By Brianna Wiest
(March 21st to April 19th)
You’re too inactive.
As an Aries, you can spend so much time in your head that you forget that life is to be lived, not analyzed. You don’t have anxiety because you can’t “figure out” life, you have anxiety because you have forgotten how to actually live life. Of all the signs, you are the only one whose issue is that you have to think less – not deeper, or more.
(April 20th to May 21st)
You’re feigning your success.
You make yourself appear to be more successful than you are, and it’s all coming from this deep insecurity that you have in which you fear you are not enough. The real reason you have anxiety is that you know you’re not living up to your true and honest potential. Until you do that, it will persist.
(May 22nd to June 21st)
You’re struggling with your identity.
Geminis are infamous for getting themselves wrapped up in friendships, relationships, jobs and projects that are totally, totally wrong for them. The warning sign that you’re too invested in things that are not right for you is persistent anxiety. You’re not going to feel at ease until you get clear on what’s the right path for you.
(June 22nd to July 22nd)
You’re worried about your worth.
As a Cancer, it can be your instinct to want to feel as though everybody you know loves you, and that you are super desirable and wanted. However, this constant need to be loved and liked and seen as successful comes from a deep fear that you aren’t worth staying with if you aren’t perfect. Let that go, and you’ll find the people who love you and want to be with you because you are your imperfect self.
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
Your ego is too fragile.
The thing about Leos, who are known for being super confident and proud, is that those traits often mask an uncertainty about your true worth and self-image. If you’re experiencing a lot of anxiety, it’s because you haven’t really found yourself yet. Whenever your competence or desirability is called into question, you respond aggressively, because deep down you’re shielding the fear that it could be true.
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
You’re not sure what your purpose is.
Do you know what people who aren’t clear about their purpose do? They micro-manage, try to spread themselves super thin, obsess about small details and what other people think about them, and try to help as many people as they can. (Sound familiar?) You are not here to solve every problem or heal everything that ails another person. Get clear on where your values and talents intersect, and you’ll discover what matters, so you can stop putting your energy toward what doesn’t.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
You aren’t living in the present.
Libras are air signs, and they’re in love with ideas of love and beauty and perfection. When reality is in stark contrast to their flowery ideas about what should be happening, they tend to avoid, project and distract themselves from it. You’re anxious because you’re not living in the moment. Fortunately, once you learn to do so, you’ll discover that all the beauty you’ve been seeking has been right here all along.
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
You’re not actually going after what you want.
You complain incessantly that you don’t have love, that you aren’t paid enough, that friends are treating you wrong, that coworkers are annoying… and yet you aren’t doing a single thing to rectify this (or if you are, it’s not a genuine attempt). You have anxiety because there’s a lot in your life that needs work, and it could all be helped if you’d just actually, really try. Be honest with yourself.
(November 23rd to December 21st)
The dark moments of life are weighing you down.
Despite what you often want to inspire other people to believe, life exists in yin and yang. There are simply some things that are going to happen (a parent’s illness, job loss, breakup) that maybe didn’t happen for a reason you can understand yet. But the more that you try to avoid your feelings about what’s happening, the longer it will take you to accept reality, and move on.
(December 22nd to January 20th)
You are lost in life.
As a Capricorn, you thrive when you have a plan, a routine and a purpose. When you don’t have any one of those things (or you’re not clear about what they are) you end up doing an array of strange behavior, like trying new careers that are evidently wrong for you, dating people who don’t actually care about the relationship, or being obsessive about some topic that you could stand to let up on. You need to find structure in a way that’s actually healthy, and move on from what isn’t working.
(January 21st to February 18th)
You are resistant to your weaknesses.
Your anxiety is coming from feeling inferior, but it’s not that you worry about shallow stuff like whether or not you’re as successful or attractive as anybody else. Rather, your feelings of inadequacy come from the idea that things aren’t as easy for you, that you don’t have great style, that other people have effortless social grace, or something else a little more nuanced. In the end, you have to focus on your strengths without becoming so bitter.
(February 19th to March 20th)
You’re running from your feelings.
As a Pisces, you exist in a permastate of #feels. You need to have ways to observe and release them (a lot of Pisces turn to art and music) because otherwise, you’re setting yourself up to constantly avoid how you feel. When you do this, you also avoid other important things, like choosing a career path, a city to live in, a partner, and so on. Your life will start when your feelings are acknowledged. You’ll be free to carry on.