Aidan Bartos

5 Zodiac Signs That Value Humility And Service To Others

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahatma Gandhi

In a world that seems laser-focused on self-fulfillment, self-improvement, and sometimes even flat-out self-absorption, finding a humble person who sincerely enjoys helping others seems as rare as encountering a unicorn at a Starbucks ordering a venti latte. It’s just not something you expect to see. On social media, people exist to get likes, not to give them…right?

But it’s also true that no one likes an egomaniac—except for the egomaniac. Why is it that we’re naturally more inclined to respect people who don’t brag and aren’t selfish assholes than we are to respect some loudmouth who needs to hog the spotlight?

First, it’s because we can sense that the loudmouth selfish asshole is insecure, and nobody respects that.

But it’s also because genuinely humble people, no matter how great they actually are, realize how insignificant they are in the grand scheme of things. No matter their talents or how much they achieve, they’re honest about the fact that they are just a tiny star glimmering for a brief spell amid an infinite and eternal universe. When you realize how things really are, it’s hard not to be humble.

Here are five zodiac signs who tend to keep the arrogance at a minimum and actually enjoy helping others, as crazy as that all sounds.

1. Virgo

Virgos will help others just for the simple pleasure of putting a smile on someone’s face. When they say, “’Tis better to give than receive,” they actually mean it, even if you have trouble relating to it because…well…like most of us, you lean toward selfishness. Virgos don’t even know how to humblebrag—they’re actually and sincerely humble, which can be infuriating to the egomaniacs among us. Virgos are the zodiac sign most likely to stop on a dark road in the middle of the night to help you change your tire—which means they might be a little too pure (or naïve) for their own good.

2. Libra

As an air sign ruled by Venus, Libras seek to restore balance and harmony to the world. They want peace, not war, and they operate from the premise that big egos are like tornados that rip through everything in their path, leaving only chaos and destruction. So using a seductive mix of charm and humility, they are the zodiac’s great peacemakers. They radiate the sort of cool-headedness that only comes from confidence and emotional security. If involved in a task that takes teamwork, they’ll hustle a little harder without complaining just to get the job done. If they have to cover for you at work while you’re going through a rough patch, they’ll have your back every single time.

3. Cancer

Being ruled by the Moon means that Cancer, the zodiac’s great homebody, expresses generosity out of the warmth and comfort of their own house. They will show you an absolutely sick amount of hospitality. If they invite you over for dinner, expect them to make hors d’oeuvres as appetizers and bake cookies for dessert and send you home with the most insanely delicious leftovers. As the Spanish saying goes, “Mi casa es su casa”—“My house is your house.” Of all the people you know, they are the most likely to have a guest bedroom ready if sudden misfortune strikes you and you need a place to stay for a little while. But even if you just need to talk, they’ll always leave a light on for you.

4. Pisces

A super-soppy, weepy-sloppy, hyper-emotional water sign ruled by Neptune, the planet of dreams, intuition, and creativity, Pisces is known as the most spiritual of all the signs. Natural-born healers and nurturers, they have the intuitive power to discern what you need, often even before you can. They do the right thing without being asked and without asking for anything in return from you— they do it just because it’s the right thing. It doesn’t even matter how ungrateful or flat-out rude the recipient of their generosity is. If they’re convinced they’re doing a good thing by helping that person, nothing can stand in their way—not even that person.

5. Capricorn

When a Capricorn walks into your life, you will immediately feel richer. A sense of calmness will envelop you like the first warm breeze of springtime. Their humility is effortless, too. When you tell them how gorgeous they are, they act as if you’re just being very nice. When you tell them how wonderful they are, they just smile nervously because they weren’t looking for compliments. They wisely perceive that egomaniacs are fools and that needing constant validation is a sign of insecurity. They’re so good, so far above the pack, that they may actually come from another planet.