“Intense” is a word that doesn’t go down lightly. When you are described as “intense,” it’s usually because whoever is describing you can’t deal with you or your passion. Men call women intense when they don’t understand them; the word itself is a way of putting someone off.
While intensity can be a very good thing, especially when it comes to ambition or focus, many people run for the hills when they feel they are dealing with a human being that is “too intense.” And when we bring astrology into the mix, things get even more complicated.
In love and courtship, intensity happens as well, and some of us tend to go a little too far, for the sake of our partner. We don’t just fall in love — we become obsessed. That’s exactly what happens with the zodiac signs who have intense feelings for their partner.
We don’t just want loyalty, we want a contract that guarantees it. Those who has intense feelings aren’t just about partnership; they’re about ownership. Intensity, in a lover, can be just as oppressive as it is impressive.
While it’s nice to have someone go crazy for you, it becomes way not nice when that person has thrown the intensity switch on, and now you’re coming home to the ol’ bunny in the soup pot routine. Intense love relationships can go wrong — that’s how we get expressions (and movies) like “fatal attraction.”
1. TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Ride or die is the Taurus way, and if you can’t play with fire, then you aren’t going to play with Taurus. They will kill for you, and that’s not an exaggeration.
Taurus isn’t playing when it comes to emotional bonding. If they know you as “theirs,” then that’s it — you are owned. No one will give you better presents, better love and better emotional support than Taurus, but betray their trust, and you will sign your own death certificate ahead of your time.
2. LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Leo is just too intense altogether, but when it comes to partnership, it’s definitely their way or the highway. Romance with Leo is intense, but not in the way you might expect, which would be the assumption that they are great lovers and amazing gift-givers.
What they are, are bosses who run the relationship their way. Things get real tight with Leo after about a month into the partnership. You may want to bail before you even set out on a first date. Go for the sex, get out before the personality takes over.
3. GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
This sign romanticizes the idea of love, while kicking back and watching everyone else do it. They can fall in love, but they have a certain kind of intensity and it’s very specific: they need to save you. They will focus in on all of your flaws and make you feel you need to be saved, which makes them your knight in shining armor… in their minds.
They don’t fall in love with you — they fall in love with the idea of having you adore them for all the good they do for you, which is questionable at best. The truth is, Gemini is way too intense to partner with, as they don’t want you unless you are a mess.
4. SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
Everything about Scorpio is intense, and when it comes to romance and partnership, fuggedaboudit! This sign is both intense and insane. Face it, if you are in a relationship with a Scorpio, you are going to feel pain, be it emotional or physical.
But get this: that’s what they want. They want your pain, they feel good in your pain, and it only leads to them wanting more and more. They are addicted to you being upset, and if that doesn’t say “a little more intense than I bargained for,” I don’t know what to tell you.
Scorpio may know how to show you a good time, but holy smokes, they sure know how to show you a bad time as well.
5. ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Egads, watch out! Aries is the sign that is the most “fatal attraction” of them all. Expect to be outed. Should you cross an Aries during the relationship, you will have your every secret revealed publicly. They will post your private photos for all to see and they will laugh at your pain; in fact, they’ll make sure all you know is pain.
And why? Because they loved you so, so much. If you get involved with an intense Aries, you will never have another day of peace for the rest of your life. It could be good, but, oh boy, it could be very, very bad.
6. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
This sign is so loyal and dedicated that it’s impossible to believe. They are the champions of love, and when they fall for someone, they practically give up their life for that person, which can be a tad burdensome for the one who all of this is done for.
Sagittarius is called “intense” for merely sitting on a couch in silence. Imagine what it’s like to be loved by one? It’s very hard to love someone who sees you as perfect. And that is what Sagittarius does: they idolize their lovers and that puts way too much stress on a relationship.
Ruby Miranda is a New Yorker who learned astrology, I Ching and all types of cartomancy and numerology from her crazy, gypsy mother. She currently writes for a wide range of esoteric publications.