How To Guess Someone’s Zodiac Sign

Posted on July 03, 2018
Updated on November 03, 2020

If you want to learn how to guess someone’s zodiac sign, you’ve come to the right article! It’s a lot of fun and can inspire your friends to get into astrology. We truly believe astrology is a vehicle that we can use to unlock our potential. When you know the signs, you’ll be able to show your wizardry and also possibly open up someone’s hope and creativity that could inevitably change their lives!

Informed guessing is a learned skill. I remember the first time I sat down in front of a clairvoyant astrologer and the first thing she noticed was that I was a Cancer. I was blown away and never forgot it!

Later I learned that once astrology is weaved into our daily lives, it becomes a part of how we perceive the world. Guessing someone’s sign is actually pretty easy with some time and practice! With a mix of intuition development, astrological knowledge, and practice, you’ll be able to pick up this fun technique!

Just talking to people about their signs on a regular basis will help you familiarize yourself with how the signs are displayed in personalities. Here are some more tips to get you started…

Spot Their Element

First, you can intuitively start to pick up on the person’s dominant element to narrow down your search.

  • An Air sign will show intellectual, talkative, curious, scatterbrained, or analytical tendencies.
  • A Water sign will display traits like sensitivity, indecision, and intuition.
  • The Fire signs will usually be passionate, creative, enthusiastic, or temperamental.
  • The Earth signs are practical, think long-term, and appear grounded.

Use your intuition in this. Notice how fast or slow the person moves and see which element comes to mind immediately. Intuition is all about relaxing and letting information come to you, not about figuring it out by over-analyzing and over-thinking.

Use Intuition To Feel What Stands Out

Once you get a feel for their element, see what traits come to mind when you think of them to narrow down their sign even more. You’ll need to know the signs to guess them of course, so here are the basic traits that stand out in each sign. If you’re familiar with the traits of each sign, you can intuitively ask yourself what sign comes to mind and you’ll usually be able to narrow it down to at least 2 or 3 possibilities.

Using your intuition means you don’t think. You just relax your body and see what pops into your mind. You’ll probably find that your first impression is the most accurate because you often second guess yourself when you don’t fully trust your intuition.

Aquarius - They are humanitarian and always thinking of the big picture. Revolutionaries.

Pisces - Creative and intuitive without much ability to commit or stick to a plan.

Aries - Focused on their career and ambitions. Known to be blunt.

Taurus - Very practical and persistent. Often focused on the five senses.

Gemini - Talkative and playful. Has trouble doing the same thing every day.

Cancer - Nurturing, focussed on the home and family. Can be very sensitive.

Leo - The life of the party who likes attention. They are outgoing and sometimes arrogant.

Virgo - Is known to pay attention to details. Hyper-organized and a perfectionist with a plan.

Libra - Charming, cooperative, and loving. Loves to be social and will always debate.

Scorpio - Likes to investigate and think deeply. Has strong sexual energy.

Sagittarius - Mystical, adventurous, and philosophically evolved.

Capricorn - The hardest working sign, known to value financial stability and be able to stick to plans.

Body Types

Fire signs have strong features and builds, while Air signs are generally thin or lanky. Earth signs commonly carry more weight or are big boned. Sometimes they may be born with a different or neutral body type, but their lifestyle (dictated by their personality) shows itself in the way they take care of themselves.

Are they meticulously dressed? Dressed to impress? Have they neglected to give their hair a comb in the last month? All of these are indicators. For example, a Scorpio is known to have wild hair and a Leo has a mane of thick hair. A Virgo would hate to be disheveled and a Pisces is lucky if they remember to match, just as a Libra dresses to the beat of their own drum.

A Cancer, as a creature of comfort, will wear comfortable shoes over showy heels. Are you starting to see how these traits can show up in the little details that reveal a person’s core personality? Capricorns, Leos, and Aries are often muscular because they have a lot of energy and push themselves. Leos also like looking good! A Taurus does as well, yet they have less energy, so they may be more into makeup!

Concluding Thoughts…

You’ll notice there are ways that certain signs walk, talk and move. This is more subtle but it’s there. Often you can look at a person’s build and know what element is dominant in their chart, and, combine that with the way they speak, walk, and move, you’ll get a lot of information. Earth signs speak slow and measured. Air signs talk a lot and switch topics. Water signs speak from their emotions and Fire signs are bold and passionate.

The tricky part about guessing someone’s sign is that we have complex charts, so it will never be an exact science. However, it’s something you can work on, and it will build your intuition as well. Think about how the 5 people closest to you embody the element of their sign and how obvious the characteristics of their sign are.

Practice by guessing some of the signs of the people you know really well first, and then you can move on to guessing the signs of people you’ve just met! If you make astrology a common topic of conversation in your daily life, you will get better at it, hands down! Just as we become more knowledgeable in any of our hobbies over time, keep at it and you’ll improve.

Related Article: What’s Your Zodiac Sign Theme Song?

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Shannon Yrizarry has taught metaphysical subjects since 2013 including the deeply esoteric lineage of kundalini yoga. She has worked as a healer, clairvoyant and card reader and… Learn More About The Author »

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