“Chill out. It’s not that big a deal.”
This can be the most infuriating phrase to hear when you’re dealing with stress. Everyone handles stress differently –– and in this case, maybe your Zodiac traits can affect how you cope with tough times.
Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th)
Two very different planets rule Aquarius equally: chaotic Uranus and Saturn, the planet of structure. Although Aquarius is resourceful enough to always think two steps ahead, this air sign also has a quirky, rebellious nature. This causes you to always worry about money, whether you’re worried about your retirement plan or if the spur-of-the-moment 4am food delivery was worth it.
Pisces (February 19th-March 20th)
Your empathy for others runs so deep that it can almost hold you back. You get anxiety thinking about what others might be saying about you, and you always wonder if you did something embarrassing or said something accidentally insulting. The truth is, you’re probably spending 10 times more energy replaying an incident in your head than anybody else is thinking about it.
Aries (March 21st-April 19th)
The holidays are not a relaxing time for Aries. You’re overly excited when you’re planning the best surprise party or finding the perfect present, even if you’re only in a competition with yourself. This can be a good kind of stress –– just as long as you’re able to relax when it counts. You don’t want to miss saying “I do” on your wedding day because you’re too busy wondering if the bridesmaid dresses are the right shade of blue.
Taurus (April 20th-May 20th)
When everyone else had “senioritis” during their last year of high school, you were too busy worrying about what came next. Life changes can be scary, but for a Taurus who loves to be grounded in her domestic sector, they can be downright emotionally crippling. Although a big move or a job change is stressful, just know that they become easier with time.
Gemini (May 21st-June 20th)
Gemini understands her loved ones so well that they almost feel like a part of her. Family occupies your mind more often than others. You might wonder if you’re keeping in touch with them enough, or you might take on their worries as your own. Your family members always know that you care about them, whether they’re able to express it the way you do or not. And if you have toxic family members that need some space, maybe it’s time to focus on what you need.
Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd)
Nurturing Cancer might care too much about the people in her life. Your love for your friends and family is unparalleled, but don’t feel obligated to solve their problems for them. Trust in your loved ones to make their own mistakes and you’ll feel less stressed.
Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd)
Leo is confident in her talent and what she wants in life. That’s why she’s so nervous about unforeseen health emergencies. Athletic Leos fear a broken leg right before a big game; artistic Leos hope they don’t lose their voice the night of a performance. You hate being told to rest in bed on an important day.
Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd)
Your analytical nature usually helps you improve, but it’s not so helpful when you obsessively memorize the date you found your first gray hair. Virgos tend to be the most concerned about their personal appearance. Your friends probably don’t even see the so-called “flaws” with your nose, skin, or belly that occupy your mind.
Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd)
Libra yearns for harmony in her life and is especially unsettled by life’s curveballs. While some other signs generally roll with the punches, Libra agonizes of uncertainty. Will you find a job you love? Are you sure you want to get married? Are you making the right decision? Sometimes, letting go is all you can do.
Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st)
Outgoing Scorpio has the strongest relationships with her friends, family, and coworkers. Yet when it comes to love, she feels much less secure. Maybe you’re afraid of commitment, or maybe you haven’t figured out what you really want in a partner. Love seems to feel so complicated for you.
Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st)
Generous, outspoken, and forward-thinking, Sagittarius is an activist at heart and she pays attention to the important issues. With politics seemingly getting more tense –– especially on Facebook and Twitter –– you might feel like you can never sift through the mindless arguments. You might even feel helpless when politicians snipe at each other more than the internet trolls on your newsfeed.
Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th)
Your ambition will give you the edge in your professional goals. However, there will be times when you need to bide your time and wait for the right moment. Capricorn tends to stress over work the most by worrying about promotions, work problems, and finishing all of her tasks to the best of her ability.