Would you go to the ends of the Earth to right a wrong? Can't resist the allure of a new pair of shoes? If you believe in astrology, some of your habits are pre-ordained depending on which sign you were born under. Your worst habit according to your Zodiac sign might be something that is more difficult for you to abstain from than people born under a different sign. Each astrological sign has a different set of attributes that generally coincide with the position of the stars during different times of the year.
While you might write astrology off as new-age mumbo jumbo, it's actually been around for more than 2,000 years, according to the American Federation of Astrologers. "Some may regard astrology as superstitious nonsense and without scientific basis. Others acknowledge the gravitational forces exerted on our planet by the Sun and Moon and deduce that the planets have similar powers that can be charted through astrology. Still others maintain that the symbolism of astrology can provide a deeper understanding of ourselves and of events."
I think astrology should be used similar to how you would use a weather forecast. You don't have to take every single detail as fact (I mean how often are meteorologists right?), but you can use it as a guide to plan your day, week, or month. If you've got a bad habit, why not see if it lines up with your worst habit according to your Zodiac sign? Here's the quick and dirty on the bad habits of each sign in the Zodiac.
1. Aries Wants Everything NOW
If you were born under the sign of Aries, waiting is likely not one of your strengths. Just as Aries is the first sign in the Zodiac, people born under Aries also like to be first, so you had better get out of their way. On Horoscope.com, Connor Ramsey noted that Aries can be selfish, impatient, bossy, pushy, and aggressive.
Everything is a contest, and Aries is always the winner. Aries could probably benefit from meditation to help them relax. Just because Aries likes to be first doesn't mean everyone else agrees, and if the options are between meditating and melting down like Paris on Gilmore Girls when she found out she didn't get into Harvard, which one would you choose?
2. Taurus Is Living In A Material World
Taurus loves material possession, and has a bad habit of surrounding themselves with things they don't really need. "Taurus natives are noted for hoarding material things," astrology website Fine Your Fate noted. "They love clutter, and are always found surrounded by worldly possessions. Though it might give them a sense of security it would lead to lots of confusion and chaos in life according to the principles of Feng Shui."
An unbalanced Taurus in the throes of a material mindset may also turn to food for comfort when they feel overwhelmed by their possessions.
3. Gemini Is Ignoring You
Since Gemini represents the twins it only makes sense that their bad habit is the exact opposite of their best trait. "Geminis are born communicators," Find Your Fate noted. "But on the other hand they are found to be very bad listeners."
During a conversation, a Gemini is likely formulating what they are going to say next instead of listening to what you're saying. And, while Gemini ignores others, Gemini hates to be ignored, which only makes them talk more and listen even less. Oops. The good news is that listening skills can be learned, so most Geminis can overcome this bad habit.
4. Cancer Has A Very Sweet Tooth
Homebody Cancer likes to feel safe and cocooned at their home base. They also like to indulge in sugar. "People born under the astrological sign of Cancer may have bad habits that are the basis for oral gratification," J. Michael Brown wrote on Astro Star, and added that the Cancer-born person could easily become addicted to sugar.
The good news is that not all sugar is bad. "Cancer can be aided simply by substituting healthy sweets, such as dried fruits, for processed sugar," Brown noted.
5. Leo Is In Love With Leo
If you don't know how great Leo is, don't worry, they will tell you. Leo's bad habit is bragging about themselves. Like all of the time. While the bragging comes off as insincere and annoying to others, Leo is oblivious to this. "The false shine and the overstated glamor appears as a parody rather than as a serious play to everyone, but not to them," Astro Tarot noted.
Don't worry Leo, if you are your favorite subject, you can modify this behavior by shifting your love and adulation to others, J. Michael Brown suggested on Astro Star. Though, you may want to dial it down a notch.
6. Virgo Is A Perfectionist
Have you ever heard the saying, "perfect is the enemy of good?" Neither have most Virgos. Someone born under Virgo wants everything to be perfect, which can be both positive and negative. "Virgos have the tendency to be as overly critical of others as they are of themselves," Libby Pelham wrote on the website Explore Astrology. "They can be seen as petty and are often skeptical of the ideas of others. They are worriers, which may lead them to be hypochondriacs. Their constant need for perfection can wear on others."
Kind of like Aries always wanting to be first, Virgo will have more success if they realize that perfection is subjective, and they aren't going to get their way all of the time.
7. Libra Can Be Super Spendy
Libra loves everything to be beautiful, and will spare no expense in making sure that their homes, wardrobes, meals, and vacations are top notch — even if they can't afford it (this Libra is guilty as charged).
"[Libra] may have an inclination to shop too much in order to gratify their urge to be close beautiful items," J. Michael Brown wrote on Astro Star. "It could develop into a costly bad habit for the Libra."
Now, this Libra actually hates shopping, but that doesn't stop me from buying things online. Seriously, the Amazon delivery person is as my house almost every day. Find Your Fate advises that Libra curb their extravagant lifestyle by choosing equally beautiful, but less expensive items. We can do it, Libra! After all, it's trendy to be not so spendy.
8. Scorpio Seeks Revenge
If you cross a Scorpio, you might live to regret it. People born under the sign of Scorpio have a bad habit of seeking revenge on people who they perceived wronged them. "When mistreated, they will make it their objective to get revenge, even if it takes years," Libby Pelham wrote Explore Astrology. Similarly, Find Your Fate noted, "Scorpios are known to hold their grudges to their hearts till death."
Scorpio is another sign that could benefit from meditation. Though she wasn't the first, Carrie Fisher said, "Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die." Sometimes seeking revenge does more harm to the Scorpio than the intended target.
9. Sagittarius Has No Filter
Sagittarius has a bad habit of telling you exactly what's on their mind, like a toddler who hasn't yet grasped social norms. Sagittarius, while you might think that your friend's wedding dress looks like a dorm-room shower curtain, telling her that is definitely not a good idea. This is called tact, something that some people born under Sagittarius struggle with.
"Individuals born under the astrological sign of Sagittarius may have a bad habit of being overzealous when it comes to honesty," J. Michael Brown wrote on Astro Star. "Sagittarians need to learn a little tact and compassion."
10. Capricorns Don't Know When To Call It A Day
Capricorn-born people have the bad habit of making work their number one priority, or even their total focus. "Capricorns are the workaholics of the sun signs," Find Your Fate noted. "They continue to work from dawn to dusk."
While being a hard worker is a good thing, having something overtake your life, even if it is bringing you benefits, is not healthy. The workaholic Capricorn needs to take a vacation, and leave their computer at home.
11. Aquarius Overthinks Everything
People born under Aquarius tend to overthink things. "One of the more negative traits and characteristics of the Aquarius Zodiac sign would definitely be their tendency to overthink the absolute hell out of things," Zodiac Fire noted. "Sometimes they find themselves over analyzing things to the point where they feel incredibly stressed and anxious only to realize later that it wasn’t even that big of a deal in the first place."
What's more is that Aquarius often won't ask for clarification, but instead turns things over in their mind until they work themselves into an anxious frenzy. This could partially be due to the fact that the uber-independent Aquarius hates to ask for help.
12. Pisces Needs A Reality Check
More than any other sign in the Zodiac, ultra-sensitive water baby Pisces tend to live in their own world. "Pisces love to dream. They are very creative and artistic people and their imagination often runs wild. In fact, they may have a problem at times distinguishing fantasy from reality," Libby Pelham wrote on Explore Astrology. "They tend to go with their emotions and instincts rather than their rational and intellect. Pisces make great writers, artists, and musicians."
Because they are often not rooted in reality, and are extremely sensitive, a Pisces might desire to escape when they are wounded. Find Your Fate suggests seeking out spiritual activities like meditation.