You go through these blogs about zodiac signs and horoscope and wonder, “I’m not like that at all!”. The truth is that zodiac signs alone do not govern our entire personality. There are a number of other stars that are in play when assessing a person. On top of that your life experiences matter a great deal in this kind of a study. Thus, making it difficult to fit each human being on this planet in one of the 12 zodiac molds. The reason why we focus so much on the zodiac is that sun is the closest and most powerful of all the celestial bodies near the earth. Sometimes, we just don’t interpret certain characteristics of a zodiac the right way. More often than not, these are based on the observations made by others rather than the person themselves, which leads to a lot of stereotypes about each zodiac. Thus, to give a voice and perspective to each zodiac, here’s a blog on What People Think Each Zodiac Sign Is Like Vs. What They’re Really Like.
(March 21st – April 19th)
The confident exterior of this zodiac is a farce. You walk into a room filled with people and you’ll see the Aries attracting all eyes in the room. One comes back with an impression of a confident, sometimes arrogant, person, but the truth is far from that. Just like a baby, the Aries feed on attention. The moment someone shatters this façade they have built around themselves, they shrivel up in a corner. Aries is always conscious of what others think of them which can border on insecurity. They seem like they are always looking for new adventures but that too is a part of their insecurity. This zodiac doesn’t want to stay stuck in one place forever and become obsolete. Thus, they always keep adding something or the other to their lives in an attempt to stay updated.
(April 20th – May 20th)
It seems like this zodiac has it all figured out. They do to some extent. But this independent, know-it-all persona isn’t quite what we all assume it must be like. The thing about Taureans is that they struggle really hard to get to where they want to be. Just knowing what they want to do with life is not the key to getting there. Because they seem so independent they often don’t get help when they need it most. Taureans have to go through all their struggles with no help from outside. Another stereotype that follows Taureans all through their lives is their image of a stubborn bull. It’s not that they want people to follow what they have to say to maintain their dominance. They want the best for their loved ones. When they feel something is right for their loved ones, they make sure that is followed to prevent any harm.
(May 21st – June 20th)
Geminis are very sociable and that’s no stereotype there. It just is the way it is. However, people assume that all this partying and seeking fun all the time is a testament to a shallow human being. Add to that the fact that they have a hard time with a long-term commitment to relationships and the stereotype that Gemini is a superficial human being finds more ground. The truth is that the people of this zodiac spend a lot of time with things that can help them grow as a person. They read books, stay updated on all the latest news, have a diverse range of hobbies, and are very talented jack of all trades. They do have a hard time settling down with someone but that is because they don’t just want to commit to anything. When the right person for them would come around the Gemini will be ready to start the next chapter of their life. Till then they want to live their life to the fullest.
(June 21st – July 22nd)
Cancerians are the nicest of friends who will always be there for you no matter what. But maybe you shouldn’t push it too much. The people of this zodiac don’t mind being the first responders to your emotional crisis, but they won’t mind if you choose someone else over them. Think about it! Just because someone is nice to you in your trying times does not mean you burden them with everything that goes wrong with your life. Next comes the assumption that Cancerians are cry-babies. Yes, they are a little more sensitive as opposed to other zodiac signs but they are not pushovers. You can’t play with their emotions all the time and then expect for things to be all right. Nor can you justify your actions by pointing out that they take everything to heart. As the Cancerian gets older, they become more aware of the harsh reality around them. Then they start losing many of their traits that make you believe you only need to use them as per your needs.
(July 23rd – August 22nd)
A Leo walks into the room and heads turn. People often believe that this is the sign of superstars. All the most famous people in the world, especially in the glamour world, are mistakenly believed the be born under this zodiac. So, yes, while you are right about them exuding confidence in their every move and being at the top of their game all the time, the truth is far from that. It’s because they have such high expectations from life that they fear falling behind. They try to keep up with all the latest developments around them be it social, technological or fashion-related. They know that if they slack they might never be able to pick up again. So, they try to connect with all the right people and make all the bold moves just to not get lost.
(August 23rd – September 22nd)
The Perfectionist. Isn’t that what comes to mind when you think about a Virgo. I mean they know what they want from life, they know how to do things right, and they are very rarely wrong about anything. Th smartest and most confident of all zodiac signs. Right? Wrong! Virgos have an idea of what is right but that doesn’t mean they were born this way. They criticise their every move which makes them develop a very low self-esteem. Because they know their faults they work extra hard to set them straight but there’s always more about themselves that they feel the need to change. The people of this zodiac just cannot accept themselves for who they are. This makes it very hard for them to live their life freely.
(September 23rd – October 22nd)
Libras are so kind that one might see them giving it all up to seek enlightenment at one point in life. It is true. They love to help those around them and maintain happiness and peace. But that does not mean that you need to keep them above the materialistic attachments in life. Neither can you take them for pushovers who would agree with everything you have to say? Librans are very good leaders. They know how to get things done even in a diverse crowd. They are also very conscious of their physical appearance. They want to look their best in photos or whenever they step out of their homes. Don’t think they’ll put up with whatever you throw at them. They might not like hurting people, but they don’t appreciate putting up with shit either.
(October 23rd – November 21st)
You think of the Scorpions in your life and the first thing that comes to your mind is hypocrisy. This has to be the craziest of all zodiac signs. What with them always creating a drama about their emotions and being sensitive about anything that goes wrong with their life. You might want to tell them to get their shit together. But the truth is far from that. From a young age, Scorpions learn to keep their feelings pent up inside them. This makes childhood very hard for them. What they get because of this makes them very sensitive towards everything around them. So, not only do they not take crap from others, they inspire those around them to stand their ground as well. Scorpions are about strength.
(November 22nd – December 21st)
Reading about this zodiac sign may make you feel like these are some of the coolest people on the planet. When you meet someone who knows a Sagittarius, albeit, from a distance, they’ll tell you a very different story. Often this zodiac comes across as a rude, mean and cranky sign. They don’t really have a very nice way of putting things which makes them seem like a very selfish sign. Always thinking only of themselves with no regard to those around them. The truth is, they don’t like to be pinned down by the expectations of the society. Sugar-coating what they think seems like a part of that routine. They do move from place to place taking so many people in their stride and dropping them as they move on. But they cherish every meeting and encounter. This ever-moving nature of theirs does leave them feeling lonely at times, but they just can’t express themselves right.
(December 22nd – January 19th)
You look at a Capricorn and go this is what all human beings should be like. The more emotional signs who believe in family values probably take pity on the people of this zodiac. But no one can deny that no other sign is as hard-working as a Capricorn. So much so that they border on being robots when it comes to the people in their life. That is not true at all. Like many other zodiac signs, Capricorns have a hard time expressing their feelings. So, they engross themselves in their work to avoid such encounters. They are very concerned about the people in their life which is why they can’t bear letting them down. While this zodiac is unable to express their emotions the only way they know of doing so is through work. They always strive for success so that they can meet the expectations of their loved ones.
(January 20th – February 18th)
Aquarians are always the ones standing out. They are so unique that no one Aquarian will ever be similar to another, except for the fact that they are strangers to the rest of the human population. And they enjoy being different. They don’t bend to the pressure to conform to someone they are not. But is it all so easy for them all the time? The truth is far from that. While Aquarians are very different from the crowd, they don’t often enjoy being singled out when everyone else fits in so perfectly. They work really hard to find common ground with those around them, quite unsuccessfully of course. They are often misinterpreted and that leads to a lot of distress. Some who accept their fate work extra hard to keep up the out-of-this-world façade.
(February 19th – March 20th)
If you are not someone who likes a lot of drama, you will avoid being friends with a Piscean. Always whining about how life and people are unfair, for all their wisdom, this zodiac seems to be a crybaby. Their extra sensitivity to everything around them makes one wonder why can’t the just take things for what they are and not think too much of it? However, that is all you need in a friend. More often than not, Pisceans are the shoulder you can cry on. Their sensitivity makes them very understanding towards the pain felt by others. They spend so much of their energy on the things around them, trying to grasp every perspective that circulates. This makes them very wise about so much that it’s almost too much for one person.