5 Zodiac Signs Who Can Handle High-Stress Situations

You want them around in a crisis.

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Everyone has stress and conflict in their everyday lives, but how we handle it the best way to overcome it. You can always learn how to relieve stress, but sometimes, it can become a crisis.

Not everybody can deal with stressful situations, and when you’re in one, it’s helpful to have someone who can keep a cool head and take control. That way, you can find stress relief and calm down.

The relaxed zodiac signs in astrology are more likely to be able to deal with high-stress situations. And it’s their presence that contains a crisis so things don't escalate or get worse.

When things don’t go according to plan and the stress builds, some people can get emotional or start to panic. They need someone to help them to focus and stay calm because they're too overwhelmed to do it for themselves.


On the other hand, those who can remain calm during high-stress situations are able to think on their feet, stay calm but alert, and prevent others from doing things to make the situation worse. People who are natural leaders tend to be good in high-stress situations because they’re able to put aside their own wants and needs for the sake of others.

1. Leo (July 23 - August 22)


There are many reasons people look to Leos to lead them: they have strong leadership skills, they know how to face problems head-on, and they can handle high-stress situations. Leos can keep their cool and their sense of humor when things get tense.

Having a sense of humor and knowing when it's the right time to inject humor into a tense situation is key. Leos know the appropriate time for humor and when it's best to stay serious. They have an urge to help people, and that comes out in highly stressful situations.

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2. Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)


It's very helpful to have a Capricorn around in a high-stress situation. They're wise, patient, and won't take any kind of action that might make the situation even worse. Capricorns tend to look for the things they can control rather than the things they can't.

Capricorns know it's a waste of energy and time to try to control the uncontrollable things. They react calmly and logically, and their presence has a positive effect on everyone involved. 

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3. Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Taureans are calm, steady, and you can count on them when you're in a tense situation. They're not going to do anything impulsive or foolish, as every move they make is going to be well-thought-out and strategic.


Taurus is known for their willingness to help anyone in need, and that generosity of spirit can be perfect in a high-stress situation. Taurus helps others to stay calm and not do anything to escalate the tension. They aren't going to give up when things get hard; once committed, they'll see it through until there's a resolution.

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4. Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are very sharp and can see things that other people might miss. When in a high-stress situation, Geminis look at the big picture and take actions that are two or three moves ahead. They play the long game and don't look for quick fixes that may momentarily help but don't have any lasting benefits.


They are fantastic communicators, and their talents and abilities as mediators and negotiators can be crucial for resolution. Geminis tend to make any situation better with their presence, and this holds true with stressful situations as well as easy-going social events.

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5. Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)


A high-stress situation is where Aquarius' ability to detach becomes an asset. They know how not to take things personally or get too emotionally involved to be helpful. They can remain aloof while becoming aware of the surroundings and seeing what can be utilized to solve the stress.

If employees have their needs met and the work environment has become toxic, Gemini is able to get both parties to communicate and help them find answers that work for both. Aquarians are all about innovation and problem-solving.

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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.