Zodiac

Your Biggest Strengths And Weaknesses, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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According to astrology, the date, place, and time your were born plays a big role in your personality.

The placements in your birth chart reveal a lot about who you are as a person as well as your past and even your future direction.

While there are many natal chart placements that go into your personality as a whole, your Sun sign (which is what people regularly refer to as your zodiac sign), provides a look into your strongest and most noticeable traits, including some very common strengths and weaknesses.

Each zodiac sign's biggest strengths and weaknesses

Aries (March 21st - April 19th)

Aries Strengths: As an Aries, you are determined. You are naturally motivated, and it doesn’t take much convincing for you to chase after your dreams. You have a natural confidence about you that attracts others, and it’s contagious.

Aries Weaknesses: As an Aries, you have the tendency to be very short-tempered. Sometimes your emotions get the best of you, and you act on impulse rather than reason. It might cause you to do or say something you don’t actually mean from time to time.

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Taurus (April 20th - May 21st)

Taurus Strengths: As a Taurus, you will go the extra mile for those you love. You are passionate, devoted, and reliable. People go to you for comfort because they know you’re a great shoulder to lean on.

Taurus Weaknesses: As a Taurus, sometimes you find it difficult to compromise with others. You become obsessed or attached to a person or an idea and you have a difficult time letting go of that. You can be stubborn to a fault, which confuses others because of your giving nature.

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Gemini (May 22nd - June 21st)

Gemini Strengths: As a Gemini, you love affection. You enjoy knowing that someone wants you and only you. You are a gentle giant. You have a huge, loving personality and you long to give affection to those who are deserving of it.

Gemini Weaknesses: As a Gemini, you tend to be very finicky and indecisive. You are never able to fully make up your mind. Which causes others to see you as being inconsistent. You’re all over the place with your emotions, ideas, and thoughts. You find yourself constantly changing your mind at the drop of a hat, so others might find it hard to ever take you too seriously.

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Cancer (June 22nd - July 22nd)

Cancer Strengths: As a Cancer, you are a creative soul. Your heart is made of gold. You easily sympathize with those around you. Others trust to go to you for any advice because you are emotionally intelligent. And you are easily able to persuade others into believing anything you have to say.

Cancer Weaknesses: As a Cancer, your emotions often get the best of you. Sometimes you can be overly emotional, meaning that you allow those emotions to destroy your life. As a Cancer, you can be somewhat insecure with yourself, and at times it projects on those you love. Your mood can completely change in a matter of an instant, so it’s hard for others to know exactly what you’re feeling.

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Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd)

Leo Strengths: As a Leo, you are a natural born leader. You were meant to stand out from the crowd and shine brighter than the rest. You are generous and have a huge heart that you love to share with those who mean the most to you.

Leo Weaknesses: As a Leo, you can come across as being arrogant to others. Sometimes even self-centered or egotistical. You find yourself always focusing on your own needs instead of anyone else’s. You like to do everything in your own personal way, and you have trouble being flexible or adjusting that behavior.

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Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)

Virgo Strengths: As a Virgo, you are a hard worker. You’ve worked so hard to accomplish everything that you have. And you are rational You use your practicality to your advantage, therefore you make your reality align with your dreams. And although you are down-to-earth and practical, you still shoot for the stars.

Virgo Weaknesses: As a Virgo, you are overly critical of yourself and of others. You are consistently picking yourself apart, as well as others. You find yourself judging someone based on every little thing you can possibly find wrong. You worry about what people think far too often. And you tend to forget that judging others won’t benefit you in any way either.

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Libra (September 23rd - October 22nd)

Libra Strengths: As a Libra, you are everyone’s best friend. People are drawn to your bubbly, happy personality and your comforting, empathetic nature. People see you as a go-with-the-flow kind of person. And you enjoy being in groups and around a lot of people at all times. You can easily adapt to almost any kind of situation you might find yourself in.

Libra Weaknesses: As a Libra, you are totally non-confrontational. You hate confronting others about anything and hate being the one that’s confronted. You run from it. And tend to sweep things under the rug, where they’re hidden for the time being. As a Libra, you hate making up your mind about basically anything and everything. You’d rather just go with someone else’s decision than have to make your own.

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Scorpio (October 23rd - November 22nd)

Scorpio Strengths: As a Scorpio, you are a true friend. Anyone who is close with you will say that’s true. You are one of a kind. And others find it easy to go to you when they’re in need of emotional support.

Scorpio Weaknesses: As a Scorpio, you are distrusting at times. Others find it difficult to put their trust in you because you always have an alternative motive. You have a jealous streak, which causes a tremendous amount of self-loathing. It’s hard for you to be happy for others when you secretly envy them at the same time.

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Sagittarius (November 23rd - December 21st)

Sagittarius Strengths: As a Sagittarius, you have an excellent sense of humor. You are easily amused. And you love to make other people happy and keep them in good spirits. You can be a goofball. And others admire that about you. You’re an all-around good time and someone that others want to be around.

Sagittarius Weaknesses: As a Sagittarius, you tend to promise others more than you can really deliver. You talk a big game, and sometimes you don’t initiate the action to back up that game. You’re a fan of the ‘instant gratification’ method for just about everything. So you struggle with being patient. To be honest, patience just isn’t in your vocabulary.

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Capricorn (December 22nd - January 20th)

Capricorn Strengths: As a Capricorn, you are self-motivated. You have discipline in your blood. And you’ve coached yourself through life with little to no help from an outside source up until this point in your life. You are known for being the responsible one that always does the right thing, no matter the given circumstances. People admire that most about you.

Capricorn Weaknesses: As a Capricorn, you might come across as being a ‘know-it-all’. And although you might think you do know it all, acting this way gives others a negative impression of who you really are. Sometimes it forces them to believe that you’re condescending and arrogant.

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Aquarius (January 21st - February 18th)

Aquarius Strengths: As an Aquarius, you do not need anyone. You’re an independent soul. And you thrive off the fact that you are able to take care of yourself without any help from anyone else. You’re creative and your ideas are original and inspiring. You have brilliant ideas that others really praise you for.

Aquarius Weaknesses: As an Aquarius, you tend to act as if you have no inner feelings. You come across as being emotionless, even aloof. And you find it hard to show any signs of weakness, which to you means showing emotion. And that’s because you thrive off your independence being your best most admired quality.

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Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)

Pisces Strengths: As a Pisces, you are intuitive. You know what you’re feeling at all times. You can perceive your emotions at all times without having to dig too deep to find them. You are also in tune with the emotions of others around you.

Pisces Weaknesses: As a Pisces, you tend to play the victim, and you’re good at it. You might come across as a sad soul, always showing that as an emotion you’re feeling. You find it hard to put trust in not only other people but in yourself too. Sometimes you get trapped in your own head, and it’s hard for you to look on the bright side.

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Andrea Davis is a YourTango contributing writer.

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This article was originally published at Thought Catalog. Reprinted with permission from the author.