Your zodiac sign says more about you than just your personality. It can also tell you a lot about the type of intelligence you have and where your best talents lie. Some signs are more intuitive while others are more logical. Some have better problem-solving skills while some have better people skills.
Have you ever wondered what are the smartest to dumbest zodiac signs? Here’s everything you need to know about zodiac signs and intelligence. Although please note that these rankings are not absolute, exceptions have always existed. It’s just a ranking based on testimonies and what we know about the signs.
Zodiac Signs Ranked from Smartest to Dumbest
#1. Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Scorpio owns the top position when it comes to wit, logic, and reasoning. They’re complicated individuals and often come off as an enigma. But when a job needs to be done and a Scorpio is in charge, they consistently exceed your expectations.
They have powerful perceptual reasoning abilities and are very difficult to deceive because of their natural cunning. Scorpios also know how to absorb and process reams of information in a short time frame. This gives them a huge edge when solving complicated problems.
However, having too much brainpower is a double-edged sword because it causes Scorpios to overthink and get paranoid in matters concerning their personal life.
#2. Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
Aquarius is ruled by the planets Saturn and Uranus. Uranus gives them their free-spirited inquisitiveness, while Saturn offsets this by offering calmness and stability. This duality allows them to understand and assess all kinds of ideas and concepts simultaneously without imploding.
Scorpios may be the smartest, but Aquarius are the wisest. They know how to keep a level head and tend to always consider the big picture.
#3. Virgo (August 23–September 22)
Virgos are the balance both Aquarius and Scorpios subconsciously seek to achieve. They pay attention to details, understand their importance, and look at the big picture.
This harmonious balance of intuition and perceptual reasoning makes them incredibly receptive. That is also why they get along well with others and have a strong sense of humanity.
Virgos have a methodological approach to life, and they know how to have fun. They may not scream intelligence or wisdom but secretly have the best of both.
#4. Gemini (May 21–June 21)
Geminis are in constant need of intellectual stimulation. Unless a task or job challenges their brain, they tend to get disinterested quite easily.
Geminis are skillful, resourceful, and attentive. They can handle managerial roles quite well. They can also be quite creative but only when inspired.
#5. Capricorn (December 22–Jan 20)
Capricorns may not be the sharpest tools in the shed, but they are consistently effective. They have all the traits required to make intelligence flourish, like discipline, responsibility, and self-control.
Capricorns are also exceptionally well-mannered, well-dressed, and articulate. They know how to leave a lasting impression on people and have thus managed to climb the ladder to this spot on the list.
#6. Pisces (February 19–March 20)
Pisceans aren’t best known for their intelligence, although they display tremendous artistic feats. Pisces have a more intuitive intelligence. They live in the moment and rely on their gut more than information.
Pisceans’ passions run very deep. They’re not suited for monotonous occupations that require a lot of studying since they prefer to learn by doing and feeling the moment. They will also often pursue occupations that stimulate their most noble dreams or passions like becoming a priest, veterinarian, musician, or painter.
#7. Taurus (April 19–May 20)
Taureans are not known for their intelligence. But what puts them here on this list is their patience, pragmatism, and reliability. These are qualities that support and nourish intelligence, or rather wisdom, which is more useful.
Taureans are relatively more successful at making people like them and forming long-term relationships. This can help them get from point A to point B in life without intelligence. But when things get rough, they stop slacking off and pick up the books.
#8. Leo (July 23–August 22)
Leos are the most charismatic, fierce, and outgoing of all the zodiacs, and they don’t lack in the intelligence department either. Leos make adept leaders; however, they don’t work well with superiors.
Leos are at their best when they’re self-employed and running their own business or enterprise. They need to be allowed to express themselves freely.
#9. Libra (September 23–October 23)
Some consider Aquarius or Scorpio as the most intelligent zodiacs, but there are also those who would argue Libra and Virgo are more intelligent. A clash of perspectives, but it would appear they’re both right. Especially in the case of Libra.
Here’s the middle ground. Librans don’t have the same absorption capacity or processing power as Scorpios and Aquarius. However, they have the personality traits and wisdom that make them highly intelligent and book smart. For Libra, the key to life is achieving the right balance of everything.
#10. Aries (March 20–April 21)
Aries is one of the most impulsive Zodiac signs on this list. While they have the capacity to excel in all areas of life, including its most intellectually challenging ones, they seem to keep locking horns with others, much like the rams they represent.
This moodiness causes them to make irrational decisions, and they appear less smart than they could be. The major strength of Aries, however, is that they’re brave. So no matter how much life throws at them, they don’t throw in the towel. It’s a lesson the other zodiacs could take from Aries.
#11. Sagittarius (November 23–December 21)
Sagittarians are decisive, idealistic, and driven. But what puts them at this spot on the list is their lack of traditional diplomacy, tact, and impatience. Their idealisms are constantly seeping into every facet of their lives, and since they hate fakeness, they show it without regret.
Sagittarians also have a great sense of humor and are incredibly deep thinkers. The only problem is they have a low attention span. They need to engage more with the world and try to think objectively.
#12. Cancer (June 21–July 22)
First of all, despite being last on this list, Cancerians are by no means stupid. Rather, they have personality traits that tend to thwart rational thinking, emotional stability, and diplomacy at their worst.
Cancerians lack balance and tend to have many unfulfilled needs, which makes them cynical, insecure, and moody. This can have a real impact on their ability to make smart decisions.