The Zodiac Signs That Are Always Working Harder Than Everyone Else

It seems some zodiac signs came here to experience life as a party or as a sweet stroll through the park, while others arrived on earth ready to make things happen –- and won't stop until their dreams are manifested. A strong work ethic might be a learned trait, but according to astrologers, the stars are also a bit of an influencer (via BestLife).

Whether you believe in nature or nurture, those you know to be driven, competitive, and highly productive most likely have some prominent earth placements in their birth chart. "The earth element is the most tangible and steady of all the 12 signs, giving them fortitude and staying power when it comes to work," Desiree Roby Antila, an astrologer and author of Sun Signs in Love, told Bustle. "They also rule the three houses that are in regard to work." But earth signs aren't the only hard-working ones out there. In fact, when it comes to headstrong leaders and visionaries looking to change the world, there are also a couple of not-so-earthy signs which have also truly earned their spot on the list. Let's take a deeper dive into the zodiac signs that are always working harder than the rest. 

Successful Capricorn

You likely saw this one coming. Capricorns are known to be the fathers of the zodiac, taking care of business and striving to ensure all flows in an orderly fashion. Capricorns embody success and love money like no other zodiac sign. They take on leadership roles naturally with their grounded sensibility. "Masters of self-discipline, the level-headed sea goat infuses strict, paternal energy into everything they do," said Charlotte Kirsten, founder of the astrology blog Typically Topical (via BestLife).

Capricorn doesn't expect anything to be handed to them. They understand the value of hard work and aren't bothered by distractions. These stable, earthy signs have their feet firmly planted on the ground. "The steely sea goat takes the cake, seeing that they rule the 10th house of career, goals, success, achievements, and public image," Desiree Roby Antila, an astrologer and author of Sun Signs in Love, told Bustle. "Their planetary ruler Saturn blesses them with longevity and staying power. The perfect combination for the hardest-working sign."

Perfectionist Virgo

Virgos, known as the perfectionists of the zodiac wheel, are highly detail-oriented and love a job well done. They have a tendency to micro-manage, and if you have a garage or pantry in need of organizing, they're your number one lifeline. "Virgo rules the sixth house of routine, organization, and daily tasks. Virgos love to have a job and are often work-obsessed," Desiree Roby Antila, an astrologer and author of Sun Signs in Love, told Bustle. "Their mutable modality makes them wonderful communicators while their earth element makes them dependable in regard to work."

Virgos are the puppeteers who you don't know are there, orchestrating a well-oiled machine from behind the curtain. They are the reason the show is running smoothly, but they don't ask for any of the recognition. Virgos tend to be humble in their industriousness. They don't need to be better than anyone, they just want to see the world function in a pragmatic way (via BestLife).

Driven Aries

As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries has a natural-born drive to continue to be first in everything they try. They are ambitious, competitive, and fearless. Their 'leap before you look' attitude may cause them to stumble, but unlike some of the more cautious and worried placements (ahem, earth signs), Aries knows just how to fall without getting hurt. They make for great entrepreneurs, athletes, doctors, firefighters, and surgeons (via Metropolitan Girls). If they're called to take action, it would go against every grain within them to not answer.

Aries often find themselves in positions of leadership and power. And because they also tend to be exceedingly loyal, they'll bring their closest up to the top with them. "These audacious rams thrive on opportunity and will take anything that even inches them closer to achieving their dreams and ambition," said Charlotte Kirsten, founder of the astrology blog Typically Topical (via BestLife).

Individual Aquarius

Aquarius are forward-thinking individualists who see all the possibilities of a more innovative tomorrow right at their feet. Progress is their motto. These intellectual air signs are ready to make real change happen for all, and it's this visionary thinking that makes them one of the hardest working signs. Aquarius will show up first to protest in defense of the environment or for equality. They're activists, and it's their idealism that makes them so effective at what they do (via Cafe Astrology).

As fixed signs, they can also be extremely stubborn –- which serves as an advantageous characteristic when you set out to accomplish something big. "Aquarians can be very free-spirited, but they also have a type-A side that comes from the fixity of their chart," the Astrotwins told Mind Body Green. And it's that hyperfocus that can really propel Aquarius into large positions in life, not by chance, but by hard, focused work.