6 Zodiac Signs That Can't Ever Let Things Go

They hold on for dear life.

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What makes life worth living is one and the same with that which gives us our greatest pain: loving another human being. To love another, we find ourselves awake, risen, alive. To fall in love with another is a sublime, but temporary condition.

We fail to realize, time and time again, that romantic love comes with a contract of promised pain; at some point, one of the two people involved will either die, leave, or fall out of love, leaving the other person devastated. Contract fulfilled.


And while we know that our attachment causes us emotional grief, we still persist, we still grab until our fingers break. Thankfully, using astrology as a guide is a great way to learn about the zodiac signs who can't let go. Are you one of them?

Attachment is the root of all suffering, which implies that detachment is the way to bliss — and it's true. Yet, it's not in our human nature to detach easily; we love our sense of security, our concepts of permanence, yet nothing is permanent. Why do we clutch so tightly to that which cannot last? Is there a reason we can't let go?


There are some of us who learn the lesson of detachment and come to understand it as a saving grace. However, most of us do not ever come close to understanding it, and so, we spend our lives going from one attachment to the next, and some of us can never let go — ever.

1. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

This group prides themselves on their ability to be steadfast and true, and when it comes to love, family, friends and animals, Virgos are reliable and attached to the things they love. Very much so.

So much so that way after love affairs, family ties and animal deaths are long gone, Virgo still celebrates the memory of the past, no matter how good or bad it was. They do not let go.

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2. PISCES (February 19 - March 10)

They can't let go because letting go feels like failure to Pisces. They do not want to fail; they are people who have great intentions and wish very much for the best of them to manifest.

And so, when their dreams take sudden detours and the have to let go of these dreams, Pisces will plummet into despair for having to say goodbye to that which they wanted so badly. They tend to simply not let go, nurturing dead, impossible dreams for the rest of their lives.

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3. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

This sign has an incredibly hard time letting go because they place so much importance on stability. They count on it, they depend on it. When things don't go according to plan, Taurus is not just thrown off course, they are completely derailed.


They desperately need security and "canon" ideas, and they never let go of what they love and need, even long after it's gone.

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4. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

On principle alone, Capricorn doesn't let go. They have integrity and stick-to-it-tive-ness and that kind of persistence is akin to deep, deep attachment.

They want to see the success of a project, an idea come to fruition; they want the work at hand to become realized, and their dedication works hand in hand with their inability to let go. They are like mighty dogs when they bite down on an idea: they don't give up quickly.


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5. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini are idealists, so when ideals tumble down, so does Gemini. Letting go is especially hard for them in terms of love and family; a death in the family can incapacitate a Gemini, sending them into bouts of depression.

They cannot let go, and they almost never do. This kind of stubborn behavior makes them hard to help. You'll want to help your Gemini friend, but they would prefer to stick with their problem. After all, it's theirs.

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6. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius doesn't let go easily; in fact, they don't know when to let go, even when they're in trouble. They can't tell if what they are attached to it, good or bad, all they know is that it's theirs and they will fight for it — whatever it is — tooth and nail.

In matters of love, they have no attachment whatsoever, which is why they usually have terrible romantic experiences. But for obsession, something unrealistic, or something ridiculous, they'll fight to the death for it.

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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.