We all feel a little sad or blue from time to time, but when that sadness lasts for a long time, it can turn into depression that can leave us wallowing in a pit of despair. However, sadness is a natural human emotion and we all experience it differently.
We all know how our zodiac signs affect our positive and negative traits, but we also know that we all react differently depending on the situation. Each sign of the zodiac handles sadness and depression in their own unique way which is why when you are feeling down, you may relate to some people better than others. How does your star sign express sadness?.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Strong-willed, impulsive, and ambitious, Aries tends to take a big tumble when sadness hits. When they feel like they're losing control over their lives, they can become extremely aggressive and even more impulsive. When an Aries is sad and depressed, they become less enthusiastic and they don't get worked up about little things that would normally make them angry.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Represented by the bull, Taurus has both physical and mental strength. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that when Taureans become sad they have a tendency to isolate themselves from others. Even though Taurus is a very outgoing sign, when they're sad they feel helpless, too lethargic to do anything or may binge-eat. Not the most patient of signs, sadness makes them even more irritable and intolerant of others.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Versatile, adaptable, and quick-witted Gemini are popular party guests and social butterflies. But when sadness hits them, Geminis can become silent, distracted, and start to over-think everything. Easily bored, Gemini finds sadness intolerable and becomes silent instead of trying to deal with these negative feelings.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
As a very emotional sign, Cancer always puts people at the top of their list. They're often crying over silly and insignificant things because they tend to experience emotions deeply. Times of sadness may feel especially heavy for this zodiac sign and can often manifest in physical symptoms, such as stomach aches, making them sick with sadness until they can calm themselves down.
Leo (July 23 – Aug 22)
Bold, courageous, and daring, Leo is not the one to hide or shy away from emotions, even unpleasant ones such as stress or sadness. But when sadness strikes, you can expect big emotions from Leo, which means that they will become a martyr to get what they want. Needy and short-tempered, a sad Leo may act or say things that will hurt the people around them.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
The perfectionist nature of Virgo can lead to being over-critical and analytical of situations. When a Virgo is sad and depressed, they can become impulsive, blunt, and unresponsive in conversations. Sad Virgos will disconnect with their feelings by engaging in actions compulsively and may become pessimistic and mean, making it impossible to get through them when they're depressed.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
One of the most balanced signs, when Libras experience depression and sadness they can become moody, unstable, with a reduced need to socialize. They can show signs of helplessness although, they will try their best to stay happy and calm. Libra always puts others before themselves, so even when they're sad they will try to hide their feelings if that means they will keep those around them happy.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Bold and passionate, Scorpio likes nothing better than a lively debate but when feelings turn negative, they become hostile and isolated. They may have mood swings that will take their loved ones by surprise. Scorpios exhibit paranoid behavior, so it can be hard for them to keep these feelings in.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Sagittarius is very energetic, intelligent, quick-witted, and a sign that enjoys mental challenges of all kinds - apart from negative emotions like sadness and depression. They will become serious, tense, and less tolerant when feeling low or depressed. These changes in Sagittarius are so easy to spot, so these individuals will need help to reduce their stress and anxiety.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Capricorn is determined, disciplined, and a responsible sign that is known to have very good self-control. However, when experiencing sadness, they may feel pessimistic, hopeless and start to over think too much. When sad, Capricorn can become almost hyper-vigilant and they will only say or do something because it is expected of them, so it may take some time for someone born under this sign to get back to their old self.
Aquarius (January 21 - February 18)
Sociable, independent, and a collector-of-friends, Aquarius finds it difficult to process feelings of sadness, heartbreak, and other negative feelings. Expect to see a significant change in their behavior, such as becoming isolated, silent, and uneasy, as well as detaching themselves from their emotions, even when they give outward signs of being happy.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Content to remain in the shadows, Pisces is a deeply emotional sign and that means when sadness hits, they may become stuck in negative emotions. Pisceans may become pessimistic, anxious, blame themselves for everything and remember all the bad things that ever happened to them. Whenever they feel sad, they will become isolated in an attempt to cope with this giant wave of negative emotion.