We all get the blues from time to time. Sadness is an important emotion and part of the human spectrum. It allows us to be thankful for happiness when it occurs but too much of it can be unhealthy. However if we recognize triggers – then it stands to reason that we can develop better coping mechanisms. In order to understand these triggers – today we present – why the signs get sad!
Aries: I’m just not feeling myself today.
Aries does not like being physically unwell or limited due to injury. They make dreadful patients and are poor listeners to medical advice. Consequently they become sad and petulant if not bouncing back to their former fearless self quick enough. Like a caged animal they’ll pine and often require a good therapist and understanding friends to help cope with physical set backs.
Taurus: if I keep smiling no one will notice.
Giving up makes Taurus sad – simply because their stubbornness does not allow for failure. When all their efforts have failed to achieve success and they realize there is no B plan – sadness and despondency take over. This sign is so bull headed they often go around pretending everything is okay – but their erratic behavior will signal a dose of the blues. Let them know you’re there when they are ready to divulge.
Cancer: deep waters and slow healers.
Family and friends are everything to Cancer and when a loved one is lost they will grieve for a long, long time. They tend to see that person everywhere and need to mark anniversaries with rituals and stories. Because they feel loss so deeply it is pointless trying to rush them through sadness. Provide them with a lot of time and be a good listener – things will eventually get better.
Gemini: if I talk fast enough the sadness will disappear.
Gemini is usually good at navigating chaos but sometimes they can attempt too much too quickly and drop from exhaustion and burnout. This will usually happen with a crash and the ensuing sadness is loud and inconsolable. Put them to bed and rest them for a few days – they should come good by the weekend.
Leo: don’t touch their things please!
The Leo personality loves to own beautiful things and they are proud of the life they’ve built. When one of their prized possessions get damaged or stolen they feel betrayed and disappointed. They also hate being ripped off which can result in lose of pride and feelings of sadness. Leo’s blues are angry and full of disbelief that anyone could treat them so appallingly. Usually self worth eventually kicks back in though and they coax themselves back into happiness.
Virgo: please clean this mess up it’s making me sad!
Virgo can be control freaks and they like everything just so. They hate half-assed plans and untidiness. When things get messy and Virgo is no longer in charge of their environment – sadness overwhelms them. In response they will often shut down and become physically ill – migraines and tummy aches are common symptoms of Virgo blues.
Libra: it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to – and then be happy tomorrow.
Sometimes it seems like Libra is always able to keep their emotions under control and things in perspective. Much will make them sad – but it’s momentary. In response to sadness Libra will have a good – if somewhat embarrassing loud cry – blow their nose and then get on with spreading happiness throughout the universe.
Scorpio: don’t push me cause I’m close to the edge.
To the Scorpio personality, brooding and sadness are the same thing and they love both – in fact the darker things in life often peak their interest. Deeply romantic, they will dwell over lost and unrequited loves and weep elegantly over the terrible beauty of natural disasters. When Scorpios normal melancholy becomes a matter of concern friends may notice signs of self harm or a growing fondness for hallucinogenics – that may be time to suggest rehab.
Sagittarius: what’s so funny about that
Sagittarius is a natural skeptic – and that’s why they can poke fun at just about everything in the universe. Humor is their safety valve. Sagittarius falls into sadness when an event or person is so terrible that even the blackest of humor cannot be applied. Sagittarius will go unnaturally quite and need time to process and search for their lost funny bone.
Capricorn: what happened to my five year plan?
Capricorn is a hard task master – particularly on themselves. They visualize and plan well and know exactly where they want to be in ten years. Sadness arises when the plan is not fulfilled or a loved one refuses to offer support. If Capricorn feels that success has passed them by – sadness and bitterness set in. They need to get back on the horse and create another plan as soon as possible.
Aquarius: stop the world, I want to get off!
Aquarians are often gypsy like – not tied to one place or person – when you push them to commit or conform they become sad and starved of oxygen. Their sadness manifests itself in loss of appetite and disinterest in the world at large. The best tactic to get this sign out of a sadness hump is to send them on a holiday where they can indulge their wanderlust and roam free. With luck they’ll return to you – eventually.
Pisces: why do I keep making the same mistakes over and over again?
Pisces make themselves sad. This sign has a propensity to revisit destructive behaviors and self- sabotage relationships – then they beat themselves up for not being able to change and end up sad and angry. But they can and do change – it just takes 1 to a trillion attempts. Hold them when they are sad and don’t judge their dodgy choices.