Sure, your astrological sign influences your sex drive and your temper, but it also shapes your sense of humor. You laugh your head off at slapstick? Hey, Aries! Maybe youre into puns? Probably a Gemini… See. It’s so real. Here, your sense of humor summed up in one word, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Being that you’re first sign of the zodiac and ruled by the first house, let’s just say Aries are very much in touch with their inner child. You’re a practical joker and lover of physical comedy through and through. You also love to win, so if you’re in a humorous back and forth with someone else, you’ll likely try to one-up your “opponent” with your sharp wit.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Ruled by Venus, the planet of socializing and relationships, Taureans tend to be keen observers of social dynamics. You’ll take what you see in everyday life and find the laughter in it. Think George Carlin, one of the most famous Taurean comedians of all time, and John Oliver is a funny bull, too.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Geminis are undeniably, extremely verbal, as they’re ruled by the planet of communication Mercury. They’re the ultimate masters of language, really. Pair that with your tendency to think quickly and flit from topic to topic, and you’ve got a tendency to adopt teasing humor, especially with word play. Amy Shumer’s one of the funniest Geminis around.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Sweet Cancers, ruled by the emotional moon, are the sentimental “moms” of the zodiac. So it makes sense that you have what’s kind of a silly, parent-like sense of humor that’s perhaps a little bit embarrassing to others, but at the same time, they can’t help but crack a smile. Think Elf—Will Ferrell is a famous Cancer comedian.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Like the sun, fire sign Leos love to be the center of attention, so they’ll often adopt theatrics to make their audience crack up. Dramatic storytelling or self-deprecation (likely revolving around how self-involved you can be) is your forte.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Information-gathering Mercury is your key planet, so you’re analytical, practical, and cerebral by nature, and this definitely translates to your sense of humor. You can usually be found making and laughing at jokes that relate to your favorite books, politics or other subjects you love to learn and think and overthink about.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Like Taurus, Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of relationships and love. As an air sign, too, you’re very much a social butterfly/people person. You love to connect with others about their life experiences. Even if they’re something that makes you roll your eyes or cringe, you’ll find the laugh-worthy moment in it.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
As an emotionally intuitive water sign, intensity is your middle name, Scorpio. This translates to your sense of humor, in that you can be very biting and sardonic. (Samantha Bee is a Scorpio comedian!) You’ll also use humor to endear yourself to others or manipulate them.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Fire sign Sagittarians, ruled by expansive Jupiter, are natural born entertainers who say what they think, screw any sort of filter. (Hi, Sarah Silverman. Vice President Joe Biden! Miley Cyrus! Margaret Cho!) As a result, your sense of humor is perceived as brave and bold, and you put it all out there.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Capricorns aren’t exactly known for their sense of humor, because you really put your nose to the grindstone when it comes to your work, thanks to your ruling planet taskmaster Saturn. That doesn’t mean you don’t crack up or crack others up—usually by using that serious demeanor to throw people off and say something in a serious way that’s actually really freakin’ funny.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
You just can’t help being quirky, Aquarius, thanks to your ruling planet change-maker Uranus. Your humor is similar. You march to the beat of your own drum, love to crack jokes that wouldn’t necessarily be perceived as socially acceptable. Because you don’t mind being perceived as controversial, and you love to challenge norms. (Hey, Bill Maher.) You just want to make people think.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Emotional water sign, ruled by dreamy Neptune, Pisceans are the artists of the zodiac, and in turn, their sense of humor is complex (just like their souls). They can easily poke fun at the darker side of life, as well as everyday occurrences, because they’re just so evolved and creative that they get it. Chelsea Handler is a funny Pisces lady. (Are you surprised? After all, she often jokes about drinking like a fish!)