The Zodiac Signs That Boast The Most Independent Energy

Each zodiac sign is unique unto itself. While earth, water, air, and fire signs all share a common thread, on an individual level each sign is known for its particular traits. For example, Leos are notoriously known for needing to be the center of attention. They tend to put a little too much energy into firmly believing they're some sort of celebrity, according to Allure.


Leos aside, because each zodiac sign does embody its own individuality, there are some signs that make the rest of the signs look clingy AF when it comes to independence and having a strong sense of self. "Having a well-developed sense of self is hugely beneficial in helping us make choices in life," licensed professional counselor Erika Myers tells Healthline. "From something as small as favorite foods to larger concerns like personal values, knowing what comes from our own self versus what comes from others allows us to live authentically."

Being independent can be a great attribute when it comes to getting through life. These are the signs that give off the most independent energy.


Known for their work ethic and being the ones to have been voted the most likely to have a proper savings account by the age of 25, Capricorns (December 22 to January 19) are also fiercely independent. So much so that many of them not only work from home but are usually their own bosses too, because they just can't handle someone above them telling them what to do and how to do it (via YourTango). "Ruled by Saturn, Capricorns are ambitious and determined initiators," Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer at and, tells Women's Health.


Capricorns' need for independence often spills over into their personal life too, making them appear a bit cold and unapproachable, according to Cosmopolitan. But the reality is that Capricorns are drawn to people who will see past the serious way they present themselves and put forth the effort to gain their attention and affection. If their independent energy acts like a wall around them, their ideal partners will be able to break it down to get closer to them. 


Of the most independent signs in the zodiac, Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21) is the adventurer who prefers to dive into uncharted waters alone (via List23). Always up to expand their horizons, Sagittarius signs crave new countries, new people, and new experiences. Is it risky? Sign them up. They'll swim with sharks any day of the week. Is it fast-paced? They're in. And the free spirits will do it all with a smile on their face. "Sagittarius points out silver linings, finds the humor in most everything, and erupts into the best, most infectious laugh in the zodiac," astrologer Kathy Biehl tells Insider


The catch is they prefer not to be pinned down, according to Bustle. They value their freedom above all, so codependent relationships or restrictive lifestyles are exactly what Sagittarians don't want. Be sure to give them their space — and lots of it — in order for them to thrive.


Aries signs (March 21 to April 19) also boast some major independent energy — because being stubborn and competitive isn't enough. Marking the beginning of the zodiac, Aries signs have a take-charge sense of enthusiasm that keeps them on the move and an impulsive nature that may have them taking off to Marrakech at the last minute (via Elite Daily). Their inherent need to control their own destiny is what makes them so independent. According to Co-Star Astrology, "it's not that they need to be in charge, they just don't trust anybody else's ability to steer their life."


Their independent energy is also present in how they interact with people. For example, Co-Star Astrology reports conflict is not an issue for Aries. After they state their mind — usually reacting out of emotion, rather than clear-headedness — they're fine to fearlessly go off into the world on their own with zero regrets. And although this fearlessness can sometimes end badly for them, it is also considered one of their best qualities.


But when it comes to the most independent sign, no one can outdo Aquarius (January 20 to February 18). Sure, they are laidback and can easily get along with most people, but they're also known as the rebel of the zodiac, according to Bustle. Why? Because they pride themselves on being extremely unique and are not willing to be put into any of society's boxes.


This mentality extends into how they handle relationships, too. For Aquarians, it's not only important to them that they have freedom in a relationship, but they also don't want to hold their partner back either (via Women's Health). This isn't to say Aquarius signs are incapable of love; they just love and want to be loved on their own terms.

Zodiac signs that boast the most independent energy can make for great friends and, if you're down to be in a relationship with such a free spirit, great partners too. You just need to be aware that they will need alone time to truly flourish. If you can accept that, then being with an independent sign is definitely for you.