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Which Zodiac Signs Get Better With Age?

Sylvia Sky, astrologer, Tarot reader, and gemstone enthusiast, is a widely published author of books and articles about spiritual matters.

Aging Like Fine Wine

The most photographed woman in the world and one of the most admired, the late Queen Elizabeth II, in her nineties. She was a perfect example of a Sun Taurus, an Earth sign.

The most photographed woman in the world and one of the most admired, the late Queen Elizabeth II, in her nineties. She was a perfect example of a Sun Taurus, an Earth sign.

People Who Got More Awesome As They Aged

Some public figures, male and female, seem only to improve with age, growing in power and influence. We can hardly remember these famous people being young! They include the Sun Capricorns singer/songwriter Dolly Parton (birthday January 19), and actor Samuel L. Jackson (December 21); Sun Virgos Mother Teresa, now a saint (August 26) and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson (September 14); and Sun Tauruses, singer-songwriter Willie Nelson (April 29) and actor-producer George Clooney (May 6). Actor Betty White, a Capricorn (January 17), was at the peak of her fame at age 99.

Studying which zodiac signs age most gracefully, a pattern emerges: the majority have their Suns in the “Earth” signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Let me prove it.

People magazine named Scottish actor Sean Connery, star of James Bond films, "Sexiest Man of the Century" when he was 69. His Sun sign was Virgo.

People magazine named Scottish actor Sean Connery, star of James Bond films, "Sexiest Man of the Century" when he was 69. His Sun sign was Virgo.

They Won't Let Age Keep Them at Home

Of course every Sun sign has seniors with major mojo. Among Water signs, U.S. Representative John Lewis (birthday February 19) and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (March 15), both Pisceans, were sages in their oldest years, as astrological Water-sign people often are. Cancerians who matured into world fame include Angela Merkel (July 17) and Nelson Mandela (July 18). President Joseph Biden, the oldest U.S. president ever, is a Scorpio (November 20), as is Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale (November 18).

Some individuals with Fire and Air signs also only got better with time. Fire signs include actor Helen Mirren (July 26), and Tony Bennett (August 3), both Leos. Bennett holds the Guinness world record for the oldest singer ever to release an album, at age 95. Sagittarian Dick Van Dyke (December 13) is still dancing. Among Air signs, former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney (June 18) and Hollywood actor and Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood (May 31) are Geminis; former U.S. president Jimmy Carter is a Libra (October 1), as is Bruce Springsteen (September 23); and Oprah Winfrey (January 29) is an Aquarian.

The beauty of a woman, with passing years, only grows."

— Audrey Hepburn, Taurus

Earth Signs: They Go Big or Go Home!

So any Sun sign can age like fine wine, but a list of people with careers lasting 40 years and beyond will show an outsized number of Taureans, Virgos, and Capricorns. Earth signs: They go big or go home!

Stone-cold or stubborn in the face of Father Time, Earth signs refuse to let aging define them or send them to the sidelines. Some Taurus Suns are Queen Elizabeth II (April 21), who was still working two days before she died at age 96; Barbra Streisand (April 24), Bob Dylan (May 8), Tony Hawk (May 12), and Cher (May 20). Enduring Virgos who never retired: U.S. Senator John McCain (August 29), investor Warren Buffett (August 30), maverick politician Bernie Sanders (September 8), and author Stephen King (September 21). They sing, skate, ride, agitate, and write novels well past the age of retirement, and make news with whatever they do or say.

And Capricorns? How about Hannibal Lecter (I mean, actor Anthony Hopkins, birthday December 31) still acting at 95? If you could bet on a Sun sign . . .

The Sign to Bet On for Lasting Fame

The zodiac sign Capricorn rules the institutions and traditions that are pillars of world culture: government, business, patriarchy, corporations, education, and money. Capricorn’s ruling planet Saturn is widely disliked because it makes us work for its rich rewards.

Capricorn is the sign ruling maturity. Appropriately, it was a Capricorn who discovered gravity (Sir Isaac Newton, birthday January 4). As human lifespans increase, astrology must evolve and clarify its views about Sun Capricorns.

Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo, the Earth signs, preserve their health so they can shine after other Sun signs have burnt out. Flexible but not flighty, they tend to marry only once. You will not find them in all-night clubs and bars unless they are the owners. They act like lords and ladies because, astrologically, they are.

Capricorns (besides Betty White, Dolly Parton, and Samuel L. Jackson, already mentioned) with unexpectedly lengthy and productive careers:

  • Anthony Fauci, physician (December 24)
  • Stan Lee, artist (December 28)
  • LeBron James, athlete (December 30)
  • Anthony Hopkins, actor (December 31)
  • Stephen Hawking, physicist (January 8)
  • David Bowie, singer (January 8)
  • Joan Baez, folksinger (January 9)
  • George Foreman, boxer (January 10)
  • Christiane Amanpour, journalist (January 12)
  • Jeff Bezos, entrepreneur (January 12)
  • Shonda Rimes, screenwriter and producer (January 13)
  • Regina King, actor (January 15)
  • Kate Moss, model (January 16)
  • James Earl Jones, actor (January 17)
  • Muhammad Ali, boxer (January 17)
  • George Burns, comedian (January 20)

Aging is the process whereby you become the person you always should have been."

— David Bowie, Capricorn

Creative Capricorn Influencers

Some Capricorns who might not have lived especially long, but left durable cultural chem-trails, and are influencers to this day:

  • Rod Serling, television writer (December 25)
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, author of Lord of the Rings (January 3)
  • Elvis Presley, singer (January 8)
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader (January 15)
  • Benjamin Franklin, statesman and inventor (January 18)
  • Edgar Allan Poe, author (January 19)

Some younger Capricorns, not yet “seniors,” seem destined to leave lasting impressions on the world. These include designer Alexander Wang (December 26), singer Patti Smith (December 30), Catherine, Princess of Wales (January 9), Lin-Manuel Miranda (January 16), and Michelle Obama, former U.S. First Lady (January 17). They aren’t afraid to face cameras. Capricorns don’t resist aging; they glory in it. Capricorn David Bowie memorably said:

“Aging is an extraordinary process whereby you become the person you always should have been.”

So, Are You Persuaded?

We have all seen people who seem to age backwards and have more fun in their golden years. Astrology shows a pattern: Place your bets on the Earth signs, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn Sun people, for influential and inspiring lives. Those who age well are role models for all Sun signs in all generations.

Now, whatever your Sun sign, if you had your choice, would you peak early in your life or later?

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Sylvia Sky