We know that everyone wishes they could stay young forever, but unfortunately, it’s just not possible (at least, not yet anyway). But getting older doesn’t have to be bad. Our society really values youth, but there is value in aging and gaining experience and wisdom. That’s why you should respect your elders! Yes, even when your grandma asks you to teach her how to send a text message…for the fifth time.
Some people peak at different ages. You probably met a few people who peaked in high school (and your parents probably warned you that even though they seemed cool back then, you didn’t really want to be like them). There are plenty of people who say that college was the best four years of their lives. Some people feel that their lives really improved after they had kids, and others really find their groove after they retire!
Some people just seem to get cooler and cooler with age—how do they do it? Well, for some people, it might just be destiny. People born under certain zodiac signs seem to enjoy their lives even more as they get older. We’ve ranked the zodiac signs that will flourish with age!
Earth signs are so organized and mature from a young age that it should come as no surprise that they really blossom as they get older. They often feel awkward around other people their age when they are young. Virgo, Taurus, and Capricorn all have different priorities than most other young people. They generally enjoy school and feel very passionate about their studies and getting good grades. They probably already have a good idea about what their career will be as early as elementary school! Therefore, they don’t care too much about gossiping, partying, or dating people out of boredom. They also tend to stay out of petty drama at school. We swear it might be their secret to staying wrinkle free even after they have grandkids.
Out of all the signs, Taurus embraces aging. It might sound silly when phrased that way, but it’s true! When Taurus kids are young, they usually can’t wait to grow up. They actually enjoy having more responsibility. They always seem a little different compared to other kids—they are generally quieter, calmer, and only have a couple close friends. As they get older, this puts them ahead of the pack in terms of their careers because they are so good at staying focused and minding their own business! Many other signs really struggle with this—but we’ll get to some of them later. As Taurus gets older, they notice that instead of feeling like an outcast, many people look up to them for their positive attitude and good work ethic.
Being young actually feels like such a drag to Capricorn. You might be wondering why on earth anyone would feel that way—isn’t your youth supposed to be the best time of your life? Not for Capricorn. This sign truly thrives off sticking to a structured routine and maintaining stability. From a young age, Capricorns often feel more comfortable around adults. At family gatherings, they may look forward to talking to their grandparents, aunts, and uncles more than hanging out with their cousins! As they get older, they really lean into the responsibilities that come along with being financially independent or even being a parent. They never fall behind on bills, they always have a steady job, and they actually get a ton of satisfaction out of saving for retirement.
A Virgo kid always feels like an old soul compared to their peers! They tend to keep to themselves as kids, and they don’t always relate very well to people their own age when they are young. As you can probably tell by now, this is a common experience among all of the earth signs. This is why earth signs often stick together in elementary school. Virgo is such a practical, organized, and mindful sign that they really get to show the world what they’re made of when they reach adulthood. They always seem to land awesome jobs right out of college, which makes all of their former classmates jealous. They’re usually the first out of their friends to buy a home and pay off any student loans.
Some fire signs might be a little miffed that they’re not at the top of this list—after all, these signs are very competitive, and they like to be the best at everything! So, why don’t fire signs flourish with age the same way that earth signs do? There are a few reasons that we can dig into here. Basically, earth signs tend to struggle a bit when they’re young and then really impress everyone with their success as they get older. Fire signs, on the other hand, usually fit in pretty well when they’re young, and while they are often successful in adulthood, they may not work as hard as earth signs to achieve better things as they get older. Now, let’s see what happens to fire signs as they get older!
Leos definitely tend to do impressive things as they age. But here’s the thing—some Leos have a tendency to peak in college. Why does this happen? Why do some of them continue to thrive throughout their lives, while others have their best years in their late teens and early twenties? Well, it’s because some Leos turn out to be the kings and queens of the social scene in college, and they simply find it impossible to let go of their glory days after graduation. They may have been in sororities and fraternities and really enjoyed feeling so popular and loved. They felt like they were unstoppable because they were surrounded by friends all the time. But this doesn’t apply to the majority of Leos—many of them keep thriving in adulthood.
Don’t get us wrong, there are plenty of people born under the sign of Aries who become very successful as adults. But what factors hold some of them back? Well, there are many Aries girls and guys who would rather live a spontaneous life than ever stick to a routine. This may sound very exciting, and when you’re young, it definitely is! But what happens when you get older and you struggle to hold down a job and pay your bills? What happens when you’re a few years out of college and your resume is a scattered mess because you didn’t want to give in to “the man?” Let’s be clear, some Aries people find exciting careers that suit them very well, but the ones who don’t tend to flounder as they get older.
Sagittarius girls and guys are often very nervous about the thought of growing old—they feel like they can’t continue their carefree lifestyles past a certain age. Just like Aries, Sagittarius generally falls into one of two categories after college. Some of them chase their passions and end up finding really interesting jobs that suit their free spirits. Others fall into a rut of bouncing from job to job and relationship to relationship, never quite figuring out what they want in life. This is why some people born under this sign end up resenting themselves in later years. But for the ones who do figure out a way to make their passions pay for their lifestyles, life can be a crazy ride. They may set an example for others who want to follow their dreams.
Some water signs really struggle as they get older. Remember that these signs are very dreamy and emotional, and some of them simply cannot handle all of the trials that adulthood brings with grace and dignity. Some days they will just feel like they’re slogging through, wishing they could somehow go back in time and return to their youth. Of course, this does not happen to all water signs—some people born under Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces may find themselves becoming happier with each passing year. It all really depends on their mindsets and the goals they set for themselves. Some water signs will end up enjoying every year of their lives even more as they grow older, while some will feel like they dread each birthday.
When it comes to getting older, people born under the sign of Pisces generally have mixed feelings. Some of them can’t wait to be out of the confines of school, and they already be pursuing an exciting creative career path that makes them feel excited to wake up in the morning. These are the types of Pisceans who will truly flourish with age. But unfortunately, others will not be so lucky. Some of them will enter careers that they absolutely hate because they felt like they had no other choice and believed that they would be broke if they followed their dreams. They will wonder where it all went wrong and wallow, missing the carefree days of their youth and wishing that they had fewer responsibilities.
Cancers often feel like they can’t get it right as they get older. They are such gentle souls that as they grow up and see what a cruel world we live in, they may wonder why they should even bother trying to make it a better place. It can be difficult to be so sweet and compassionate in a world that can be so harsh to people who deserve better. Some Cancers will suck it up, move forward, and do their best to make the world a little better anyway, no matter how difficult it becomes. They may end up making an incredible difference in their communities. But many Cancers will simply give up even trying to improve things around them if their efforts feel futile.
Scorpios have trouble controlling their emotions when they are young and only facing small problems—imagine how difficult it is for them when they get older and have to face some serious decisions? Scorpios have to do the hard work of learning how to manage their emotions in a healthy way when they are young, preferably by their twenties. This can be a major challenge, but if they can manage to do it, they will be very thankful later in life. They will reap the rewards as they get older. But if they never learn these coping techniques, every moment of adulthood could simply feel like one major obstacle after another. They will always feel like they are just struggling to keep their head above water.
Why don’t air signs flourish with age in the same way that some of the other signs do? Well, the reasons vary from sign to sign, of course. But it comes down to a few major factors overall. First of all, air signs tend to be spontaneous and somewhat disorganized, with the exception of Libras. And second of all, they don’t like to play by the rules. Now, that’s not such a bad thing, but come on, you’ve got to play by SOME rules. Like, no matter what your sign is, we can all agree that saving money and trying to stay healthy are good ideas, right? Some air signs won’t even bother with these aspects of their lives simply because they would rather rebel for no reason.
Aquarians love to be different—in fact, they would never want to fit in with everyone else. But this can come back to hurt them in some ways. Why? Well, as they get older, they can get tired of feeling like they’re always walking alone. We all need a strong community around us, especially as we get older. It’s already difficult enough to make friends as an adult, so Aquarians really tend to struggle in this area. We all know that loneliness can become more and more of a problem as we grow older. When you’re a kid, it feels like you can just walk up to someone and strike up a friendship within minutes, but as an adult, making friends can feel like a tough process.
The reasons that Libras don’t always flourish with age may be obvious to some Libras. When they are young, they often care a whole lot about their image and how they look. Some Libras will realize how little this matters, but some of them will never get the message. They will never open their eyes and see that makeup, the latest clothes, or the nicest shoes are not the things that will make them happy. Some Libra women will even turn to plastic surgery as they get older, thinking that this will cure them of the sadness that they feel, but that is not the answer, either. Libras who never learn to value their relationships over material things will begin to feel worse every year that they age.
If you know any Geminis, you may not be surprised to see that they have earned themselves a spot at the very bottom of this list! It’s unfortunate, but it is a rare to see a Gemini who flourishes with age. Why is this? Well, it’s actually for a very simple reason—many of them do not bother to take care of themselves while they are young. They love to party all of the time, stay up super late and rarely get enough sleep, lay around rather than work out, and they are huge fans of junk food. When you’re young, it seems like this is what living life to the fullest is all about—but when they get older, they realize that since they never took care of themselves, it’s all going downhill from there.