Monday, February 5, 2018

The Dark Side of Each Zodiac Sign

Leos are leaders, Librans are fair-minded and those born under the sign of Virgo compulsively clean. We all know the good traits our star signs are meant to bestow on us, but what about the bad?
Who’s moody, who’s stubborn and who’s (whisper it) a grade-A nightmare?

It's not always light.

As humans, we all have a light side and a dark side, with each playing a role in our personality and life. You can't ignore your dark side because it's a part of what makes you, you. Rather, you need to accept it, understand it, and use it to help you achieve your goals.

The dark side of your personality is often a rejected, ignored pile of emotions, situations and phobias that you try to forget with all your might. Your dark side is what you hate most in yourself. It's your fear of failure, it's your extreme shyness or your unhealthy compulsions. Or maybe it's a drug or alcohol addiction or your horrible temper. 

Why should you accept your dark side? Most people's approach toward their dark side is to fight it or ignore it. Some religions and counseling techniques instruct you to destroy the darkness within yourself in order to live a happy life.

This is an unhealthy approach because it causes you to split your personality in two rather than teaching you how to accept and use your dark side to your benefit.

But what can your zodiac sign tell you about your dark side? With the light there is dark; with the sweet there is sour. So it is with each zodiac sign. We all have a side of us that we don't like to show. Here are the zodiac signs' dark sides and the dark traits they hide.

Aries (March 21st-April 19th)

Since Aries is the first zodiac sign, Aries people are astrological babies. They have bad temper tantrums. They also tend to be immature. That is why everything is about “me, me, me." and “now! now! now!” Aries is the most impulsive and impatient of the zodiac signs.

Because they often don’t think through situations rather hurry to do things, they can arrive at a decision too quickly later regretting it. Impatience can also block their way to success.

Aries born tend to get very dominant at times thrusting themselves too much on others. They have a hard time accepting when things don’t go their way and it is very difficult to control them. After all, they are born leaders. They hate waiting for others to get the work done. Occasionally they can get egoistic.

Aries people do not understand the concept of forethought, so they never plan ahead. It’s up to whoever they are with at the time to make plans or prepare for contingencies. 

Also, if an idea isn't theirs, they don't agree with it. They're prone to childish remarks when they get their feelings hurt as well.

When Aries gets angry, it can be difficult for them to see the bigger picture. They explode without considering the ramifications of their words and actions.

Arians fiery, passionate personality can be easily explained by the fact that they belong to the Fire signs. On the positive side fire element gives natural positivity, enthusiastic and energetic personality to the Aries-born. However Fire has its negative aspects as well, making Arians quick to anger and often very impulsive.

Due to their fiery temper Aries tend to hurry to do things, and get impatient as mentioned before. Once you are aware of this personality trait you can improve on it. When you have a very important matter to decide, take plenty of time in arriving at a decision. Try to establish a quiet and calm state of mind before settling important matters.

Taurus (April 20th-May 20th) 

One of the negative characteristics of people born under this sign is that they can get possessive and jealous. They sometimes need to be forcefully taught the golden rule. They're stubborn and can be overly self-indulgent and lazy. They’re stupendously dull and move only when poked by a stick.

Taurus love material things, they love shopping, food and other possessions. They like comfort and pampering moments. Their materialistic nature often makes them jealous of others, especially the ones who actually work for the things they covet. The horoscope advises them to take a lighter approach towards life and look beyond the material gains.

Taurus can be painfully stubborn, at times irrationally persistent. This is one of their weakest points. 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?

Taurus can get way too into superficial things, whether it's personal vanity over their looks or just an obsession with having all the newest and most expensive stuff on the market.

A deep, soul-searing self-pity consumes them. Their bitterness runs so deep, they can make a whole bottle of milk go sour just by taking a sip. They never get tired of hearing themselves whine. 

No one could ever feel as sorry for them as they do for themselves. They will fake illness just to have a personal assistant help them because they’re so lazy. They’re not even above pretending they have a terminal illness just so they won’t get dumped.

Taurus is not the sign who welcomes changes with open arms. On the contrary, it makes them nervous and worried. As they are usually afraid of the unknown – new experiences and new situations – they can be shy around strangers as well. Taurus needs to be more flexible and needs imagination to be able to think creatively. Don’t let a one-track mind keep you from living life to the fullest.

Gemini (May 21st-June 20th) 

Gemini zodiac sign is symbolized by the twin. If you are a Gemini and wonder why you feel one day very social and the next day rather silent it is the typical characteristic of this zodiac sign. In their behaviors they often show duality, characterized by prominent inconstancy. They tend to have so many different personalities and you never know who you’re gonna get.

Gemini people love to talk, talk talk. If you have a secret, do not tell them, unless you want the whole world to know.

Because of the duality in Gemini’s nature it can sometimes be tough to predict how they will react. Depending on their mood you can expect to get hot or cold. They are prone to mood swings and often they face conflict between the emotions and the intellect. Twins thought to have a complex, contradictory and restless personality.

Gemini’s complex personality can make them feel love and hate simultaneously and they can also find it hard to distinguish between two emotions. This might leave them confused about their true feelings. They are known for being able to move on quickly as opposed to hold on to the past.

Gemini-born can experience difficulty in focusing only on one project. Because they need new stimulation and new things to learn, they often find it hard to stay interested. The downside of such a curious mind, can be a lack of persistence. This inconsistency is Gemini’s biggest challenge.

It might be difficult to find a fully committed Gemini. It is because of their curious personality, that always wants something new. Commitment is difficult for them and they can get into relations without really being serious. Gemini like to flirt around and their superficial side enjoys these flings.

Gemini might have envious thoughts and can be mistrustful. They can make a mistake of considering a close friend as enemy if they interpret a situation wrongly. This personality trait of the Gemini can make them suspicious even against the people closest to them. They must be careful with this bad state of mind as it can hold back their progress.

Geminis' favourite form of communication is talking. So, when they get angry, they express this emotion too by shouting angry, sarcastic, crushing words - words that feel like knifes beign thrown! Their anger is all about words, particularly big words - the bigger the word, the better. If you retort with something illogical, they will just lose it, because if there's one thing they won't tolerate, it's idiotic behaviour.

Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd)

Cancer is one of the most sensitive sign of the zodiac. When it comes to emotions, it’s always hurricane season with them.

Cancers are so sensitive that any little thing could offend them. This article, for example. (Sorry!). 1They can get easily hurt and they can’t accept rejection or failure. When something bad happens they need a home, their ‘shell’ where they can retreat to.

Cancers tend to be so cautious and timid that often is very difficult to move them out of their comfort zone. They are not fond of change and they need emotional stability and security before they make any decisions for a bigger change. They have to learn to let go and overcome their insecurity and they will see that there is nothing they can’t achieve.

Cancerians are so moody. Their mood can depend on anything from location to people around them. These mood swings are unpredictable and it might be difficult to handle for people around them.

Being a Water sign, which represents emotion in astrology, Cancerians have constantly changing emotions. They can get carried away by negative feelings and become depressed easily. Often they can be found in many different moods even within a single day. Cancerians can benefit from a happy home and a balanced private life.

They will give you all their attention as they listen to your problems, but they expect the same from you. They do not take criticism well at all. If you want to give them advice and you think they are approaching an issue the wrong way, choose your words very carefully. 

Often Cancer-born are prone to pessimism and sometimes it is without any reason. Because of their sensitive nature they can get disturbed easily and they can become constant complainers. Cancerians tend to have difficulties in trusting people as they carry imaginary fear.

Cancerians are known for being reserved. They are often hiding their true intentions and it might take long time in disclosing their feelings. They often experience difficulty in sharing their deepest emotions – which is so deep anyway that they find it hard to put into words.

Cancerians tend to worry too much about things. It is caused by their sensitivity and insecurity. If they manage to become objective towards their emotions they can use their real potential to the maximum. For that, they need to learn to let go the inner neediness and keep up a positive mindset.

They are prone to getting sick easily and require rest, so do not wear them out. It’s mostly because they are so emotional; they just drain themselves.

Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd)

Leos are warmhearted and loving people and they hold everything that is theirs very closely. Therefore they tend to become possessive. They are devoted to their families and closest friends but when their loyalty turns to possessiveness it makes the situation difficult for their loved one. Sharing is not a Leo’s strength.

Most Leos are driven by the desire of being loved and treasured. They are usually forgiving but their extreme pride can make them hold a grudge for longer than they should.

As natural born leaders the Leo-born people tend to be arrogant and high-minded, especially about their opinions or their way of doing things. They love to make their presence known and enjoy being in the spotlight. They enjoy having the best of everything and they themselves want to be the best in everything.

Their need for ruling and being in the limelight can be problematic, especially when they become self-centered. Leos can be harsh and say things without considering the fact that they would hurt someone.

They love to advise others, but sometimes forget others have different opinions. It is difficult for a Leo to understand that not everyone thinks the way they do and will not always agree with them. 

Nobody likes criticism but since Leo-born are working on building an image larger than life, they are not exactly kind when criticized.

Ruled by the Sun and being a Fire sign, Leo are very energetic and success driven individuals. They want to achieve goals, and they would never accept defeat. This is a great thing but they are also prone to being impatient. They want to get things done as soon as possible. This eagerness can make them anxious and it can even lead to failures. It is important for the Leo to master patience, it will bring them prosperity.

The Fire element also gives fierce personality type to the Leo-born. Leos are aggressive and sometimes their aggression is hard to handle. They are born-leaders and there is no way they take instructions from others.

Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd)

Be careful when you're hanging out with a Virgo, because they tend to be much more judgmental than the other signs. You never know what they’re going to judge you for.

The Virgo has high standards. Incredibly high, unreasonable standards for everyone and everything in their life. They have a certain set of rules, they follow and expect others to follow this sets of rules as well. Therefore they can get quite controlling. 

They're perfectionists, so even so much as a crooked smile can set them off and have them gossiping. This personality trait can also pair up with harsh criticism for their loved ones. Don't expect to see them beating themselves up over personal failings, though. In their own eyes, they're flawless and everyone else is slacking.

Virgos tend to be negative in their approach to things in general. When they are feeling a little down, it is the end of the world. Their pessimism can come from their critical attitude.

The only thing Virgos share with others is their unhappiness. They won’t be happy until everyone is as miserable as they are. They push everyone away, then grab them back, only so they can push them away again. They insult even their closest friends, then they wonder why they don’t return their calls. Then, when they finally call back, Virgos love to torture them by ignoring them.

Virgos have strong likes and dislikes and these two characteristics together can make them quite fussy and highly discriminating. They can be inquisitive at times which can turn into dogmatism. Their harshness does not always go down well with the people around them.

They tend to be worriers and naggers mostly because they are afraid of the unknown. They prefer to go for the tested path and they are one of the least adventurous zodiac signs. Virgos vent about the things they need to do, instead of just doing them. The issue is that by the time they waste so much time venting, the work or problem could have been finished.

They are big worriers and hypochondriacs and will also worry about chemicals and ingredients of medications. They're likely take about 20 kinds of vitamin supplements for all sorts of reasons, deciding they are safe because they are “natural.” Even so, they will have lyme disease, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and several other health-related problems every day. Never let them read medical books or see commercials about any disease, or they will think they have that too.

Virgos have to be careful what they believe in because if they have a negative outlook on life, they will get moody and pessimistic. They will lead a much happier life if they focus on the more appreciative thoughts.

Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd)

Trying to make dinner plans with a Libra? You might as well wait for breakfast, because it will take at least that long for them to weigh every possible option.

The biggest weakness of the Libra-born people is indecisiveness. They spend a lot of time preparing and studying for every little thing. They're the kinds of people who stand in the grocery store with two bottles of ketchup carefully examining the labels. However once the Libras take a decision, you can be sure that it will be a balanced one and correct as well.

Libra-born can be too considerate at times. Just to keep everyone happy and keep peace they will abandon their own values. Also, they have a tendency of focusing on others more than themselves. The reason behind this personality trait is that Libra people are afraid to upset the balance.

Given that Libras have a very hesitant nature when it comes to decision making, the worst thing that can happen to them is to feel under pressure in those times. They hate being rushed and forced to act quickly. It makes them feel under pressure. They want to take their time and come up with the best solution, because they will feel emotionally devastated if they don’t.

Many Libra are found to be manipulative for their own good. They are charming people with a pleasing manner of talking and they know how to get on people’s good side. They can quickly find out what other people weaknesses are so they can manipulate them. Libra women are especially famous for this personality trait.

Scale, as the name suggests, they are two faceted characters. Both optimism and pessimism is prominent in them. They might seem joyful and happy but they can turn completely inactive and depressed. Libras can be full of contradictions.

They don't mean to be malicious, but they aren't loyal either.They panic at the thought of commitment and aren't very good at keeping promises. 

They get very upset if you disagree with them and may accuse you of “screaming” at them, even though you may have just expressed a different opinion. Libra people also like to show off.

Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st)

The Scorpio darkside is darker than the rest — the words ‘evil’ and ‘master mind’ seem inadequate. Scorpios are very unforgiving. If you wrong a Scorpio, they will make your life miserable. 

Scorpios can be revengeful and can lost their temper if somebody truly gets in their way. They can hold grudge for a long time and strike back at the given opportunity. Betrayal is something that Scorpios hate the most and can’t take lightly.

Scorpions’ negative personality trait is that they can become obsessive with anything very quickly. Perhaps it starts as a passion and than it gets misdirected and becomes a fanaticism.

They're passionate but tend to be manipulative and fiery. Scorpios’ powers of manipulation can seriously mess with your mental health.

It is not rare to find possessive individuals amongst this zodiac sign. In relationships they can be distrustful and extremely jealous, displaying dominating behavior. Their possessiveness can make their relationships destructive, making life difficult both for themselves and for their partners. Scorpion-born people on the other hand are very loyal in relationships.

It is not easy to gain Scorpio’s trust. It does not come easy and it does take time to get there. Their suspicious personality and the fact that they cannot trust anyone easily can create misunderstanding between even their closest friends. They are secretive and they find it difficult to trust people. The Scorpio won’t share information about their inner thoughts and emotions.

Scorpios can easily spiral down into darkness and despair. This sign has a temper of epic proportions and when something gets under their skin, they will over react with a fury unlike any other.

Scorpions are very intellectual people who enjoy conversations, also they have a tendency to disagree or argue with people. They can be harsh when angry but they actually enjoy a good fight. Scorpios are very competitive, although they may not seem that way at first. They cover it well. 

When they are interested in any subject, they will research it so they know every last detail. This is the reason so many of them are research scientists. 

Scorpio is very sensitive and emotional. They just happen to hide it very well. Often they have a cool and unemotional exterior and underneath there is deep emotions and a sensitive soul. Hiding emotions is a self-protective mechanism for the Scorpio-born.

Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st) 

The Sagittarius are known for being open and honest, they always speak their mind and don’t hold anything back. This can be a great thing when you are looking for a straightforward opinion. But Sagittarians can be too harsh and brutal to the point that hurts others. They need to learn how to be more tactful.

People born under this sign are always confident, sometimes overconfident to the degree of being arrogant. They have a tendency to believe that they are always right and this is when they end up making many mistakes. They don’t like to be criticized and they are not kind to criticism either.

Sagittarius are full of energy and are constantly in search of something new. They like changes and it’s very difficult for them to stay put in one place for long. A downside of their energetic nature is that they can become bored easily and start following a new route. Boredom is their enemy, it makes them moody and irritable.

Because they are interested in so many things, always in search of something more stimulating, Sagittarians can be inconsistent. Due to this personality trait they end up being less efficient than they could be.

People born under this sign are often described as impatient or restless. They want quick results, this is why they don’t like projects that take too long and usually they don’t finish them. Instead, they move on to the next project. Sometimes their restlessness can turn to aggressiveness.

They can be very careless. This characteristic is probably the one they get criticised for the most from everyone. Sagittarians are prone to taking things for granted. This attitude can cause problems on every sphere of their lives especially on their romantic lives. They might even seem unemotional and cold at times.

Because the Sagittarius craves freedom more than anything, they often don't invest the time it takes to understand and solve relationship problems. They don’t handle commitment well. There is always a new adventure to be had and new people to meet.

Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th)

Capricorns like to do things the way they think it is right and they tend to impose their ways on others. This might not go down well with others. Capricorn should learn to respect the way of others because there is more than one way of doing things.

Capricorns are very ambitious and determined people, always have a goal to reach something. Sometimes this trait can go towards stubbornness. They set their own rules and they do not like to take instructions from others. 

Capricorn people are generally serious and will not appreciate it if you are joking around about something that is meaningful to them.

Capricorns are often shy and reserved people. Especially in their younger years they tend to be more guarded and closed. Than in their 30s they might change their streaks altogether. This is when you will see the lively more fun side of the Capricorn. It still can take time to open up to friends. They rarely share their own problems despite of the fact that they are always there for friends to help.

Capricorn are highly ambitious people and may engage in social climbing, so do not be hurt if your Capricorn friend dumps you to hang around with someone who can help them. They have a huge desire to reach their goals often by any means.

They often use people for their own benefit and thrive on gossip and negativity. Capricorns thrive on negativity–a quick chat about their bad day can easily turn into an extensive rant about everything that’s ever gone wrong in their lives.

They are workaholics and do not like to be spontaneous. They do not like to take risks unless they are very well-calculated. 

Although Capricorns are emotional, they dislike public displays of emotions and will die of embarrassment if you take them out to dinner on their birthday and tell the waiters to bring a cake and sing. They hate to be involved in scenes of any kind. These are people who always think ahead and want to be in charge. 

Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th)

‘Living in their own bubble’ can be an apt phrase to describe them. Being an Air sign Aquarius are thinkers. They live so much in their own heads that they can come off as detached, emotionally distant and hard to get close to.

They may be cold on the outside, however, a brewing storm of extreme ideals and dreams powers them from the inside. They have a big imagination and they can be often unrealistic. They are usually living in the future already. If you do not like to try new things and take risks, an Aquarius will be hard for you to understand.

Aquarians can be overly secretive. Aquarius isn’t exactly an open book that just spills their secrets when you say ‘go’. When they don’t want to talk about something it can be like drawing blood from a stone trying to get any actual information out of them.

Aquarius people can come across as aloof and uncaring. They’re prone to putting up emotional walls which can sometimes frustrate their friends and loved ones. 

They can be rebellious, and impulsive. The rebellious side of Aquarius comes out when people try to force their will upon them demanding that they change the way they think or act. Aquarians are definitely not followers. They love to come up with new revolutionary ideas and do everything their own way. They work best when they create their own jobs.

Although they are good listeners, it is very difficult to make the Aquarius-born change their pattern of thinking. An Aquarius mind is a stubborn one, but since they enjoy freedom so much they understand when other people want to do things their own way too. Their mantra for life is ‘Live and Let Live’. But this also makes them detached and kind of a loner. 

People born in this zodiac sign do not have a particular behavioral pattern, so they may be unpredictable at times. They change so quickly that you may never be able to understand what goes in their heads. Aquarians  can be full of conflicts. It is quite common that they aim for completely different things at the same time. They tend to have unexpected deviations and they have surprising level of stability and work ethic as well. One Aquarius may be the lighthearted life of the party while another is a housebound introvert with extremist opinions. They dislike monotony.

Aquarians have unusual friends from all walks of life. If this makes you uncomfortable, these are not the companions for you. Most Aquarius people love to travel and if they do so, they prefer adventurous trips and off-the-beaten-trek destinations.

The Waterbearer can be a bit misanthropic and prone to eccentric beliefs and attitudes. Some may wonder whether they are from another planet. They are, by nature, allergic to what's normal, so if you are normal, you won't see them in person much. Aquarius is also the least common zodiac sign. 

Pisces (February 19th-March 20th)

If there is something that Pisces hates is definitely loud arguments and conflicts. They hate confrontation as they don’t have a fighting nature. Pisces can be one of the most quiet signs of the zodiac. They can be too timid in their ways and this may make them subject to ill-treatment or taken for granted or betrayal. They are too tolerant and forgiving and they must learn to stand up for themselves.

Pisceans live in their imaginary world. They are the greatest dreamers of the zodiac chart. When something goes wrong they retreat into their dream world to avoid reality. When the Pisces personality takes on a negative manifestation they are prone to addictions because they don’t want to face the truth.

Pisces’ go-with-the-flow attitude can translate into a major lack of direction. They are often indecisive and they don’t know what they want. They go into a state of seeking and if they can’t make a decision they feel disappointed. In relationships they seek a dominant partner who keeps them grounded.

Despite of all the resources and talent they possess they tend to have low self-esteem which is a great hindrance in their path. They must stop feeling sorry for themselves and stop doubting themselves if they want to be happy and successful in life.

Pisces are generous and compassionate to the level of being selfless. They are too sympathetic and tend to suffer with others. They need to learn to create personal boundaries in order to know what they are feeling.

Pisces often find themselves in situations when they are taken advantage of because they are too generous and understanding with everybody. Besides their gullible nature they are quite malleable and can be easily influenced by others.

When asked, most of the people will say that oversensitivity is the most irritating trait of the Pisces. They get hurt very easily and they can exaggerate the importance of anything trivial. Because of their highly sensitive personality they take everything to heart. Anything and everything affects them deeply.

Pisces rules the feet, and many of them have tons of pairs of shoes. Go ahead, check out their closets.


  1. I've been doing Astrology for over 40 yrs. and find this general sign information very accurate. The question here for everyone is how many of your "dark side" issues have you worked on thus far? If the answer is not many, then you may want to take a deeper look and do so. Just think, you can be a better person for you and others!

  2. I am a Sagittarius and you got me spot on. I guess we really do all have a dark side.

  3. God, I love reading horoscopes and analysis of zodiacs so much! I am cancer and felt so catched here - but didnt felt offended ;D
    It is good to know, that some of the personal tics are totally normal for my sign. ;)

  4. It's true we all have a dark side, but sometimes they come with an advantage. Myself being a Cancer, my extreme sensitivity allows me to fully understand the emotions of others and provide the right kind of nurture that they need. My best friend is a Libra, and yes she takes AGES to make a decision, but honestly she has the best taste and knows all the best restaurants because of how well she narrows it down. My boyfriend's a Scorpio, believe it or not, his domineering obsessiveness makes me feel loved, protected and secure. So while they are the dark parts of ourselves, they are a balance and work in tandem to our lighter traits.