How You Are Complex, According To Your Zodiac Sign

How complex is your zodiac sign really?

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You ever notice how both "complicated" and "simple" seem to have negative connotations when describing a person? I mean, you might have some seriously great things going for your zodiac sign, but being described as complicated or simple just makes those traits seem less amazing.

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Let me explain. There's nothing wrong with being a complicated person – just like there's nothing wrong with being a simple person. But when people think of the word "complicated" they usually equate it to someone who can't make up their mind or trust themselves to make the right decisions.

It can be hard to put your faith into someone who always seems to be second-guessing what they're doing in life, but that doesn't necessarily make them a bad person, either. Just like the word "simple" can often be used to describe someone who's predictable and boring, when it really means someone who can be reliable and levelheaded.


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Both words have negative connotations, but they can both be positive, too. It all depends on how you spin it. The reason complicated people tend to get such a bad rap is because people find it hard to connect with them.

I mean, why try to get to know a complicated Gemini or Aquarius when they're just going to turn everything upside down and totally confuse you in the process, right? Wrong! Yes, there are some zodiac signs that are way more complicated than others, but that doesn't mean that they're really all that different in the long run.

Complicated horoscope signs tend to do things that are pretty outside of the box, which other zodiac signs can't always relate to. But even the most impulsive and confusing zodiac signs aren't as complicated as people make them out to be.


Even when no one except Aquarius knows what they're up to, Aquarius tends to make very thoughtful and intelligent decisions. It may seem complicated to you, but to them, it's second nature.

My point is, there are complicated zodiac signs and simple zodiac signs, but however you see your own sign, it's all just one small part of how astrology affects our personalities.

Using astrology, here is how complicated you are, according to your zodiac sign.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)


You have a fierceness about you, Aries. It's what makes you a trailblazer, after all. You can be one of the most determined go-getters of the zodiac when you put your mind to something. You know how to make goals and actually reach them, which is more than some people can say.

Here's where you get complicated, though. For someone who can stick to a rigorous schedule, or set up goals and knock them down with willpower and resolve, you can be incredibly impulsive. It can be hard to know when you're going to be the serious Aries or the one who doesn't think before making decisions.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)


One of the most important things in life for you, Taurus, is being responsible. Responsibility – when it comes to love, finances, and your career – is something that makes you feel safe and secure. In fact, anything in life that's honest and simple makes you feel safe and secure.

You are about as uncomplicated as they come. Your persistence, responsible attitude, and straightforwardness makes you someone who can be counted on, and you like it that way. As an earth sign, you like people and things that are honest, easy to understand, and reliable (just like you). For you, being uncomplicated is everything, and you'll do anything to keep that uncomplicated image.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)


You have a very short attention span, Gemini, which is one of the main reasons why you're so complicated. It can be hard (and incredibly boring) for you to spend all your time on one project or person, so you're constantly looking for ways to spice up your life.

You have a hard time making decisions, and you can get overwhelmed with possibilities, which makes it hard for you (or anyone else) to really know what you want. You hop from one thing to the next, which is just as complicated for you as it is for everyone else involved. Your thoughts, your moods, your interest in things – it constantly changes, and it all lends itself to your complicated personality.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)


When people call you predictable, they're not saying it in a bad way, Cancer. What they really mean is that you are uncomplicated – people don't have to guess what you're thinking or who you are, which is a relief for you and them.

You're the kind of person who likes what they like. Being uncomplicated means that you never have to worry about the stress that comes with changing tastes and interests, which is how you like it. You're one of the most steady, unwavering zodiac signs too, which means you can always be counted on. If that doesn't make you uncomplicated and reliable, I don't know what does.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)


The fact that you tell it like it is, Leo, makes you one of the least complicated zodiac signs. Not only are you one of the most honest signs people have the pleasure of meeting, but you don't believe in bullsh*tting people, either. Your uncomplicated personality is refreshing, to say the least.

You are not one to hide your true self away for others, either. You don't believe in presenting a face that you think others will like. Heck, you don't believe in being anything but honest, no matter what people think of you. For this reason, you are totally uncomplicated. Why be someone you're not, or give people the wrong idea of what you're all about, amirite?

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)


Because you're always trying to be a helpful person, Virgo, you want to show people your most honest self. You don't want to be known as someone who is too complicated to relate to or understand, so you try to be as honest as possible.

You want people to know the real you, right up front. Not only do you not have any patience for complicated people, but you don't have the patience to explain to others what you really mean. You'd rather be as uncomplicated as possible so that you don't waste your time trying to explain yourself when you could be using your time for more important things.

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)


Your motives can be a little confusing, Libra, and therefore, make you a pretty complicated person to understand. You are always seeking harmony – within yourself and with others. While this is a good quality to have, it can also make you pretty complicated, too.

You're diplomatic by nature, which can make it hard for you to choose sides, but at the same time, you want to make as many people as possible happy with your decision-making. You try to be impartial, but you want to please everyone at the same time. You might understand what you're doing, but no one else does. No one can deny that you're a good friend, but you're definitely a complicated one, too.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)


People who don't know you very well often see you as complicated, but you're really not complicated at all. Trust and honesty are hugely important to you, and you don't like to let people into your life until you're sure that they know and respect that about you.

In reality, you are uncomplicated. Life and everything in it are pretty black and white for you – there's not a lot of room for a gray area. By that, I mean things either are or are not. You don't believe anything has to be as complicated as people make it out to be, so you always try to be black and white with people. It's easier on them AND you that way.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)


What makes you complicated, Sagittarius, is that you know what you want in life, but it's hard for you to explain what you want to others. Just because it makes sense in your mind doesn't mean other people can relate to you, even though they try.

The reason you're so complicated is because you want certain things in life – like adventure or love – but you want them in your own way. You want a relationship that's effortless and exciting, but you don't want to tie yourself down to one person. You want to go out and explore adventure, but you like the idea of making one place your home, too. It's complicated being you but definitely exciting, too.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

I know, it's going to make you sound like a robot, Capricorn, but the reason you're uncomplicated is because you're programmed to be straightforward and honest. Ever since you can remember, you've been telling it like it is, and you're not about to stop now.


You know what you want out of life, thanks to being one of the most ambitious and goal-driven zodiac signs. You try to be honest with yourself and others because it leaves little room for confusion and questions. You don't have time to beat around the bush with anyone, and you tend to stay away from people who are too complicated for you.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius, you are definitely one of the most complicated zodiac signs, if not THE most complicated sign. You are complicated in your emotions, your ideas, how you love, and what you want out of life.


The way your mind works is unlike any other zodiac sign. It can be hard for you to relate to others because you don't think like everyone else. At the same time, you like NOT being able to relate to everyone you meet. But knowing what's really going on inside that head of yours is almost impossible because of how complicated and confusing you can be.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Still waters run deep within you, Pisces. What people see on the surface is only a small part of who you are. There's so much more to you under the surface, and you're a lot more complicated than people realize.


You are very mysterious and confusing, but you can't always help it. You do want people to understand you, but it can be hard for you to know what's worth sharing and what you should keep to yourself.

You are constantly dealing with an internal struggle – do you share, do you keep things locked away, who can you trust, will people accept you – there's so much going on inside that complicated brain of yours.

Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a non-fiction book in the future.