5 Zodiac Signs Who Are Overly Cautious When It Comes To Love

They won't let themselves get hurt again.

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Are you cautious in relationships, or do you think you are the right amount of careful and guarded? If it seems like all your relationships have ended in painful ways, you’re probably hesitant to go through the anguish of a relationship gone wrong. 

When you’ve experienced heartbreak, even if it was only once, you may make it difficult for yourself to be open enough to fall in love. When you’re afraid of being hurt again, you put up walls, look for warning signs, and are picky when speaking to a new person.


Some zodiac signs in astrology are more vulnerable than others, and they may make it difficult for others to get close to them. While others are less sensitive and have more of an ability to brush something off, the overly cautious zodiac signs take more time than usual.

You can be wary, but there are people who are too guarded. You don’t want to be so careful that you deprive yourself of any and all romantic connections. The best thing to do is to be aware of things, listen to your instincts, and proceed with caution.


1. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

If Taurus could, they'd do a background check on anyone that has the potential to be in their life. They are very careful about who they get involved with and they don't want anything coming up that's going to surprise them in a bad way.

However, even if someone looks good on paper, that's no guarantee Taurus is going to embrace them into their lives. They will check further, find out as much as they can, and then think long and hard about if they want to get involved with that person.

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2. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces can be pessimistic, and if you're always looking on the dark side of things, you're not going to be in any hurry to throw yourself into a new relationship. They are sensitive artist types, and sometimes they'd rather direct their energies to their work than expose themselves to emotional hurt and upheaval.


Pisces will tell themselves the person is all wrong and they're not interested anyway, even if all Pisces is going on is their feelings and instincts.

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3. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns tend to be overly cautious about almost everything. To them it's being prepared; to others, it's overkill. Capricorns are practical enough to know that not everybody is as they seem, so they just assume that no one is, and they find out everything they can about someone before interacting with them.

Sometimes it can take a long while for them to be satisfied enough to proceed with a first date. Capricorns are thorough and guarded.


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4. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

It's in Virgo's nature to be cautious, and they don't think the massive amounts of research and internet deep-dives they do are anything out-of-the-ordinary. Virgos believe if you think about things carefully before you take action, the outcome is better for it.

It's not that Virgo expects perfection (well, maybe a little), they just don't want to be caught unguarded when the truth comes out. They would rather know the sad history of a potential partner upfront before they take the first step towards a relationship.

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5. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer remembers all too well the time they gave their heart to someone only to have it given back to them bloodied and in pieces. Cancer doesn't want to have to go through yet another painful breakup and the long recovery period that goes with that.

It may seem as if Cancer is being overly cautious, but to them they're preventing themselves any undue heartache. They hate making the wrong decision and the regret that comes with it, even if that means missing out on the right person.

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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 or and her Instagram.