The Most Vulnerable Zodiac Signs — And How They Express Vulnerability

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How The Zodiac Signs Get Vulnerable.

Understanding how to be vulnerable isn’t easy, but no matter how scary or difficult it can be, it’s a very important state of being and is something we get better at the more we do it. 

Not everyone shows their vulnerability in the same way, so it’s not surprising that each of the zodiac signs has their own unique ways of getting vulnerable.  We're all different, so not every vulnerable zodiac sign enjoys it. But when you’re vulnerable, you give people a glimpse into who you are, not who you pretend to be. You have to trust that those who see your vulnerability will treat it with care and not use it against you.

“I define vulnerability as uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure,” says Brené Brown. With her TED Talks and books, Brown has helped millions of people see the power of vulnerability and why we should strive towards being as open and vulnerable as possible. Another of her great quotes is, “Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in.”

Everybody has imperfections, but not everyone has the courage to allow those flaws to be seen. We may feel shame, embarrassment, and weak if we let people see our flaws, and many people aren’t willing to take that change. Once you’re able to conquer your fear and allow yourself to be vulnerable, great things can happen.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries get vulnerable by trying to be present for what they're feeling. It doesn't matter if they're feeling sad, hopeless, afraid, jealous, angry, or lonely — they try to accept what they're feeling, sit with it, see their vulnerability, and allow those feelings to play out in a natural way.

Aries try not to force a resolution or pretend they're feeling something more positive. They stay in the moment and are truthful about their emotions.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus get vulnerable by being open to social possibilities. If Taurus has no plans and someone asks them what they're up to for the evening, they will admit that their schedule is clear and they're completely free.

It may be difficult for them to reveal that the truth, but they know it can lead to something unexpected and fun. Sometimes being vulnerable can make you feel uncomfortable, but getting out of your comfort zone is good for you.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis get vulnerable by not avoiding or trying to prevent awkward situations; instead, they let them play out. The more awkward situations one handles, the easier they become.

If worse comes to worse, Gemini may feel a little embarrassed, but they know they're teaching moments and it can help them to feel comfortable in all different kinds of situations and encounters.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers get vulnerable by being emotional and knowing when they're losing control of their feelings. Cancers have a lot of empathy for other people, but they have to work to have compassion for themselves.

They know that vulnerability is a necessity in life. Being out of control emotionally isn't healthy, and that a balance must be struck between being vulnerable and being a big mess.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leos get vulnerable by exposing their own weaknesses and imperfections without shame. This takes courage, which Leos are known for having. They are honest with themselves and try to be as honest as they can with other people.

Since they're often in the spotlight, when Leos are vulnerable, they tend to set an example of how important it is in life, and they try not to fear judgment about it.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos get vulnerable by admitting when they don't know something and asking questions. If they are the only one to speak up and ask "why," then that's okay.

In order to find knowledge they seek, they're willing to take a chance at being seen. If Virgos don't ask questions, they will not learn and grow, and that is unacceptable for them.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras get vulnerable by laughing, especially if they're the only ones who find something funny. It feels awkward to laugh when there is stony silence but laughing is a healthy response to some things, and by allowing themselves to laugh, Libras are calling attention to themselves.

However, there are times where one person's laughing gives permission to others to join in and laugh.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios get vulnerable when they fall in love because they fall hard and they open up their hearts wide. To be passionately in love is frightening, but if a Scorpio is in love, they are barely able to contain their passion.

It gives the person that they are in love with the power to break Scorpio's heart. Their love makes them vulnerable, but it's worth it to them.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius gets vulnerable when they're honest, even when it might offend others. If Sagittarius thinks that something must be said, no matter who it might hurt or anger, they're going to say it.

They are often times accused of being too straightforward for their own good. It's important for Sagittarius that people know exactly what their thoughts are and that everyone is truthful in return.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns get vulnerable by putting themselves out there. They are often very social, but it doesn't always come easily to them. They can get embarrassed or feel shy, so when they make themselves do something that's outside their comfort zone, they feel extremely vulnerable.

They know that many people suffer from social anxiety, and they take some comfort in that fact, but it still takes an effort for them to face emotional exposure.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarians get vulnerable by being their unique selves. It's not easy to go against the crowd, but Aquarius would rather do their own thing. They don't need to fit in, although there are times when fitting in would make things less complicated.

They are brave enough to be themselves, even if it makes them vulnerable to criticism, bullying, and ridicule.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces get vulnerable by not only accepting the vulnerabilities of other people but by accepting their own. Since Pisces tend to be creative and artistic, they need to be able to access their vulnerabilities in order to grow as an artist.

They also tend to be very caring and nurturing, so when other people are vulnerable with them, Pisces gives them a safe place in which to do so. 

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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.