(March 21st to April 19th)
Do you really need to ask? You’re a big crybaby because you’re so stubborn. You have a hard time admitting when you’re wrong, so when you wind up being wrong—which is, c’mon, girl, a lot—you don’t swallow your pride and admit you made a mistake. Instead, you keep trying to save face, looking goofier with each flailing attempt. Look, baby—everyone knows you have flaws. We all have flaws. But your biggest flaw is that you won’t admit you have flaws. Not only do you overthink—you overfeel. And that’s why you’re so freakin’ sensitive.
(April 20th to May 21st)
You seem aloof to many people. They think that’s because you don’t feel things very deeply. They don’t realize the real reason you seem “aloof” is that you’re deeply sensitive and are guarding your tragically fragile feelings. You often perceive an insult when someone didn’t intend it—remember when that girl complimented your new haircut and you took it as an insult against your old haircut? You only put up your guard because you’re so sensitive, you’re afraid that if people knew what a gentle flower you are, they’d take advantage of you. But remember—when you put up a wall, you don’t only keep the bad people out. You keep everyone out. Let the good people in, ya big softie.
(May 22nd to June 21st)
It’s always hard for me to directly address a Gemini, because I never know which of the two sides I’ll be talking to at any given moment. But deep down, me and both of your personalities know that despite the fun-loving, super-social persona you project, inside you is a deeply wounded little baby bird. You are not nearly as superficial as people think you are. But you are also a prideful type, so you’ll never let anyone see your tender side. If you’re insulted, you won’t let anyone know it. Both of your personalities need to lighten the hell up—that’s the only way to let the light shine inside you.
(June 22nd to July 22nd)
Sure, you try to act all hard, but inside that hard crab shell is nothing but soft meat. Your biggest problem—and it’s the root of your sensitivity—is a tendency to dwell on the past. “Why did they say that? Did they really think that, or were they lying? Did they really like me at one point, or were they a narcissistic sociopathic cheater all along?” You’ll sit in solitude all day and night, wondering about the past. Pssst—I have some news for you: The past is the only thing you can never change. You can’t change what people have done to you. You can only change your attitudes about it. Once you let go of the past, you’ll let go of 99% of your deeply melancholic sensitivity. Forgive, forget, and start looking toward the future!
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
You’re a natural-born social climber. Your public image is far more important to you than whether you actually like yourself. Social status is extremely important to you—so much that you’ll often hide your true feelings and opinions just for the sake of being liked. This is why you are extremely touchy about criticism—not because it necessarily affects your self-image, but because it might negatively impact how others perceive you. So you are sometimes prone to lashing out arrogantly at whoever offers even the slightest bit of constructive criticism. What you need to realize is that being touchy and cruel usually damages the way people look at you. So if you really want to be popular, stop being so sensitive about negative comments. Let them just roll off your back like the natural-born leader you aspire to be.
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
You have so many feelings, most of your waking energy is expended on keeping them all under control. You’re what is known in psychological terms as a “bottler”—someone who keeps their feelings bottled up for so long that they finally explode in a nasty and often disastrous way. Since this often embarrasses you, you’ll go right back to suppressing those feelings until they inevitably explode like a bottle of soda that’s been shaken too many times. Here’s a protip, darling: Let your feelings out slowly. Let them trickle out as they come to you. Let them flow like a fresh stream. Don’t ever bottle them up. That way you avoid all those public outbursts; what’s better, people don’t think you’re a hardass who has temper tantrums every once in a while. Instead, they’ll see the sensitive and loving person you’ve always been inside.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
Unlike many of the other signs, you make no secret of the fact that you’re sensitive, and this works to your advantage. What might be dismissed as superficial charm is actually the fact that you’re empathetic and highly sensitive to the feelings of others. You allow yourself to feel, and this allows you to relate to the feelings of others. You hardly ever feel misunderstood; neither do the people who talk to you. So the reason you’re so damn sensitive is because you’re a good person with strong feelings. Congrats!
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
Maybe instead of the Scorpion, your sign should have been called the Volcano. You feel as if you are extremely sensitive—and even empathetic—to the feelings of others, but inwardly you stew with rage because you don’t feel anyone else is as sensitive to you. If you get hurt—sorry, when you get hurt, because it happens a lot—you will not attack. You will plot. When you finally seek your revenge, it will be unexpected, because your target didn’t realize they offended you in the first place. My advice is to just embrace the fact that you’re sensitive, accept the fact that a lot of other people are as unfeeling as a bucket of cement, and don’t let their callousness wound you.
(November 23rd to December 21st)
Everyone thinks you’re so strong—and they’re right. While you might not be a weeping blubbering mess like some of the other signs, you have feelings just like everyone else. The difference is that you don’t make a huge public display of it. You don’t hold grudges, you don’t seek revenge, and if you get hurt, you don’t nurse your wounds—you hurt back tenfold until your aggressor runs away. So the reason you’re so sensitive is that you’re human—but the difference between you and many other star signs is that you don’t wallow in your feelings; you feel them and then move on to more important things.
(December 22nd to January 20th)
People generally see you as very touchy, but also cold to others. You are quick to insult but also quick to feel insulted. But these are two sides of the same coin—you’re just trying to protect your feelings, but you’ve constructed such a force field around yourself that sometimes it’s hard for people to realize that you even have feelings. You only guard yourself because you are terrified of being hurt. You’re like an artichoke—one has to peel through quite a few protective layers before they get to the soft heart inside. You’re wise to screen out potential players and troublemakers—but you’d be foolish not to let good, kind, and caring people into your heart.
(January 21st to February 18th)
As one of the most emotional star signs, your feelings flow like water. You are vulnerable, kind, loyal, generous, and sincere—so much so, that sometimes you wish you didn’t feel things so deeply. Sometimes as a diversion, you’ll poke fun at others just to hide the fact that you can’t stand to be teased. You are a very emotional creature who is not good at showing her emotions. This is where you need to work on yourself—quit thinking there’s something wrong will being so sensitive, and start figuring out how to express your sensitivity in ways that help you and everyone around you. The world needs more sensitive people like you—it’s a virtue, not a flaw!
(February 19th to March 20th)
By nature, you are gentle. Caring. Affectionate. Overwhelmingly empathetic. There is nothing wrong with any of this, because these are all virtues. Your main problem is that you live in a world where many people aren’t nearly as sensitive as you, which causes you to get easily hurt and withdraw. You expect the best of people and wind up getting hurt when they inevitably fail to live up to your expectations. First, you need to embrace the fact that you’re a uniquely sensitive individual. Second, you’ll need to accept that most don’t feel things nearly as deeply as you do. That’s the only way you’re going to be happy.