The 4 Bravest Zodiac Signs, According To Astrologers

Gutsy is an understatement.

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If you’re the type of person who diligently checks their horoscope or delves into other people’s birth charts, then you’re certainly aware of how astrology can offer us celestial insight into our personal characteristics and motivations. Your astrological profile is a great tool to understand why you’re either on the sensitive side or veer more toward being tenacious and bold. If you’ve ever wondered why you’re always down to go out there and confront adversity rather than step back and hope for the best, then you might not need to look further than your own birth chart. In fact, if the stars could speak, they’d probably tell you that you’re one of the bravest zodiac signs.

Since your sun sign represents your core identity, it’s a great way to tell whether you’re the bold type. “Your sun sign is the part of your personality that spends the most time in the spotlight,” Lauren Ash, an astrologer, tells Bustle. “While your chart is made up of a variety of placements, your sun sign signifies what your heart wants most in this lifetime.”

According to Ash, the key to determining your astrological bravery is identifying the modality and element your sun sign is in. For example, if your sun sign falls under a fixed modality, meaning it’s middle zodiac sign of a given season, you don’t falter in confrontation or conflict, allowing you to stand your ground even in difficult moments. “The elements and modalities of the signs indicate how they approach challenges in life as well as how their overall energy operates,” explains Ash.

If you want to dig deeper, another way of determining whether you’re one of the bravest of the bunch is by looking at your Mars placement. Mars is the planet of determination and courage, so it can indicate how you hold down the fort in the face of fear. “Mars is key for indicating strength, which can indicate someone with the fortitude, passion, and grit to achieve their goals. The house of your Mars really shows where you are driven to succeed and take action, and the sign of your Mars shows how you take that action,” Ash says. Knowing the traits of your Mars sign can help you understand your aggression and impulses. For instance, if your Mars sign is stationed in a bold fire sign on your chart, you likely have a gutsy edge to you and you don’t let any doubts scare you from meeting your goals. “Fire signs have the easiest expression of boldness in their energy,” explains Ash.

Do you wear your fearlessness like a badge of honor and revel in the thrill of it all? If so, you’re probably one of the most brave zodiac signs. Read on to reveal the most courageous of the bunch.

Aries Zodiac Signs (March 21-April 19)

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No guts, no glory may be your power mantra, Aries. You’re ruled by courageous Mars itself, so it’s no wonder why you proudly flaunt your fearless attitude (and rightfully so!). It’s not in your nature to back down, even during an intense upheaval. Not only are you a daring fire sign, but in mythology, you’re also represented by the Greek god of war, Ares — so you have no problem being at the frontlines of any conflict. What’s more, you’re also a trendsetting cardinal sign, which means you have the tenacity to take initiative and lead the way in all of your endeavors.

“Aries is the first sign of the western astrological wheel, meaning they have no fear when it comes to trying new things or putting themselves out there. They’re leaders naturally who face the unknown fearlessly, ready to take on whatever challenges arise,” Ellen Bowles, an astrologist and co-author of Astrology SOS, tells Bustle. “Daring and bold, you willingly take risks because let’s face it, you love the thrill.”

Leo Zodiac Signs (July 23-Aug. 22)

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Leo, there’s a reason why you’re represented by the valiant lion: you’re able to remain confident and heroic even in the threat of danger thanks to your trademark self-assuredness. You’re ruled by the sun, after all, and having the sense of self-value and importance allows you to see the value of protecting others and take any curveball or conflict in stride. Since you’re a fixed sign, you can easily stand up to injustice and stand your ground during a quarrel. Your prowess combined with a sympathetic heart, thanks to your fifth house ruler of love and pleasure, makes for the perfect cocktail of courage and compassion.

“Because the sun is orbited by all other planets, Leos have a strong and unshakable self-knowing,” says Bowles. “No matter what they are up against, Leo's natural self-confidence makes them brave enough to take chances and land on their feet effortlessly.” Rain or shine, you have the tenacity to move forward with grit and grace.

Scorpio Zodiac Signs (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

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There’s not much that scares you, Scorpio. You’re into the occult and good old-fashioned horror, thanks to your modern ruling planet, Pluto, which is all about mysticism and the dark side of life. But more than your interest in all things spooky, your ability to confront your emotions and speak what’s on your heart — you’re the fixed water sign, after all — is what cements your brave status. Being able to follow your emotions despite how hard it is for you to be vulnerable is an act of profound courage.

“Scorpios naturally understand that nothing is permanent in this world and everything is always shifting. They’re willing to take risks without a second thought, especially if it helps their growth,” says Bowles. You refuse to let fear stop you from enjoying life while you have it, and that’s what makes your courage unwavering.

Aquarius Zodiac Signs (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

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Aquarius, you know a thing or two about bravery. In modern astrology, you’re ruled by the disruptive planet Uranus, which governs shock and unpredictability, so you’re able to embrace life’s uncertainties with open arms. Being the humanitarian of the zodiac, you also see it as your duty to protect society, so you don’t shy away from taking charge and standing up for your community. As a fixed air sign, you easily take the unconventional road less traveled in order to reach your goals — and disregarding what others think takes a courageous heart.

“This air sign marches to the beat of their own drum, not prioritizing what other people think of them. Their bravery is based on their willingness to go against the grain and rebel against what’s acceptable or the norm,” says Bowles.

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