How You Can Guess Someone’s Zodiac Sign

If you want to learn how to guess someone’s zodiac sign, you’ve come to the right article! It’s a lot of fun and can inspire your friends to get into astrology.

We truly believe astrology is a vehicle that we can use to unlock our potential. When you know the signs, you’ll be able to show your wizardry and also possibly open up someone’s hope and creativity that could inevitably change their lives!

Informed guessing is a learned skill. I remember the first time I sat down in front of a clairvoyant astrologer, and the first thing she noticed was that I was a Cancer. I was blown away and never forgot it!

Later I learned that once astrology is weaved into our daily lives, it becomes a part of how we perceive the world.

Guessing someone’s sign is actually pretty easy with some time and practice! With a mix of intuition development, astrological knowledge, and practice, you’ll be able to pick up this fun technique!

Just talking to people about their signs on a regular basis will help you familiarize yourself with how the signs are displayed in personalities. But here are some more tips to get you started…

Spot Their Element

First, you can intuitively start to pick up on the person’s dominant element to narrow down your search.

  • An Air sign will show intellectual, talkative, curious, scatterbrained, or analytical tendencies.
  • A Water sign will display traits like sensitivity, indecision, and intuition.
  • The Fire signs will usually be passionate, creative, enthusiastic, or temperamental.
  • The Earth signs are practical, think long-term, and appear grounded.

Use your intuition in this.

Notice how fast or slow the person moves and see which element comes to mind immediately. Intuition is all about relaxing and letting information come to you, not about figuring it out by over-analyzing and over-thinking.

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Use Intuition To Feel What Stands Out

Once you get a feel for their element, see what traits come to mind when you think of them to narrow down their sign even more. You’ll need to know the signs to guess them of course, so here are the basic traits that stand out in each sign.

If you’re familiar with the traits of each zodiac sign, you can intuitively ask yourself what sign comes to mind and you’ll usually be able to narrow it down to at least two or three possibilities.

Using your intuition means you don’t think. You just relax your body and see what pops into your mind.

You’ll probably find that your first impression is the most accurate because you often second guess yourself when you don’t fully trust your intuition.

Here are some basic traits for each of the zodiac signs to get you started:


They are humanitarian and always think of the big picture. Revolutionaries.


Creative and intuitive without much ability to commit or stick to a plan.


Focused on their career and ambitions. Known to be blunt.


Very practical and persistent. Often focused on the five senses.


Talkative and playful. Has trouble doing the same thing every day.


Nurturing, focusing on the home and family. Can be very sensitive.


The life of the party who likes attention. They are outgoing and sometimes arrogant.


Is known to pay attention to details. Hyper-organized and a perfectionist with a plan.


Charming, cooperative, and loving. Loves to be social and will always debate.


Likes to investigate and think deeply. Has strong sexual energy.


Mystical, adventurous, and philosophically evolved.


The hardest working sign, known to value financial stability, and the ability to stick to plans.

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Understanding the Dominant Sign

Remember, a person’s dominant sign is not necessarily their Sun sign.

For example, a person whose Sun sign is Taurus may also be Scorpio Rising, Venus in Scorpio, and Pluto in Scorpio. Their dominant sign may be Scorpio which means they will display strong Scorpio energy (mysterious, intense, strong sexual energy).

This would tend to overlap the Taurus energy, which may only become apparent with certain people and in certain situations.

How do Moon & Rising Signs Fit in?

Your Moon sign is the sign that represents your emotional nature and is often only apparent to those closest to you.

Your Rising sign is the sign that represents your appearance, the way you react to situations, and the image you give to the world.

Therefore, it is sometimes easier—particularly before the age of 30 and prior to the first Saturn Return—to spot a person’s Rising Sign rather than their Sun sign. Typically, a Sun sign does not start to become fully noticeable until after 30.

Taking the Moon Sign and Rising Sign into consideration is also important.

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Time to Practice Your Guessing Skills

You’ll notice there are ways that certain signs walk, talk and move. This is more subtle but it’s there.

Often you can look at a person’s build and know what element is dominant in their chart, and, combine that with the way they speak, walk, and move, you’ll get a lot of information.


  • Earth signs speak slowly and measured.
  • Air signs talk a lot and switch topics.
  • Water signs speak from their emotions.
  • Fire signs are bold and passionate.

The tricky part about guessing someone’s sign is that we have complex charts, so it will never be an exact science. However, it’s something you can work on, and it will build your intuition as well.

Think about how the five people closest to you embody the element of their sign and how obvious the characteristics of their sign are. Practice by guessing some of the signs of the people you know really well first, and then you can move on to guessing the signs of people you’ve just met.

If you make astrology a common topic of conversation in your daily life, you will get better at it, hands down! Just as we become more knowledgeable in any of our hobbies over time, keep at it and you’ll improve.

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About The Author

Iberia Tor

Iberia Tor is a harmonious Libra Sun, Conflicted Scorpio rising, and a Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac.A whirlwind writer with a passion for Tarot cards and Astrology in all forms, she is fascinated by other realms and experiencing both the negative and positive that goes with its inhabitants. Sarah believes the imagination knows no boundaries; it is not just a gift, but a privilege also, one utilized as a tool of exploration to penetrate the very core of our existence.Iberia has authored three novels, and currently writes Astrology Answers’ Daily Money and Chinese Zodiac Horoscopes, as well as articles.
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