Your Sister’s Sign, Explained

Illustrated by Paola Delucca.
There's no one you just get like your sister. As kids, you knew exactly how to get on her nerves — actually, that is still the case now that you're adults, even if the ways you annoy her have changed. You and your sis might talk every couple months or every couple minutes, but the bond you have is like nothing else. One might even say it was written in the stars.
Okay, even if you wouldn't put it that way, the celestial bodies certainly play a role in who your sister is — and why the two of you have such a particular relationship. For example, growing up with a Leo for a sister is a very different experience from having a Pisces sister, that's for sure.
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In honor of National Sisters Day this Sunday, we're taking a closer look at how each sign of the Zodiac behaves as a sister. Whether she's older than you, younger than you, or she's actually just your BFF you've always thought of as a sister, learning a little something about her astrological identity just might bring you two even closer. Read on to discover what makes your sister's sign tick.
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Aries

Aries folks have a competitive edge, but you may have bore the brunt of it if the two of you grew up together or are relatively close in age. Luckily, Rams are willing to overlook a loss or two with their loved ones. In fact, when she doesn't have a stake in the outcome, she's probably your biggest cheerleader.

Strengths: outgoing, encouraging, brave

Weaknesses: bossy, combative, short-tempered
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Taurus

With a Taurus for a sis, it doesn't get any better than hanging out on the couch, most likely swapping dating stories. More often than not, your sister always takes your side and has probably come to your rescue before — such is the way with this steady, supportive sign.

Strengths: stable, loyal, patient

Weaknesses: stubborn, lazy, stuck in her ways
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Gemini

You know you have a Gemini for a sister if you're always telling her to mind her own business. The thing is, she's usually the best person to bounce ideas off of and brainstorm with, so she usually ends up knowing your business, anyway. Always quick with a comeback or a pearl of wisdom, your sister can make any topic of conversation more exciting.

Strengths: witty, curious, versatile

Weaknesses: nosy, unpredictable, tiring
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Cancer

No matter what's bothering you, you can count on your sister to make you feel better. As difficult as it may be to get her to open up to you, your hard-shelled sis is your go-to shoulder to cry on — just make sure to give her space when she asks for it. Even the toughest Crabs have a softer side they prefer to tend to in private.

Strengths: nurturing, understanding, empathetic

Weaknesses: sensitive, moody, hard to read
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Leo

No favor is too small for make-it-happen Leos. If you ask your sister for something, she will do all that she can to make your wishes come true. But, be prepared to do the same for her. It's important to Lionesses that they get as good as they give. But since life would be so boring without your sister's wild requests, you're usually happy to heed her call.

Strengths: generous, bold, entertaining

Weaknesses: dramatic, self-centered, blunt
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Virgo

To most people, your sister comes off as tough, particular, even unforgiving. But, to you, she's as sweet as they come. Virgo sisters will always put your comfort and needs before their own — even if it they make a big show of it being inconvenient for them.

Strengths: smart, hardworking, dependable

Weaknesses: anxious, nit-picky, critical
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Libra

As we've seen with famous Libra (and famous sister) Kim Kardashian, Libras are more than happy to share the spotlight with their siblings. Eager to please and always ready with a good story, your sister is a giver who probably needs reminding not to stretch herself too thin (that's when her edge comes out).

Strengths: kind, fair, earnest

Weaknesses: indecisive, superficial, idealistic
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Scorpio

Let us guess: Your sister likes her alone time. Having a Scorpio for a sister means you probably aren't in constant communication with her — but when you guys do get in touch, you have the wildest conversations. While she's totally mysterious around strangers, around you, she can be a real goofball (with a dark sense of humor, of course).

Strengths: observant, clever, original

Weaknesses: secretive, disaffected, harsh
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Sagittarius

Having a Sagittarian sis means playing the role of the big sister regardless of your birth order. Known for their sense of humor and adventurous spirit, Archers are not a serious bunch. Even though she's more likely to crack a joke than offer much in the way deep advice, your sister is the breath of fresh air you need in your life.

Strengths: optimistic, open-minded, funny

Weaknesses: reckless, flippant, loud
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Capricorn

Warm and fuzzy your Capricorn sister is not, but you can bet she'll hate all the same things you do. One of the more serious signs, Goats aren't exactly a laugh-a-minute, but their dry sense of humor keeps you grounded — and reminds you that even if you shouldn't laugh at something, it's probably okay to smirk at it.

Strengths: courageous, motivated, tenacious

Weaknesses: impatient, snarky, judgmental
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Aquarius

As sisters, Aquarians are fickle: Your sis is probably always telling you to ignore the rules and be your own person, but just make sure you're being her kind of "own person." Water Bearers hold themselves to a strict set of ethics and sometimes, without thinking, they expect the same from others. Luckily, you have a strong moral compass in your Aquarian sis.

Strengths: independent, logical, charitable

Weaknesses: condescending, cold, desperate
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Pisces

It may seem like your Pisces sister needs protecting, but for every time you helped her navigate or found her keys, she's probably provided you with much-needed insight into a matter of the heart. And, it doesn't hurt that Fish are known for their out-of-the-box thought process — you never know exactly what your sis will come up with next.

Strengths: imaginative, wise, reflective

Weaknesses: absent-minded, naive, clingy
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