When it comes to our emotions, we each have different ways of expressing them. It’s part of what sets us all apart and has major influences on our personalities. Some people are like open books, they’re easy to get a read on and wear their hearts on their sleeves. Others fall on the more mysterious end of the spectrum, they’re closed off and you can never truly tell what they may be feeling or thinking.
When it all comes down to it there are many factors that play into how people display their emotions. Everything from how one was raised and their environment to events and stimuli they experience influences it. Another angle that can be used to asses ones emotions are the zodiac signs.
They zodiac is often overlooked yet each sign has its own distinct way of reacting and expressing certain emotions and feelings. Nowhere is this more true and clear than when it comes to sadness. Astrology enables us to look at the topic from a fresh perspective and if you want to know more about how either you or someone you love handles sad emotions, look no further than the zodiac signs. Below are the ways in which all twelve of them express sadness and emotions. Find your sign to read all about it:
Aries (March 21 – April 19):
Aries are fast paced and always on the go. They fly through their days and when they become sad they don’t slow down to process or deal with their emotions. This often causes them to become hostile and stressed, and when it builds up they can boil over in a flash flood of angry emotions. This alienating, rage tinged response tends to also occur whenever they experience any other negative type of emotion as well.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20):
Taurus is a very easy going sign but they hate being seen as weak or vulnerable. That’s why they seem to disappear whenever they are sad. They get really quiet and retreat to hide away somewhere on their own where they can work through their emotions.
Gemini (may 21 – June 20):
Geminis like to be in control of everything in their lives, yet at the same time they’re escapists who need to be free. When they’re sad or feel depressed they become consumed by negativity and will isolate themselves to obsess over things for days at a time. If they don’t work through it or heal, they can be crippled by their grief or sadness.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22):
Cancers are super sensitive, kind of moody, and have a deep need for healing. When they’re feeling sad they seek out comfort, support, love, and affection from those closest to them. They like to know they are cared for and so when they get upset, they head for home.
Leo (July 23 – August 22):
Leo’s have a flair for the dramatic, especially when they’re feeling sad or overwhelmed by negative feelings. If they’re sad or upset, they’ll definitely let you know because they are so open and forward with everything. They also have a desire to be the center of attention and airing their emotions gets them the most of that.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22):
Virgos need to be alone when they are sad or upset. They become further upset and deeply frustrated when others try to help them out. Even just cheering them up can incite their wrath so steer clear, let them cool off, and in time they’ll figure things out for themselves.
Libra (September 23 – October 22):
Libras don’t do well with strong negative emotions. Rather than face the truth of a situation, they run from it and act like nothing is amiss. They smile through their pain and repress their sadness. If it proves to be too much, they’ll eventually explode and when they do they won’t hold anything back.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21):
Scorpios need space whenever they get sad because they become extremely volatile and unpredictable. Their sadness can quickly turn to anger and when it does they get physical in order to blow off steam, so avoid a Scorpio who is upset.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21):
While normally outgoing, confident, and highly social, Sagittarius shuts down when faced with sadness and strong negative emotions. Their friendly nature fades away and if it completely disappears, it gets replaced by an ultra dark depression. It’s a slippery slope and they need support and help to keep from falling that far.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19):
Capricorns are shy and care a lot about what others think of them. When faced with heavy emotions, they retreat inwards and over-analyze every little possible detail. They turn things over so much in their heads that they often get mired down in the negativity and forget about the brighter side of life.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18):
Aquarius does not deal well with strong negative emotions and will do just about anything to keep busy or stay distracted. They channel their emotions into helping others but by doing so they avoid helping themselves. All those repressed feelings get bottled up inside, of they don’t stop and deal with their sadness or pain, it will just keep eating away at them.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20):
Sensitive, dreamy Pisces is perhaps the most emotional of all the signs. Sadness and heavy emotions stress them greatly as it triggers them to over-analyze and obsess over every little negative thing they’ve dealt with or experienced. If they can’t get it in check this can quickly spiral out of control and turn them into a neurotic mess. They should channel their feelings into a more aware and focused frame of mind, which many of them eventually successfully do.