5 Zodiac Signs With A 'Persecution Complex' Who Feel Victimized By The Entire World, According To Astrology

They don't understand why no one has their back.

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When we feel persecuted and like we can’t do anything right, it can be a very lonely and hopeless feeling. 

You may put on a brave face and keep trying to achieve your goals, but it feels as if you’re pushing a boulder up a hill; the minute you pause, that boulder is going to slide right back down and run you over in the process.

For some zodiac signs in astrology, their constant feeling of being victimized falls into a "persecution complex." This means they have an obsessive fear that someone or multiple people are against them.

We all need to feel supported and not alone in the world. But for some people, no matter what they do, they feel like everyone around them isn’t cheering for their success and are instead putting obstacles up in their path. 


You see other people who seem to get everything they want, easily and without much effort on their part, and you ask yourself why they get all the breaks. But attitude has a lot to do with it. You expect people to get in your way, and then when they do it validates your pain and hardship. But when you act as if things are going your way, you have a better chance of positive things happening.

Which zodiac signs feel victimized by the world?

1. Cancer (June 21 - July 22)


Cancers tend to live their lives waiting for the worst to happen. They're equal parts creative and loving, and pessimistic and suspicious. Cancers feel as if they're the ones always doing the giving, and when they need something, no one is there to help them.

There is a definite avalanche-effect that happens in Cancer's life where it's never just one thing going wrong — it's a whole s*** storm of disaster. While they would always be there to help someone else when needed, they don't find the same support when they're in need.

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2. Pisces (February 19 - March 20)


Pisces have a hard time when things go wrong. Instead of looking at the situation objectively, they tend to react emotionally and illogically. They may think their luck is bad and that's why things never work out in their favor. They're sensitive and, at the same, pessimistic.

They expect catastrophe to happen and when it does, Pisces feel like not only are they left alone to deal with it, but elements are in place to actively take them down. Pisces wonder why they always must struggle even for the littlest things that other people take for granted.

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3. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)


Because Scorpios are so sensitive, they feel like the world is against them. They are reluctant to trust people, which can result in them being secretive. It's not unlike Scorpio to isolate themselves when their life is a disaster and no one is willing to help them.

They tend to be suspicious of all authority figures, and even if they needed their help, Scorpio would hesitate before asking for it. They may be brave, but it's exhausting if you don't have anyone watching your back or lending a helping hand.

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4. Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)


When Capricorn thinks the world is against them, they'll bring negativity into every situation or interaction. People may have the best intentions where Capricorn is involved, but if they feel alienated and undervalued, they'll get defensive and push everyone away.

The problem is that Capricorn can be stubborn, so it can be difficult to convince them that people want to help, and that they are supported and loved. Every time something bad happens to Capricorn it just reinforces their negative attitude.

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5. Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos learned a long time ago not to depend on anybody else to help them out, and they've gotten very good at helping themselves. They can be hard to collaborate with because it's difficult for them to believe that anyone would put their best interests above their own.

Virgos tend not to feel lucky because they know that anything they've achieved was from their own hard work, not because anybody tried to help them. They will never assume that things will work out if they don't make it happen themselves.

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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.