4 Short-Tempered Zodiac Signs Whose Anger Issues Can Be Explained By Astrology

Don't provoke these zodiac signs or they will get angry really fast.

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We all have to deal with losing our temper at some point in our lives, there’s no getting around that. Whether it’s something you care about (or something you absolutely can’t stand), there will inevitably be something that sets you off and makes you angry.

For some zodiac signs, it’s easy to keep cool. Maybe you’re part of this camp and nothing seems to upset you very easily. Or maybe you’re in the other group of zodiac signs who always seem to be mad for one reason or another. The reason can be explained by astrology.


They can’t find a parking spot, their computer freezes for the millionth time, or someone just keeps getting on their nerves, and all of a sudden, they’re getting angry. These zodiac signs tend to have the shortest temper.

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Sometimes, it doesn’t even matter what they’re yelling about because they’re bound to get mad anyway. Look, I get it. I have a short temper when I drive.

There’s just something about being cut off, sitting in unnecessary traffic, and seemingly always getting stuck behind someone doing 10 MPH in a 30 MPH zone that rubs me the wrong way.

But honestly, having a short temper isn’t worth it – and not just because it makes you look like someone no one wants to be around. If you couldn’t already figure it out from the pounding headaches, high blood pressure, and everything else that comes with flying off the handle, having a short temper can be bad for your health.

In general, anger – whether your horoscope type has a short temper or not – can put you at higher risk for heart attacks, strokes, and a weak immune system.


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But it’s not just the steam-from-your-ears kind of anger that can jeopardize your health. If you’re the kind of person who internalizes their anger, rather than just outright screaming in someone’s face about why you’re so angry, you’re just as at risk for health problems as people with short tempers.

You already know what it feels like when you’re crazy mad and you probably already have a way to deal with that anger – but I bet it’s not in a very healthy way.


I’m not saying you’re always choosing the wrong way to express your anger, but when you’re filled with a lot of rages, it can be hard to make a good decision and de-escalate the situation.

Like everything else in life, anger can be good, as long as it’s in moderation. Dealing with your anger constructively – by actively addressing the situation as soon as you feel angry – is a much better way to handle things than getting overly angry or holding it in.



If you have the opportunity to talk to the person who’s making you angry, do so in a way that solves your problem. If you can’t talk to whoever is making you mad like if you’re dealing with serious road rage, you can still deal with your anger constructively by acknowledging what is making you mad and then letting it go.

A few deep breaths and a reminder that holding onto an unnecessary anger will only make things worse can definitely help you calm down. If deep breathing doesn’t help, working out your anger by working out or even breaking a dish can be a MUCH healthier way to handle your frustration.

I know some zodiac signs won’t have any problem listening to this advice, but for the short-tempered zodiac signs, it might be a little harder for them to get out of that always-angry mindset. Okay, a LOT harder. Keep reading to find out the short-tempered zodiac signs whose bad tempers can be explained by astrology.

1. ARIES (March 21 - April 19)


Aries has a VERY short fuse, so it’s best if you stay out of his way when he’s angry. Because he’s a fire sign, he’s always got a lot of pent-up intensity that he needs to let out. And if you’re in his warpath when he decides it’s time to let that anger out, it’s you he’s going to target. Even if it has nothing to do with you, he will take out his anger on whoever is closest to him.

Aries is one of the few zodiac signs that is always “on” – meaning he always seems keyed up and ready to go. This isn’t always such a bad thing, though. It’s only when his assertive personality turns into an aggressive one (for seemingly no reason) that things can turn negative. As a general warning, it’s definitely best to just stay out of Aries’ way because you never know when his short fuse is going to blow.

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2. LEO (July 23 - August 22)


Another fire sign and owner for a short temper is Leo. His passion and intensity for life are what tends to drive his short temper the most. Think of him like a match always ready to strike and set fire to everything in its path. Leo does try to be an adult about most situations but make one wrong step and he’ll be happy to show you just how angry he can get.

Leo has a short temper when people doubt him. He has a lot of confidence in himself, so people aren’t usually able to sway him, but he’ll still snap at you if you try to tell him he doesn’t know what he’s doing. He’s one of those zodiac signs that can let his arrogance go to his head fast, and if you’re not on his side, he’ll unleash his temper on you.

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3. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)


Scorpio has one of those tempers that can make you wish you were never born to see it. He’s already an intense, aggressive person, but when he’s angry, it’s so much worse. Scorpio’s anger is VERY scary and can even get violent; not always physically violent, but definitely verbally. When Scorpio is so angry that he’s verbally violent, his words are like venom.

The worst part about Scorpio’s short temper is that you can’t always see it coming. Think of him like a thunderstorm: the clouds might get dark and you might be able to see the “calm before the storm” but you can’t always tell when it’ll hit. The same can be said for Scorpio. Everything might seem fine at first, but then his mood will change and all hell will break loose.

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4. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn always seems like he’s in a bad mood, even when he’s not. But whether he’s actually in a bad mood or he just doesn’t have a reason to smile, you’ll never know the truth. And if you think that asking him if he’s okay is a good idea, then you’re sorely mistaken. Capricorn knows what he’s doing, no matter what that means. And anyone who questions him is going to feel his wrath.

When Capricorn shows you just how short his temper really is, you’ll wish you never mentioned it. Not only does Capricorn get really, really angry, but he’s also incredibly unforgiving with his anger. He might yell at you until he’s red in the face or he might just go straight to petty and ask you how stupid you are in a condescending tone, but either way, Capricorn’s anger is not something you’ll want to experience… EVER.


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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 non-fiction book in the future.