The ideas behind the belief that your zodiac sign in some way influences your personality is disputed, however, there does seem to be some truth to it. If you have ever read about your own or other peoples’ astrology signs, you may have noticed personality quirks which are similar to how their zodiac sign describes them. In fact, you were probably surprised by just how accurate its description was and how well you could relate.

Many people are aware of the existence of the 12 zodiac signs based on the position of the sun, moon, and planets. Each one has its own set of quirks, traits, strengths, and weaknesses, which are said to heavily influence those who fall within them.

The zodiac signs are based on the four elements: water (Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio), fire (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius), earth (Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo) and air (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius). Whilst you think you know a lot about each of these zodiac signs, especially your own, there are plenty of interesting facts you are unaware of and may be surprised to learn. For example, individuals born under one sign may be more likely to cheat on their partners whereas individuals born under another sign are more likely to be criminals.

Want to find out more? Read on for some interesting facts!

#1: Pisces (February 19 to March 20)

Pisces are more likely to be musical, especially in their early lives. In addition to this, they are more likely to be compassionate, loving and faithful, as well as wise and forgiving to those who wrong them. As Pisces is the last sign in the zodiac cycle, it is believed to have inherited characteristics from the other signs, and it is for this reason that Pisces-born individuals are indecisive and display traits of all the other star signs.

#2: Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)

Those who fall under the guise of this sign are better at long-term planning and tend to be visionaries. In addition to this, they are viewed as relatively insensitive due to an inability to display their emotions well. However, that comes down to the fact that Aquarians are very independent and do not rely heavily on other human interactions. Aquarius is also the most common star sign among billionaires.

#3: Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)

Capricorns are often regarded as being responsible, disciplined and mature. Those who are born under the sign of Capricorn can also be stubborn and unforgiving, which comes with their disciplined nature. Aside from this, they are good at being family-friendly and are more likely to be polyamorous due to their curious nature.

#4: Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)

Enthusiastic, free-spirited and adventurous – famous celebrities who fall under this sign include Jay Z and Miley Cyrus. Those born under this sign are typically open to taking risks and pushing boundaries, unsurprising then that Sagittarius people are more likely to have a sex tape of themselves “leaked.”

#5: Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)

Protective, brave and loyal, Scorpio is not ruled by a single planet and instead passes through many of them. Scorpios are widely considered to make the best romantic lovers due to their charm and passion and it is the most common of the zodiac signs in the U.S. with almost 10% of the populating belonging to it.

#6: Libra (September 23 to October 22)

Libras hate confrontational situations, and this means that it is easy for them to be mistreated and walked over. When comfortable, however, they are warm and loving, and widely considered to make the most committed partners out of all the zodiac signs.

#7: Virgo (August 23 to September 22)

Virgos are great communicators, so it is hardly surprising that this sign includes the likes of Beyoncé and Keanu Reeves. One surprising fact is that Virgos are very health-conscious, healthy and clean, so much so that these factors tend to preoccupy much of their day-to-day lives. They are also quite the worriers which can, in extreme cases, bring on sickness and other problems.

#8: Leo (July 23 to August 22)

Ruled by the sun, those born under Leo are inherently warm, passionate and enthusiastic. There are some bad traits such as arrogance and stubbornness which shine through, however. As natural leaders, such as U.S. President Barack Obama, their sign is represented by the lion. Studies have shown that female Leos are far more likely to be gym-goers than any other sign.

#9: Cancer (June 21 to July 22)

Those who are born under Cancer tend to be more mysterious and enigmatic. It is a sign ruled by the moon, which means that Cancers can often be emotional and moody. To add onto this, they are rather impatient and closed to those with whom they are not close. Alarmingly, Cancer is also considered to be the most dangerous horoscope sign with a disproportionate number of convicted offenders falling under it.

#10: Gemini (May 21 to June 20)

Geminis are more artistic and enjoy being around other people whilst disliking monotonous routines and being alone. In politics, Gemini is the least represented zodiac sign with the U.S. not having a Gemini president until John F. Kennedy.

#11: Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

Well-grounded, reliable and practical are just a few words which can be used to describe Taurus people. They are hard workers and find a good work ethic attractive. It is rather unfortunate that some of history’s worst tyrants were Taurus, including Cambodian dictator Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, Adolf Hitler and Marxist leader Vladimir Lenin.

#12: Aries (March 21 to April 19)

Highly active and prone to accidents, Aries marks the birth of a new beginning at the start of spring. April was also the beginning of the calendar year in ancient Roman times. Aries are very organized, determined and confident, but can be short-tempered and unpredictable.

Whether you believe in the zodiac signs or not, it is interesting to learn about them and see how much you align with the traits of your own sign.