There are people who are smart, and then there are those who are so intelligent that it’s just downright impressive.
It’s one thing if someone has to make an effort to be smart, but it’s another when being smart just happens without doing much of anything.
We all know people (including ourselves) who have varying degrees of intellect, from smart to genius levels of intelligence.
However, there are those masterminds who seem able to outsmart us every time!
Astrology plays a huge role in our intellect levels and the type of intelligence we excel in.
Whether you have an affinity for learning and retaining information or just have a knack for knowing exactly how others feel at all times, your zodiac sign may be the drive behind your own intelligence.
And there are certain zodiac signs that do it better than the others.
So, who are the brilliant zodiac signs?
1. Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Analytical Intelligence
While Virgos know a lot anyway, they are still constantly learning. You’d be surprised at how often their extreme attention to detail can come into play.
They are watchful and analytical. If they want to outmaneuver or outsmart you, they’ll do the work beforehand.
Virgo is known for being the smartest zodiac sign, so don’t underestimate them. If they want to outsmart you, they will.
2. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Logical Intelligence
Aquarians are known for their creative intelligence, seeing answers and solutions that other people miss. They can stay calm when things get tense and remain unemotional.
They won’t take things personally and will continue to focus on achieving their goals.
Aquarians are unpredictable, so it’s challenging to figure out what they’re going to do next. When they strike, it’s not only unexpected but has far-reaching results.
3. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Emotional Intelligence
Scorpios have a very focused attitude when it comes to getting something they want. They love coming up with plans and ways to achieve their goals.
Being emotionally intelligent, they can easily be manipulative enough to get others to carry out their plans.
Scorpios can sometimes be too honest and may spend a great deal of time in their head, plotting.
A Scorpio may take an instant dislike to a stranger, but they adore their friends. Often, the language they are most proficient in is sarcasm.
Scorpio, more than the rest, may seem too cool to be a mastermind, but appearances can fool you.
4. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Linguistic Intelligence
All one has to do is have a conversation with a Sagittarius to understand their brilliance. They tend to be very straightforward, have a strong sense of right and wrong, and are very confident.
If someone threatens their confidence, Sagittarius may feel compelled to prove their intellectual capacity.
It may come as somewhat of a shock that someone so charming and friendly is also kind of a genius. If they want to outsmart you, Sagittarius can do it without breaking a sweat.
Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and astrology lover who has written over 500 articles on the zodiac signs and how the stars influence us. Visit her website and her Instagram.