If you're into astrology, you likely embrace the positive and fun aspects of your zodiac sign. But whether you want to admit it or not, each sign also has some unsavory characteristics. The creepiest thing about you according to your zodiac sign might not be something you consciously identify with. But being aware of these creepy traits can keep you from freaking out when things get all dark and twisty, because all of these traits are totally normal.
While you might not bring these things up over drinks with friends, you're not alone in your darkness when your thoughts turn weird, wild, or creepy. In fact, the creep factor is so strong that artist Damon Hellandbrand even created a series of images that portray the symbols of the zodiac as twisted, surreal creatures straight out of a horror movie.
Maybe you already know what your creepy trait is, or maybe you have a creepy trait that you don't even realize is related to your zodiac sign. Personally, I love astrology because it helps me understand and contextualize things that might otherwise seem random and meaningless, and I'm not alone. According to the American Federation of Astrologers, astrology has been around for more than 2,000 years to help people derive order from chaos.
Whether you believe in astrology or not, its longevity pretty much speaks for itself. "If it didn't work, it would long ago have taken its place alongside them in the footnotes of history," the American Federation of Astrologers noted.
OK, now for your creepiest trait because knowledge is power, and this might actually make for a pretty fun happy hour discussion.
1. Aries Is Obsessed With Death
Multiple published articles cite that Aries is obsessed with death, and I wanted to know why. It turns out that aside from being one of the four zodiac signs related to birth, Aries is also one of the three death signs. Aries represents death through fire, according to the astrology site Souled Out.
So Aries, if you spend what feels like an inordinate amount of time thinking about your demise, the deaths of others, or the death of the planet, know that this is completely normal for you. The good news is that the underlying meaning of death by fire in Aries is ultimately a sign of purification. If you can't stop thinking about death, perhaps it's time to seek out some purifying practices like yoga and meditation. Namaste.
2. Taurus Is A Stalker
If you're a Taurus, you already know that you can be stubborn AF. However, an excerpt from the book Darkside Zodiac claims that a jilted Taurus can take this stubborn behavior too far. Taurus has a hard time letting go, and this can lead a less-than-self-aware Taurus to turn to stalking to get what they want.
"When you've got someone, you hang on to them," Stella Hyde writes in Darkside Zodiac. "Even if your lover tries all 50 ways to leave, you still follow them around bellowing piteously. This is called stalking."
Obviously, not all Taurus-born people are busy trailing around after old lovers by hiding behind doorways or lurking in alleys. But let's be honest, Taurus: How many times have you stalked an ex on social media?
3. Gemini Is A Liar
Oh Gemini, I know you don't mean to lie. Because of its duality, Gemini has the ability to reframe almost anything as their own version of the truth. Therefore, a Gemini does not always actually think they are lying. I had a maddening relationship with a Gemini who exercised their ability to create their own truth whenever it served them.
"Gemini knows how to see the multifaceted surface of the situations and, therefore, they know perfectly well that the truth is not monolithic, that is not always easy to draw a line between the true and the false, and between right and wrong," astrology website Gostica noted.
Not all Gemini-born people use their duality to bend the truth to fit their version of reality, but many do. The most grotesque example of this creepy trait in action is Gemini U.S. President Donald Trump.
4. Cancer Is Obsessive In Relationships
Some people love to be adored by their partner all of the time. I mean 24/7. These people should date a Cancer. Nurturing Cancer can't help but smother their partner with constant love, attention, affection, and praise. Well, what's wrong with that?
On the surface this sounds great, but many people don't like to be smothered in a relationship, especially introverts. Personally, I can't stand clinginess, and I need a lot of time away from my partner because in general most people drive me crazy, even people I love.
What's more, Cancer's suffocating nature is often born out of disaster-making thinking patters. "Because you always imagine the worst, you like to keep your lover on a tight rein, and minor niggles can quickly become major issues," astrology site Astromatcha noted. "You easily get stuck in the past and won’t let go of past hurts, so you find the same old issues coming up again and again in your relationship rows."
5. Leo Is All About Leo
Leo, while you might think it's your world and we're all just living in it, you are not actually the center of the universe. That's right, Leo, your creepy trait is that you seek admiration, sometimes to the detriment of everything else.
"Social acceptance, validation and applause are what Leo seeks and expects to get in his relationships," Astrology Club noted. "The sense of self-worth, of self-esteem, is based on performance."
Leo is fun, charismatic, and caring, but Leo always puts Leo first, and in extreme examples, this can manifest as desperation for attention. One such Leo personification is Madonna, an exceptional talent who has done some pretty ridiculous things to turn people's heads.
6. Virgo Has Secret Sex Fantasies
Virgo, there is nothing creepy about your sex fantasies. In general, Virgo is kind, hardworking, analytical, and practical. These traits can all be great for satisfying your partner, but Virgo's shy nature might keep them from transferring their fantasies from theirs head to their beds.
"So you may look at this wide eyed Virgo who seems so innocent and think she will be boring in bed, you are so wrong my friend," advised Sextrologist Desiree on the site Porte-à-Vie. "This woman is a lady in the streets but a freak in the sheets. Just don’t get her sheets dirty is all."
If you're keeping your sexual fantasies bottled up, there's nothing wrong with you, Virgo. And, there's nothing wrong with setting them free either.
7. Libra Is Obsessed With Motives
Website TheTalko claims that Libra has a scandalous internet search history, because Libra wants to know what makes people tick. This can lead Libra down a rabbit hole of online searches that can land them in some pretty dark places. As a Libra myself, I can attest that this is true. I am obsessed with understanding why people do things, and this leads me to many disturbing articles and videos.
Because of this, a Libra might be able to spout little-known facts about Charles Manson, the O.J. Simpson trial, the dairy industry, the existence of an exercise video for shut-ins on You Tube, or Adolf Hitler's childhood. Libra doesn't understand why everyone isn't interested in this information, and after a few awkward interactions they might choose to keep their secret internet behavior under wraps.
8. Scorpio Has Scary Thoughts
Mars ruled Scorpio until the discovery of Pluto, and since Pluto represents Hades, the Greek god of the underworld, Scorpio is often viewed as the darkest sign in the zodiac, according to Hollywood Psychics. So just what is going inside that dark Scorpio mind?
TheTalko reported that Scorpio has violent fantasies, and even though they might never act them out, some Scorpios can't keep their dark thoughts at bay. "When you’re holding a small animal, thoughts flash through your mind of how easy it would be to strangle it to death. Or when you see a child playing away from their parents in the park, you consider how simple it would be to kidnap the boy or girl. Of course, you would never do these things, and would never act out your most violent thoughts… But you can’t help but think about them."
The good news Scorpio is that you can take comfort that it is all in your head.
9. Sagittarius Runs From Their Feelings
Sagittarius is an escapist, and they will run from feelings, conflict, and responsibility, and can be oblivious to the feelings of others. "Boundaries and restraints (the realm of Saturn and Capricorn) create in Sagittarius the desire to flee, to escape. Sagittarius, lover of freedom, is most likely to 'run away' from problems," Ohio Astrology noted. "Some of us hide, some of us deceive, some of us confront, some of us acquiesce. Sagittarius is off in another world."
Because the Sagittarius craves freedom more than anything, they often don't invest the time it takes to understand and solve relationship problems. There is always a new adventure to be had and new people to meet.
"Sagittarius wants to learn and create without responsibility on their shoulders, and so instead of focusing in on a problem, they tend to gloss over their issues," Astro Asteria noted. "Since Sagittarius is also the sign of optimism and luck, they tend to be successful in not having to face their problems."
10. Capricorn Fantasizes About Getting Rid Of People
Capricorns can be meticulous planners and shameless social climbers, and a Capricorn doesn't want anyone to get in their way. Because of this, TheTalko reported that scorned Capricorns might fantasize about doing away with those who hinder their progress. You might dream of fashioning a pair of cement shoes for the person who kept you from a goal. The good news is that most Capricorns don't actually go all Tony Soprano, despite the fact that they think about it a lot.
And because those born under Capricorn have a strong feeling that their decisions and methods are perfect, they will rarely change their views, according to Ganesha Speaks. This makes for a lot of cement-shoe fantasies.
11. Aquarius Imagines What To Say At Your Funeral
If you're planning ahead about who should give the speech at your funeral, choose an Aquarius, because they have likely already been rehearsing what they would say. No, Aquarius doesn't wish for people to die, according to TheTalko. Aquarius simply wants to be helpful to people during their time of grief, and one way to do this is by giving a killer eulogy. This might be in part because Aquarius is an air sign.
"Air energy runs heavenward. This upward motion when paired with a fixed quadruplicity can greatly affect the motivation and intellectual prowess of an individual," astrology site Love To Know noted. "Air signs are often thought to be the intellectuals of the zodiac because of this upward energy. These signs manifest themselves through a great deal of thinking. Their approach to life can be heavily theoretical, in contrast to the earth signs who are mostly practical."
For Aquarius, this intellectual energy is put to use by imagining giving speeches at places like funerals.
12. Pisces View Themselves As Superheroes
Pisces want to rescue others, so let's just give them a cape and some throwing stars to make their self-appointed jobs easier. Because Pisces feel things so deeply, they can sometimes develop a superhero complex. Basically the Pisces wants to stop anyone from ever feeling an ounce of pain.
"The Pisces sun can have a precarious effect on emotional well-being. On the one hand, the increased powers of compassion and empathy available in her rays inspire many to help others," astrology site Creators noted. "On the other hand, just like doctors who put themselves at risk by working with sick people, those who want to help will do so best when they first take care of themselves with precautionary measures. Think of the following ideas as self-preservation — the emotional equivalent to hand sanitizer, scrubs and masks."
Put your oxygen mask on first before helping others, and remember, Pisces: It's not your responsibility to save the world.