Whether you grew up learning sportsmanship on a team or you watch every game on cable, it shouldn’t be that surprising that sports can describe each zodiac sign. Sports capture the core of what it means to be alive, as it captures the primitive part of our spirit that wants to conquer the world and be victorious. Every zodiac sign loves winning and the sport that captures your competitive energy the most says so much about what you’re willing to do prove your status as a champion.
Every planet in astrology has their influence on the sports world. The moon guides our instincts, Mercury dictates our logical reasoning, and Venus captures the reasons we want to win in the first place. However, the planet that is always present during a game is Mars. Ruling over war, combat, ambition, power, and primal programming, Mars dictates the part of your personality that is still savage and untamed. Sports force you to put your body through extenuating circumstances in order to come out on top. It also requires you to be just as hungry for a gold medal as a wild animal is starving for meat. And if you’re wondering what type of animal you really are, you should consider your Mars sign just as much as your sun sign.
The Sport That Captures Each Zodiac Sign
If you’re in the mood to burn off some excess energy and bring your A-game, here’s the sport that captures each zodiac sign’s athletic side and team-spirited nature.
Aries: You’re Boxing
Aries likes it rough, dirty, and barely even legal, just like their aggressive ruling planet would suggest. Ruled by Mars, there’s no doubt Aries is always prepared for conflict and does not step down from a challenge easily. That’s why they’d do well in the boxing ring, where you have to fight tooth and nail for the prize and be willing to cause someone else physical pain in order to walk away with a win. Boxing is not for the faint of heart, as the wrong punch could cause serious injury, especially if either opponent isn’t experienced enough or following the rules. Aries would absolutely be brave enough to take that risk.
Taurus: You’re Golf
Golf has to be one of the most luxurious and elegant sports, which is exactly how a Taurus likes it. Instead of charging up a sweat, Taurus would rather go for a stroll and then spend a quiet moment preparing for their turn. They also love planning ahead, as a golfer must do when measuring the distance from the pin to the hole and deciding how hard they need to swing. More than anything, a Taurus doesn’t want to do unnecessary extra work, which is why they love the concept of playing a sport with a caddy following you around everywhere while carrying all your belongings. Getting to drive a cart to the next hole is just the cherry on top for a chilled out Taurus.
Gemini: You’re Basketball
Gemini always adds a bit of oomph and pizzazz onto everything they do, which is why basketball is the name of their game. No other sport has the same level of swagger and finesse as b-ball, as each player gets to add their own signature move. Whether a Gemini is famous for slam-dunks or a clean swish, they’ll always find a way to reinvent the game. Let’s not forget that basketball also has an undeniable relationship with hip-hop music, a genre that is brimming with Gemini artists. Plus, Gemini rules over the hands in astrology, which explains why they’d have a much easier time handling and passing the ball in this sport.
Cancer: You’re American Football
No sport is more associated with loyalty, identity, and patriotism than football. No zodiac sign is more concerned with home, lineage, and roots than Cancer. When you think of American football, you probably think of Sundays spent barbecuing in the backyard and watching football with your family, making this a meaningful sport for many. And even if your team is losing, you stick with them ’til the bitter end, just like a Cancer never leaves a soldier behind. Plus, football is all about establishing a good line of defense and preventing the line of scrimmage from moving in the wrong direction, which is something a protective Cancer excels at doing.
Leo: You’re Gymnastics
Leo is a majestic fire sign with enough horsepower to tear through the world. But what truly defines a Leo is their desire to perform and express themselves. Becoming a gymnast is no easy task, as it requires you to completely transform your body and strengthen muscles you didn’t even know you had. It forces you to defy gravity, invert your body, and stretch your muscles until they’re as pliable as rubber bands. However, it also requires you to entertain others as you show off your moves, which combine dance, vaulting, and acrobatics in a way that stuns those who witness it. Leo has just enough fire to WOW an audience and return home from the Olympics with a shiny gold medal.
Virgo: You’re Baseball
Virgo loves a classy, respected, and grounded sport, which is why this mutable earth sign feels just like baseball. Despite the fact that baseball reminds you of better days, it also takes a lot of logical reasoning and analysis. Baseball statistics—aka “sabermetrics”—are some of the most complicated in the sports world and they’re a major aspect of the classic game’s culture. Plus, baseball just brings everything right back down to earth. Between the hand-sewn balls that remind you of something real and the fact that so much of sports history is somehow tied to what happened in baseball, a Virgo is already stepping up to the plate.
Libra: You’re Tennis
Tennis is mesmerizing, emotional, and a sport that’s just as much rooted in power as it is restraint. That’s because Tennis is a Libra sport, centering two opponents on a court and demanding match that is mano a mano. Libra is the zodiac sign of one-on-one relationships, which is why swinging a ball back and forth until it becomes a rally that forces one of them to lose their balance is exactly their game. Libra understands the value of raw, unbidden force, but also the need for control and moderation. After all, tennis demands you to respect the well-defined lines that outline the court, lest you hit the ball out and give away 15.
Scorpio: You’re Ice Hockey
Scorpio is all about taking things up a notch and ice hockey is a sport for people who like to play rough and turn things all the way up. A large and substantial ball is replaced by a tiny puck. The court is covered with cold and slippery ice. Each player is crashing into each other in a spray of frost. The chaos of it all is exactly to a Scorpio’s liking, as this fixed water sign thrives when all the urgency is upping the ante. Plus, Scorpio is connected to ancient energies, much like hockey is actually the oldest known sport in history, played in ancient Egypt as early as 4,000 years ago. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it—that’s a Scorpio’s motto.
Sagittarius: You’re Soccer
Soccer—a.k.a. football—is probably as international as it gets. Practiced in every corner of the world, soccer is a universal sport that transcends language barriers and cultural differences. Bringing teams from every continent to a FIFA World Cup, soccer expands the reaches of the Earth much the way that Sagittarius is always focusing on the big picture. Sagittarius is also a lithe and powerful mutable fire sign, making them adept at twisting and turning their way through a field of opposing players without losing track of the ball. Soccer is like a debate and each goal made is like an argument your adversary can’t rebuke. Sagittarius always has a point to make, but they’re also willing to fake an injury in order to prove it.
Capricorn: You’re Skiing
When it comes to astrology, Capricorn is always the zodiac sign you associate with class, prestige, and dominance. After all, Mars—god of war—exalts in Capricorn, making Capricorn skilled at bringing an army into victory. Not only is skiing a winter sport that radiates status and wealth, but it wasn’t created with the intention of being turned into a game. In fact, skiing was initially designed for military purposes in Scandinavia during the 1700’s, adding to the Capricorn effect. Plus, Capricorn is symbolically tied to the goat, which is an animal that defies gravity while scaling the tallest mountains. Skiing demands just the same from its athletes.
Aquarius: You’re Swimming
Despite the many friends an Aquarius often has, there’s always a quiet part to their personality that thrives when no one else is around. And although the swim team is filled with people, each swimmer must stay in their own lane and speed through the underwater silence in order to shorten their time. Plus, Aquarius is traditionally ruled by Saturn, which is the planet of discipline and long-term commitment. This explains the Aquarian ability to control their lungs and hold their breath before breaking through the surface of the pool, as this fixed air sign understands the beauty of delayed gratification.
Pisces: You’re Surfing
Surfing is one of the most spiritual sports, as it requires those who practice to literally become one with the waves, gliding along the raw, untamed power of the ocean. Pisces is loves going with the flow and daydreaming, as surfers must let their minds wander as they wait for the perfect wave to arrive. And when it does, a Pisces can transcend the boundaries of reality. They can feel as though they’re flying through the air if they’ve caught a big one or exploring an underwater world if they’re gliding through a tube. When a Pisces is finished surfing, they feel more like themselves, as this a mutable sign thrives in salt water.