Who among us hasn’t felt extremely unsexy at least once or twice or seven hundred times in their life? On our least sexy-feeling days, when even the sexiest of sexy Beyoncé songs can’t bolster our confidence, we’re left asking ourselves what qualities makes us sexy and unique. Well, my sexy, sexy friends, I come bearing good and sexy news: the sexiness has been inside each of us all long. At least, according to our zodiac signs.
Is astrology the most scientific way to assess ourselves and the world around us? No. However, there isn’t really any scientific way to be sexy either, regardless of how science tries to tell us how to dance sexy or how many studies try to show us what the most beautiful face looks like. (Those studies tend to tell more about scientific racism than actually give us scientific evidence for what is and isn’t sexy.)
The thing about being sexy is that it, like beauty, is most often in the of the beholder. At its core, feeling sexy is most importantly about how you feel. There is also something to be said of the power of psychology and how horoscopes makes us feel as well. Does reading about a positive trait you potentially possess make you feel kind of good, even if it’s not rooted in science? I mean, you’re a human person, right? What human person doesn’t like compliments?
So here, fellow compliment-seeking and sexy human, is the sexiest thing about you, according to your astrological sign.
Aries (March 21st – April 19th): Your Passion Is Sexy
Aries are known for being passionate people, caring about the things they care about with a fierce intensity. Passion is inherently sexy. It’s the name of, like, 85 percent of adult stores. Figuring out how to tap into your passion is key. Start by asking yourself what you naturally are drawn to, whether that be at work, at play, or in relationships.
Taurus (April 20th – May 20th): Your Confidence Is Sexy
Being confident and feeling sexy go hand in hand. For you, Taurus, the two tend to be one in the same. Taurus is known for being stubborn (Its zodiac symbol is literally a bull). Confidence and stubbornness exist on a similar plane, both within the spectrum of being sure of oneself. Of course, you’re not always at peak levels of Taurus-ness. When you’re looking for ways to feel more confident, start by changing your mindset with a mantra. Perhaps, “I radiate confidence” is a natural place to start.
Gemini (May 21st – June 20th): Your Way With Words Is Sexy
Geminis are known for their keen communication skills. Knowing what you want is step one. Knowing how to ask for it is step two, and Geminis have that nailed down. Finding ways to improve your communication skills, like through listening better and reading more, will make any Gemini an unstoppable (and sexy) force to be reckoned with.
Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd) Your Compassion Is Sexy
Caring is sexy. Kindness can be, too. Cancers have a knack for both. Amp up the sexiness in your relationship by tapping into your natural ability to make your partner feel cared about. It’ll pay off too: some studies even suggest compassion is most important quality in a marriage.
Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd): Your Ability To Command A Room Is Sexy
Leos tend to be natural leaders, and there’s no denying that there’s something sexy about exemplifying every meaning of the word “boss.” Finding ways to lead better and with an impact is the secret to unleashing Leo’s full leadership potential.
Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd): Your Work Ethic Is Sexy
Sweet fellow Virgos, we’re often given a hard time for our tendency toward perfectionism. But our dedication can definitely be a turn on. Finding ways to work smarter and harder applies to every aspect of our lives, including our romantic relationships.
Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd): Your Natural Charm Is Sexy
Libra, you can charm the pants off anyone. (And you can take that literally, if you so please.) Being the most charming person in the room can sometimes come with an air of arrogance. However, doing things as simple and subtle as listening intently and smiling can tap into your natural charm in a way that’s attractive rather than off-putting.
Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st): Your Ambition Is Sexy
Drive is perhaps Scorpio’s most well-known trait. There’s also an underlying intensity that really ramps up your ambitious attitude. Finding ways to channel your ambition, by trying new things or putting the time in, can utilize your natural drive in any aspect of your life.
Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st ): Your Sense of Humor Is Sexy
Some may think it cliche to want to find a person who makes you laugh, but that’s only because those people haven’t met a Sagittarius yet. Being funny is sexy, even science says so. One study found that funny people were rated as more attractive by fellow daters.
Capricorn: (December 22nd – January 19th): Your Determination Is Sexy
Capricorns get shit done. That determination is admirable and, you guessed it, very sexy. The key is finding ways to develop that self-discipline in every aspect of your life, from setting goals at work to working to maintain balance in romantic relationships.
Aquarius: (January 20th – February 18th): Your Desire For Justice Is Sexy
Aquarius is known for being drawn to fairness and seeking things that are just and right. Anyone who wants to says people fighting for justice aren’t sexy can swiftly see themselves to a Google image search of Jesse Williams. (He’s an honorary Aquarius for purposes of this listicle.) If you want to get an Aquarius’ level, try reading up on social justice literature to be informed when you strike up a conversation.
Pisces (February 19th – March 20th): Your Intelligence Is Sexy
“Being smart is sexy” sounds like a corny ploy to get you to stay in school, but it’s true. Also, stay in school. Pisces are known for their smarts and, in turn, their sexiness. There are unfortunately studies that suggest many men are threatened by smart women, which may disheartened some heterosexual Pisces women. But to that I say: 1) Of course they are 2) Who cares and 3) They likely weren’t deserving of your smart, sexy self anyway.