Not being able to sleep peacefully is something that irritates most of us. Have you ever tried sleeping but couldn’t because you had too many thoughts racing through your mind? Don’t worry, you are not alone.
Everyone has a different set of issues that keep them awake at night. It could be your career, a big event coming up, or a fight you had with your partner. Even if we don’t have anxiety, there are a lot of things going on in our heads. You spend the entire night staying awake thinking about all that has been caused to you.
Do you want to find out which are the thoughts that keep you up at night based on the zodiac signs?
Here are the thoughts that keep the zodiac signs awake at night:
1. Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You think too much about the extremes that may happen in your life.
Among the zodiac signs, Aries is passionate and determined but gets exhausted by unnecessary things like your struggle with the concept that life has a series of gray areas. You have a tendency to see things in black and white. For example, if you have an interview, you can predict that it will either go well or terribly. You refuse to accept that a gray area exists.
You worry a lot, and you even worry that you’re wrong about something that doesn’t have a clear answer. You’re awake at all hours of the night wondering what decision you should have taken. You must learn to relax and breathe, not everything is the way you think it is, there are shades of gray, and you must accept that a few things cannot be changed to live a peaceful existence.
2. Taurus (April 20 – May 21)
The thought of not being consistent or stable in life.
Taureans are earth signs. You are known to be intelligent and hardworking, but at times you come across as someone stubborn. You are someone who obsesses over how stable your life should be.
You need people to tell you that things will be better in your life. But isn’t that how life is sometimes? Life will always be difficult, with too many ups and downs.
We understand that thinking about reality makes you nervous. Who doesn’t want a life that is perfect and stable? It’s not as easy as it seems. You must take into account that life is uncertain and not every day is the same but, while you’re at it, live life to the fullest.
3. Gemini (May 22 – June 21)
You don’t want to be controlled in life.
As an air element, Geminis are known to be free-spirited. You have an outgoing personality, and you easily adapt to your surroundings. You come off as someone who cannot be fixated on a monotonous life, as you love to explore.
However, there are times when you’re indecisive. Even in your relationships, the thought of being controlled by others keeps you awake at night. Whenever you think that you are being controlled or when you feel you are compelled to limit yourself, it irritates you to the point that you might want to take a break from them.
Nobody wishes to be controlled, take breaks from relationships that stress you out. You will find yourself at peace and less cranky.
4. Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
The scary thought that your partner might leave you.
Cancer among the zodiac signs has the element of water, which means that like the waves of water, you too have ever-changing emotions. You are protective of your loved ones, caring and sometimes too sensitive. Being sensitive is not a bad thing, but you are quite needy and constantly crave attention from those you love.
The thought that keeps you awake at night is that they might not stick around for long, leave you in despair, or that you may lose connections with other people. You shouldn’t be dependent on others for your happiness. Yes, having loved ones is important but, they don’t complete us. We as human beings are capable of feeling complete, even without others.
5. Leo (July 23 – August 22)
The thought that you will never succeed, and will only fail.
A fire sign Leo represents the Lion. You are passionate and courageous however, you have pride, you hold yourself to such a high standard that you often find yourself thinking, “What if I fail?” Since being in the spotlight is something you love and you’ve always been an overachiever, thoughts like these often make you feel frustrated and keeps you awake at night.
Being confident is great but never be egotistical, even if you face challenging situations. You know that those who care for you will always help you overcome them.
6. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
The thought of being emotionally vulnerable often freaks you out.
As an earth sign, Virgos have a logical approach to life. Whenever you perform a task, you do it with perfection.
However, when it comes to your personal, involving family and your partner, you tend to be a bit cautious. Your main goal in life is your career and you don’t want to be vulnerable over feelings or acts of love. It is not that you don’t want to be loved but the thought of opening up to someone or being emotionally vulnerable is something you ponder upon late at night.
It is perfectly okay for you to fall in love and desire a relationship, it doesn’t make you weak and like the Priest from Fleabag said, “It takes strength to know what’s right. And love isn’t something that weak people do.”
7. Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Overthinking about any situation in your life.
As a Libra, your element is air, which indicates how open-minded you are. You have a warm personality and get along well with others. However, you overthink, causing you to analyze situations in your life in such a way that you begin to feel sorry for yourself. You have a habit of exaggerating things, and you fantasise about how you could have done things differently while up at night.
You must understand that an action caused by you cannot be changed; what has been done is done. All you can do is learn from your mistakes and try not to make them again. Dwelling on the past will not help you.
8. Scorpio (October 23 – November 22)
The thought of others knowing about your personal life and your vulnerabilities.
As a Scorpio, your element is Water. You are intuitive, goal-oriented, and adaptable in even the most difficult of situations. Some of your traits make you a highly dependable person. However, you are secretive about your personal life. Hence, that one thought that keeps you awake is probably when others might get to know about your personal life. You hate being predictable and get annoyed if people begin to read you.
You are a private person who likes to keep yourself guarded. It makes you nervous that you may have revealed too much about yourself. Don’t be afraid! It is perfectly fine to open up to those you trust.
9. Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)
Your lack of patience and over eager nature.
As a Sagittarius, you are optimistic and enjoy your independence. You are possibly the most impulsive of all the zodiac signs. However, you lack patience in many ways, which is a major reason that keeps you awake at night. As a child, if you had a school excursion the next day, you would be so excited and impatient that you would most likely not sleep at all.
You can be a little too energetic at times, for instance, if a friend texts you and says she has something to tell you, you’ll probably pester her to get the information. You can’t wait for them to tell you, because you’re so inquisitive. Learn to be patient about things in life!
10. Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Your lofty and overly ambitious career goals.
Capricorns have a down-to-earth personality and are probably the most ambitious/ hard-working among all the zodiac signs. So it’s plausible to say that one thing that keeps you awake at night is your career goals and future. You have the tendency of thinking about your aims and goals mostly at night when you’re going to sleep. You want to make it big in life.
However, you also need to accept that achieving your goals and dreams will take time. It doesn’t happen overnight. So, take a deep breath and relax. You will definitely succeed if you have a calm and confident mind.
11. Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Questions and deep meanings about life.
As an Aquarian you are independent, think critically yet have an imaginative mind, and ponder upon life and whether there’s a meaning to it.
You contemplate life and seek answers to questions like, “what is the purpose of life?”, such thoughts keep you awake at night. Usually, you aren’t impatient or have an overthinking mind, you are unique in your own way. It is perfectly normal to have some depth and understanding about life. The universe is vast, and such thoughts are fascinating. You shouldn’t be concerned about having an imaginative mind!
12. Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Being criticized keeps you awake at night.
Among the zodiac signs, as a Pisces, you are quite creative, generous, and emotional. However, being emotional sometimes gets the better of you. You cannot handle criticism even if it’s for your own good.
For instance, if a friend tells you that you aren’t giving your 100% in work, you become upset and think about it the entire time. Even though you know that is for your own good.
Being emotional is a good thing but, you need to learn to handle criticism and work on yourself and not lose sleep about it.
How can you get closure from these thoughts?
As easy as it sounds, letting go of thoughts is a difficult thing to do. There are many ways in which you can help yourself, for instance, you can write your thoughts in your journal or diary and try to work on them.
You will also need to stop blaming yourself for things you have no control over. Lastly, channel your energy by reading a book or watching films that make you feel light and happy.