The Rule You Set For Yourself (And Then Break), By Zodiac Sign

Why make the rule if you're only going to break them?

What Are Your Double Standards, By Zodiac Sign pexels

What is a double standard? It is a rule that you apply to some people, but not other people.

It is essentially making a rule for a specific type of person but breaking it for someone else.

As people we like to make definitive statements about ourselves.

We say things like, “I read a chapter of my book every night before I fall asleep” or things like “I only wear makeup that is cruelty free” or things like “I work out for an hour every day no matter what.”


This helps us define ourselves and let the people we are talking to know the kind of people we are.

What happens when we break these definitive statements? You go home and don’t read a chapter of your book.

We say to ourselves “Oh I meant only when I get to bed on time” or when we buy makeup that isn’t cruelty free.

“Oh I don’t have 45 dollars to spend on bronzer” or when we miss a work out “Girl, you know I was hungover!”. These little excuses are double standards.

People think that double standards are only when you apply different standards to different people, but it can also apply to times that you apply different standards to different versions of yourself.


Tired you is different than alert you. Broke you is different from Christmas bonus you. Hungover you is different from anyone you’ve ever met before in your life.

These are the double standards we set then don't follow, based on our zodiac signs!

ARIES (March 21- April 19)

Aries love to compete. They love having people who are almost as good as them at something, so they constantly have to fight to win. But this is only fun for an Aries if they are winning.

Aries people HATE to come in second, making them resent the competition all together. Aries people need to be in first place. Always. So while they say they love competition, what they mean is that they love winning competitions.


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TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)

Our Taurus friends are all very practical. They know the right thing to do and they will be sure to do it. They are modest in their actions and do only what needs to be done, they way it needs to be done.

Almost. Taurus love having the top of the line material items to really spice up their wardrobes and homes. Taurus people have a weakness for material possessions, no matter how impractical. A really off-brand trait for a brand hunting bunch.

GEMINI (May 21- June 20)

Geminis are very adaptable. Throw them into any environment and they can adjust themselves. They always figure out what the situation requires of them, social or otherwise, and they deliver.


But Geminis tend to struggle with decision-making. They are about as indecisive as you can get. So as adaptable as they are they struggle adapting to leadership roles.

CANCER (June 21- July 22)

Cancers are one of the most loyal of signs. They stand by their loved ones, especially their families, through thick and thin. They hold them close and protect them from anything that might cause them any harm.

Anything except for themselves. Cancers have a manipulative streak. It isn’t very loyal behavior to mask your intentions to get your way in the sight of the ones who you love.

LEO (July 23 – August 22)

Leos often take on leadership roles. They are great problem solves and are proud of their ability to find the solutions that the people around them need to succeed.


However, Leos also tend to be a bit lazy. Sometimes a problem may arise that needs their attention, and they delegate it to an underling out of sheer laziness, instead of doing what they do best, solving problems.

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VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)

Virgos are very overly critical of everyone around them, and especially themselves. When someone around them is struggling, they are chomping at the bit to tell them how to fix their problem.

But when Virgos get in over their heads, it is challenging for them to ask for help. They expect it from everyone around them, but don’t hold themselves accountable in the same way.


LIBRA (September 23- October 22)

Libras hate confrontation. They will do anything to avoid it. You could spill hot coffee on them, and they will likely apologize to you. However, they are not afraid to stand up for other people. They hate when there is an injustice in the world and they will make their voice heard. As long as its for someone else's benefit.

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpios are calm and cool. Nothing seems to bother them, and they really don’t crack under pressure. The only time that Scorpios break away from this trend is when someone makes them angry.

Scorpios have a violent streak that shoots out of them in random outbursts. It stops being cool when you bawl up your fists during a verbal disagreement.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)

Sagittarius people will do anything to achieve their goals. They truly believe in their ability to get anything done, no matter the size of the task. However, Sagittarius people are also very impatient.


They won’t always put it the quality of work that needs to get done, for the sake of finishing more quickly. So sometimes they don’t reach the finish line, because they missed a few steps.

CAPRICORN (December 22- January 19)

Capricorns are masters of self control. Their impulses have no power over them... except the impulse to be condescending. They love the feeling of superiority that being a know it all gives them! Its the only thing that is too sweet for a Capricorn to resist.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)

Aquarius people love their independence. They truly don’t want anyone to rely on them, and they don’t want to rely on anyone else. They want freedom to do whatever they want whenever they want.

But the thing they hate the most in the world is being lonely. They hate to feel alone. Its okay to be alone by choice, but when they are alone and don’t want to be, it is the worst feeling in the world for our sweet Aquarius friends.

PISCES (February 19 – March 20)

Pisces people are very wise. They have an old-world quality to them, that makes you feel like they hold all of the secrets to the universe. The problem with our Pieces friends is that they are overly trusting.

They will believe anything anyone tells them, even if it seems unwise. Wisdom is all well and good until someone else tells you its unwise.


Kaitlin Kaiser is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.