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May 3, 2017

Here’s How People Try To Take Advantage Of You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Aries

(March 21st to April 19th)

People take advantage of your street smarts.

They assume you will plan 100% of the activities you do together. From organizing travel plans to choosing the restaurant for every single date night, the responsibility of planning social events almost always falls on your shoulders. It’s meant to be a compliment — everyone knows you know the best places to go and you don’t fall into a rut like everyone else. But it gets exhausting. It would be nice if the other people in your life would take the reigns once in a blue moon and surprise you with an adventure you get to fully enjoy, without being bogged down in the details.

Taurus

(April 20th to May 21st)

People take advantage of your loyalty.

They assume you’ll always be there for them. This is what people born in Taurus are known for, but it’s not infinite and unconditional. You can’t bank on someone to always be there for you if you stop putting time and effort into the relationship as well. It’s a two way street — either be there for your Taurus too or stop expecting them to drop everything for you.

Gemini

(May 22nd to June 21st)

People take advantage of your positivity.

You’re not one to be negative or outright bitchy to anyone. You like most people and try to get everyone in the group to have fun when you’re out. Unfortunately people latch on to this and try to suck out all the energy you have — that or they assume you’re too nice to stop them from taking advantage of you. Neither of these assumptions are true, for the record. Push a Gemini too far and you’ll see that they’re not always as nice as they seem.

Cancer

(June 22nd to July 22nd)

People take advantage of your generosity.

Cancers have the biggest heart in the Zodiac. They’ll give the shirt off their back to their loved ones. Cancers experience genuine joy when they are generous with their loved ones, the problem occurs when this stops being appreciated. When the gratitude stops and people feel entitled to a Cancer’s self-sacrificial ways, there’s a rocky future ahead.

Leo

(July 23rd to August 22nd)

People take advantage of your social skills.

Leos know how to walk into a room and be friends with whoever they want to by the end of the night. They aren’t loud or overly aggressive, but their subtle confidence always wins people over. This is attractive to the people in your life, but other people can rely on you too much when it comes to brokering peace treaties, carrying the conversation, or introducing them to the contacts you’ve worked hard to get. Every Leo has experienced bringing a friend to a party only to have them hang on them all night, totally unable to flourish on their own. It gets old.

Virgo

(August 23rd to September 22nd)

People take advantage of the way you can help them problem-solve.

Virgos are fixers, they can make anyone’s life better. They love the project of meeting someone and doing the research and planning necessary to overhaul that person’s life. However, if that person doesn’t take matters into their own hands from that point on, it’s going to be a problem. Virgos can fall into a routine of having to be someone’s mom, always cleaning up after them and holding their hand, and that’s not fun for anyone involved.

Libra

(September 23rd to October 22nd)

People take advantage of the way you value your relationships more than most people.

A Libra is the best kind of friend to have. They are there for you, without question. They will be the best friend you’ve ever had. But you still have to be proactive about maintaining the health of your relationship. Don’t take them for granted! Continue to acknowledge and appreciate everything your Libra does for you.

Scorpio

(October 23rd to November 22nd)

People take advantage the way you will fight for your friends.

Scorpio seems like the very last sign in the Zodiac someone would try to take advantage of. They are tough and outspoken, and very aware of what they bring to the table. From time to time, however, Scorpios develop soft spots for people they love. Here, they are vulnerable to be taken advantage of by people who will use this tiny weakness to get a Scorpio to fight their fight for them. They exploit the mama bear instincts of the Scorpio in order to further themselves against some other person.

Sagittarius

(November 23rd to December 21st)

People take advantage of your laid back nature.

Sagittarians rarely get angry. They value people getting along and prefer to go with the flow rather than stir up unnecessary drama. Sometimes crafty people use this to their advantage and try to push Sagittarians too far, knowing it will take a lot for them to speak up.

Capricorn

(December 22nd to January 20th)

People take advantage of the things you’ve worked hard to have.

They see what you have and think you got it because you were lucky. They want you to hand over your connections and whatever else they view as a “magic pill” that got you where you are. They don’t understand the time and dedication you’ve put into achieving your goals. Sure, you make it look easy, but that doesn’t mean it actually was easy.

Aquarius

(January 21st to February 18th)

People take advantage of your intelligence.

You were the person people always asked to do their homework growing up. You’ve long since known that “can you help me with…” really means “can you do this for me.” It seems like no one else wants to do the work, they think that just because you like intellectual topics you want to be everyone’s personal homework machine or tl;dr explainer.

Pisces

(February 19th to March 20th)

People take advantage of the way you hate standing up for yourself.

They know it’s going to take a lot before you’ll lash out and assert yourself so they push. Little by little they take more and more of what you have to give. They think they can walk all over you — and they can, for as long as you procrastinate the kind of conflict you hate so much. TC mark