6 Zodiac Signs Who Judge Themselves Too Harshly

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We are taught to think before we speak, to think about our actions, to think about why we do what we do, and so on. It's no surprise that we live in our own worlds, and that those worlds revolve around what goes on inside our minds.

As any horoscope will tell you, the mind is a private place and it rules how we go about our daily lives. And while we grow and become more and more conscious of how to treat and co-exist with others, we also develop a relationship with our own selves.

But for the judgmental zodiac signs, co-existing with themselves is just another aspect of astrology we try to understand. Because one of the aspects of having a private internal world, is how that world works against us, at times.

Many of us live with guilt, shame, self-hate and incredibly low self-esteem. Lack of confidence really kicks the fun out of many situations, and for those of us who like to beat ourselves up for this or that reason, we become the saboteurs of our own lives.

Some folks really do judge themselves into a state of shock. They are not only judging themselves, they are condemning themselves to a prison of self-judgment, and all of it negative.

And there are certain signs of the zodiac that tend to be harsher on themselves than ever necessary. The top 6 signs who judge themselves are... NOT Aries. (Aries, in the mind of an Aries, is never wrong and therefore not subject to judgment.)

1. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

While we tend to think of Virgo as the most judgmental zodiac sign, and they are, they are equally as harsh on themselves as they are on just about everyone else.

Those born under the sign of Virgo have an incredibly hard time accepting themselves and often times spend hours, days and weeks indulging in fits of self-loathing. It's a private hell for them, which is quite possibly why they tend to project that condition on to others.


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2. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras are conscientious people; they never mean to hurt anyone, and they will repress many thoughts in order to keep the peace. Unfortunately, they cannot stop this process within themselves and are prone to deep feelings of self-pity and self-loathing.

Libras rarely see themselves as excellent, and it bothers them because they have a taste for excellence. They can be very hard on themselves, which can also lead to health problems and anxiety.


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3. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers are known for their soft approach — they rarely take on a hostile attitude, even though they are very strong willed people. The problem that this sign goes through is that they are never satisfied with their own actions.

They intend for perfection, and when they get less than perfect results from their efforts, they immediately beat themselves up over it, which borders dangerously on self-pity.


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4. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

A self-effacing attitude is quite natural for just about any Pisces, on any ol' day, but what goes on inside their minds is enough to make a witness cry. Good thing we can't witness what goes on in another's mind, because if we could see into the mind of a typical Pisces, we'd see a whole lot of guilt and shame.

For what? Only they know, but one thing is for sure: the punishment does NOT meet the crime. Lighten up, Pisces — you're not THAT bad.


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5. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

On one hand, Gemini can overkill a thought like nobody's business, while on the other hand, they can be completely clueless as to what's going on. They are not satisfied with incomplete actions and if they somehow find themselves in a situation where someone is either hurt or left without due to something the Gemini did or said, they will not sleep well that night.

Gemini does not let that self-judgment up for a second, and guilt-related insomnia is big with these folks.


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6. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Always the most intelligent in the crowd, Capricorn can, at times, be prideful and a bit arrogant. This is due to the fact that they get it right just about 90 percent of the time, no matter what they're doing.

However, when they don't get it right, whatever "it" is, they plummet into deep rabbit holes of self-doubt and consternation. They tend to overthink way too intensely and end up judging themselves so harshly that you'd hardly know they were Capricorn.


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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.