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The Most Inspirational Quote for Your Zodiac Sign

Looking for some inspiration and motivation? These famous words will give you just the right boost, depending on your astrological sign.

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Get ready to get inspired!

You know when you hear a quote that speaks directly to you? Sure, someone else might think it’s a nice sentiment, but for you, it means something more. It might make you feel a little bit better or a little more understood, and it can give you just the boost you need. While the words may resonate with you because of something you’re currently going through, chances are they make an even bigger impact because of your personality, as determined by your zodiac sign—much like the stars can influence your choice of a hobby or a pet, or even how polite you are.

According to astrologer Rebecca Farrar, the sun in our charts is what draws us to certain things. “Just like the sun in the sky, it shows us what lights us up and keeps us in our gravitational pull ready to face the world,” she explains. “During a time of massive uncertainty, it can be difficult to stay connected to ourselves. Aligning with what motivates your solar sense of self can help you stay centered in your unique values and expression in the world.”

The following inspirational quotes, curated in conjunction with Farrar, can help you do just that—tapping into your innermost feelings, focusing you on what’s truly important to you, and pointing you in the right direction. Read them and you’ll feel focused and inspired before you know it! Then, for even more of a boost, check out these other uplifting quotes and life-changing quotes.

Aries quote
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Aries (March 21–April 19)

“You cannot just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You have to go out there and make it happen.” —Diana Ross

The fiery Ram’s main concern is discovering their life’s purpose and living out its meaning, says Farrar. People born under this sign—including Lady Gaga, Elton John, and Mariah Carey—may find inspiration in this quote from fellow crooner Diana Ross. It appeals to Aries’ energy and enthusiasm, which keeps them on track to not only follow their dreams but also to make them come true. When might you have the most luck? Check out your zodiac sign’s luckiest (and unluckiest) months in 2021.

Taurus quote
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Taurus (April 20–May 20)

“Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each slice.” —Barbra Streisand

Bulls may feel inspired when they’re connecting with others and enjoying the simple pleasures of life, notes Farrar, which is why the words of Barbra Streisand—a Taurus herself—will resonate for those born under this sign. Having more than enough also plays to Taurus’ desire for stability, while indulging engages the sensual side of this Earth sign ruled by Venus. Find out your zodiac sign’s biggest career strength. (Hint: Taurus’ has to do with making money!)

Gemini quote
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Gemini (May 21–June 20)

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” —Albert Einstein

Gemini’s active mind and curiosity keep them motivated, according to Farrar. This air sign also likes to keep their options open, because, hey, you just never know what could be out there! Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Kanye West, and former president John F. Kennedy are all Geminis who might have found inspiration in Einstein’s words.

Cancer quote
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Cancer (June 21–July 22)

“I can do things you cannot. You can do things I cannot. Together we can do great things.” —Mother Teresa

What makes Cancer tick? Caring for others. It’s their main motivator in life, and it informs all of their relationships, whether long-term or casual. This quote from Mother Teresa would resonate with the likes of ordinary and famous Crabs, including all-around-nice guy Tom Hanks and maybe even the late Princess Diana, the People’s Princess. This water sign’s emotional depth and intuitive skills make them particularly adept at making sure others are happy and comfortable, and they’ll do what they can to achieve those great things Mother Teresa alludes to. It should come as no surprise that Cancer also happens to be one of the most trustworthy signs.

Leo quote
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Leo (July 23–August 22)

“Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong.” —Zen Proverb

Self-expression and authenticity are the cornerstones of Leos, who have a healthy sense of self and self-awareness. “I notice Leos loving Buddhism,” says Farrar. These creative kings of the jungle—who include the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Barack Obama—are born leaders who possess warm hearts and are fueled by their fire sign. They are always eager to learn about themselves and the world around them, and words of inspiration from spiritual leaders will speak to their desire to grow.

Virgo quote
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Virgo (August 23–September 22)

“Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.” —Henry Ford

If the very thought of that frustrates you, you’re probably a Virgo! Farrar notes that people born under this sign are focused on problem-solving and are very willing to look at things critically. That means they’re not afraid to get their hands dirty, put in the work, and find solutions. Business tycoon Henry Ford’s words could motivate a Virgo to do just that in their own life—pronto! Find out if Virgo is also one of the smartest zodiac signs.

Libra quote
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Libra (September 23–October 22)

“If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.” —Winston Churchill

Peace-loving people born under the air sign of Libra are all about justice, equality, and fairness. Libras will go to any length to avoid conflict, and their lives are ruled by a deep desire to achieve balance. Quotes that promote peace, harmony, and prosperity would be music to their ears. By the way, did you know that this zodiac sign produces the most billionaires?

Scorpio quote
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Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

“If you shift your focus from yourself to others, extend your concern to others, and cultivate the thought of caring for the well-being of others, then this will have the immediate effect of opening up your life and helping you to reach out.” —The Dalai Lama

These determined leaders may appear as cool as cucumbers, but make no mistake—they are powerful and passionate creatures who aren’t afraid to dig deep into the darkness. Perhaps that is why they are so afraid of being exposed. This quote from the Dalai Lama will inspire those born under this water sign to be their best selves and resist the urge to shut out others. Want to learn something new about a Scorpio? Find out what their power color is and how it influences them.

Sagittarius quote
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Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” —William Butler Yeats

This travel-loving fire sign wants to climb every mountain and follow every stream, according to Farrar. Those born under this sign—including Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Winston Churchill, and Walt Disney—are freedom-seeking souls with wanderlust in their hearts, eager to explore the world’s wonders, as described by Yeats. Next, find out which is the happiest zodiac sign.

Capricorn quote
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Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

“There are some things so serious, you have to laugh at them.” —Niels Bohr

Farrar notes that many famous (and famously intense) people are born under the sign of Capricorn, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Kate Middleton, and Greta Thunberg. Responsible and serious, Capricorns would most likely seek out sayings that confirm their need to control, but they could benefit from a dose of humor, as physicist Niels Bohr aptly notes. These funny quotes might do the trick.

Aquarius quote
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Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

“Lift up your hearts. Each new hour holds new chances. For new beginnings.” —Maya Angelou

Originality. Independence. An enviable ability to see the endless possibilities in the world. Those are the traits that define Aquarius, as illustrated by the famous folks born under this sign, like Oprah Winfrey, Ed Sheeran, Michael Jordan, and Alicia Keyes. No matter what your zodiac sign, you’ll also be inspired by these other spot-on Maya Angelou quotes.

Pisces quote
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Pisces (February 19–March 20)

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” —Plato

It’s no secret that this water sign is an artistic and intuitive creature. Famous fishes include Rhianna, Justin Bieber, and Smokey Robinson, illuminating the sign’s connection to music. Plato’s timeless words will be music to Pisces’ ears, as they move their bodies to the beat and let their minds soar with the melody. Next, find out which signs you’re most—and least—compatible with.


Stacey Marcus
Stacey Marcus is a lifestyle writer and regular contributor to RD.com, where she covers subjects ranging from zodiac insight and penguin secrets to trivia and trends. She earned a BA in Communications from Simmons University. When not pitching story ideas and cherry-picking words, she can be found capturing sweet moments with her fluffy dog and office mate, Theo.