What Each Sign Of The Zodiac Loves Most About Itself

Photographed By Rochelle Brock.
Astrology tends to make waves only when something is wrong: Mercury's in retrograde, your love life is going down the drain, or your sign has changed completely (luckily, that last one was a false alarm). But, as any hardcore horoscope reader knows, following astrology comes with its fair share of confidence boosts, too.
Learning about what makes your sign tick can remind you that, yes, you really do rock. And, yes, every sign has qualities worth celebrating — no matter what you might hear about Geminis, Virgos, or any other astrological pariah.
In the spirit of focusing on the joy astrology brings us, we asked our readers to share their favorite thing about their sign. Funnily enough, just about everyone named a very classic trait associated with their sign.
For example, an Aries said they liked the fact that their sign came first, showing that competitive edge we've come to expect from Rams. Meanwhile, an Aquarius cited their rather individual and trendsetting ways. Turns out, certain generalizations we try not to make about the Zodiac ring pretty true.
Ahead, find out what R29 readers love most about their signs, then share your favorite astrological quality in the comments.
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I love being first.

Name: Kay
Sign: Aries

"I love being first, I love being known as a confident and dominant sign, and I love that I'm a fire sign."
2 of 12

Its grounded nature.

Name: N
Sign: Taurus

"Its grounded nature, because this shows maturity."
3 of 12

We're lifelong learners.

Name: Stormy
Sign: Gemini

"We're lifelong learners, always seeking to learn more about people, places, and things. And we're able to process quickly, and see things in a broad view, not linear."
4 of 12

I am able to appear stronger than I feel.

Name: Linda
Sign: Cancer

"Cancers are tenderhearted with a tough outer shell. I am able to appear stronger than I feel, and this gives me the courage to move forward."
5 of 12

The confidence we exude.

Name: Paula
Sign: Leo

"The confidence we exude."
6 of 12

Our killer intuition.

Name: Kat
Sign: Virgo

"I love how Virgos are known as the 'adult' who got their shit together, the healer, the project manager, the capable ones. And our killer intuition — I feel like as I grow older, I know what is being 'not said' in situations, and [I can] respond to that more and more effectively."
7 of 12

We're just and fair.

Name: Poet
Sign: Libra

"We're just and fair."
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My will is very strong.

Name: Maria
Sign: Scorpio

"We're a strong-willed sign. My will is very strong. I can manifest things easily by will alone. It has gotten me pretty far in life. "
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It gives flavor to everyday life.

Name: Kelli
Sign: Sagittarius

"Adventure, honesty, and spontaneity are the best parts of being a Sagittarius, because it gives flavor to everyday life and keeps life exciting — as it should be!"
10 of 12

I'm the most practical and rational person in any room.

Name: Andrea
Sign: Capricorn

"Practical, reliable, steadfast — there isn't a Capricorn that doesn't embody these traits. I love knowing I'm the most practical and rational person in any room. Also, the whole goat climbing their way to the top of the mountain thing always resonates with me. If I set a goal for myself, I stop at nothing to complete it, no matter how tough the journey."
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I'm naturally authentic!

Name: Fransje
Sign: Aquarius

"That I'm naturally authentic! I can only wear and be what I like and not copy anything from anyone. It's just not possible! Tried it...not happening!"
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I love how empathetic and dreamy we are.

Name: Allison
Sign: Pisces

"I love the mystical, psychic aspect of Pisces, and I love how empathetic and dreamy we are. I love Neptune, our ruling planet, and I love the ocean and all things water. It really is the element that makes me feel healthy and happy."