When you think of hitting the open road without a schedule, saying yes to whatever spontaneous adventures arise, and checking all your worries at the door, how does it make you feel? For some of us, the thought of foregoing a basic itinerary and leaving our experiences up to chance makes us shudder. But if you’re one of the most free-spirited signs of the zodiac, this freedom-filled scenario may simply sound like your everyday life.
While some people are naturally more free-spirited and whimsical than others, there are some cosmic indicators to look toward when it comes to explaining the astrology of someone’s excitement-seeking nature. Firstly, it can be helpful to look at the modalities in astrology and figure out which is most dominant in your birth chart. Mutable zodiac signs tend to be more go-with-the-flow, open-minded, and can adapt more easily to change than some other signs. Additionally, anyone who has a lot of the element of fire present in their chart may be more likely to act impulsively on their passions like a true free spirit, since fire signs are all about energy, freedom, and taking action. There are always exceptions, but these placements can certainly be an astrological hint at someone’s free-spirited side.
Obviously it takes more than being born on a certain day to make you a bonafide free spirit, but if you’re one of the most free-spirited zodiac signs, then you probably have more of an adventurous streak in you than most. Read on to find out if you’re one of them.
Aries Zodiac Signs (March 21 - April 19)
Aries is the only sign on this list who isn’t one of the mutable zodiac signs, but their fiery and bold energy most definitely earns them a place in the free-spirited category. Ruled by Mars, the planet of action and passion, these high-energy fire signs are independent leaders who love to blaze new trails and charge forward on their impulses. While they don’t always think things through before moving forward, that’s all part of the thrill for an Aries — so even when these free spirits get into trouble, they aren’t afraid to stand up for themselves.
Gemini Zodiac Signs (May 21 - June 20)
Curious and quick-thinking Gemini is one of the most open-minded signs of the zodiac. But there’s more to being free-spirited than just keeping an open mind — that’s why it’s this intellectual air sign’s flexible and changeable nature that solidifies their status as free spirits. Geminis love to learn new things and follow whatever mental rabbit hole they find themselves led toward, and they rarely feel the need to stick to a plan (even if it’s one they made themselves). They’re perfectly happy making things up as they go along and going with the flow.
Sagittarius Zodiac Signs (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Sagittarius are the quintessential free spirits of the zodiac, and virtually no one can rival this sign’s thirst for adventure and hunger for excitement. As the mutable fire sign of the group, Sagittarius is brazenly unafraid to take a risk, and they’re constantly seeking to broaden their horizons with new experiences. Just like their symbol, the archer, these open-minded and knowledge-seeking souls are always shooting for the stars. No one can stop a Sag from trying new things and optimistically trusting in all of life’s wondrous possibilities.
Pisces Zodiac Signs (Feb. 19 - March 20)
As the singular sign represented by the symbol of the fish (animals who spend their days swimming through the vast expanse of the endless ocean), you can bet that Pisces are going to be some seriously free spirits. For this mutable water sign, time is just a construct and plans are just a potential guideline. These easygoing swimmers are often focusing their energy inward, loose in the world of their emotions, which makes them exceedingly go-with-the-flow and open to whatever experiences lie ahead of them. While they may not express themselves with as much zeal and outward energy as some of the other signs on this list, Pisces are still as happy-go-lucky and free spirited as they come.