The One Thing You Do That Makes You A Hot MESS, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Girl, it's all so wrong.

The funny thing about being a hot mess is that it’s not just one incident that makes you one; it’s a series of unfortunate, sloppy, and unexpectedly challenging things that seem to conspire together to cause your life to be chaotic and disorganized.

You become a hot mess because your way of coping just adds to the problem instead of solving it. One bad choice leads to another and another until suddenly, you’re in the thick of a very messy situation and you can’t see your way out of it.

For example, you stub your toe on your dresser as you’re getting ready to go out, so you have to make the game time decision to wear flip flops to the club, so that when you’re out on the floor one person spills a drink on your foot, while another one steps on it. You’ve gone from one minor accident to a whole series of them and you feel simultaneously in pain, pissed off and embarrassed.

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Pain isn’t always a component of being a hot mess; sometimes you’re oblivious to the fact that either your life is screwed up and you’re losing it or that your decisions are so awful that it embarrasses other people who observe you doing them. Things like wearing clothes that clearly are for bedtime only, having duct tape on your glasses or having a very public meltdown over nothing.

When you’re so wasted that you drink boxed wine right from the spigot and think it’s okay, that’s a true sign that you’re a hot mess. Or, when you send a drunken sext to your ex, the newly ordained priest or your boss at your new job.

Sometimes when you do something that only a hot mess would do, you must wonder if it’s not a cry for help. You may not know what you’re doing but your subconscious does. This is how you know you’re a hot mess, based on your zodiac sign.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
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You're saying whatever comes into your mind and it lacks focus. Why are you saying what you're saying? Are you trying to be a jerk and hurt people or is it that you have no filter whatsoever? You don't have to say everything all the time; you're not going to explode if you don't tell your aunt that the dress she's wearing is hideous. Saying it just makes you look bad. 


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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)
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You're spending money like you're growing it in the backyard, and some of the stuff you're buying — a bedazzled cell phone, a crying unicorn candle or a cowboy outfit for your cat — is funny for a minute, but ultimately are just clutter. We know you like to spend money but normally, you go for fewer and more expensive items that it's like you have become a shopaholic. 


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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)
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You're constantly trying new things from different kinds of dance classes to the latest dietary plan. Why? Are you trying to fix something that you think is broken inside you? The problem is you're not sticking with anything long enough for it to do any good. If you can't commit to a type of exercise, how can you commit to a relationship? It's exhausting to try to follow you on social media with your ever-changing quests to find something that will solve all your problems. 


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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)
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You're feeding off drama. If you're not ranting about how mistreated you are by the customer service person, you're fighting with a loved one. When things start to be calm in your own life, you interject yourself into someone else's and feed the flames of their distress. Why can't you just leave things as they are without blowing them up? What do you feel is missing in your life that you need to hide it in large emotions? It seems as if you're deliberately getting involved with toxic people just because it's more entertaining for you.


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LEO (July 23 - August 22)
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You've overindulged in some of your guilty pleasures to such an extent that they're bordering on addiction. We get it: you like wine! But it's gone from a glass at night to a bottle or two. Or, maybe it's those pain killers you got for your lower back issues. Your back healed months ago but you're still taking those pills. You need to get honest with yourself and get some help or you could find yourself spiraling out of control. 


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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
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It's ironic that the person who fixes everything has gotten so messed up that they're the one who needs fixing. People are noticing that you're not acting the way you normally do. It's good that you've let loose a little but you're not behaving the way that you normally would and you're making people feel sorry for you. You, the person who knows all the answers, are being pitied by other people. The experiment is over; you know now what it would be like if you were a different kind of person: a hot mess. It's time to return to who you really are. 


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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)
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Your mood swings are becoming epic. One moment you're the happy, charming person everyone expects, and the next, you're losing it. You usually avoid confrontations if you can but it appears that you're seeking them out. Did someone call you out and make you think you're weak? Your behavior doesn't make any sense. If you can't acknowledge what it is you're going through, could you at least stop apologizing for it and get your emotions under control?


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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)
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How do you know you're a hot mess right now? Consider how many bridges you've burned and how many enemies you've made. Wow, you don't hold back. If you think someone has messed with you or hurt you in some way, you either cut them off entirely or you make their life hell. But what you fail to see if that the person that you're truly hurting is yourself. You're scary when you're on a rampage, so do yourself and everyone a favor and calm the hell down.


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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
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Here's something that you might not know: when everything in your life is going wrong, it's better to handle them as they happen rather than letting them pile up. But that's not you; you'd rather just leave and make other people deal with your crap. However, a lot of the issues that you're having aren't going to go away, they'll just follow you until they're too big not to notice. Sometimes there's no easy way out, no matter how hard you try to find one, so just put on your big girl pants and face your problems.


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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)
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What's one of the most important things in your life? Your family. So, when you're fighting with your partner or not talking to your parents, it's a big sign that you're a hot mess. You know family problems weigh heavily upon you and that things won't feel right until you make them better. And you can make them better, you just need to get out of your own way and get to work.


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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)
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Your anxiety levels are so high that they're coming out at embarrassing and inappropriate times. You really weren't expecting the flop sweat you experienced during that job interview or how you couldn't stop laughing at your uncle's memorial. This is most likely happening because you refuse to deal with your emotions but they need come out in some way. If you don't recognize that you're feeling upset, then get ready for your body expressing them at the worst time.


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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)
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Where did your inner voice go? You know, the one who stops you from making horrible decisions and doing the wrong thing? That inner voice of yours must be on vacation because you're trusting people you shouldn't and letting them lead you into places you shouldn't go. You're so distracted that you're wearing makeup from the night before, have dirty clothes, and your hair is a tangled mess. All someone needs to do is look at you and they'll know what a hot mess you are.


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