are they’ll show their mean streak. They tend to be mean more often than they’re not. The way they go about it can be very confusing. Rather than voicing their opinion loudly, they flip from hot to cold, which is even worse.
If a Capricorn is suddenly very aloof, it’s most likely they’re giving you the cold shoulder for something you’ve done along the way. They won’t be subtle about it. They will block you out of conversations, block you on Facebook and won’t reply to any messages.
They can just as quickly flip and turn fiery against you. All the coldness melts away and is replaced with rage and revenge. They will change tactics and try their hand at getting you back, just for the purpose of making you feel awful. It’s said that Capricorns tend to age backwards, which explains a lot of this childish behaviour.
They are also known for being hardworking visionaries, holding a unique balance of confidence and humility. They tend to be very selective about the people they open up to and let into their lives. They’re busy people, constantly striving for success.
This is why they don’t sugar-coat anything. If they have a problem, you will know about it.
Period of birth: 24 October to 21 November
And now we have reached the bottom of the list. The zodiac sign that is known for being the least kind of them all. They aren’t afraid to speak up and let you know when they aren’t happy with something you have said or done, and are the first to turn a cold shoulder and ignore you. You want to be wary around this one.
If you’re wanting to get back on the good side of a Scorpio, you need to practically get on your hands and knees and beg with all your might. Often, it will take them to calm down to eventually come around, but begging can help this process.
There’s a storm that comes with their anger, so try and sidestep it if you can. They have an attitude that they aren’t afraid to show in full force.
They show a lot of passion, which is where this mean streak of theirs come from. They think they know best and don’t like to compromise – you can’t easily convince them to see your point of view.
On a good note, Scorpios are also extremely loyal. If they are committed to you, they will stick to it. While their trust can be hard to earn, once you do, you become part of their inner circle.
Which star sign are you?
It’s no secret that our personality is highly influence by our zodiac sign, and knowing what type you belong to can help you better understand your triggers and how you get along with others. Of course, these generalisations don’t apply to everyone.
If you fall into one of the ‘less’ kind categories, know that there’s always room for improvement. Focus on the positive traits of your zodiac sign and see if you can give them more light of day to tip the balance.
Just because your personality traits lend you to be a particular way, doesn’t mean you have to fit that mould. Not all Libras are going to be the kindest people you’ve ever met. At the same time, not all Scorpions are going to naturally show mean traits. But it does help to understand those around you even better.
Understanding the zodiac signs
Understanding zodiac signs and knowing which signs lend themselves to being kind is a useful tool when it comes to dealing with others in your life.
It’s a hue advantage to have this increased understanding of the personalities of those around you, to know where they are coming from with their words and actions.
At the same time, it helps you to understand who you need to tiptoe around to avoid getting on their bad side and who is likely to make a really good friend in times of need.
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