What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Driving Habits
The Ultimate Driving Guide for Every Astrological Sign
*Disclaimer: this article is for entertainment purposes only.
Horoscopes—are they just a silly feature at the back of magazines, or do they offer real insight? What if our zodiac signs influence some of our personality traits, and could give us clues to how we'll act in certain situations?
Driving a vehicle is one commonplace situation that requires constant decision making and can be quite stressful at times. So could your behavior behind the wheel be written in the stars?
There are all sorts of different driving styles—find out what your zodiac sign really says about yours with our Ultimate Driving Guide for Every Astrological Sign.
Aries: March 21 - Apr 19
Taurus: April 20 - May 20
Gemini: May 21 - June 20
Cancer: June 21 - July 22
Leo: July 23 - Aug 22
Virgo: August 23 - Sept 22
Libra: September 23 - Oct 22
Scorpio: October 23 - Nov 21
Sagittarius: November 22 - Dec 21
Capricorn: December 22 - Jan 19
Aquarius: January 20 - Feb 18
Pisces: February 19 - March 20
The Pros: Those born under Aries, a fire sign, have a strong sense of purpose and live enthusiastically and energetically. On the road, these drivers are brave and certainly not skittish. They don't second guess their driving decisions.
The Cons: A sign with all of this energy and confidence is at a high risk of being involved in an episode of road rage—Aries after all is symbolized by a charging ram. You may notice an Aries exhibiting these 4 Signs of an Aggressive Driver.
The Pros: Taureans are determined and focused on their goals. A Taurus keeps their eyes on the road and would never be distracted behind the wheel.
The Cons: At times, a Taurus can act stubborn and possessive. This is one of the most likely signs to become angry at a fellow driver in a crowded parking lot over a stolen parking space.
The Pros: Since Geminis are typically lively and inquisitive, they rarely get fatigued while driving. They also make great passengers on road trips because they keep their driver alert.
The Cons: Since Geminis love to talk and have a short attention span, they are easily distracted. If they are driving solo, they can't help but dial up a friend for a chat. Gemini drivers may want to check out these statistics on cell phone use while driving before their next adventure in the car.
The Pros: Dependable Cancer is seldom late, so they are unlikely to drive dangerously to make up time. They are trustworthy and responsible, and they always use a seatbelt and follow traffic laws.
The Cons: Those born under the sign of Cancer are sensitive and highly susceptible to criticism. This type of driver should work to take other drivers' actions less personally.
The Pros: Referred to as the "rulers of the zodiac," Leos are confident and brave. They are natural leaders and are always the first pick when choosing who should take the lead in a caravan or on a road trip.
The Cons: Like the lion their sign symbolizes, Leos are often very into grooming themselves, especially their "manes." Leos can often be found sneaking glimpses of themselves in the vanity mirror while driving, which could create some dangerous situations for fellow drivers.
The Pros: Known to be quite observant, Virgos make very attentive drivers. They are constantly scanning the road for dangers.
The Cons: Their chronic worrying can cause big problems for Virgo drivers. They can be cautious and timid, and have even been called accident-prone.
The Pros: A Libra makes a pretty cooperative and gracious driver. They are open to sharing the road with motorcyclists, bicyclists, and even the occasional roller-blader.
The Cons: Libras can be hesitant at times. They may need to ramp up their decision making time while behind the wheel.
The Pros: Scorpios are known for being resourceful and sharp-eyed. Represented by the scorpion, a Scorpio driver can easily navigate tricky roadways in a pinch!
The Cons: Scorpios are great drivers, until they feel like they've been affronted in some way. They can get malicious if they feel like they've been taken advantage of. They may react aggressively towards other motorists.
The Pros: Energetic, optimistic, and helpful, a Sagittarius driver always gives the best directions. Those born under this sign are the first to stop and help another driver in need.
The Cons: Sagittarius drivers can also be quite inflexible. They would rather stick with a poor choice of shortcut and wait in traffic than admit they were wrong.
The Pros: Capricorns are both dependable and practical. They are rarely late and always give themselves an ample amount of time for trips in the car. They are not impulsive and don't take many risks while driving.
The Cons: Capricorns have a tendency to become nervous and uncomfortable in what they cannot see or understand. They can also be suspicious. They may have a difficult time trusting other people's directions or following detours. Capricorns need to forge their own path in life and on the road.
The Pros: Aquarians tend to be intelligent, quick witted, and adventurous which means they can always come up with crafty ways to avoid traffic jams and will often think up inventive shortcuts when crunched for time.
The Cons: Those born under this sign also have a rebellious side. This could get them into trouble should the shortcuts they create on the fly involve illegal turns or driving above the speed limit.
The Pros: If you call yourself a Pisces, you are likely gentle, patient, and tolerant. Behind the wheel, Pisceans are good-natured towards other drivers and the least likely sign to exhibit road rage.
The Cons: Being a somewhat passive sign means that sometimes Pisces lacks the quick decision making required of a driver. They can be over-cautious while merging and while negotiating 4-way intersections, which could confuse their fellow drivers.
Protect Yourself No Matter Your Sign
Who knows if the stars may help predict your behavior in the car, but accidents still happen. That's why you should make sure you and you're family are covered by a good auto insurance policy. The beginning of a new year is a great time to review your car insurance and see if you can make any upgrades. Check out our blog series: New Year, New Insurance to start off 2015 right.
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Sources: “Zodiac Signs – Characteristics and Personality Traits.” 123newyear.com. February 2, 2015. “Astrology Zone by Susan Miller.” Astrologyzone.com. February 2, 2015.