The Rarest Zodiac Signs Ranked Based On Data

The Rarest Zodiac Signs Ranked Based On Data

Today we rank the zodiac signs from least rare to rarest using US Government birth data from 1994 to 2014. In this time period, there were 86 million people born. Within this time, some trends suggest some signs are much rarer than others.

From the passionate Aries to the pragmatic Capricorn, each of the twelve zodiac signs has its own unique traits. While some signs are pretty common and easy to find, others are rare and often overlooked.

The rarest sign not only has five out of six of the rarest days for birth dates, but it also has the shortest astrological window compared to the other signs.

Remember, we are all rare and special in our own way, regardless of our zodiac signs. So take a moment to appreciate your unique qualities.

So, without further ado, let’s rank the zodiac signs from least rare to rarest.

Least rare to rarest zodiac signs

12. Cancer: 9.01%

At the bottom of our list comes Cancers, who we found to be the least rare zodiac sign. 9.01% of all births in the US from 1994 to 2014 were Cancers, making it the most common zodiac sign. This is partly due to Cancer having the longest zodiac season, from June 21 to July 22, giving it a day more than the other zodiac signs. While the fourth least popular birth date falls within the Cancer season, the consistently high birth rate of the other days more than makes up for it.

Studies show more babies are born during the summer months than at any other time of year, so it makes sense that we’d see more people born within Cancer’s emotional territory.  Cancer is a very caring sign known for its sensitivity, which can make them unique in some ways. Their introspective nature and deep understanding of emotions can make them the rock of any group.

11. Virgo: 8.95%

Virgos are the second least rare zodiac sign, representing 8.95% of births in the US. Astoundingly, nine of the top 10 most common birth dates fall with Virgo season – a remarkable feat. Virgo babies are conceived during the cold month of December when we’re cuddled up with our partners celebrating the holidays. So you can see why Virgos are so popular.

Another theory for September being such a popular birth month is that parents are keen for their children to be the oldest in the school year to give them the advantage. As a Virgo baby myself, this is precisely what my parents tried to do. However, I was two weeks early, so I was born in late August, making me the youngest in the school year. Virgo would be in the top spot if Cancer didn’t have an extra day in its season.

10. Leo: 8.88%

The third least rare zodiac sign is Leo, which represents 8.88% of births in the US between 1994 and 2014. The three least rare zodiac signs all fall in three consecutive zodiac seasons.

Leos are known for their fiery passion and ambition, often living life to its fullest extent. They are natural-born leaders who aren’t afraid to take charge of any situation. Leos are also incredibly loyal friends and family members, always ready to provide support when needed. This combination of leadership skills and loyalty makes them rare, as few people can combine these two qualities in such a way.

9. Gemini: 8.48%

Geminis are the fourth least rare zodiac sign, making up 8.48% of births in the US between 1994 and 2014. The difference in rarity between Gemini and Leo is 5%, the most significant difference between any two rankings next to each other.

Geminis are highly adaptable and able to move through any situation with ease. They are also incredibly curious people who love to explore the world around them, often finding new ways and perspectives to look at things. Geminis have a knack for communication and can talk their way out of any difficulty without breaking a sweat. This combination of qualities makes Geminis quite rare, as very few people can remain so composed whilst still finding new ways to look at the world.

8. Libra: 8.41%

The eighth rarest zodiac sign is Libra, accounting for 8.41% of births between 1994 and 2014 in the US. People born from September 23 to October 22 are Libra individuals.

Libras are known for their charm and intelligence, often captivating a room with just their presence. They tend to be people-pleasers by nature and strive to be fair to everyone around them. Libras are also very diplomatic and able to find creative solutions when it comes to problem-solving. Whilst they aren’t very rare, this combination of intelligence, charm, and diplomacy makes them unique and valued members of any group.

7. Taurus: 8.33%

Taurus is the seventh rarest zodiac sign, making up 8.33% of births in the US between 1994 and 2014. People born between April 20 and May 20 are Taurus individuals.

Taureans are dependable, reliable people who keep their word and can be trusted to fulfill any promise they make. They also tend to be quite headstrong, refusing to budge once they’ve made up their minds. They are strong-willed and determined people who don’t give up easily. This makes them rare, as not many people have the resilience and drive that Taureans possess. Additionally, Taureans are very loyal friends who can always be counted on for support and encouragement.

6. Scorpio: 8.19%

Scorpio is the sixth rarest zodiac sign, representing 8.19% of births in the US between 1994 and 2014. Scorpios are born between October 23 and November 21.

People born under the Scorpio sign have a mysterious, alluring energy that can draw people to them like moths to a flame. They tend to be passionate, intense, and incredibly loyal people who never give up on their dreams. Scorpios are often seen as mysterious and complex individuals who are difficult to get to know. They are highly intuitive people who can often see through the façade of others. This makes them both rare and intriguing, as few people have the ability to see beyond what’s on the surface.

5. Pisces: 8.13%

With 8.13% of the US population born between February 19 and March 20, Pisces takes fifth place for the rarest zodiac sign. Pisces is unique in that every four years, there is an extra day added to the astrological calendar, creating an extra Pisces season day. That’s February 29, also known as Leap Year, of course!

Pisces are known for their kind, gentle and compassionate nature. They are very creative individuals who often need a quiet place to escape to explore their imagination’s depths. People born under this sign tend to be sensitive souls and highly intuitive, able to pick up on things quicker than others. Pisceans often deeply understand the world around them, making them unique and rare.

4. Sagittarius: 8.06%

Sagittarius is the fourth-rarest zodiac sign. Representing 8.06% of births in the US, Sagittarians are born between November 22 and December 21.

Sagittarians are known for their adventurous spirit and outgoing personality. People born under this zodiac sign can be daring and fearless, often seeking new experiences and places to explore. They tend to have a larger-than-life attitude, making them stand out from the crowd. They are also very optimistic, always believing there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that things will eventually work out for the best.

3. Aquarius: 8.05%

Closely following second place is Aquarius, the third rarest zodiac sign, with 8.05% of births in the US. People think Aquarius is rare due to being the shortest astrological month and, additionally, with February being the shortest month. However, there are 31 days in the Aquarius season compared to 29 in the shortest season. Plus, Aquarius dates are January 20 to February 18, so February being a shorter month is irrelevant.

Granted, Aquarians definitely have an air of rarity to them. They are known for their unique and eccentric personalities, often considered ahead of their time. They tend to think outside the box, fill the room with energy, and are extremely friendly. Aquarians are nonconformist and open-minded by nature and can often be found marching to their own beat. Their independent spirit makes them rare, as people born under this zodiac sign don’t shy away from standing alone if necessary. They are also known for being rebellious and not following the norm.

2. Aries: 8.02%

Aries is the second rarest zodiac sign, representing 8.02% of births in the US. Aries is the first astrological sign of the zodiac. It’s unclear why Aries is so low on the list. One theory is that Aries individuals are conceived during the summertime when people are likely to be engaged in outdoor activities and basking in the sun’s warmth.

People born under the Aries zodiac sign are often considered rebellious and they don’t follow the status quo. They are strong, determined, independent, and passionate people who live life to the fullest. their energy can be infectious, so it’s no surprise that fewer people are born under this sign.

1. Capricorn: 7.50%

With 7.5% of the US population born between December 22 and January 19, Capricorn is the rarest zodiac sign. Five out of six of the least popular days to have babies all fall under the Capricorn sun sign. Christmas Day (25 Dec) is the least popular day for babies, followed by New Year’s Day and then Christmas Eve.

In fact, there is a 19% difference in births over the 21 years between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Given Capricorns have either had to share their birthday month with Jesus Christ or have a January birthday, it’s about time they felt special. Around 30-40% fewer babies are birthed on December 25 than on the busiest day of the year, September 9. The key cause for this is that Doctors rarely schedule any cesarean births during public holidays or weekends.

Another reason for Capricorn being the rarest zodiac sign is that Capricorn season is the shortest zodiac season, encompassing just 29 days, compared to other signs that span 30 or more.

So which zodiac signs are the rarest? Based on US Government data on births from 1994 to 2014, we found Capricorn, Aries, and Aquarius are the three rarest signs. Capricorns have not only the shortest zodiac season but also five out of six of the least popular days to have babies all fall under the Capricorn sun sign.

While there are some theories surrounding why certain zodiac signs are more popular or rare than others, it’s impossible to pinpoint an exact reason why. Ultimately, the rarity of a sign can be based on many different factors.

Overall, while the rarity of each zodiac sign may differ based on birth statistics, all twelve signs have something unique about them. From Scorpio’s mysterious allure to Leo’s fiery ambition, each sign has its own special qualities that make it rare in its own way. So embrace your zodiac sign no matter how rare it is – it’s what makes you you.

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