Everyone feels anxious from time to time, but are some signs especially prone to worry?
Here’s how anxious each sign really is, together with an overview of what stresses them out:
You’re probably too busy to dwell on your problems.
On the other hand, because you take on so many projects and like to keep busy, you find yourself overwhelmed unless you take care to schedule your many commitments.
You have an impatient streak, so being forced to wait for anything drives increases your stress levels.
Taureans have an enviable reputation as a laid-back star sign.
Other people probably compliment your relaxed personality.
Most of the time, you handle the ups and downs of everyday life with grace and dignity.
However, financial worries and family issues can make you highly anxious.
Geminis are creative multitaskers who thrive on new ideas.
Unfortunately, if you were born under this sign, your active imagination can land you in trouble.
Geminis are vulnerable to anxiety because they are excellent at conjuring up any number of scenarios.
To master your anxiety, you need to learn how to stay in the present moment.
Your sign is associated with the home, and going beyond your comfort zone can make you highly anxious.
As a sensitive sign, you are liable to become stressed out and upset when a close relationship runs into trouble.
Any disruption to your domestic routine can make you worried.
If you were born under this sign, you probably don’t experience much anxiety in day-to-day life.
Leos are renowned for their resilient personalities, and believe in their own ability to conquer obstacles.
However, the thought of being rejected scares them, and they get anxious when they aren’t given the chance to air their needs and opinions.
Virgos are perfectionists.
If you are a Virgo, you’ll know this trait is both an asset and a liability.
Because you like to plan everything down to the last detail, you manage to avert a lot of stress.
On the other hand, when factors beyond your control spoil things, you rapidly find yourself spiraling into anxiety.
If you’re a Libra, your first priority is to keep everyone happy.
Although this makes you popular, your tendency to cast your own needs aside to serve others often causes you a lot of anxiety.
You place a high value on justice, and merely hearing about cruelty and abuse is enough to make you stressed, sad, and anxious for hours.
Scorpios are intense, but not particularly anxious.
However, because this sign is prone to jealousy, they can become distressed quickly if their romantic relationships start to falter.
If you are a Scorpio, you may have noticed that it’s hard for you to let go of jobs, partners, and friends.
Dwelling on your losses will only increase your anxiety.
Famously open-minded and easygoing, Sagittarians are usually relaxed.
However, because this sign is reluctant to be tied down, they can become anxious at the thought of committing to a job or relationship.
If you are a Sagittarius, feeling trapped will give you panic attacks.
Capricorns like to be in control.
If you were born under this sign, others might even think you don’t have the capacity to feel anxious. Unfortunately, you are vulnerable to status anxiety.
You are scared of living up to impossible ideals, and feel lost when your peers appear more successful than you.
A deeply caring sign, you feel worried if you can’t help those around you.
Unless you learn to detach and maintain appropriate boundaries, you could find yourself fretting about other peoples’ behaviors.
You will probably have to deal with moderate anxiety for much of your life.
You are ready and able to analyze your own emotions, and you believe that self-evaluation is the best path to change.
In theory, this approach should help you devise self-help strategies that work for you.
Unfortunately, Pisceans are particularly prone to anxiety because they tend to get lost in their inner world.
Everyone needs to learn how to manage anxiety
Anxiety is helpful in small doses.
It encourages us to take action, and alerts us to problems in our lives.
Unfortunately, if left unchecked, it can damage your physical and emotional health.
Whatever your sign, mastering the art of stress and anxiety management is important for your wellbeing.
Regular exercise, eating a diet based around whole foods, keeping in touch with close friends, and practicing mindfulness have all been proven to promote good emotional health.
If your anxiety is getting out of control, ask your doctor to refer you to a therapist.