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The 6 Most Guarded Zodiac Signs Who Keep Things Close To The Vest

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The other day, someone said to me that they believed I was a "typical introvert." Honestly, that's the last thing I am.

People love to take trendy words like "introvert" and throw them around like introversion is a one-size fits all thing. What I am is guarded. And I am guarded because I've lived a long enough life on earth to know that it's best for me to move through life with a feeling of protection.

As most guarded zodiac signs in astrology, I protect myself by being private. The less known of me, the better. Call it anti-social, call it introverted, call it nihilism — it doesn't matter. Only I know who and what I am, so everything else is noise.

That's what it's like for the guarded person, and many of us have learned the hard way that if we are to remain strong and healthy, we have to learn how to shut out the noise of that which disturbs us. Guarded people are sensitive to both psychic noise and mundane "day to day" disturbances.

Guarded people are usually the kind of folk who do not speak unless spoken to, yet are there for those who need guidance. They stand back and witness the world, and therefore are able to make sound judgments because they, themselves, are not personally involved.

So, with that, the top 6 most guarded zodiac signs are...

1. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

They do not want to get hurt and they anticipate being hurt all the time. Where that might not sound like a great place to work from, in a way, it does work for Pisces because it teaches them how to use their instincts for reasons of self-protection.

Anticipating heartbreak might not be what you'd want the universe to reverberate back to you, but Pisces can't help it, and that is why they are so guarded.

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2. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

While Gemini are known for their little idiosyncrasies, they are also known to set themselves apart from the maddening crowd for the purpose of finding instant peace of mind.

Gemini likes to be alone, and this is because they are hyper sensitive to people's feelings — much like empaths — and they must guard themselves from too much interaction.

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3. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Another of the highly sensitive signs, Cancer will convince you that they've just given you all of their heart and soul, and while their actions seem and are sincere, they will never give over more than they feel is right.

Loving and caring, they make allowances for just how much love goes out before they close shop and re-evaluate how they feel about whatever is going on.

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4. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Because Libra makes for such a quiet sign, they are often times judged wrongly for their actions. When you don't voice your opinion, people tend to project their own onto you, and for Libra, this is a point of great conflict.

They are highly opinionated, and don't ordinarily like to give their opinion, so they withdraw into a guarded state, especially when challenged.

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5. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Of the three Fire signs, Sagittarius is the most guarded. While still a fiery mob, this sign has a tendency to do something "show-off-y" and then regret it, instantly.

Sagittarians have a need to grab attention, but often times that attention brings them scrutiny, and they have learned to combat that scrutiny by building a psychic wall of protection around them.

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6. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Another of the extremely guarded signs, this particular sign tends to throw all caution to the breeze, then immediately take it back, regretfully.

They want to lose themselves in passion and freedom, but they know that will bring them a loss of control, and so, as true control freaks, Aquarius keeps cool and under control by guarding their emotions, very rarely expressing their true feelings.

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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.