(March 21st to April 19th)
You’re angry, but it’s subtle. Every time you’re with friends, you find that you start venting to them aggressively. You notice that people don’t always take well to this, and sometimes start to shy away from you a bit. (It’s often more likely that this will happen after you’ve had a drink or two.) Your coping mechanism is to counter your feelings of being helpless or lost with feigned certainty and that eventually morphs into externalized anger. Be cautious when it seems like you’re constantly being critical of everything happening outside of you. Perhaps the problem is what’s happening on the inside.
(April 20th to May 21st)
You’re becoming self-conscious, and worrying whether or not other people perceive you as successful, attractive, or anything else. A Taurus’ weak spot is appearances and other people’s perceptions of them. When a Taurus is unhappy in their lives, their coping mechanism is to create a façade that looks so impressive on the outside, nobody questions what’s really going on within. The more manic you get about trying to convince other people that your life is perfect, the more deeply you know that something isn’t right.
(May 22nd to June 21st)
You’re clinging to people in a way that you usually don’t. When a Gemini is struggling with something, they are usually desperate to feel supported by people around them, and when they begin to realize that other people can’t actually help them, they cling even harder. Not only this, but Geminis are known for getting lost in other people. If you feel the urge to escape – whether it’s into a friendship, a relationship, a role, to another city or country – ask yourself what you’re running from every time you manically text your friends to see whether or not they’re free.
(June 22nd to July 22nd)
You’re denying how you really feel. When something is wrong in a Cancer’s life, they will be at home crying their eyes out, and at the same time will try to convince everyone in their lives that they are actually 100% fine and chill. It’s not that they’re being fake, it’s that they want other people to see them as composed because that’s not how they see themselves, and deep down, their biggest fear is being out of control emotionally. If you’re a Cancer that is denying your feelings (and as a byproduct perhaps having displaced anxiety or projecting your issues onto irrational fears) ask yourself why you’re avoiding your inner truth. It’s trying to tell you something you don’t want to hear.
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
You’re becoming obsessed with other people, whether that’s your current S/O, your ex, your ex’s new boo, or even your friends. Leos are so self-sufficient and ego-oriented, they thrive in knowing that they can be independent and happy at that. So when a Leo starts to almost uncharacteristically care about what everyone else is doing with their lives, that’s when you know they are secretly questioning what’s happening in their own.
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
You’re paranoid about nothing and everything. Virgos are very practical and like feeling as though their time and energy is going toward a greater purpose. When they know they are slipping away from that, they tend to consume their minds with petty thoughts and strange insecurities. When a Virgo starts becoming irrational, that’s how you know something’s really up.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
You’re either diving into work, or diving into play, with no balance in-between. As the sign of the scales, Libras thrive when all aspects of their lives are functioning blissfully. They need love, they need work, they need friends, they need a nice home… they’re perfectionists, but only because they crave the feeling of things being “complete.” So when they subconsciously know that something is not quite right in their lives and they are not dealing with it, they tend to throw themselves into one major project or another, leaving no room to deal with the feelings they know they must.
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
You’re becoming consumed with comparative thoughts. Scorpios rarely realize this, but they truly are at their best when they are proud of what they’re doing with their lives, and are learning to thrive on their own. When they aren’t living up to their potential, their coping mechanism is trying to pick out the ways they’re better than everyone, or the ways they’re worse off than everyone, and neither is healthy. If you find yourself absolutely unable to thwart painful thoughts about your worth in relation to others, you have to acknowledge the area of your life that you feel is so deeply beneath other people’s standards, and the other areas you are inflating so as to counter the feeling of inadequacy.
(November 23rd to December 21st)
You’re starting to idle. Sags value fluidity in their lives, they like to be moving, learning, growing or exploring at almost all times. When they start to feel stuck, or as though they can’t move on, there’s something that they are subconsciously suppressing, something that they know they have to deal with in order to be able to carry on with their lives. They’re off-path when they’re settling into routine and stagnating, that’s when they’re trying to get themselves to stay still to address whatever issues they’ve been trying to avoid.
(December 22nd to January 20th)
You’re following the pack. Capricorns are natural born leaders. They were built to design their own lives, chase their individual dreams, and work with other people to help them become liberated as well. When a Capricorn loses their confidence, they start to herd behind either a partner, or a job, or an idea that they are okay if they just “play it small.” A Capricorn is off path when they’re being meek about their desires, and not taking life by the goat’s horns. (Pun intended.)
(January 21st to February 18th)
You’re failing to empathize with others. Everyone knows that your strong suits are being independently-minded and entrepreneurial, but when an Aquarius feels vulnerable, they avoid trying to imagine how other people would feel about their actions or choices – it’s just too scary. So, instead of addressing the fact that they are feeling afraid and unsure, they project an air of certainty and confidence that tends to translate into unintentionally hurting other people. This is where the common Aquarius criticism that they are socially tone deaf and inconsiderate can sometimes come from.
(February 19th to March 20th)
For the lack of a better phrase: you’re all over the place. You are interested in everything and everyone, and though you attribute your interest in art and travel and music and yoga and everything else to being free-spirited, it is actually what you do when you’re most avoiding what you want most, whether that’s love, or career trajectory or a feeling of security. Diving into all of these things so that you are constantly consumed is a defense mechanism, and you can’t run from yourself forever.