How Much Of A Hot Mess You Really Are, According To Your Zodiac Sign

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What are you like when everything goes wrong?

Are you more of a hot mess, walking disaster, or trainwreck? Sometimes, no matter how on point you usually are, you can have a really bad day, week, or month. 

You might be feeling completely overwhelmed by life and nothing seems to be going right. You’re making terrible decisions, which, instead of solving problems, just makes them worse; every action causes a reaction that magnifies the suckitude of the situation.


You’re a trainwreck but in your own distinct way.

You may think you’ve got it under control, but the truth is that it’s completely out of your control. You wonder if you’re ever going to get out of this nightmare. Because there’s so much going on and most of it is not good, you want to disconnect from it, so you have a hot mess alter ego.

You would never react in the ways that your hot mess alter ego does, but there’s a certain freedom to just letting it go of what overwhelms you. If you need to scream or hit the wall with your fists to let off steam, you’re free to do it. It’s not you, it’s the hot mess you.

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Of course, not everybody’s hot messes are exactly the same — we all have our own interpretations of it.

It’s good to know what we become when everything isn’t going our way, when things happen that we can’t control, and, in the end, these times are tests of our character and of the people around us.


It’s easy to love someone who is perfectly in control and happy, but it’s much more challenging not only to care but stick around when things are going badly. For better and for worse applies to all relationships, whether they’re romantic or not. Being there for someone during the tough, frazzled, and screwed up times is a testament to the depth and quality of a loved one.

So, with astrology to guide you, here's what overwhelms you and what kind of hot mess you are, according to your zodiac sign.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
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You're an active and loud hot mess. You keep acting and speaking without thinking first and your hot mess situation gets worse and worse. When you take a lot of risks, at some point it will backfire on you and things can start to implode. It's great that you're fearless and adventurous, but sometimes your spontaneity and risky behavior can compound the trouble you're already in.


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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)
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You're an adamant hot mess because you refuse to even acknowledge that there's a problem. You think that you're on trend with your outfit but it's not only outdated, it doesn't fit you right. When you don't get the reaction you expect (compliments and envy), you pass it off as other people not getting whatever you're trying to get across. It's not you, it's everybody else.


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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)
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You're a confused hot mess. When things start to go wrong, you assume that they'll work themselves out, but when they don't and they start to multiply, you're completely perplexed on what to do about it. There's a disconnect that happens between your mind and body and you have no clue on how to get them working together to fix everything that's messing you up.


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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)
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You're an emotional hot mess. You feel everything strongly and when things start to go badly, they come down on you like an avalanche and you get even more emotional than usual. It's as if you take everything personally and the Universe is trying to punish you. Your strongest instinct is to just retreat into your shell and wait for the hypersensitivity, touchiness, and the rest of the feels to pass.


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LEO (July 23 - August 22)
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You're a hot mess front and center. When you're the opposite of put-together and it seems as if everything is going to hell, you share it with everyone. You either try to make a joke out of it and act like you mean to be that messy and off-kilter, or you drag everyone you can into your whirling dervish of suck with you. You're the star of the sh*t show and if you don't laugh it off, you'll bring everybody way down.


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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
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You're a hypercritical hot mess. You're already too hard on yourself and you hold yourself up to impossible standards so that when things go wrong, they really go wrong. You know how to fix things but even when you do, you're rarely satisfied with the results. Take a breath, consider the situation and its possible solutions, and either methodically fix them or use your patience and try to wait it out until things have calmed down.


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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)
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You're a thirsty hot mess. You get desperate sometimes for attention and will do any number of embarrassing and humiliating things just to get it. When you fail, you fail big time and since you tend to be a bit self-centered, you're going to reach out to anyone and everyone who might be able to help you pull it together. 


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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)
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You're an obsessed hot mess. When things go wrong, it's usually because you're being too possessive of someone or something. You can morph into a possessive, aggressive and paranoid trainwreck so that when it gets bad, you're swearing revenge. You need to disconnect and chill before you do something you'll regret.


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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
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You're a changeable hot mess. You like to shake things up and change your look, your way of thinking and even your personality, but forced change isn't always good. You sometimes try too hard to be different and the reinvention of yourself falls flat.

The good thing is that you don't take yourself too seriously and can see the humor in your current state of disaster. And because you're so good with change, you just modify, adapt and, suddenly, you're back on track with a funny story to tell.


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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)
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You're an undone hot mess. When things get disorganized, scattered, and just plain screwed up, you're thrown. Your regular ways of handling things don't work and you don't know what to do. It seems lazy to you not to come up with a solution, but you're clueless on what to do. You end up going completely against your character and try to ride it out. 


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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)
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You're an enjoyable hot mess. People sometimes see you as a hot mess when you're just being your usual unorthodox self. You don't care if other people judge you, you're going to behave the way you want. When things seem as if they're going horribly wrong, you kind of enjoy it, seeing it more as an experiment of human behavior. You think doing your own thing, even when it fails, is cool. 


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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)
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You're a space cadet hot mess. Many times, you're so busy being creative that you miss some of the practical details of life and you can be oblivious to how you're coming off to others. You tend to see the world differently than others and you like to express yourself in artistic ways. You spend a lot of time in your head and anything goes.


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