6 Morbid Zodiac Signs With An Unhealthy Interest In Death, According To Astrology

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6 Morbid Zodiac Signs With An Unhealthy Interest In Death, According To Astrology

My mother and I have a way of speaking to each other in very morbid, almost shocking ways. We easily speak of death — hers, mine, people we know. It's as if speaking so easily of death and morbidity makes things lighter, easier to handle.

Perhaps it's akin to nervous laughter; it's not funny but we're laughing anyway. What's interesting is that it is funny, in the same way that one laughs at horror movies.

And sometimes it's not about being funny or being lightweight; sometimes being morbid, saying morbid things and just thinking in a morbid way is more interesting than other ways. Being morbid, or having a morbid sense of humor, is kind of like mastering one's fears. If we laugh at the horror, maybe death itself won't seem so scary. 

The morbid zodiac signs in astrology are naturally this way, though some make an art form of their strange and sometimes disturbing interests.

We are born to die — that is our destiny, no matter what we believe. Death looms over us all of our lives, and for some it's pure terror, while for others it's something to live with; knowing and accepting the inevitable.

Making light of death is something we do out of fear, and how we do it, how we reduce death to something we can deal with... well, that can be pretty morbid stuff. We laugh to forget that we are afraid.

So, which 6 signs of the zodiac are the most morbid?

1. Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Libra was born with a fascination for both death and horror. Being morbid, to them, means collecting memento mori, reminders of the death that awaits. They are horror movie fanatics who often times make fun of the most serious topic: death.

They love to wear skulls and goth clothes, but they take it a step further. They are collectors, so don't be surprised if you see a glass case with a human skeleton or skull within. They are big on keepsakes, like severed fingers and mummified babies from ancient Egypt. Whatever you do, don't ask to see what's in their basement.

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2. Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

when your sign is called "cancer," you can't help but come with a built-in sense of dreadful humor. Cancers like their security, which means that whenever they are in a place where security isn't promised, they tend to let their imaginations run wild. That means paranoia and constant death fantasy.

They project horrible deaths for themselves as a past time; it gives them a degree of comfort to design their own demise. Imagining a painful, agonized death is always on their "to do" list, because it somehow makes them feel better. They take back their power this way, and it soothes them.

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3. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Being morbid isn't just fun for Scorpio, it's fashion, art, music and culture. They live and thrive in morbid circumstances. you'll find Scorpios picnicking in cemeteries and having sex on graves.

They love to come across as threatening; they want you to think twice before drinking down that glass of wine they just poured you. Is it poison? It probably isn't, but dying isn't the point here — it's about coming across as if your death would give them a teeny little thrill, which it would, but not half as much a thrill as it is to watch you worry.

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4. Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

They've got both morbid curiosity and morbid black humor going for them. You'll see Virgos working in funeral homes; death follows them everywhere, and they follow it right back.

Virgo loves to dress in black and challenge all those who balk at them, mainly because Virgo is an individual who simply doesn't care what anyone thinks of them, so they will say the most disgustingly morbid things just to upset others. For Virgo, death is Comedy Central.

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5. Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Being so clever and insightful, Aries looks at life from a very different perspective. They see the beauty in tragedy and the fragility of our living state. They feel the fear of death, most especially because if there is any sign that feels immortal, it's Aries.

This fear of death is their platform for morbid laughter. They do not withhold the details when they go into one of their death-fear conversations. Aries is the one who will jump into the casket and flip the lid open, shouting, "Surprise!" to the crowd of horrified onlookers.

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6. Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

This is the morbid goth of the zodiac. Being that they already don't care what you think of them, they are prone to dress in a way that makes one only think of death. They are the zodiacal zombies, walking around in their dark garb, depressed and writing death notes in their head, that they will set to music later on.

As entertainers and performers, they would like to die on stage, in the spotlight. They have a morbid fascination with their own death and spend may years of their lives imagining who will come to their funeral, which will be a pyre, built on to a small boat, set out to sea.

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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.