Whether we want to admit it or not, the world is full of things we just can’t control.
From small things like the weather, or whether or not someone likes you, to huge events like natural disasters and death in the family, there’s very little –if anything– that we can do to control every aspect of our lives.
Some signs have accepted this as fact and live their life going with the flow. Others cling to the illusion of control like their lives depend on it.
Here are the zodiac signs ranked from the most to least controlling.
Rank #1. Leo
For Leo, life is simple. It’s their way or the highway, and they’re not going to change that for anyone.
This is born out of a combination of confidence and lack of trust; They know their weaknesses and strengths, and don’t trust others to perform as well as them.
Rank #2. Scorpio
Scorpios are one of the most protective signs in the Zodiac. In fact, they’re so protective that they won’t let pesky things such as free will and their partners’ desires get in the way of their protection.
That’s right, Scorpios tend to control not out of a desire to rule every aspect of your life but rather a desire to keep you safe, even from your own choices.
Regardless of where the attitude is coming from, it’s still annoying and shouldn’t be tolerated.
Rank #3. Capricorn
Capricorns aren’t as much controlling as they’re structured, but both can look awfully similar when looked at from the outside.
As far as Capricorn cares, everything should be done following a plan and a structure, and straying away from that is what leads to chaos.
Rank #4. Taurus
Everyone knows that Taurus is stubborn, but not everyone knows that their stubbornness can easily be interpreted as being controlling to the untrained eye.
They don’t want to control you, they couldn’t care less about controlling you, but they’re close-minded and have a very firm set of beliefs that they won’t stray from.
It’s others that need to change their mind, not them, and that can come off as controlling to others.
Rank #5. Virgo
Virgos are perfectionists who can’t help but criticize even the smallest of mistakes, which means that they’ll try to take over to ensure everything goes the way they want it to go.
Ever heard the phrase, ‘if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself’? That describes Virgo perfectly.
Rank #6. Aries
Smack in the middle, we find Aries, who has no problem not being in control but can easily take over and rule with an iron fist if left unchecked.
The thing about Aries is that they don’t actually attempt to take control of a situation. It just happens, and Arians are neither observant nor considerate enough to notice when they’ve taken over.
Rank #7. Gemini
Geminis are only controlling when it comes to their own life, and with good reason. Their voluble personality and trademark indecision make cultivating self-control a must if this sign wants to get anything done.
This doesn’t mean they can’t be controlling, but rather that they usually have no interest in doing it. Controlling themselves is already one heck of a challenge.
Rank #8. Cancer
Cancers care entirely too much about what people think, and that’s reflected here, as they’re afraid to come off as too controlling for other people’s tastes.
The truth is that family-loving Cancers would love to have a say in every aspect of their loved ones’ lives and would love to be able to control them, but since they don’t want to come off as controlling, they sit back and let things happen.
Rank #9. Libra
Libras aren’t controlling, they’re codependent, and their desire to constantly be with someone can come off as being controlling rather than needy.
They’re not afraid of controlling others to stay, but they’re more than happy to let things run their course once they’ve succeeded.
Rank #10. Aquarius
Aquarians are often lost in their own world and don’t have the time or energy to care about other people’s actions, let alone to try to control them.
They’re social and have no problem making friends and hearing their thoughts and opinions, but they don’t actually want to control them, even if they disagree.
They have too much on their plate to care about what others do.
Rank #11. Pisces
Pisces see the best in just about anything, so they see no real point in trying to control things or people.
It’s much easier for them to just go with the flow and accept what happens.
It might lead to nasty surprises, but that’s life, right?
Rank #12. Sagittarius
Sagittarians love their freedom more than anything in the world, and they’re happy to extend the same courtesy to others.
They don’t want to control other people because they don’t want to be controlled.
Live and let live. That’s the Sagittarius philosophy.