(March 21st to April 19th)
There’s always more going on in life than you are able to actually do. You can’t keep up (because no one can), and every night in is a cloud of guilt and massive FOMO. You see other people living more glamorous and exciting lives than you, and you get stuck feeling like your already fast-paced life isn’t enough.
(April 20th to May 21st)
You spend so much time worrying about being hurt or rejected that you don’t really put yourself out there. You don’t know what the right balance is between facing your fear and being too closed off. Everyone thinks of you as so tough, you’re not sure when you should mention that you can hurt too.
(May 22nd to June 21st)
You’re so passionate about everything that you worry you can’t give adequate attention to anything in particular. You feel lazy or like a bad worker because you get so excited about a project that you throw yourself into it only to find a new love a few weeks later. You’re never going to be the quiet, single-minded student people always seem to be praising.
(June 22nd to July 22nd)
You have a capacity to love others that other people frankly do not possess. This feels an awful lot like never being in a completely reciprocal relationship. Always the lover, never the beloved.
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
You do the not-trendy thing of really, really caring about the feelings and opinions of your loved ones. You give a fuck. You have an insatiable thirst for the calming effect of other people’s affirmation. Even when people notice and compliment you, it never fully scratches the itch.
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
You’re a perfectionist. Your standards are sky-high so inevitably you’re not going to meet them. You know how smart, capable and focused you are and because of that, it’s hard for you to cut yourself a break when you fall short of your expectations.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
You put so much energy into helping other people, it’s hard not to notice they seldom put the same effort back into their relationship with you. It’s hard to always be the one giving and rarely be the one receiving.
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
Everyone thinks you’re such a badass but you’re afraid to do the normal thing you see everyone around you doing so easily: opening up to someone. It’d be easier for you to run into a burning building to save a friend than to open up to that same friend about something you’re insecure about.
(November 23rd to December 21st)
You wonder if something’s wrong with you because you have no desire to settle down. Everyone else seems to enjoy doing the same thing as they get older (house, kids, suburbs) and you still just want to travel the world.
(December 22nd to January 20th)
You wonder if you’ll ever get the kind of life you’ve always dreamed of creating for yourself. There’s nothing more important to you than your ambitions, which is why you’re also ruled by the fear that your talents aren’t good enough.
(January 21st to February 18th)
Put simply: most people don’t ‘get’ you. It’s hard not to have bouts of self-doubt when the whole world seems to be operating on a different system. You strive to be unique and non-conforming, and this occasional icky feeling is the price of admission.
(February 19th to March 20th)
You eschew traditional measures of success. You’re more concerned about creating a life you love than creating a life that looks like everyone else’s. Your independence is both freeing and lonely-making and that’s something you’ll always have to live with.