What Makes You Blush, By Zodiac Sign

Everyone blushes eventually.

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Are you easily embarrassed? You might consider yourself outgoing and confident, but the moment your cheeks turn red, and blush, it can make you wonder why your body does that to you?

Some horoscope signs notice that their cheeks turn red when they are given a compliment or when someone looks at them in a certain way.

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Blushing is caused by extreme emotions (and maybe some other triggers like spicy foods or high temperatures). Embarrassment, attraction, anger and panic can all make your cheeks flush. 

Certain Sun signs are more suseptible to blushing when they are around company. They may try hard to disguise the way that they feel when a blushing episode comes up. 

These feelings can come out of nowhere, but did you know that your zodiac sign can help you predict when you might blush? Even if you don’t think you blush very often, you might be surprised to learn about the situations and people that cause your horoscope sign to turn red.


ARIES (March 21-April 19)

As an Aries, you are not easily embarrassed, but you do anger quickly. Your face can turn bright red when things just don’t seem to be going your way. Getting stuck in traffic, pouring your cereal before you realize you’re out of milk or being told to do busywork act like your kryptonite. Controlling your aggressive tendencies can also help you manage your blushing.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Romance causes your cheeks to flush. If you’ve ever had someone kiss the back of your neck or slide a finger down your spine, then you already know that that feeling of arousal makes you blush more than anything else in the world. Sensual touch is everything, and mixing it up with some fleece blankets, memory foam pillows and silk robes makes a huge difference.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

You live on fun and social interaction, but can find it challenging to decide what to do with others. Being put on the spot and asked to choose places to eat, clothes to wear or times to leave can make your face hot with panic and anxiety. You’re used to going with the flow, so making plans isn’t your forte. As you deflect the question to someone else, your blushing will only get worse.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Your personal life is just that – personal. And you want to keep it that way. Whenever anyone tries to dig deeper and learn more about you, you blush and pretend you don’t have a past. You’re insecure about yourself and think that everyone else will feel the same. You’d feel better, and blush less, if you let some people in on occasion.

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Being ignored is unacceptable to you. If someone else is the center of attention, your flushed face lets the world know you’re upset. You feel like the whole day is ruined if a stranger steals the limelight, and you can’t be convinced otherwise. This jealousy can not only make you blush but also destroy your self-confidence. Temporarily.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

You are a hardworking soul with a critical mind. You blush whenever you make a mistake because you think every mistake is humiliating. Getting embarrassed is a part of life, but you judge yourself so harshly that embarrassment is an everyday feeling for you. Remind yourself that all humans make mistakes, and Virgos are no exception.

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LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

You’re a people-person and tend to blush when you’re alone in public. You need to be included and feel awkward and out-of-place if you’re not. One of your biggest fears is eating out by yourself, and you can’t imagine entering a bar or club without a friend. Camaraderie is a must for you, so you just can’t relate to loners or anyone who prefers animals to people.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

You love hard and resent harder. Your relationships mean the world to you, but you can’t help but think about the “what ifs.” What if your partner cheated on you? What if your friend’s really your frenemy? You constantly seek out the truth, but grow red in the face with jealousy as you think about all the reasons why your relationships may not work out.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

Confining you is a big mistake. As a Sagittarius, you need freedom, and a lot of it! Your face turns red in anger and frustration if you’re stuck with a clingy partner or friend who just won’t let you do your own thing. Even being trapped by finances or time will make you furious. You know when you need to leave, and you’ll leave immediately.

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CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)

You’re pretty skilled at keeping your emotions in check, but any jab directed at your family can throw you over the edge. You simply can’t tolerate someone berating your family, and your face will likely show it. You’re relentless when it comes to defending yourself and your family from being attacked.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)

Seeing people passionately fight for a cause brings a smile to your face and some color to your cheeks. You’re attracted to people with ideas and want to be around them. Being around people who plan to make a real difference is inspiring. You want to be like them. They share your ideals and passion for humanity, and it makes you happy for the future.

PISCES (February 19-March 20)

You can’t stand your friends or family bringing up your past blunders. Your past is meant to remain in the past, and even jokes about that time you thought duct tape was called duck tape can make you embarrassed and depressed. You might blush as you quickly try to divert attention away from yourself and retreat into your own space.


Meaghan Summers is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.