Different people have different hang-ups. Such hang-ups can be attributed to the zodiac sign we are born under. It is a fact that every zodiac sign is associated with some bad habits. Each zodiac sign is ruled by a particular planet, a particular element (air, fire, water, earth) and has certain qualities (cardinal, fixed, and mutable). All these determine the personality and traits we are born with.
Discovering the bad habits that your sign is associated with can help you learn what is standing between you and happiness or success. You can also try to get rid of these habits, which are holding you back. For example, if you have a tendency to spend too much or procrastinate, learning more about the reasons why you do so, might enable you to course-correct.
Here are some of the weaknesses of each zodiac sign, according to astrology and some tips on how you can rectify them.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Swearing: Aries people tend to swear like a sailor. They are very expressive in their choice of words and like to make their point with emphasis. This is one habit that often gets them into hot waters.
Being impulsive: Aries natives are very impulsive. They act without thinking, and this leads to some delicate situations and much regrets.
Twirling hair: Aries is likely to be obsessed with hair, and if you see someone constantly twirling their hair, you can bet it’s an Aries.
To overcome your bad habits, try taking some deep breaths, cultivate patience, and listen to others. This will dial down the stress, which causes them in the first place.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Saying No: If you tend to say "No" the moment someone asks a favor of you, you are probably a Taurus. Taurus people fiercely guard their boundaries, but amazing opportunities can slip past them, due to this habit.
Rigidity: Taurus believes in doing things their own way. Nothing and no one can change their mind. Being a fixed sign, they are stubborn and rigid. This is something they really need to avoid.
Fear of change: Taurus doesn’t take easily to change and prefers to avoid it. This means they lose out on the advantages of trying new things.
Taurus should try meditation and reach out to others when these habits present themselves. It’s better to go on a lunch date with a close friend than to spend money.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Checking the phone obsessively: If you see someone constantly checking their phone, it is definitely a Gemini. Not surprising, as Mercury, the planet of communication, rules the sign.
Getting distracted: It’s very easy for a Gemini to get distracted. They can simply zone out when someone is talking, especially if the topic is boring. You will know from that far-away look in their eyes.
Easily bored: If there is one thing that Geminis fear, it is boredom. They get bored very easily and become very restless. They never feel truly settled.
Geminis need to practice mindfulness to overcome their bad habits.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Suppressing things: Cancer is good at bottling up frustration and resentment. This leads to negative thinking and makes them choose complaining over confrontation.
Being hypersensitive: Being sensitive is good, but being too sensitive can be bad. Cancer people get stressed out because of their intense emotions. And the ways they choose to seek comfort during such emotional moments are not very healthy.
Loves clutter: Cancer people make good collectors, but they also hang onto things that they no longer need as they become emotionally attached to objects.
Cancer needs to talk things through with someone as this will prevent them from taking refuge in sadness. Connecting with others helps them to overcome their unhealthy habits.
Leo (July 23 – Aug 22)
Fearing change: Leos cling to the past because they are frightened of change. This can cause problems for them if they are stuck in a dead-end job or relationship.
Feeling insecure: Being vain, Leos spend a lot of time on their appearance. This also reveals their insecurities in this department. In their zeal to look good, they obsess over detail.
Taking things too personally: Leo gets hurt easily, which may cause them to take things too personally, resulting in a stress overdose.
Leos should ensure that their emotional needs are met, otherwise they may act out in unhealthy ways.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Offering unsolicited advice: Virgos can’t help giving unsolicited advice. This can seem like criticism. So they need to be careful about offering advice.
Worrying too much: Virgos are perfectionists, and this makes them worry too much. They are always in troubleshooting mode, which means that they tend to attract such situations.
Nit-picking: Virgo tends to nit-pick as they have an eye for detail. They want others to do things the way they themselves would do it, and this may lead to arguments.
They should try to relax more and see the big picture. A creative outlet could help them to overcome the need for control.
Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Overspending: Like Taurus, Libra is a great believer in retail therapy. They need to curb their spending habits.
Breaking promises: Libra is a people-pleaser, hence saying ‘No’ is difficult for them. This means they often make commitments that they can’t keep.
Falling in love too soon: Libras tend to fall in love with the idea of a person, rather than who they actually are. They are very romantic and tend to have many love affairs before finding the right one. They need to make sure they fall in love for the right reasons.
Librans could try to focus on themselves, like Aries, now and then. This could prevent the stress of trying to make others happy all the time.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Being Obsessive: Scorpio is the most obsessive of all the zodiac signs, and it can definitely get them into trouble.
Control freaks: Scorpio is driven by a need to control everything and everyone. Naturally, this poses problems in relationships, whether at home or work.
Secretiveness: Scorpios are very secretive by nature. This can cause havoc in their relationships, as their partner may think that they are hiding things from them.
Scorpio can practice meditation to calm their obsessive thoughts. They should also try to trust people more. This can be achieved through therapy.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Gambling: Many Sagittarians are fond of gambling. If they are not careful, it could turn into an addiction and cause grave problems for them.
Blunt speaking: Sagittarius is not known for its diplomacy. Though it is not their intention to offend anyone, they often speak without thinking.
Impatience: Sagittarius is known for big ideas. But they seldom have a plan to implement them. So they may not be able to actually get things accomplished.
Sagittarius needs lots of physical outlets for their great energy. They also need enough rest.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Self-criticism: Capricorns are quite hard on themselves, as they turn their critical eye on themselves as much as they do on others.
Workaholism: work is worship for the Capricorn-born. They literally live in their offices and are always chasing new goals. They lack work-life balance.
Pessimism: Capricorn has a tendency to harbor negative thoughts. For them, the glass is always half empty.
The best way to deal with your busy life, and your pessimism, is by taking care of yourself. And if you find more than one person calling you a "workaholic," take it as a sign.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Gaming: Aquarius is fascinated by gadgets and technology, so they tend to spend a lot of time on gaming. They need to have other hobbies too.
Excessive online activity: They can spend a lot of time online, and forget about the real world. This has a negative effect on their social life.
Late nights: Aquarius is not very careful about their health. Their minds are usually so busy they forget to eat on time, fail to exercise, or don’t get enough sleep.
Aquarius people need to take better care of themselves by getting enough sleep and spending some time among real people, instead of social media.
Pisces (Feb 19 – March 20)
Daydreaming: Pisces people are escapists, and they have a rich fantasy world to escape into. This tendency to daydream can prevent them from finishing their projects.
Procrastinating: If Pisces is not inclined to do something, they will put it off as long as they can.
Drinking too much: If you have a friend who has a drinking problem, chances are strong that it’s a Pisces. Alcohol is one way to escape into a fantasy world.
They should try painting, journaling, or talking to friends to overcome their bad habits. All of us have bad habits, and they may or may not be associated with our zodiac signs, but with a little self-awareness, and a desire for self-improvement, they can be overcome.