Why Certain Zodiac Signs Become The Bully, Per Astrology

Bullying is one of the most painful experiences in life.

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According to StopBullying.gov more than 70 percent of youth admit to being bullied and 30 percent of students admitted to begin a bully.

Being forced into a feeling of powerlessness can follow you from childhood into adulthood.

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Sometimes a person who has been bullied can become the bully because it feels as though there's no other way to survive. 

If you've ever experienced shame caused by other person, you never forget how someone belittled you and made you feel, and you can never get away from the effects on your self esteem and sense of self worth.

As a child or young adult, you face bullies in school, at the playground, at work, and in your social groups. You may have been put down by a bully or a group of bullies.

When you go somewhere new, you start congregating around other people that are similar to you. So, bullies seem to flock together while the timid, introvert, who is hiding in the background doesn't have so many friends.


The people with an introvert personality type prefer small groups of friends because if there is more than that, it becomes overwhelming for them and again they fade into the background. This means that those who come across as different are targeted by these groups of bullies.

In these bully groups, they each are trying to one-up each other in their bullying. They are trying to come off as tough and better than everyone else. This leads to a group of bullies tearing someone down so much because they can.

And you can just imagine a group of bullies surrounding someone, who may have been physically hurt and is crying because of their actions and the emotional lashing that person has taken from these bullies, laughing and pointing. 

These bullies can make someone feel so small and horrible about themselves that they will do anything to stop it. It sometimes gets to the point where that person has asked for help, but no one seems to care enough to do anything or what has been done truly destroys them and their reputation.


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This can push these victims of bullying to the point of taking their own life or injuring themselves just to make the pain stop for a little while or for forever because they see no other way.

Someone told me recently that everyone has a a threshold of things that they can take and once you go over that threshold. 

That person will not be rational in their decision making. So they will do off the wall things because they are past the realm of sanity since they have been overpowered by people who feel the need to make others feel small so that they feel big.

If you pay attention, you might just pick up on subtle hints the person who needs help is giving, but won't outright say it.


If you notice something strange with your friend or someone in your life, ask them if there is anything they need to talk about.

Even if they are acting weird, ask them and then help them fight off these feelings.

You can help that person just by being there as something they can lean on. You may just be able to help this person grow stronger and widen their threshold so that they are back making rational decisions. 

It's normal to wonder why or how someone becomes a bully. Are they born this way? Do they know what they are doing is wrong?

Even though there is never any excuse for hurting or causing emotional harm to another human being, this could be one of the reasons why people bully, based on a person's zodiac sign. 


ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

An Aries has a short fuse when it comes to anger. Ruled by Mars, you don’t really have any control over your emotions so it is difficult to reign in your anger when you cannot see anything else.

This leads you to being a cruel and physical bully. An Aries will start picking fights with people that are inferior to them. They will start to physically shove others to push them into reciprocating.

There is no possible way to stop an Aries once they have started, there is no way to talk them down.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

A Taurus isn’t one to go looking for a fight or to target someone. The Bull is ruled by the planet of love, Venus. But when their space is violated, they lash out very quickly. A Taurus will confront anyone who challenges them. That’s when their bully streak comes out, and often it's more self-defense or being pushed to a breaking point that triggers their aggression.


GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

A Gemini has a fifty-fifty chance on being a bully. It mostly boils down to their mood on any given day. A Gemini is a people pleaser and will join the most unsavory of groups just to feel like they are a part of something. But when a Gemini bullies others, it's likely to start first with mental and verbal abuse, putting themselves in a place where they have to contribute to the bullying behavior of the group.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

A Cancer would rather keep whatever is upsetting them inside rather than confronting someone. They are passive-aggressive and hate having their personal lives out in the open for everyone to see. So unless a Cancer is truly comfortable, they will not show a bullying side. They do appear as moody, and sometimes the silent treatment is the way the may pressure others into feeling badly about themselves. 

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

A bullying Leo’s traits manifest as a pushy, overbearing jerk, who always wants to be in the spotlight. Ruled by the Sun, they need to feel like they have the limelight. Their competitive nature will cause them to do whatever it takes, unfortunately bullying, to drag down the competition when they feel insecure in their role.


Being a bully is the way that they can assure that they are the sole person in charge and first in line. They never want to be in the limelight and will do anything to achieve that.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

A Virgo is a very snobby bully. Because of their obsessive tendencies, they fixate and hone in on one person and make sure to point out what they dislike about that person.

They are the first one to point out all of your flaws and will beat their victim’s self-esteem into the ground. They will also embarrass this person in front of anyone and everyone.

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

A Libra is not someone who would typically be a bully. You like to try to fix the situation by trying to appease everyone involved, AKA the bully and the victim.


Where you would move into bully status is when you agree more with the bully than with the victim, so you make the truce between the two benefits the bully more than the victim.

But this is a very rare case here. You like to keep everything equal, so you aren’t a normal bully. You’re nicer.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

A Scorpio is a typical type of bully because they are masters of manipulation and intimidation. Ruled by Pluto and Mars, they have heated tempers and are unpredictable.

You love to see how far you can push someone before they cannot take it anymore. A Scorpio is a bully who doesn’t target just one person for very long.


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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21) 

A Sagittarius is a different type of bully. They like to poke fun at others and humiliate their target in front of anyone around them, mainly their peers. A Sagittarius will go to extreme lengths to make someone look and feel stupid.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

A Capricorn can be classified as a self-bullier over bullying other people most of the time. They have a perfection streak so they will beat themselves down if they don’t achieve their larger than life dreams.

When a Capricorn bullies another person, it is because someone has failed them. A Capricorn hates broken promises, disappointment and failure, so they won’t take it lightly if someone does this to them.


AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

An Aquarius is the most common type of bully. Because an Aquarius doesn’t really fit in with anyone and doesn’t have the same experiences, they have a hard time connecting with others on an emotional level.

Also, because an Aquarius is not known for their compassion, so that makes it easier for them to become bullies because when they set their sights on someone and are wanting to put that person down on purpose, they can be very cruel and intimidating.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

A Pisces never, and I mean never, want to upset someone else. Because a Pisces is so aware of other people’s emotions, they don’t want to hurt anyone. They are the ones that would approach a bully to help them work through their problems so they won’t continue bullying.

They want to help, even those who are hurting so much and are taking it out on others. A Pisces really cannot be seen as a bully ever. They will make sure someone feels better.


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Emily Francos is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.