How Each Zodiac Sign Shows Vulnerability In A Relationship

Vulnerability strengthens your relationship.

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Vulnerability is one of the building blocks of a strong and secure relationship. It helps us feel worthy of love and it gives us the freedom to be our real selves. Although vulnerability may feel dangerous, it can be liberating, stopping us from putting up walls and distancing ourselves from our partners.

For the zodiac signs in astrology, being vulnerable in a relationship has endless benefits.

It helps us to love without fear of losing our own sense of self, connects us to our partners, builds trust, and enhances intimacy.


However, being vulnerable still can cause fear, sadness, and anxiety. There’s no way to know for sure if being vulnerable won’t get your heart broken or make things awkward with your partner, but to not try isn’t a good idea; you’re always hiding your true self.

Vulnerability is a powerful tool. It makes us slow down and be present rather than over-scheduling so much that we never spend any time with our partners.

Each zodaic sign shows vulnerability in love and relationships differently, according to astrology. 

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries have a reputation for taking risks and being fearless, so when they are at their most vulnerable, they're talking about their fears. If Aries doesn't trust their partner completely, they can't open up about what really scares them.


Even if they do trust them, they still have to make an effort to be vulnerable enough to be real about the things that scare them.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taureans are at their most vulnerable when they open up, especially when they like shutting down. Taurus can put on a good show and appear like they've got it all under control, so allowing themselves to tell the truth to their partner takes guts.

They are stoic most of the time, but they need to let their vulnerable side come out for their own good and the good of their relationship.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are busy just like everybody else, and their minds tend to go in 10 directions at once. They gets vulnerable in their relationship by slowing down and being present.

Geminis may not know what to do when they're just sitting and listening, but the more they do it, the more comfortable they become. They know it's important their partner feels heard, and they can trust Gemini to be there when they need them.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer gets vulnerable in their relationship when they own up to their past. Maybe they had a lot of relationships, or none at all, but it's still difficult for them to talk about their previous relationships and what went wrong.


Cancers are good at talking about their feelings, but when those emotions are connected to a past relationship, it makes Cancer feel very exposed and a little judged. Opening up about it is an act of vulnerability for them.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

People look up to Leos and expect them to guide them, so Leo feels pressure to look like they've got it all together. This zodiac sign shows their vulnerability in their relationship when they're not afraid to look silly or as if they don't know what they're talking about.

In a way, allowing themselves to look foolish is an act of courage and demonstrates how much trust Leo has in their partner. 


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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo gets vulnerable when they admit they're not perfect and don't have all the answers. Being a bit of a know-it-all and a perfectionist lets Virgo feel like they're in control, therefore showing the reality of the situation can do the opposite and make them feel exposed and out of control.

Virgos are more sensitive than they may let on, and showing their vulnerability to their partner is tough for them.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras like to keep the peace and avoid conflict if they can, so the way they express vulnerability in their relationship is when they say what they really think — not just saying what they think others want them to think.


They don't want to get in trouble with their partner by giving their opinion, but they know that sometimes it's important to speak up rather than hold back.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios are known for being brave, but the times they're bravest are when they're vulnerable. For Scorpio, the most vulnerable thing they can do is sharing their goals, dreams, and passions.

They have various things they want, and some might not make sense to others, but that doesn't mean they aren't important to Scorpio. When they take the chance to share, they're putting themselves out there with the hope that their partner will understand.


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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarians tend to be happy, lively, and funny. For them, their true vulnerability is when they cry in front of their partner. Crying is a great release and it shows their significant other their humanity.

With the safety of their relationship, Sagittarius can express all of their emotions, even the ones that aren't easy or pretty. By being vulnerable, they encourage their partner to be vulnerable too.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

For Capricorn, saying what they want can be an act of vulnerability. This zodiac sign tends to be strong and practical. If they have a problem, they work it out for themselves. If they want something and don't have any idea how to get it, they tend to keep it to themselves.

By admitting what they want, they're letting their partner see a side to them that others aren't allowed to see. 

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarians are comfortable showing people their intelligence, not their emotions. They're most vulnerable in their relationship when they're willing to share their feelings.

They would rather distance themselves than expose their feelings, but keeping their feelings locked away can slowly damage a relationship. Aquarians are as big-hearted as anyone, but only their significant other knows this truth.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces tend to put other people's needs above their own, but when they trust their partner, they're able to get vulnerable and ask for what they want. It may not seem difficult, but it is for Pisces.


There are somethings like emotional support that you can't do for yourself, but for you and your relationship. People aren't mind readers, and if you don't ask you may not get what you need.

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Ruby Miranda is a New Yorker who learned astrology, I Ching and all types of cartomancy and numerology from her crazy, gypsy mother. She currently writes for a wide range of esoteric publications.