The Most Controlling Zodiac Signs, Ranked According To Astrology

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Control tactics can be tough to spot.

What's the difference between a caring and protective person or someone who has a controlling personality? Can a person have a controlling personality but the relationship itself be free of abuse?

We all have to relinquish some control in our lives at some point, and looking to astrology and to our horoscopes can show us when we've reached that line. 

When we were kids, our parents were in charge of us because we were young. Most of our decision making would have been candy for dinner and skipping school every other day.


At our job, our boss has control because they either started the company we work for or have the credentials to be giving out orders (well some bosses at least).

In relationships there also may be a person who seems more "in charge" maybe because their personality is just that way, or maybe because the other person even likes it that way *wink wink*. 


There is a certain level of control that everyone desires to have. To some people that simply means being able to control their own life decisions and make their own mistakes. To others, they may feel that they are entitled to have a bit of control over other people because they see this as helping them.

And then there are people who are just controlling because they are assertive and have strong viewpoints on the way life should be. 

There's a difference between authority and abuse of power. Controlling people tend to abuse power over others in emotional ways.


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Control is something we all crave but for our own lives. We don't want to feel like we don't have any say in our own lives and the decisions we make. We would much rather be able to make our own choices because we are the ones who are held accountable for them anyway.

Still, there are habits used by a controlling people that try to stop a person from autonomy.



Looking at your daily horoscope and traits found in each of the zodiac signs you can see that there are some signs that tend to be more controlling. Likewise, astrology reveals that which signs of the zodiac are passive. 

These are the ones who might not recognize the control tactics of difficult people. Read on to find out where your sign falls! 

1. LEO (July 23- August 22)

Leos are the most controlling out of all the zodiac signs simply because they believe that it is "my way or the highway". If something needs to get done right they will do it themselves. 

They are self-confident to the extreme and are not afraid to voice their opinions or beliefs. Any opposing view will be met with the fury of a Lion. 

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2. SCORPIO (October 23- November 21)

Scorpios are fiercely protective and controlling about who they love. They tend to be possessive because they feel as though they need to be the bodyguard of the people they care about.

They want to be a protector and someone that is there to stand up for who they love. But it can come off as controlling in that way.

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3. CAPRICORN (December 22- January 19)

Capricorns are structured and disciplined. This can come off as controlling to others because of the amount of responsibility a Capricorn feels to live life a certain way.

Wavering off course or being too impulsive is not in their nature. They try to contain situations to avoid chaos. 

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4. TAURUS (April 20- May 20)

Taurus does not mean to be controlling but being as stubborn as they are can sometimes prove to be a little too much for other people. They have their views and beliefs and will not budge on them.

They can be closed minded and that tends to make them controlling because they only see things one way. 

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5. VIRGO (August 23- September 22)

Virgos are hardworking and always have their eye on the prize. This can lead them to be controlling at times. They feel if they falter off the path of success for anything then they might fail. And failure is not an option to the hardworking Virgo.

If everything is running smoothly however they tend to be more hands-off with other people. Then they just focus on the task they have at hand. 

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6. ARIES (March 21- April 19)

Aries are headstrong, they can be controlling in situations regarding leadership and competition. But when they are not in a competitive setting Aries tend to not be as controlling to other people.

Being as dynamic and fast-paced as they are they see no reason to stop and slow down to try and put their input into other peoples lives. 

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7. GEMINI (May 21- June 20)

Geminis are not too controlling if they are it will be in their own life. They have a dynamic personality in the sense that they have two very different sides.

With this conflicting and interesting nature its easy for them to get lost in decision making. This makes them not try to control many situations. They would rather have, whatever happens, happen. But on the chance, they do become controlling they can go all in. 

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8. CANCER (June 2- July 22)

Cancers are very in tune with their emotions. They love the people they have relationships so much and cherish those bonds. This can tend to have them be a bit controlling but in the long run.

Cancers would rather have the people they love to be their true selves. If they do control it's out of love and admiration, not the need to be in charge. 

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9. LIBRA (September 23- October 22)

Libras are only controlling in the sense that they do not want to be alone. They may be the person who convinces everyone to hang out or to go out and have a good time. But they will not try and control certain aspects of anyone's lives.

They want to have a good time and have fun in life and that requires impulsiveness and flexibility. 

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10. AQUARIUS (January 20- February 18)

Aquarius is more in tune with themselves and intellectual/ interesting subject matters more than trying to control other people. They can even sometimes not even pay attention to other people. 

This is not in a spiteful or condescending way but more in a sense that they are so wrapped up in subject matters they find more intriguing. They are social and would rather hear their friends opinions than try to change them. 


11. PISCES (February 19- March 20) 

Pisces are lovers, not fighters. They do not try to control they would rather just go with the flow and take life as it comes. They focus more on experiencing life for what it is and not what it could be.

They are often in their own little world and with that mindset, they can tend to not really even pay attention to what other people are saying. 


12. SAGITTARIUS (November 22- December 21)

Sagittarius love nothing more than their freedom. They will do everything in their power to never ever be tied down or controlled by anyone. So, in turn, they themselves do not want to control anyone, its simply just not in their nature.

They would much rather be able to be themselves flaws and all then have anyone give them input. They do the same for other people as well.

They just want everyone to live their own lives and be the controller of their own destiny.


Molly Given is a writer and lover of all things to do with mystery and magic in life. When she's not writing her fingers off she can be found planning her next adventure in a new part of the world. 

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