The Most High-Strung Zodiac Sign, According to Astrologers

They need to learn how to take a breather.

Some people are extremely tightly wound. They just may need to take a breather, but in all honesty, they probably don't know how to do that. Their excitable nervous energy may be fun to be around at times, but not if you just want to chill. These balls of anxiety are always on the go and trying to get them to slow down is nearly impossible. They may just be a little antsy in the moment, but astrology could also be why these people can't let go of tension to save their life. Keep reading to find out the most high-strung zodiac sign from a bit jumpy to always on edge.

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Libra

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Loving Libra is all about peace and harmony, so you might not think they'd be too high strung. However, their innate need for constant balance can lead them to a lot of overthinking and indecisive behavior.

"Libras can be notorious for weighing every possible option and agonizing over decisions, which can make them feel quite on edge," says Rachel Clare, a professional astrologist at Mystic Sense.

These amicable air signs also love being around people, but it can be exhausting to keep up appearances. Clare mentions that they're highly sensitive to others needs and feelings, so trying to make everyone happy will only string them out.

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Sagittarius

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Sagittarius can get pretty high strung, but not in the way you would think. "They thrive when they live on the edge, and they're in a permanent state of excitement," says Tara Bennet, astrologer and spiritual coach at Mediumchat.

These fire signs will be the ones saying yes to anything you throw their way. They don't like to slow down or be tied down, so they become stressed and a bit all over the place if they have to sacrifice their adventurous spirit.

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Aries

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As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries is all about new opportunities and fresh starts. "They're not afraid to take risks and try new things, which can be exhilarating—but also nerve-wracking," Clare says.

They dream big and set goals that they feel only they can achieve. Because they are so ambitious, they can become high strung and often short-fused, Bennet tells Best Life.

Even though they're natural leaders, these fire signs tend to be incredibly impulsive. "Put simply, Aries can sometimes act before thinking things through, which can lead to stress and anxiety," Clare says. If they're not careful, they'll end up sabotaging themselves.

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Capricorn

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Capricorn tends to reach the top of the success ladder way before anyone else, but getting there can be stressful. These earth signs are ruled by Saturn, which is known for its strict and serious energy. Because of this, Capricorn can be pretty hard on themselves and others, and they have a hard time relaxing or giving up control.

They are quite practical, but they can also be unyielding and way too stubborn for some people. "Capricorns may put a lot of pressure on themselves to succeed, and may have a hard time separating their work life from their personal life," Clare says.

Going with the flow? That definitely isn't part of their vocabulary.

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Scorpio

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If Scorpio has a goal in mind, they'll do anything in their power to achieve it. They won't just want to succeed, they'll want to excel with flying colors. Bennet describes them as obsessive—they won't rest until everything is accomplished, whether it be in their personal or professional life.

These sensitive water signs don't shy away from taboo topics. They'll end up diving further under the surface to get what they want, plus their vibe just screams intense. "Let's not forget about their famous sting," Clare says. "Scorpios have a reputation for being a bit vengeful—they don't take kindly to being crossed or betrayed, and they're not afraid to let you know it."

Ultimately, they're so high strung that others tend to feel a little on edge when they're in their presence.

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Virgo

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Virgo is like a tightly coiled spring—you never know what will send them over the edge. They're ruled by Mercury which governs communication and nervous energy, so it makes sense that they're the most high-strung zodiac sign. Bennet says they find it almost impossible to chill out.

Anyone born under Virgo tends to be insanely detail-oriented, always with the idea of perfection at the forefront of their mind. They have a hard time letting go of control and anxious thoughts are often creeping in. These earth signs are always on the go—inside their own head, that is.

"They are constantly striving for excellence and may feel overwhelmed by their own expectations," Clare says.

Courtney Shapiro
Courtney Shapiro is an Associate Editor at Best Life. Before joining the Best Life team, she had editorial internships with BizBash and Anton Media Group. Read more
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