If you follow or study zodiac, you’ve probably spent a good amount of time reading about the positive qualities of your sign. Studying the dark side of every zodiac sign, like the fears we have, can make astrology a more useful tool for everyone. The more we become aware of these fears and the negative beliefs that fuel them, the more we can move past them to become the celebrities/billionaires/prophets we were born to be.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Fear of losing people
The only thing scarier for an Aries than losing a fight is losing a friend in the process. Although they often won’t realize that until afterward, because they really hate losing a fight. Aries are warriors. They throw themselves into combat not only because they want to win, but because it’s in their nature. While they pray that they’ll never have a dull, boring life, their biggest fear is that their relationships aren’t lasting, and the ties that bind them could be easily broken.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Fear of financial instability
Taurus loves to be comfortable. They enjoy the simplest creature comforts: good food, good friends, a nice shag rug, a fireplace and anything that contributes to a warm atmosphere. It’s more than just a preference for comfort — for Taurus, there is a deep need to be surrounded by amenity. Since the conveniences that they require have to be supported by financial stability, Taurus guards their money and fights off debt like the plague. If they see their account balance dwindling, the first thing they worry about is the changes they’ll have to make to their lifestyle. They don’t earn money just to earn — they earn to spend. Nothing scares them more than instability, financial or otherwise.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Fear of making decisions
Geminis change their decisions, opinions, choices and even their promises to themselves/others all the time. The reason? They don’t feel like sticking to them. This quality is what often makes them such agile manipulators. They’ll change their stance so often you’ll forget what they originally told you. But with every strength comes a shadow side, a weakness, and for Gemini that weakness is the fear of making decisions. Gemini is symbolized by the Twins, meaning there are two distinct sides to their personalities (more than two, when it comes to Gemini men) that are constantly in conflict with one another. The minute they settle on one choice, their “other half” begins to pipe up about what they could be choosing to do instead. The problem for Gemini is that they know both sides have great ideas.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Fear of leaving home
Cancers are the ultimate agoraphobics. They like to stay in their safe zone, the place where no one can hurt them. The irony of agoraphobia, which is defined as “a fear of being trapped in places or situations where escape is difficult” is that it takes the people who suffer from it prisoner. Cancers might feel safer in a zone that they are used to, but the isolation that this creates isn’t good for them. You’re a very emotionally sensitive person, and in being this way, you have an incredible capacity for compassion and empathy for other people.
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Leo (July 23 – August 22): Fear of being ignored
If there is one thing Leo won’t stand for, it’s walking into a room unnoticed. Lucky for them, they know how to work with that fear in a motivational way. They make it almost impossible for people to ignore them, either through their wardrobes, their body language or the way they express themselves. Most of the time, they use all three to gain the attention of those around them. Leos need to be witnessed. You present to the world a very confident, and strong person — and that’s what you are. But if you dig down deep enough, you’d realize that you fear being undervalued, unappreciated, and unnoticed.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Fear of imperfection
You’re one of those people that always show up when they say they’re going to. You handle things in an orderly efficient manner. Your biggest fears are disorder, and not being heard or listened to.
Libra (September 23 – October 22): Fear of being alone
Intelligent, loving, passionate people, Libras are exceptionally good romantic partners. It’s hard to imagine them spending their lives alone. It’s especially for them to imagine it, but they do, all the time. Because nothing frightens them more. Libras are typically either serial monogamists, or perpetually depressed.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Fear of intimacy
Scorpios are dark, deep, complex people. You may have read that Pisces is the most sensitive sign in the zodiac, but that’s because a Pisces will (boldly) wear their emotions on their sleeve. Scorpios are even more sensitive than Pisces, because Scorpios are too sensitive to give full expression to their feelings. A Scorpio’s sensitivity is actually paralyzing. Abandonment and engulfment are the two factors that create this fear of intimacy in Scorpios. They are afraid of others eventually leaving them, or they are terrified of losing their individuality to a relationship. As a result, they tend to draw partners toward them to eventually push them away, either by engaging in extramarital affairs or through emotional withdrawal. Even being friends with a Scorpio will lead you to wonder “What’d I do??” every few months.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) : Fear of being forgotten
Although it seems not having ambitious, the philosophical members of this sign have a huge need to be liked by people. It’s important to them to be remembered by good things, and all critics about themselves are received in a very personal way. If they do not receive compliments about their work or behavior, the sense of inferiority will appear. At that point, they assume “negative Gemini” characteristic – become superficial with unrelated speak, upset and very unpleasant in communication.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Fear of failure
Capricorns happen to be very business-minded people. They’re workaholics, which is pretty much the best kind of addiction. But the shadow side of their ability to climb the ladder to success is a deeply embedded fear of failure. This fear is also what sets their slow-and-steady pace in everything they do. Being Capricorns, they may have inherited this desire for success/fear of failure from some kind of twisted relationship with their father figure, either by putting their father on a pedestal or having no relationship with him at all. Capricorn is ruled by the 10th house, which is associated with the father, fame and honor.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Fear of institutionalization
Aquarius will spend their lives avoiding any kind of intellectual entrapment. They’re a lot like Sagittarius in this respect, except that their claustrophobia is directed at institutions — like corporate work, school, hospitals, or marriage. They view all of these institutions as a kind of intellectual imprisonment, and hate the idea of subscribing to any kind of “group mind.” They’re so original, it’s hard to blame them. Leave an Aquarius to make up their own minds, or leave them alone. They’re probably much happier that way.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Fear of responsibility
Pisces live in a fantasy world where they just don’t want to grow up. Not that they could, even if they did want to. They are a study in contrasts, they’re somehow full of the wisdom of the ages, without an ounce of true maturity. Pisces were given the gift of unending creativity, and with that comes a total incapacity to deal with day-to-day life.