How And Why Each Zodiac Sign Isolates Themselves

Isolation can be healing and inspiring.

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There are times when, no matter how much you love being around people, you just need to be alone. We tend to look at people who are isolated and think there must be something wrong with them, but that’s not always true. So when it comes to why the zodiac signs isolate themselves, it all depends on their individual personalities. And astrology is a great way to determine who isolates themselves more than others.


There are many reasons that someone would isolate themselves. They may want to heal after a devastating loss like the death of a spouse or family member, or they may have social anxiety and to be around people is too much for them to handle.

If you’ve suffered heartbreak after heartbreak, is it even a good idea to make yourself open for more pain? Isn’t it better to take a break from other people and take care of yourself for a while without anything competing for your attention?

Not everyone who is isolated is a hermit. Isolation isn’t always a bad thing. You may isolate yourself so you can complete a huge project like a novel or an invention. It’s been said that when you’re isolated, you have fewer distractions so you can fully focus on the task you’ve set out to do. Being isolated can sometimes increase your productivity!


ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

If Aries has suffered a number of losses, they will feel the need to isolate themselves — not just so they can heal, but so they don't lash out at others. Aries may just hole up in their house and not respond to any texts, messages, or calls they may get. 

They can be impulsive, even when they're in pain, so it's not unlikely for them to make a rash decision and move somewhere new so that there isn't anyone to answer to. Once they start to feel better, they may regret the actions they took.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)



Part of the way that Taurus processes their feelings is to spend some time alone. If a major change occurs that rocks Taurus' world, they may choose to isolate themselves by cutting way back on any socializing. If they work from home, they may not be inclined to leave it when they're going through some kind of trauma.

If Taurus is in a place where they feel the need to isolate themselves away from others, they're not going to have the energy to make arrangements and will probably just stay where they are, making sure the message their house sends is that no one is welcome right now.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis tend to have a great deal of anxiety and if it grows to such an extent that they can't cope, they may decide to isolate themselves. If they can, they'd love to go somewhere in the country or to a small beach community in the winter.


They would want to be out in nature, alone with their thoughts, and the sound of the wind. Geminis love people but even they can get burned out and need a break from other human beings.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

If a Cancer has had one devastating emotional blow after another, their instinct will be to isolate themselves — usually in their own home, not unlike the crab that symbolizes their sign. If a Cancer isolates themselves, it's usually from people who aren't their family.

It would be very surprising for them to seek complete solitude as caring from a family member is the number one thing a Cancer needs to heal.


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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

As confident and powerful as a Leo is, they do have their insecurities and dark moments of the soul. As they're often the center of a large group of people, it's quite a contrast when they cut themselves off from others to focus on their own healing.

Leo feels disconnected and disenchanted with the world and needs to remove themselves from it, even if just for a little while. It wouldn't be out of the realm of possibilities for Leo to go somewhere they've never been and get a hotel room and just relax. There are times when they need to let go of being a leader and just focus on what they need.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

When it feels like the walls are coming down on Virgo, they may have a need for isolation. The thing about Virgos is that they don't go halfway with anything. If they're seeking isolation, they'll get a cabin in Alaska or hike the Pacific Crest Trail.

They'll have a ton of reasons why isolation is good for them, even though no one will question their motives. Whatever Virgo does it will be thoroughly planned, thought out and will be exactly what they need.


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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Although Libra is known for their social skills, sometimes the thought of interacting with other people feels impossible. Libras are generally kind and thoughtful, but there are times when they don't want to worry about anyone else except themselves.

If they don't want to get out of bed, then they won't. If they want to take time off work and just binge-watch Netflix, that's okay too. Libras have a good idea of what they need, even if it doesn't align with what other people think they need.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios have a talent of feeling isolated even if they're in a room full of other people. If their trust has been broken and they feel betrayed, they will need solitude to work through their feelings. They may take the time alone to come up with a plan of revenge or a way to heal their heart.

They will also take a break from their social media feeds, finding them annoying and not helpful. Gradually, Scorpio will start to let people back into their life, but they won't rush it.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

As much as Sagittarius loves going to new places and meeting new people, they sometimes can find themselves feeling isolated. If they don't know the language or the customs and are having trouble connecting to people, they may feel depressed.


In a way, being isolated forces them to slow down, catch up on sleep, and even take better care of themselves. Too many people can be overwhelming, even when you're excited to be in that place, and the stress of constant newness will catch up with you. Isolation for sociable Sagittarius can help revive and rejuvenate them.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

If a Capricorn finds themselves unemployed — whether it's because they were laid off, fired, dismissed, or let go under mysterious reasons — they'll want to isolate themselves. So much of Capricorn's identity comes from their job and working that without it, they will feel lost.

While it might seem counterproductive to disconnect from people when they should be out there trying to create new connections in hopes of getting a new job opportunity, isolation may be what they need to regroup. They may find a place in their house where they can be alone like a man cave or a she-shed and try to work through their feelings.


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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)



Aquarians enjoy spending time alone and being self-reliant. If their job or life starts to seem overwhelming, they may escape to somewhere where they can be alone. They love being out in nature and being able to hear themselves think.

There are many times throughout an Aquarian's lifetime that they may isolate themselves if only to take a break from rude, hostile, critical, or judgmental people. Instead of confronting someone on being a jerk, they would rather be alone and not deal with them for a while. 

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

For Pisces, the most creative and artistic of the zodiac, isolation is fantastic for their art. Being alone helps them to focus and gives them the power to take chances with their art and do things without worry of being censored.


They may be shy and avoidant when around other people but will use their solitude in productive ways. They're happy being by themselves and not having to worry about their social game.

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Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and astrology lover. She has written over 500 articles on the zodiac signs and how the stars influence us. She's had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman's Day, and is a contributing writer to Ravishly, I AM & CO, and YourTango. Check out her website, her Facebook writer's page, and her Instagram.