The High Maintenance Zodiac Signs In Astrology, Ranked From Most Demanding To Most Easy-Going

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High-maintenance people never think they act this way; rather, they believe they’re just taking care of their own needs. It doesn’t occur to them that the reason they’re never satisfied comes from within, not from other people.

And in astrology, when high-maintenance zodiac signs are in a relationship, it can appear as if their needs are doubled and intensified.

There are some demanding, high-maintenance zodiac signs who are pushy, self-absorbed, and dramatic. It all depends on their personalities.

If you’re one of the high-maintenance star signs, you tend to keep your partner on a tight leash. If they don’t respond immediately to your texts or calls, you can get very upset. You look for the hidden meaning behind everything. If they don’t what you want, it’s clearly because they don’t love you enough.

If you plan things and they don’t go the way you envisioned, it’s your partner’s failure and they’ll have to make it up to you. You can be extremely inflexible when it comes to doing something different than planned.

You can make mistakes and get away with them, but not your partner. Never your partner. You’ll expect an apology (even though you rarely apologize).

So who are the most high-maintenance zodiac signs?

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Find out who can be demanding in their relationships, ranked in order from the most high-maintenance zodiac sign to the most easy-going ones:

1. Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers can be clingy, possessive, and will, at times, feel insecure in their relationships. They are the most high-maintenance zodiac sign.

If their partner doesn't respond right away to their texts, DMs, calls, or emails, they can get very upset, even if their partner eventually answers them back.

Cancer knows that their partner can be in the middle of something or that things can break or need to be recharged, but if they don't hear from them regularly, they can start to panic and doubt the security of the relationship. It's up to Cancer's partner to reassure and calm them down.

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2. Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Leos are all about making grand gestures when showing the one they love how much they care about them. And that's what Leo needs; small gestures don't cut it for them. Leos want big displays of affection and attention.

They know that big, showy overtures aren't in everyone's wheelhouse, but they think that if their partner truly loves them, they should make an effort to know what Leo likes and then do it. If this zodiac sign doesn't get what they want in their relationship, they'll have to instruct their partner.

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3. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios have a definite jealousy streak, and it can be tricky to be in a relationship with them without inflaming that jealousy. They have strong, intense emotions, and they tend to be more comfortable taking action rather than discussing their feelings.

Once they believe they have reason to be jealous, they can be obstinate and not let go of that idea, even if it's clear that it's completely unfounded.

It takes effort to alleviate Scorpio's jealousy and impulsiveness, and calm them down enough so they don't do anything rash.

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4. Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos can be high-maintenance because they want everything to be perfect, which means doing it their way to meet their high standards. It's not unlikely for a Virgo to ask their partner for help and them to complain that their partner isn't doing it right or using the method Virgo would use.

Virgos can be fussy about how they want something done, and it can put pressure on their partner, especially if they're not great about being told what to do. When your partner isn't grateful when you try to help them out, it tends to make you hesitate to help them in the future.

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5. Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Aries can be high-maintenance because they tend to be somewhat self-focused and impatient. If their partner is taking too much time to make a decision or is walking too slow, Aries can get annoyed.

This zodiac sign often has a difficult time responding to texts or calls, may forget to include their partner in their decisions, and can be unnecessarily confrontational.

Aries' partners need to know to not react right away when Aries says something in anger, or it will make the situation worse. Aries don't stay angry for long, so it's best to let their anger dissipate before reacting.

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6. Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarians will impress you when you're in a conversation with them. They're highly intelligent, funny, and they love to talk about many fascinating subjects. However, they can be high-maintenance with their partner when they monopolize every conversation.

This zodiac sign doesn't think of themselves as hogging the conversation; they just have a lot to say, but they tend to get so caught up in talking that they start to do a monologue rather than having a dialogue. It's up to Sagittarius' partner to make their presence known if they want to have their say.

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7. Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

A Taurus can be a bit high maintenance because they want to be treated like a princess. Therefore a Taurus shows their high maintenance side when they need to feel cared for. 

But a Taurus is not high maintenance all of the time. They can be very chill and laid back, but they know how to get the love and attention they want when you are not giving them enough of it. They will let you know when they need more of your attention.

When they don't get the attention they need, they will blame you for not giving them the affection they need and you will be the one that causes their crankiness. 

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8. Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are very hard to please. They are indecisive and they hate having to make decisions. This can lead a Gemini to always blaming you for not doing something when you chose to do one thing over another. They always make it seem like you could have done better. But remember, you cannot read their mind.

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9. Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

A Pisces is not as high maintenance as the others, but they can be needy. They hate when someone doesn't reply in a normal fashion and they will send a double text or even call you because they want to make sure you are ok.

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Pisces are quick to blame themselves and be irrational when a situation has nothing to do with them, so if you are not responding for some reason that has nothing to do with them, they will still jump to conclusions that it is because of them. They need reassurance and constant contact.  

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10. Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius is very independent. Unless they really feel totally unlike themself about someone, they don’t like to be clingy or needy. They don’t require a lot of attention or validation because they know that they can be those things for themself.

Of course, don’t let that convince you that they don’t care because they do — just not as much as other signs. Aquarius is also known for being very aloof, which means that even if they do care and want that attention, chances are they aren’t going to come right out and say it.

Instead, they’ll hope that you read their mind and when you can’t, then they’ll shrug it off and hope you don’t catch on. It’s crazy behavior, but Aquarius would rather be known as low maintenance than ever be labeled needy.

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11. Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Libra is a pretty low-maintenance sign. They tend to take life as it comes, but there are certain times when it can seem like they are more medium maintenance than low or high.

When they really believe in something, nothing can shake them. They will pester you over and over until you listen to them, and become really needy if you leave them hanging for too long.

Libras also love a challenge, but only if they know they’ll be comfortable. Libras don’t always take risks, but they will if they know it’ll pay off in the end. Libras are a very “if, then” kind of person.

If they know it’s better to push through and go after that challenge, they will — otherwise, you can find Libras biding their time until something else comes along that they are into more.

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12. Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn is a very self-sufficient sign who doesn’t need anyone to make them feel the way they make themself feel. Capricorns are also very practical with a good head on their shoulders — if they ever need or want something, they will go out and get it. Capricorns don’t ever want to be the type of person who waits for others to deliver for them when they can do it themself.

Capricorns are also demanding when it comes to themselves only. They don’t care what you do with your life as long as it doesn’t get in the way of their plans and Capricorns don’t expect you to wait on them hand and foot.

A Capricorn is crazy independent — almost too much so — but that’s just the way they like it because they know in the end, they are the only person in their lives that matters most. Therefore, they are the most easy-going zodiac sign.

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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, and Woman's Day. Visit her website or and her Instagram.