Here’s Why You’re The Black Sheep Of Your Family, Based On Your Zodiac Sign



(March 21st to April 19th)

They’re tired of being long distance. Aries are the least likely sign to stick around their hometown after graduation. They need something new and see every city as an adventure they have to take part in. This results in their family feeling left behind or like some bland precursor to when your life actually starts. Sure, it’s their fault for having a (small) inferiority complex, but you can help them out by reassuring them with semi-frequent trips home.


(April 20th to May 21st)

They’re tired of you not showing up to family events. Tauruses are so independent that they don’t hover around the nest when they leave, once they learn to walk they run. They’re totally self sufficient and they only attend family gatherings because they really look forward to seeing people — not out of guilt or obligation or to ask for money as they walk out the door. This can get interpreted by people as being aloof or not having a strong family connection (even though it’s far from the truth).


(May 22nd to June 21st)

They’re tired of investing in projects you abandon months (and sometimes weeks) later. A Gemini is *that* person who always has an exciting investment opportunity for their friends and family. They aren’t grifters (just the opposite, Gemini’s are generally pure of heart) but it’s just that there’s SO many exciting things a Gemini wants to do, and when they’re in the moment they all seem like they’re going to pan out. But inevitably they are cast aside for the next exciting thing the Gemini becomes obsessed with.


(June 22nd to July 22nd)

They are tired of dealing with your sappy attitude. A Cancer will cry during The Notebook but they will also cry during the NBA finals. There is no occasion on which a Cancer will not make it about their ~emotions~ and feel things about it. They can also be insecure overly sensitive and a stick in the mud with other family members who like poking fun at people or telling mildly controversial jokes sometimes.


(July 23rd to August 22nd)

They’re tired of your constant need for attention. Though it’s usually subtle, one trait every Leo shares is that they need to be praised for their actions. This is one of the reasons your family exists, and they don’t mind doing it once in awhile, but it can get exhausting. You can help them out by having them communicate praise to you in writing (or writing what they say down after you get off the phone). When you’re feeling low, consult your written evidence instead of digging for more.


(August 23rd to September 22nd)

They’re tired of you being better than them. Most people struggle to figure their lives out, but Virgos generally have an easier time at least covering the basics because they are very practical, intelligent, and focused. They’re good at their jobs, they know how to make a budget — if you’re the younger cousin or sibling of a Virgo, there’s a reason you feel inferior.


(September 23rd to October 22nd)

They’re tired of you not siding with them. Libras tend to be hated by immature family members and old high school friends who assume loyalty should always fall with them in any disagreement — even when they’re in the wrong. What they don’t understand is that Libras are fair to a fault. Libras will admit when they are wrong in a fight and they’ll side with the person they genuinely feel is on the right side, ‘loyalty’ be damned.


(October 23rd to November 22nd)

They’re tired of you bringing up politics at the dinner table. As a Scorpio you’re not afraid of conflict, in fact, you view it as a fun pasttime. So when you bring up politics at the table, you’re hoping for some exciting intellectual sparing — the kind not everyone else is comfortable with. To them, it’s a danger zone of exactly the arguments they’ve been trying to avoid with the less *ahem* intellectual family members who join the conversation.


(November 23rd to December 21st)

They’re tired of you not taking anything seriously. Sure, Sagittarians are funny as fuck, but there’s more to life than humor. Sometimes people want to have a serious conversation with you (or at least, each other without you butting in). Occasionally, try holding the comic relief until after the moment has passed.


(December 22nd to January 20th)

They’re tired of being nagged. Capricorns can be powerhouses in getting shit done, but they have the horrible habits of both preferring not to do things alone and always knowing their way is best. This means their partner in crime usually becomes their servant in crime. And yes, the outcome is perfect — but that’s not the point. Lighten up a little.


(January 21st to February 18th)

They’re tired of you hitting them up for money for different causes. Aquarians have giant hearts and there is no shortage of good causes they get involved with over the course of their life. Unfortunately, other people don’t see these charities as as big of a priority as an Aquarius does and after awhile saying ‘no’ to being asked to volunteer or lend financial support gets awkward.


(February 19th to March 20th)

They just don’t “get” you. Pisces tend to be total outcasts from their families because they are sensitive, artistic souls who prefer to be alone and don’t need the approval of those around them. Growing up, they spent a lot of time alone in their room listening to alarming music of one variety or another. It’s not that you don’t love them, it’s that you’re all very different people and it hasn’t been important enough to you (or you just haven’t figure out how) to bridge the gap. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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