Zodiac Signs Who Are The Most Likely To Experience High Anxiety, Ranked

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Are you on the always-anxious squad?

I think I am one of the most anxious people I know. I have anxiety about my anxiety, that's how bad it is. Of course, I feel like my anxiety is probably attributed to my high-stress levels rather than my zodiac sign, but trust me when I say, I absolutely know what it feels like to have a lot of anxiety all of the time.

Actually, now that I think about it, I don't think that there's one person out there who hasn't experienced anxiety at least once or twice in their life.


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I mean, yeah, people everywhere experience anxiety at least once. You don't have to have an anxiety disorder to feel anxious. But what I mean is that nobody has zero anxiety levels, especially now. It feels like there is so much going on in the world to be anxious about that you have to be crazy NOT to get anxious about at least one thing going on.

I don't know if any of this is even making sense, because talking about anxiety gives me a little bit of anxiety, but my point is that anxiety is really common. People get anxious about a lot of things, and only you know what makes you anxious, but some of the most common factors of anxiety tend to be stress and fear.

Maybe you get stressed out because you feel like you're being overworked at the office or maybe you are stressed because you have way too many responsibilities and it feels like you're drowning in them, but this stress can lead to anxiety in a few different ways.

For one, if you are feeling stressed that you have so much crap going on, but for some reason you just can't keep up with all of your responsibilities, you might get anxious that you are doing everything with no payout. For another, stress at work might make you feel like you have to prove that there's a reason why you're so stressed, which just gives you anxiety.

And then there's fear. And fear can create anxiety in a lot of different ways, too. Fear of the unknown, like the future, can make you anxious to want to make changes in your life.

You can also be fearful of starting a serious relationship or maybe even breaking off a serious relationship, so you might get anxiety over confronting somebody about your feelings for them.

Of course, that's not to say that anxiety can't lead to good things, especially in times of stress or fear, but it definitely hinders the way you handle situations.

I know personally that anxiety can make me want to crawl into the deepest hole that I can dig (which isn't very big, but you get my point) because for me, anxiety is synonymous with confrontation, being uncomfortable, and sometimes even embarrassment. And I absolutely hate dealing with all three of those things, so it makes me anxious to even think about it and I try to distance myself from those feelings as much as possible.


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Like I said before, being prone to anxiety can differ based on astrology. Water signs and air signs may struggle with it more than an earth sign. A fire sign may be prone to anxiousness too, depending on the energy from other zodiac signs in their life. But for the record, I am an Aquarius, which is a water sign.

Water signs can be more anxious than others, but some are also adaptable.

But anyway. If you want to understand your horoscope better when it says you will have a change in the day and know how anxiety can affect your zodiac sign, keep reading.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini is most likely to have high anxiety because there’s always something going on with her, and not all of it is good. She suffers from a lot of indecision, but more than that, she constantly worries that her inability to make choices is disappointing her friends and family. This subconscious fear makes her incredibly jumpy and erratic.

When she’s not freaking out over making a decision about something, even something as small as what to have for lunch, she keeps a nervous air around her. You know how you can be around someone who’s feeling extra anxious and it’s almost like you can feel it coming off of them? Yeah, being around Gemini most times is like this. Take it from everyone, Gemini, you need to relax, girl.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

It’s good that Cancer is so in touch with her emotions – it means she’s never one to pretend like she’s not feeling what she’s feeling – but this constant swarm of emotions around her 24/7 is draining, but also unpredictable. She hates not knowing what’s going on (not being one to like surprises), so when she’s dealing with unpredictable motions, she can get tense and anxious.

Cancer isn’t like any regular person when it comes to feeling happy or sad or mad; all of her feelings are amplified because she always acknowledges everything she feels. So when she feels anxious, it’s a stronger emotion than many other signs feel, which only overwhelms her and makes her even MORE anxious. For Cancer, anxiety is just a vicious circle that never ends.

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LIBRA (Sept 23 - Oct 22)

Libra is a constant work in progress, which means that she’s somehow always in a stage of making mistakes, learning from the past, and trying to better herself… all rolled up into one person. So when Libra gets anxiety, it’s because she’s trying to figure out what she should do, what she has control over, and what’s most important at any given time.

This is pretty hard to do, but Libra has an internal monologue to help her try to make the best decisions at all times. However, her unconscious need to always put friends and family first means that she really doesn’t have a grasp on her choices at all. And she knows this, which is why she’s constantly messing up, getting anxiety over it, and trying to right her wrongs over and over. Whew! That’s exhausting, Libra.

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TAURUS (Apr 20 - May 20)

Taurus’ high anxiety levels come from other emotions and events in life that she’s dealing with. She has a pretty resilient personality, but when she finally succumbs to anxiety, it is game over. She starts loading up on food to settle her stomach, isolating herself from her friends and family (all those she knows can help her stay calm), and basically being so anti-Taurus is makes YOU anxious, too.

Her anxiety usually comes from stress or when she feels angry, which is not something she can control all the time. Sure, deep breathing techniques and exercising helps, but you know as well as she does that if the stress gets to be too much to bear, it’s impossible to do anything. And while Taurus can sometimes be lazy, she only likes it when it’s her choice. If anxiety stops her from getting things done, it only makes it that much worse.

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PISCES (Feb 19 - Mar 20)

Pisces is another sign that tries to get in touch with her emotions, so that she’s more open and comfortable being herself, but it can sometimes backfire because she doesn’t always know how to handle her emotions. Pisces is the type of person to totally buckle under the pressure of negative emotions and feelings, especially an emotion like anxiety.

When things don’t go Pisces’ way, she likes to play the victim. It might not be as dramatic as some signs, but she will let you know that she’s unhappy and that it’s all her fault. So when she’s anxious about something, she convinces herself that she somehow deserves this anxiety because of something she did in the past. It’s total crazy-talk, but Pisces isn’t convinced. She would rather wallow than do something about it.

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VIRGO (Aug 23 - Sep 22)

Virgo is prone to high anxiety ever now and then because she thinks WAY too much about things. When she’s already nervous, she talks about everything she’s thinking of because there’s already too many thoughts in her head for more thoughts… yeah. And when she’s really anxious, she goes into research mode to try and figure out what is making her anxious.

This isn’t such a terrible technique to try, but when Virgo does it, she takes it to the extreme. She isn’t just going to figure out that too much coffee this morning is making her feel anxious. She’s going to go all the way back to the beginning when she first started drinking coffee and blame it all on her caffeine addiction. She doesn’t always go this crazy, but when she does, it’s exhausting to watch.

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CAPRICORN (Dec 20 - Jan 19)

Capricorn doesn’t really feel anxiety as much as other signs, mainly because she has a pretty good handle on her emotions. If only all of us could just rein in our anxiety that easily, right? But this isn’t to say that she NEVER feels anxious; it just means that when she does, she knows that it’s a feeling that will pass sooner or later.

However, when she’s dealing with a pretty serious bout of anxiety, the kind of anxiety you can’t get rid of to save your life. She can get critical of herself. She thinks that no matter what she’s feeling, she should be able to control it and only let others see what she wants them to see. And when her anxiety gets bad enough that people ask if she’s okay, she feels like she’s failing herself in some way (even when she’s not).

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SCORPIO (Oct 23 - Nov 21)

Scorpio feels a lot of strong emotions, but anxiety usually isn’t one of them. If she DOES have anxiety, it doesn’t so much have to do with her sign than it does other underlying issues. But more often than not, she only gets anxious once in a blue moon. Scorpio knows that she can be pretty intense to people who don’t know her, so the last thing she wants is for her anxiety to be something that scares people away.

Scorpio is a master at managing her emotions. Sounds weird, right? But it’s true! She’s really not at all as erratic and out-there as people think she is. She’s not prone to anxiety mainly because of this managing of emotions, but also because she’s one of the more outgoing signs of the zodiac. She’s brave enough to not let fear take over and she doesn’t ever get social anxiety, so really she’s just someone to be jealous of at this point.

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AQUARIUS (Jan 20 - Feb 18)

You would think that Aquarius would be much higher on this list, but she actually doesn’t deal with anxiety as much as you might think. Of course, she is totally socially awkward at times and she doesn’t always like to be around people when she can be alone, but one thing that a lot of people forget is that she’s comfortable this way; she doesn’t see a need to be someone she’s not.

And because of this mindset, she doesn’t let anxiety get the better of her. Sure, she has bad days just like the rest of us, but even then, her anxiety levels are never as bad as some of the other signs. Whenever she does feel anxious or nervous, she tries to train her mind to focus on something else or remind herself that whatever she’s doing is more important than letting fear get the better of her.

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ARIES (Mar 21 - Apr 19)

The only time you’ll ever see Aries even a little bit anxious is when she’s totally out of her element. She loves meeting new people and trying new things, so she’s not usually prone to anxiety, but putting her in a situation or environment that she’d never dream of being in of her own accord and you’ll see a side of her you didn’t know existed.

In all honesty, Aries is just too busy to get anxious. If you think about it, being preoccupied with a bunch of different things at one time really does take you out of that emotional place. Instead of worrying about her upcoming meeting or interview, she’s thinking about how she still needs to go buy a pair of shoes before she goes out tonight. I know keeping myself distracted tends to work, so I think Aries is onto something here.

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LEO (July 23 - Aug 22)

Leo pretty much lives in the spotlight, so something like social anxiety NEVER gets to her. I mean, how could it, right? She thrives on people knowing who she is, strangers talking to her, and people staring at her, so anxious in crowds? Not Leo. This ability to anticipate and handle pretty much anything that comes her way (because you know strange situations can be unpredictable) helps her adapt to anything.

Plus, Leo doesn’t see the need to worry about things that she can’t handle in the first place. If she has an interview coming up, she knows that all she can do is be her best self. If she’s getting ready for a blind date or for a dinner with her new boo’s parents, she knows that confidence goes a lot farther than anxiousness. It seems simple enough, but Leo is one of the few who knows how to master this confidence.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 - Dec 19)

Sagittarius is so carefree that anxiety never even crosses her mind. She knows that life is made for enjoying and if that isn’t explanation enough to do what you want and not feel guilty, nervous, or anxious about it, she doesn’t know what is. She would rather not feel any negative emotion at all (don’t we all?), but of course it doesn’t always work that way.

However, Sagittarius does have a pretty good way of making sure the negative emotions she does have don’t last very long. She acknowledges that she’s feeling anxious or worried, but after that, she stops thinking about it at all. Sagittarius doesn’t want her entire day ruined because of one bad moment, so by ignoring her anxious feelings, she’s letting it know that she isn’t interested in having it around!

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a book in the future.

 

 

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