The Most Stressed Zodiac Sign, According to Astrologers
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If someone has ever told you to take a chill pill, you might want to read this. You could be one of those people who gets stressed easily. These folks are often pacing back and forth, wringing their hands, biting their nails, and definitely not taking enough time to rest and rejuvenate. You might have too many things on your plate or be naturally anxious, but astrology could also play a role. Keep reading to discover the most stressed zodiac sign from obviously overwhelmed to completely cracking under the pressure.
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Libras might appear cool as a cucumber on the outside, but stress can get the best of them. Jill Loftis, an astrologer and founder at Nuit Astrology, explains that Libra always wants to make everyone happy, but it's often mission impossible.
They sometimes lose themselves trying to please people—and alleviating everyone else's problems can cause their own burden to multiply. These air signs have no problem faking it til they make it, but if they do too much they'll end up off balance and stressed out.
"Since they're always relying on the feedback of others, trying to take into consideration every opinion can cause tension for the Libra personality," Loftis says.
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It's no secret that Sagittarius has big dreams and likes to make big plans. After all, their ruling planet is Jupiter, which covers growth and expansion. These fire signs are passionate and do not like to sit still, so any lull in their life can create friction.
But when these folks get to their next project or adventure, they might not always think things through, which can also bring out their stressed side. "It is really hard for Sagittarius to ever fully relax and just be in the present moment," Clare says. "They always feel like there's something more they could be doing, something more they could be achieving."
If any sign is going to overthink something, you can bet nine times out of 10 that it'll be a Gemini. These folks are moving faster than anyone around them to ensure that they are always a part of every conversation.
They are naturally social and tend to be a little irrational when they feel like other people don't like them or are ignoring their presence. "With every potential and possibility streaming through their head, it's hard for them not to get stressed at all of the varieties of ways they think that things could go awry," Loftis says.
Like Gemini, Virgo also has a high tendency to overthink and get too caught up in the little details of life. They're known for being anxious and once they start to spiral a bit, they won't be able to stop.
Clare describes them as practical and grounded, but also overly focused on perfection and stuck to their own ways. "All of these factors combined can make it difficult for Virgos to let go of their worries," Clare says.
Loftis adds that even though they're tough on everyone, they're the toughest on themselves. Their need for validation and journey to perfectionism leaves them in a constant state of stress.
If you think Pisces are relaxed and low-key, you might want to reevaluate. They are super sensitive and their emotions are on overdrive more often than not. "Pisces soak up the vibrations of other people," Loftis tells Best Life, and they don't get to pick and choose which parts they take on.
If others are stressed, it's likely these water signs will absorb those feelings and claim that stress as their own. They also always want to care for others, but sometimes forget to care for themselves.
"They need to moderate their feelings, emotions, and their mind in order to regain equilibrium," says Loftis. Pisces definitely gets stressed out too easily and if it's too much to handle, it'll have a negative impact on their daily lives.
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Capricorns will work until their fuel level goes below E and then they'll work some more, so it's no surprise they are the most stressed zodiac sign. They like to chase success and they'll claim that they don't need help to get there. "They are highly driven and ambitious, being ruled by Saturn, the planet of discipline and structure, which can create a sense of tension and restlessness within them," Clare says.
But on the flip side: "This is a sign that eats stress for breakfast and turns it into productivity," Loftis says. Without the stress, they wouldn't be able to push themselves as hard and turn all of their goals into accomplishments.
Of course, these earth signs need a break every now and then, but good luck trying to them to slow down. They'll continue to stress themselves out if it means that success is the light at the end of the tunnel.