As we all know, nothing in the world is all black and white – almost everything we encounter in our life has a dark side, and we humans are no exception to this rule – we all are shades of gray. It is imperative that we be gray – because our lives and the events that occur in our lives cannot be classified as simple or monochromatic in any way – it is always gray and never completely black and white. When it comes to the different astrological signs or the different zodiac signs in astrology, it is also quite normal for all zodiac signs to have their own dark sides. After all, we all have our own issues that we deal with and very often, our negative personality traits can be traced back to our zodiac signs or our sun signs.
Each zodiac sign in astrology have their own dark sides – let us have a look at each of these:
The first zodiac sign in astrology, Aries is known for being the zodiac sign that resembles a fresh start, new beginnings and does not fear to initiate something when they are truly interested to begin something new. The dark side of this fiery zodiac sign is not quite dark – the only things that they gain a certain amount of notoriety for are their sudden, impulsive streaks, being overly-anxious or impatient when it comes to making decisions, and their immaturity and childishness at times – occasionally an Aries may project childish attitude or behavior towards others. Some might even call this silly behavior.
The first earth sign of the zodiac, while Taurus is determined and headstrong as an individual, it has several negative sides as well. These include stubbornness when it comes to any matter, making a decision, and being overly controlling and possessive as a partner while being in a romantic relationship with someone. Taurus people can also be extremely inflexible and can have a sanctimonious attitude at times which will bring problems and disharmony in their professional, social, and personal relationships. They might appear to be rather vain at times as well, due to their excessive materialistic desires and self-indulgence.
Gemini people are funny, flirty, hilarious at times – but their dark side is rather dangerous since they can be quite two-faced at times, especially when it is convenient for them. Gemini people have a dual personality, and their hobbies and interests cover a wide range of activities. Gemini people can go on talking or blabbering for a long time, without giving the person on the other end of the conversation any opportunity to speak or express themselves. They might even come across as cocky or arrogant at times, (even though they are actually not).
Cancerians are one of the most sensitive people of the zodiac, being water signs. They might come across as shy, timid, or reserved and might occasionally rub off people the wrong way. This is likely to backfire on them, especially if the person on the other end is an acquaintance, a colleague, or a superior at work. Cancer people are also well known for their mood swings and can get overly emotional on certain matters. It is easy to piss off a Cancer, and you are likely to witness gloomy, depressive moods for days, even weeks that follow.
The fifth sign of the zodiac, Leo stands for royalty, passion and doing everything on a large, grander scale. While standing tall as a confident and assertive persona, a Leo can seem to be quite charming on the surface but beware, they might use this charm to manipulate others and get what they want. They are also known to be exceedingly attention-seeking, condescending, and even vain at times. This cocky attitude and superiority complex can prove to be a problem for fiery Leo in their personal lives as well as their professional spheres, even though they might be the king in their very own eyes.
Virgos are perfectionists in their own ways, be it in their workplace or their neat, tidy homes. They can also secretly be extremely judgemental of people, even though they might not show it externally. These people are reserved and not quite expressive when it comes to their emotions and might seem to be not so enthusiastic or even completely disinterested when it comes to love. When Virgos become depressed, they might completely cut you off without any explanation and not communicate with anyone.
The symbol of Libra is the weighing scale and the biggest challenge that Libra has to overcome is their continuous attempt to balance things out. They focus a lot on external appearance as well, and their persona can be quite superficial at times because these people are capable of completely discarding their value systems when they need to please other people. When they do not need someone anymore or want to cut someone off from their life, they do so with brutal precision and aloofness. Being an air sign, Libra is known to be rather unemotional – although not unempathetic.
Scorpios are quite dangerous people-they are known for their venomous, vengeful, and fixated nature. They are ruthless, cruel, and unforgiving to those who have done them wrong and they are likely to have a temper. Even though the Scorpio might be silent and brooding, the emotional outburst can happen anytime and it is clearly not pretty. Once they feel hurt or betrayed, they can walk away from the person or situation involved but will hold on to the grudge for years to come – Scorpios never forget, neither they forgive. So, beware if you cross a Scorpio – they will rise from their own ashes even if you have destroyed them and will surely take their revenge on you no matter how much time has passed.
The last fire sign of the zodiac, Sagittarius is known for being impulsive, egotistical, self-indulgent, and irresponsible too. They can come across as rather blunt and even rude at times. They are not very tactful when it comes to social situations and can say things that can offend someone easily. They might also be the come across as vain “know-it-alls” who are absolutely not willing to be flexible, change their opinion on something or learn something new. This is because most Sagittarius people struggle in some way or the other when it comes to having social etiquettes.
The last earth sign of the zodiac, Capricorns are known to be workaholics, practical, pragmatic, and down-to-earth people. However, they run the risk of being rather unemotional romantic partners or even friends. They are cold and lack empathy for others. They might hold on to friendships for years simply because it benefits them in some way. In a similar manner, they can use their romantic partners as well – sometimes it becomes a mix-up between a romantic partnership and a business partnership. They love gossiping about others – and exaggerating their own problems and issues, especially after they have had a bad day. Although their organizational powers are enviable, Capricorns can become extremely controlling – be it at the workplace or in their private lives.
The non-conformist of the zodiac, Aquarians are aloof and unconventional. These people are creative, smart, and logical, and sometimes too charismatic for their own good. Living in their own head is something they are in the danger of, because they are always thinking about something. They are overly detached and unemotional, much like Capricorns but might not exactly be workaholics. In fact, some Aquarians completely despise the idea of discipline, because they do not want to be bound by rules of any sort. These are free spirits of the zodiac – but can be absent as a friend or a partner when they are needed.
Pisces, being water signs are sensitive souls, and sometimes can feel “too much” for their own good. They are overly emotional and can become dependent on others, at times even becoming annoying and clingy. The oldest sign of the zodiac, Pisces is quite gullible and prone to falling in traps laid by frauds and scammers quite frequently. They can also daydream a lot and lack a practical approach when it comes to dealing with life.
There go the 12 zodiac signs and their dark sides! While each and every individual has limitations, they have their own set of skills and individual talents that set them apart from the rest. A person is, after all, made up of both positive and negative personality traits and zodiac signs cover a limited area when it comes to personality and behavior.