The Saddest Zodiac Signs That Are Most Likely To Be Depressed

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Knowing life is hard means you know what you have to deal with, as opposed to thinking it's all sunshine and roses all the time.

And though our horoscope can help set our minds at ease, when you're one of the most depressed zodiac signs in astrology, it seems like there's no upside.

The causes of depression differ depending on the person, but the difficulties we come across affect us in certain ways. For instance, for one person the idea of staying home and doing nothing might be considered the worst thing they could possibly do, whereas another might treasure that solitary life.

Astrology is very telling when it comes to our individual depression triggers, as well as which zodiac signs suffer the most.

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Some people really don't care and let negativity roll off their backs, while others nurture and feed their depression with more negativity and depression. But all of us feel blue at times, and there are always going to be those buttons that, when pushed, get us down.

Zodiac Signs Ranked From Most To Least Depressed

Here are the depressed zodiac signs, ranked from most to least depressed, and what causes these feelings of depression for each.

1. Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer is unhappiest when they don't look good. And because they are so moody and emotional, they tend to suffer from depression more than the other signs.

Yes, it may sound superficial, but Cancers are very much into their appearance, and if they don't look like some sort of ideal, they plummet into depression.

When they combat their depression with physical fitness, however, all is well.

2. Libra (September 23 - October 22)

The control freak of the Zodiac, Libra is quite saddened and even depressed at not being able to control every single thing there is.

Their indecisive nature also affects their emotions, which can lead to them being confused about how they're really feeling.

When their lives get a little crazy, they go doubly insane because of the lack of control. This causes depression and anxiety for these sensitive souls.

3. Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Family depresses Pisces — not so much the family itself, but the inability for some families to get along. They are sticklers for order and tradition, and when their family life seems to go off-track, so do they.

Highly sensitive, when it comes to blood, they are off the charts with it, and that is what causes depression in Pisces. So, when the Fish of the Zodiac struggle with familial issues, it brings down their dreamy façade.

4. Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Stagnation depresses Taurus, and when they feel stuck in place, they quickly spiral. They set themselves up for this, too, as they tend to find comfortable situations that end up boring them.

Yet, Taurus will stick around for more, which they know is wrong, but they do it anyway. Lack of movement, halted progress — these are the things that do a Taurean in.

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5. Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

The great ruminator, Virgo gets very depressed thinking about their own life. And since they never stop contemplating the ups and downs in their life, it can lead to emotional burnout.

Virgo tends to overthink and create fictional scenarios in their heads, and these scenarios always end in disaster. They anticipate bad times ahead, and, in doing so, they ruin their now moment with heavy depression.

6. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Fear depresses Scorpio and causes them to spiral into depression.

While they enjoy living fearlessly, doing what they want, and reaping the fruits of their efforts, they love this so much that they are continuously aware of the idea that it isn't going to last forever.

The fear of death and endings haunts Scorpio, as well as depresses them.

7. Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Heartbreak depresses Gemini, especially when they don't see it coming.

Yes, we all feel depressed when we feel heartbreak, but Gemini simply doesn't get over it. They will carry the seeds of betrayal and love lost with them for a lifetime.

While they may be laughing, remember: these are the "Tears of a Clown" people. The outer clown face masks the inner pain.

8. Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Aries becomes depressed when they are ignored, though it seldom happens, as Aries is very in-your-face.

These people burn very brightly, and if your attention is not on them, they sink into depression. They are adamant about being validated by your approval of them, and when they don't get it, they sink.

Luckily, they bounce back.

9. Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Aging depresses Capricorn, as they never quite accept that this is a natural process and are always fighting against the odds.

Capricorns are the first to undergo surgery to change their appearance, but sooner or later, the aging bug hits them hard, and always leaves them hopelessly depressed.

Eventually, though, Capricorn puts this into the back of their mind and focuses on more practical matters.

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10. Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Leo becomes very disturbed when they don't get what they want, whether it's a person, a thing, or an idea.

Leo needs to be in control, and when things don't go as planned, they wallow in depression. They also let you know they are wallowing, just in case you missed out on their sadness.

However, even though they tend to wallow, their fiery personality ensures they won't be in a dark place for long.

11. Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Being alone is a huge depression trigger for adventurous Sagittarius.

Oddly enough, the one sign that could be considered the most comfortable with being alone is also the sign that secretly worries about being alone for too long. It's as if they made their beds, but laying in them depresses them.

Sagittarius are solitary people who love being this way... until it hits them that it might be very lonely after a while. Fortunately, they are quick to come to terms with being alone and go off on their next adventure.

12. Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarians don't take well to being told they're wrong. And because of that, they will spend an eternity trying to prove you are wrong for even implying that they aren't right.

The fight itself weakens them and takes them down a notch, as they are not natural to defending themselves. The work of it is what causes depression in them, as well as hopelessness.

But because Aquarius doesn't wallow in their emotions, they return quickly to their positive mindset.

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If you or someone you love is struggling with depression, help is available. SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889.

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.