What Pushes The Zodiac Signs To Their Breaking Point

You don't want to push them too far.

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What pushes the zodiac signs to their breaking point? We’ve all got limits to what we can handle, and when we’ve been pushed beyond those limits, we break. However, what breaks you may not necessarily break someone else. Thankfully, using astrology as a guide can help.

If you’re someone who absolutely cannot take injustice of any kind, witnessing it and not being able to stop would be something that could force you to act intensely. If the more you tried to help someone and the more you were prevented from doing it, you would get increasingly frustrated until the point where you couldn’t take it anymore.


Some people absolutely can’t stand to see a loved one in danger or hurt, and it causes them to get quickly to their breaking point. When you’ve hit that wall, you may act and think irrationally and do things you normally might not do.

You might be someone who doesn’t react well to being manipulated by others, and if you suspect that someone is trying to control you, you overreact by screaming, losing control of your emotions, and physically expressing your anger.


ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Anyone or anything that consistently gets in the way of the things that Aries wants to do will push them to their breaking point. Let's say they really want to buy a house, but their ex has an outstanding lien on their record and must get it cleared up before Aries can purchase the house. Except, the ex doesn't do anything.

The more Aries has to get after their ex to do the right thing, and the more the ex doesn't, the closer this zodiac sign will get to their breaking point. It's not a good idea to get in Aries' way.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus tend to be possessive of almost everything, and when something is taken away from them, it won't go over well; Taurus may become jealous and resentful. Let them keep their possessions and their people close to them, because they will fight to get them back.


One of their strongest characteristics is that they're persistent, so they will keep going to get something back, even if it pushes them closer and closer to their breaking point.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

When Geminis don't feel as if they're being understood, they will try to communicate with the person as best they can. But the more they try to get through to the person and fail, the more exasperated Gemini will become.

Geminis have a strong need to communicate and feel as if they're connecting with people. If their attempts fail, they will feel as if they fail as a human. It's when Gemini is at their lowest that they may find themselves at their breaking point.


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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers are emotional, but sometimes their emotions can escalate to such a degree that they get even more intensified and implode. When they're pushed to their emotional breaking point, Cancer must process it and not ignore it; it will not go away on its own.

If they have to marinate in their emotions for a long time, so be it, because there isn't any easy way for them to handle a devastating breakup or loss.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

When people continuously don't listen to Leo, it can push them to their breaking point. Most of the time, people are interested in what Leo says and trust that they knos what they're talking about.


But when there are dissenters or people who purposely want to push Leo's buttons, it can annoy them to their breaking point and they can lash out. When Leo feels disrespected or entirely on their own, it can cause them to feel lost and alone — two feelings they don't enjoy.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

If Virgo is working on something and they keep failing to get it right, they will get frustrated. The more this pattern continues, and the further away from the solution they get, the more Virgo will feel out-of-control and inept.

If someone treats Virgo like they don't know what they're doing or that they are stupid, they will get angry. Their anger may push them to their breaking point.


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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

When Libra isn't treated fairly, that can push them to their breaking point. If a Libra was accused of something they didn't do, and no one would listen to their side of the story, they would get very upset.

If they were criticized or punished, especially for something they hadn't done, that would be completely unfair, and it would aggravate Libra and all their bottled-up feelings would explode out. They don't like getting in trouble, especially when it wasn't their fault or when they did nothing wrong in the first place.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

When someone that Scorpio cares about deliberately lies to them or treats them like crap, it can thrust Scorpio up to and over the edge. They're very sensitive and can be easily hurt by what they feel is negative treatment, like falling out of love with them or not telling the truth.

Once Scorpio goes past their breaking point, who knows what they'll do. They aren't good at brushing something off and letting it go. If Scorpio hurts, they want to make sure everyone involved does too.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Most of the time, Sagittarians are optimistic and extremely confident, but if they have several rejections in a row, it will hit them hard. They're able to bounce back most of the time, but if they feel as if they've been kicked in the teeth, it can be difficult for them to feel good about themselves.


Sometimes for Sagittarius, it's actually good to get to that breaking point because they're excellent at building themselves back up.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

If a Capricorn takes on too much and becomes overwhelmed, they can find themselves at their breaking point. They like saying yes when asked to do things but they don't always look at the amount of time something requires realistically. They want to make everyone happy but there are some times when it is impossible to do everything.

Instead of telling someone they can't do it, Capricorn will try anyway. If some project is more than Capricorn is capable of, instead of handing it off, they'll keep pushing and pushing... until they've pushed themselves into exhaustion.


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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarians are very unpredictable, so what pushes them to their breaking point one day, they're able to handle the next. Aquarians are good at protecting themselves, especially emotionally. They're much more sensitive than they like to let on, but that sensitivity is self-related, so they're not empathetic.

An Aquarius could be pushed to their breaking point if they're not feeling well, are overtired, or just having some feelings. It's hard to know with them.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

When it seems as if the world is going to hell and that people are cruel, Pisces can become overwhelmed and want to retreat into their fantasy world. Pisces desperately want people to do the right thing, and they take it personally when they don't.

If someone is mean to another person or an animal, or they destroy something of beauty or value, Pisces can get so emotional that they go over the edge. They crave love, and when they're heartbroken, it doesn't take much for them to break down.

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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.