How The Zodiac Signs Control Their Anger

Some people need a class in anger management.

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Anger is one of the most powerful energies, and for many people, it’s the emotion that's easily accessible. When you don't know how to control anger, it can be damaging. If someone lets their anger go unchecked, it can destroy everything in its path.

And in astrology, the zodiac signs control their anger in unique ways. Some signs may be so comfortable in a rage-state that they enjoy being furious, while others may redirect their anger at someone else or themselves.


Directing your anger at someone you love can cause a break in the relationship, and it can be difficult to come back from the fallout. That's why it’s vital you know how to control anger so you don’t hurt another person.

If you can control your anger, you’re better able to control your life. You won’t fly into a rage at the slightest provocation, and you won’t hurt others. It’s not enjoyable to be around someone who is so hot-headed, never knowing if they’re going to explode.


ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

It's not that Aries people are always in a rage — they're not — it's just that when something sets them off, they can get extremely angry and say something in anger that they'll later regret. The way Aries controls their temper is to get away from anyone or anything that's in their direct path.

Aries needs to blow off that negative energy, so they'll likely go to the gym and workout or go for a run if that's their thing. Exercise is the best way for them to cool down and not cause too much damage.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

It takes a lot to get a Taurus angry, and it takes even more for them to get over their anger once triggered. They will hold grudges, and while they may not directly tell you if you angered them, they'll let you know in other subtler ways.


They control their anger by breathing and meditating on it, trying to release their built-up resentment. If they process it as soon as possible, they won't sit on the anger and let it fester.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis try not to lose their temper or get angry, but sometimes it's impossible to avoid. Geminis usually try to process their anger by talking about it and using "I" statements. By using "I" statements, they're able to take responsibility for their own feelings without placing blame on the other person.

They may practice what they're going to say before they talk to the other person, which can help clarify the situation and can help Gemini come up with solutions they may not have thought of.


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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

When a Cancer gets angry, it's not unlikely for that anger to create other feelings of hurt and confusion. Their first instinct will be to retreat and hide, but they know that's not the healthiest way to deal with anger.

Cancers will take however long it takes to cool down, and then they will try to express their anger in a calm and rational manner. If they're still angry, they'll put some music on and that will help them feel better.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo's anger flames out hot and then is over quickly. Leos can be hot-headed but they don't like being angry, so they'll do what they can to get over it. They will be at the start of an anger episode and will already be trying to come up with possible solutions.


Leos aren't the kind of people who like to sit with their anger for long; life's too short to spend it angry. Once they've come up with some answers, they may buy themselves something to feel better.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos aren't ones to get angry all the time, and are known for being the calmest and most logical of the zodiac signs. When they get angry, they will seek help whether it's in the form of a therapist, a friend to talk to, or the internet.

Virgos know there are times when everybody needs a little help and there's no shame in asking for it when you need it. If no help is readily available, Virgo will try to distract themselves from getting even angrier by counting down, stretching, or drinking water slowly.


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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras aren't exactly comfortable with their anger and would rather bottle it up than express it. The problem is that their feelings of anger can't be ignored forever and will come to the surface, causing Libra to inappropriately blow up.

In addition, they will hold grudges and any resentments they have will intensify. The best way for Libra to control their anger is to express it at the time in a calm and collected manner.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

You may not know it because on the surface they seem so together, but Scorpios have very intense emotions. They're passionate people but they prefer to keep their feelings to themselves.

If they get angry, rather than expressing it, they may hold onto it and figure out how they can punish the person who made them furious. If questioned, Scorpio may deny the fact that they're angry and try to appear as if they've already forgotten. But Scorpios never forget.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarians control their anger to the extent that they don't let their angry rage become uncontrollable. They express their anger and will tell people exactly what they did to piss them off, and then they will get over it.


Many times, Sagittarius knows that laughing is a great way to diffuse the tension in the room, so they'll often use their fantastic sense of humor to make everyone feel better.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns like to believe they have complete control over their anger, and for the most part they do... except when they don't. Capricorns will bottle up their feelings until the day something small sets them off.

If Capricorn gives themselves a minute to think before they speak, they can get control of the situation before too much damage is done; if not, get out of their line of fire because an angry Capricorn is scary.


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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarians are going to avoid getting angry if they can. They're not a sign who is comfortable with their emotions and they certainly don't like feeling as if they don't have command over their actions.

They will try to channel their anger into something useful and productive like organizing a protest march or cleaning up the beach. By the time Aquarius is finished with their positive action, they'll feel much better.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces get angry, but they'd rather not turn that anger against someone else. They prefer to manage their anger by spending alone time thinking or doing something creative.


When they mentally escape to their fantasy world, they can process their feelings without fear of hurting someone. The physical act of painting, sculpting or writing is also another way for Pisces to control their anger and have something good come out of it.

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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.