How To Overwhelm Each Of The Zodiac Signs

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How To Overwhelm The Zodiac Signs

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed in life. There’s so much going on and sometimes it feels as if it all is happening at once. We start feeling overwhelmed at some point or another, but while some of the things that overwhelm us are universal, there are others that are singular to the person.

In astrology, how exactly do you overwhelm the zodiac signs? Unless you are an evil villain, you probably wouldn't want to purposely overwhelm somebody. The more likely scenario is that you’d want to be careful not to add to someone else’s stress, so you’d try to avoid certain actions.

Sometimes, the things that overwhelm us are things that we can see, hear, or touch like crowds, poverty, and loud or flashy environments. Then there are the things that are less tangible like responsibility, deadlines, and emotionally charged environments.

You might get overwhelmed when you say “yes” to too many requests. You want to fulfill your promises, but the work seems as if it will never end. You want to be a conscientious person, but you only have so much time. When you’re overwhelmed, you’re anxious and stressed out, so it’s always a good idea and step back, take a breath, and see what you can do to feel as if you’re in control again.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries get overwhelmed when they're forced to wait or be inactive. They get very agitated when they're slowed down because of other people. For example, if Aries is on their way to a meeting or an appointment and there's horrible traffic on the freeway, they will get extremely upset and not know how to handle it besides screaming inside their car.

If an Aries is trying to accomplish a task or a goal and they're in some way prevented, they will feel overwhelmed and it will take them a while to figure out what to do next.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus get overwhelmed when they find themselves in the middle of a conflict and they don't have time to think about the situation, find a solution, and resolve it. They like to be able to wrap things up, and when they're not able to, it will hang over their head, making them feel uneasy and stressed.

Taurus are big on closure and it's very distressing to them when they can't get it.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis feel overwhelmed when they get stuck listening to someone's long, pointless monologues that have nothing to do with Gemini's life or interests. Having to act engaged while bored is beyond mind-numbing for them, especially if they can't get a word in and change the rant to a conversation.

Gemini has no clue on how to handle someone who is a bad conversationalist.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers get overwhelmed when the people they care about are in some kind of trouble that Cancer can do nothing to help solve. This zodiac sign is like sponges and they tend to absorb the emotions of the people around them.

It's difficult enough to handle one's own feelings, let alone taking on the troubles of someone else. Cancer's feelings of helplessness are overwhelming to them.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leos get overwhelmed when they have too much to do. Leos like to do things well the first time and when their focus gets split, it creates problems for them.

They don't enjoy multi-tasking, and if they're in a situation where they need to complete something and the people around them are lazy and incompetent, it will take all of Leo's resolve to get back on track.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos get overwhelmed by their own perfectionism. When something isn't up to Virgo's standards, they will try to fix it, but the more they try to make something flawless, the more frustrated they get until they're completely overwhelmed.

No one or nothing is every perfect, and when Virgo aspires to perfection they're setting themselves up for failure. There really is no such thing as perfection and it's ridiculous to try and achieve it.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras get overwhelmed when they're surrounded by negative people who are very critical and complain a lot. Libras want everyone to be happy and get along, so when that's not the case and there's nothing Libra can do about it, they tend to internalize their frustration.

They just don't know what to do or where to start, and that makes them feel as if all their instincts are wrong and they're only making the situation worse when they attempt to help others feel better.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios feel overwhelmed when people invade their personal space without warning. Scorpios need their alone time and when people barge in on them without giving them a heads-up, they get infuriated.

They don't like being interrupted and losing their focus on what they were doing, even if they weren't doing anything at all. Scorpios demand that their privacy be respected or there will be a price to pay. 

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarians get overwhelmed by predictability, practicality, and when they're forced to adhere to a strict routine. Sagittarians need flexibility and spontaneity, and if they're forced to do the same things day in and day out, they can get very agitated.

If they can look at their life and see exactly how things will be in the next few years, months, or even days and not be able to change things, Sagittarius individuals will feel trapped and helpless.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns get overwhelmed when they're trying to finish a work project or group-task and the people they work with are lazy, indifferent, and don't have any sense of urgency. Capricorns will get very frustrated and angry that they can't control other people and that not everybody is as conscientious as they are.

They can delegate, but what's the point when your co-workers couldn't care less about getting a good result?

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarians get overwhelmed by other people's emotional outbursts. In other words, don't go to an Aquarius when you need to have a good cry. They aren't that comfortable with their own emotions, let alone another person's.

It's not that they don't care, but they'll probably try to remove themselves from the situation — if not physically, then mentally. There's a certain amount of loss of control when you're spilling your guts out that makes Aquarius extremely uncomfortable and unable to take the appropriate action.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces get overwhelmed when they feel as if they're being controlled or managed because it stifles their creativity. Pisces need a certain amount of freedom to do what they want and to daydream.

The less structure they have, the better. They want to do their own thing, and when they're prevented, they don't know how to act against it and they feel overwhelmed. 

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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.