Astrology can give us cosmic insight when it comes to our strengths, weaknesses, and lives in general — especially if you get into the nitty-gritty details of your astrological birth chart. But can it help us figure out which zodiac signs are the most caring? Obviously the intricacies of our personalities are a result of much more than a birthdate alone, but the stars can reflect our traits and tendencies, including our capacity to be caring. While there are many astrological indicators that can point to someone having a warm and kindhearted soul, one helpful place to look is at the moon sign in astrology. The moon is the maternal planet of nurturing, care, safety, and emotions, so having a well-aspected moon in your birth chart or having the moon as your zodiac chart ruler can heighten your sensitivity and concern for others.
It’s also important to note that all zodiac signs have the capacity to be caring but may show their warm-heartedness in different ways. For instance, some signs show they care by being there for friends during tough times and showing up emotionally. Meanwhile, other zodiac signs show generosity by doing people helpful favors or fulfilling their tangible needs. Kindness comes in many packages, but some zodiac signs have an easier time showing their nurturing side.
The world can always benefit from more kindness, so check out the most caring zodiac signs and show them a lil’ gratitude next time they do something sweet.
Cancer Zodiac Signs (June 21 - July 22)
Cancers are ruled by the moon in astrology, which is the most maternal and emotionally-attuned of all the planets. So it makes sense that Cancers are one of the most caring, warm, and sympathetic signs of the bunch. These water signs excel at being nurturing, affectionate, and empathetic toward others, and they excel at making people feel safe and well taken care of. Cancers are especially sensitive to people’s feelings, so they’re able to show their care and kindness through emotional connections.
Virgo Zodiac Signs (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Virgos aren’t mushy or lovey-dovey, but this service-oriented earth sign cares deeply about helping others and are one of the most altruistic and caring signs of the zodiac. Virgos are always willing to do thoughtful favors for anyone from loved ones to strangers. Since they’re ruled by mental planet Mercury, they’re also one of the most attentive and observant signs of the zodiac — which is part of why they’re so naturally considerate of other people’s needs.
Libra Zodiac Signs (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Libras are known for being flirty social butterflies who like to keep the peace, but they’re more than just diplomatic party hosts. Represented by the symbol of the scales, this air sign is deeply committed to matters of justice — so they’ll always go out of their way to ensure that people are being treated fairly and given an equitable chance. They’re also naturally kind and understanding of differing points of views, which enables them to bring a reassuring sense of harmony to interpersonal relationships.
Aquarius Zodiac Signs (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Aquarians have a reputation for being aloof and emotionally detached, but these thoughtful air signs are actually deeply caring in their own unique way. Aquarius is the sign that rules groups and communities, so their care and sensitivity is usually directed toward matters of the collective rather than shown interpersonally. They are deeply devoted to humanitarianism and social justice, and are always championing important causes that put their altruism on display.
Pisces Zodiac Signs (Feb. 19 - March 20)
Pisces are one of the sweetest and most idealistic signs of the zodiac, so being caring toward others comes easily and naturally to them. This water sign feels emotions deeply (their own and other peoples’) — and they’ll go to great lengths to make kind-hearted and genuine spiritual connections with others. However, these sensitive cosmic fish can sometimes be caring to a fault. If you’re a Pisces, beware of being so accommodating to others that you forget to maintain the boundaries necessary to protect your energy.