Aries: March 21st – April 19th
You make impulsive decisions because you think they are going to make you feel better somehow. You sleep with someone you have no interest in dating. You get your hair chopped off. You get another piercing or another tattoo. You do something, anything, the first thing you think of, to make yourself feel better for a little while.
Taurus: April 20th – May 20th
You run back to the past. You contact the people who used to make you happy because you are convinced they could make you happy again. So you text your ex. You contact that friend you cut out of your life years ago. You try to relive the old days.
Gemini: May 21st – June 20th
You return to that bad habit that you thought you finally broke. You start smoking again. You start biting your nails again. You start eating junk food again. You let yourself fall back into your worst habits.
Cancer: June 21st – July 22nd
You start putting all of your focus on someone else’s problems to avoid your own. You ask your friends how they are doing. You decide to make them into your newest project. To fix them so that you don’t have to think about fixing yourself.
Leo: July 23rd – August 22nd
You start arguments with people who have done nothing wrong. You snap over every little thing. Your tolerance level becomes low, so whenever someone does the smallest thing to bother you, you can’t hold back your annoyance. You let them have it.
Virgo: August 23rd – September 22nd
You disappear from the face of the planet. You punish yourself by closing yourself off from everyone who cares about you. You stop answering texts. You start canceling plans. You treat your friends like shit — but not because you hate them. Because you hate yourself.
Libra: September 23rd – October 22nd
When you are secretly not okay, you spend money left and right. You might shop online for new clothes to make yourself feel better. You might spend money at the salon to make yourself feel more confident. Or you might waste money at the bar or the casino. You try to make yourself feel better with things.
Scorpio: October 23rd – November 21st
You start hanging out with the wrong people. People who encourage your bad behavior. People who never motivate you to make a change. People who make you feel like there isn’t anything wrong with your self-destructive attitude.
Sagittarius: November 22nd – December 21st
You (wrongly) decide that alcohol is going to give you the relief you’re looking for. So you go to the bar. You drink too much. You end up hungover in the middle of the week and then you still go out drinking again the next day.
Capricorn: December 22nd – January 19th
When you are secretly not okay, you sleep less. You eat less. You stay up later. You worry more. You end up ignoring your surroundings because you get stuck inside of your head.
Aquarius: January 20th – February 18th
You start scribbling inside of your notebooks more. You start listening to sad music more. But you overcompensate around your friends by acting like you are happier than you have ever been, because you don’t want them to worry.
Pisces: February 19th – March 20th
When you are secretly not okay, you stop taking care of yourself in small ways. You keep putting off showering and brushing your teeth. You keep skipping gym days. You keep eating more to make yourself feel better. But since those things are so tiny, you lie to yourself and say you’re doing just fine.