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6 Emotionally Intense Zodiac Signs Who Feel Things Way Too Deeply

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The one thing about being emotionally intense is that you know that you are, and you have no choice but to be honest about it. Emotionally intensity shows in your behavior, your reactions, how you handle various situations, and can even come through in your horoscope.

When you’re one of the emotionally intense zodiac signs, all according to astrology, you have what appears to be a bottomless well of emotional depth. You’re complex, highly sensitive, perceptive, and creative. You don’t just feel all your feels, but other people’s as well.

Emotional intensity often coincides with being a highly-sensitive person, being an empath, not having emotional boundaries, and being gifted.

You feel things more deeply than other people, and those feelings affect you more most people. You’re not the kind of person to just brush something off — you overthink, you fixate, and you feel excessively.

Most of the time, you don’t feel one emotion stronger than another because you feel almost all emotions at a high level. You feel most alive when you are experiencing a high level of feeling. Your life may seem like high drama but that makes you feel as if you’re truly living.

Feelings are powerful, and once you learn how to feel without those emotions leveling or leaving you feeling out of control, you can harness that power. There’s rarely a feeling that you don’t commit to 100 percent.

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When you’re one of the emotionally intense zodiac signs, you’re impassioned, enthusiastic, vehement, incensed, fervent, passionate, fiery, and ecstatic. You’re the person who will cry on a stranger’s shoulder about a recent breakup, or cause a scene when you see someone being treated poorly out in public.

Some might say that you have no emotional boundaries, but really, it’s just that you can’t hold back when it comes to your emotions.

1. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

You would have been upset if you hadn't made this list. Then you would have been angry, followed by feelings of hurt. Cancer, you care about everything and everyone... intensely. When you're feeling something (and when are you not?), it doesn't take you long to open up and share.

You're often accused of being extremely emotionally expressive — i.e., you tend to be possessive and clingy. There are many ways to feel love and you feel every single one, often on the same day.

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2. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio's intensity, passion, and emotions are all well-known. When you get your feelings hurt, it propels you to take immediate action, and not always the most positive kind of action.

You speak about everything with conviction and it doesn't matter what you're talking about. You even use intense language and you aren't vague about your feelings. You give your undivided attention to anyone you're in a conversation with and your eye contact is unwavering.

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3. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

You're incredibly sensitive and caring to others, Pisces. You want to help everyone — it doesn't matter if they're a cricket stuck in the house, or someone with major relationship problems. You're so empathetic that you bond with everyone, even characters in TV shows, stage shows, and books.

If you could spend all day, every day with your boo, you'd be the happiest person on the planet. You tend to express your emotions through art, and people can be surprised at the depths of your feelings.

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4. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, you don't just overthink, you overfeel. It's not unlike you to plan what you're going to do or say days, weeks, or months in advance. You crave meaningful conversations and interactions. You're too deep to do anything superficial, which is why you tend not to have huge social networks; you don't want to feel as if your intensity is diluted.

You may not present as intense, but when your emotional intensity comes out, witnesses are often stunned. Both stupidity and injustice get huge emotional reactions from you. 

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5. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

People tend to think that Capricorns are patient, serene, and even-keel, and you are to a certain degree. The truth is, your emotions tend to be simmering underneath that calm exterior. Everything you say is heartfelt and sincere — when you say you like someone, you really, really like them!

You might not admit it at work, but you believe in romance and love and are a big ol' softie when it comes to love. You're just as romantic as the sappiest love song. You tend to agonize over finding the perfect love and keeping it.

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6. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

You're extremely down to earth, Taurus, but you feel things intensely. You have no problem bringing up uncomfortable and possibly explosive or embarrassing topics. It doesn't matter if you're meeting your partner's parents or are at a fundraiser for a charity you care deeply about. You tend to not have much of a filter.

You don't want to be controlled in any way. You feel a strong urge to express yourself and your feelings. You care about the earth and its peoples passionately, and you do whatever you can to contribute to making the world a better place.

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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.