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The Most Vicious Zodiac Sign, According to Astrologers

They'll cut you down and won't feel any remorse.

It seems like some folks love nothing more than tearing others down just because they can. They'll talk about you behind your back and lash out at the smallest inconvenience. Their bite is just as harsh as their bark, so you should be careful not to get on their bad side. If you hurt them in any way, they will come for you even harder. It might just be because they are having a bad day (or year?), but astrology could be a bigger factor. Keep reading to discover the most vicious zodiac sign from a bit brutal to seriously sadistic.

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Capricorn never backs down from a challenge. Whether that's pushing themselves as hard as they can in their career, or standing up for their family and friends, they won't stop until they've achieved their goal. "Their intensity in these moments can be surprising," says Tara Bennet, astrologer and spiritual coach at Mediumchat.

These serious signs have a reputation for being ruthless and driven—almost to a fault. With Saturn, the planet of structure and responsibility, as their ruler, they can be inflexible and uncompromising.

In other words, Capricorn will do whatever it takes to end up on top, even if they have to step on some toes to get there. "This often makes them seem cold, calculating, and even vicious to those around them," says Rachel Clare, a professional astrologist at Mystic Sense.

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Pisces might not be the first person you think of when it comes to viciousness, but they do have a darker side. "They are ruled by Neptune, the planet that rules drugs, addictions, dreams, and delusions, causing them to be unhinged and unbalanced, and even vicious at times," says Rebecca Schmidt, astrologer at Trust the Effing Process.

Because they just want to make sure everyone is cared for, these fish often lack the ability to set boundaries. They always know what you need and can pick up on emotions quite well, but they can also use that against you. So don't be so quick to let down your guard.

They also love harder than most, and if they're not feeling that same love or care in return, they're prone to lashing out. Plus, if these water signs feel used or manipulated in any way, they'll become bitter almost instantaneously.


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Taurus is the sign that's most stuck in their ways. Schmidt says they can be hostile or unpleasant if things aren't exactly how they like them. In addition to not liking change, they are fiercely protective and loyal to their loved ones.

"They are not afraid to stand up to anyone who they feel is threatening their relationships or their sense of security," Clare says. "This can often make them appear territorial or even aggressive."

They have a reputation for being vicious at times. These earth signs approach things practically and logically rather than emotionally, so if they're a bit harsh it's because they only want the best possible outcome.


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As an air sign, Gemini thrives in social situations and opportunities where they can let their curiosities roam freely. However, they are also incredibly unpredictable, thanks to their dual nature—you really never know what will come out of their mouths.

"They tend to have a mischievous streak and can be prone to stirring up drama for the sake of entertainment," Clare says. Because they are skilled communicators, they will sometimes play mind games or use their words manipulatively to get what they want—which gives them a bit of a vicious edge.

Gemini might not intend to hurt you, but their sharp tongue can leave a scar if you're not careful.


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Aries is super fiery. "They're ruled by Mars, the planet of aggression and war, so the ability to be vicious is a part of their nature," Schmidt says.

They are competitive beyond belief and thrive in challenging situations. Their need to be at the head of the pack all the time makes them ruthless and destructive, and they have little room to care if they hurt others along the way.

Because of their passionate nature, they tend to be impulsive and their temper gets the best of them. They're harsh and unyielding with their words—being sensitive is not their thing.

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Scorpios are petty people who will hold on to grudges until their dying day. They'll never be the ones to forgive and forget, and Bennet mentions that they're always thinking about the perfect moment to exact their revenge. No one gravitates toward dark behavior like them, and it's why they are the most vicious zodiac sign.

Like Aries, they're also ruled by Mars, as well as Pluto, the planet of transformation and power, so it's no wonder they can be intense—even intimidating. That combination, plus their fixed modality truly makes them unstoppable. They have sharp tongues and aren't afraid of using everything in their arsenal to get what they want.

"All in all, this intense sign is no stranger to getting caught in their feelings and lashing out viciously in their worst moments," 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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