Aries, a fire sign symbolized by the ram. They are bold, incredibly stubborn, and brilliant at getting what they want. If you are an Aries, you may relate to Lady Gaga’s jaw-dropping ability to multitask multiple award-winning projects at once, or Emma Watson’s ability to speak about feminism in a way most of the world can get behind. Aries is the first sign in the zodiac, but that youthful energy doesn’t play out as naivete — rather, as childlike determination to get what you want.
Taurus is an earth sign represented by the bull. This very sensual sign enjoys beauty, food, and all things pleasure. While they enjoy decadence, that doesn’t mean they are lazy. They work hard to get what they want. Janet Jackson has maintained music-icon status her entire life. Taurus is ruled by Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, they are also strong and passionate. It’s no coincidence that Gal Gadot — literally Wonder Woman — is a Taurus. Other famous Taurus women include Grace Jones, Barbra Streisand, and Kelly Clarkson.
Gemini is an air sign represented by twins. They are the life of the party. People born under this sign can appear magical. They have the ability to see both sides in a situation which makes them great thinkers and stars with many talents. The are also natural creative, so it’s no wonder Octavia Spencer and Nicole Kidman are also Geminis. They say the twins make wonderful partners as they›re always looking for their other half, and when they find it, treasure it. Other famous Gemini women include Marilyn Monroe and Angelina Jolie.
Cancers are water signs represented by the crab and ruled by the moon. They are highly emotional and often complicated creatures perhaps most accurately represented by Ariana Grande, someone who survives terrorist attacks, deaths of former lovers, and highly publicized breakups by releasing an impressive and highly relatable album.
They often have a tough public persona. However, Cancers are at their most powerful when they open up about their vulnerability, as Princess Diana did, relating to others and acting as a source of inspiration simultaneously. Other famous Cancer women include include Selena Gomez and Khloé Kardashian.
Leos is a fire sign represented by the lion. As Leo J. K. Rowling demonstrates, they are masters at captivating an audience. They fight for what they believe in and at times appear unstoppable, like Monica Lewinsky’s ability to survive the public horror of the Bill Clinton scandal only to become a source of inspiration for millions of survivors when the #MeToo movement finally took place. Other famous Leo women include Jennifer Lawrence, Whitney Houston and Jennifer Lopez.
Virgos are known for their attention to detail and perfectionism. It’s no wonder that Beyoncé — queen of everything, who is known for her attention to detail and perfect albums and concerts — is a Virgo. The earth sign is symbolized by the virgin, which doesn’t necessarily refer to literal virginity but instead to a need to nurture both themselves, others, and humanity.
Virgo’s detail-oriented nature, ability to manifest, and desire to make things right can cause the sign to put a lot of pressure on themselves. Amy Winehouse’s death is an example of a Virgo pushed to her limits, although she lives on through her legacy and catalog of impeccable work. Other famous Virgo women include Mother Teresa and Sophia Loren.
Libra is an air sign represented by the scales, so these women are all about finding balance. However, Libras can be flighty and indecisive at times because, in their efforts to achieve balance, they also want to avoid confrontation. This is another sign that is ruled by Venus, the goddess of beauty and love, which means they can excel in their craft while looking like a goddess. Serena Williams exemplifies this trait on the tennis court. Their love for beauty can be mistaken as narcissism, something Libra Kim Kardashian has certainly experienced.
Other famous Libra women include Kate Winslet and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Scorpios are water signs represented by the scorpion. Their intensity and determination can lead them to great places, but they tend to turn some people off who conflate passion with just being power hungry, something we saw in the media when Scorpio Hillary Clinton ran for president.
This is also the sign of death and rebirth, and also of transformation, so when Scorpios encounter personal setbacks, they always reemerge from the flames more powerful than before. Scorpios hate small talk and like to get to the bottom of things. Other famous Scorpio women include Marie Antoinette and Julia Roberts.
Sagittarius is a fire sign represented by an archer. Charismatic Sags are always the life of the party. They are also known for their fierce independence and intellectual natures. When a Sagittarius puts their desire to succeed and cultivate their talents to use, they can become legends, like Tina Turner. This sign loves to travel and craves independence. A Sagittarius thrives when they can be themselves and roam free. Other famous Sagittarius women include Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift.
Capricorn is an earth sign represented by a sea goat. When most folks hear the word “Capricorn,” they think of a hardworking business person. There’s some truth in that stereotype — Shonda Rhimes, a Capricorn, wouldn’t have changed television forever by making it more inclusive without some serious Capricorn strength. However, while they are ambitious, they can also be grounded and incredibly caring, demonstrated by Kate Middleton’s ability to adapt to royal life without losing herself.
Being business-minded doesn’t mean that they are boring. In fact, Caps can change the world. And don’t think their natural leadership abilities make these sea goats boring. Michelle Obama is also a Capricorn. Other famous Capricorn women include Diane Keaton and Patti Smith.
Aquarius, an air sign represented by the water bearer, are the revolutionaries of the zodiac. They are often progressive and not only interested in changing the world for the better, but capable of doing so.
Alicia Keys, beyond being one of the greatest vocalists and musicians of our time, stopped wearing makeup, helping change the game regarding what is expected of women performers. Perhaps it was her Aquarius energy that helped Tinashe excel when we asked her to try nine things she›s never done before — Aquarians are not afraid of the unknown. Other powerful Aquarius women include Oprah Winfrey, Kerry Washington, and Jennifer Aniston.
Pisces is a water sign represented by a pair of fish, and Rihanna is the queen of all Pisces. She hits all the Pisces traits: She›s creative, laid-back, and loves cannabis. Of course, not all Pisces indulge in cannabis, but these water signs do enjoy rest and relaxation when they can find it, as the emotional sign can drain themselves by working too hard.
They are the philosophers of the zodiac and their wisdom can change the world, from Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty , which changed the industry standard on inclusivity, to fellow Pisces Janet Mock and Ellen Page›s activism that›s helping change the way the world sees LGBTQ+ folks. Pisces also tend to have a wonderful sense of humor. Other famous Pisces women include Millie Bobby Brown and Elizabeth Taylor.