Author: Shernide Delva
We are born at a given moment, in a givenplace and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.
Astrology is an ancient science that dates back to 4th century BC. Generally, the Babylonians are credited as being the creators of astrology. Astrology was taken very seriously at one time, however today, most people appreciate its ability to give insights into our persona. Let me preface this article by stating that if you are not into astrology, you may think this entire concept is bizarre, nonetheless it is interesting to have an open mind when it comes to concepts like this and how it relates to who we have become.
That being said, astrologers believe our astrological sign may clue to addictive behaviors we are most vulnerable to. Everyone has something that they turn to for comfort in moments of emotional imbalance. Some people have healthier addictions, others have destructive ones. For example, while one person may turn to alcohol, another person may turn to exercising. It seems like some people turn to more hardcore methods of comfort versus other people who turn to healthier releases. Why is this?
We are not quite sure, however according to the ancient science of astrology, your sign plays a major role in why you gravitate towards certain addictions. Ultimately, this information is more to open our mind to the ancient science of astrology and what astrologers believe about the way our signs define us. Perhaps your sign really does correlate with your addiction. Only one way to find out…
Astrology 101: Most Likely Addictions For Each Sign
- Aries (March 21st-April 19th):
Personality Characteristics: Spontaneous, Daring, Active, Courageous and Energetic.
Aries tend to be go-getters, independent and leaders. They also have characteristics of being stubborn and set in their ideals.
Common Addictions: Drinking and Antidepressants . Aries is a fire sign. They are very stubborn and defiant. Often, Aries relieve stress by drinking or taking antidepressants. They also are very fond of smoking. Many articles stated that due to the Aries’ stubborn nature, they have very hard time giving up their addictions.
- Taurus (April 20th-May 20th):
Personality Characteristics: Reliability, Practicality, Ambition, Sensuality, and Independence. Taurus signs tend to be one of the most stable of all the zodiac signs. Their biggest weaknesses are that they can be lazy, stubborn, materialistic and possessive at times.
Common Addictions: Food. Every article listed food as being the most common addiction with the Taurus sign. Taurus personalities have a natural love of food that can get to an addictive level. Often, the Taurus sign copes with stress by binge eating.
- Gemini (May 21st-June 20th):
Personality Characteristics: Gentle, Affectionate, Curious, Adaptable, and Fast Learners.
Common Addictions: Cigarettes and Sex. The Gemini sign is hindered by nervous energy and fear of being alone which results in many Gemini personalities using smoking as a coping mechanism. Geminis can also be adrenaline junkies who can become addicted to the high of love and sex, however they become bored easily. For this reason, they are prone to sex addiction and have a high risk of internet addiction as well.
- Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd):
Personality Characteristics: Creativity, Spontaneity, Loyalty, and Generosity. The cancer sign is a very emotional sign and they tend to want to take care of others.
Common Addictions: Pills and Booze. Unfortunately, cancer’s loyalty and emotional sensitivity can be a negative for the cancer sign. This sign is ruled by the moon which makes them a victim of their own moods. Therefore the cancer sign will try to escape their mood through their addiction. There heightened emotional intensity makes them vulnerable to tactics that numb the pain.
- Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd):
Personality Characteristics: Warm, Action-oriented and driven. Tend to love the limelight.
Common Addictions: Gambling and Infidelity. This sign was mentioned as being the center of attention. Their negative quality of thinking they are immortal makes them prone to do things in excess. They often indulge in every vice imaginable. They enjoy the thrill of big risks and the high of winning, however this makes them vulnerable to gambling addiction and being unfaithful in relationships.
- Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd):
Personality Characteristics: Super Hardworking, Loyal, Analytical, Kind, and Practical. The perfectionist sign. They are go-getters and high achievers.
Common Addictions: Pills that relax like Valium; Workaholics. Virgos were described to be uptight and obsessive compulsive if things do not go according to plain. They often take pills like valium to relax their compulsive perfectionist nature. They also tend to be very into exercise and health consciousness as they despise laziness.
- Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd):
Personality Characteristics: Kind, Gentle, Idealistic and Outgoing. Tend to be very social.
Common Addictions: Alcohol and Recreational Drugs. This sign will use any recreational drug to escape their reality. They often use alcohol to relax and to deal with their abundance of commitments. What starts off as social experimentation can lead into addictive behavior.
- Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st):
Personality Characteristics: Loyal, Passionate, Observant and Dynamic.
Common Addictions: Sex and Pornography. Every article mentioned Scorpio signs as have extremely high sex drive making them very likely to fall into sex addiction. Scorpio’s passionate and obsessive personality paired with an extremely high sex drive make them very vulnerable to a full blown sex addiction/porn addiction.
- Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st):
Personality Characteristics: Curious, Adventurous, Restless, Hard Working and Spontaneous.
Common Addictions: Exercise and Sex Addiction. Due to the Sagittarius need for perfection and desire for physical activity, it is not uncommon for a Sagittarius to be obsessed with exercise and abundance. Also not uncommon for Sagittariuses to have drinking and money problems. Sagittarius is another sign that feels immortal and want to get away with as much as possible. Hard to settle down.
- Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th):
Personality Characteristics: Ambitious, Conservative, Determined, Practical and Helpful. High desire to succeed.
Common Addictions: Shopping and Eating Disorders. The Capricorn loves success and making money however they love accumulating fancy things which can lead to overabundance and financial strain. In addition, the Capricorn can struggle with body image and is prone to exercise addiction or eating disorders. This sign is mentioned as being less prone to addiction than others.
- Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th):
Personality Characteristics: Truthfulness, Curious, Affectionate, Frank and Imaginative. Progressive and independent, tends not to get attached to much.
Common Addictions: Drug Experimentation. This sign is not likely to stick to any one drug. They are very open-minded and will try anything once. When that attitude opens up to constant drug use, it can become an addiction. This sign is not very prone to addictive behavior since they are always trying new things however if they do become addicted, it is a long battle to recovery.
- Pisces (February 19th-March 20th):
Personality Characteristics: Compassionate, Artistic, Sensitive, and Wise
Common Addictions: Alcohol or Marijuana. The Pisces sign has a very go-with-the-flow demeanor which makes marijuana a common choice. However, due to the Pisces emotional nature, often the Pisces sign will find comfort in alcohol. These sensitive souls also use drugs that help escape painful emotions like painkillers or tranquilizers.
There you have it. How accurate was this for you? Overall, it is interesting to understand how our astrological signs could play into our vulnerabilities to certain addictions.
Whether astrology relates to our addictions or not, the important thing is to admit when we need help to overcome those addictions. Just because you are vulnerable to something does not mean you are unable to overcome it. Seek help today. If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, please call toll-free 1-800-951-6135.