How Each Of The Zodiac Signs Faces Failure

Not everyone learns from their mistakes.

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Nobody likes to fail — nobody. Yet, it's part of life. We need to stumble and fall in order to know what it's like to pick ourselves up and start again. Starting again is what gives us hope; failure can be a stepping stone to that new hope.

Often times, we fail because we set our expectations too high and we bite off more than we can chew, so to speak. Expectation can lead to disappointment when not met, and when it's personal — as in, when we attempt to do something that we completely believe we can do, yet fail — we plummet.


We become disappointed in ourselves, and how we process that disappointment is individual and personal. In other words, we don't all take our personal failures the same way. And when it comes to astrology, how the zodiac signs face failure all depends on their individual personality traits.

Because the zodiac equips us with certain traits, as well as certain other traits to deal with what we mess up, everyone personally faces their failures in a different way.


ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

You are totally deflated by failure, and it bothers you so deeply that you'll go out of your way to try, try again. Failure, to you, is merely part of the plan, albeit an unwanted part. You will succeed, as that is the Aries way!

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

You will flirt with the idea of simply giving up after you've failed at something, but that Taurus stubbornness will never let that happen. After reflection, you're back up and at 'em within minutes. You don't quit, even if you fail.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

One failure is basically all you need to give up for life. You do not deal with failure well, and you spend at least five years licking your wounds every time you fail at something. Might as well go back into your closet and cry, Gemini.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Oh you don't like to fail at all, Cancer, and when you do, you try to learn the lesson involved. You're intelligent and disciplined, and you let your mistakes guide you to better decision-making.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Failure is not an option for you, Leo, but even royalty such as yourself will fail now and then. When that happens, you deflect. You are aware of your failures, but you hide this from the public. You are the person that says, "I meant to do it that way!"


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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Failure is an embarrassment to you, one that you will turn into a case of pure denial. If you fail, you lie; it's that easy. You'll tell people you didn't fail, that it's in their imagination. In other words, you don't ever fail (even when you fail).

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

You are good at failing others, but rarely do you care, as long you don't fail yourself. You don't mind hurting others or lying to them, but you know the truth about what you do. As long as you buy yourself expensive gifts 'round the clock, you're never a failure. Am I right, selfish Libra?


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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

If you could fail, then you wouldn't be a Scorpio. At least that's what you tell yourself. You are all about denial, and failure is something that you attribute to others, but never to yourself. You deal with it by passing the buck: "it's their fault."

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

When you fail, you immediately blame someone else. You try very hard to succeed, but so often you go for that success by doing all the wrong things. Things that lead to failure. And when that happens, "It's the other guy. He did it. He's the poopy head, not me!"


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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

You take failure with grace and style; in fact, you appreciate when you fail because it gives you new perspective. Being able to see things from a fresh perspective is something your Capricorn personality relishes. Failure, to you, may be unwanted, but it still has its upside.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

You hate failing! So much so, that you convince yourself that you never, ever ever fail, because it's impossible for you to fail. You are so convinced that you are right, that even when the world points out all of your many egregious failings, you still don't get it.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 10)

When you fail, it gives you an opportunity to feel sorry for yourself. You love to moan and groan about how awful you are, what a worthless failure you are, etc. Self-pity is your crack, so why would failure be anything but a gateway to more of that luscious pain?

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Ruby Miranda is a New Yorker who learned astrology, I Ching and all types of cartomancy and numerology from her crazy, gypsy mother. She currently writes for a wide range of esoteric publications.