In a world where nothing is constant or guaranteed, having your own back and trusting yourself is a must, even if you are caught up in the dynamics of your relationship with others.
Depending on the major planetary positions in your birth chart, being independent may manifest in a variety of ways (lookin' at you, fire signs!). Similarly, other zodiac signs may choose to stay self-sufficient by ensuring they are financially self-sufficient, or simply becoming comfortable spending time alone.
Although some zodiac signs may be naturally independent than others, it takes more than being born on a given day to bestow self-sufficient confidence. Also, looking at your birth chart on the whole can give you an idea about your astrological need for freedom. For example, having motivating planets like the sun (which represents willpower and identity) or Mars (which represents action and energy) in the adventurous ninth house of ones birth chart can increase someone's desire for solitude and personal space.
Read on for more information on some of the most independent zodiac signs.
Signs of the Aries Zodiac (March 21 - April 19)
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac to display a strong sense of independence. They are determined to follow their impulses and take charge of their own destiny. Mars is ruled by the fearless and feisty planet Aries, which imbues them with their warrior-like powers and powerful inner drive.
Signs of the Sagittarius Zodiac (Nov. 22 - December 21)
Sagittarius is a lifelong adventurer and avid seeker of adventure. They are constantly challenging their own and others beliefs, expanding their horizons, and fearlessly venturing into new territory, despite their constant need for speed. These open-minded daredevils appreciate lots of space so they may pursue rainbows and explore the unknown on their own time, without limitation.
Capricorn Zodiac Signs (Dec. 22 - January 19)
No one agrees with this sentiment more than a Capricorn, who prides themselves on being self-sufficient, and wants to be able to stand on their own two feet at all times. Capricorns strive to achieve excellence in their careers, relationships, and lifestyles, while having no one else to guide them.
Aquarius Zodiac Signs (Jan. 20 - February 18)
Aquarians are a sign associated with friendships and community, so they have a natural appreciation for the importance of cooperating and being a part of the collective. They are also the free-thinking rebel of the zodiac, who wants to never follow anyone else's footsteps or be held to traditions from the past. They refuse to conform to any status quo or follow anyone else's rules.