Using astrology can be a fun way to figure out what certain people want.
In fact, many people still believe in this subject and look into the zodiac signs for fun or advice.
Depending on how you view astrology, you might have different reactions to what I’m about to tell you.
But rest assured, it won’t be anything that you have already heard or read about the zodiac signs.
I mean it’s almost general knowledge that the Sagittarians cannot live without freedom and the Scorpios without passion.
But do we know the deepest needs of these zodiac signs? We don’t talk about them as much, and when we do, it’s usually the same stuff that you can find with a mere Google search!
That’s troubling because knowing our needs and those of others can truly help us out understand why we do the things we do.
It helps us understand why we get triggered by certain things and why we fall for certain people.
Some of these needs that these signs have can actually contribute to a fulfilling marriage. For instance, Virgos need to have respect for their partner and vice versa.
Similarly, those who study marriages and relationships would tell you that mutual respect is essential to have in order to build a successful relationship.
So let’s find out the deepest needs of each horoscope sign that no one talk about, per astrology.
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Sure, we all know that Aries love adventures and are very independent. But did you know that absolutely NEED a quest to pursue? That’s right. These people being the first sign in the zodiac wheel need to lead and pursue something … anything!
It can be a goal, dream or even a lover. As long as there is a chance of finally attaining what they are pursuing, an Aries will feel energized and motivated.
That’s another thing; they need to feel motivated. They are the kind of people who need to have something to do, somewhere to be.
An Aries can get pretty sad if he or she doesn’t have to feel like they have anything exciting to live for.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus loves valuable things. But this is not only because the expensive stuff is beautiful and is of better quality but because they relish in the value of things. Before my beautiful Taureans start getting mad at me, just hear me out!
Taurus’s deepest need is feeling valued. Nothing makes them feel as giddy with joy as when they find out that they are valued by someone.
So when they buy or receive an expensive gift, deep down they understand that this is a sign that they are valuable just like the expensive object.
Sure, it might sound superficial to some people, but this is just their love language. It does not mean that they value materialistic things above all else, although some of them might.
It’s just part of their love language, as are physical affection and quality time. Basically, anything that makes them feel like they’re valuable to you would fulfill their deepest need!
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Geminis’ sign is symbolized by twins. Perhaps that’s why they have many sides to them and a thousand thoughts are swimming in their heads! For this reason, their deepest need is to feel understood.
Gemini is one of those signs that pretty much everyone has an opinion about. Some think they are shallow, whereas others love their witty banters. But few get to truly understand a Gemini.
Because they think so much, they can be prone to changing their ideas and opinions often, which gives them a bad reputation.
Most people just don’t have that patience to dig deep into the Geminis’ psyche to understand why they think the way they do. That is why Geminis grow up with this hidden wound from being misjudged and really love it when someone finally understands them.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
A Cancer’s deepest need is to feel secure in all areas of life. It’s an emotional sign, so naturally, it wants to feel emotional security. However, it also needs to feel financially secure and starts working towards that goal pretty early in life.
It’s surprising how many people don’t notice Cancer’s ambition but it’s definitely there. They are usually the ones who are probably not voted as “Most likely to succeed in High School” but surprise everyone when they do later on in life.
It’s because their love for the secure nest drives them to work hard in life. Added to that is the fact that it’s a cardinal sign, which gives them leadership abilities.
That is why telling your Cancer that you have no goals or that you don’t know how you’re going to pay your next month’s rent is NEVER a good idea!
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Leos want admiration, but they crave appreciation. It’s true- their hatred for criticism actually stems from their need for appreciation.
Ask any Leo, they’ll tell you that nothing makes them happier than hearing their close ones tell them exactly why they are loved. A simple thank you note can brighten their day.
Words of affirmation are like aphrodisiacs to the Leos. In fact, these lions purr when they are told that someone has noticed their kindness and love them for it!
Therefore, to keep any Leo happy over a long period of time, you should never take them for granted. And be as generous with those compliments as they are with pretty much everything they have!
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
These perfectionists are actually terrified of others’ criticism and hence need frequent boosts to their self-esteem.
But oddly enough they can be pretty critical when it comes to others’ flaws, which might lead some to conclude that they are hypocritical.
The thing is, though, they are usually very self-critical. In fact, they probably criticize themselves more often than they criticize others! That is why they need to feel a little liberated from their high standards every once in a while.
Their deepest need, therefore, is to feel relaxed in certain situations and that usually for them comes from having high self-esteem. You can see it when they get extremely happy after doing their job well.
Or, when they have organized everything around the house, they have a certain glow not just because they hate messy surroundings, but also because cleanliness is a sign of godliness!
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
We all know that Libras value relationships and equality. But a Libra’s primary need is to feel accepted.
They are usually social creatures and any form of discord or disharmony in social situations make them ill.
They especially don’t like it when they feel like someone doesn’t like them or when they’ve committed a faux pas. Libras can actually get embarrassed very easily in these situations.
So not being invited to a party at a friend’s place or being ignored in a social situation can seem insulting and hurtful to them.
But they can feel their needs have been met after connecting with a stranger or having fun in a social event because it usually makes them feel accepted.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio’s deepest need is having someone on their side. Finding that support from someone can do wonders to a Scorpio’s intensely emotional life.
These people often feel like they are alone in this world. They are often watching out, even waiting, for others to betray them.
Scorpios’ deep fear of betrayal gives birth to this deep need for emotional support.
They often get it from someone close to them. Perhaps their mom or sibling. Sometimes, their dreams get fulfilled and their significant other protects them, creating a safe space for them to analyze their darkest fears.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarians value trust and honesty more than anything else. Some might even argue that they hold these dearer than their precious freedom!
So a Sagittarius’s deepest need is to be able to trust and trusted.
Just imply that you don’t trust your Sagittarius and you’ll see those verbal arrows coming at you!
These people are perhaps the most honest of the bunch, sometimes even at the expense of others! This can make them unpopular in certain circles, but these people usually don’t care.
Their quest for truth makes them confront all sorts of unpleasant facts about life and themselves. But they are not the ones to back off.
They just need to feel that they can place their trust in you, in themselves, and in the universe to finally reveal what’s true. In order for that to happen, they need to stay as honest as they can and love the honesty of others… no matter the consequences!
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Everyone knows that Capricorns yearn for success in their chosen field. But only close ones know that this usually come from the fact that their deepest need is to be admired by others.
This is one of those signs that would never forgive or forget a snub. They hate to feel disrespected in any way.
Success is usually the easiest way to gain respect and admiration in our society and Capricorns waste no time to start building their empires. Sometimes their workaholic natures may lead people to believe that they care about nothing except for money and work. But this isn’t always true.
Also, beneath the cold exterior, they actually care a lot about what people think of them. So they take great measures to appear perfect. This, also, is related to their deep need of people’s admiration.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarian’s deepest need is to feel accepted for who they are. These water-bearers feel universal love and are accepting of everyone’s idiosyncrasies. But in turn, they need the same.
They want people to at least not reject them because of their radical ideas. Due to their progressive thinking, others might sometimes not understand where they are coming from or be unable to relate to them.
But in these instances, it’s better to hear them out and not cut them off. Also, one should never try to change an Aquarius because this will feel like rejection to them.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces deepest need is to feel unconditional love. They need to feel it for someone and vice versa.
They mostly live in an imaginary world that is perfect and full of love. So whenever this perception gets threatened by others’ thoughtless or cruel situations, they start panicking. They eventually retreat and refuse to face reality.
In such situations, feeling unconditional love for someone or feeling unconditionally loved by someone can soothe them. The world frequently overwhelms them, which is why the presence of unconditional love is necessary for them.
Mehruba Chowdhury is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.