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Why You Aren't Who You Used To Be, Per Astrology, By Zodiac Sign

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Why People Don't Act Like Their Zodiac Signs

Nobody is ever the same person from the time they’re born to the time they die. Heck, people can change so much in the course of just a few years. You might feel like you are the same person you were five or 10 years ago, but there are some things that have probably changed since then.

Just because you can’t see you changing yourself doesn’t mean it’s not there. You might be able to see changes in your friends easier than within yourself, but like I said, everybody can change over the years. Change can happen in a lot of different ways.

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It can be a physical change, like gaining or losing weight, changing the color and style of your hair, or even getting a tattoos. Change can also be emotional, like learning how to not tear up every time you see an animal on TV or learning how to be more emotionally open with your family and friends.

Lastly, changing mentally can mean a change in your ideals, values, or personality. Mental and emotional changes are not always as obvious as physical changes, but they are still just as important to a person's identity.

Every zodiac sign has their own personality and identity about them. For the most part, you can tell the zodiac signs apart based on these characteristics. They don’t always change completely, but they can vary from person to person with the same sign.

Of course, that is assuming that you only look at their Sun sign. One of my favorite things about astrology and the zodiac signs is that no one just has a basic personality. All of the planets in our solar system lend themselves to the complex emotions, feelings, and defining traits that make our zodiac signs who they are.

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So, if you feel like you have changed in the past five or 10 years, you probably have, thanks to the planets, their alignment, and how they affect your sign. For example, the planet Uranus is the planet of rebellion and change. It turns counterclockwise, while other planets in the solar system turn clockwise.

That is why this planet gets you out of your rut when you feel like things are always staying the same. If you are face-to-face with a big change in your life or something that disrupts your status quo, you can probably think Uranus for bringing this disruption to your life.

But just because the change you’re going through right now feels uncomfortable and foreign, it doesn’t mean that it’s actually doing a lot of good for your life in the long run. In fact, there are a lot of people who believe that the change you go through during your lifetime is almost always for the better.

When you add astrology to the fact that time will always lend itself to your change in life, it makes more sense that the change you go through strengthens you and brings a positive impact your life.

Whether you are painfully shy, emotionally unavailable, or a little bit reckless, there is so much potential that comes with change that you should always be welcoming any little bit of transformation or disruption in your life with open arms.

Not every horoscope sign will agree at first that change is a good thing, but if you ever need reassurance that a little chaos and craziness is good for your life, spend some time with Aquarius, the zodiac sign that the planet Uranus rules. Here's why people change over the years and why some people don't act like their zodiac sign at all. 

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries, your transformation starts when you start to realize that there is something more to you than just what you are right now. Right now, it might feel like you're on autopilot. You do everything without pushing yourself too hard because you don't really know what you want to push yourself for.

You don't have much of a true identity yet, which is why you're totally comfortable where you are now. Over the years, you'll start to change, resulting in a serious glow up and reinvention of yourself inside and out. Now, when you push your limits and challenge yourself, you'll know exactly what you want out of it and out of life.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Right now, Taurus, you have very comfortable in your comfort zone. You like what you like, and you don't do much to rock the boat or try new things. Even if something is a new experience for you, you've still been ruminating on it for a long time, so it's still a "planned" change, if you will (nothing spontaneous).

As you grow up, you'll realize that you need to get out of your comfort zone, even if you don't want to at first. Think of yourself like a caterpillar: Eventually you'll have to break out of your cocoon and transform. Your change will result in you coming face-to-face with a big change in life. It will be the best move for you, but it will scare you a little, too.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini, you have a lot going on in your life right now that there doesn't feel like there's one day without chaos. You don't know what to place the most importance on because everything feels important and trivial, all at once. You're being pulled in so many directions that you don't really know who you are, yet.

Give it a few years before you know what's really going on. Life always has a plan, and it's better to let the winds of change push you and pull you before dropping you off exactly where you need to be. Once you go through some changes, you'll finally find the right direction in life. It will definitely take some time, but embrace the craziness and it'll make sense to you eventually.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Life, like you Cancer, is very unpredictable and chaotic. And rather than try to control as much of it as possible, it's important for us to acknowledge the chaos and continue to move forward. Right now, as one of the moodiest zodiac signs, you try to control your own life as much as possible. It's a learning curve, but there are more important things than censoring yourself.

Give it a few years, but one day, you will be able to enjoy life without needing to feel so in control – even on the craziest days. You will begin to embrace the twists and turns of life with grace, rather than try to be the boss of everything and everyone (including yourself). Trust me when I say that chaos feels good when you let go.

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo, you might think you know what you want out of life, but everyone changes over time. Right now, you're so dead-set on the person you want to be in five or ten years that you won't listen to anyone who tells you differently. You have a stubborn energy that is both admirable and frustrating – for yourself and others.

Never lose that energy, but don't let it bring you down either. Soon, you'll come out on top (I promise that) as a self-confident leader ready to accomplish anything. Right now, that stubbornness is what is keeping you from giving up, but soon, you won't even need it because you will be the superstar you know you are.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, your transformation will start when you learn to let go. I know, that sounds totally crazy and off the wall, but it's true. You can't control everything, despite how hard you try. And all of that nervous and anxious energy you hold inside of you is sealing your fate to fail in life.

Rather than restrict yourself from change or being the person you were always meant to be, learn to let go and let something other than your nervousness to take the lead. It will take a while for you to do this, but once you allow originality and creativity to take over, you'll realize a little bit of chaos is good for you.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra, you so badly want to find true love and your true meaning in life that you often bounce around from person to person and ideal to ideal, trying to see where you fit it. While you have so much love to give in your life, you still are unable to truly find connections that last.

Change takes years, but it's important to never give up on the things that matter the most to you, like love and acceptance. Soon (sooner than you think), you'll grow into someone who is able to find those soul connections and create relationships with deep roots. Love is your mantra for life, Libra, so always let that be your guide as you change.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio, you are very afraid of opening up to others and showing emotion. You would rather keep your true self under lock and key for fear that things will change, and you will end up losing someone you feel really close to. Unfortunately, that's life. There's not always a whole lot you can do to keep things the same after so many years.

But while the prospect of things changing can be incredibly scary for you, it's also a really good thing. If you learn to open yourself up to new experiences little by little, you could have great protentional for emotional excellence. It'll throw everyone for a (good) loop if, one day, you can say "New Scorpio, who dis?"

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius, right now your life is a total adventure. You are living it to the fullest. And honestly, if I may, you are the zodiac sign that all the other signs should look to for inspiration. Change doesn't scare you because you know that life is FULL of change. If you can't control it, you might as well enjoy the ride.

But everyone goes through change, so while it might not feel like you have anything to change about yourself now, you'll look back on life and see that things aren't the same. Right now, you live for adventure with no cause – just enjoying what life has to offer. Over the years, you'll realize what's most important and start living for the cause (with the added benefit of adventure).

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn, you are another one of those zodiac signs that likes to always be in control of your life. In fact, you do it so well that you even prepare for things to go wrong – and you always have a back-up plan. You're logical and clean cut to the point that people are almost sure that you're a robot – how do you even DO this stuff?!

But unpredictability is amazing, even if it throws you off your well-planned course in life. Change for you is ultra-concentrated – it's never just little changes, it's one BIG change that transforms your whole life. Lean into that unpredictability because that is what will bring you even more success in life, rather than getting stuck forever in the routine you're in now.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius, you are one of the few zodiac signs that actually welcomes change with open arms. This is your element; this is where you really shine. You have always been a trailblazer and trend-setter, you just don't know it yet. Right now, you hunger for change, but you don't really have a real path in life. You just like to try everything once and get a feel of what's out there.

Your transformation will be sudden and refreshing. One day, you'll be able to look back on your crazy past and be thankful for how all of that chaos brought you here. In a few years, you'll find your path; a path of self-discovery where you will finally feel comfortable in your own skin and embrace everything that life has to offer you with excitement for the future.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces, right now, you live your life helping others. You go out of your way to make sure that everyone else is living their best life, without remembering that you deserve your best life, too. This is what makes you one of the best zodiac signs to have in life because you know exactly how hard it can be to find someone to trust.

Your transformation will begin when you realize that you deserve the world, too. This is a realization that you need to discover on your own; no one else can do it for you. But eventually, you will learn to live life with so much potential – for yourself and for others. You'll be the one that is still there for everyone you love, but with the added bonus of loving yourself, too.

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.