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The Most Understanding Zodiac Sign, According to Astrologers

They'll always know how to help you.

Some folks just get it. Their awareness of what others need is unmatched. They're also incredibly sympathetic and know exactly what is required to get someone out of a rut. You can really lean on these people, and they won't judge you when you're going through something tough. Perhaps they have been through a lot themselves or they are just empathetic by nature. Either way, astrology may also play a factor. Keep reading to discover the most understanding zodiac sign from slightly supportive to completely compassionate.

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Analytical Aquarius is highly intellectual. They revel in their ability to problem solve and find rational solutions for any situation.

"They are also known for their independence and ability to think outside the box, which gives them a broader understanding of the world and the people in it," says Rachel Clare, a professional astrologer at Mystic Sense.

These air signs have a strong grasp on reality, even if they're a little quirkier than others. While they might come off as too forward or harsh at times, they do have quite a knack for knowing what people need. Clare says that they are natural advocates for social justice and often want to make the world a better place.

This humanitarian-at-heart understands how they can help and be there for those around them.

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Leos exude confidence. They know what they want and how to get there, but that doesn't mean that they aren't kind and understanding.

These fire signs feel an innate need to protect themselves and others, and are considerate of what people want and need. "Big-hearted and compassionate, Leo can offer a listening ear and is particularly generous with understanding for their friends and family," says Jill Loftis, an astrologer and founder at Nuit Astrology.

Even though these sun-ruled folks have egos like no one else, they'll be supportive and available if you need them.


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Sagittarians tend to be wise beyond their years. Loftis describes them as sages who are full of life experience. So it's no wonder that they're able to help others no matter the scenario.

These fire signs are ruled by Jupiter, the planet associated with abundance and go-getting energy, and Sag takes that to heart. They ooze confidence and are wholly unafraid to have honest conversations. They're easy to talk to and speak their mind without being aggressive.

"This openness and honesty allow them to connect with others on a deeper level and understand where they're coming from," Clare says.


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Cancer can commiserate with anyone due to their high emotional intelligence. They have a tough exterior, but are soft and kind on the inside. Clare says Cancer is known for their emotional ebb and flow and always understand what people need from them.

Their sensitive nature as well as their overwhelming need to nurture gives them all the tools they require to comfort those around them. These water signs can relate to anyone and their soothing presence will make anyone feel extra comfortable.


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"They can easily put themselves in your shoes and are also very justice minded," Loftis says about empathetic Libra. Their need for harmony makes them one of the more understanding signs.

These air signs are great communicators and have a constant desire to keep the peace. If you need a mediator, you should call up a Libra. They'll be able to see all sides of an argument and understand various points of view with ease.

They'll always take the time to listen and truly hear your point of view—and will give you advice without judgement.

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Pisces will not only grasp your emotions, but they'll feel them as if they are their own. They are empathetic and emotional and are 100 percent the most understanding zodiac sign.

Relating to others and envisioning what they're going through is no problem for this water sign—they're great at figuring out solutions to any emotional struggle. They want to help when they can and want to let others know that they're loved and appreciated.

They're also ruled by Neptune, the planet representing spirituality and imagination. "As a result, Pisces tends to have a rich inner world and an open mind, making them more open to understanding different perspectives and beliefs," Clare says.

Courtney Shapiro
Courtney Shapiro is an Associate Editor at Best Life. Before joining the Best Life team, she had editorial internships with BizBash and Anton Media Group. Read more
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