The smallest things can get you down.
No one can be happy all the time. Actually, no one with a heart and a brain can be happy all the time. This has been proven by the fact that some of the greatest minds throughout history suffered from depression because life is scary and complicated.
To be happy all the time is, well… kinda creepy. But as for what causes unhappiness in people, it varies, especially for the unhappy zodiac signs. Some people can be struck down with a cruel word or a negative horoscope, while others with thicker skin need a lot more to find themselves swimming in unhappiness.
No matter the reason, everyone has that one thing, above all else, that’s the cause of their unhappiness. And astrology can clue us in to what exactly that is.
ARIES (March 21 – April 19): Losing… at anything
Want to see Aries have an epic breakdown? Beat them at anything. From races to board games to who finished their dinner first, Aries have to win. To not win isn’t just a smack in the face, but the ultimate insult to the very core of your being.
Whenever you lose, it feels like the end of the world and you’re forced to take stock in every life decision you’ve ever made.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Losing something you thought was yours
Because you’re painfully possessive, Taurus, if someone wants to swoop in and cause you a whole boatload of unhappiness, all they have to do is take something from you that you feel is yours. Whether that something is a person, a material object, or even a pen, you’ll all but spit fire at people who, as you see it, steal from you.
But just to be clear, someone borrowing your pen isn’t exactly theft.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20): Boredom
As the daredevil of the Zodiac, Gemini pretty much fall apart when bored for too long. Although you’re able to entertain yourself for a decent amount of time, thanks to your creative streak, once you’ve used up all your creative energy — and you use it up fairly fast — boredom sets in and makes you feel like a stagnant swamp.
The term “bored to tears” was probably invented by a Gemini.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22): Shallow people
It’s because you feel so deeply, Cancer, that nothing can ruin your day quite like shallow people. And if they’re uninteresting in addition to being shallow, then you’re bound to feel like you’re being punished for something you did in a past life.
Such a situation won’t just have you climbing up the walls, but ripping your hair out in chunks.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Jealousy
Well, well, well, Leo… as the most arrogant and self-involved zodiac signs, it only makes sense that jealousy doesn’t just come naturally to you, but is the absolute cause of your unhappiness.
However, the problem is that because jealousy is like second nature to you and you don’t hide it very well, you’re unhappy more than you’re happy. Which, honestly, sucks. So you might want to work on that whole jealousy thing.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Too much of everything
Although in some circles, too much is never enough (think pizza), you, Virgo, don’t agree. While you’re very organized and in ways that no other zodiac sign is, your organizational skills have a hard time keeping up when you have too much on your plate.
You’re far too easily overwhelmed, making this the number one source of your unhappiness. Not even a Xanax or two can get your emotions back on track.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Ugliness
Libra loves all things beautiful. In your perfect world, there would be no ugliness — ugliness of the physical kind and ugliness of the heart.
But dear Libra, you don’t live in a perfect world, so you can’t avoid the occasional dose of ugliness. It’s these doses, no matter how few and far between they may be, that can’t wreak havoc on your beauty-obsessed soul.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): Broken trust
Scorpio, you’re a lot of things, and one of those things is secretive. Although your reason for being secretive is sometimes petty, the fact remains that you like your privacy, you like things as they are, and should any of that be jeopardized because someone breaks your trust, you’re not likely to recover anytime soon.
In fact, you’re not likely to forgive that person ever either.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21): Negativity
For all your shortcomings, Sagittarius (and you have quite a few), where you truly excel is in being positive. You’re so positive that it’s actually infectious and others love to be around you because of it.
But it’s also because you’re so positive that negativity literally rips at your being. You see it as a cancer that needs to be snuffed out and when you’re privy to it, it doesn’t just bring you down, but floors you for days.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19): Laziness
As one of the most ambitious of the zodiac signs, for you, Capricorn, laziness is the bane of your existence. Just to know it exists makes your skin crawl and should you witness it, you have to do everything in your power not to pounce and shake some mass amounts of sense into that lazy person.
Laziness is something you’ll never understand, and it’s this lack of understanding combined with disdain that makes it such a burden on you and your chance at happiness.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Being caged
Aquarius needs to be free! Not just free of romantic attachments, but societal obligations and the world as a whole. To cage you, Aquarius, feels like a death sentence.
If you can avoid it at all possible costs, you do. But if you’re caught and caged, it will literally break your heart into hundreds of pieces.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20): Being turned away in your time of need
Because Pisces gives so much, as in you’re that friend who always offers a shoulder to cry on to anyone and everyone, it’s when you’re turned away or your feelings are dismissed that you become devastated. And you should!
It’s completely unfair to be rejected when you’ve always been there for others, but it should also be a lesson that you should only give what you get. Uneven friendships and relationships are the source of heartache.