Zodiac Signs Who Care Too Much & Always Wear Their Heart On The Sleeve

These 6 Zodiac Signs Care Too Much, Per Astrology

We all have people and things that we care about in life. Relationships, reputations, friends, family, our work… these are all important things to us.

In life, it’s vital to surround yourself with people and things that make you happy. 

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When you find things that you care about, it makes it easier to get through stressful times in life, knowing that there are people who have your back.

But just like everything else in life, there is always the possibility that you could care too much about something or someone. Let’s use myself as an example.

I recently became a first-time cat mom (yay me!). While I am totally over the moon about my little fur baby, I am also terrified that I am doing a horrible job of taking care of him, about five days into adopting him.

Am I really doing that bad a job? No, but it feels that way because I care so much.

I grew up living with and taking care of dogs. I don’t have any previous experience with cats. But I wanted to give it a try and looked into a adopting a pet that would give me company when I was at home.

Because I care so much about creating a safe and happy environment for this little cat, I am beginning to lose sleep at night. I stress out that he’s getting into trouble when he’s up in the middle of the night.

I’m not entirely sure what he’s doing when I’m at work, and I generally care too much about making sure that he’s happy (even though his constant purring tells me that he is).

My point is, when you care so much about someone or something that it turns into caring too much, it can start to become a source of stress for you.

It’s important to find those healthy boundaries between you and the things you care about, otherwise you’re going to start resenting the things you care most about.

While it’s certainly not a bad thing to have a huge, caring heart, think about what you’re focusing most on. If you care about another person, there’s only so much you can control, right? You don’t want the person you care about to feel like you’re trying to control their life simply because you care about their well-being because all that’s going to do is drive them away.

And while you can’t always be there for your pets, you can create a space for them you know is safe and fun so that when you’re at work or out with friends, you’re not worrying yourself sick over whether your pet is okay. Take it from me - it’s very easy for things that are your responsibility to take over your life in an unhealthy way.

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And while I’m not suggesting you take a break from your cat, work, or girlfriend because it’s a good idea for you both to enjoy some independence, remember that there’s things that you can control and things you can’t. Boundaries are hard to set (trust me), but they’re vital when life starts to feel overwhelming.

Boundaries look different for everyone, but they often include making time for self-care, learning how to say no, and asking for help when you’re struggling.

Even though some zodiac signs never wear their emotions on their sleeve - and always look like they have things under control - we all deal with the stress of caring so much about the things and people we love.

These few zodiac signs below are just a bit more honest about it. Here are the zodiac signs who care too much, according to astrology.

1. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus cares most about creating a welcoming and loving environment for you in his life. It’s almost like he creates a little spot in his heart for you - complete with fluffy blankets and lots of love - specifically for you when he cares about you. How sweet.

As sweet as that is, there are some people who think that Taurus does more than just care a lot about you. Some people think that Taurus can get possessive and care a little too much about what’s going on in your life. While there are certainly times when Taurus can be a bit… much… it’s all in the name of love.

2. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

While it’s true that Cancer cares a lot about the people in his life, he also cares what everyone thinks of him. He’s definitely learning how to embrace his sensitive side a little more every day, but he still has trouble admitting that he can be insecure at times.

Cancer cares a lot (maybe even a little too much) about what other people think of him because he wants people to see him as smart, kind, lovable, helpful - and the list goes on. Every time his insecurity gets the best of him, it makes him second-guess who he is, when all he really needs to do - as cheesy as it sounds - is believe in himself. Confidence is a work in progress!

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3. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo is the micromanager of the zodiac. He is the one who cares WAY too much about everything because everything matters to him. And when something is important to Virgo, you will never hear the last of it from him.

So, why does Virgo cares so much about everything? Because he works so hard for everything in his life to be perfect. And every mistake - and really, every decision - he makes must be replayed and reworked in his head until he can figure out his next move. Honestly, all we know about Virgo is that he cares way too much. Everything else is just his own internal process.

4. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra cares the most about putting his best foot forward. He’s a very social creature, so meeting new people isn’t uncommon for him. What’s different than just any other zodiac sign meeting new people, however, is that if Libra stumbles over his words or makes a lame joke in front of someone he just met, he’ll be thinking about it for the next year.

First impressions are everything to Libra. He wants people to see just how hard he tries to put his best self out there. He cares so much because this is who he is. Wouldn't you want to out your best foot forward in every single situation, too?

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5. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio tends to put walls up when he gets his feelings hurt or when he’s working through some tough emotions, but it’s not because he doesn’t care. It’s actually because he cares too much. As a water sign, he is one of the most caring zodiac signs (along with Pisces and Cancer). He might not always know how to put into words what he’s feeling, but he’s definitely feeling it.

Scorpio cares too much because it’s in his nature to put his everything into a situation or person. Scorpio never half-asses anything, so if he has to be accused of caring too much or being too involved in a situation just for people to know that something is important to him, then so be it.

6. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces is a very intuitive zodiac sign who is very sensitive to other people’s emotions. He often has a hard time setting healthy boundaries with the people he loves because he doesn’t ever want them to think that he doesn’t care.

Pisces cares too much because it’s second nature for him to take on everyone else’s suffering and stress onto his shoulders. If he could help everyone in the world in some way or another, he would.

Instead, he puts all of his energy into making the people in his life happy, even if it means being accused of caring too much about others and not enough about himself. Hey, Pisces is just a very selfless kind of person.

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.