Each zodiac sign has its positive and negative traits, including its inherent power. If you’re wondering what zodiac sign is the most powerful, you’re not alone—but you might not need to know the answer. Throughout history, famous people have wielded incredible power, and they’ve done so from the vantage point of each and every zodiac sign.
Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on March 28, 1986, Lady Gaga is an Aries icon. As an ambitious, successful woman, she’s truly the epitome of this fire sign.
Stratford-upon-Avon’s Bard is a bullish one. William Shakespeare’s birthday is celebrated on or around April 23, making him a Taurus, per tradition. In fact, his may very well be the most famous words written by a Taurus author!
John F. Kennedy wasn’t only dedicated to reaching the moon by way of Project Gemini—the thirty-fifth president of the United States was a Gemini himself, born on May 29, 1917.
Despite its place in ancient history, historians place the birth of Julius Caesar on July 13, 100 B.C., making the Roman dictator a Cancer. Long before the infamous Ides of March, Caesar rose to power and is still known as one of history’s most famous leaders.
United States President Barack Obama was the first Black man to hold that office and remained in the White House for a full two terms. Before that, though, Obama was born on August 4, 1961, in Hawaii, making him a Leo lion.
Born September 7, 1533, the “Virgin Queen” is one of history’s most famous and most powerful Virgos. Queen Elizabeth I moved past the undoubted trauma of her mother’s execution and its aftermath and went on to become one of the United Kingdom’s most beloved leaders.
Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, more commonly known as simply Admiral Nelson was a Libra (born September 29, 1758) who commanded the British Navy to crucial victories and remains one of the country’s most famous military heroes.
Born November 5, 1959, Tamil-Canadian lawyer Malliha Wilson is a powerful Scorpio who has put that power to good use. Wilson served as the Assistant Deputy Attorney General of the Government of Ontario for eight years, marking the first visible minority to hold the office.
American entrepreneur and philanthropist Marie Forleo was born December 7, 1975, making her a Sagittarius. With her work as an Oprah-approved thought leader and her bestselling book, Everything Is Figureoutable, Forleo uses the power of positivity—and being a Sagittarius—to change lives.
Speaking of changing lives: few people are as closely associated with major change like Martin Luther King, Jr. Born January 15, 1929, King is remembered for his leadership as part of the American Civil Rights Movement and his monumental “I Have a Dream” speech.
Born January 29, 1954, Oprah Winfrey has become a popular media icon, running her talk show, recommending books with Oprah’s Book Club, producing and acting in new media, writing books, and so much more. That power might just come, in part, from her Aquarius sun sign.
If you’ve seen the Broadway smash-hit, Hamilton, you know that George Washington has a sensitive side, like most Pisces. This founding father can attribute his better judgment to the astrological fish, not to mention his powerful presidency and legacy.
As these powerful figures make clear, you don’t have to turn to your sun sign alone to understand your inner power—we’ve all got it. From entertainers to political leaders, members of every zodiac sign can foster their traits and talents to leave their mark on the world around them.