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The Zodiac Sign That's the Biggest Germaphobe, According to Astrologers

These people take cleanliness to a whole new level.

Nobody likes to get sick, yet some people will go above and beyond and take extra precautionary measures to ensure they're in tip-top shape at all times. They'll wash their hands over and over again, wipe down any surfaces where germs could live, and they might even have their doctor on speed dial. And you'll never hear the end of it if you get these people sick. These traits could come from childhood experiences and COVID certainly didn't help, but astrology may also play a role. Keep reading to discover which zodiac sign is the biggest germaphobe from quite clean to passionately preventative.

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While Leo typically loves a center-stage moment, they'll do anything in their power to keep a sound body and mind. As one of the signs that is focused on themselves more often than not, Jill Loftis, an astrologer and founder at Nuit Astrology, says Leo hates not feeling sexy when they're sick and never wants to seem weak to those around them.

Leo is going to take precautions to stay healthy no matter what—and don't let this fire sign find out you got them sick because they definitely won't be happy with you.

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As the opposite of Leo, Libras are constantly thinking of others and want the best for everyone else. They look out for everyone's needs and will be prepared for any situation that may arise, germs included.

"Libra feels responsible for others and will be a little more careful to keep things clean so everyone stays healthy," Loftis says. These air signs will encourage you to wash your hands on the regular and they'll have the cleaning supplies at the ready.

They're a sign who also thrives on balance, so too much dirt and chaos won't work for Libra's chill vibe. And if you're looking for good health and wellness advice, they've got you covered.


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A grounded and practical sign, thanks to Earth being their element, Capricorns understand the importance of being clean and orderly. "After all, a tidy workspace is a productive workspace," says Rachel Clare, a professional astrologist at Mystic Sense.

With discipline and responsibility being at the forefront of their personalities, and an unyielding need to work constantly, a Capricorn will not let germs get in the way of their productivity. When it comes to their health, prevention and precaution is key and they're very serious about taking care of themselves.

"They want to be in top condition to tackle all the challenges life throws their way—and that means staying germ-free!" says Clare.


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Even though their ideas might be a bit wild from time to time, Aquarius actually loves following a routine. In terms of modality they're a fixed sign, Clare explains, which means they have a certain level of stability and consistency.

That being said, they might become a bit stuck in their ways, especially when it comes to their cleanliness habits. These quirky air signs will avoid germs ten-fold, only if they're using their own methods. If someone else has a suggestion for keeping germs at bay, Aquarius likely won't listen.


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Virgo naturally rules the area of life that relates to health and daily activities, so it's no shock they're one of the signs who will always be actively avoiding germs. "Their concern with health and cleanliness is legendary," Loftis says.

These earth signs tend to be anxious and are continually thinking about what can go wrong. They'll do everything they can to try and prevent that from happening, which includes keeping illness and germs at bay.

Practicality and perfection are a must for them, "so keeping the hand sanitizer close by and wiping down all surfaces is a very Virgo thing."

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Geminis are all about the social scene and they love offering up quick wit and fast talking. Their ruling planet Mercury brings a certain level of clarity to the table, but it can also cause them to go into overdrive, Clare tells Best Life.

In order to keep meeting their need for interactions with others, they have to guarantee that themselves or others won't become ill. So it makes sense as to why their zodiac sign is the biggest germaphobe.

"When they hear about a new virus or bacteria, their minds may spiral into worst-case-scenario mode, and suddenly they're stocking up on disinfectant like it's the next apocalypse," says Clare.

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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