9. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
The mutable fire sign Sagittarius is upbeat, optimistic and full of life! They feel it’s their responsibility to present a positive and cheerful attitude to the world that can lighten up those who feel gloomy.
Does this mean they never get depressed? Of course, they do– it’s just that they don’t dwell in depression for long. When they feel negative, they try their best to hide it from others and recover on their own. They find pleasure in the little things in life to combat depressing thoughts.
Sagittarians have excitable natures and hate downers. They bring with them joyful vibes, which is one of the key reasons people flock to them.
10. CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Ruled by Saturn, Capricorns make the most pessimistic zodiac out of the twelve signs. In general, they float just above the realm of depression and easily become downbeat and negative. Their downer state is pretty much self-imposed. It stems from the fact that Capricorns always look for guarantee before taking any action in life.
The philosophy of the Goat is making sure things are steady in life, they avoid risks and want to be absolutely certain before taking any step. This is the main cause of their depression. Life is full of unexpected turns and outcomes and the stable Capricorns find it difficult to give in to life’s spontaneity.
They also like to shoulder all the responsibilities themselves and can’t trust others to do things the way they want them done. So the fix for their depression lies in loosening up a little, learning to let go, and surrounding themselves with people they can trust.
11. AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
It is not common to find a downcast Aquarian. Being an air sign they like to live life with a light-hearted and excited mindset. They take interest in new things and hardly ever get bored. Also, they are hard-headed and don’t waste energy by feeling bad about things.
Aquarians, in general, are very progressive and advanced. They are hard to read. Not everyone understands their ideas that are way ahead of times, making them feel like aliens among their own people. This leaves them feeling lonely and helpless. For them, the best way to prevent depressed thoughts is to be in the company of like-minded people sharing similar ideals.
12. PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
No other zodiac can suffer silently like the Pisces– this stems from their innate nature to not want to burden and hurt others. They are compassionate, selfless souls. They will wallow in sorrow yet not say a word because they don’t want to create a scene and disturb anyone. The root cause of their depression is their fascination with sacrifice– they will not stand up for their own rights but instead choose to suffer.
They should just focus on being happy in life instead of wanting to bear the entire world’s responsibility on their shoulders. Don’t put up walls and ignore what’s bothering you, confide in others and most importantly, fight off the victim mentality.
- The “male” or odd-numbered signs which are either Fire or Air do not tend toward depression.
- The “female” or even-numbered signs which are either Earth or Water tend toward depression.
(1) Aries, (3) Gemini, (5) Leo, (7) Libra, (9) Sagittarius, (11) Aquarius (4) Cancer, (8) Scorpio, (10) Capricorn, (12) Pisces
Exceptions: (2) Taurus & (6) Virgo
If you have ever battled depression, let me know how similar your natural tendencies to deal with depression match the description of your zodiac sign. Start a discussion in the comment section below.