The Most Stressed Zodiac Signs, Ranked (And What Stresses Them The Most)

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Last updated on Aug 24, 2022

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Stress. Ah yes, good old stress. Can't live with it, and the most stressed zodiac signs can't ever seem to get away from it.

Major stressors include money, love, appearance, deadlines, and, of course, acceptance from others. What stresses us out differs from person to person, and a whole lot of that rides on which zodiac sign we are born under — as well as just how well (or poorly) you tend to deal with that stress.


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Here are the most stressed zodiac signs, ranked — as well as what stresses each sign out most.

1. Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Most stressed zodiac sign

What causes stress for your typical Gemini is having to make a decision. They will go over their options again and again, and still won't be able to decide, and while everyone around them frets and whimpers in hope of a grand decision, Gemini feels the pressure and caves to the stress time and again.


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2. Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Not getting what they want instantly stresses Aries out. This is the kind of stress that immediately gets processed as nervous, twitchy, sweaty nail biting, as Aries rarely can deal well with having to wait.

Patience is not a virtue with this bunch, and when Aries pulls an all-nighter, it's always about the stress caused by impatience.

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3. Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

If Virgo doesn't get in the last word, which is usually highly insulting and abrasive, they stress it out for days on end. Virgo is only happy when they step on someone else, and if they don't get to read you the riot act, they begin to stress majorly. To relieve that stress, they'll just find someone else to beat up.


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4. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio stresses out when they are accidentally thought of as something less than what they believe they are. For example, if you told a Scorpio woman that she's pretty, she'll spend the rest of the day wondering why you didn't call her "gorgeous" instead, and that will wreak havoc on her stress levels.

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5. Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Being contradicted stresses Leo out. Leo can be kind, gregarious, and friendly, but they absolutely cannot stand when anyone challenges their thinking; it makes them feel conflicted because, on one hand, they want to be kind, and on the other hand, they want to rip you to shreds. The torn feeling is what gives them enormous stress.


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6. Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Someone's keeping tabs on just about everything, and Capricorn is the one who's got it all on record. They watch your every move, but what causes them the most stress is when you hide something from them, and then it's all they want to know. Not having access to stalk your social media or spy on you is a huge stressor for the goat.

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7. Libra (September 23 - October 22)

You'd never guess how stressed Libra is until you get to know them. There you'll see that their ability to lie through their teeth is also what keeps them keeping score. When you lie as often as Libra does, you have to keep track of your fibs, and this is a massive source of stress for Libra.


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8. Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers don't like being away for too long, and when they find themselves lost on the road or unable to return to their homes easily, they stress out big time. Cancer is a homebody, and leaving the home is fine... as long as it's not for too long a period of time.

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9. Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

What stresses Aquarians out is self-doubt and an inner feeling that they'll never be any good at anything — except maybe causing trouble. They self-sabotage all the time because they don't believe in themselves, and this causes them all intense stress.


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10. Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Not knowing stressed Taurus out. Talk about wild imagination! Taureans will imagine all the worst-case scenarios one after another if they don't have solid facts in front of them. Stress turns into a need for relief, which is why many of them turn to indulgent habits to relieve the tension. 

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11. Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Doubt a Sagittarius and you'll give them all the stress they'll need for a lifetime, but thanks to their optimism, Sagittarius is amongst the least stressed zodiac signs. Sag is the eternal doer of all things; they're talented mostly and if you even think to question their ability, they will go into a tailspin of stress — not because they believe your doubt, but because you don't believe in them.


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12. Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Least stressed zodiac sign

Disorder makes Pisces crazeballs. They like their family in order, their friends in order, their romance in order, and when even the slightest little bit goes wrong, it sends them into spasms of stress.

However, water sign Pisces is typically a pro at going with the flow and knowing how to channel their stress appropriately.

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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.