What Are The Most Common Zodiac Signs?

The basics of astrology have existed and remained mostly unchanged since as early as the sixth century B.C. While the practice began as an exclusive advantage for high-profile political leaders and the wealthy elite, it quickly trickled down to ordinary men and women looking to get a glimpse into their futures (via History World). While predicative astrology is certainly still practiced, most modern subscribers are more interested in using the stars to get a better understanding of their own inner workings as well as those of their loved ones or potential romantic partners.

Have you ever wondered how common your sun sign is? Does it seem like every other person you meet is a roaring Leo, a mysterious Scorpio, or an aloof Aquarius? It can be difficult to know if you're encountering certain sun signs because those are the ones astrologically drawn to you or because they're truly more common, as detailed by MSN. Here's what you need to about which signs people are most commonly born under. 

The most common sun sign

According to data reported and visualized by The Daily Viz, the most common birthdate in America is September 9. Those born between August 23 and September 22 fall under the sun sign of Virgo, making it the most common sun sign for Americans. In order to understand how this may affect the personality traits you're most likely to encounter out in the world, you first have to get familiar with the classic Virgo profile.

Virgo is an earth sign ruled by Mercury and represented by the virgin. Those born under it are said to have a preoccupation with loyalty, duty, practicality, organization, and hard work. They can tend toward shyness but still manage to thrive through all forms of communication. They seek out the good in others and can become susceptible to escapist behavior like substance abuse and detachment from society if they feel they've been burned too many times (via Zodiac Sign). 

Runners up

September isn't the only month with a disproportionately high number of American births, according to Insider. The entire summer is a hot spot for babies being born across the country each year, likely as a result of the cold weather that keeps most of the country indoors all winter and the prevalence of festive holiday drinking. This means that next to Virgo, Cancer and Leo are the most common sun signs in the United States.

Cancer, the moon-ruled crab, may be the most sensitive of all sun signs. Individuals born after June 22 and before July 23 have strong ties to home and water. This is your friend who balks at an invite to hit the club at nine o'clock in the evening because that's their nightly Netflix and bubble bath time. These creative types are deeply empathetic and loyal. The flip side to that, however, is jealousy, moodiness, and pessimism (via Zodiac Sign).

Leo, the fiery lion, ruled by the sun itself, is all about courage, confidence, cheer, humor, and generosity under ideal conditions. When life's conditions are not ideal, however, people born between July 23 and August 22 can lean toward the loud, dramatic, vain, and arrogant (via Zodiac Sign). Sound like any of your recent Tinder dates?