Zodiac Signs With *Excellent* Problem-Solving Skills

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zodiac signs with excellent problem solving abilities

For every problem, there is a solution, or some believe. I know from experience that there are some people who, when confronted with some kind of extraordinary problem, will slink into a helpless depression, totally unable to rectify the situation.

These folks are the first to claim victim status. Why bother seeking a solution when it feels so good to indulge in misery and hopelessness?

On the other side of town, you'll find a few zodiac signs, specifically, who are decidedly solution-oriented and have great problem-solving skills.

They believe there is no problem that can't be dealt with, and that all problems are smaller than the person who has them. Solving problems is not just about intellect and patience; it's about survival. It's about making sense of things and bringing them round for realistic approach and solution.

Not everyone has the patience for problem-solving, and that's due to pure laziness and false programming. We fall prey to our own inner fears. We don't think we're worthy of having a solution, so we whine and accept our dark fate. 

Unless, of course, you are someone with excellent problem-solving abilities, and if that's the case, then one of these signs below must be yours.

1. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Although Scorpios can be rather pushy and controlling, they are also super capable of getting the job done, no matter what the job is. And if that job is all about some obstacle, or problem that's holding everything up, Scorpio dissects what works, and what doesn't, and gets right to the problem-solving.

They don't want to spend forever fixing things, and when they do, they like to be thanked profusely for their contribution. They'll fix the problem, but they'll also demand high praise, reviews and a small vile of blood in return.

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2. Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini is quite keen on having things run according to plan, and they have an exceptional insight into how things work mechanically. If something breaks, let Gemini at it — they'll fix whatever is broken.

They are, however, restricted to solving problems of a mechanical nature, and are not all that skilled at solving the problems of a lifetime. Hand them a broken computer and they'll hand you back an excellent, updated version of that same computer. But hand them your personal woes, and they'll shut down before you can get out the second word.

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3. Libra (September 23 - October 22)

People-pleasing Libra feels your pain and your problem, and to show you they care, they will come up with one or two working plans for you to delve into. When they, themselves have a problem, they don't even think of it as a problem — they think of it as an item to check off on a list of things to do.

Problems are small things to Libra; they have patience and determination, and if their problem-solving skills are required, they bring them right into reality. No false hope here, just do the right thing and you'll get the right thing. They are devoted to making the "right thing" happen.

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4. Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer wants everyone to be happy, and this leads them into the place where they're the go-to "shaman" of the gang. Cancer will listen, they will offer guidance, and they will suggest solutions to your problem.

They are not concerned with the outcome of their suggestion as much as they are about being there for you, as a listener and a friend. They have excellent problem-solving abilities in so much as they take their time, they listen well, and they offer down-to-earth solutions.

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5. Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo can only take just so much stress before they go on a crazy rampage, and being that they do not like that rampage, they will cut to the chase immediately. You have a problem? OK, here's what to do about it. They may have very little patience and they may blurt out suggestions and ideas in a rude manner, but they are solution-oriented.

If it's trouble, it can be made into less trouble. If it's not working, it can be made to work. Not with kindness, not with compassion, but with raw energy and a desire to get the job done. No sympathy from Virgo, only getting the problem fixed.

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6. Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Aries not only has the skills to solve the hardest problems, they have the energy to do whatever task is set before them. Aries is not a chaos freak; they like order and they like when all parts function well. Should a problem come up, they only see it as a temporary hindrance; no Aries believes in an ending, only a challenge.

If the quickest way to rectify a situation means they have to travel to Mars and back, tonight, then Aries gets on that spaceship knowing fully well what their mission requires. Aries does not believe in obstacles, only challenges.

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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.