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The One Thing You Dread Hearing Most, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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hardest thing to say

"Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never harm me." Do people still say this? Is this some kind of mantra that celebrates denial?

Of course names harm people, and if not "names" per se, than words, for sure. It takes a new dimension of human behavior to let everything said to you just roll off your back, and most of us haven't reached that enlightened plateau yet, even though your horoscope may say differently.

Oh sure, you might pretend that something negative that another person could say to you won't harm your delicate sensibilities, but in the real world, there's a good change you'll take what you've heard and stew in it.

As sensitive creatures, we call the line somewhere, and thankfully, astrology can help. As representatives of the zodiac signs, we do not want you to say certain things to us. That's why the hardest thing to say to each zodiac sign can cause serious damage.

A nasty insinuation or a personal slur might only be effective if the person receiving it had a particular issue with what was said to them. In a way, it would be similar to "One man's pain is another man's pleasure." We could re-write that as, "One person's insult is another person's compliment."

Someone might tell another that they look ill, and that person will take that as a grand insult to their vanity, while another person might interpret that as concern, or simply the opinion of another and not worth all that much. It depends on the person and their personality type, much of which become clear and obvious in the Zodiac.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19): "You're wrong." 

This is not as glib as it seems. Aries spend a very long time weighing what they believe are facts, and when they becomes set in their opinions, they are right. Even if they are wrong.

And this isn't so much about not liking to be contradicted as it is about honestly not wanting to be doubted — by anybody. Telling an Aries they're wrong makes them confront themselves, and that makes them uncomfortable and neglectful of the truth.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): "Do it this way."

Taurus is a rebel. They want to do it their way, on their time, at their own convenience — and they certainly don't want to be told anything to the contrary.

In fact, if you do tell a Taurean what to do, you can be sure that they'll smirk at you, say nothing, and disregard your suggestion, which they take offense to as if it were an order.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): "So, what's it going to be, yes or no?"

True to type, Gemini is not only incapable of making a solid decision, they are torn by the idea of it, and when asked to make a decision, they become locked and stiff. They like the idea of saying yes or no, but they simply cannot utter the words with any kind of back up plan.

If you hear "yes" or "no" from a Gemini, know that they don't know what they've just agreed to and will more than likely not come through anyway.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22): "That's a lie."

Cancer has a tendency to... lie. It's not their best trait for sure, but one thing those lies get them are confrontations by those who know they're being lied to.

Cancer is very self-protective, and in this defense, they both lie and begin to believe their lies, so when a person tells a Cancer that they're lying, the Cancer will become affronted, insulted and secretly a bit guilty.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22): "You're not the only one."

This could be in love, in sex, in beauty, in stage presence — whatever it is, Leo firmly believes that they are not only the best thing in your life, they're the only thing in your life.

And this isn't restricted to lovers; this is "I'm the only thing in your life" material, and when contradicted by your rude sharing of such thoughts, they know only the feeling of devastation. When they can't take it, just say, "You know, honey, you really are the best tuna sandwich I've ever eaten."

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22): "How do I look?"

That's right. It's not about what you say to Virgo, it's about what you give them to say to you in return. Virgo doesn't get hurt by words; in fact, they gather words for the sole purpose of hurting YOU.

Sure, you can stun a Virgo with an insult, but it doesn't matter because if you ask a Virgo how you look, you'll walk away feeling like the lowliest worm on the planet. That's the Virgo way!

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22): "Are you committed?"

Let the laugh riot begin as you wait for Libra to roll up his or her sleeves and get right into a project with all the gusto and glory that you have yourself. Libra is nice. And by nice, I mean passive-aggressive to such a degree that their silence will have you writing volumes in your mind, just to try fill in the blanks and figure out if they're even on the same page as you.

Libra does not commit, but if it pleases you to know that they are committed, they'll let you have that. Anything to avoid confrontation.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): "It's not yours."

That's a funny one to think that this, that, and the other thing isn't the personal belonging of your Scorpio friend. Why, didn't you know? Scorpio owns the world. When your trade is world dominance — as it is with most Scorpios — you can expect that they don't take it well when told a thing isn't their very own.

They don't like being told they don't have privilege, which is why they merely take it whenever they can. Scorpio is the entitlement sign — they see nothing else but their world, their way.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21): "Can you work for us?"

No. The answer is no. If you want to see a fast turnaround to a question, ask a Sagittarius to commit to a job that they have no interest in. Seriously.

Sag will not work for you, unless they can do it on their time, but come to your cooty-covered office with those cooty-covered computers? No way! Let them make their money their way, and never expect a Sag to respond well to questions like, "Can you work for us?"

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19): "Stay in your place."

Oooh, that's not going to work, oh no no no no no. You don't put baby in the corner, and by "baby," I mean Capricorn.

These are fierce people who can be both very fair and very shrewd; they do NOT accept being taken advantage of or told what to do, especially when they perceive those options as biased, unfair or unbalanced.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): "Maybe you should try something else?"

Egads, if you want to lose your friendship with your sensitive Aquarian friend, they suggest that they might want to try a different approach to something that they've obviously messed up beyond recognition.

Change is a sign of failure to Aquarius, and they'd rather keep their pride, lose a friend and stick with the thing that never, ever works for them, all because it's "theirs."

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20): "I don't love you."

OK, not fair. Nobody likes being told that, but Pisces doesn't take it well, as in much less well than anyone else alive or dead. In Pisces' mind, once the love is on, it's a forever contract; no backs.

So, if you're the unlucky person who gets to tell Pisces the number one heart-crusher line, then prepare for an epic meltdown, epic arguments, and an even epic-er refusal to believe you.

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Ruby Miranda is a New Yorker who learned astrology, I Ching and all types of cartomancy and numerology from her crazy, gypsy mother. She currently writes for a wide range of esoteric publications.