5 Cowardly Zodiac Signs Who Run For Their Lives When Confronted

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For the cowardly zodiac signs, they are used to people (and even their horoscopes!) referring to them as cowards. They can use astrology as a guide as much as they want, but the truth is, they can't escape this label.

A coward means someone who tends to hide their real personality so that they’ll fit in. Cowards hate confrontation and will do almost anything to avoid it or they manipulate others because they don’t have the guts to do certain things themselves.

When you’re a coward, you’re immature and don’t deal with responsibility well. You tend to panic in an emergency and you’re secretly fearful. If you need to throw someone under the bus to avoid getting called out, you will.

The one thing a coward really fears is honesty. They easily lie to other people and use the lies they tell themselves to feel superior to others.

Cowards gravitate to people who are pushovers so they can take advantage of them. In many ways, narcissists are cowards. They both like to put on a show about how amazing and wonderful they are, but once you scratch the surface, you see how they have no conscience or empathy.

Who are the most cowardly zodiac signs in astrology?

1. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

While Libras may hate confrontation, they don't hate drama. If they screw up, they'll cry and create all kinds of drama to distract from the fact that they made a huge mistake.

Libras know they should just pull it together and take responsibility for their actions, but that may lead to them getting yelled at or made to feel bad, and they don't want that. If only people would just give them a pass and move on without Libra having to go through a bunch of unpleasantness, that would be best. 


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2. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces are over-sensitive which can lead to them to act cowardly. Instead of taking responsibility for when things go wrong, Pisces blames it on bad luck.

There are times when Pisces is too scared to take a risk or put themselves out there, especially when it comes to relationships. They'd rather complain about being alone rather than take a chance that someone will hurt them or not treat them well. Pisces are amazing when it comes to evading things they don't want to do.


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3. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

For Cancers, their mistakes tend to be everybody's fault but their own. Cancers are brave when it comes to fighting for their loved ones, but when it comes to taking responsibility for their own mistakes, they can be cowardly. 

If a Cancer is feeling guilty about something they did to another person, they will focus on it to the extent that they twist it around until it's clear to Cancer that it was the other person's fault and that they're no longer speaking.


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4. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

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If Virgo does everything perfectly and doesn't make mistakes, maybe they can avoid a scene. They don't like to be told they don't know something or for an error of theirs being pointed out by other people, so they put pressure on their own selves to do things right the first time.

Virgos tend not to go to places where they're not the smartest person in the room, because they don't like having to admit they don't know something, making them cowardly. How can you truly learn from your mistakes if you never take responsibility for making them?


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5. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus overthinks everything to such a degree that it can stop them from taking action. They have to sort through their feelings and come up with a plan, but by then it feels as if it's too late to apologize or fix things.

They don't want to stir things up again when they've finally settled down, so Taurus does nothing except feel bad about the whole situation. They don't give out forgiveness very easily and they don't expect it to be given to them, so they don't even try to get it.


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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.