What Each Zodiac Sign Is Most Paranoid About

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The Most Paranoid Zodiac Signs And What They Are Suspicious About, According To Astrology

Paranoia, big destroyer — The Kinks knew this back in the early days of rock and roll. I'm not sure you can be alive and not know the feeling of paranoia. Such an insidious thing. Is someone talking about me? Is the government watching my every move? Am I being robbed while I don't even know it? Did I just ingest poison? Are all the monsters on Maple Street out to get me? Gah!

Sometimes, for the paranoid zodiac signs in astrology, especially, the feeling is tailor-made; it's a thing created out of our own greatest fear. And sometimes, it's just the flavor of the times, the "zeitgeist" of the day.

We are presently living during some very trying times here on earth. It's hard to adopt a perfectly blissful, risen attitude. So hard, in fact, that if there's something to be paranoid about, we throw ourselves into it head first.

Paranoia is not an equal opportunity mental assault, however; we all come with our own fine-tuned version of what makes us feel this way. Paranoia undermines us; makes us doubt our environment and our own judgement. According to our zodiac sign, our paranoias tend to range in personal experience.

Here's a list of what each zodiac sign gets paranoid about.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Not being in control. Nothing is a worse feeling for Aries than not being able to control their environment. Whether it's the people in it, or the environment itself, the lack of control works poorly on Aries.

They start to second-guess themselves, which is ruinous for this strong sign. An Aries paranoid fantasy is to hold a gathering in which no one attends. That will eat at an Aries' ego and make them contemplate their own self-worth.

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Not being number one. It's funny, because we don't always think of Taurus as the sign that needs to be number one, yet in their heads that's the only way to be.

Taurus wants to be your number one person. Should you even slightly deviate from this pattern, they will come down so hard on themselves, believing that their days of goodness are over, and that all is now lost forever.

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Commitment. Gemini cannot commit and the idea of it makes them literally run for the hills in paranoia. "What if I have to... try? What if they want something from me?"

Gemini is so unwilling to share of themselves that when confronted with the idea of having to, they implode with terror. The idea of scheduling, planning or committing to an idea makes them shriek in pain and paranoia.

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Everything. They are afraid of everything and paranoid of being caught in that fear. They'd like for us all to perceive them as stoic rocks of integrity and wisdom, when indeed they are scared to death to even walk outside of their house.

Cancer naturally assumes they will get sick if they walk in the cold, and achey if they stay inside. They are paranoid about getting sick.

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Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Leo is insanely paranoid about not being liked. They go through their lives assuming everyone on the planet is just madly in love with them — for their charm, their looks, their warmth and friendliness.

But put a Leo in a room where no one knows who they are, and you end up with a really freaked out zodiac sign, strung out on paranoia and self-doubt.

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Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo is the big over-thinker, and when you ruminate and over-process everything that goes in and out of your brain, you end up paranoid about the tiniest of things. Virgo will sweat a bill coming in; they will get in their car and imagine a car crash and how much it will cost them.

Finances plague Virgo, and if there's anything that takes the paranoia and puts it on full blast, it's financial anxiety. The do envision the "poor house."

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Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Being caught in a lie. When Libra starts a new lie, it's usually elaborate and must be maintained for the duration of the con. Libra is a very good con artist, but that leads to all kinds of complex paranoia: what if your partner (also known as "the mark") is on to your lies? How will you lie your way out of it?

It's the way it is with all liars: you have to keep your story straight, take notes, make sure you don't slip up, because if you do slip up, it's an avalanche of paranoia that follows.

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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Pushing someone too far. Scorpio doesn't know when to stop, and sometimes they really push too far. They don't want the rejection that is bound to come from their actions, so when they get their first hint (ex: Stop telling me what to do, Scorpio!), they tend to withdraw into paranoid fantasies of how they'll be left behind.

They will push a person out of their lives by being annoying, and then they'll worry for days how it all came to be.

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius rolls through life basically paranoia-free, until middle age hits. And then, they lose their minds.

That carefree, ignorant bliss that glides them along through their younger days seems to meet its match in gut wrenching paranoia, all due to the wake up call that life isn't free and that they need to actually take responsibility for things.

Paranoia in a Sagittarius is all about having to become an adult, even years after being an adult.

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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Disorganization gone crazy. This is the nightmare scenario of all Capricorns. They envision the unraveling of all neatly planned things. Like some kind of chaos theory run rampant, Capricorn will take time out just to imagine horrific scenes of undoing: plans gone haywire, lists out of order... bad grammar! 

If you want to throw a Capricorn into a tailspin of paranoia, write them a letter and misspell all the important words.

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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius is quite paranoid about not having a choice. It's like a tight box they imagine themselves in, and the only way out is through some choice they're given as to whether or not they get to leave.

They cannot stand the inauthenticity of agreeing to something that bugs them. They need choice, offerings, difference. If they are stuck in a place where they have no choice, they will cause damage, because they cannot stay in the paranoia of not having a choice.

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Pisces (February 19 - March 10)

Being alone. The idea of solitude, being alone or privacy just doesn't work well on the Pisces mind, and if they are left alone for too long, they start imagining that they've been abandoned — forever.

It's never just an easy outcome for Pisces, it's always the worst, and when it comes to paranoia, they don't just stop with dismay; they work that paranoia all the way until they convince themselves they are alone because they are miserable, worthless people.

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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.