The Emotional Baggage You Needlessly Carry Around, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Aries

(March 21st to April 19th)

You carry around the emotional baggage of all of your failures. You love being the first and best in everything you do, and every time you’re not, it kills you on the inside. You hate messing up, and you see your failures as flaws rather than stepping stones. It’s okay to fail, that’s usually what leads to success.

Taurus

(April 20th to May 21st)

You carry around the emotional baggage of the times you let others down. You’re reliable and people know they can depend on you, but when you occasionally let them down, you think it changes their entire opinion of you and your capability. Just because you let someone down once doesn’t mean they think you’re going to continuously do it again and again. People make mistakes, and no one is perfect.

Gemini

(May 22nd to June 21st)

You carry around the emotional baggage of all of your missed opportunities. You easily get hung up on the chances you didn’t take, and you constantly ask yourself what your life would’ve been like had you taken them. You can’t go back and change time, you can only make sure to answer the next opportunity that knocks on your door.

Cancer

(June 22nd to July 22nd)

You carry around the emotional baggage of every time a loved one hurt you. You trust the ones you love with everything in you, and when they break that trust, your forgiveness is extremely hard to earn. After it first happens you feel betrayed, and you play the painful moment over and over again in your mind. You NEVER forget the times they hurt you, and they’re lucky if you forgive them.

Leo

(July 23rd to August 22nd)

You carry around the emotional baggage of every time someone else gets what you want. You think you wanted it first, or you think you wanted it more, but The Rolling Stones say it best, “You can’t always get what you want.” Sometimes life doesn’t work out the way you want it to. Learn how to lose.

Virgo

(August 23rd to September 22nd)

You carry around the emotional baggage of every wrong decision you’ve ever made, and you constantly question every decision you make going forward because of it. Have confidence in the choices you make because the ones you’ve made in the past that have been wrong do not define you.

Libra

(September 23rd to October 22nd)

You carry around the emotional baggage of every time you’ve ever lied. You value truth and honesty, and you hate being lied to, so when you have to tell a lie yourself, you carry it with you for basically ever. White lies don’t ruin people’s lives so don’t let them ruin yours.

Scorpio

(October 23rd to November 22nd)

You carry around the emotional baggage of every time you set a goal and don’t achieve it. If you say you’re going to do accomplish something, you do, and if you can’t you don’t know how to accept defeat. Sometimes things happen that you have no control over, and it’s not always your fault if your dreams and ambitions don’t manifest into reality.

Sagittarius

(November 23rd to December 21st)

You carry around the emotional baggage of every time you do something just because someone else wants or expects you to. You believe in experiencing everything this world has to offer, and life often tries to hold you back from that; you can’t stand it when that attempt is successful. You hate to have limits. You want to be limitless.

Capricorn

(December 22nd to January 20th)

You carry around the emotional baggage of every time you said you were going to be there, and weren’t. Sometimes life gets in the way, and you can’t honor EVERY single commitment you make. Learn flexibility and life will become a lot easier.

Aquarius

(January 21st to February 18th)

You carry around the emotional baggage of all the paths you could’ve taken in life, but didn’t. You’re a deep-thinker, and you question and investigate and observe, but not everything in your life needs to be that intensely dissected. You always wonder what if because your active mind doesn’t have an off-switch.

Pisces

(February 19th to March 20th)

You carry around the emotional baggage of every person you can’t help or fix. You’re extremely empathetic. Other people’s pain is your pain, so when you can’t help them you hurt just as badly as they are. You won’t be able to fix everyone’s problems, just be present when they have them. That’s enough. TC mark

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