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The Most Cowardly Zodiac Sign, According to Astrologers

Don't count on these six signs to step up in the face of fear.

Some people thrive in troubling situations. They are the type to face their own fears head-on as well as tackle tough things for their loved ones. Yet when it comes down to it, we're certainly not all that brave. Some of us are more likely to run at the first sign of danger. But that may be because of our astrological birth chart, as some signs naturally gravitate more toward comfort, sensitivity, and caution. Keep reading to find out the zodiac signs that are the most cowardly, from the worrisome perfectionist to the biggest scaredy cat.

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Known for having a strong desire for perfection, Virgos create a lot of worry for themselves due to their unachievable goals.

"When you spend your entire life worrying, you learn to live with fear," Tara Bennet, astrologer, clairvoyant, and spiritual coach at Mediumchat, explains.

According to Bennet, cowardice usually becomes the "driving force" in the life of a Virgo, as "the fear in their blood pushes them to raise the bar higher and higher."


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For a Taurus, their disposition toward stability and comfort is what leads to their cowardliness.

"Taureans are creatures of habit," says Raquel Rodriguez, astrologer and founder of Your Zodiac. "They thrive in familiar surroundings and are reluctant to embrace new and unknown circumstances."

This means it takes a lot to push this sign to gather the courage to step out of their comfort zone, adds Stina Garbis, astrologer and owner of Psychic Stina.

"Taurus is not the type of sign that will go out on a ledge or dare to try something new," Garbis explains. "They like to sit home and think about it instead."

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Pisces are known for their gentleness and sensitivity, according to Rodriquez.

As a result, "they often find harsh realities and conflicts unsettling," she says. "So to protect their delicate emotional balance, they prefer to avoid confrontations."

Bennet says this zodiac sign is more likely to go with the flow rather than take the chance and step out of line—no matter what the benefits might be.

"These fish are sensitive souls who don't have the courage to take risks," Bennet notes.


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Known as the peacekeeper zodiac sign, Libras "crave balance and harmony," according to Bennet.

But this doesn't mean they actually prefer having to keep the peace. Instead, they'd rather it never be disrupted in the first place.

"The thought of conflict and disharmony can be daunting for them, which might cause them to back away from confrontational situations," Rodriguez further explains. "This can be perceived as cowardly behavior, but in essence, it's their quest for peace and equilibrium that motivates this avoidance."

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Capricorns may be viewed as more cowardly than other zodiac signs because of their "careful and meticulous approach to life," Rodriquez tells Best Life.

"Capricorns assess all the possible outcomes before making a decision, which can slow down their response and make them appear hesitant or overly cautious," she says.

According to Bennet, this zodiac sign's cowardice is most noticeable when outside factors are putting their stability or security at risk.

"Capricorns are careful with their finances and guard their home and work life," she explains. "Their caution is born out of fear for their future."


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Cancers are known for being deeply emotional and sensitive, and this often causes them to be fearful of anything and everything.

"These crabs are the biggest scaredy-cats of the zodiac," Bennet tells Best Life.

Due to a high sense of vulnerability, this zodiac sign is ready to hide behind its hard shell at the first sign of trouble.

"Cancers guard their emotions carefully and run for cover if they find themselves challenged or in a high-stress situation," Bennet adds.

Kali Coleman
Kali Coleman is a Senior Editor at Best Life. Her primary focus is covering news, where she often keeps readers informed on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and up-to-date on the latest retail closures. Read more
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