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January 2, 2017

What People Frequently Misunderstand About You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Aries

(March 21st to April 19th)

People think that you’re cold, just because you’re not soft. You know how to stand up for yourself, and you know how not to sidetrack your dreams for other people — your life is too short not to be the exciting, adventurous one you want it to be. You have feelings, you just don’t want to be slowed down by them.

Taurus

(April 20th to May 21st)

People think that you’re uncaring, when you’re just extremely careful about who you care about. Your love is bigger and more intense than many other signs, but you’re always conscious that you don’t want to get hurt. You want people to demonstrate that they feel the same way first. You do care — and fiercely, you’re just smart about how (and when) you show it.

Gemini

(May 22nd to June 21st)

People mistake your passion for flakiness. You don’t pick up and abandon hobbies because you’re not focused enough to keep up with one, but because your passionate about so much that you’re constantly evolving. You know that you don’t have to hold onto something forever for it to have been “real”. You love the thrill of meeting new people and having new relationships, that doesn’t mean you don’t value your old friends — it just means you’re always going to be the kind of person who is excited about where life could take you.

Cancer

(June 22nd to July 22nd)

People think you’re a pushover because you’re so loving, but they don’t realize you’re smart enough to know when to walk away. You’ll give a romantic relationship or a friendship everything you have, but you’ll be the first one to walk away when it’s time. You’re not going to be walked over and you’re not going to waste away in a situation that’s much better for the other person than it is for you. People are usually surprised when you move on because they think you’re going to excuse the one-sidedness of a relationship forever. They should know better.

Leo

(July 23rd to August 22nd)

People make the mistake of thinking that you’re so self-assured you don’t need their support every once in awhile. You’re independent enough to do whatever you want to do, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want people to acknowledge how hard that is. You crave human connection as much as the next person, and there’s no cure for occasional insecurity than a few compliments from the people you love and respect.

Virgo

(August 23rd to September 22nd)

People think you’re all work and no play but what they don’t understand is that for you work is play. You get a sense of joy and real satisfaction from your chosen work that is incredibly rare. People should be so lucky as to have a romantic relationship that’s as satisfying as your relationship with your job is. Your work life is a vehicle through which you get to watch yourself stretch and grow and become the fully actualized person you want to be.

Libra

(September 23rd to October 22nd)

You’re such a good friend that people think they can make too many demands of you. You would do anything for the people you love, but your social circle is large and you have to take care of themselves and there’s just not always enough time and energy to go around. Sometimes you have to take a step back and put your own oxygen mask on first. You’re not an unlimited supply of fun and nurturing, that’s just not possible.

Scorpio

(October 23rd to November 22nd)

People think you’re fearless and can’t be hurt. The truth is you do experience hurt when people let you down, you just don’t show it. You don’t like to feel weak and you combat it by projecting an impervious image of someone who is always filled with rock solid confidence. You wish you could let more people in to see the real world, it’s just that not enough people are trustworthy enough to be worth it.

Sagittarius

(November 23rd to December 21st)

People make the mistake of thinking they have the Sagittarius in their life figured out. Sagittarians don’t play by rules and they don’t fall into any one category. You hate to be pegged down and you need freedom to explore. As soon as someone describes you in a certain way, you want to embrace the opposite characteristics and see what the other side of that duality is like. Stagnation isn’t for you.

Capricorn

(December 22nd to January 20th)

People think you’re judgmental, but you just have high expectations. If you can hold yourself to a very high standard, why can’t you hold other people to it? It’s simple: you want to be the best and you expect the best of other people if they are going to be in your life. You’re forgiving when people make mistakes, but you only have a desire to associate with the highest quality people from the get go.

Aquarius

(January 21st to February 18th)

People think you’re not loving because you’re not emotional. This is the worst misconception in the zodiac. You love deeply — you just don’t understand the need for embarrassing displays of affection and can hide your feelings when you’re unsure of them. In your own time and in your own way you express a love that has more depth than most.

Pisces

(February 19th to March 20th)

People think that because you’re quiet they can walk all over you. You might not retaliate in a loud screaming confrontation, but make no mistake — you’re not the kind to stand for mistreatment. The next time they come around looking for someone to steamroll, you’re nowhere to be found. TC mark

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