How Each Zodiac Sign Mentally Exhausts Themselves

Their brain power is spent.

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Mental exhaustion is triggered by different things for different people. And if we weigh the power of astrology against our individual personality traits, there are certain things the zodiac signs do that exhausts them mentally.

If you’re mentally exhausted, you may be feeling burned out. You just can’t take another thing going wrong, or you don’t have the concentration to fix a problem. With burnout, you’re not just mentally exhausted — you’re physically exhausted as well.


When we’re parents or we have high-pressure jobs, or both, we can become mentally exhausted. But instead of taking time to decompress, we keep going, which can be extremely bad for your health. You’ve got to re-charge or you’ll be mentally depleted and will need even longer to recover.

Sometimes, the best thing you can do to ensure that you won’t become mentally exhausted is to learn how to say “no” — not just to other people, but to yourself. Don’t overschedule yourself or agree to do too many things.


ARIES (March 21 - April 20)

Aries get mentally exhausted when they have too much going on. While Aries are a very capable sign with a lot of energy, there are times when they just have too much going on. And they get overwhelmed and mentally exhausted.

It's more about placement; the last thing in a long list of physical and mental demands that have been placed on them. They could be in a conversation and the other person doesn't get right to the point, or it could be a broken cell phone. Whatever it is, Aries is done and doesn't have the capacity to figure out a solution.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus are stubborn and they refuse to give in once they've made a stand. This is exhausting in and of itself, but add time in and you've got mental exhaustion. They don't give up, even when it's in their own best interest.


Taurus will not tolerate being ignored or dismissed as not knowing what they're talking about, so they're going to keep at it until the other person gives in and agrees. They don't seem to understand the toll it takes on them.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are good at talking themselves out of a tough situation. The problem is that some of those situations are tense and they raise Gemini's stress levels.

Having to use so much brain power and acting as if they're in complete control is exhausting and takes a lot out of Gemini. Also, talking to people who have a gloom and doom attitude and who talk too slowly make their brain tired.


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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers get mentally exhausted by being too empathetic. People come to Cancer because they know they're good listeners and that they understand. However, Cancer individuals tend to sympathize to such an extent that they feel the same emotions almost as deeply as if it happened to them.

In addition to other people's feelings, they have a ton of their own, so they can get overwhelmed by so much emotion that there's no energy left.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leos tend to want to control everything and everyone around them. Unfortunately, when you're a control freak, you tend to over-extend yourself mentally. Leos can't solve all the problems in the world, and when they try, they get mentally exhausted.


Leo may not always be aware of it, but when they try to change other people or try to predict what they're going to do, it brings a lot of unnecessary stress into their life. They need to loosen up on trying to control everyone.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos get mentally exhausted by all the worrying they do. They overthink things they did or said that may not have received the reaction they wished for, and they tend to be hypercritical about themselves and sometimes other people.

Aiming for perfection all the time is mentally exhausting and frustrating because there's no way to achieve perfection. Virgo is one zodiac sign who needs to give themselves a break without worrying so much about it.


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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Trying to make the right decision and/or doing the right thing is mentally exhausting for Libra. They can't make a spontaneous decision and then live with the consequences. No, Libra has to weigh the pros and cons of every option and look at the big picture.

When they eventually make a decision, that doesn't signal the end because Libra must work through feelings of regret that they made the wrong choice. What should have been a simple decision becomes a mentally exhausting ordeal.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios tend to be brooders; they take a real or imagined hurt and think on it. They tend to be mysterious, so they rarely talk about their feelings, which causes them to intensify.

If Scorpio doesn't deal with their feelings, especially feelings of jealousy or betrayal, in a rational and mature way, they can morph into thoughts of revenge and payback. The darker Scorpio's thoughts become, the more exhausting.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarians tend to get mentally exhausted from anxiety. Sagittarians want to be stress-free and be independent without ties, but there are times when anxiety comes into their lives.


It's challenging for Sagittarius to deal with their anxiety, and sometimes they just try to ignore it and hope it goes away. So, when they finally focus on their anxiety, it's a huge, unruly monster and can make them feel overwhelmed and exhausted.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Work can cause Capricorn to become mentally exhausted. If their job keeps them under constant pressure to outperform their co-workers, it can create an environment of toxic stress.

It's not like Capricorn to give up when things get challenging; it actually makes them work harder. But when you work without breaks or any kind of downtime, you will become mentally exhausted. The worst is when Capricorn is mentally spent but they still continue working.


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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarians have a need to save the world and everything in it, and they're constantly working to do what they can. The thing is when the Aquarius individual looks at everything that's wrong with the world and everything that needs to be done, they get mentally exhausted.

It's too big a problem for any one person to solve, even a superhero. But Aquarius feels compelled to do what they can, even if it's way too much.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

People tend to take advantage of Pisces' selflessness and desire to help. When Pisces feels as if they're being pulled in many different directions and have too much requested of them, they become mentally exhausted.


The good news is that Pisces knows how important it is to de-stress and take a break from the demands put on them. In order to replenish themselves, they need rest and relaxation.

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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.