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What Could Be Causing Your Migraines, According To Astrology & Your Zodiac Sign

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Why You Get Migraine Headaches, For Each Zodiac Sign In Astrology

Your head is pounding. Every movement is pain. You try not to think, because it hurts. But you have to keep telling yourself not to move, otherwise the pain will hit again and again in waves. The symptoms of a migraine headache are simple to spot but not easy to stop once they begin.

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Migraines are one of those unavoidable things we would all be better off without. I know several people who experience them on a regular basis. One piece of information they sometimes share is the idea that certain things set them off, and if you can avoid those things you'll be a lot better off in the long run!

One person I know is set off by lavendar scents, so she avoids handsoaps and laundry detergent that includes that scent. Interesting, right?

But getting migraines isn't just about your environment, it's also about the things that naturally influence you. Turning to astrology to explain your migraines may help you get down to the root cause in order to avoid them in the future. So check out this list of why you get migraines according to your zodiac sign!

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Migraines are often related to stress, and as an Aries all you do is push yourself. You work the hardest and longest at everything you do. Taking on extra can make you feel in control and useful, but in the long run the stress can become too much. This lifestyle takes a toll on you. Migraines may be one side effect that hits you hard, leaving you incapacitated and unable to do all the incredible things you want to do.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Stubborn to a fault, a Taurus is likely experiencing stress based on their own expectations and goals for themselves. Being loyal and devoted, they also take on a world of problems for the people they care about, often leading to feeling overwhelmed. These things can often be an asset in tough situations, but it can also be a heavy burden to carry, and a Taurus has a hard time giving that burden up.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

A Gemini is one sign that constantly overthinks. Their indecision can be a very negative influence, causing more stress in the long run. We all face decisions that we go back and forth on, but a Gemini feels like this all the time. This kind of micro analysis can leave your head spinning and trying to catch up as the stress becomes overwhelming.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

The ever empathetic Cancer will get migraines because of their empathy. Empathizing with the people around you isn’t a walk in the park, and a Cancer can easily find themselves getting buried in the emotional trauma and burdens of others. Their attachment to friends and family can also feel like a responsibility rather than a choice, leading to headaches of many kinds.

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

It’s commonly known that a Leo is a natural leader. Whether they are obviously leading the pack or leading the pack, this isn’t an easy burden to bear! Being a leader can become tough when you aren’t feeling like one. The moments where a Leo feels weak or overwhelmed are the moments where they will feel most overwhelmed. Often a Leo will work themselves to exhaustion, and end up getting sick or headachey as SOON as they slow down for longer than 10 minutes. 

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

A Virgo will work themselves directly into the ground. Free time? Never heard of her. A Virgo will take on more and more, filling every spare second to try to maximize their moments. This takes a toll. (And I would know: I’m doing this internship, taking 21 credits, and working 30 hours a week.) A Virgo experiences migraines because they’re working themselves to death, taking on far too much to stay happy or healthy. 

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

A Libra is experiences migraines because they hold it all in. This is partially because they HATE confrontation, and will do almost anything to avoid it, but at the same time can’t stop obsessing over the problem. Not expressing their own wants and needs is tough, and they sacrifice their own happiness just to be close to others. This leads them to being a ball of stress and unhappiness, and ta-da! Perfect Migraine storm. 

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Honestly, being a Scorpio is tiring! You’re constantly riding the highs and lows, feeling emotions to the max, and have this internal hurricane raging at all times. Scorpio’s get migraines because they exist passionately, and feel every moment to the fullest. And that sounds exhausting. They are also jealous and secretive, and both of those things cause major stress if they’re present in your life. Being jealous takes a toll on your relationships, and hiding yourself does the exact same. 

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

A Sagittarius will experience extreme headaches because they are burnt out. Meeting their goals is a need and not a want, and they will find themselves stopping at nothing to complete them. They also take on too much, much like a Virgo or Leo, leading to exhaustion. 

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Migraines will hit a Capricorn like a freight train when things begin to spiral out of control. When the home is falling apart, the kids are sick, husband away travelling, or the Capricorn themselves feels out-of-sorts, they will react with a feeling of helplessness. This feeling leads to a migraine, because if a Capricorn loses control, there’s no one who can rein it in.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Known for being extremely intellectual, an Aquarius will find themselves experiencing migraines when they have been wrestling with the same problems for too long. Although problem solving is their forte, not being able to find an answer is frustrating and leaves an Aquarius feeling like an empty husk with no brain left to function. The proof that the brain is still there is in the pain of a migraine. UGH.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

A Pisces will experience migraines when they are over stimulated. Although it takes them a long time to get to that point, sometimes they can be overwhelmed with emotion and artistry. Their emotional connections with others may get the best of them, or cause unnecessary stress that other signs might just ignore.

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Beth El Fattal is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationships topics.