Why Each Zodiac Sign Neglects The Important Things In Life

They get their priorities all mixed up.

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We sometimes get so caught up that we ignore the important things in life. We want to do well in our careers, make money, and build up our financial foundation, but when we’re so focused on work, we forget connection, downtime, and the basics such as eating healthy, drinking water, and getting enough sleep.

The neglectful zodiac signs in astrology do just this. They don't make the important things a priority, and it takes a toll. 

The important things in life aren’t just money, career, and safety — there are things like your health, your growth, and travel that are just as crucial to your life. You might not think that being creative would be a vital component of your life, but it is.


Creativity keeps your brain sharp like a good workout, and expressing yourself in creative ways helps with stress and feeling good. But here’s why each zodiac sign neglects the important things in life.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries may miss out on the important things in life because they're impatient. If something takes longer than they have the patience for, Aries will miss out. They tend to be impulsive and like things to be fast.


On a small level, it could be waiting for something to cool before drinking it; on a grander scale, it could be trying to grow a garden and getting frustrated because things take so long.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus work hard and need downtime, but sometimes, they forget the importance of having purpose in their life and they neglect it.

If all one is doing is working, socializing, and sitting on the couch, the less they're going to be setting goals, researching opportunities, and/or focusing on what they need to do to feel fulfilled.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are so busy and always seem to be going somewhere or doing something, and they neglect their health. Going to the doctor or dentist for a check-up isn't that enjoyable, and Gemini would rather do something fun.

By the time they get around to doing something for their health, it's usually because there's a problem that could have been prevented if they had just gone earlier.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers sometimes neglect their own happiness because they're so busy trying to make sure that other people are happy and doing well. Cancers need to realize that their needs, wants, and desires are important too, and they need to put themselves on the list.


If they do at least one thing a day that's just for them, they'll be less stressed and happier. Compassion is a wonderful quality to have, and Cancers need to show themselves some kindness.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

It may sound difficult to do, but sometimes Leo's life is so full that they neglect romantic love. They can get so caught up in helping people or working on their careers that they put love on the backburner.

They may go on dates, have a great time, maybe even connect, but somehow the second date never seems to happen. If Leo is in a relationship, they may neglect their partner — not out of malice, but because there's just not enough hours in the day.


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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

There are times when Virgos get so caught up in things being perfect that they forget to be grateful. They look for flaws and mistakes they've made instead of feeling gratitude for everything and everyone they have in their life.

Feeling grateful and content doesn't mean you stop trying or you accept less than what you deserve; instead, it gives you a foundation that allows you to grow and thrive even more.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Most Libras aren't big on confrontation or conflict and may spend much of their time trying to avoid them. The problem is that when you hide from something, your world gets a little smaller and your freedom is chipped away.


If you don't go somewhere because you might see someone you had words with, you're taking away your own power. Conflict and confrontation are often necessary for life.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio get focused on their goals to the extent they lose touch with the people in their life that they care about. Nurturing relationships and making sure you connect with family and friends on a regular basis are very important in life.

But if you're in the weeds with other things, you may push those family and friends to the side and gradually forget about them until one day you realize you're alone.


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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius tends to neglect creation. They're very creative and artistic, but Sagittarius has other things that are a higher priority to them such as their careers, travel, meeting new people, and having new experiences.

They know when they've neglected their creative side and they promise themselves they're going to write that book or learn how to blow glass. But it can take a long time before they fulfill that promise. 

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

It's no secret that Capricorns not only work too hard, they spend way too long doing it. When Capricorn is all work and no play, they neglect to take their vacations and holidays. Everyone needs downtime, but Capricorn will forget to take their break or go on a trip somewhere to decompress.


Work is important, but to do their best work, they need relax and have a little fun. Remember, it's the experiences you have that will give you the greatest comfort when you look back on your life.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarians are brilliant and thrive on coming up with ideas and innovations. However, they tend to be mind-focused instead of being equally focused on their body, mind, and spirit.


Aquarians may neglect their spiritual side. While they may be very logical and appreciate a scientific point of view, they still have a spiritual side to them, and when it's not being expressed or nurtured in any way, Aquarius can feel out of balance.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces can get so immersed in a creative project that they may not get enough sleep. It's wonderful to be so committed to creating something, but sleep is a basic need and you need to get enough of it.

Pisces need to be fully cognizant of taking care of their needs while they're in the middle of a time of great inspiration and creativity. Taking care of oneself won't get in the way of expressing your artistic gifts.


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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 and I AM & CO. Check out her website or and her Instagram.