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5 Independent Zodiac Signs Who Love To Do Their Own Thing

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When you love to be on your own, it isn’t that you’re a hermit or that you don’t like people; it’s that you need time alone to recharge, reflect, and regroup. You can think without interruption and do things you want to do without having to check in with anyone else.

And though your horoscope may tell you to go socialize with others, for the independent zodiac signs, they prefer being on their own rather than in a relationship or with other people. And we can use astrology as a guide to help us determine exactly who these zodiac signs are.

We grow and discover things about ourselves when we are on our own, and we don’t have to subjugate our needs for someone else’s. It’s not that we’re not responsible when we’re on our own, it’s that we are only responsible to and for ourselves.

One of the best things about being on your own is that it gives you the opportunity to sit back and observe the world around you, which helps you understand other people and creates a connection between you and humanity. The more time you spend on your own, the more you appreciate the time spent with loved ones, and it allows you to really be present with them.

These independent zodiac signs don’t need to be with someone to feel grateful for the life they have — they’re perfectly happy being on their own.

1. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius love to be on their own, especially if they're out in nature, backpacking or hiking. When they're on their own they're able to hear themselves think and they can listen to that inner voice we all have but sometimes ignore.

Also, when Aquarius individuals are on their own, they're able to work on themselves and become better people. They don't feel guilty when they focus on themselves because there's no one else there that needs them.

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2. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

You know that expression "too many cooks spoil the broth"? Well, that's kind of what Virgo feels about opinions and advice. They welcome other people's thoughts, they just value their own more.

The more time Virgo has to figure out a problem on their own, the better. When Virgos are on their own, their confidence grows, and they are able to develop an inner trust in their own abilities and ideas. When there isn't anyone depending on them, Virgos only have to answer to themselves, and that can be very beneficial.

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3. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus likes being on their own because it gives them the opportunity to find out how they're really feeling. When Taurus are always around other people, they tend to lose touch with their emotions because they're so busy taking care of everybody else.

When Taurus is on their own, they gain a deeper understanding of what makes them truly happy, saddens, or angers them. Being on their own is like a retreat or sabbatical where the only thing they're working on is their own emotional well-being.

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4. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

While Scorpio may put on a good front, they often have self-doubts and crippling fears that they aren't good or worthy enough. When they're on their own, they're able to come to a place where they understand they are a valuable person and don't need anyone else's approval to feel worthy.

When a Scorpio is on their own, they aren't under pressure just to be with someone; they can wait until they find someone they're passionate about.

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5. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius love to be on their own, especially when they're traveling. They don't like to have to stick to anyone else's itinerary or miss out on doing things they really want to do because the person they're with doesn't want to do them.

Sagittarius find that when they spend time alone, it gives them a greater appreciation for their relationships. This is due to the fact that spending time with just yourself gives you a greater recognition of your own worth.

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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.