Zodiac Signs That Are The Most Emotionally Strong (And Can Handle Anything)

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You will bend but you will not be broken.

Whether you’re someone completely at ease with expressing your emotions or if you try to distance yourself from any emotional displays, emotions are a big part of who you are and the life you live.

Being mentally strong means that you're able to withstand many different challenges that can arise. It doesn't mean that you don’t have any mental health issues, just that you’re aware of your own imbalances and you react in the best way that you can, even if it means consulting your horoscope for answers.

You know to seek help when you need it, whether it’s through talk therapy, medication, or talking out your problems with a friend. You’re strong enough to know that you shouldn't always go it alone.

Emotions make us act but not always in ways that are in our best interest. If you carry an unrequited love for someone, you may do all kinds of bizarre actions, things you’re not even sure why you’ve done. But our feelings motivate us.

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When you’re emotionally strong, you know the situations that tend to lend down a dangerous path and you try to avoid them. If animal shelters are triggering for you, you know to adopt a pet from another source, or if your Aunt Ida always shames you for being single, you know to not get into a conversation with her or to avoid the event entirely.

Protecting yourself and being able to see the big picture are things that people who are emotionally strong do.

Check out the TED Talk below for more information on how to be mentally and emotionally strong:

Our emotions affect every part of us, even our physical body. Think about the times when you felt at your lowest and how little energy you had. You may have even gotten sick. If you hold back emotions, that can affect you as well for they won’t go away until expressed. You will just sit there, waiting for the day that they explode out.

But for the zodiac signs that are emotionally strong, here's how they know it.​

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

You don't do anything you don't want to do which is a good thing as there are so many things that you do want to do. You have to put your own needs first and if you need to tell somebody "no," you have no problem doing that. You don't agree to something just because you want to make someone else happy or because you're afraid of conflict. You know that life is too short to fill it with boring, useless things that you have no desire to participate in.


Read: The 13 Brutal Truths About Loving An Aries, As Written By One

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

You don't just let anybody in your life. You make sure that they're fully vetted (by you) before they gain entry into your fabulous life. There are too many people who are broken and they aren't happy until they've damaged you too. But that's not going to happen on your watch. People may accuse you of taking way too long to trust but you're not about to loosen up your standards anytime soon.


Read: The 5 Brutal Truths About Loving A Taurus, As Written By One

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

You don't let someone else affect your mood. There are times that unhappy people simply can't stand to see happy people and will do anything in their power to bring them down. You don't allow people like that in your life if you can avoid it, but if you can't, you are amazingly resilient and let their shame, hate, and unhappiness roll right off you. You're emotionally strong enough to withstand anyone trying to harsh your buzz.


Read: The 13 Brutal Truths About Loving A Gemini, As Written By One

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

You're one of the zodiac signs that are emotionally strong because even though you've been hurt, you're always hopeful when it comes to love. You haven't let your past experiences color your view on love and you have no fear when it comes to love. You believe strongly in love and when it doesn't work out, you don't swear off the whole thing altogether, you continue to seek the love that you know you're due.


Read: The 5 Brutal Truths About Loving A Cancer, As Written By One

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

You give back to the community, to your church, to charity, and to others. You're very generous and even when times are tough, you find a way to give. You aren't altruistic just because you think you should be but because you're a very giving person. It makes you feel good to give and you feel it's your duty to accept your responsibility as a human being to help others.


Read: 6 Brutal Truths About Loving A Leo, As Written By One

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

You're not afraid to slow down, even when you're being pushed into doing something fast over doing it well. You will take the time for yourself and practice self-care. You know how important it is sometimes to stop rushing around and to sit and enjoy the sunset or the birds singing. You value the small moments and quality over quantity.


Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Virgo (As Written By A Virgo)

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

You believe that happiness is a decision and you always to decide to appreciate your life and be happy. When there are those times when your happiness is threatened, you simply get through it in the best way you know how and then go back into feeling joy and happiness. You know that if you act as if you're happy, your mind and body will start to believe that it's true.


Read: 11 Brutal Truths About Loving A Libra, As Written By One

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

You have a healthy ego and never stop believing in yourself. You aren't afraid to be proud of your accomplishments and you don't doubt your decisions and your actions. Your feelings of self-worth are precious to you and you would never knowingly jeopardize them. If you have to tape affirmations to your mirror to remind yourself of how awesome you are, both in and out of the bedroom, you'll do it in a heartbeat.


Read: 14 Brutal Truths About Loving A Scorpio, As Written By One

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

You don't feel that you need to conform to anybody else's standards nor do you have the need to fit in. If you're the weirdo among a bunch of corporate types, that's fine by you. You don't want to be the carbon copy of anybody; you're a true original and you appreciate your uniqueness. The last thing you want is to be like everybody else. You're always going to do you.


Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Sagittarius, As Written By One

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

You're excited about every day. You usually awake before your alarm goes off, full of enthusiasm for the day ahead. You've got projects and goals to accomplish. Life is thrilling for you and you try to treasure every day. You never take anything for granted and even the things that might not make most people overwhelmed with joy (like having your taxes finished in March) makes you feel ecstatic.


Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Capricorn, As Written By One

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

You never stop doing your own thing. No matter what someone says, you will never not do what you love. It's nobody's business but your own about doing the things you love. Haters may say you're too old dance but that won't stop you from joining a dance studio. Or, someone may advise you against going back to school, so you'll still sign up for classes. If you love doing something, other people can shove it if they don't like it because you won't stop your bliss.


Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving An Aquarius, As Written By One

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

You don't hold on to grudges. You're all about giving people second chances and you don't carry an invisible scoreboard around with you, keeping a tally of other people's wrongs against you. You're not about revenge; you're about wiping the slate clean and starting again. You don't have the desire to take everything personally and you don't have the mental energy to hold on to a seething fury. Forgive, forget, and repair the damage is your philosophy.


Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Pisces, As Written By One



Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and teacher who loves writing and performing personal narratives. She's had pieces in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman's Day, Purple Clover, Bustle, and is a regular contributor to Ravishly and YourTango. Check out her website or her Facebook page.