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These 5 Zodiac Signs Are Constantly Late (To Literally Everything)

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I am late for literally everything. EVERYTHING. It does not matter if I leave an hour before an appointment or five minutes before a meeting starts — I will always and forever be the person who is fashionably late.

And honestly, I’m okay with that. I am now comfortable with always being late because it just keeps happening.

My sister, on the other hand, would rather just not go somewhere if she knows she will be even a few minutes late. And the only thing she hates more than being late is ME — well, me when I drive her somewhere. I know we’re going to be late no matter how early she drags me out of the house. (Sorry, sis).

But if you ask me, there really are only two groups of people when it comes to things like appointments, meetings, and work: the constantly late squad and the ridiculously early squad.

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I don’t think it’s very often that people are exactly on time for things; especially not every single time. And if you are, then you must be a wizard because that’s impressive.

Another issue I personally have that always makes me late for things is how calm I can be even when I know there’s a real possibility of me being late.

Take, for example, when I am headed to work in the morning. I take the bus (almost) every day to work, but even though my bus stop is only a block and a half away, I still take my time getting ready.

Why? Because I think that it won’t take nearly as long as it does to walk there and, by the time I finally leave my apartment, I have to book it so it doesn’t leave without me. *SIGH* I will never, ever learn.

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But even though I know how annoying it is to arrive late to most things, I try not to get annoyed with other people when they’re late to meet me.

Trust me — I know all the factors involved when it comes to making sure you get somewhere on time. But I also know that not everyone sees being late as excusable.

In fact, a lot of people would agree that chronic tardiness says a lot about your character, which isn’t always a flattering thing to hear.

Another factor that can affect your character — including whether you’re more prone to being late all the time — is your zodiac sign.

In fact, some signs are more likely than others to constantly be late to everything … even if they had 20 alarms set on their phone.

But according to astrology, being late all the time isn’t something these signs can help. They always have something else on their plate or on their mind, and being late is just something they can’t help.

Of course, the zodiac signs that are always on time don’t really appreciate this quality, but if your horoscope tells you that you’re going to be late to something no matter how hard you try, you tend to ignore what people have to say about your (lack of) promptness.

ARIES (Mar 21 - Apr 19)

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Aries has a lot going on, period. If you ever get a peek at her planner, it is packed full of meetings, nail appointments, dates, and time for friends.

So when she always talks about how busy she is, she isn’t lying. In fact, being as busy as she is all the time, Aries pretty much has to bounce from one commitment to the next.

It sounds exhausting just thinking about it, but somehow, she makes it work.

What Aries also makes work (by some miracle) is being able to have time for everyone and everything. She could have a phone call with her boss, a lunch meeting with coworkers, and a bikini wax scheduled for the day, but if you call her up and ask if she’s free for dinner and drinks, she’ll bust out that planner of hers and pencil you in.

The only thing you have to do is forgive her for being a little bit late. She’ll definitely show up to everything she’s planned, but with a schedule like Aries, you can’t blame her for forgetting the time.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

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Gemini’s reasons for always being late isn’t as glamorous as Aries’ reasons are. In fact, the only reason why Gemini is late to everything is that she can’t seem to decide on anything. Hair up or down? Heels or booties? Jeans or a skirt?

Her plans might be as simple as going to the grocery store for wine before her weekly girls’ night, but she will STILL be painfully late to everything you invite her to.

When you bring up Gemini’s lateness, she might get defensive. She knows that she has a problem with punctuality, but even with all of her apologies, it can still be annoying.

Even when she promises that she won’t miss your birthday party, it can still sting when she shows up an hour late. Don’t try to take every late arrival personally, but definitely speak up if it bothers you.

Gemini is known to make an effort when she knows something really matters to her friends.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

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Cancer is the type of person to get up early, set 10 alarms, set out clothes and shoes the night before, and STILL be late for something. There must be something wrong with the time-space continuum, because no matter how hard she tries, Cancer cannot get anywhere on time.

She might feel overwhelmed with whatever it is she’s getting ready for (like an interview), but even if she slept in her clothes and brushed her teeth in the car, she’d still never make it on time.

This pressure to get somewhere on time is way too much for Cancer, and it isn’t rare for her to just say, “screw it!” and bail on her plans.

She would rather just make plans where she can roll in at any time and not have to stick to a schedule, but alas, the world does not work this way.

Make no mistake, Cancer definitely tries, but sometimes, rushing around her apartment looking for matching shoes and her phone just isn’t worth the inevitable sweat stains and runny makeup at 7 o’clock in the morning; she’ll take her time, thank you very much.

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LEO (July 23 - Aug 22)

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Leo is constantly late because she can’t seem to tear herself away from staring at herself in the mirror. Just kidding.

Leo, like Aries, always has a full schedule and it can be hard for her to prioritize the things she needs to do rather than the things she wants to do.

A lunch date and a pedicure with her BFF? Perfect! But wait, she also has to pick her mom up from the doctor’s in an hour and a half. She can still do everything right? Not really, girl.

This inability to know what’s more important than everything else can make it hard on her, but when it comes to spontaneous plans, she’s screwed.

Leo can NEVER turn down an impromptu drive to get greasy burgers at 2 in the morning, even when she knows she has to be up at 6 AM to get to the airport (and will most definitely oversleep).

She might have the newest smartwatch and per phone permanently glued to her hand, but those things don’t help when you’re already late.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 - Dec 19)

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Sagittarius lives life the way she wants and doesn’t want to be tied down by technology or worse, a watch. It sounds like hippy talk, but Sagittarius doesn’t like putting any extra strain on herself just because her watch is telling she needs to hurry.

I mean, technically, it is her boss that’s telling her she needs to get to work on time, but you know what I mean.

The most common phrase in Sagittarius’ vocabulary is probably something similar to, “I’ll see if I can make it.” She really does have to be in the mood to get a move on and trust me when I say that it isn’t often she feels inspired to get somewhere early.

This laidback personality is great to have when you’re on vacation, but when it comes to the real world, it’s not exactly smart.

That’s why Sagittarius is known for taking a lot of night classes at school and working somewhere that’s cool with flexible hours or working from home. Hey, can’t be late then, right?

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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.