Plenty of people think astrology is BS, but star signs can actually tell us a lot about your psyche and things that affect your moods and your perception of yourself. Sure, everyone is different and there are other factors that contribute to how you respond to various situations, but knowing what gets to you is always a good place to start. According to your zodiac sign, this is what depresses you the most.
Aries (March 21 — April 19)
Whenever you feel like your life is standing still, you tend towards depression. This is because you enjoy being active, working, influencing the world somehow, traveling, staying busy and productive, and seeking adventure. Not being able to do that makes you feel bad about yourself. You get bored, self-doubt creeps in, and you regret every moment you’re not making the most of life.
Taurus (April 20 — May 21)
People under this sign are highly motivated and tend to strive for perfection. However, the moment that something slips beyond their control and turns out different from how they planned, this can send them into a downward spiral. You feel safe and comfortable when you’re secure and any threat to that security is a major cause for alarm.
Gemini (May 21 — June 20)
Love hurts when it doesn’t work out, but with time, most of us find ways to move on. You do not. You carry heartbreak, displeasure, betrayal, and hurt with you everywhere and refuse to simply face them and let go of it. Even when you’re seeking out adventure and exploring new passions, thinking about the things you’ve lost breeds depression.
Cancer (June 21 — July 22)
You feel all your emotions too strongly and it is both a blessing and a curse. When things are going well, you’re able to completely immerse yourself in those moments, but the slightest inconvenience or rough patch can lead to you feeling bad. Cancer is the moodiest of all the signs, and most of your depression comes from feelings of loneliness and a lack of love and support.
Leo (July 23 — August 22)
You’re used to being in control and having things go your way, so when you’re not and they don’t, that realization can be too much for you to bear. You hold onto grudges until they turn bitter and you have a hard time getting past wrong that has been done to you, which then leads to you wallowing in depression.
Virgo (August 23 — September 22)
Thinking about your life depresses you. You have a very vivid imagination which you often devote to making up stories about how your life might turn out, then getting bummed by the end results. Focusing on the things that are going wrong and being cynical about most things is the root of your melancholy.
Libra (September 23 — October 22)
You’re most likely to enter into a depressive state when you feel like you don’t have an outlet for the love and kindness you have to give. Not being able to help people or achieve your purpose makes you question your place in the world. You surround yourself with people to keep from worrying about your own life, so when the crowd leaves, all your worries come knocking.
Scorpio (October 23 — November 21)
Personal space is very important to you, so the thing that depresses you most is not being able to maintain your independence. Being around people who don’t respect your privacy or are too clingy can often drive you to the edge and sap the energy out of you.
Sagittarius (November 22 — December 21)
You’re usually very excitable, cheery, and upbeat. While everyone loves you for your ability to lighten up the mood, your energy is often hard to match. Realizing that this could mean ending up alone or disregarding parts of yourself in order to fit in tends to trigger a depressive state.
Capricorn (December 22 — January 19)
People who fall under this sigh desire control and perfection in their lives. You want to make sure there’s a safety net waiting to catch you before you do anything. Since that is hardly ever the case, depression follows. Even something as natural as getting older leaves you terribly out of sorts.
Aquarius (January 20 — February 18)
What gets you down the most is feeling like you don’t belong. When you can’t relate to the people around you or you think they don’t understand you, it makes you feel like a fish out of water.
Pisces (February 19 — March 20)
For you, family is everything and the bonds you build are very important to you. So when there’s trouble on this front, you find it difficult to be in good spirits. Self-sacrificing, putting others first and pretending to be okay when you’re not are some of the most common triggers of depression for this sign.
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