Your zodiac sign can affect you in everything from the people you're most compatible with, what your hobbies are, and your personality traits that win everyone over. But it’s important to be aware of not only the best, but also the worst traits of your zodiac sign because it can really make a difference in how you go about your life.
“Everybody loves to hear the cute and endearing attributes of their sign,” astrologer Judi Vitale tells Bustle. “However, as in all things, there are some not-so-good traits that each sign rarely fails to display.” When you’re aware of the things that make you less attractive to your fellow humans, you can make the effort to work on it or compensate for them, Vitale says.
“For example, if you’re ultra-sensitive, you should probably bounce your situation and your feelings off a more rationally-oriented friend,” Vitale says. “They might be able to prevent you from overreacting and messing up relationships that can, ultimately, add great joy to your life.”
Clearly knowing your “bad” traits can make you a better person to be around. So if you want to know what you might need to work on, here are the worst things about you, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 - April 19): You’re Too Impatient
When you want something, you want it ASAP. While being an unstoppable force isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it can be off-putting if you’re not mindful of those around. “You’re impatient and can be brusque and dismissive," Vitale says.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): You Stick To Your Old Ways
Taureans are super stubborn and that can be frustrating to those around you. “You can be too stuck in your ways,” Vitale says. “There are times when you more than live up to the reputation of being the stubborn, stodgy bull.”
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): You Can’t Keep A Secret
Geminis are known for being super chatty. You’re ruled by Mercury so many of you are just naturally good communicators. “It’s great that you like to talk, but you are not very good at keeping secrets,” Vitale says. “You also can have a wandering eye when it comes to romantic relationships and even friendships.”
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): You’re Super Moody
“You brood a lot, and people have a hard time predicting which of your moods will dictate your behavior on a given day,” Vitale says. You’re a Cancer and everyone knows you’re super sensitive and in tune with your emotions. Vitale says you also have a tendency to hover over friends and family, whether they ask for “mothering” or not.
Leo (July 23 - August 22): You Want A Lot Of Attention
When the spotlight isn’t on you, you have the tendency to act up by withholding affection from those you love. “People don’t always recognize you as the regal being you know yourself to be,” Vitale says.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22): You’re Too Much Of A Perfectionist
Virgos work super hard and strive for perfection. Because of that, you have the tendency to be super nit-picky. “Try to see the beauty of minor imperfections,” Vitale says. “You also worry a lot more than you need to, and can make yourself sick.”
Libra (September 23 - October 22): You Take Forever To Make Up Your Mind
You’re someone who’s all about weighing decisions carefully. While it‘s good to take your time and think before you act, many people around you see it as being a little too indecisive. “Most people get very impatient with the way you constantly weigh every option and then change your mind,” Vitale says. And sometimes when you do make a decision and stick to it, it isn’t always the most practical choice.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): You’re Not Easy To Get To Know
While many can be drawn to your magnetic nature, Vitale says your need for privacy often comes across as secrecy. In addition to that, your desire to be around the best of everything at all times can lead to “occasional bursts of nastiness.”
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): You’re Super Flighty
You crave adventure. That’s one of your really great traits. However, it can also backfire. “Curiosity can be a convenient excuse for being overly restless," Vitale says. "If you paid more attention to staying in one place, you might also be far less susceptible to jokes others make on you.”
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): You Have Party-Pooper Tendencies
Capricorns are known for being grounded and practical. “Your practical approach to everything is useful until you take on the role of party-pooper,” Vitale says. “There are also times when it really is OK to sit back and let someone else be the boss. Try it!”
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): You’re All About Your Own Views And Opinions
You’ll do almost anything to be “different,” and the world appreciates your uniqueness — but it can also cause tension. “When your need to be quirky gets in the way of other people’s needs, that’s where you get into trouble,” she says. Also, your political views are strong. Because of that, it’s important to work harder at accepting that others have their views too.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Your Head Is In The Clouds
“You live in another world most of the time, and most of your friends and loved ones wish you would spend at least one-third of your life with your feet on the ground,” Vitale says. You’re a dreamer, so it happens. You also have a tendency to be wishy-washy. “People really don’t like to make every last decision for you.”
Remember, we all have our good and bad traits. It’s what we do with them that really matters.