The Zodiac Signs Who Face Fear Head On —​ And The Ones Who Run From It

Are you more of a fighter ... or a "flighter"?

Fight or flight zodiac sign astrology

Fear. There is certainly not a shortage of it in life. Fear arises every day in a person's life. There are a plethora of problems you can have that causes fear. Somebody else's problems are bigger than others and how you face fear is unique. 

Work can bring a lot of pressure. Deadlines, wanting a promotion, not getting along with your boss are all normal problems.  You may become fearful of losing your job or feeling like it doesn't fulfill you anymore. 


Relationships can bring its own set of problems. Arguments, communication problems, hurt feelings are all no fun to deal with. Fears can arise with trust or maybe past hurt in your life.

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If you are a student of astrology, you might recognize that some zodiac signs are more fearful than others and the signs with more fire or earth tend to face fear head on to solve their problems directly.



For other zodiac signs facing fear is a bit more complicated. Fear can arise from outside sources. Your car begins to stall and the check engine light comes on. You become fearful of needing an expensive fix. Your roof suddenly has a leak and this week is supposed to rain every day.

You become fearful of the damage it will do to your home life. Fear can also be with you. Self-images can be altered and self-confidence can sometimes be shot. You need to build yourself back up or try to reign in on your own emotions.  



Wrapping your head around how to handle it all can be difficult. It happens to everyone at some point or another. When fear arises how do you try to deal with it? Do you face it head on and try to solve it right away? Do you push it under the rug until you can figure out what to do?

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Or are you somewhere in the middle depending on what the problem is. Every person is different in how they react to all fear. Makes sense because everyone is so different.

Looking into your zodiac and at the way your horoscope responds to fear when facing problems head-on can help determine how your star sign handles problems, according to astrology. Check out the list below to see if your sign is fighter or a flight-er. 


ARIES (March 21- April 19)

Fight or flight zodiac sign astrology

Aries are not shy about facing adversity. They have a competitive and dynamic spirit so they say 'bring it on' to their problems.

They are honest to the core, so they do not like lying to themselves if everything is not okay. When the problems in their life become bigger, they just try to hit back harder.

They never, ever want anything to be stronger than they are. They want to be the alpha in life. That comes with a lot of work.

They are willing to put all that hard work in. Problems are tough but not insurmountable. They view life as a competition and intend to win. 

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TAURUS (April 20- May 20)

Fight or flight zodiac sign astrology

Taurus are not shy about confrontation. They have such strong convictions. It's hard to change their mind on most issues. Especially if it is with issues or problems that are very personal.

Their stubbornness acts as a strength to face any adversity right in the face. They are okay with having to deal with any uncomfortable situations that may arise.

However, sometimes their stubbornness can get in the way of making any progress on these problems. Taurus needs to be a little more open-minded if they want to fully grow. 

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GEMINI (May 21- June 20)

Fight or flight zodiac sign astrology

Geminis are not the first in line when it comes to facing their problems. It's not that they are afraid of them. They simply just have such a hard time making up their mind about big decisions.

Their indecisiveness makes them nervous and anxious. So they choose to just ignore their problems altogether. If they could pay someone to deal with their problems and make a decision for them they would.

Probably with even a salary and health benefits to make the job more lucrative. If it was up to Geminis they would pretend all of their problems did not exist, and the world would just keep on spinning. 

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CANCER (June 21- July 22)

Fight or flight zodiac sign astrology

Cancers are not exactly the biggest fans of dealing with their problems. But they do have deep empathy, this sometimes makes them eager to fix any issues.

They are in the middle on the spectrum of fight or flight. On one hand, they do not want to rock the boat. On the other, they do not want anyone they love to have hurt feelings.

Being in tune with their emotions can have that effect. They see the consequences of everything and this makes them try to search all options every time.

Cancers will eventually deal with all of their problems. More so for others than themselves. 

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LEO (July 23- August 22)

Fight or flight zodiac sign astrology

Leos do not want to back down. They want to be the main priority in their own life. They don't want them to get in the way.

They will do everything in their power to make their problems vanish and get on living with their life. They try not to skip a beat or waste any time.

Having a lot of self-confidence helps when they face a lot of adversity. They are their own biggest fan. That may seem conceited but it brings them a lot of courage.

Problems are just another obstacle that they are ready to overcome and once they do they never look back. 

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VIRGO (August 23- September 22)

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Virgos do not like confrontation, but they do not shy away from their problems either. They will deal with the uncomfortableness of confrontations for the sake of solving problems.

Their life is busy af and always seems to be on a schedule. To them, having their schedule deterred by problems is an even bigger problem.

They treat fixing their issues sort of like a business deal. Virgos can take the emotions out of it and just cut to the chase to fix the problem. If they could send out a weekly newsletter to apologize for, fix, or analyze all of their problems they would. 

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LIBRA (September 23- October 22)

Fight or flight zodiac sign astrology

Libras are not ones to face their problems head-on. They would much rather just keep going on with their lives and have as much fun as they possibly can.

They don't want to deal with anything in life that isn't fun and light-hearted. Negative spirits just bring them down. Problems are these boring and mundane files that they want to just file away forever.

If they could they would have life be a party twenty-four seven. When they do eventually have to deal with all of their problems they try to do it as quickly as possible so they can get back to having fun. 

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SCORPIO (October 23- November 21)

Fight or flight zodiac sign astrology

Scorpios are not the kind to not deal with issues. They are so passionate that if they try to keep any unresolved issues in they will burst.

Their downfall is they may have an initial emotional reaction. It may take them some time to come back down to a rational response.

Once they get there, then they are ready and set to deal with problems. It is very important to Scorpios that you are someone they consider a true friend.

That loyalty on its own will be the number one driving factor to them sorting out all of their issues. They are not afraid to admit they are wrong if they messed up. 

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22- December 21)

Fight or flight zodiac sign astrology

Sagittarius would much rather not be held down by anything, and problems equal big baggage. Big baggage equals not enough time to enjoy their life.

To them, any uncomfortable issues are better left swept under the carpet, never to be looked at again. They do not want to deal with them simply because they feel life should not be so complicated.

When complications arise they feel as though they lose some of their freedom. With that being so precious to them, it makes sense that they would rather turn the other cheek.

Nothing drives Sagittarius crazier than having the feeling of being caged in. 

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CAPRICORN (December 22- January 19)

Fight or flight zodiac sign astrology

Capricorns are self-disciplined. They have a lot of tenacity and perseverance and will work like a horse to solve their problems. They immediately react to fix a problem as soon as it arises.

They see no other way around issues than straight through them. Being so responsible and mature helps them keep a clear head and focus on what needs to be done.

Emotional reactions are not their first thought, they try to think rationally. They would much rather be in control of everything and not let anything become too out of whack. When problems arise, they see it as go- time.

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AQUARIUS (January 20- February 18)

Fight or flight zodiac sign astrology

Aquarius would much rather be in their own world than deal with a world of problems. They do not feel as though it is even necessary for them to acknowledge it.

Honestly, problems just simply bore them. They don't really care enough to have them on their mind. They would rather be researching or learning new/interesting topics. 

Being aloof in life is a positive in their head. They will drown themselves in work to try and avoid the problems at hand.

If they could they would just take all of their problems and throw them out the window. Much easier than feeling all the emotional baggage that comes with it. 

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PISCES (February 19- March 20)

Fight or flight zodiac sign astrology

Pisces likes to deal with their problems, just not head on. They cannot face them right away. Their first instinct is to escape reality when an issue arises.

They need to take time to decompress and evaluate what is at hand. Once they do that their emotional and passionate side still comes out. But they are able to channel it all into fixing their issues.

Sometimes playing the victim card can stand in a Pisces way. But more often than not they are able to pull themselves out of that mode.

Their selfless nature provides them strength to solve issues. Especially if they involve problems they have with their loved ones. 

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