How High Maintenance Your Zodiac Sign Really Is, According To Astrology

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Admit it.

High maintenance zodiac signs can be a lot of fun. But there’s no denying that they are also incredibly hard to deal with sometimes simply by astrology birth sign and the horoscope they were born into.

Instead of being low-maintenance sun signs who are chill and laid-back, and only caring about things when they absolutely have to. 

High-maintenance zodiac signs are usually demanding, needy, and hard to please. But you should NEVER think of your high maintenance friends as just a crazy amount of annoying because they’re not.

In fact, there are many positive qualities that high maintenance signs have that low maintenance ones don’t.

For instance, high maintenance people tend to care a lot more than everyone else.

Sure, they might be a perfectionist or annoyingly strict about doing things their way, but that’s only because they care about whatever it is they’re doing and want to get the best outcome.

Ask a low maintenance person to put that much care into something and you’ll probably get a whiny answer about how they’re too tired to do it (they mean lazy).

High maintenance signs also put in a lot more effort into the things they do — both in their personal life and their professional life.


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You’ll never not see a high maintenance zodiac sign go for that promotion or work up the nerve to speak to a cute somebody at the bar.

When a high maintenance person wants something, they will do everything in their power to get it.

And ask for being picky or hard to please? Those are just negative words for someone who has high standards for themselves, both in love and life.

And no, that doesn’t mean low maintenance signs are fine with whatever they can get out of life, it just means that high maintenance signs are more likely to weigh the pros and cons of a relationship or take more time to make a decision about something big more often than a low maintenance person might.

It’s not an exact science, but you get it. Low or high maintenance, we all have good and bad qualities inside us.


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One thing I can guarantee, though, is that high maintenance star signs are much harder to keep up with because they’re ether literally always on the go or always making moves.

Low maintenance signs tend to go with the flow and let life move them along until they find those few big things that help them find their drive, rather than going after every opportunity that comes their way.

You might have been told when you were younger that you were either r a low maintenance or high maintenance kid — and that was usually translated into: are you a kid who screams and makes a mess whenever you’re out in public or do you generally behave?

But, like I said before, this is NOT what it means to be high maintenance.

So, while you think you might be on one end of this list over the other, think again.

Astrology has a lot to say about your personality and there are often some surprising things about yourself that your horoscope will help you uncover.

So, keep reading for the high maintenance zodiac signs in astrology, ranked, to find out which one you are.


VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo is at the top of this list because she is too high maintenance NOT to be high maintenance. She is a very analytical sign who tends to put her all into everything she does.

Whether that’s relationships, her job, or her friends, Virgo is all about making it know just how much she cares. And, if I may say so, maybe she cares a little too much.

She always goes out of her way to make sure that everyone in her life feels special and loved — but not without expecting the same back. Of course, she tends to set the bar so high that only she can reach it.

Her high maintenance personality makes it impossible for anyone to keep up with her, which she doesn’t ever see as an issue, even though everyone else does.


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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo is high maintenance in two areas of her life: love and career. She demands a lot out of life because she knows better than anyone that she deserves to have it all.

Of course, she also expects everyone around her to keep up with her and, failing that, succumb and let her take the lead. She definitely cares about things in her life, but she’s also known for being needy.

When it comes to love, she’s needy because she wants her partners to prove that they love her and aren’t just saying it; otherwise, she’ll find someone else who really does love her.

And as for her career, she’s needy because she wants her boss to know just how hard she’s working. She likes having that validation every once in a while because it’s like a pat on the back for being Leo.


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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

The worst thing for a Scorpio is not being acknowledged for who she is by others. She isn’t really that clingy or needy, but she does want people to know that she doesn’t care for nothing.

She’s a passionate sign who puts her all into every friendship and relationship she has. If she’s not getting the respect she deserves for that, it drives her crazy.

Scorpio is crazy high maintenance because she can be. She knows that life is boring sometimes, so if she can stir the pot by stomping her feet and getting her way, you better bet that she’s going to do just that.

She’s demanding because she wants people to know that she deserves to be listened to. People already know that, and she already knows that, but she likes standing out.


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ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries is high maintenance because she’s always challenging others. She wants life to be thrilling and exciting, with a little danger thrown in. And if people are boring her, she likes to be challenging.

She is probably the sign most likely to cause a little trouble in her relationship just for the heck of it. If things are going too smoothly, she wants to shake the cobwebs off her relationship.

Aries also knows that life isn’t worth living if all you’re going to do is sit around and be lazy. She’s a get-up-and-go type of person and she expects to get the most out of life that she can.

She can be difficult and stubborn if things don’t go her way, but instead of making you fix it, she tends to just take things into her own hands – Aries knows best, after all!


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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus cares a lot about the people in her life. She always tries to make sure that everyone knows just how loved they are. But she also knows that love should be shared, not just given to one person.

So, she intends to be treated like a princess, even if that means she has to show her high maintenance side every so often.

Taurus isn’t always high maintenance, though. In fact, she can be very chill and laid-back. But she also loves attention and if you’re not giving her enough of it, she will definitely let you know.

Taurus wants to be loved and spoiled and given lots of affection, and when that doesn’t happen, you will be the one to blame for her cranky attitude.


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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini is crazy indecisive about things. So much so that instead of just shrugging her shoulders and saying “whatever,” she turns the tables and makes it all your fault. Instead of admitting that she can’t’ make a decision to save her life, Gemini would rather go with the excuse that she’s just really hard to please.

And to be honest, this is really the truth. Sure, she’s always stuck between two choices, but she really is also difficult to please. There’s always something she’d rather be doing and she always acts like you could do better — whether that means getting her a better birthday present or taking her to a fancier restaurant. And just because she can’t make a decision doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to read her mind.


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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer can be high maintenance, but definitely not as much as you would think. Sure, she has a lot of emotions stewing inside of her and yes, she’s not always the best at dealing with them in a healthy way, but she also believes that she can be more annoying than she is. So, for example, if she’s being a little needy, she can often back off pretty quickly because she feels like she’s bothering you.

Cancer’s insecurity frequently gets in the way of her being herself. Even if that boosts her to the top of this list, that’s fine, but she’d rather hide how she truly feels until you drag it out of her instead of being honest.

She fears that she’s asking for too much, but really, this is just another way for her to show that she needs validation — which can be very high maintenance behavior.


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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces can be needy, but only because she has a lot of love to give. She likes letting people know that she loves them, but she also expects an answer back.

She’s the type of person to double text you if you ignore her the first time, and even call you to make sure everything is okay. And even if it has nothing to do with her, she can get into these moods where she blames herself if you can’t talk or hang out.

Even if she’ll never admit it to you or to herself, Pisces loves to play the victim. She’s a martyr who pats herself on the back whenever she does something nice and if you make her feel even a drop of negativity, she’ll take it out on herself until YOU apologize.

There’s a lot going on in that head of hers and what she really wants is someone to talk to, but it often comes out wrong.


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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius is very independent. Unless she really feels totally unlike herself about someone, she doesn’t like to be clingy or needy. She doesn’t require a lot of attention or validation because she knows that she can be those things for herself.

Of course, don’t let that convince you that she doesn’t care because she does — just not as much as other signs. Aquarius is also known for being very aloof, which means that even if she does care and wants that attention, chances are she isn’t going to come right out and say it.

Instead, she’ll hope that you read her mind and when you can’t, then she’ll shrug it off and hope you don’t catch on. It’s crazy behavior, but Aquarius would rather be known as low maintenance than ever be labeled needy.


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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra is a pretty low maintenance sign. She tends to take life as it comes, but there are certain times when it can seem like she’s more medium maintenance than low or high.

When she really believes in something, nothing can shake her. She will pester you over and over until you listen to her, and become really needy if you leave her hanging for too long.

She also loves a challenge, but only if she knows she’ll be comfortable. She doesn’t always take risks, but she will if she knows it’ll pay off in the end. She’s a very “if, then” kind of person.

If she knows it’s better to push through and go after that challenge, she will – otherwise, you can find her biding her time until something else comes along that she’s into more.


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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn is a very self-sufficient sign who doesn’t need anyone to make her feel the way she makes herself feel. She’s also very practical with a good head on her shoulders — if she ever needs or wants something, she will go out and get it. She doesn’t ever want to be the type of person who waits for others to deliver for her when she can do it herself.

Capricorn is also demanding when it comes to herself only. She doesn’t care what you do with your life as long as it doesn’t get in the way of her plans and she doesn’t expect you to wait on her hand and foot.

She’s crazy independent — almost too much so — but that’s just the way she likes it because she knows in the end, she’s the only person in her life that matters most.


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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius is so low maintenance that it’s almost scary how much she doesn’t care. I mean, sure, she does care about having fun and hanging with friends, but she doesn’t ever get needy or demanding. She’s a very go with the flow kind of person who only cares about one thing — living life the way she wants.

To her, being low maintenance means taking every day as they come and making sure that she’s enjoying the most of what she’s given. Even just being around her is very calming because she just cares about herself, and not in a selfish way.

The only thing she really demands are things she’s very passionate about, but other than that, life can throw whatever at her and she’ll handle it with grace and never stress herself out.


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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.

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