The modern lifestyle is full of stress, competition, and numerous other triggers of depression. No wonder, research shows that more than 17 million adults in the US have experienced at least one major depressive episode. When you have to deal with depression, each day feels like a big struggle– it’s hard to deal with the drastic mood changes and the loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed. But the positive news is, you can take the help of your zodiac sign to find out specific ways to deal with depression as per your personality.
How, you ask? Well, the subject of astrology uses complex methods to describe the intricate patterns of our psyches. Hence, it sheds light on how your zodiac sign is likely to deal with depression, which in turn, can help you overcome a downbeat mindset once and for all.
Do remember– what’s written below is general to each zodiac sign. What you experience in reality may vary to an extent because you can have other planets placed under neighboring signs, compensating for what’s said.
Here is how you deal with depression, according to your zodiac sign:
1. ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
The zesty fire sign Aries doesn’t get depressed easily, and if they do, it is usually because, for some reason, they are not being able to connect with their inner fire and passion for life.
There is risk when parents are overcautious with their Aries child, advising them not to trust their gut. This can be a serious issue because the Arian always seeks new challenges, and they need to be able to trust their instincts when they hunt for adventures that light them up. Hence, an Arian should never be over-cautioned.
If they become depressed, the best cure for them would be to get more activity and do what makes them feel inspired again. Arians are prone to depression only when they feel they don’t have anything challenging ahead of them.
Arians don’t express their depressed mindset by crying or complaining, although, they exhibit anger and aggressive behavior.
2. TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Being an earth sign, the Taurus is stable and grounded. Taureans have a steady temperament and don’t easily get excited. Hence, this earth sign exists above the realm of depression.
Taureans like things going a fixed way and hate drastic changes. If depression does get to them, there are some easy solutions for them– usually, a long bath, a yummy meal, or anything else that appeals to their senses, will help alleviate their mood. They are highly sensual people. Taureans are fond of stability when it comes to emotions, and they don’t let depression dig its wings too deep into them.
3. GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
The volatile air sign Gemini hardly ever gets depressed. Boredom is more of a nuisance in their lives. The explorative Gemini is always eager to discover new things around them, so all they need to do is give it a few minutes until they find something exciting, and the depression passes quickly.
The Gemini (especially young adults) are too immersed in finding their destinies, which seldom makes them feel as if they are looking for something in life they cannot get their hands on, leading to depression.
Gemini finds it difficult to connect with their innermost feelings, so incase disturbing memories are hiding deep inside, they are not able to identify and uproot them, instead are haunted by the thoughts. Their expression of depression is usually unexpected outbursts of angry and critical words.
But Geminis are blessed with sharp minds, which they should use to identify what’s bothering them. They don’t like facing the music, but it will be much better for their mental peace if they confront their hurts instead of evading problems.
4. CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Being one of the moodiest zodiacs of all, Cancer is vulnerable to depression. Most of the time, their trigger for depression is “nobody loves me”.
They are sentimental and sensitive people, and when they are feeling blue, Cancerians are probably drowning in an ocean of hurtful emotions. To feel better, they depend on friends who can empathize with them. But this isn’t necessarily helpful for them in the long-term. Cancerians are often overwhelmed by their sadness, they feel that they cannot cope with life’s hardships all by themselves. This mentality is quite dangerous as it can evolve into long-lasting depression.
The cure for the Crab’s gloom is surrounding themselves with supportive friends and family members. The company of fire signs, like Aries and Sagittarius, can lift their spirits and keep their feelings lighthearted. They need to make a conscious effort not to retreat into their shell and expect others to understand what’s going on inside their minds.
When the “nobody loves me” phase strikes them, they should logically ask themselves if it’s really true that so-and-so person doesn’t care for them– a genuine answer can kick them out of their doldrums.