What does it mean to be genuine? Is it a measure of our honesty? Or how loyal we are to other people?
For me, genuine means authentic. It means someone who doesn’t feel like they need to impress other people by not being themselves. And it’s hard to find people who are like that today.
Having genuine people in your life is very important. Every day we put our trust into the hands of our family members and friends, believing that no one is going to hurt us.
I remember in middle school I hung out with this group of girls who I thought were the most loyal friends ever. Meanwhile, they had actually been harassing me online, pretending to be someone I thought was a total stranger. Their reason for doing this? I’m still not really sure to this day.
But it led me to learning a really valuable life lesson: if we’re not careful about what kind of people we let into our lives, we can end up getting hurt pretty easily.
So, how do you know when someone is genuine and authentic? It can be hard to tell, right? Instead of checking your daily horoscope, we can look to astrology to tell us a lot about who’s sincere and who isn’t.
Here are the genuine zodiac signs, ranked from most to least.
1. CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
As a Cancer, you’re quick to help others and tend to the needs of your family members. You thrive on having deep emotional connections with other people, and have a genuine interest in others’ feelings. You strive to live your life as ethically as possible.
People love that you’re not judgemental and treat everyone you meet like family. You say what you feel, which lets others know that you’re being sincere. You have a strong sense of right vs. wrong and would never do anything to intentionally hurt anybody.
2. CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorns are said to be the most trustworthy zodiac sign. You like to lead by example by staying true to your commitments, even if it’s something that doesn’t give you the most benefit. You’re responsible, self-disciplined, and always come through on your word.
You impress people with your original ideas, while striving to be the most authentic version of you you can be. You believe in learning from your mistakes and don’t often repeat the same mishap twice.
3. LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
Being a Libra, you’re fueled by your passion and have a strong ability to love. When you believe in something, you become the most driven zodiac. You’re peaceful, fair, and are always trying to ensure that everyone around you is happy.
You’re very down to Earth, and typically surround yourself with good people who have your best interest in mind. You have a strong moral conscious and would rather let that guide your decision-making than any external influences. You’re always trying to come up with ways to better others instead of focusing on your own needs.
4. SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpios are the most loyal of the zodiac signs. You’re a true friend, always striving to tell the truth no matter what. You’re always trying to be the hero, offering your help to anyone who needs it. People trust you with their deepest, darkest secrets.
Honesty and fairness is what makes you such a great friend. It’s not often you let someone down, and it’s because you’re always putting yourself in other people’s shoes. The fact that you’re so open-minded is what makes you one of the more genuine zodiac signs.
However, you can be jealous and possessive at times. If you want to have stronger ties with people, you need to learn how to be more trusting.
5. ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
You have one of the strongest personalities as an Aries. You love telling everyone what’s on your mind, even if it has the potential to hurt someone else. You’re known to be one of the most active zodiac signs. You’re passionate, determined, and certain about most of the decisions you make.
People can count on you to be a leader because of your confidence and enthusiasm. You try to do what’s in the best interest of everyone, but sometimes you can be quick to change your course if it means more of a benefit for you. It’s no lie that you like to make an impression on others, but this is also in your nature. You’re quick, bold, and not afraid to show your true colors.
6. VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
As part of your personality, you’ll go to great lengths to make sure other people are happy. However, this only applies to people you have a genuine interest in. Virgo, you can be overly critical of yourself and other people. This makes it hard for you to think about others who aren’t connected to you.
Your loyalty and kindness are what make you a great friend. However, you can be too analytical at times. Instead of thinking of the big picture, you can get lost in details that are small and irrelevant. This can make it hard for you to be open-minded.
Instead of trying to make everything right all the time, you should focus more on internal happiness and making connections with other people.
7. LEO (July 23 – August 22)
As someone who was born under the sign of Leo, you’re a natural born leader. You’re generous, warm-hearted, and creative. You never struggle to make friends, and some might even say you’re irresistible.
Unfortunately, Leos are known to be one of the vainest zodiac signs. Naturally, you’re inclined to only do what’s in your own best interest. You hardly follow through with anything that doesn’t have to do with you, which leads some people to believe you’re unreliable and flaky. While you’re on the search for personal growth and affirmation, it’s easy for you to ignore the needs of the people around you.
8. TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Commitment isn’t something you struggle with as a Taurus. You’re always staying true to your goals and aren’t afraid to chase after whatever it is you want out of life. However, you can be a little mindless at times. You hardly do anything you disagree with, making it hard for you to gain insight into new perspectives and ways of thinking.
You crave attention and enjoy being center stage. Sometimes this can cause you to make choices that aren’t in the best interest of anybody. If you want people to trust you more, you need to learn to share the stage and give other people a chance to speak.
9. GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Geminis are known to be one of the most unpredictable zodiac signs. Your moods and opinions are always changing, making it hard for you to follow through on your commitments. While you’re an incredible friend and partner, people often question your inconsistency and your ability to make clear decisions.
You’re an open-minded individual who loves being connected with the world. However, it’s hard for most people to see past your indecisiveness. You have the ability to inspire others greatly. Don’t be afraid to open up to others about your ideas — this will make it easier for people to relate to you better.
10. AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
One of the things you thrive on most as an Aquarius is mental stimulation. You’re a deep thinker who enjoys having philosophical conversations with other people. You’re productivity-driven, which means you prefer to do something only if it benefits you or helps you in reaching your goals. You’re also highly driven by your ego, which can cause others to question your loyalty.
As much as you enjoy being surrounded by other people, it takes time for you to develop close relationships. You hate feeling vulnerable, which makes you even more protective of your emotions. Learning to trust other people is very important, along with being able to express your emotions in a healthy manner.
11. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
While you can be incredibly generous and warm-hearted, you’re known to be the least loyal of the zodiac signs, Sagittarius. You’re an explorer who craves new experiences and new people. Sometimes, however, you become too driven by your own interests and are inattentive to those who care about you.
Even though self-confidence can be a great thing to possess, you can become blindsided by your confidence at times. People might get the impression that you’re snobby and may feel as if you believe you’re better than everyone else. If you truly want to be more in touch with the world, it’s important that you learn to appreciate what you already have and not take anyone for granted.
12. PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
At last, we’ve reached Pisces. You’re the most loved of the zodiac signs. You’re ambitious, compassionate, and always willing to share your wisdom with others. On the other hand, you’re very concerned with what others think about you and will go to great lengths to impress others.
In relationships, you have trouble sticking it out when things get hard. Often times, you struggle when trying to deal with conflict and would rather run from your problems than face them head-on.
It’s difficult for you to stay true to your commitments. This is because you’re driven by your inspirations, which are always changing. Trying to build some structure in your life might keep your mind from going in different directions all the time.