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The Most Volatile Zodiac Sign, According to Astrologers

Their behavior is erratic and their emotions can get extreme.

Some people's attitudes can change at the drop of a hat. One minute they're happy-go-lucky, and the next they're throwing a temper tantrum. It can be hard to know when their mood will shift, so those around them often tread carefully, trying hard not to make them upset. And if you've wondered why these people are so erratic, it could have to do with astrology. Ahead, professional astrologers share the most volatile zodiac signs, from a little tense to extremely explosive.

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As the sign of the twins, Geminis are known for their unpredictability, so it can be difficult to pinpoint their exact thoughts or actions.

"Their curiosity and love for variety often lead them to explore many paths simultaneously," says Raquel Rodriguez, astrologer and founder of Your Zodiac.

This can result in sudden changes of opinion or direction. And while they're not necessarily going to be angry or aggressive, their feelings are extreme, which can make them appear volatile in the moment.

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Cancer is constantly dealing with their own emotions, as well as other people's. They want everyone to be happy, so they don't speak up when things bother them.

"They tend to hide in their shells rather than solving their problems," says Tara Bennet, astrologer and spiritual coach at Mediumchat.

These water signs love to make you think they have everything under control, but they're actually going through a lot of inner turmoil. It can get so bad that they'll end up exploding over the smallest thing.


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Scorpio is ruled by both Mars and Pluto, which is a powerful combination of aggressiveness and volatility, Bennet tells Best Life.

When they feel emotions, they feel them hard, so their energy can be intense. If they believe they're being threatened in any way, they may react impulsively or harshly.

While their outbursts might seem unplanned, Scorpios calculate their every move. They're not afraid to argue their point, even if it leaves them as the last one standing.

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With their love for thrills and travel, it's no surprise that free-spirited Sagittarius hates to be tied down. Their restless nature fuels their adventurous spirit but can lead to unpredictability.

"If they feel trapped or bored, they may react strongly, seeking immediate change or excitement," says Rodriguez.

Don't be surprised if a Sag packs their bag and boards a flight at a moment's notice if their volatile side comes out.


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Aquarius is surprisingly volatile, thanks to their unwavering curiosity and desire to make the world better.

"They're always thinking outside the box, and their unconventional approach can lead to sudden insights or drastic shifts in perspective," says Rodriguez.

Unlike other signs, their volatility isn't driven by their emotions but rather by how they can bring their ideas to life. They'll likely remain calm and collected on the outside while jumping around frantically on the inside.

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"Ruled by warring planet Mercury, it's unsurprising that Aries is like a volcano, ready to erupt at any minute," says Bennet.

These fire signs have no problem turning it up to 10 if something doesn't go their way, and they have little patience for trivial nonsense—which makes them the most volatile zodiac sign.

Aries thrives on excitement, but their impulsivity can get them into trouble. Their lack of filter and drive to win is unmatched, but you don't want to be in the crossfire. Bennet does note that even though Aries' anger is intense, it's short-lived.

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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